Byron Bay

Behind The Bay - Explore Like a Local

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Behind The Bay Explore like a local

From USD 77.41

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


There’s more to Byron Bay than its surf beaches and markets. With this tour, escape the typical tourist trail and discover little-known spots that locals love. Cool off with a swim and spot turtles at Killen Falls, then admire views of Lake Ainsworth and discover the unique healing properties of the Tea Tree lake. Finally, enjoy a guided bushwalk through Broken Head Nature Reserve and seek out hidden viewpoints, beaches, and cliff jumping sites.
  • Magnificent views: see waterfalls, beaches, and forest
  • Escape the crowds and visit natural sites known only to locals
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off at your Byron Bay hotel
  • Small-group experience with a maximum of 11 people

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Stand up paddle board

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    11:00 am

    Pickup details

    General pickup location is wherever your hotel you are staying at upon request, or the main bus stop in byron Bay opposite the information centre. If people require all day free parking, can park In Suffolk park at the 'Park Hotel' car park for all day free parking.

    What To Expect

    Killen Falls

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Lake Ainsworth

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Broken Head Nature Reserve

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
    Operated by Behind the Bay

    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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    Featured review
    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.


    115 reviews
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    Highly recommend
    Theresa_Z, Sept 2023
    Great tour. Harry was very knowledgeable and friendly. He really went out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable and the locations were beyond beautiful 🤩
    Best tour on our trip!
    Sahi_R, Sept 2023
    Had the absolute best time with Luke and the gang. Highly recommend!! Made friends on the trip and visited some sick spots. Best day on the trip :)
    Great tour and great tour guide
    Milly_C, June 2023
    I loved my day out and it was one of my favourite tours I’ve been on! Ryan went above and beyond to make our day fun whilst also making sure we were not rushed at any point. I definitely recommend to anyone looking for some stunning nature spots and to see more of the Byron area!
    Byron’s best kept secrets
    Katrina_R, June 2023
    The whole experience from start to finish was amazing. Luke was such a wonderful guide with local knowledge and so cruzy … one of the best days ever, so exhilarating 🙌
    Could’ve got a taxi there and had the same experience
    Liam_D, Apr 2023
    Tour guide was nice, but no information was given on the stops so it was basically transport to the stop and that was it. Would’ve been cheaper (and had the exact same experience) to get a taxi to and from the places.
    Sofia_A, Apr 2023
    The first spot (the beautiful waterfall) was my favorite! It was amazing to swim under the waterfall and the place was something I’ve never seen before.
    Beautiful views and great swims
    Lucy_K, Apr 2023
    Luke was a great guide and made our experience very memorable. We explored the local areas and was given enough time in each place to enjoy a swim or relax
    Once in a Lifetime Experience
    Kayleigh_M, Mar 2023
    Amazing tour with local guide Ryan. He knew all the hidden gems off the beaten track that we would never be able to find. The tea tree infused lake was a once in a lifetime experience. Even small details such as letting us make our own playlist for the tour and taking photos of us was a great touch. Highly recommend this tour if you are travelling to the Byron Bay area.
    Wonderful day
    Jacqueline_M, Mar 2023
    This tour was wonderful! Be prepared for a difficult hike down to the waterfall. I’m 62, and found the rocky path very tough. Bring lots of water! We saw things that I would have never found on my own. Luke was fantastic. Things to improve… I wish our guide could have given us more information on Australia while driving. We are all so hungry to learn about other cultures and countries. I also wish that a cooler with cold drinks could have been supplied. Overall I would definitely recommend!
    Best day trip in Byron
    Terri_B, Feb 2023
    Harry was the best tour guide, he kept me up to date and informed and even moved our tour day to another due to bad weather. If it wasn’t for Harry we would not have been able to explore these magical places as we were travelling without a car. The sites Harry took us to were stunning and the whole day was relaxed and well paced. Could not recommend this day trip enough.
    Chilled and local
    Elma_B, Feb 2023
    It was amazing!! Had the best time. Ryan is the awesome! Thank you. Would defs recommend them. Thank you for a chilled fun day out exploring the local spots… just beautiful places!
    Ann_P, Feb 2023
    Great way to see some of the surrounding areas of Byron Bay. Some beautiful swimming spots. Relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable.
    Travelling with a local
    Asitha_W, Feb 2023
    We recently took the Behind the Bay tour in February. Right from the start we felt like we were travelling with. the locals. Ryan, our tour guide, was extremely friendly and well informed. Bring a local himself he was able to take us to some of the best places around Byron that we would not have been able to find ourselves. The tour was well paced and we were never rushed. Broken Head beach was an absolute gem. Would highly recommend anyone to go on this tour if you want to experience the real Byron.
    Great tour
    Sara_R, Feb 2023
    This tour is definitely a must if you’re in the Byron Bay Area! Our tour guide Luke was amazing. He was well versed on the area and also passionate about providing us with a great experience. This wasn’t a simple stop and snap photos tour (although I did take a lot of pictures lol) moreover, I got to really enjoy each spot in a relaxed manner. 10/10
    This tour was awesome! We...
    nahlaamin, Sept 2022
    This tour was awesome! We had so much fun exploring beautiful spots especially Killen Falls! Our tour guide was very lovely and fun! I would definitely recommend this tour!
    Unforgettable, Byron Bay
    Annabella_P, July 2022
    If you are visiting Byron then this is a tour for you. The name says it all, you truly get to experience Byron Bay like a local. Harry will go above and beyond to make sure you are having a wonderful time whilst creating unforgettable memories. Behind The Bay is highly recommended.
    Harry was a great guide....
    matt_K, July 2022
    Harry was a great guide. Took us to 3 great spots. Fun day out. Good way to see some unique places in Byron.
    A Holiday Highlight
    Hannah_A, May 2022
    An amazing way to see all of what Byron has to offer - each stop we went to was amazing! Harry is a great host and I really enjoyed my time. Would deffo recommend!
    Amazing Experience!
    Mollie_D, May 2022
    It was our first time coming to the beautiful Byron Bay. Harry’s tour was so much fun! We felt so comfortable & really enjoyed ourselves. The tour stops were all amazing and unique in their own ways. Our stop for lunch was delicious & a great way to end the trip. Couldn’t recommend more! Thanks Harry, can’t wait to come back ☺️
    Megan_W, Feb 2022
    Despite the weather Harry made the trip amazing. A very friendly and informative person. Had the best time. Everything was smooth sailing and couldn’t recommend it enough.

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