Take a self-guide hike to the summit of Mount Warning to bask in the first rays of light to shine over mainland Australia. This 5.6-mile (9km), 4-hour roundtrip hike takes you through subtropical, World Heritage-listed rainforest and rewards you at the highest point with 360 degree panoramic views out to the Pacific Ocean and Byron Bay Hinterland. You’ll spend the previous night camping in tents under the stars at the base of Mount Warning. Roundtrip transport from Byron Bay to the base camp and a delicious barbecue dinner are included.
Meet at the Bryon Bay Visitor Centre at 5pm and travel by road to the campsite at the base of the Mount Warning. Take a splash in a rock pool or simply relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the Mount Warning National Park. Finish your day sitting around a campfire, toasting marshmallows and enjoying a delicious, locally sourced BBQ dinner before falling asleep under the stars in your tent.
The following morning rise before dawn, grab a quick breakfast and prepare for your climb.
At 3,792 feet (1156m) Mount Warning dominates the Byron Bay hinterland. As Byron Bay is the most easterly point of Australia, Mount Warning is the highest point in the region and this is where the sun first hits mainland Australia. The 5.6 mile (9km) roundtrip self-guided will take approximately 4 hours. This walk is not just for the very fit. It can be quite challenging but you can take it at your own pace and the paths are configured into a zigzag so that you are walking a gentle incline. When you reach the top of Mount Warning, you will be rewarded with 360 degree views from the hinterland to the ocean, they never fails to inspire!