Byron Bay Tours
Hinterland Magic & Glow-worm Experience
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Hinterland Magic & Glow-worm Experience

By Rise Up Byron Conscious Tours
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Ages 7-75
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English
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  • Vegan friendly light dinner
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Nightcap National Park


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  • 80 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
    Please wait in front of the Visitor Centre and we will find you. 10 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:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 120870P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Bring covered shoes, water bottle and warm clothes for later
    • 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
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 120870P1

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    • Rise Up Byron Conscious Tours
      361
      Australia
      Joined in August 2018
    • pedrocruzbr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A MUST
      Thank you Rise up for the amazing service. All our group are 100% satisfied once again. Heaps of local historical knowledge and outstanding customer service. Coming back for more
      Written 5 December 2019
    • chloemercer
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      amazing experience
      the water hole where we went swimming was cold but nice. the waterfall was beautiful and the whole experience was very relaxing and calm. Chris was an awesome tour guide and i would gladly do it again.
      Written 3 October 2019
    • LindaS4480
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Peaceful and fulfilling experience!!
      It was amazing to share this time with cris!! The tour was great and we had an amazing group! I would definitely do it again!!
      Written 23 August 2019
    • Rhode R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved it!
      Such a nice tour! Chris is the tour guide and you see he has passion for his jobs. He will show you around the hidden spots of the hinterland of Byron. He will also give some meditation, what will make the tour complete. For the really Byron feeling, you should definitely do this tour!!
      Written 5 July 2019
    • X2Julian
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Only to be recommended!
      This was the best tour I did so far in Australia! It was an overall unique experience and totally different to all the other commercial tours. I had a great afternoon and night. Chris is a great tour guide, he is a very kind, inspiring and knowledgable person - I especially loved his meditation session in the wild! I learnt a lot about the history of Byron Bay and the spirituality which is to be found here. I can only recommend this tour!
      Written 27 March 2019
    • Luu_roo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      We had an amazing day trip. Cristiano is a great guide! You can get to know beautiful places. Totally worth it!
      Written 22 March 2019
    • jjourdan89
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magical !
      Thank you Chris for this lovely day ! It was one magical tour ! We started at 3 pm and got into the van, and we were a group of 5+Chris which was really cool ! Went to the beach, got to wash the salt in beautiful fresh water and went in to the dark and wonderful forest ( I don’t want to give too much away) It was very calm and very overwhelming in a good way! The vibe of the group was very positiv and you can tell that Chris loves the nature and let you take part of his passion which was wonderful ! Would recommend this trip for every nature lover and for those who wants to discover another side of byron and the secret spots you have in the surrounding ! Thank you again x Joanna
      Written 21 February 2019
    • meowelena
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Definitely worth going - beautiful locations and awesome guide!
      This was a wonderful experience, definitely worth it! Small group size, air-conditioned van. Cristiano takes you to stunning beaches, waterfalls and forests with little to no other tourists around. You get to swim, walk around and he doesn't treat you like a herd of sheep - (like some other group tours I've been to lol). He is a delightful guide and a down-to-earth person with a passion from his heart, and it really shows. He gave us fruit while we were swimming in a waterfall, and did a little meditation session. He even takes photos of you with a pro camera and sends them to you later at no extra cost. One of the best feel-good tours I've been on, thank you for a relaxing and memorable day in Byron!
      Written 18 February 2019
    • Laura U
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Yay
      Such a nice trip! Chris is an amazing guide who really makes you connect with nature :) Would recommend to anyone! You get a lot for your money as well.
      Written 15 February 2019
    • Piyumini W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommended to experience the soul of Byron Bay
      Do this- if you want to see the real Byron Bay, people fell in love with for thousands of years! :) The guide Chris is a wonderful person and very informative.
      Written 5 February 2019
    • dariovero06
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super magical experience in the wild nature
      An amazing adventure, it was something that will be impressed in my mind for a long. Cristiano is amazing, he evokes good feelings and he spreads the love for the nature! He is a good speaker but he can contemplate the nature at the same time... this is why the tour is so evocative. The tour is well structured and super enjoyable . Never did an experience in the nature better than this one. 5 stars for sure.
      Written 5 February 2019
    • Maleen B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour and Guide
