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$14.47 Transfers & Ground Transport

Go Shuttle Airport Transfers from Ballina Byron Airport or Gold Coast Airport

GoByron is an independently owned and operated transport provider based in Byron Shire, New South Wales. GoByron incorporates Byron Bay Taxis and Limousines and Xcede Transfers. GoByron provides a one stop solution for private, charter and scheduled transport services connecting international visitors with iconic Byron Bay via the gateways of Brisbane, Gold Coast and Ballina-Byron Airports.GoByron operates scheduled shuttle services running daily between Ballina Byron Airport and the Byron Shire. Scheduled services run between 9:05am and 2:45pm. We use a fleet of 8, 13 and 22 seater air-conditioned minivans and coaster buses to cater to different group sizes and run guaranteed departures at these times. GoByron Shuttle offer many complimentary extras including door-to door service, free car seats, over size luggage and sporting goods.

$93.71 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Byron Bay Dolphin Tour - Ocean Safari

• 7:20am P/U from Byron Bay (Free transfers included) • Board our modern eco vessel at 7:50am at Lance Ferris Wharf, 12 Fawcett Street, Ballina. • Depart from Ballina Jetty 8:00am • Marine Biologist gives an interpretive talk of the environment your experiencing along the way • Make your way up along the coast viewing the beaches, headlands and cliffs of the iconic coastline between Ballina and Byron Bay • Look out for the playful dolphins who often surf the azure waves of the hull. Create unforgettable memories as you explore their aquatic playground.  • Take in the scenery as you enjoy a tasty snack • Visit Julian Rocks • Learn some local history and interesting facts • See the world famous beaches of Byron Bay • Make your way back down the coast • The itinerary of each trip is determined by weather and water conditions, ensuring that each adventure is a unique and a one-of a kind experience.

$46.85 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Scenic River Cruise

Discover the tranquil waters of the Richmond River Nature Reserve around Ballina Island. Our River Cruises are the perfect combination of leisure with a hint of fast-paced excitement. Let us show you the sights, sounds, and wildlife that you cannot see from the shore. Our tours go through the mangrove forests, down the creeks, showcasing the richly diverse flora and fauna unique to this region along the way. Learn about wildlife, local points of interest & history of the area from our Marine Biologist guide. Many rare birds and sea creatures such as dolphins can be spotted along the river, and for real nature lovers, it can be quite a thrill to see these animals in real life and up close. Sit back and bask in a glorious sunset as you enjoy complimentary beverages, locally made sweet & savoury delights, chilled tunes & the sounds of nature.Beautiful sunset views are a treat from the boat, and for photography lovers, this makes for the prime opportunity to get some rare, beautiful shots to bring back with you.Our trips cater to groups large and small and are perfect for children and adults. Whether you and a loved one are looking for an intimate evening out on the river, or you want to teach your kids more about Australian wildlife, our tours can cater to your group’s specific needs. Relaxing, exciting, and informative, our cruises will let you experience the natural landscape and the river like never before. • 4:40pm P/U from Byron Bay (Free transfers included) • Board our modern eco vessel at 5:20pm at Lance Ferris Wharf, 12 Fawcett Street, Ballina. • Depart from Ballina Jetty 5:30pm • Marine Biologist gives an interpretive talk of the environment your experiencing along the way • Make your way up the Richmond River, viewing the local flora and fauna.    • Take in the scenery as you enjoy a tasty snack and cold beverage on sunset • Listen to the sounds of nature • Learn some local history and interesting facts