Beyond Byron – Villages Tour

A perfect, personalised introduction to Byron Shire and surrounding villages with plenty of time to dig beneath the surface and meet the areas many warm, creative and sometimes unusual characters.

Go behind the scenes and beyond the tourist trail to experience the Northern Rivers region in a way most tourists never see. Experience the contrast of the hippy hinterland and hipster coastal towns the shire has on offer. This extended adventure is a window into local life and a chance to experience the unique culture and creativity of Australia’s best-loved coastal paradise. Meet the shire’s unique locals, try freshly grown produce direct from growers and farmers and explore the many gorgeous villages scattered across the region. It’s a seamlessly tailored, fun and relaxing day out with a passionate local host that’s great even for locals.

Be picked up from your accommodation or be met at the airport to hit the ground running. Start your Shire tour with a freshly brewed coffee, and share a few tastes and interests with your host to make the experience personal.

Head towards the hinterland to see the Shire from the mountain tops, take in the spectacular views and get a broad impression of Australia’s favourite holiday destination and its diverse charms.Stop in at one or two local farms to sample some fresh, seasonal produce, usually involving plenty of tropical fruit, a few local treats and native flavours. The whole region is a magnet for weird and wonderful characters and you’ll have the chance to meet some of our favourites.

Head to the hipster villages of Bangalow and Newrybar to explore the local designer stores, cafes and bakeries. Your host will share a few stories and local history, share hidden treasures and favourite haunts.Journey through stunning, rolling countryside on the way to one or two hidden waterfalls, perfect for swimming and/or a few short hikes.

From here, venture into the bohemian village of Mullumbimby, where you’ll find that ‘Byron-hippy’ feeling of old. Enjoy a quick lunch at an excellent village cafe or slow down over a more refined farm-to-plate dining experience.

In the afternoon, it’s back to the coast towards Brunswick Heads and the surrounding townships to discover stunning secret beaches, rivers and lakes.

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

• Expert Localing host
• Premium private touring vehicle with in-car wi-fi
• Bottled water and local treats
• Stunning views and countryside
• Vibrant local villages of Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Bangalow, Brunswick Heads
• Local morning tea
• Waterfalls, rivers, lakes and beaches
• Farmgate tastings
• Standard activity and admission expenses
• Insightful, vivid storytelling
• Meet locals at the centre of culture and industry

Pricing

$1260A for up to 2 guests (excludes lunch) $180A for each additional guest (up to 7 total) Children under 5 travel free

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