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Jump on board our psychedelic tour bus for the ultimate tour experience to Australia’s most iconic hippie destination and alternative lifestyle capital, Nimbin. Departing from Byron bay the tour visits several iconic destinations and landmarks. Rolling through the hills of the Byron Bay hinterland, bask in the picturesque surrounds and learn from our fabulous and experienced tour guides, who will share with you their fascinating knowledge of the area. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the vibrant and quirky streets of Nimbin and a gourmet lunch prepared by your tour guide, with vegetarian and vegan options available, before beginning your journey back to Byron Bay.

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Killen Falls
Eltham Hotel
Nimbin
Nimbin Rocks
Byron-Bay-Lighthouse
Byron Bay
Departing Byron Bay at 10am with pick up from your accommodation. Take in the spectacular scenery of the Byron Bay Hinterland on your journey to Nimbin. Arriving back in Byron Bay at 4:30pm, dropping off at the Wreck (Byron’s iconic shipwreck and surf break).
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Killen Falls
Located below the Emigrant Creek dam in Fernleigh within a rainforest gully sits this picturesque waterfall. Dropping into a large, cool waterhole, Killen Falls is a hidden oasis nestled within the hinterland of Byron Bay. The viewing platform located at the top overlooks the waterfall and provides the perfect space to take in the breathtaking scenery.
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Eltham Hotel
Tucked away in the Byron Bay Hinterland this iconic and historic 110+ year old country pub boasts rustic charm and good ol’ country hospitality. The menu supports low food miles, local business and the use of seasonal ingredients where possible. Quench your thirst with a local Stone and Wood beer in the all-weather Stockade area, picnic garden, or cosy inside dining room.
Nimbin
Explore the dreams and ideology of Aquarius amongst the vibrant, colourful and quirky streets of Nimbin. Once a sleepy little dairying village located in a lush farmland and forest setting, Nimbin is now known all over the world as Australia’s most famous hippie destination and alternative lifestyle capital.
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Nimbin Rocks
Resulting from a volcanic eruption 20 million years ago, Nimbin Rocks are an ancient and sacred cultural site to the local Wiyabal clan of the Bundjalung nation. The viewing area is located a short 2 kilometres from Nimbin village and provides the perfect space to take in the stunning views of these unique and natural beauties.

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Meet the Happy Team

PRINCESS FIONA

Jerry the Cat

Zac

PRINCESS FIONA
How long have you been driving the bus?

Two years now
What do you love most about your job?
Sharing a good laugh and a happy energy with the crew on the bus. I especially love the random fits of laughter on the bus on the way home that start an epidemic!
Where is your favourite stop on the tour?
The waterfall stop is amazing with it’s tranquil walk through the rainforest.
What do you like doing when you're not driving the bus?
Getting my hands in the dirt doing some gardening whilst playing with Jerry my beautiful boy! I also love heading out to gigs to see some of the amazing talent in the area, and I love a good cabaret.
Where is the best place to explore in Byron Bay or surrounds?
The walks along the headland and the beaches, especially the tea tree lakes in summer! Or exploring the rainforests and waterfalls up in the hills - my favourite place to be.

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JERRY
How long have you been driving the bus?
Well as I’m site manager I don’t actually drive the bus, but I’ve been on the job for a whole year now!
What do you love most about your job?
That would have to be all the smooches and massages I get along the way (perks of the job) - it’s a cats life!
Where is your favourite stop on the tour?
I’d have to agree with Mum…it’s the waterfall! I love to get down to the water’s edge and wet my toes whilst stroking the ducks. I also like leading the way back to the bus so that no one gets lost!
What do you like doing when you're not driving the bus?
Well in the summer I like wondering down to the creek with Mum, going for a quick dip then sitting on the rocks in the sun to dry off. In the winter I love curling up on Mums lap whilst she’s sitting in the sun drinking coffee and reading her book. Sneaking up and pouncing on Mum whilst she’s in the garden any time of the year is a lot of fun! It always creates a game of catch and chase. Some say I’m a bit of a pussy because I love hanging out with my Mum…Well there right, I am, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I also like it when I get taken along to gigs, hiding in the hand bag or hanging out in the front of a jumper and having a boogie on the dance floor.
Where is the best place to explore in Byron Bay or surrounds?
The rain forest at home is the best! I get to explore as much as I want and the comfort of a feed and my warm bed is never far away.

