Byron Bay

Hinterland Magic & Glow-worm Experience

Badge of ExcellenceByron Bay, Australia
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From USD 67.07

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This adventure in the hinterland of Byron Bay gets to the Gondwana Rainforests, a UNESCO World Heritage Area. You’ll begin at one of the highest waterfalls for spectacular views, followed by a vegan/ vegetarian dinner in nature. When it gets dark, you’ll see the glowworms illuminating the view. Spend time listening to the sacred flute, have conscious talks, and leave full of inspiration.
  • Enjoy an Organic Vegetarian / Vegan dinner in the forest
  • Be transported by Air conditioned vehicle
  • All fees and taxes and entry fees to Whian Whian State Conservation area and Nightcap National park included
  • The chance to see illuminated glowworms in their natural state

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Byron Bay - Visitor Information Centre
      Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

      Please wait in front of the Visitor Centre and we will find you. 15 minutes of maximum waiting time. Also, note that we operate on NSW daylight savings time (between October and April we are 1 hour ahead of Queensland time).

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Whian Whian

    4 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Bring covered shoes, water bottle and warm clothes for later
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
    Operated by Rise Up Byron Conscious Tours

    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
    On this tour we saw absolutely beautiful views, had an amazing tour guide who knew the local knowledge so well and got to experience magical locations that only locals like Chris would know about!


