Big Volcano® Visitor Guide

Day Tour and Cruise operators in the Byron Bay, Tweed Valley, Gold Coast hinterland region of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.

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Tweed Escapes cruises and day tours

Photos © Tweed Escapes New
Discover the Tweed | Experiences in Nature

Day Tours and Cruises

Many different kinds of tours and cruises take advantage of the World Heritage national parks, reserves, forests and tourist attractions in the region.

Most accommodation will have local brochures or visitor guides on hand, and can assist with information and bookings for the local attractions and activities you are interested in.

Brochures and visitors guides for each area (Ballina, Byron Bay, Richmond Valley, Destination Tweed, Lismore & Nimbin, Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain, and Scenic Rim) are readily available at visitor information centres in the region.

You can also book selected tours below direct on their web site, or via

Find out about the World Heritage of the region.  When visiting our natural and scenic attractions please observe the Guidelines for Ecotourists.

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Tweed Escapes Cruises
Tweed Escapes New

Discover the Tweed with Tweed Escapes! We provide amazing river cruises and road tours to naturally beautiful places in the Tweed and Southern Gold Coast.

Our unique range of bespoke packages, naturally immersive eco-cruises and tours, boutique charters, picnics on water, and local food, farm, and brewery tours by road take you to extraordinary local places.

Discover the fabulous scenery, fantastic local food, and amazing biodiversity of the Tweed Valley with Tweed Escapes. Book your next authentic experience in nature with us today!

Cruises start from $55pp for a 2 hour lunch tour up to $195 pp for a 3 hour "Picnic on Water".

Kayak hire and private boat charters also available.

* As at 24/6/22

Tweed Heads South

0422 405 011
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

Open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm seven days a week.  Visit a wildlife park with a difference! Nestled in secluded bushland in the heart of Queensland's Gold Coast, come and view native animals in surroundings similar to their natural habitat and enjoy daily ranger-guided wildlife shows. Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) - $54.90, Adults $21.50, Concession $14.25

West Burleigh Heads

(07) 5576 2411
Minjungbal Aboriginal Centre
The Lions Road Scenic link

In 1969, the NSW government rejected the building of a connection road between NSW and QLD north of Kyogle, so the local community, under the auspice of the local Lions Club, decided to do it themeselves. A world class scenic drive is the result.

An initiative of the Kyogle Lions Club, The Lions Road forms a scenic link between Queensland & NSW, passing through the exquisite Border Ranges National Park, and skirting the historic Spiral Loop railway line.  Self Drive tour


Minjungbal Aboriginal Centre
Minjungbal Museum and Cultural Centre

A NSW NPWS Historic Site open daily, features a mangrove boardwalk and walking track winding through the site and free use of picnic facilities with electric barbecues.

The Cultural Centre has a museum, and a shop offering aboriginal art, crafts and souvenirs.

Private tours, small groups, school groups and special interest groups of 20+, are welcome.  Indigenous guides are available by arrangment, to provide guided interpretive tours through the museum and site with its relics, flora and fauna. $p.o.a.

The shop and museum open Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm.   Museum entry fee: Kids/Students/Pensioners $5, Adults $10.* The walk is free.

* As at 25/8/21

Tweed Heads South

(07) 5524 2109 online reservations Disclosure: The listings below are affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking on one of these links,
we may receive a small commission at NO extra cost to you.  This helps us to maintain and update this web site.  Thank you!  :-)

Behind The Bay - Explore Like a Local
Behind The Bay - Explore Like a Local, by Behind the Bay New

"A great day out exploring beautiful scenery and hidden locations of Byron Bay. Our guide, Harry was friendly, knowledgeable and down to earth. Highly recommend this tour especially with a small group." - Michelle_L, Reviewed on Viator, 20 Dec 2021.

Byron Bay
Byron Bay Adventure Tours
Byron Bay Adventure Tours Updated

Get out amongst the beautiful Byron hinterland and explore the natural wonder of the World Heritage-listed Nightcap National Park including a 2 hour guided rainforest walk to the base of the spectacular Minyon Falls. Take a swim in the pristine freshwater pools, photograph the abundant wildlife or simply relax and get in touch with nature.

