Top 10 nature activities for kids in Byron

G’day nature lovers,

Top 10 nature activities for kids in byron

Top 10 nature activities for kids in byron

Are looking to get your kids off their screens and into nature these school holidays? Here are my top 10 nature-based activities for kids around Byron Shire these school holidays.  They are in no particular order, some cost money some are free, but they all give your kids an opportunity to explore nature.

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Pushing your limits

G’day nature lovers,

Top of a Swiss Mountain

Top of a Swiss Mountain (1997)

I don’t know about you, but sometimes when walking up a mountain, going for a long hike or bike ride, I think, “Why on earth am I doing this when I could be relaxing with a nice glass of wine”. Then you get to the top of the mountain, end of of the hike/ride, and you think “I’m so glad I did that”.

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Byron Lighthouse Walk

Top 10 tips for navigating the Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk

Cape Byron Lighthouse Walk, always take the high road.

Cape Byron Lighthouse Walk, always take the high road.

G’day nature lovers,

The lighthouse is one of the iconic features of Byron Bay, no trip to Byron is complete without a visit.

I’m often asked “What’s the best way to get to the Byron Lighthouse?” I always reply, “It depends on your fitness, but as with everything in live, always take the high road.” Here are my top 10 tips to navigating the Byron Bay Lighthouse Track.

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Byron Wetlands

G’day, we had a few walks yesterday morning around some of the Byron Bay Wetlands.

Cumbebin Wetlands

First we went for a walk at the Cumbebin Swamp. A beautiful board walk through Melaleuca forest. The board walk is not long (about 300m), but you really get a immersive  wetland experience and a really appreciate the conditions the people worked in to build the wonderful board walk.

You can access the board walk behind the Butler St Reserve. Park near the corner of Somerset and Wordsworth Streets.

Arakwal National Park 

Secondly we went for a walk through Arakwal National Park. The path goes past the water treatment area an opens up onto a tea tree lake and Wallum. The path is quite busy and a favourite of local dog walkers, but has plenty of bird life.

You can access the track on Bangalow Rd, about 200m on the left past Byron Bay High School.

There are plenty of other wetlands and tea tree lakes in and near Byron Bay, these are just two of them. Enjoy your journey.