On Sunday 26 March, 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. It has strong spiritual significance to the Aboriginal community. The Yaegl and Gumbaynggirr aboriginal peoples lived off the land and would hold ceremonies in the area. 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.
There are many extraordinary destinations just outside of Byron Bay that are difficult to experience without local knowledge and a vehicle. That is why we partner with the Byron Bay Travel Company, so our students can experience more of what our incredible area of the world has to offer.
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