      Chris is the best!! We had a lot of fun and visited some great spots, that you will probalbly not find by your own.
      Written 31 January 2019
    • Meander24021142500
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing trip!
      Thanks to the amazing Chris for a fun day filled with good experiences. Your smile and he good energies make the trip unforgetable. I recommend all of you ro join Chris and simply enjoy the amazing nature with professional guide.
      Written 7 January 2019
    • U8779BXve
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Secret spots, nice small group and a guide who really enjoys leading this tours. Highly recommend it to everyone who’s staying at Byron. Cheers
      Written 29 December 2018
    • Aline B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      My husband and I went to Byron for our birthday celebration. The tour with Cris was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. It was very relaxing and easy going, he took us to some beautiful hidden gems in the Byron Shire and was vety friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you for the amazing day Cris.
      Written 25 November 2018
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    Tanja M
    5 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    This was by far the worst tour I have ever been a part of. Let me tell you with the least bias possible what we saw.
    The temple is a big tree house a guy built and called a temple.
    The glow worm cave is a basement the same guy dug up under his tree house that happens to have worms living in it. They do not hang off the walls and ceiling, for all I know those tiny specks of glowing dots could have been glow in the dark paint. I am not saying it is but it did not look like what the glow worms were advertised to be in the brochure.
    The guide was very friendly indeed but I wish I had known this was a hippy tour where we visited a commune, a basement and a somewhat of a waterfall (the water is flowing over a 5m high rock into a pool of yellowish-brown water). There was too much talk about THC and other products and their benefits for me to believe this was a legit tour. Had the brochure, again, reflected the hippiness of the tour I never would have signed up. While sitting in the darkness of the dug out cave the guide and groups did some "ooommmms" and he then played the flute. At the lookout we went to he proceeded to play some kind of drum for us. Please be aware of what you are signing up for. I knew the meal they offered was vegan but I did not just assume the tour was hippie because of it. Nothing against hippies, just would not have given 80$ for this. The vegan meal was pasta coated with some oil and a few vegetables.
    Written 9 February 2020
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    Hi Tanja, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your day with us. After processing a full refund for you, I am here thinking about how I should reply to this comment. Up until this point I have only had 5-star reviews on all online platforms I work with. The only thing I can say is that we all have very different ways of looking into the world. Judging by all reviews, over 99% of my guests are really happy with their experience. So I will carry on speaking my truth and walking my talk. The temple has been the highlight of most of my guest's experiences. It's a very unique and special place that took a lifetime to be built. I few sorry that you did not see the magic in it. It is also the place with more glow-worms I ever seem in my life and I believe you were able to see that. The meal is freshly home-cooked by me, always with organic ingredients (and made with love). Again, all my guests appreciate the fact that we take the time to prepare ethical clean food. CBD oil and a healthy diet have already saved a few of my friends from cancer. It is my business mission to spread conscious ideas. Ps: At the waterfall, you could have had a better time if you did not spend the entire time on your mobile phone. Thank you for your feedback. It will definitely help us to keep our values at the heart of what we do. Blessings
    Written 12 February 2020
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    Laurenem28
    Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My boyfriend and I keep referring to this day as our best day in Byron, and we will remember it forever!
    The Tour guide Chris was a beautiful person straight off the bat, even in communicating before we met him! Due to wether conditions and drought he had to altered the tour a little to make sure we still had an amazing experience. We visited the rainbow temple which was such a magical place, and the swim stop afterwards was such a highlight. It also helped that it felt like our group and tour guide all worked great together, everyone wanted to have a good time, and everyone got a long and shared insights. The food at the end was fresh and delicious, just what we needed! This was such a perfect day and really opened my mind. I also loved how Chris touched on the environment a little as it is a passion of mine and seems to be a theme throughout Byron. 10/10 would book again
    Written 19 April 2020
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    Thank you Lauren! So happy you guys had such a good time! Blessings
    Written 30 September 2020
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    Angela Farlam
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2021 • Friends
    Myself, hubby and four friends had the amazing privilege to spend the day with Cristiano today. I had no idea just what a fabulous and amazing experience we were in for, but felt it was going to be something special from the moment we met this beautiful soul.

    He managed to connect our small group on the bus very easily and no words can convey the magic of the waterfalls, rainbow temple and glow worm cave! The food is scrumptious too. We were even serenaded whilst we ate by a guest playing saxophone, an added and welcome bonus.

