Yuletide in Byron Bay 2017

FINAL SEATS REMAIN!

Bill Peach Journeys invites you to take a Yuletide sojourn this winter through spectacular Byron Bay and its hinterland. Spend 4 nights at the multi award winning The Byron at Byron, an intimate 5 star resort set amongst a 45 acre subtropical rainforest.

We begin by exploring the Cape Byron Lighthouse situated at the most easterly point on mainland Australia before visiting “The Farm” for a true ‘farm to table’ experience. We enjoy a whale watching tour before revelling in the festivity and flavours of a Christmas in July feast. We tour further to the charming towns of Bangalow and Newrybar and discover the tranquil ambience of the Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens.

This 5 day sojourn is a truly unique insight into the tastes and serene life of the Byron Bay region.

Highlights

  • Spend 4 nights at the multi award winning The Byron at Byron, an intimate 5 star resort set amongst a 45 acre subtropical rainforest
  • Experience exquisite produce of the Byron Bay hinterland
  • Touring of the Cape Byron Lighthouse, “The Farm”, Bangalow, Newrybar, Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens
  • Enjoy a whale watching cruise
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner including a special Yuletide feast
  • Spend Yuletide with new friends while enjoying your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director
Day
1

Arrive Byron Bay

Transfer from Coolangatta Airport to the award winning The Byron at Byron Resort, the perfect base for our upcoming touring of the Byron Bay region. Enjoy the many facilities of this exceptional resort; dine in style surrounded by the lush rainforest canopy or you may wish to take some time out for indulgent R&R with a special treatment at the resort’s luxurious day spa.

Enjoy the infinity pool and many of the resort’s activities on offer including daily complimentary yoga. Your welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director tonight, a perfect chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Overnight: The Byron at Byron
Day
2

Byron Bay

After breakfast, we begin our exploration of the area. From a lush hinterland to a spectacular coast, the Byron Bay region is acclaimed for its natural beauty, creative communities and fresh produce.

We visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse built in 1901, which offers visitors an insight into what life was like in the days of the lighthouse keepers. The Lighthouse is the most powerful in Australia and is located at The Cape Byron Headland Reserve, situated on the most easterly point of mainland Australia. The reserve comprises spectacular sea cliffs, rare and beautiful coastal vegetation, spectacular beaches and a high quality walking track system that offers spectacular views of both the surrounding Cape Byron Marine Park and the hinterland to the west.

Celebrating the beautiful produce of the area, we tour to the hinterland and “The Farm”. Set on 80 acres, it is a working farm, home to a community of growers, producers, eateries, and educators who share a passion for growing food using traditional, sustainable methods that are 100% spray and chemical free. We enjoy lunch at the charming Three Blue Ducks followed by an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: The Byron at Byron
Day
3

Byron Bay

After breakfast we depart for our whale watching cruise to see these magnificent creatures during their annual northern migration from our spectacular vantage point in the heart of the Cape Byron Marine Park. Covering about 22,000 hectares, Cape Byron Marine Park extends from Brunswick Heads in the north, to Lennox Head in the south. Encompassing a range of marine habitats, the park is home to many species of dolphin, fish, seabirds, and marine plants, as well as endangered species such as grey nurse sharks, sea turtles and little terns.

This afternoon is at leisure in anticipation of our special Christmas in July dinner this evening.

Overnight: The Byron at Byron
Day
4

Byron Bay

After breakfast, we take a short drive to Bangalow, a charming township of elegant federation buildings, inviting parks and delicious treats. In a verdant valley, the village’s main street, Byron Street, is full of cafes and restaurants as well as galleries and boutiques; you may wish to sample locally grown coffee and browse for gourmet souvenirs. Fertile land in the area produces macadamia nuts, fruit and vegetables, coffee, dairy goods and meat.

Offering sophistication & warm ambiance amongst the beautiful country setting of Newrybar in the Byron Bay Hinterland, the award winning Harvest Cafe is our next destination. Local, fresh and organic produce is showcased with alfresco dining on spacious rambling verandas in a charming, early 1900´s historic cottage. This afternoon we tour to Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens to see the world’s tallest geode pair and be in awe at the world’s largest amethyst cave.

Tonight your journey director invites you to a final farewell dinner.

Overnight: The Byron at Byron
Day
5

Depart Byron Bay

Saying a fond farewell to new friends, the journey concludes and you will be transferred to Coolangatta Airport for your flight home.

Dates & Prices

Tour Code Days Departs Returns Price $AUD  
YT1700 5 24th July 2017 28th July 2017 $4,995

Flights from your home port to Coolangatta are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Coolangatta, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Coolangatta at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact over 40% of our guests travel alone, and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening. *Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director and opera tickets including a five course degustation dinner, five hour beverage package and lounge access.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned. Pre Tour Flights from your home port to Coolangatta are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Sydney, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Sydney, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 500 metres unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.