Adventurous Things to Do in Byron Bay

THE 10 BEST Adventurous Things to Do in Byron Bay

Best Adventurous Things to Do in Byron Bay

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  • Natalie S
    2 contributions
    Kids loved it! They want to go back tomorrow. They had such a great time. There was so much variety of activities
    Written 10 July 2023
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  • Jodie B
    13 contributions
    Great surf lesson, loved our guide and felt safe and even managed to stand up! Great for all ages and the team were very friendly!
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • Coady M
    2 contributions
    excellent day out, we were able to get to close with the boat and out guide Gabby was so informative about the whales. we also saw dolphins!
    Written 25 September 2023
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  • Amanda M
    1 contribution
    If there were 6 stars I would give it 6! Ricky was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide. Our family had never paddle boarded before and Ricky made it super easy and relaxed. Was such a great way to spend the morning, so peaceful and loads of wildlife, fish, ray’s and eagles. And the homemade treats were delicious. Highly recommend!
    Written 24 January 2024
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  • Victoria N
    1 contribution
    Great experience,
    highly recommend. Saw leopard sharks, turtles, heaps of other fish. The instructor was highly skilled
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Jodie B
    13 contributions
    This tour was amazing. Interesting facts, great guides and awesome kayaking. The guides were so helpful and made it all feel like a breeze! Unfortunately we didn’t get to see any dolphins but was offered another trip again. Great time and great fun. Thank you
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • Gabrielle
    London, UK22 contributions
    What an amazing day with Tom on the wildlife safari. We saw pademelons, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and flying foxes. We also had a yummy picnic lunch by the Richmond River. Tom was super accommodating to our family as two of our children had mobility issues and we all got to see the beautiful wildlife regardless of ability. Tom was super knowledgeable, friendly and patient with our large family. It was truly a day to remember. Highly recommended!
    Written 23 December 2023
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  • Hattie J
    2 contributions
    The most amazing experience with Zephyr Horses, enjoyed every moment of it! Super welcoming, fun guides, well behaved horses and they catered to everyone’s experiences. Thank you so much!
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Abigaile A
    1 contribution
    Our family absolutely loved the surfing lessons here at Byron bay. We had such a friendly instructor called Guy, who taught us all the tricks and tips especially for us beginners. It was such a friendly and fun community and enjoyed every bit. We went through all the safety tips then set out into the water. It was super safe and definitely recommend.
    Written 15 December 2022
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  • Britta v
    1 contribution
    I surfed 5 days with Kool Katz surf school. I really improved my surf skills when Phil was teaching me and it was so much fun! Terry is great and very experienced. You get good worth of your money.
    Written 14 December 2023
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  • Becky W
    4 contributions
    Both instructors were really helpful and supportive. The lesson was really fun and perfect for beginners. It felt like the staff was invested in your progress and constantly cheering you on. It was easy to learn in this environment. 10/10 recommend.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • MLHossell
    Rotherham, UK31 contributions
    Fantastic tour, guides were professional and friendly and made sure everyone was safe at all times. We only saw dolphins in the distance but were lucky enough to see many whales pretty up close! Great value for money, would definitely recommend.
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • Liz B
    5 contributions
    My husband gave me a ride in a balloon for our anniversary last week. Our ride started at the Channon Showgrounds and we landed on a farm in Eltham. The views were spectacular. Our pilot was extremely obliging and the support crew were all passionate about the region!!! Highly recommended!!!
    Written 5 December 2020
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  • David C
    1 contribution
    A couple of years ago, I kicked off my gyrocopter journey with a trial instructional flight with Flygyro over Byron Bay. As I was admiring the scenic beauty from the sky, the instructor not only demonstrated the gyrocopter's capabilities but also allowed me to take the controls and experience the excitement of flying. It was then when I totally fell for gyrocopters, and Oli, the flight instructor, just made the whole experience even more awesome with his teaching style. Two years later I call myself a gyrocopter pilot, and all thanks to Oli and his dedicated training.

    I picked this school primarily for its strong safety culture, especially considering the not-so-great reputation gyrocopters have, particularly the handmade ones from the past. I believe that the shift to factory-built aircraft globally in the last decade has proven that they can be safe.

    In this flight school, you will find a combination of discipline, rigor, systematic training, and a serious approach. Instructors here have a way of encouraging you to push your limits and shape awareness of human factors, but always with safety as the top priority. That's the aspect I admire the most about this school. On top of all that, they make the learning experience enjoyable and leave you feeling proud of your achievements after every single flight.

    Combine a breathtaking location with a strong safety culture and a touch of enjoyment, and you've got the winning formula for a successful gyrocopter pilot.
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • Paul M
    Boronia, Australia12 contributions
    What an amazing whale watching experience! We were unlucky with the weather on our first attempt but we were given plenty of notice and managed to go out the very next day. We were very reassured by all the great communication, advice and safety precautions the team send prior to the trip.

    The trip itself was unbelievable. The crew were amazing at spotting whales, dolphins and even a turtle and a ray. We had 3 young kids (5, 8, 11) who were so excited to see so many whales come up and swim past.

    Whilst there’s no guarantees we were lucky enough to see a mum and calf breaching above the water which was absolutely amazing. We can’t thank the team enough for an incredible morning on the bay.

    We’ll be back to try the other experiences!
    Written 20 February 2023
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