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Byron Bay Wildlife Safari
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Byron Bay Wildlife Safari

By Vision Walks - Eco Tours
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-90, max of 10 per group
Duration: 7h
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Lunch, locally sourced picnic lunch
  • Experienced guide
  • Byron Bay accommodation pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • transfers to Byron Bay
  • Drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59061P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Byron Bay Wildlife Safari?
        Byron Bay Wildlife Safari price starts from AU$182.14. Discover and book Byron Bay Wildlife Safari on Tripadvisor
        What is the Byron Bay Wildlife Safari cancellation policy?
        Byron Bay Wildlife Safari cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Byron Bay Wildlife Safari on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Byron Bay Wildlife Safari?
        Byron Bay Wildlife Safari is hosted by Vision Walks - Eco Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Vision Walks - Eco Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Byron Bay Wildlife Safari on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59061P2

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          Great way to see Byron Shire!
          Super! Our second tour with Wendy. Perfect way for us to see nearby towns and areas. Wendy is fun, knowledgable, and clearly loves the area. Highly recommend!
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          We did the half day shuttle bus to Crystal Castle. Our driver, Wendy, arrived right on time for pick up. She allowed me to sit in the front passenger seat to avoid travel sickness. The drive was very comfortable. Wendy was really friendly and helpful. She gave us a quick intro tour of Crystal Castle before leaving us to explore on our own. Highly recommend it!
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        Doug A
        3 contributions
        Apr 2023 • Couples
        The guide was knowledgeable and was very good about getting us positioned to see the most possible. Nice that the animals were in their native habitat. Got to see wallabies, koalas, kangaroos and bats. Bag lunch was surprisingly good. He sent us a link with his photos from his high powered camera which were great!
        Written 15 April 2023
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        Holly Stassi
        Redondo Beach, CA4 contributions
        Aug 2023 • Family
        This was a highlight of our Australia trip! We had a great day with Wendy and learned a lot. It was such a treat to see all these animals in the wild. She also captured some amazing photos of the animals and birds and her picnic lunch was fantastic! We highly recommend booking this tour!
        Written 14 August 2023
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        Holly, thanks so much for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience.
        Written 29 August 2023
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        Paula T
        2 contributions
        Dec 2023 • Family
        Very rickety, old, bumpy mini bus with ineffective air conditioning. Lots of driving around. Disappointing number of animals seen overall. Seeing Koalas in their natural habitat on the homestead was good. Picnic lunch was very nice.
        Written 15 December 2023
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        I'm very sorry that our award winning tour did not meet your expectations. We do say in the tour description "On this tour we travel to where the animals live so it involves a bit of driving. We start with a 45-minute drive to our first stop and end the day with a 1-hour drive back to Byron Bay. In between there are shorter drives and walks." The bus is 15 years old and is driving on local roads which have been battered by recent floods, does take its toll on the vehicle. It is described as a "safari" not a tour, we thought that would correct set expectations, I'm sorry that it didn't in your case. With regard to the air con, it has recently been serviced, most people say its too cold. So your comment about its efficiency has taken me by surprise. So I had a chat with our awesome guide about the air conditioning on your tour, apparently he asked everyone if the air con was OK, and no one said it wasn't. So I don't know how to answer your comment except to say, in the future if something like the air con isn't to our likening, perhaps communicate that to your tour guide so they can do something about it. Looking through our guides photos from the day, the only species that you may not of seen well was the pademelon, we don't guarantee those as they can be quite tricky, even with our trusty thermal which helps us locate them in the rainforest. But you did see koala, kanagroo, wallaby, flying fox all quite well and loads of birds as you were with one of our guides who is quite a good birder. When you see animals in the wild, sometimes you see lots of them close, and sometimes a few from a far. That's nature. I'm so glad you enjoyed the koala habitat and your lunch. In the future if your unhappy, please let the guide know on the day, so that they can try and resolve the issue for you.
        Written 23 December 2023
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        Maryl D
        4 contributions
        Wendy was amazing ! She picked us up at our hotel and gave us a brief on what we would be seeing and where we would be going. My husband and I were hoping to see one koala. We saw 9! It was fabulous to see them in their natural habitat, not at a zoo, behind bars. It was much better to see the animals out in nature. I can’t tell you how many kangaroos and wallaby’s we saw. There were too many to count. Wendy also planned a picnic at a beautiful location that overlooked a lake . She knew we were vegetarians and she brought lots of options for us to have a great lunch. I would definitely suggest using Wendy if you are going to be in a Byron Bay. She is a gem!
        Written 19 February 2023
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        Thanks so much for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Wildlife Safari
        Written 29 August 2023
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        Scott F
        Palo Alto, United States1 contribution
        Aug 2023
        Our tour through the wilderness outside of Byron Bay with Wendy was one of the highlights of our trip. She is an amazing guide and delivered on all of the promised animal sightings. And the lunch was fantastic. We highly recommend the excursion.
        Written 15 August 2023
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        Scott, thanks so much for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience
        Written 29 August 2023
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        Aly Marx
        5 contributions
        Dec 2023 • Solo
        This tour was really special!
        Had a wonderful day searching out Kangaroos which we saw, then off for a wonderful picnic lunch.
        After lunch we went to the Koala forest where we saw some of the amazing animals totally in the wild that had been pre scouted out for us.
        We also got the pleasure of seeing wild flying foxes feeding on fruit.
        It was all in all a really wonderful day.
        Our guide (I'm so sorry I can't remember his name) was so informative and friendly.
        I would 100% do this day again!
        Written 8 January 2024
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        adrian13091961
        Derbyshire, UK9 contributions
        Feb 2022 • Couples
        A wonderful day out in the Australian bush.We saw lots of Australian wildlife including Koalas.Wendy our tour guide was so friendly, informative and experienced.Transported in super comfortable vehicle with air con and had lunch sat by the river.A truly memorable day
        Written 20 February 2022
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        Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour.
        Written 10 May 2022
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        HLSHWS
        Charlottesville, VA10 contributions
        Mar 2023 • Couples
        Excellent Day! Wendy was so terrific. Knowledgable and witty. Made sure we not only saw everything but took the time for us to get great photos and and long looks. Tasty picnic lunch. Loved our day with Wendy. Highly recommend.
        Written 23 April 2023
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        Thanks so much for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experiences with us.
        Written 29 August 2023
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        felicia m
        3 contributions
        Feb 2024 • Couples
        We had the pleasure of having Tom as our guide for the day. Tom was absolutely amazing! His knowledge was very impressive, which added so much to the overall experience. We were lucky to get to see koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, flying foxes etc. And learned a lot about all the different species and their habitats. Would definitely recommend to anyone. The organisation of the tours was very professional, with pickups, delicious lunch and keeping us informed along the way
        Written 14 February 2024
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        vicfam4
        Victoria, Canada20 contributions
        July 2018 • Couples
        Going on Safari to find wildlife was amazing. The flying foxes were really fascinating and that was only the beginning. The koalas were viewed from a scenic country road and there were Joeys. The rain forest picnic and walk were excellent. Then we saw lots and lots of kangaroos and wallabies. Highly recommended.
        Written 31 July 2018
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        Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your Wildlife Safari
        Written 2 August 2018
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