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From hip city scenes, sparkling coastlines and lush rainforests…
We bring you the best of South-East Qld and Northern NSW. Experience the sheer natural beauty and cultural diversity of this magical region as you chew gourmet food from sustainable farm-to-table restaurants.

We bounce between a handpicked bucket list of award-winning culinary haunts, stopping to savour tasty artisanal tipples whilst soaking up the view. Dive deep into our region on a taste bud-tantalising epicurean adventure.

3-day East Coast Luxury Stay Package


  • 3-day tour showcasing Gold Coast, Tweed Valley and Byron Bay
  • 2 nights at the luxurious Halcyon House Boutique Hotel in Cabarita Beach
  • Morning activity options in Byron Bay (surf lesson, horseback riding or yoga)
  • Byron Bay Indigenous bush tucker experience
  • Helicopter tour of Green Cauldron and Gold Coast hinterland
  • VIP experience at an Australian Wildlife Sanctuary (koala holding, kangaroo feeding, crocodile viewing)
  • Lunch at iconic Burleigh beachfront restaurant and a behind-the-scenes tour and gin / rum tasting at Husk Distillery

Tour Summary:

Your luxurious journey begins at Halcyon House, a beachfront paradise, where you’ll enjoy cocktails and a welcome dinner brimming with local flavours.

The adventure continues with an awe-inspiring helicopter tour over the stunning coastline, followed by a VIP encounter with Australia’s exotic wildlife. Relish a beachfront lunch before diving into the art of distilling at a celebrated local distillery, topping off the day with a riverside gourmet dinner.

Your final day offers the thrills of surfing, horseback riding, or tranquillity of beachside yoga, and an enriching Indigenous bush tucker experience. End your getaway on a high note with a beachside feast, showcasing the region’s finest produce. This ‘3-Day East Coast Luxury Stay Package’, with Halcyon House, immerses you in a unique blend of luxury, culture, and nature.


    • 2 nights accommodation at Halcyon House (Single Rooms)
    • Air conditioned Transport & Guide
    • Use of conference room
    • Morning activity options in Byron Bay – Surf lesson, horseback riding or yoga
    • Indigenous bush tucker experience in Byron Bay
    • Beachfront Dining at exclusive Byron Bay Restaurant
    • Helicopter tour of Byron Bay Region and Gold Coast Hinterland
    • VIP experience at an Australian wildlife sanctuary (koala holding,
    • kangaroo feeding, crocodile viewing
    • Lunch at iconic Burleigh beachfront restaurant and a behind the scenes
    • tour and gin & rum tasting at local distillery

 Halcyon House

Halcyon House consists of 19 rooms, two 2-bedroom suites, and one 1-bedroom suite. With our iconic beachfront pool and terrace, you enjoy direct access to the beach as well as hatted restaurant Paper Daisy, headed by one of Australia’s most exciting chefs, Jason Barratt. Acclaimed design, professional yet personal service and industry leading food & drink combine to offer the ideal setting for luxurious seaside holidays.

Stay Inclusions

  • Daily à la carte breakfast
  • Dinner at Paper Daisy each evening
  • Complimentary mini bar (refreshed daily)
  • Welcome drink
  • Access to Halcyon Spa steam room
  • Use of Halcyon House bicycles and McTavish Surfboards

    Rooms & Suites

    Each guest room at Halcyon House has been individually designed by interior designer Anna Spiro in her signature eclectic style. All Halcyon House rooms feature antique furniture, fabric upholstered walls and luxurious king size beds.

    Halcyon Spa

    Set against the luminous Pacific Ocean on the northern coast of NSW, we invite you to experience the divine spa sanctuary that is Halcyon Spa. Offering a holistic approach to uniting mind, body and spirit, we personalise spa journeys using products from iconic Australian skin care brand Sodashi. Featuring stunningly appointed treatment rooms, a tranquil relaxation area, full amenity change facilities and a unique dome-shaped steam room, Halcyon Spa is the perfect location for your next boutique spa getaway.

  Swim with The Whales

Stay at Halcyon House between May and November 2024 and you now have the option to add an unforgettable swimming with whales experience to your itinerary.Humpback whales are the gentle giants of the sea and this remarkable experience enables you to closely witness them during their annual migration as they follow the path of the continental shelf which runs closest to the shoreline between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, making Halcyon House the ideal stay destination.

Book your June stay and enjoy 2-nights from $595 per night for two people.

Stay includes daily a la carte breakfast, complimentary mini-bar, welcome drink on arrival and use of Halcyon bikes and surfboards.

*Conditions Apply

Cooly Eco Adventures
Our swimming with whales partner, Cooly Eco Adventures are dedicated to providing you with this experience in a safe and environmentally conscious way, and their highly experienced skipper and crew have a wealth of knowledge and passion for these majestic creatures.

Swimming with whales is available by request when you make your Halcyon House reservation.