    Highly recommended and a reminder to appreciate the beauty of nature, to not sweat the small stuff, to see the beauty in every little thing and how we can, little by little, do our bit to preserve Mother Earth ❤️
    Written 23 February 2021
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    Wow, Angela!! I don't know what to say! Your review means so so much to me! I am very grateful! It was amazing to spend the day with the 6 of you! Maybe I see you guys up at the Sunny Coast one day! Blessings
    Written 24 February 2021
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    Shailin B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    Our tour was sensational, we loved the glow worm experience and the tour guides flute playing in the dark - it was magical. The secluded waterfall swim was awesome and the tunes in the van were next level. I highly recommend this tour.
    Written 15 February 2020
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    Thank you Shailin! So happy you guys had a good time! This land is sacred and it is so nice to meet people like you that really appreciate it! Blessings
    Written 20 February 2020
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    Heidi L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021 • Couples
    Chris was honestly the best person for the job. He has an abundance of information about the history of Byron bay and surrounding suburbs that made this experience not only full of knowledge but incredibly interesting. Chris was interested in our individual lives and where we are all from, which bought the group together and we became friends with other people in the tour. Me and my partner felt safe the entire time whilst Chris was driving and whist he was guiding the tour. He provided an amazing vegan gluten free meal of a pesto pasta full of vegetables and flavour. I loved it! He also included a mediation session and dove into the other world of our soul and body! I loved the experience and would do it all over again in a heart beat! Thanks so much Chris!
    Written 6 December 2021
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    Hey Heidi, thank you for the good vibes! Let's spread the love and care for one another! Let`s remember who we truly are.
    Written 8 December 2021
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    P S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    Byron Bay is known for its laidback surfer/hippie vibe. If you want to dive deeper into that vibe and learn more about the foundation of this area, than this tour is a must-do! From the moment you step in the van you will feel relaxed. Christiano is a very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining guide. The Rainbow Temple is of great value for the area and represents everything that Byron stands for. After this unique experience you will be positively inspired. The sight of the glow-worms was magical.
    Written 22 December 2022
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    Positivity only! We are all in this together! Thanks for the lovely description!
    Written 29 December 2022
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    Damien T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022 • Family
    One of the best experiences I've had in a very long time, Cris was an awesome guide and very knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited.
    The waterfall was beautiful and refreshing, we visited the Rainbow Temple as the national park was closed and it truly is an amazing place, we had fun exploring the temple and looking at the art, the people there were very friendly and welcoming.

    The glow worms were out of this world, it was like looking at the night sky but it's right in front of your face and all around you.

