Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) 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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Bushwalking, Bicycling and Horse Riding

Horse riding is often available at country retreats as well as riding 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.

* 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 New
Ballina, NSW
Courtesy Bicycle Emporium, Ballina
Gold Coast City Bikeways Updated
downloadable PDFs
Gold Coast
Nimbin Bushwalkers Club
Northern Rivers Rail Trail New
Northern Rivers, NSW
TM Natural History Association
Birdwatching, Bushwalking
Tamborine Mountain, QLD

Bicycling Tours and Bicycle Hire

Bicycle Emporium: Ballina Byron Bike hire New
E-bike, mountain bike, bicycle hire and sales
(02) 6681 4054
E-bike2U New
E-bike hire
Banora Point
0412 005 605
Beyond Byron E Bikes New
Guided e-bike tours, e-bike sales
Byron Bay
0409 454 613
Byron Bay Adventure Tours New
biking, kayaking, hiking, camping tours
Byron Bay
1300 120 028
Byron Bay Surf & Bike Hire New
road bikes, kids bikes, tandem bike hire
Byron Bay
(02) 6680 7066
Soul Surf School New
cruiser bike hire
Byron Bay
1800 089 699
Cabarita Beach Cycles New
E-bikes, road bikes, kids bikes, mountain bikes and cruisers hire
Cabarita Beach
02 6676 1519
Kool Bike Hire New
Push bikes, mountain bikes, street cruisers ebikes, etrikes, fat boys and scooter hire
0432 443 302
Spinway Gold Coast New
Self service return to station bicycle hire
Kingscliff Cycle Centre New
bicycle hire and sales
(02) 6674 3166

Bushwalking (hiking, tramping) Tours

Vision Walks
(02) 6687 4237
Walk North
Byron Bay
(02) 6687 1112
Coolangatta Walking Tours
(07) 5590 7299
Rainforest Tours Australia
group tours, hikes, retreats
Gold Coast
0401 607 117

Horse Riding

Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat
Bonogin Valley
(07) 5667 7468
Seahorses Riding Ranch
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 3691
Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre
(02) 6687 1446
Spirit of Equus Riding Centre
Tyagarah via Byron Bay
(02) 6684 7499
Currumbin Horse Riding Farm
Currumbin Valley
(07) 5533 0133
Tassiriki Ranch
Empire Vale via South Ballina
(02) 6683-4602
Horse Magic
via Nimbin
(02) 6689 7588
Numinbah Valley Adventure Trails
via Nerang
(07) 5533 4137
Tamborine Mountain Trail Rides
(07) 5543 8008

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