Swim With The Whales

Each year between May and November the subtropical waters of Australia’s east coast host 30,000 humpback whales on migration from Antarctica. Join our Swim with Whales Tour located near the Gold Coast, Coolangatta and Tweed heads area!

They follow the path of the continental shelf which runs closest to the shoreline between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, making this the prime location for us to witness the whales in their natural environment.

To swim with whales is undoubtedly a remarkable, intimate experience you won’t soon forget. Cooly Eco Adventures is the first operator on the Gold Coast to offer swimming with whales and it is our prime objective to give you that experience in a safe and environmentally conscious way.

We do everything we can to maximise your chance of swimming with whales but what you must understand is; we don’t swim with whales, the whales swim with us. While we guarantee whale sightings, we cannot guarantee your swim with them; the time they spend with us or the proximity they will come.

Cooly Eco Adventures uses the ‘soft in-water encounters’ approach which is a proven method to achieve a successful and sustainable whale swim. Refer to our FAQ section for more information on soft in-water encounters.

Every whale swim is unique and our highly experienced skipper and crew are on hand throughout to make this experience personal as well as professional. They have a wealth of knowledge and passion for whales and the stunning Gold Coast region they look forward to sharing with you.

 Brisbane to Byron Food Trail

From the Scenic Rim to the Byron Shire and the Tweed Hinterlands, our three-day gourmet holiday package brings you the best of the ‘Green Cauldron’.  

Tour Overview

Tantalise your taste buds on a three-day foodie foray from Brisbane to Byron Bay. Dubbed the “Green Cauldron”, this mystical region is a melting pot of pristine rainforests and prime agricultural land—an eclectic blend of world-class wilderness and top-notch nosh.

Stay at a “sustainable luxury” eco-retreat, the Crystalbrook Byron Resort. Shrouded in unspoilt subtropical rainforest, this eco-friendly, five-star lodge offers optimal opulence with a minimal carbon footprint (and its in-house restaurant is divine).

Savour long, lazy lunches at farm-to-table restaurants and extended tasting sessions at boutique farms, vineyards, breweries, and distilleries. Meet the makers to hear inspiring sustainability stories and learn more about their eco friendly ethos.

But it’s not all about gorging your gullet. Enjoy breathtaking views of ancient Gondwana rainforests and the hinterland’s verdant rolling hills. Pay your respects to the Bundjalung People while foraging for bush tucker on an insightful, Aboriginal-led tour. Form new friendships in your free time or challenge yourself to an exhilarating adventure—surfing, ocean kayaking, or a hot air balloon ride.


Indulge in artisan wine, cheese and charcuterie in the Scenic Rim.

Learn about age-old Indigenous customs and sample bush tucker on an Aboriginal-led tour by respected Arakwal woman, Delta Kay.

Stay two nights at the five-star rainforest resort, Crystalbrook Byron, to experience sustainable luxury first-hand.

Embark on optional adventures like surfing, kayaking, or a sunrise hot air balloon ride.

Enjoy unhurried culinary experiences at iconic venues like The Farm and the Forest Restaurant.

Savour frothy Stone & Woods brews and botanical-infused Cape Byron Distillery booze.

Sample Husk Distillers world-renowned Ink Gin and enjoy a lazy lunch under the shadow of Mount Wollumbin.

 Curated Day Touring 

Brisbane Wine Blending & Foodie Experience
Teamwork in a Glass, Culinary Delights on a Plate

Tour overview
Your day starts at a local city winery, where your team will partake in an interactive wine blending session. Work collaboratively to create your own signature red wine blend, fostering teamwork, decision-making, and innovative thinking. Complement the blending session with a delightful spread of charcuterie and cheese.

After the blending adventure, reconvene at a popular city restaurant for a tantalising five-course Asian fusion banquet. The day reaches its climax with a visit to a distinguished local distillery for an intriguing gin tasting experience. Engage in spirited discussions, uncover the subtleties of various gins, and raise a toast to successful collaborations.

The “Brisbane Wine Blending & Foodie Experience” offers a refreshing and immersive team building setting. Colleagues can connect, create, and cherish memorable moments together while savouring some of Brisbane’s finest wines, cuisine, and spirits. Unlock your team’s full potential and foster unity in a delightfully gastronomic environment.

Ideal timings: From 11am until 4pm on Weekdays only.


  • Private Transport & Host
  • Wine Blending Course with bottle of own wine
  • Charcuterie & Cheese
  • 5-course Banquet Lunch
  • Gin Tasting
  • Professional photography

Byron Banquet, Kayaking & Whiskey Experience
Relish Ocean Thrills, Culinary Delights, and Whiskey Wonders


Kickstart your day with an exciting private kayaking tour in crystal-clear local bay waters, accompanied by playful dolphins and expert guides. This immersive experience offers a unique insight into marine life and their captivating natural habitat.

