Explore Byron Bay is a local business that offers authentic Aboriginal tours at Cape Byron and Broken Head. Our tours are guided by Delta Kay, an Arakwal Bundjalung woman who is passionate about sharing local Aboriginal culture. Delta is well known and respected as an Arakwal elder in the Byron Shire. Her ancestors have lived in the area surrounding Byron Bay for thousands of years and Arakwal customs, knowledge, ceremonies and stories have been passed down to her for safe keeping.
During the 1.5 hour guided walking tours, guests can expect to hear about Arakwal existence before colonisation and how Arakwal Bundjalung people cared for, and preserved the land. Delta shares special stories from her ancestors and speaks about the need to care for sacred sites and the natural environment and wildlife. She explains the devastating impact of settlement and displacement on her people and how her ancestors gained their Native Title and the opportunity to live back on their homelands. While viewing some of Byron’s most spectacular scenery, Delta teaches guests some Bundjalung language and shares information about bush tucker, natural medicine, tools, weapons and artefacts.
- Cape Byron Aboriginal Tour
- Broken Head Aboriginal Tour
- Bangalow Bush Tucker Tour
- Private Aboriginal Tour
Cape Byron Aboriginal Tour:
This tour begins and finishes at Currenba (The Pass). Guests are taken on a moderate 1.5km/1.5 hour guided walk that follows the Palm Valley Loop and Cape Byron Walking Track which leads to ‘Wategos Beach’.
Key features on this tour include the story of Nguthungulli (Julian Rocks), the Palm Valley Midden and information about tradition fishing practices. Tours are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 4:30pm.
Broken Head Aboriginal Tour
This tour takes place within Broken Head Nature Reserve. Guests are taken on a moderate 1.6km/1.5 hour guided walk that follows the ‘Three Sisters Walking Track’.
Key features on the Broken Head Aboriginal Tour include the story of Three Sisters Rock and information about a sacred women’s birthing place at Ti Tree Lake Aboriginal Area. Tours are available on Friday at 4:30pm
Bangalow Bush Tucker Tour
This tour takes guests along the stunning Byron Creek, located within Bangalow Parklands. Guests are taken on a 90 minute walking tour along the stunning Byron Creek, located within Bangalow Parklands.
Key features on the Bangalow Bush Tucker Tour include identification of a variety of plants used for bush tucker, natural medicine, jewellery, fibre, tools and weapons. Delta speaks about local Indigenous history and shares traditional stories. Tours are available Thursdays at 4pm.
Private Aboriginal Tour
This tour is made available on request and prices are based on a groups size, the locations they would like to visit (Cape Byron or Broken Head), and the duration of their tour.