Byron Bay, Bangalow and Gold Coast Day Tour from Brisbane

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From USD 145.73

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 to 11 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visitors to Brisbane who want to pop over the NSW border without the hassle will enjoy this day tour. Forget about self-driving and simply enjoy the views during the journey. Check out the highlights of fashionable Byron Bay and Bangalow, and discover why these are such popular towns. You’ll be able to take your time on this leisurely tour, which matches the area’s laid-back vibe. Stop at the Gold Coast on the return journey.
  • Travel in comfort in any season in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Wander, shop, and eat in trendy coastal Byron Bay
  • Enjoy the shady leafy streets of charming inland Bangalow
  • Visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse for sweeping sea views

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 15 Albert St
    15 Albert St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

    Coach Parking / Pickup Zone.

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

1) Can pick up Brisbane and drop off the Gold Coast at the end of the tour. 2) Can pick up Gold Coast and drop off Brisbane at the end of the tour.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Operated by Dear Australia,

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

A good trip out of the hustle and bustle of the city.
65 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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A real gem along the Gold Coast
Rob_B, Feb 2023
Trevor, our local guide, was-is very informative about the area and made the day so pleasant with commentary and easy-to-follow maps. Numerous stops along the Gold Coast added unexpected highlights to the excursion. Book with confidence: you won’t be disappointed.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hey Rob, thanks for your kind review! It was great to have you onboard, a veteran travel guide ;-) Hope to see you in our region again some day :-)
Scenic Tour of Gold Coast and Surrounding Areas
Jonathan_W, Feb 2023
If you're visiting Brisbane and want to explore the area, Gold Coast is an absolute must. This tour started around 7 AM with a drive down to Coolangatta, then to Byron Bay. On the way to Byron Bay we stopped at a farm for morning tea and brekkie. The on to Byron where you trek from the lighthouse down to the beach, passing by the most easterly point of mainland Australia. From there it's lunch and shopping in town with time to explore. We finished up the day first stopping at a macadamia farm, then Surfer's Paradise to walk along the beach. Trevor is an excellent, relaxed tour guide. Recommend!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hey Jonathan, thanks for your kind review! It was great to have you and your travel buddy onboard.
Great trip, excellent guide.
Ashley_D, Feb 2023
Really enjoyed visiting the Farm and Byron Bay. The little extras were fantastic and unexpected. I have nothing further to add.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for you kind review ;-) Enjoyed your company on our day to Byron :-)
Fantastic day
Michael_P, Feb 2023
Trevor our guide was fantastic!! The time flew and the sights were breathtaking. Highly recommended Dear Australia to anyone
Response from Host, Feb 2023
:-) So glad you enjoyed your day with us :-) Thank you kindly for your positive review.
Brisbane to Byron Bat
Susan_H, Jan 2023
This has been our favorite tour so far in Australia. We were picked up at our hotel and Trevor’s van was comfortable and clean. He was punctual all day but also flexible. He asked the group what kinds of things we wanted to see and I so appreciated that because I got a chance to see Surfers Paradise. I would highly recommend “Dear Australia” tours.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your kind review! It was a ripper day with great weather! (although a tad warm) ;-)
Wonderful day
Carola_D, Dec 2022
Beautiful tour, organized really well to make you appreciate the wonders of Byron Bay and Gold Coast. Thank you very much!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Carola & Andrea. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with us :-)
Brilliant day out
Lesley_m, Nov 2022
What a fabulous day out. The original trip that I booked got cancelled and I was offered this but it was almost twice the price. I am so glad that I took up the offer. Trevor our driver and guide was a star and despite first being told by Viator that a pickup at my accommodation wasn’t possible he contacted me on the morning to say he would collect me from where I was staying. The whole day was excellent as was the company of other passengers on the trip. Everything was well explained, organised and well thought through. I would highly recommend this trip to others. Thank you.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for this glowing review! I’m so glad you enjoyed your day out with us. It was a great day all round :-)
Brilliant Tour...
Ramachandran_R, Nov 2022
Trevor makes the entire journey smooth and makes a good day of your trip that will leave with pleasant memories . Its these smaller things that he does makes it outstanding. He stops in the right spots and is also an excellent guide with the food choices enroute. Will recommend any day,any time ....Byron Bay and Surfer's Paradise were fabulous and his attention to detail makes journey smooth. Will recommend him and "Dear Australia" any time.. Thanks "Dear Trevor"
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for your kind review! Ram, I'm glad you had a great day out. I really enjoyed you and your wife's company. Hope to see you again for another tour :-)
Be Prepared for a Great Day!
Linda_M, Nov 2022