Next, treat yourself to a mouthwatering “paddock-to-plate” lunch at a top local restaurant, complemented by a selection of Australia’s finest wines. Post-lunch, explore the charming local village, home to unique artisanal shops and boutiques.

The day’s journey continues to a rainforest-hidden distillery. Take a fascinating tour, delve into the art of distillation, and conclude with an exclusive whiskey tasting. The “Byron Kayaking, Harvest & Whiskey Experience” promises a memorable day of adventure, fine dining, and spirited discovery.


  • Private Transport & Host
  • Private Kayaking with the Dolphins Tour – Option to replace Kayaking with Rainforest Tour @ Distillery ($100pp less)
  • 3-course Lunch with Wine Pairing
  • Private Whiskey Tasting

 Fire to Fork Dining Experiences

Fire to Fork at the Distillery
Stoke the flames of culinary passion in an unforgettable outdoor experience


The “Fire to Fork” experience immerses your team in the art of outdoor cooking. Upon arrival, a refreshing cocktail sets the stage for a memorable day. Witness expert chefs master fire and coals to craft delectable dishes from local, sustainable produce in a picturesque outdoor setting.

The culinary journey continues with a guided tasting of unique local gins and rums, fostering camaraderie and paving the way for an enlightening mixology class. Skilled instructors create a dynamic, engaging atmosphere, balancing culinary demonstrations with interactive cocktail sessions.

The experience concludes with a mouthwatering outdoor lunch, offering a chance to appreciate the chefs’ creations and celebrate team connections. The “Fire to Fork” Outdoor Dining Experience: an inspiring blend of culinary craftsmanship, team building, and a shared appreciation for the magic of fire, flavours, and local spirits.


Private Coach Transport & Hosts
Welcome Cocktail / Mocktail
Cooking with Fire Outdoor Demonstration
Cocktail / Mocktail Making Class
Outdoor BBQ Dining Experience
A variety of lawn games
Professional photography

Fire to Fork in the Hinterlands
Cooking with Embers Underneath the Mountain Skies

Tour overview
Upon arrival at our gorgeous Gold Coast hinterland Country Estate, your team will be warmly greeted by the captivating Tamborine Mountain settings. The ‘Cooking with Fire’ demonstration commences, led by expert chefs who will guide your team in mastering the art of fire and coals to create delectable dishes featuring locally sourced produce.

Enjoy a selection of wines and cheeses while taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding Hinterland views to the South and coastal city views to the East.

The grand finale unfolds with a mouthwatering lunch, featuring the culinary masterpieces created during the workshop. Against the backdrop of the vineyard, your team will relish the flavours and elegant presentation, celebrating their achievements and forging lasting bonds.


Private Coach Transport & Host
Cooking with Fire Outdoor Demonstration
Wine on Arrival
Cheese Platters
Outdoor BBQ Dining Experience
Professional photography
A variety of lawn games

Fire to Fork in the Rainforest
Embrace Culinary Magic in Nature’s Heartbeat.

Tour overview
Immerse yourself in the magic of the rainforest as our skilled chefs showcase their talent with a cooking with fire outdoor demonstration. Learn the art of harnessing the flames and experience the sensory delight of flame-cooked cuisine.

Next, get hands-on with a cocktail/mocktail making class guided by expert mixologists. Unleash your creativity as you experiment with flavours and learn the secrets behind crafting exquisite beverages.

Savour the fruits of your labour during the outdoor BBQ dining experience, indulging in a mouthwatering feast of grilled delicacies prepared on-site.

For nature enthusiasts, an optional rainforest tour is available, allowing you to explore the hidden wonders of the surrounding lush greenery.


Private Coach Transport & Hosts
Welcome Cocktail / Mocktail
Cooking with Fire Outdoor Demonstration
Cocktail / Mocktail Making Class
Outdoor BBQ Dining Experience
Professional photography

Fire to Fork in the Vineyards
Embark on a Team Journey through Flavourful Feasts and Fine Wines

Begin your team’s journey amidst the stunning vineyard landscapes, greeted by a captivating ‘Cooking with Fire’ demonstration. Watch expert chefs wield fire and coals to craft delectable dishes using local produce.

Next, embark on a sensory journey with an indulgent wine and cheese tasting, guided by skilled sommeliers. Enjoy the breath-taking views of the surrounding hinterlands and coastal cityscapes while indulging in this gourmet experience.

The grand finale is a feast featuring the culinary creations from the demonstration. Amid the vineyard backdrop, your team will savour the flavours and celebrate shared success.

The ‘Fire to Fork in the Vineyards’ experience is a perfect blend of culinary artistry, team-building, and fine wines. It promises to ignite creativity, strengthen connections, and leave a lasting appreciation for the interplay of fire, flavours, and shared success.


Private Coach Transport & Host
Cooking with Fire Outdoor Demonstration
Wine & Cheese Tasting
Outdoor BBQ Dining Experience
A variety of lawn games
Professional photography

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