Whether you are spending Schoolies in the beautiful coastal town of Byron Bay, or in the heart of the action on the Gold Coast… Ballina Byron Mini Bus are here to make your Schoolies week one to remember.
Arrive in air-conditioned comfort with our door-to-door airport transfer services from Ballina Airport to Byron Bay, or Gold Coast airport to Byron Bay. Then take your Schoolies celebrations to the next level by planning your own VIP adventures for you and all your friends.
Make Schoolies a Week to Remember
Leaving school is the end of a huge chapter in your life, and what better way to celebrate than spending memorable times with your closest friends.
There are heaps of fun activities you can do with your friends that will take your Byron Bay or Gold Coast Schoolies week to a whole other level.
At Ballina Byron Mini Bus we have a large fleet of modern, air-conditioned 13, 20, 24 and 35 seater buses… so we can take you and your entire friendship group to theme parks, major shopping centres, sporting events, beautiful natural swimming spots, national parks, surfing trips… you name it.
Plan Your Own Epic Schoolies Adventure
The Gold Coast is Australia’s theme park capital and is a great way to spend a day out with your friends at Schoolies. Make a splash on the epic waterslides at Wet’n’Wild, enjoy some of the world’s fastest thrill rides at Dreamworld, reunite with your favourite super-heroes at Movie World or swim alongside dolphins and sharks at Seaworld. If you really want to bring out your inner child, The Air Factory Trampoline Park is definitely worth exploring… think jumping castle, only 100 times better.
What better way to spend a day of your Schoolies week than a shopping trip with a big group of friends? The Gold Coast offers some of the best shopping destinations in Australia. Pacific Fair is home to over 400 stores boasting a mix of luxury designer labels, popular Australian retailers and iconic global brands. If you are looking for amazing sales, you can’t go past Harbour Town, Australia’s largest outlet shopping centre. Harbour Town has over 240 outlet stores, including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Kookai, Lacoste, Mimco, Oroton, Nike and Universal Store.
Why not make a sporting event part of your Schoolies celebrations? We can drive you and a bus load of your mates up to enjoy a day of the first Test in Brisbane, or see the Brisbane Roar in action in the A-League on the Gold Coast. You choose the sporting event, we’ll take you to the venue and back to your front door in comfort and style.
Happy Coach Nimbin Tours
Jump on board our psychedelic tour bus for the ultimate experience of Australia’s hippie capital, Nimbin. Departing from Byron Bay town centre, the Happy Coach tour rolls through the beautiful green hills of the Byron Bay Hinterland, visiting several iconic destinations and landmarks along the way. 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 in time for your evening Schoolies celebrations.
Water Falls/Fresh Water Swimming Holes
Enjoy a relaxing day with your friends sunbathing on the rocks and going for a refreshing swim beneath a spectacular waterfall. The Northern Rivers of NSW is home to some of the most beautiful fresh water swimming spots in Australia including Killen Falls, Minyon Falls and Whian Whian.
Reconnect to nature and enjoy a bush walk and picnic with your friends during Schoolies week. The Nightcap National Park is renowned for its beautiful ancient rainforests and magical waterways. The Border Ranges National Park is located on the rim of a vast volcano, with pristine rainforest walks and majestic waterfalls to explore. Bald Rock National Park is simply breathtaking, with spectacular views from the largest granite monolith in Australia, while Rocky Creek Dam is the perfect spot for a rainforest walk and BBQ.
Northern NSW and South East QLD boast some of the best surf breaks in the world, from Yamba, Lennox Head, The Pass in Byron Bay, D-Bah, Burleigh Heads and The Superbank on the Gold Coast up to Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast. Ballina Byron Mini Bus can take you and your mates on a surf trip of a lifetime during your Schoolies week celebrations and have you back to your accommodation in time to party that night.
After a night on the town at Schoolies, what better way to rest and recover than a pampering session with all your friends at one of the world-renowned day spas located in the Byron Bay hinterland. Gaia Retreat and Spa offers a range of deeply relaxing and rejuvenating spa packages, as well as a complete spa menu to choose from including an array of massage therapies, make-up sessions, facials, manicures and pedicures, tinting, waxing and energetic healing. The Kiva Spa is a Tropical Garden Spa nestled in a bamboo grove in the town of Mullumbimby, 20 minutes from Byron Bay. Kiva Spa offers a beautiful place to relax and unwind with hydro therapy contoured spas, a wood fired sauna, oxygenated cold plunge pools and therapeutic and relaxing massage treatments.
Best of Both Worlds
The Gold Coast and Byron Bay are the two most popular Schoolies destinations in Australia, with over 40,000 school leavers travelling to celebrate there each year. If you are staying in Byron Bay for Schoolies, you might be wondering what the Gold Coast Schoolies experience is like, or vice versa. Ballina Byron Mini Bus can give you the best of both worlds, driving you and a bus load of your friends up for a night into the heart of Australia’s biggest Schoolies destination Surfers Paradise, or down the coast for a taste of the vibrant nightlife of Byron Bay.