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.
NOTE: This tour includes an arrival day (including accommodation) and 3 days walking.
Your 4-day walking holiday includes:
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 Byron Quarters Apartments or similar. Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this beautiful town or relax by the pool at the hotel. Tonight meet your guide and other walkers at 7.00pm at a local restaurant, enjoy dinner served with wine.
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 a local cafe, meet your guide in the foyer of your accommodation 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 Byron Hinterland Villas for the next two nights. Tonight enjoy dinner accompanied with Australian wines.
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 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 our accommodation. Tonight enjoy a relaxing dinner served with Australian wines.
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 Byron Hinterland experience with a walk along the beach to the three sisters walk at Broken Head. After our walk, we make our way to Byron Bay for a celebratory lunch. After lunch enjoy an optional walk along the beach with impressive views.
FINISH TIME: In Byron Bay at approximately 2.30pm after lunch. Or for those doing the optional Byron walk finish at approximately 5.15pm.
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Private groups of 10 - 12 people can choose the date of their choice. Subject to availability.
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Due to restricted rooms those wanting their own room will need to stay at a nearby accommodation. Subject to availability at time of booking.
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.
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