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Byron Hinterland walk

Byron Hinterland walk

A guided Pack-Free 3 day 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 dramatic cascading waterfalls of Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area and see the stunning high country of Border Ranges National Park on this fantastic 3 day Pack-Free walking holiday.

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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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Nightcap Ridge Lodge

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 a la carte 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.

Australian-tourism-award

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

Your 3-day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – no overnight bags to carry
  • Accommodation 2 nights at the Nightcap Lodge, Nightcap National Park
  • 2  x walkers packed lunches
  • 1 x celebratory lunch day 3 at Byron Bay
  • 2 hot and cold breakfasts
  • 2 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
Day 1: Walk Border Ranges National Park
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SUGGESTED PRE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: Beach Hotel Resort Byron Bay. Flights are available into Ballina or Coolangatta with airport shuttles to Byron Bay.

DEPARTURE TIME: 7.30am

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 2 hours transfer from Byron to the start your walk.

TRAIL NOTES: 12kms. 6 hours walking with breaks. Medium Grade. Shorter 8km walk available. Grade 4.

WALK ITINERARY: Meet your guide at Byron Bay for transfers to the start of the walk. Today’s walk takes us to a high mountain plateau in the Border Ranges National Park. Explore an unspoilt wilderness area of ancient Antarctic beech trees overtaken by colourful lichen as well as massive hoop pines, helmholtzi lilies and pretty ferns. This track also features two spectacular waterfalls, the picturesque Evans Falls with its beautiful swimming hole below and Selva Falls which cascades over carpeted moss-covered boulders. 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: 18km. 6.5 hrs. Moderate to Hard with some obstacles and steep sections as the trail climbs over a couple of mountains. A shorter walk with our second guide can be offered for those not up to this track.

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.  After our walk, we return to the Nightcap Lodge for a relaxing dinner served with Australian wines.

Day 3: Minyon Falls Walk - Nightcap National Park
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TRAIL NOTES: 13kms, 4 hours. Medium grade. Grade 3. Optional 3.7km walk after lunch to Cape Byron. Grade 3. Some short steep hills.

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning 6-minute drive to start of the walk. Afternoon: 45-minute transfer to Byron Bay for celebratory lunch.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast at the lodge we head out for the day’s walking adventure. Another day awaits of stunning scenery as we walk through the beautiful Nightcap National Park rainforest, 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. After our walk we make our way back to Byron Bay for a celebratory lunch in a local establishment. For those spending the night in Byron Bay, after lunch enjoy an optional walk to Cape Byron. This 3.7km walk explore forests of bungalow palms, see impressive views from the clifftops to Cape Byron Lighthouse. Return to Byron Bay the end of a remarkable journey.

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 Offers
10 October 2020AvailableSuper Earlybird Offer
20 November 2020AvailableSuper Earlybird Offer. Note this departure date stays at Alternative Accommodation VIEW
19 March 2021AvailableSuper Earlybird Offer. Note this departure date stays at Alternative Accommodation VIEW
29 May 2021AvailableSuper Earlybird Offer
26 June 2021AvailableSuper Earlybird Offer
31 July 2021Available
Super Earlybird Offer
28 August 2021Available
Super Earlybird Offer

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

$0 Deposit - Book now and pay later + COVID Booking Guarantee

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Looking forward to your next walking holiday? Why just dream when you can start planning now. With some uncertainty when border restrictions and other social restrictions will be eased, our ‘book now, pay later’ offer is designed to ensure you can book your next holiday now without the financial risk. With a $0 deposit there's never been a better time to book a holiday! We also have a COVID Booking Guarantee see below for details.

All you need to do is press the 'book now' button below and then select your preferred departure date. Fill in your details and then press submit. When everything opens up and restrictions are eased we will contact you to confirm your tour. For new bookings only. See full conditions on link below.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 12 people can choose the date of your choice subject to availability. Please note all-women groups will stay at a nearby property which have king single beds in each room which are of a similar standard.


FIRST TIME TRAVELLER SUPER EARLYBIRD From
$ 1699 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us

THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

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

*See conditions on our special book now and pay later offer below.
Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you pay in full by 30 September 2020. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure

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PAST PASSENGER SUPER EARLYBIRD From
$ 1599 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously

DEPARTURES
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

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

*See conditions on our special book now and pay later offer below.
Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you pay in full by 30 September 2020. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

Email us for your special code.

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Private Group Super Earlybird From
$ 1599 /p

Your own Private Group of 10 guests

PRIVATE GROUPS
10 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

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

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Additional Past Passenger discount not available for groups.

*See conditions on our special book now and pay later offer below.
Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you pay in full by 30 September 2020. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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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: Enquire for price

Book Now Pay Later Offer & Covid Booking Guarantee

For terms and conditions on our special COVID-19 Book Now and Pay Later offer click here.

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 SPECIALS: Refunds and 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 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. We have organised through NIB Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

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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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085.

    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
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    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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