Experience the beautiful Byron Bay hinterland
On this 4 day conservation escape give a little something back while enjoying beautiful accommodation and Byron Bay’s famous pristine coastlines and rolling hinterland. Our conservation base is a private 2.5 hectare subtropical forest which is home to many local fauna species including wallabies, koalas, water dragons, reptiles and possums. You’ll help with bush regeneration activities which over the past decade has turned a degraded property into a regenerated sanctuary. You’ll also enjoy walks at Cape Byron Lighthouse and along Byron Bay beaches and a sunset river cruise to discover more about the rich diversity of rainforests, mangroves, coastal vegetation, birds, marine life and wildlife.
Your accommodation is at the tranquil Sangsurya – usually only available for private retreats, this beautiful base provides a relaxing setting to unwind and enjoy the Byron Bay hinterland.
Eco Tour Highlights:
- Sunset cruise on the Brunswick River
- Cape Byron Lighthouse
- Beautiful Byron Bay beaches
- Comfortable eco friendly accommodation
- Getting hands-on in conservation to help restore a private conservation retreat
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Departs: Brisbane or Gold Coast pick up on 7 & 27 July
Price: from $640 AUD per person
Tour inclusions as noted below
Day 1: Brisbane – Byron Bay
Depart Brisbane for our journey to Byron Bay. On route we visit Bangalow, the only intact Federation village on Australia’s east coast. It is said that the name ‘Bangalow’ meant either ‘a low Hill’ or a kind of palm tree in the language of the Banjalang Aboriginal people who lived in the area before European settlement in the 1840. Enjoy time to explore the village and grab some late lunch at your leisure (lunch is at your own expense). In the afternoon we arrive and settle into our beautiful accommodation base for the next few nights. D
Day 2: Bush Regeneration Activities
Breakfast is followed by the opportunity to spend the day assisting with bush regeneration and walking track clearing activities on this beautiful private sanctuary. After a rewarding day of hands-on conservation activities enjoy relaxing at our eco friendly accommodation – watch the local wildlife, take a walk on the property or enjoy a swim in the pool. BLD
Day 3: Bush Regeneration Activities – River Cruise
Breakfast before our mornings bush regeneration activities. In the afternoon we enjoy a sunset cruise on the magnificent Brunswick River with a wine or beer in hand and delicious cheese platter. There’s no better way to relax and take in the sights and sounds of the incredible birdlife on the river, in the heart of the Byron. We return for our final group dinner. BLD
Day 4: Byron Bay Lighthouse – Brisbane
A leisurely breakfast before we pack up, check out and enjoy a easy to moderate 4km loop walk to one of the most iconic landmarks in the Byron Shire, standing tall on the tip of Cape Byron. En route you’ll wander through the shade of bangalow palms and ancient burrawangs, across kangaroo grasslands, along picturesque beaches and up to Cape Byron Lighthouse. Keep an eye out on the water for turtles, dolphins, stingrays and, in season, whales. Completed in 1901, the Byron Bay Lighthouse is Australia’s most easterly as well as most powerful lighthouse. Still active today, the lighthouse became fully automated in 1989. After our walk we enjoy lunch before our return journey to Brisbane, stopping on route at The Farm. This 80 acre working farm is home to beautiful local produce and a community of growers, producers, and educators who share a passion for growing food using traditional, sustainable methods that are 100% spray and chemical free. BL
B – breakfast L – lunch D – dinner
This trip is graded Easy. Suitable for most fitness levels, with light walking on average up to 4 kilometres a day.
- Maximum 9 people
- Minimum age is 16 years
- Departures guaranteed subject to 5 people travelling
Sangsurya is a beautiful 2.5 hectare subtropical forest and home to many local fauna species including wallabies, koalas, water dragons, reptiles and possums. This property was once cleared and used as a banana plantation and for grazing cattle. Over two decades this private sanctuary has slowly been reforested using ongoing bush regeneration efforts. During our stay you will assist with hands-on bush regeneration activates including resorting walking tracks and habitat through tranquil rainforest.
Location and Transportation
You will be transported from Brisbane in an air-conditioned forward-facing 2WD vehicle.
Our base is Sangsurya, beautifully designed accommodation sensitively located along the central ridgeline of a forested 2.5 hectare subtropical property. It overlooks Tallow Beach with panoramic easterly views of the Pacific Ocean. Other facilities include a 12m x 4m saltwater swimming pool and walking trails through the forest. The property adopts eco friendly practices including composting toilet systems and 25% of buildings operating via solar power.
Accommodation is in lovely hand built houses or cottages, each with their own creative design featuring cosy timber interiors and comfortable single or twin rooms. All rooms have air-conditioning and fans. Bathrooms are shared between 2 or 3 people. The property has a shoe free policy in all buildings and is no smoking in any of the rooms or public areas. The retreat is a 2 minute walk to Tallows Beach.
All prices are for 4 days, per person.
Twin room: AUD $640 per person
Single room: AUD $700 per person
Accommodation • transfers from Brisbane or the Gold Coast • meals • 1.5-hour sunset boat cruise on Brunswick River • conservation activities • Cape Byron Lighthouse walk • Conservation Volunteers host for the duration of the program
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks • travel to / from the departure point • travel insurance
BYO Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.
Brisbane 10am – CVA Brisbane office or City
Gold Coast 11.30am – Gold Coast Airport
Gold Coast approximately 3.00pm
Brisbane approximately 4.30pm