    294 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travellers.
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    The best tour I had ever been on.
    brooke_c, Apr 2023
    Loved every part of the trip. Tour guide was very informative. Involved the whole group. Would definitely do the tour again.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Thank you Brooke! We are super happy to read your review ! Thanks for the good vibes
    Awesome unique experience
    Rosa_F, Apr 2023
    Everything was amazing. Forests, Magic glow worms. He has a surprise for you at the magic glow worm visit. You don't wanna miss it!:) We saw quala 🦘 on the way. The tour guide had a very warm and hospital personality.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Thank you Rosa! It was very nice to meet you too! Thanks for sharing the stories from your home country! Blessings
    Gabriel was the perfect...
    Ben_C, Apr 2023
    Gabriel was the perfect guide. He brought the tour group together and established a lovely vibe for the afternoon and evening.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Thank you, Ben! We really appreciate your feedback! All the best
    Amazing Adventure!
    Sophia_P, Mar 2023
    Gabriel was the best Tour-Guide I could wish for. It was an exciting adventure and he told us so many good and interesting story's during the tour. Even the car drives to the different locations were entertaining. Gabriel cared about everyone and always assisted during harder trails. I have never had a better tour and also the locations and the food were amazing. Thank you!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Hi Sophia. Thank you so much for the lovely words! We are so happy to hear you had a good experience. Blessings
    Absolutely amazing
    Natasha_D, Mar 2023
    Had a fantastic time. The tour guide was so lovely I would do this again in a heartbeat, was decently a tour of a life time. Perfect wether for the day
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you, Natasha! Yes, it is an "out of the box" experience! We are so happy to read your review! Much love
    Adventurous time
    Emily_H, Mar 2023
    We had a phenomenal time. Gabriel was an amazing tour guide, and such a genuine man. Swimming under the waterfall was a beauty. We did go to hippy community, which is where the glow worm are located. (Go to the bathroom before this last stop). The staircase in the photo is the entrance to the man made cave. If you are claustrophobic I am not sure if you would enjoy this. We were wary of this last stop, but nothing bad happened and it was a good time. We just did not know what we had gotten into. Great adventure though and would do again!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you so much Emily for the beautiful words! We are happy to hear you had an awesome experience. Blessings
    Great experience!
    Amy_H, Feb 2023
    Really good experience, got to see some amazing waterfalls & even go swimming (wish I brought my swimmers!) The glow worm cave was incredible & well worth the long drive. Chris was a great guide & made the whole night feel like an adventure with mates.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Thank you Amy! Good vibes only! Thats the spirit! Safe travels
    Must do Byron Experience!
    Michelle_B, Jan 2023
    What a magical experience! We were collected from the Visitor Centre in Byron Bay by a beautiful human (I cannot remember his name, but... he was so lovely and truly down to earth!) He was our guide for the entire tour! I first stop was Killen Falls, which was stunning! We got to get in for swim! The water was perfect! I would highly recommend wearing reef shoes for this as the rocks were pretty pointy! Then, we went to Minyon Falls! Wow! We were pretty high up! We checked out the look out and then sat down for dinner! Our last stop were the glow worms at Rainbow Temple! You will love it! My recommendations? Are go! You won't be disappointed. Reef shoes (pointy rocks!) and wear your seatbelt! (It's a bumpy windy ride!) PS. If you're prone to motion sickness... sit in the front seat first up! Just do it!
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Great description and appropriate advise! Loved it! Also a reminder that the temple was just an one-off experience for that day, since glow-worm visibility was not great else where. All the best Michelle
    Great Exo Experience
    Victoria_R, Jan 2023
    Christo was a passionate, attentive and informative guide. The spots he brought us to were beautiful and inspiring. He provided a lovely tour. The vegan dinner was delicious.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thank you Victoria! We are so happy to hear you had an amazing experience. All the best!
    Fantastic all the way
    Eliza_Y, Jan 2023
    Chris was a very knowledgeable guide. The homemade dinner was very fresh. The water falls were awesome. The glow worms were amazing. We had a fantastic time. Thanks Chris
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thank you Eliza. You, Viola and the family were amazing people to spend time with Much love
    Excellent experience
    Andrew_H, Nov 2022
    Cristiano was an informative and great guide. Good background knowledge of the area as well as beautiful sites.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you Andrew! Your time to write this review is extremely appreciated! I am happy to hear you guys had a great time!
    Vivienne_K, Nov 2022
    Cristiano (Chris) was a wonderful and extremely knowledgeable host. Bring your swimmers for a dip at a waterfall on one of the stops along the way at.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you Vivienne! Your review is so much appreciatted ! See you next time
    Exciting Byron Bay tour
    IlkayIlgin, Oct 2022
    Such an exciting tour especially the Glow Worms. Stopping at two waterfalls and walking through rainforest is another exciting and unforgettable experience for us. Our tour guide Chris is such a delightful, polite and helpful person. I would highly recommend this tour.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Hi Ilkay! You guys were also very lovely guests. It is an honor to cross paths with light-hearted people like you!
    Well planned with good...
    Ritika_L, Oct 2022
    Well planned with good spots to stop at, and a good tour overall, especially the glow worm tunnel walk.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Hi Ritika! You guys were super fun to spend time with! Good vibes only!
    Breath taking!
    Hayley_B, Oct 2022
    On this tour we saw absolutely beautiful views, had an amazing tour guide who knew the local knowledge so well and got to experience magical locations that only locals like Chris would know about!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you Hayley! What a legend you are! Your review made me smile big time!
    Definitely recommend, great tour guide!
    Phillip_Y, Aug 2022
    We had an awesome time on this tour on the 6th January 2022. Our driver shared great insight on his own journey from his country down to Byron Bay and gave great history on the area throughout the decades. We were lucky enough to visit the Rainbow temple which was a nice look at how people live a life unwinded!
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Hi Phillip! Thank you for your review! Blessings
    Unique personal experience
    Georgia_D, July 2022
    Great tour Chris was a fantastic guide with lots of local knowledge. It was a very unique experience
    Response from Host, July 2022
    Thank you, Georgia! What an honor to meet you and your extended family! You guys also made my day! See you next time! Happy anniversary to you all!!
    Sophie_P, July 2022
    We saw beautiful waterfalls and had a delicious meal. The glowworms where amazing too! This tour really makes you think of the envourement and be grateful with our beautiful morher worth.
    Response from Host, July 2022
    Hi Sophie Thank you so much for your review! I am so happy to read it! Blessings
    Amazing. Rainbow Temple n...
    SUJAY_G, Apr 2022
    Amazing. Rainbow Temple n the glow worm experience is something that you cannot forget. Our tour guide Chris was very friendly. Don't miss this if you are in Byron.
    Olivia_T, Dec 2021
    Photos don't do it justice! Magical experience to places we wouldn't have visited on our own. Chris is a great tour guide with a passion for nature.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Hi Olivia! Great to hear you had a great time! And yes, photos don`t do justice (especially for the glowworms)! Happy new year!

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