    Thank you Cris for this experience and for making us a delicious dinner.
    Written 9 February 2022
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    I am so happy to hear that you guys enjoyed our adventure in the Hinterland! Thanks for the nice review
    Written 10 February 2022
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    Ava L
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    The one main thing that the tour description left out was the big spiritual and ritual part to the tour. Right as you begin the tour they play spiritual music and spiritual talks throughout the drive. After all the nature viewing you are driven to the Rainbow Temple where you are supposed to see the Glowworms. Once at the Rainbow temple you are allowed to tour around the Temple and the Temple grounds. The Rainbow Temple is a hand made seven story treehouse that has no safety or engineering certificates. When you see the Glowworms you are taken to a cave that was dug by hand underneath the Temple. Again there are no safety permits or regulations to have the cave dug out. During the tour the Guide made a comment that we cannot post any pictures of the temple on social media due to the city council and the owner not agreeing on structural safety. After some research I found out that the Lismore City Council does not find the temple structure safe and wants it to be demolished. The City also has advised that the cave should be filled in and no guest should be taken underneath. I felt like the whole time I was trying to be converted into this new spiritual journey. I feel the description of the tour should have details about the rainbow temple and the big spiritual component to the tour. I would not have booked this tour if I knew how spiritually involved it was.
    Written 16 January 2023
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    Hi Ava. Thank you so much for your review. I am really, from my heart, sorry that you were not able to experience the tour in a positive way. In response to your comments about the tour description not matching the experience - It was stated clearly in the "About" section on Trip Advisor that there will be live sacred instruments, organic/vegan food, out of the box thinking and conscious talks. Byron Bay is known for being an alternative area, and this tour aims to share that with our guests. It is worth mentioning that you and your fellow tour companion were consuming beers before and during the tour (without prior consent). This could also have affected your experience and of other guests, which is part of the reason why the consumption of alcohol on the tour is prohibited (as per waver form signed prior to the activity). There was also a lot of lack of attention and laughter coming from you during the experience while the guide was sharing information, which can also affect your experience as you may have missed important informative content. When you brought a half lit cigarette into our van it was also really not appreciated by the other guests. I personally as a small business owner, did not enjoy receiving your threatening email asking for a refund because the tour was “too spiritual”. I found your behaviour extremely unappropriated and would not "reward" it with a refund. On the other hand, I very much appreciate your review because it shows that not everyone is for this tour. In my humble opinion, your review represents the people that go against the awakening of consciousness, of which the Byron Bay area represents. Of which we, at Rise Up, are honoured to showcase to people who are ready to appreciate it. Otherwise you are probably better staying in the comfort of town having a drink by the beach. Regarding the temple subject, we will take your accusation seriously and investigate things further with the council. The temple visit was just an "one-off" stop over at the day of Ava`s visit. Glowworm visibility changes a lot depending on the season, moon stage and weather conditions. So we have, therefor, to be flexible with the glow-worm site to be visited, to make sure our guests have a memorable experience. The owner of this private property kindly offered his place for our guests to enjoy. The reason we ask for discretion on sharing photos on social media is to make sure this special place do not become a busy tourist attraction but, instead, remain a low key sacred space. If you are reading this, please check the other 240 plus “5 star” reviews and take your conclusion. If you are not ready for an “out of the box”, safe and mind-blowing experience, maybe this tour is not for you. With blessings and gratitude,
    Written 17 January 2023
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    Angie C
    Perth, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2020
    My best friend and i did this tour whilst we were up in Byron bay. And oh my gosh, this tour was absolutely incredible. It exceeded all of my expectations and I still feel as though my whole body and my cells are being regenerated by the essence of calm which was exuded during this tour.

    I knew it was going to be good prior to the tour but I didn't expect it to be as good as it was. Cristiano has such a kind soul too and made us think outside of the superficial world and to look into our greater purpose in this life.

    The glow worms were mind blowing. The experience of meditating in the womb like cave whilst Cristiano plays the flute will leave you rejuvenated.

    The waterfall we swam in was refreshing and you feel like you connect right back into your own soul.

    If you are looking to expand your own consciousness and to engage in mindful conversation this is for you. Trust me, it is 100% worth it.

    P.S. the dinner is amazingggggggg.
    Written 19 September 2020
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    Wow Angie!!! I really love your description!!! People like you really make my heart sing!!! Much love sister
    Written 28 September 2020
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    Brooke B
    Longreach, Australia25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    I am not usually one to book tours, but a friend suggested that Jason and I do it. Firstly we had it booked for March 2022 - which there was terrible flooding in Northern Rivers at the time and we couldn't get there. Cristiano kindly let us have a credit for our next visit and we were not disappointed. Firstly, Chris himself was just the person you want to be teaching you about this beautiful part of Australia. Killen Falls was magic. And having a swim and jumping under the waterfall was a great start. The tunes that were played on the bus between stops and Chris's chat was perfect too. Minyon Falls was also a magical experience! And the vegan dinner was the best! Absolutely delicious, fresh, healthy. Even Jason loved it. A nice touch from the usual hamburgers or sangas. Rainbow Temple was extremely hard to leave. I can't even explain how I felt visiting this place. No words. Then Chris took us down to look at the glow worms. I was so excited until I saw the tiny little tunnel/steps to go underground. I froze and nearly pulled out as I am claustrophobic. I braved the tunnel and forgot about being scared as soon as I entered the tunnel and saw the glow worms. I wont give anymore away but this was the most magical experience I ever! The story behind it all is even more mind blowing and Chris playing the flute in complete darkness while looking at glow worms gave me the goose bumps. I honestly can't say enough good things about this tour. Do it and experience it for yourself. I would probably go back and do it all over again. Good vibes and good energy all around. I was on a high for days after this tour.
    Written 13 March 2023
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    Hey Brooke! Thank you so much for the comprehensive description! You and Jason were great people to spend time with! Your words really mean a lot to me! Much love
    Written 17 March 2023
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