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Byron Hinterland walk

Byron Hinterland walk

A guided Pack-Free 3 day / 3 night walk

Many people flock to Byron Bay in northern NSW for its beautiful coastline, but Byron’s Hinterland region is just as impressive. Discover a magical landscape of ancient rainforests which form part of the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, the largest area of subtropical rainforest in the world. Wander through forests of massive Antarctic beech trees, delight in the dramatic cascading waterfalls of Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area. Walk along the beach to the three sisters at Broken Head whilst listening to Aunty Deltas stories of what its was like to grow up here, on this fantastic 3 day / 3 night Pack-Free walking holiday.

Overview - Byron Hinterland

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A Pack Free Walking Experience

Carry as little as your water and lunch

Pack-Free walks are what we do. Many of us love walking but the thought of carrying a heavy pack on our back is daunting. Each of our walks have been designed so that you can walk freely with just a small day pack carrying your essential water and lunch making your walk an enjoyable care-free experience.

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Byron Quarter Apartments or Lord Byron Hotel

1 night Byron Bay

Guests will stay at either the Byron Quarter Apartment or Byron Hotel both are conveniently positioned to enjoy all that the town is famous for: beautiful beaches, a fabulous selection of restaurants and cafes, shopping and entertainment.

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Nightcap Ridge Lodge

2 nights Byron Bay Hinterland

Ideally located near the National Park and Minyon Falls our accommodation for 2 nights is at the beautiful Nightcap Ridge Lodge. Set in the rainforest this stylish accommodation is surrounded by natural beauty.

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Fabulous meals featuring local produce

Included on tour

Evening meals are a great time for the group to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Guests will enjoy dining each evening in the lodges featuring local produce. All evening meals will be accompanied by Australia wines.

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Personalised Tours

Maximum of 12 walkers

Our tours are designed for a maximum of 12 walkers, however, if you have a bigger group, please contact us to see if we can accommodate you.

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Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

Our guides which we refer to as our Chief Experience Officer are passionate about this area’s flora, fauna and history. They will ensure your walking holiday is everything you hoped it would be and bring the group together as well as sharing their love of the environment in which you will travel.

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Celebratory lunch Byron Bay

on day 3

On day 3 after our walk we enjoy a celebratory lunch at trendy Byron Bay. Enjoy some free time to wander the shops before we head back to Coolangatta.

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21 Tourism Awards of Excellence

including Australia's Best Adventure Tourism Company

Life’s an Adventure have won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. But our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

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Genuinely all-inclusive

You won't even pay for credit card fees

All our walking holidays are genuinely all-inclusive experience you won’t need to keep putting your hand in your pocket to pay for additional items along the way. Everything has been though of, you won’t even pay extra for credit card fees or wine with dinner.

 

 

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
Byron Hinterland walk

PLEASE NOTE: The below itinerary and prices are for March to August 2022 departures. This itinerary includes a pre- tour night in Byron Bay. Note if you are booking for 2021 departure dates OR are a rescheduled booking OR you have booked prior to 19 August 2021, your tour will be a 3 day / 2 night walk and you will not receive a night in Byron Bay at the start of your tour or breakfast on day 1.

Your 3-day / 3-night walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – no overnight bags to carry
  • 1 night at Byron Quarter Apartments or Lord Byron in the heart of Byron Bay
  • 2 nights at the Nightcap Lodge, Nightcap National Park
  • 2  x walkers packed lunches
  • 1 x celebratory lunch on the last day at Byron Bay
  • 3 hot and cold breakfasts
  • 3 dinners served with Australian wine
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Professionally guided – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Transfers from Byron Bay.
  • National Parks Fees
Arrival Day: Byron Bay
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Today is an arrival day. Flights are available into Ballina or Coolangatta with airport shuttles to Byron Bay. Make your own way to Byron Bay. Your accommodation for tonight is at the Lord Byron Hotel or the Quarters Apartments. Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this beautiful town or relax by the pool at the hotel. Tonight enjoy dinner at 7.00pm at a local restaurant  served with wine.

*PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is for March to August 2022 departures. This itinerary includes a pre- tour night in Byron Bay. Note if you are booking a 2021 departure date OR are a rescheduled booking OR you have booked prior to 19 August 2021, your tour will be a 3 day / 2 night walk and you will not receive a night in Byron Bay at the start of your tour or breakfast on day 1.

Day 1: Byron - Nightcap National Park
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TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 45mins transfer from Byron to the start your walk.

