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
During the 2-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
- Private Aboriginal Tour
Cape Byron Aboriginal Tour:
This tour begins and finishes at Currenba (The Pass). Guests are taken
on a moderate 1.5km/2 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 and Wednesday at
Broken Head Aboriginal Tour
This tour takes place within Broken Head Nature Reserve. Guests are
taken on a moderate 1.6km/2 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
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.