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ZAC
How long have you been driving the bus?

I’ve been driving the Happy Coach bus for over two years now, with over 200 tours!
What do you love most about your job?
Everyday is a nice experience! I love meeting travelers from all around the world and hearing their stories.
Where is your favourite stop on the tour?
The rainforest walk to Killen Falls lookout is amazing and a great example of sub-tropical coastal rainforest!
What do you like doing when you're not driving the bus?
When I’m not driving the Happy Coach I like writing, painting and walking on the beach!
Where is the best place to explore in Byron Bay or surrounds?
The best place in this area to explore would have to be Mt. Warning! Climb to the summit for breathtaking views. It’s a challenge but it’s definitely worth it!

 

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“Had one of the best tours that my partner and I have been on. Definitely worth going with happy coach tours! Princess Fiona was a great tour guide, cooking us a delicious burger and making the tour, a genuine worthwhile tour. Thanks so much Fiona, Jerry and happy coach tours Byron. We will definitely be back for sure!! Happy birthday to you Fiona hope you're having a good tour, say hello to jerry for us. Until next time, live free”!

Alana Leanne Hanson

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2017-07-04T03:31:31+00:00

Alana Leanne Hanson

“Had one of the best tours that my partner and I have been on. Definitely worth going with happy coach tours! Princess Fiona was a great tour guide, cooking us a delicious burger and making the tour, a genuine worthwhile tour. Thanks so much Fiona, Jerry and happy coach tours Byron. We will definitely be back for sure!! Happy birthday to you Fiona hope you're having a good tour, say hello to jerry for us. Until next time, live free”!

“Perfect visit to Nimbin with Happy Coach. With our knowledgeable driver Zac, who told us about past, life, volcano activity of the area. He is local and he knows area very well. On the way to Nimbin we had little stop at Killen falls, then Nimbin on its own was refreshing to visit and go back to 70-80s.... Zac also cooked lovely burgers and we enjoyed a great swim in the public free pool nearby. A must visit if in Byron Bay!”

Pan M

5.0
2017-07-04T03:14:58+00:00

Pan M

“Perfect visit to Nimbin with Happy Coach. With our knowledgeable driver Zac, who told us about past, life, volcano activity of the area. He is local and he knows area very well. On the way to Nimbin we had little stop at Killen falls, then Nimbin on its own was refreshing to visit and go back to 70-80s.... Zac also cooked lovely burgers and we enjoyed a great swim in the public free pool nearby. A must visit if in Byron Bay!”

“Thank you Princess Fiona and Jerry Poppins for a spectacular day! Music was great, yummy BBQ and good company. Highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Byron Bay. Well worth the $50 for the whole adventure”.

Gypsy Chicks

5.0
2017-07-04T03:30:16+00:00

Gypsy Chicks

“Thank you Princess Fiona and Jerry Poppins for a spectacular day! Music was great, yummy BBQ and good company. Highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Byron Bay. Well worth the $50 for the whole adventure”.

“Had a great day with Princess Fiona and Jerry the gorgeous kitten on our trip to Nimbin. Amazing burgers, great tunes, lots of info, and lots of fun at barefoot bowls. Also enjoyed the scenery on the trip there and back. Thanks for a great day Happy Coach!”

Lesley Hills

5.0
2017-07-04T03:24:37+00:00

Lesley Hills

“Had a great day with Princess Fiona and Jerry the gorgeous kitten on our trip to Nimbin. Amazing burgers, great tunes, lots of info, and lots of fun at barefoot bowls. Also enjoyed the scenery on the trip there and back. Thanks for a great day Happy Coach!”

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