Big Volcano® Visitor Guide

Bushwalking, bike riding and horse riding tours and clubs in the Byron Bay, Tweed Valley, Gold Coast Region of New South Wales and Queensland Australia

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Photo: "The Road Less Travelled", Mooball, J Palmer, Big Volcano Tourism

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Bushwalking, Bicycling and Horse Riding

Horse riding is available at riding centres and equestrian centres, while guided city walks, bushwalking* tours and cycling tours take advantage of the plentiful municipal parks, bikeways and World Heritage listed National Parks and reserves of the region.

For birdwatchers, the walking tours will often provide a great introduction to our habitats and common species.  This bioregion is known for the McPherson-Macleay overlap, which means that for birds, flora and fauna, it's the southern limit for northern species and northern limit for southern species, making it one of the most biodiverse in Australia.

Gold Coast and Tweed Shire Councils have brochures showing suburban walking and bicycle ways, available at Visitor Information Centres, and Ballina Council has a number of cycleways throughout the shire.  Local special interest clubs may also welcome visitors on outings.  Bushwalking clubs often have biking, kayaking and paddling outings as well.

The recently opened Northern Rivers Rail Trail from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek, is already a popular attraction.

* That's tramping to our Kiwi cousins, rambling to our friends in Old Blighty and hiking or trekking to everyone else!


Birdlife Northern Rivers (formerly Tweed Bird Observers)
Far North Coast, Northern NSW
Mountain Biking in the Northern Rivers
Ballina, NSW
Courtesy Bicycle Emporium, Ballina
Gold Coast City Bikeways
downloadable PDFs
Gold Coast
Nimbin Bushwalkers Club
Northern Rivers Rail Trail
Northern Rivers, NSW
TM Natural History Association
Birdwatching, Bushwalking
Tamborine Mountain, QLD

Bicycling Tours and Bicycle Hire

Bicycle Routes - Murwillumbah New
Find the right bike route for you through Murwillumbah, where we've got 63 cycle routes to explore.
Australian Cycle Tours - North Coast New
Self-guided, supported, and guided cycling experiences, bike hire.
1300 114 966
Bicycle Emporium: Ballina Byron Bike hire
E-bike, mountain bike, bicycle hire and sales
(02) 6681 4054
E-bike hire
Banora Point
0412 005 605
Better By Bike New
E-bike rentals
Byron Bay
0408 444 858
Beyond Byron E Bikes
Guided e-bike tours, e-bike sales
Byron Bay
0409 454 613
Byron Bay Adventure Tours
biking, kayaking, hiking, camping tours
Byron Bay
1300 120 028
Byron Bay Surf & Bike Hire
road bikes, kids bikes, tandem bike hire
Byron Bay
(02) 6680 7066
Soul Surf School
cruiser bike hire
Byron Bay
1800 089 699
Cabarita Beach Cycles
E-bikes, road bikes, kids bikes, mountain bikes and cruisers hire
Cabarita Beach
02 6676 1519
Kool Bike Hire
Push bikes, mountain bikes, street cruisers ebikes, etrikes, fat boys and scooter hire
0432 443 302
Spinway Gold Coast
Self service return to station bicycle hire
Kingscliff Cycle Centre
bicycle hire and sales
(02) 6674 3166
Murwillumbah Cycles New
bicycle hire and sales
South Murwillumbah
02 6672 3620

Bushwalking (hiking, tramping) and Walking Tours

Northern Rivers Rail Trail Updated
Northern Rivers, NSW
(02) 6673 0404  Updated
Vision Walks
(02) 6687 4237
Byron Bay Coastal Walks
Lennox Head
1300 113 792
Explore Byron Bay
Byron Bay
0467 277 669
Gold Coast Walking Tours
Heritage walks & trails
Gold Coast
Self guided
Rainforest Tours Australia
group tours, hikes, retreats
Gold Coast
0401 607 117

Horse Riding

Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat
Bonogin Valley, QLD
(07) 5667 7468
Seahorses Riding Ranch
Lessons and rides
Byron Bay
0404 198 220
Zephyr Horses New
Small groups horse tours, by appointment only.
Byron Bay
Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre
Lessons and rides
(02) 6687 1446
Limpinwood Classical Riding Centre
Limpinwood via Chillingham
(02) 6679 2238
Piroutte Equestrian Park
(02) 6677 7472
Tweed Valley Equestrian Group
0407 662 883

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