Byron Bay
Go Seak Kayaks
Byron Bay: Sea Kayak Tour with Dolphins and Turtles GoSea Kayaks. Updated

Set out on a 2.5 hour kayaking adventure in Byron Bay. Receive instruction and equipment from your guide before you take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. See the most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland and the Byron Bay Lighthouse from the sea.

Byron Bay
4 Hour Byron Beyond Private Surf and Hinterland Troopy Tour New

We'll be cruising the beaches and hidden away spots in our epic Landcruiser Troop Carriers, checking out some iconic local highlights, pumping the tunes and teaching you all about the surfing culture as you get to dip your toe in the surfer lifestyle.

Byron Bay
O'Reilly's & Lamington National Park from Gold Coast

O'Reilly's & Lamington National Park from Gold Coast New

Take in the spectacular panoramic views of the Gold Coast from Tamborine Mountain, then travel onward to O'Reilly's for the tree top canopy walk, to discover historic logging tracks and hear the epic adventures of early settlers and the heroic rescue stories of the Stinson plane crash.

Time to sample Queensland made wines and fresh local produce!

Surfers Paradise
Coastal Island Safaris
(07) 5574 4120
Ballina - Byron Tours
(02) 6686 2471
Ballina Ocean Tours
0414 137 111
Classic Aero Adventure Flights
0432 318 282
Historic River Cruises
(02) 6688 8266
Richmond River Cruises
(02) 6686 3484
Vision Walks
(02) 6687 4237
Byron Bay Cruises & Kayaks
Brunswick Heads marina
0410 016 926
Foodscape Tours
Byron Bay
1300 502 100
Byron Bay Discovery Tours
Byron Bay
0429 810 890
Grasshoppers Tours
Byron Bay
0438 269 076
The Happy Coach Byron Bay
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 3996
Jim's Alternative Tours
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 7720
Local Knowledge Tours
Byron Bay
0488 778 860
Ride On Motorcycles
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 6304
Travel Bugs
Byron Bay
1800 666 720
Coachliner Coaches
(07) 5536 8990
Coolangatta Walking Tours
(07) 5590 7299
Tropical Fruit World
(02) 6677 7222
Eltham Valley Pantry Pecan Farm Tours
(02) 6629 1418
Tweed Ocean Adventures
Fingal Head
0406 624 528
Rainforest Tours Australia
Gold Coast
0401 607 117
Wilsons' Robotic Dairy
Guided tours by appt

For 2-50 ppl, school groups, buses and coaches welcome.  Learn about our pioneering family dairy farm, and our automated milking technology.

The Risk via Kyogle
(02) 6634 4254
Murwillumbah Aero Club Scenic Flights
(02) 6672 3235
Nimbin Explorer
(02) 6689 1577
Nimbin Tours
(02) 6680 9189
Aboriginal Cultural Concepts
Ocean Shores
0405 654 280
Geo Nature Walks
Palm Beach
(07) 5607 0752
Pottsville - Tweed Coast Limousine Service
(02) 6676 4464
Southern Cross 4WD Tours
Surfers Paradise
(07) 5574 5041
Terranora Coach Tours
(07) 5538 7113
Tamborine Mountain Tours
Tamborine Mountain
(07) 5545 4321
Aquatic Blue Charters - Whale watching
Tweed Heads
(07) 5599 4104
Catch a Crab 1/2 Day Tours
Tweed Heads
(07) 5599 9972
Tweed Endeavour Cruises
Tweed Heads
(07) 5536 8800
Minjungbal Museum and Cultural Centre
Tweed Heads South
(07) 5524 2109
Tweed Escapes New
cruises, kayaking, day tours and packages
Tweed Heads South
0422 405 011
Tweed Discovery Tours
Tweed Heads West
(07) 5536 9604
Out'n'back 4WD Rainforest Tours
Tweed Valley
(07) 5524 1849

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