Coastal Nature Tour
LENNOX HEAD, NSW
Walk along a renowned surf beach and through coastal dune vegetation and keep an eye and ear out for the abundant birdlife. Cool off with a swim in a rejuvenating tea tree lake at Lennox Head. Next, we can visit a natural apiary managed by the local charity, The Colony Bees Association. Home to multiple bee species, including the Australian native bee, we will learn about the crucial role these pollinators play in our ecosystem and how we provide bee habitats to support the bee population. Before returning to Byron Bay, we will explore one of Byron Bay’s natural coastlines, boasting cliffs, rock islands and pristine beaches, often visited by dolphins and whales. Especially for the earlybirds, a sunrise experience is available, adding busier wildlife and an unforgettable sunrise over the ocean to the adventure!
What's the plan?
Depart from Byron Bay
Pick up from location of choice within Byron Bay and surrounds. See below for pick up instructions.
Begin the tour with a walk along a sand track through the native coastal heath, taking in the native banksias and wildlife. Continuing along Seven Mile Beach, keep an eye out for whales, dolphins and diving seabirds. Relax with and rejuvenate with a fresh swim in the tea tree-surrounded lake.
Experience a natural apiary, home to many bee colonies, and learn about how bees operate within the hive, pollinate our food, and support our healthy ecosystem. Wear a beekeeping suit to get up close and see how bees work their magic!
Natural Surf Beach
Walk up the cliff-side forest track and take in the spectacular views across the ocean towards Byron Bay. Opportunity for a swim at the beautiful surf beach before our return to Byron Bay.
Return to Byron Bay
Drop off at your desired location in the Byron Bay region.
All activities in half-day tour, plus:
Lunch at local Lennox Head cafe
Take a break at a local beachside cafe to refresh and refuel before the next coastal journey: lunch and a drink is included in the full-day tour.
Pat Morton Lookout to Boulders Beach circuit
Walk along a cliff-side track overlooking the ocean at Pat Morton Lookout. Watch the surfers and the dolphins at the acclaimed Lennox point surf break and spot whales on their annual migration north between May and October. Hike a challenging descent to the serene Boulders Beach. Spot wildlife such as ospreys, wrens and echidnas whilst walking back through the coastal littoral rainforest.
Pick up and drop off from Byron Bay region
Pick up from the Byron Bay region, including Suffolk Park, Broken Head & Lennox Head. We will inform you of your pickup time the day before the tour.
A comfortable air-conditioned Volkswagen.
First aid kit and trained operator, beekeeping suits.
Locally Sourced Refreshments
Includes produce from local small businesses.
Can you pick up from outside of the Byron Bay region?
If you are staying outside of the region (1 to 2 hours drive away) and would like to experience an Earthbound Tour, please contact us, and we will try our best to accommodate this.
Can earthbound facilitate tours for larger groups?
Yes, we can! Contact us to organise a private tour for a group larger than six.
Are food and drinks provided?
Included in your tour are some locally-produced refreshments, including tea and coffee. The full-day tour includes lunch at a local beachside cafe
Is the bee apirary a compulsory part of the tour?
We take care to ensure this section of the tour is safe. When a bee hive is opened, a pheromone is released throughout the colony, which instigates a defence mechanism causing bees to behave aggressively. On this tour, we will not open any hives; our goal is to listen and observe peacefully. In the unlikely case that a bee chooses to protect its hive, we recommend wearing the available beekeeping suits, which offer complete protection. In an unlikely incident of a bee sting with adverse side effects, our operators are trained in first aid and have a first aid kit available. If anyone would prefer to skip this part of the tour, please let us know at the time of booking or on tour, and we can spend more time at either Lake Ainsworth or Broken Head Nature Reserve.
Things you should know
What to bring
Water bottle - there are opportunities to refill during the tour
Sun protection - hat, sunscreen, long sleeves
Comfortable closed-toe walking shoes and socks.
Rain jacket - the tour operates in all weather conditions, including rainy weather
Towel & swimwear - if you wish to swim at the lake
Moderate fitness level required.
Guests are required to be conscious and respectful of the environment. We are responsible for leaving nothing behind and ensuring that the space is left untouched.
Not recommended for travellers with back problems, heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Guests ages seven and up can attend the tour.
Guests aged under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
What’s not included
Bottled water - BYO bottle, and there is opportunity for a refill.
Lunch is not included in the half-day tour.
Cancellation or change of date outside seven days of departure will not result in a cancellation fee.
Cancellation or change of date within seven days of departure will result in a 50% cancellation fee.
Failure to board, change of date or cancellation within 48 hours of departure will result in full fare forfeiture.