Top 9 Unique Byron Bay Tours To Try Out
No matter the time of year, everyone likes to ponder the next holiday they’d like to take. Perhaps you’ve never been to Byron Bay or you’ve been several times, either way it’s a great place to consider booking a holiday. To make your stay even more exciting and memorable we’ve gathered a list of some very unique Byron Bay tours that you might like to try out while you’re here.
1. Nourish Food Safaris
This is a tour for the foodie in you. Offering up three variations for you to pick, Nourish Food Safaris will literally provide you the chance to taste the variety of culinary treats available in the Byron Bay region.
- Bay Gourmet: This premium Byron Bay tour happens almost every Friday from 1:30 to 4:30 pm (approximately). The walking experience starts at Targa Restaurant and will give you a taste of Byron Bay’s range of local food. Cost $119 per person and includes food and alcohol.
- Hidden Heart: This morning tour begins at Santos Organic Café and focuses on organic, fresh produce in the area. Not only will this walking tour allow you to taste amazing local food, but you also will the chance to purchase food to take home or back to your accommodation. The tour takes place every Friday (except public holidays), from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and costs $69 per person.
- Heavenly Hills: The final offering takes guests through the hinterland of Byron Bay on a “progressive gourmet feast.” Nourish tour guides pick you up at 10 am on Saturday from your accommodation and drive you to each location you’ll be stopping at during the approximately six-hour tour. Cost is $139 per person.
2. Vintage Shopping + Oysters + Bubbles and Beer
Run by Taste Byron Bay, this unique tour involves shopping, coffee, food and even beer, what a great assortment of things to do in Byron Bay. Sounds like a perfect holiday day, and one that is carefully researched and prepared so you don’t have to do anything except show up. Beginning with a welcome coffee at the Eatery on Jonson, the tour leaves at 9:30 am on Sundays (tour guests are encouraged to get there by 9:15 am). Tour guides will drive guests to Bangalow and Brunswick Heads to enjoy shopping at some excellent boutiques then lunch will be served at Clem’s Cargo. There you’ll enjoy not only fresh oysters, but also plenty of local produce as well as local brewed beer. You will return to Byron Bay at 2:30 pm. Cost is $160 per person.
3. Earth to Surf Adventure Tour
This tour allows you to experience two favorite Byron Bay activities—the hinterland and the ocean. In the morning you’ll start with a hike to the World Heritage listed Minyon Falls, during which you’ll be able to see wildlife and check out the beautiful natural surroundings. After the bush walk, you’ll be ready for the BBQ lunch and then going back to Byron Bay proper for the afternoon. You’ll head out for a kayaking experience with Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay where you will see dolphins, turtles and, if it’s the season, possibly whales. You’ll also get a chance to snorkel during this part of the tour. In addition, afternoon tea is served. The cost is $169 when you book through Byron Bay Adventure Tours. The day starts at 9 am and ends at approximately 5 pm.
4. Knees to the Breeze Trike Tour
See the Byron Bay area in a totally off-the-beaten-path way when you book a trike tour with Knees to the Breeze. These grown-up motorcycle tricycles provide a space for two or three people to sit in the back while a guide drives you around for anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours. This Byron Bay tour options include a short ‘Lighthouse Lap’ for $20 per person, a 30-minute tour of the city centre for $90 for two people and one-, two- or three-hour tours where you can pick your destinations, which can include a stop for coffee or food (cost ranges from $75 per person to $225 per person). Helmets, jackets, gloves and goggles all are included.
5. Byron Bay Night Vision Walk
This walk will be one you won’t forget! While wearing night vision goggles, guests on this night tour will view the local wildlife during some of its peak active time and even have a chance to view a colony of glow worms. Often tour goers see possums, bandicoots, tawny frogmouths and even sometimes an owl or koala. The Byron Bay tour takes you through hinterland, ending at the top of Minyon Falls where you can enjoy the night sky and a hot chocolate. The cost of the tour is $99 per adult ($300 for a family of four, two adults and two kids).
6. Waves to Waterfalls Adventure
If you’re trying to experience both Byron Bay’s surfing and hinterland, then this tour is for you. This full-day tour starts off in the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park in which you can view the majestic Minyon Falls. The 100 metre drop of the falls is something to see, and if the weather co-operates and you feel like it, you can take a swim in the fresh water rock pools beneath the falls. Afterwards, you’ll feast on a BBQ-style lunch then head back to Byron Bay. Once in Byron Bay, you’ll head to the beach to catch a wave with help from Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay. You will be picked up and returned to Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay’s shop on Jonson Street. The tour starts at $199 per person.
7. “Point Break” Adventure Tour
SkyDive Byron Bay will offer you the chance to view Byron Bay from a unique perspective–from 14,000 feet in the air! This package allows you to experience a tandem sky dive first. During this jump, you’ll free fall for up to 60 seconds (!), going at a speed of over 200 km/hr, and then after the canopy is opened, you’ll float through the sky as you enjoy the amazing view of Byron Bay below. After you return to the ground, you’ll head to the beach where you’ll take a three-hour lesson from Mojo Surfing. This tour, which may need to be saved up for, is perfect for thrill seekers, and is available for $362 per person.
8. Grasshoppers Nimbin Tour
Dubbed “unique” with a fun host, this day tour picks you up and returns to you to Byron Bay while giving you a chance to visit Rocky Creek, Minyon Falls and, of course, Nimbin. Included in your tour is a BBQ lunch and dinner at Cheeky Monkeys. For $55, you’ll ride around on a vintage bus, listening to the stories from the host and seeing the sights. On Sundays, the bus tour even stops by the local markets.
9. Stories on Foot Tours
A great way to learn about the history of Byron Bay as well as see the sights, these walking tours start from Jonson Street side of The Beach Hotel. There are two options: one two-hour walk that will discuss the stories of historical Byron Bay, such as who Byron Bay was named after, ship wrecks and more. This tour takes places from 3:30 to 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays and costs $45. It’s the better of the two for those with children. The longer Tales of the Rainbow Region includes a stop at an ocean-side cafe and a locally-made keepsake as well as more stories. This one goes from 8:30 to 11:30 am on Tuesdays and Saturdays from the same location. It costs $60.
Book a Holiday at Broken Head to Save Money
You’ll want to keep plenty of your holiday budget to book Byron Bay tours such as these unique and fun ones, in addition to more traditional holiday must-dos in the area. So pick a budget accommodation in Byron Bay such as the Broken Head Holiday Park where you can choose from unpowered campsites to beach shacks.