Trevor was absolutely the best guide we have ever had. He has the right combination of being laid back but efficient. He was so helpful with advice about Brisbane. We packed a lot into the day, yet never felt rushed. Loved having the opportunity to do a short coastal walk and being able to dip our toes in the ocean at three different spots.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for your kind review! I'm glad you and Frank enjoyed your day out... it was a ripper!!
Awesome trip with Trevor!
gwenthng, Oct 2022
It was an awesome trip with Trevor! Many thanks for the experiences and sharing. We have enjoyed lots, took many pretty pictures and had great food. Recommendations were good and we love the carrot cake too:) Loving the private experience. A very well-experienced guide. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Gwen, thanks for the glowing review! Glad you enjoyed the Carrot Cake!
Highly recommend!
amirultml, Sept 2022
Trevor was an excellent guide and the experience was well worth the price seeing the most key spots. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks Amirul! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your day out. The weather was amazing! The traffic was not ;-) Enjoy the rest of your time in our fabulous region!
Great day out!
William_B, Sept 2022
Trevor was the main star of the day - he was well equipped for all questions we asked him and you could really see his passion showing through for doing these tours! The bus was comfortable and even though there was traffic we still had a reasonable amount of time at all of the stops. And we got the bonus of seeing whales off the coast at some of the lookouts! Trevor dropped me in Surfer’s Paradise on the way back which was very handy for me, so couldn’t recommend this tour more!
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hey William! I can’t tell you how great yesterday was. Seriously, working shouldn’t be this much fun. Everyone on board the bus was in great spirits, even though we had to take some crazy detours. Thanks for choosing Dear Australia, !
Best day-trip from Brisbane
Stephanie_C, Sept 2022
Trevor Huttley did a great job. Great east coastal sightseeings and Gold Coast. Highly recommend it. Dear Australia, Day Tours from Brisbane 0444-515-212
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thanks for your glowing review! We all had a great day. Thanks for coming along :-)
Trevor is your guide , he...
Barry_M, Aug 2022
Trevor is your guide , he is very knowledgeable and a great conversationalist. We had a great deal of time to see the sites and we were lucky to have very good weather , a beautiful day!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks for your kind response ;-) It was a great day out. And yes, the weather was amazing. So good to see the whales were enjoying the sunshine too!
Perfect day !
Mathilde_S, Apr 2022
Perfect day with Trevor (and Tracey) ! The stops on the tour were perfectly chosen. We spend a good amount of time in Byron Bay. I didn’t feel rushed at all during the day. Trevor always had some good anecdotes to tell ! I would highly recommend to travel with him !
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for your kind response. It was great to meet you, we had a great day too! All the best with the remainder of your journey to Vancouver and Ireland.
Excellent service and great experience
Zhan_Z, Apr 2022
Excellent trip. The schedule and the spots are well planned, the tour guild is very knowledgeable. The car is also very comfortable. We had an excellent day on this tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for your kind response Zhan. I really enjoyed you and Rosie's company for the day. The day went like clockwork, even got to see the International Space Station fly over!
Wonderful day in Byron Bay
Inga_G, Jan 2022
Trevor is very knowledgeable and friendly guide, he knows the area so well. We travelled as a couple and we had a full VIP private tour experience. The day was wonderful, we spotted some wildlife, have plenty of walks with wonderful views and also got some tips from Trevor, what is worth doing at our upcoming trip at the Gold Coast. We do highly recommend to go to Byron only with Trevor, he is awesome and absolutely brilliant. Thank you again for wonderful experience:
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you for your kind response. I had a great day out with you two as well! Thank you!!
MonicaJoy_L, June 2021
Amazing experience! A good trip out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Got to relax and breathe some fresh air. Trevor was awesome! Showed me everything that Byron Bay has to offer, great food recommendations and sites as well for future trips. 😄👍🏻
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank you for your kind response. It was a great day out, I'm glad you really enjoyed it. I've even been back to Lake Ainsworth for some tea tree water :-)
Schönes Erlebnis
Mariam_B, Dec 2022
Es war wunderbar. Ich habe es sehr genossen und viel gesehen. Wir hatten genügend Zeit, um alles zu sehen und erkunden. Der Tag endete später als geplant, weil uns genug Zeit an allen Orten gegeben wurde. Ich konnte sogar Delfine sehen und dort auch eine Zeit lang verweilen. Auch ein langer Spaziergang an der Gold Coast war noch möglich. Ich kann diese Tour nur empfehlen. Toller Guid.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you Mariam for your wonderful review. I'm very happy you enjoyed your day. Yes, it was a little long, but sometimes you have to seize the moment, and you were rewarded for it :-) It was a delight to have you onboard!
Superbe journée
Daniela_M, Nov 2022
Les magnifiques paysages de Byron Bay, la grande gentillesse de Trevor et Tracyy, les explications détaillées, le petit groupe de participants, le véhicule impeccable... tout!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your kind review Daniela! We really enjoyed your company for the day... and the steak dinner was great fun. All the best for your journey ahead :-)