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Top Day Trips from Byron Bay

By Viator, March 2018

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On the border of New South Wales and Queensland, Byron Bay is perfectly positioned for exploring Australia’s East Coast, with golden sands, mountainous hinterlands, and lively coastal towns all within easy reach. Here are some of the best day trips from Byron Bay.

Byron Bay Hinterlands — 16 miles (25 km) west
The Byron Bay Hinterlands make a popular choice for day tours, and there are three UNESCO World Heritage–listed national parks less than an hour’s drive from the city. Take in the natural wonders of Nightcap National Park with a rainforest walk to Minyon Falls, trek to the top of Mount Warning—the region’s highest peak—in Wollumbin National Park (formerly known as Mount Warning National Park), or venture off the beaten track on a 4WD tour of Border Ranges National Park.

Bangalow — 9 miles (15 km) southwest
Just a 15-minute drive from Byron Bay, the hinterland town of Bangalow is famous for its art galleries, laid-back atmosphere, and busy arts and crafts market, one of the best in the region. Combine a trip with a tour of the Crystal Castle in Byron Bay, a stop at the Koala Centre in Lismore, or a visit to the Cape Byron Lighthouse—the most easterly point on Australia’s mainland.

Nimbin — 40 miles (65 km) west
The little hippie town of Nimbin draws travelers far and wide looking to delve into the world of alternative living. After holding the Aquarius Festival in Nimbin back in the 1970s, many of those individuals stayed in the town, producing the colorful and laid-back vibe it exudes today.

Gold Coast — 58 miles (93 km) north
Just an hour’s drive north of Byron Bay, the Gold Coast is Queensland’s most iconic beach destination, home to resorts such as Broadbeach, Miami Beach, and Surfer’s Paradise. Theme parks include Sea World Gold Coast and Warner Bros. Movie World, and there are ample opportunities for surfing, sea kayaking, whale-watching cruises, and water sports.

Brisbane — 103 miles (166 km) southwest
Heading just another 45 minutes north past the Gold Coast, Brisbane—Queensland’s state capital—offers great dining, shopping, museums, and plenty of attractions to keep day-trippers occupied. Stroll around Southbank, visit the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art or the Brisbane Botanical Gardens, or hit the shops at Fortitude Valley or the Queen Street Mall.

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Byron Bay Hinterland Tour Including Rainforest Walk to Minyon Falls, Byron Bay, null
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Byron Bay Hinterland Tour Including Rainforest Walk to Minyon Falls

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore the natural wonders of the World Heritage-listed Nightcap National Park and take a guided rainforest walk to the base of the spectacular Minyon Falls. ...  Read more

Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $108.53
Byron Bay and Beyond Tour Including Cape Bryon Lighthouse Crystal Castle and Bangalow, Byron Bay, ... 
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Byron Bay and Beyond Tour Including Cape Bryon Lighthouse Crystal Castle and Bangalow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

When the beach, sun and surf get too much, it’s time to explore Byron Bay and beyond! The choices of what to do and see in Byron are sometimes ...  Read more

Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.96
Mount Warning Day Trip from Byron Bay Including BBQ Lunch, Byron Bay, Day Trips
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Mount Warning Day Trip from Byron Bay Including BBQ Lunch

Climb Mount Warning in the morning to reach the highest point in the region. The walk takes you through subtropical rainforest and, upon ascent, offers 360 ...  Read more

Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.34
Byron Bay Combo: Minyon Falls and Hinterland Day Trip and Learn to Surf at Byron Bay, Byron Bay, ... 
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Byron Bay Combo: Minyon Falls and Hinterland Day Trip and Learn to Surf at Byron Bay

Want to enjoy the best of Byron Bay’s surfing action and explore the lush rainforests of its surrounding hinterland? On this Byron Bay combo, you’ll spend the ...  Read more

Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $155.38

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