A walking retreat through Springbrook National Park, Cape and Byron Bay, New South Wales
It was certainly Serendipity, which has brought us to Byron in the first place and we feel privileged to call this dreamy place for some time of the year our “home”. Ever since we bought our house we had the great desire to share this unique paradise with our Walkabout community. From our base in Byron we discover some of the many beautiful marvels this region has on offer.
Our Byron and Beyond tour covers the Byron Bay region and we move as far up as the Northern Rivers of NSW. Originally known as Cavanbah or ‘meeting place’ by the original Bundjalung people of the area, Byron Bay continues to live up to its traditional heritage.
We venture through coastal subtropical rainforest and explore the beautiful Nighcap National Park. The dominant massifs, sheer cliff walls, lush green gullies and spectacular waterfalls, which make up Nightcap National Park are relics of its volcanic past.
At Springbrook National Park is the World Heritage site of the Gondwana Area. Our walk takes us to the Natural Bridge, a picturesque rock formation, formed by the force of the waterfall over the basalt cave. The precipitous drop of Minyon Falls is the dramatic result of thousands of years of erosion. Of course we explore Australia’s most easterly point at Cape Byron Reserve with its unsurpassed panoramic ocean and north coast hinterland views.
Another great inspiration to create this new tour was Sreejith, our wise Yoga/Meditation and Relexology teacher from our tour in India. A true yogi, he transmits everything, which is so often missing in our modern ways of teaching yoga. A morning meditation at mystical Minnion Falls is on of the highlights of this tour.
Our days are usually starting with yoga or meditation, which of course is always optional but once experienced one practice with Sreejith, we are sure you don’t want to miss out.
We have also included a small cooking seminar where we will share some recipes from our… work in progress cookbook… Flavours of Walkabout. We will share some of our early day recipes, inspirations from our travels and also something from our healthy food bible.
Our Hotels and Cuisine
Our fabulous accommodation is nestled in 45-acres of magical subtropical rainforest. Here you can walk and discover the resident flora and fauna or take a swim in the inviting infinity pool. Indulge with a treatment at the luxurious spa… a place to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. Dine in style surrounded by the lush rainforest canopy in the hotel's renowned restaurant where we can expect a feast of the regions finest local products prepared by an internationally acclaimed chef.
My eleventh tour with WGA in 12 years! People ask me which one I have enjoyed the most. I still can't decide. I have genuinely loved every one of them and the Grampians and Great Ocean Road was no exception. Such a great balance of strenuous and gentle exercise, beautiful and varied scenery, wonderful wildlife, exceptional travelling companions and fabulous cuisine! What more could you want! I can't wait for the next one! Thanks again Graeme. Meg from Sydney NSW, Australia
Wonderful days starting in the mountains with a particularly informative indigenous centre visit at Halls Gap then an arduous tramp up to the Pinnacle. The Great Ocean Road was spectacular with places like Melba Gully allowing such a contrast. The country was at its greenest, the meals were delicious and even the heavenly cake made by Graeme was delightful. I had a wonderful experience with such good company. Margaret, Brisbane, QLD, Australia