19 August - 23 August 2019
Escape the winter blues and discover the gem of coastal paradise with the ultimate Byron Bay holiday. Byron Bay is located on the North Coast of NSW. You’ll be captivated by gorgeous beaches, breathtaking bushwalks in hinterland rainforest, spectacular coastal trails and amazing marine life including dolphins, turtles and whales. You’ll be staying at the popular Bayview Beachfront Apartments, set on 3 levels overlooking the lush gardens, courtyard, fabulous pool and beach. Just metres from Byron’s Main Beach and a few minutes’ walk to world class restaurants, cafes & shopping, you’ll enjoy the stunning sunsets and local entertainment right at your doorstep.
August is a great time of year to travel to the North Coast, not just for the warmer weather but it’s also whale watching season! Encounter the astonishing humpback whales in their natural habitat as they migrate past the iconic coastline between Byron Bay and Ballina and play in the stunning waters of Cape Byron Marine Park. The specially equipped boat allows you to enjoy the breathtaking scenery while listening to live Humpback Whale song using the specialised underwater hydrophone. Dolphins and sea turtles are a common sight in the Marine Park too!
Byron Bay is also well known for its beautiful beaches and bushland. We’ll take the reins of this opportunity and experience a bushland and beach adventure on horseback! Zephyr Horses have been looking after our groups for a number of years. The staff at the ranch are fantastic and very experienced horse handlers. Their horses are very friendly, gentle and are experienced with the area. The Zephyr Horses team is dedicated to delivering soul charging moments that last a lifetime. The afternoon trail ride through the bush and across the beach is truly an incredible experience.
We will head up to Cape Byron lighthouse and to check out the Maritime Museum in the former lighthouse keeper’s office. The views from the top are stunning and it’s the perfect spot for some holiday happy snaps. We’ll take a little road trip to Summerland House Farm for a fun and educational farm experience like no other in the region! The Tractor Tour gives visitors the chance to explore the macadamia and avocado orchards and learn about local history and agricultural practices. A trip to Summerland House Farm isn’t complete without sampling the fabulous local produce in their onsite restaurant. The food is delicious!!!
This inclusive holiday package is packed full of fantastic experiences and stunning sights. Come with us and make memories to last a lifetime! Each participant will have access to photos taken on their holiday to share with family and friends. We have photo books available for purchase too.
Our package includes return flights to Ballina from Sydney (travel from other areas can also be arranged), 4 nights accommodation at Bayview Apartments, all main meals, all ground transport in Byron Bay, all activities as per itinerary, staffing support and expenses at required level.
Total Package Cost $599.00 + NDIS Supports
Departure Point: Sydney Domestic Airport
Not an NDIS Participant or don't wish to use NDIS funds? Contact Us for a full cost breakdown.
Meeting at Sydney Domestic Airport, we will introduce everyone to the group, say goodbye to our family and friends and get ready for our Byron Bay adventure. We’ll check into our flight then grab a bite to eat before boarding the plane. On arrival at Ballina airport, we will collect our luggage then proceed to the hire car office to pick up our transport for the trip. Once the mini bus is ready to roll we will travel to our apartments to check in and unpack our things. The apartments are awesome and everyone is sure to be impressed! After a busy day of travelling, we will enjoy a casual stroll along main beach to enjoy the live entertainment and sunset. Then we’ll head out for dinner as a group in town. After dinner we will enjoy some free time back at our accommodation before hitting the hay.
After we enjoy a delicious breakfast at a local café in town, we will head back to our apartments to get ready for the day. Today we will be enjoying the whale watching cruise! After the cruise, we will grab some lunch in town then have some free time in the afternoon to relax, take a walk on the beach or if the Byron sun is shining, take a dip in the pool. In the evening we’ll take in the sunset, have a dance with the performers at the drum circle, then get set for a pizza party!
This morning we will have a breakfast cook up in our apartments then get ready for another beautiful day in Byron. In the morning, we will drive up to Cape Byron to check out the sights, the lighthouse and the museum. We might even spot some of our whale friends from the cape! Holiday pics are a must do from the stunning vantage point so we’ll make sure to snap away. We will enjoy lunch at the Cape Byron Lighthouse Café before hitting the road to the horse ranch in the afternoon. On arrival at the ranch, we will meet the staff, get introduced to our horses and once we are all comfortable, set off on our horseback adventure. In the evening, we’ll chill back at our accommodation, before getting ready to head out for dinner as a group in town. After dinner we’ll have some free time to chill out and relax before bed.
After we enjoy a delicious breakfast at a local café in town, we will head back to our apartments to get ready for the day. Today we will be embarking on a road trip around the region. Our first stop will be Summerland House Farm. We’ll check out the working avocado and macadamia farm on the tractor tour and other beautiful areas on the grounds. We’ll grab some lunch at the onsite restaurant before jumping back on the bus for our afternoon activity sightseeing at Broken Head Nature Reserve. The Three Sisters walking track through the rainforest to the lookout point is beautiful and is a great opportunity to learn about the local Aboriginal history. Later, we will make our way back to our accommodation for a bit of a rest, then get ready for the evening. We’ll have our last sunset stroll, drum circle dance and last dinner as a group tonight. We’ll stock up supplies to hold our very own Byron party in the courtyard of our apartment complex and reminisce about our fun holiday.
All good things must come to an end. Today we say goodbye to the coastal gem that is Byron Bay and make our journey back home. We’ll have breakfast, pack up our things (making sure we’ve not forgotten anything), thank our hosts and head back to Ballina airport. Before we know it, the short flight will be done and we’ll be back ready to see our family and friends at Sydney airport.
As listed in our Terms and Conditions - Trusted Travel will endeavor to operate all tours/holidays as planned and to the itinerary advertised. Due to circumstances out of our control, this itinerary may be subject to change.
We understand that not everyone lives near the departure location. If you need assistance getting to and from the meeting point, please contact our friendly travel consultants. They will happily help you to find and arrange a way from A to B.
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26 April 2019
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