TRAIL NOTES: Minyon Falls Loop. 8kms. 4 hours walking with breaks. Medium Grade.

TERRAIN: Well formed natural trail with some obstacles including muddy sections, rocks, tree branches, vines. There is some creek rock hopping and some clambering at the big rocks at the bottom of the falls.  There is a steep descent to the base of the falls and a steep climb out again with many steps.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast at Jonsons Restarant Bar meet your guide in the foyer of Byron Quarter Apartments at 9am for transfers to the start of the walk. Today’s walk takes us to Nightcap National Park part of the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, the largest area of subtropical rainforest in the world. We meander through this rainforest wonderland as we make our way to magnificent Minyon Falls a 100m waterfall that plunges over the dramatic Nightcap escarpment. In springtime, look out for Peregrine Falcons, that often nest in the cliffs near the falls. An array of birdlife in the rainforest are also sure to delight and you may be lucky enough to see a satin bowerbird. Whilst the streams are home to a number of threatened frogs barking their charming chorus. On the way keep watch for the mystical lyrebird or a pademelon – one of our smallest macropods. Listen for the distinctive call of the yellow-tailed black cockatoo. Catch a glimpse of frogs, skinks, crayfish, tiny birds and lace monitors. These are just some of the wildlife you might see. Afterwards, we head to our accommodation at the charming Nightcap Ridge Lodge for the next two night set amongst the rainforest. Tonight enjoy dinner accompanied with Australian wines.

 

 

Day 2: Historic Nightcap Track walk - Whian Whian State Conservation Area
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TRAIL NOTES: 19km. 6.5 hrs. Moderate to Hard. A shorter walk with our second guide can be offered for those not up to this track.

TERRAIN: Well formed dirt trail with some obstacles such as tree branches, rocks and roots. Steep sections as the trail climbs over a couple of mountains.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast at the lodge we head out for the day’s adventure. Today’s walk explore world heritage rainforest along the Historic Nightcap Walking trail. This area is the traditional lands of the Widjabal clan of the Bundjalung Nation which occupied this area over the past 4,000 years. This track also forms part of the old 1840s postman’s track, that ran between Lismore and Murwillumbah and was used by both postal workers and travellers alike. We explore a diverse landscape of wet sclerophyll forest and subtropical and warm temperate rainforests with native animal species thriving in these rainforests including the spotted-tailed quolls, pademelons and potoroos, as well as a variety of birdlife such as king parrots and Albert’s lyrebird. As the trail climb over mountain ranges, it offers spectacular views of the escarpment of Nightcap National Park, Mount Warning and the Tweed Caldera, a bowl-shaped depression caused by the collapse of a volcanic cone which erupted over 20 million years ago and is one of the largest calderas in the world.  Alternative day two walk. If the 19km  Nightcap Historic Track is a little too much walking for you. We suggest the Goonengerry National park loop walk. 10km along mostly fire trail through dry and wet sclerophyll black butt forests with a side track through rainforest to 2 waterfalls which overlook the Wanganui escarpment. After our walk, we return to the Nightcap Lodge for a relaxing dinner served with Australian wines.

Day 3: Cultural Walk with Aunty Delta at Broken Head Nature Reserve - Afternoon Cape Byron State Conservation Area Walk
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TRAIL NOTES: 7kms, 4 hours. Easy Grade. 3.7km walk after lunch to Cape Byron. Grade medium. Some short steep hills.

TERRAIN: Walk through lush rainforest, along secluded beaches and rocky coves.

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning 1-hour drive to start of the walk. Afternoon: 15-minute transfer to Byron Bay for celebratory lunch.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast at the lodge we head out at 8:30am to finish our your three day Byron Hinterland experience with a cultural walk with Aunty Delta, a local Arakwal-Bundjalung woman. We’ll walk along the beach to the three sisters walk at Broken Head. Along the way hear Aunty Deltas stories of what it was like to grow up in the country with stories of dreaming and we’ll also get to try some local bush tucker. After our walk, we make our way to Cape Byron Lighthouse and enjoy a short walk to Wategos Beach for a celebratory lunch. After lunch enjoy an optional walk from Wategos Beach to Byron Beach with impressive views.

FINISH TIME: In Byron Bay at approximately 2.30pm after lunch. Or for those doing the optional Cape Byron walk finish at approximately 5.15pm.

