Leave Brisbane by Train to meet your Private Driver and Explore the Northern Rivers NSW, Kingscliff to Byron Bay and inbetween
The day will be spent exploring the little seaside and hinterland villages of the Northern Rivers NSW. There are 2 short walk options, at the breathtaking Cabarita Headland and again around the 100+ year old lighthouse, at Byron Bay with some strolls through the villages. We will drive through the beautiful volcanic basin of the Tweed Valley for a quick look at Brunswick Heads before carrying on. You will spend time in the charming township of Bangalow, a historic timber town with modern cafes and boutique shops. Newrybar is a very small village with an award winning restaurant and 100 year old bakery, you may choose to have a more formal dining experience for lunch at Harvest before heading to Byron Bay. At Byron you will stand on the most Eastern point of Australia and take in the beautiful views up and down the coast. This is your day to spend how you please regardless of it being more focused on an amazing lunch, nature walks and swimming or just strolling around the shops.
- 7:29am Board the Gold Coast train from Central Station
- 8:42am I will meet you off the train at Varsity Lakes
- We will make our way along the coast road to the seaside town of Kingscliff
- Cabarita Beach, to take in breathtaking views from the headland.
- Brunswick Heads for a quick look before the short drive to the next quaint village.
- Newrybar, a very small village with an award winning restaurant and 100 year old bakery
- Bangalow, with elegant federation buildings
- Byron Bay to visit the lighthouse and spend some time in the township and maybe a quick swim before heading back.
The destination and times for lunch and morning tea will be planned after we discuss your style of lunch preference. It could be your own picnic or takeaway food to have in a beautiful setting, you could opt for a cafe style eatery or go all out and make the day extra special with a formal dining experience.
- 4:10pm Return to Varsity Lakes
- 5:29pm Arrive Central Station Brisbane
Train times may change by a few minutes.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Suggested by Guide: Catch the Gold Coast Train from Central Station Brisbane CBD at 7:29am or Roma Street 7:32am I will return you to Varsity Lakes Station at 4:10pm to have you arriving back in Brisbane Central at 5:29pm. I am also happy to drop you at an agreed point at the Gold or Tweed Coast if you do not wish to return to Brisbane city.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station
Duration: 7 hours
Catch the Gold Coast Train from Central Station Brisbane CBD at 7:29am or Roma Street 7:32am to Varsity Lakes Train Station. I will return you to Varsity Lakes Station at 4:10pm to have you arriving back in Brisbane Central at 5:29pm. I am also happy to drop you at an agreed point at the Gold or Tweed Coast if you do not wish to return to Brisbane city.
You will be travelling in a brand new Hyundai Kona Mini SUV 2108 model with air conditioned comfort. This car seats 3 passengers comfortably but groups of 4 may be happy to squeeze in as there is usually no more than 45 minutes between stops.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 AUD - You will need to purchase a train ticket. I would suggest if you are in Brisbane for a few days to buy a "go see Q" Transport pass where you can travel on the entire TransLink network of bus, train, ferry and tram services for $79 for 3 days. I can send you the link. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea at the casual eateries will be $40-$50 total per person. If you prefer a more formal dining experience I can give you some recommendations and prices. Extra money for shopping.
No special restrictions. I am an Authorised Passenger Driver.