On Sunday 11th, students embarked on a full day trip to Yuraygir National Park, one of the most diverse bioregions in Australia.
The trips itinerary included swimming at Angourie’s Blue Pools, BBQ lunch at Yamba Main Beach, seeing wild kangaroos in Yuraygir National Park and the stunning coastal formations at Red Cliff.
The journey from Byron Bay to Yuraygir is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, however our trip was longer as it included important pitstops along the way.
First, students stopped in Yamba and Angourie to enjoy the beach, blue pools and a tasty picnic lunch.
Yuraygir National Park comprises coastal landforms, rainforest, forest, woodland and wetlands.
Yuraygir has strong spiritual significance to the Aboriginal community. The Yaegl and Gumbaynggirr aboriginal peoples lived off the land and would hold ceremonies in Yuraygir.
Red Rock is part of Yuraygir coastal walk. From May to November Humpback whales travel north and can usually be seen from the Yuraygir coastal walk.
In Spring the park also provides a dazzling display of wildflowers. The park’s wildlife includes wild kangaroos, emus (an endangered species with less than 100 left in the park), white-bellied sea eagles, yellow-tailed black cockatoos and many other rare and threatened species.
Rueben from the Byron Bay Travel Company ran this trip for our students. Students had a wonderful day together and are excited to join future weekend trips with the Byron Bay Travel Company.
If you’re interested in reading about our other exclusive activities with the Byron Bay Travel Company please check out the blog posts below:
Epic Beach Volleyball on Main Beach
An afternoon escape to beautiful Killen’s Falls
An afternoon escape to hidden gem Whites Beach
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