Tour Availability

We run several departures from May to October every year.

We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

SPECIALS
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a specials saving. Conditions apply see pricing page.

Departure DatesAvailabilitySpecial OffersNotes
THIS SEASON:
15 Oct 2021AvailableEarlybird Saving2021 departures do not have a pre-night in Byron Bay due to limited availability at The Lord Byron. Tour includes 2 nights at Nightcap Lodge, Nightcap National Park. See Pricing Tab for a reduction in cost.
13 Nov 2021AvailableEarlybird Saving2021 departures do not have a pre-night in Byron Bay due to limited availability at The Lord Byron. Tour includes 2 nights at Nightcap Lodge, Nightcap National Park. See Pricing Tab for a reduction in cost.
NEXT SEASON:
15 Mar 2022AvailableEarlybird Saving
9 Apr 2022AvailableEarlybird Saving
29 May 2022AvailableEarlybird Saving
24 June 2022AvailableEarlybird Saving
29 July 2022AvailableEarlybird Saving
26 Aug 2022AvailableEarlybird Saving

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

Super Earlybird savings available now - save up to $200 per person

Earlybird special savings of $200 per person on specific departures this season. Plus check out our COVID Booking Guarantee (see details below).
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 people can choose the date of your choice subject to availability.


FIRST TIME TRAVELLER EARLYBIRD From
$ 2299 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us

THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES
October to November 2021** (3 day / 2 night tour)

Earlybird Price*………… $1699
Normal Price…………….. $1999

March to August 2022 (3 day / 3 night tour)

Earlybird Price*………… $2299
Normal Price…………….. $2499

Earlybird prices are available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Spot Special savings are available on specific departures only. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

** Please note 2021 departures do not have a pre-night in Byron Bay due to limited availability at The Lord Byron. Tour includes 2 nights at Nightcap Lodge, Nightcap National Park. 

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PAST PASSENGER EARLYBIRD From
$ 2199 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously

THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES
October to November 2021** (3 day/ 2 night tour)

Earlybird Price*………… $1599
Normal Price…………….. $1899

March to August 2022 (3 day/ 3 night tour)

Earlybird Price*………… $2199
Normal Price…………….. $2399

Earlybird prices are available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Spot Special savings are available on specific departures only. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

Email us for your special code.

** Please note 2021 departures do not have a pre-night in Byron Bay due to limited availability at The Lord Byron. Tour includes 2 nights at Nightcap Lodge, Nightcap National Park. 

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Private Group Earlybird Specials From
$ 2199 /p

Your own Private Group of 10 guests

PRIVATE GROUPS
10-12 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.

THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES:
October to November 2021** (3 day / 2 night tour)

Earlybird Price*………… $1599
Normal Price…………….. $1899

March to August 2022 (3 day / 3 night tour)

Earlybird Price*………… $2199
Normal Price…………….. $2399

Earlybird prices are available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Spot Special savings are available on specific departures only. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

** Please note 2021 departures do not have a pre-night in Byron Bay due to limited availability at The Lord Byron. Tour includes 2 nights at Nightcap Lodge, Nightcap National Park. 

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Additional Past Passenger discount not available for groups.

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SOLO TRAVELLERS
Solo travellers willing to share with someone of the same gender will pay no extra. Due to restricted rooms those wanting their own room will need to stay at a nearby accommodation. Subject to availability at time of booking.
3 day walk Single Supplement Price at Nightcap Ridge: Enquire for price

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OPTIONAL EXTRA – NIGHT VISION WALK IN NIGHTCAP NATIONAL PARK: Explore the rainforest at night with military grade night vision goggles. Imagine exploring the Australian rainforest at night, searching for nocturnal wildlife. Instead of wielding a torch you’re incognito, wearing special night vision goggles.  This is military grade technology that lets you see animals as they go about their business. Because we don’t use bright lights we are less intrusive and that means we can be more connected to what is going on all around us. For many of our clients, seeing the forest in the dark is an enlightening experience.

Please note: Guests will not be able to drink alcohol before this tour.

Depart Nightcap Ridge at 7:30/8pm and be back at the accommodation at 9/9:30pm. For more information contact Wendy Bithell on 0405 275743.

Our COVID Booking Guarantee

For terms and conditions on our special COVID-19 Booking Guarantee click here.

FlexiWalk Option – Cancel for any Reason

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Contact Us
  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    WALKING THE THREE CAPES:
    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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