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What’s the Byron Way PLEDGE?


The Byron Way Pledge is a set of responsible tourism principles we’d like you to sign, to pledge respect for the local environment and community when in Byron Shire. These pledge points have been co-created with young people in the community and several key stakeholders.

The Byron Way Pledge is the result of a collaborative project driven by a group of young activist members of  Byron Youth Theatre (BYT). Following their involvement in the ‘Our Home Holiday Town’ research project with the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University, they consulted with local ecotourism operator –Vision Walks, local Arakwal woman Delta Kay and other youth groups in the area including those at the Byron Youth Service.

The aim is to communicate community expectations to the millions of annual visitors and activate more sustainable tourism solutions in their community. Findings from this research and the Byron Way Pledge principles are incorporated in BYT’s social action theatre production in December 2021

Community Stakeholders

Lisa Apostolides
Founder and Artistic Director, Byron Youth Theatre & Exposure Live

Dr. Antonia Canosa

Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

Aunty Delta Kay

Local Arakwal woman, guide, Explore Byron

Wendy Bithell

Owner/ Operator, Vision Walks -Eco Tours

♠ Website development by Jason Lasky from Hubway and Christel Cherryadi, an SAE student.
♠ Logo design by Christel Cherryadi, an SAE student.
♠ Photography by Jeff Dawson and Kurt Petersen.