• Pricing From $6,995 per person
  • Single Supplement FREE**
  • From Byron Bay
  • Duration 5 days
  • Max Group Size 18
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 22 July 2024
  • Returns 26 July 2024

Early Bird Special Offers Extended until 31 May Due to Popular Demand!

Don’t miss out, last seats remain!

Bill Peach Journeys invites you to take a divine tour north for our Yuletide Sojourn this winter through spectacular Byron Bay and its hinterland. Spend 4 nights at the multi award-winning Crystalbrook Byron (formerly known as The Byron at Byron), an intimate 5 star resort set amongst a 45 acre subtropical rainforest where you will reside in the height of luxury in the heart of nature. We begin with a whale watching cruise before visiting the fascinating Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum. Explore the Cape Byron Lighthouse situated at the most easterly point on mainland Australia before visiting “The Farm” for a true ‘farm to table’ experience at famed Three Blue Ducks. 

Tour the charming and scenic towns from the coast to the Hinterland of Bangalow, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Newrybar. Discover the tranquil ambience of the Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens before revelling in the festivity and flavours of a Christmas in July feast. Join us on our Yuletide Sojourn for a truly unique insight into the tastes, vistas and serenity of the spectacular Byron Bay region.  

Highlights

  • Spend 4 nights at the multi award-winning Crystalbrook Byron (formerly known as The Byron at Byron), an intimate 5 star resort set amongst a 45 acre subtropical rainforest, the height of luxury in the heart of nature, our luxury home base for the entire Sojourn
  • Experience a delightful whale watching cruise
  • Visit the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum to see the largest collection of Naval and Merchant Ships in Australia
  • Enjoy exceptional regional cuisine at The Beach Byron Bay, Three Blue Ducks and Harvest Cafe
  • Touring of the Cape Byron Lighthouse, Bangalow, Newrybar, Brunswick Heads, Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner including a festive Christmas in July feast
  • Spend Yuletide with new friends enjoying your own room with a reduced single supplement charge^
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code YT2400EB*
Departs 22 July 2024
Returns 26 July 2024
Price From $6,495
Single Supplement $595^
Tour Code YT2400SS**
Departs 22 July 2024
Returns 26 July 2024
Price From $6,995
Single Supplement FREE**
Tour Code YT2400BP
Departs 22 July 2024
Returns 26 July 2024
Price From $6,995
Single Supplement $595^

Hotels

Bill Peach Journeys understands the importance of selecting the right accommodation to complement each journey. In this case, the property has been chosen to showcase the incredible destination visited throughout this journey as a luxurious base to return to each afternoon after touring.

           

  • Crystalbrook Byron

    The award-winning Crystalbrook Byron (formerly known as The Byron at Byron Resort), the perfect base for our touring of the Byron Bay region. Nestled in 45-acres of magical subtropical rainforest, Crystalbrook Byron is a celebration of nature, refined luxury accommodation and the extraordinary local environment.
Day 1: ARRIVE BYRON BAY

Transfer from Ballina or Coolangatta Airport to the award winning Crystalbrook Byron (formerly know as 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. Experience the height of luxury in the heart of nature at Crystalbrook Byron.

Your welcome dinner will be at The Beach Byron Bay whose menu celebrates the best seasonal and regional produce from the local Northern Rivers community and surrounds. Meet your Journey Director and fellow travellers as you enjoy unparalleled views on the waterfront overlooking Clarkes Beach.

Overnight: Crystalbrook Byron

Day 2: 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. Encompassing a range of marine habitats, Cape Byron Marine 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.

Later, visit the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum to see the largest collection of Naval and Merchant Ships in Australia, including the original Las Balsas Raft.

Overnight: Crystalbrook Byron

Day 3: BYRON BAY

Following breakfast, 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 and spectacular beaches. Enjoy an easy scenic walk along the Palm Valley loop walking track winding its way through shaded palm rainforest for the 10 minute walk on a flat paved pathway. 

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. Visit Brunswick Heads, a charming seaside village famed for its pristine beaches and sparkling river before returning to the hotel.

Overnight: Crystalbrook Byron

Day 4: BYRON BAY

Travel into the rainforest this morning to see Minyon Falls lookout, which offers stunning views of the waterfall, rainforest and sparkling coast. Next, 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.

We then take a short drive to Bangalow, a charming township in a verdant valley known for its elegant federation buildings, inviting parks, galleries and boutiques.  

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.  Tonight your journey director invites you to a festive Christmas in July dinner at Crystalbrook Byron

Overnight: Crystalbrook Byron

Day 5: DEPART BYRON BAY

Saying a fond farewell to new friends, the journey concludes and you will be transferred to Coolangatta or  Ballina Airport for your flight home taking with you memories of a most delightful Christmas in July!


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.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

* The Twin Share Early Bird Offer is strictly limited and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. The offer is valid if booked and paid in full by 31 May, 2024.

** The Early Bird Free Single Supplement Offer is strictly limited and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. The offer is valid if booked and paid in full by 31 May, 2024.

^ The reduced Single Supplement charge is limited and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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