Byron Hinterland College is the educational arm of The Macadamia Castle and Animal Park (est. 1973)

We are located between Byron Bay and Ballina on the Far North Coast of NSW.

Our range of educational programmes is extensive.

We provide an educational visitor experience for thousands of local school children every year.

Our school holiday programmes are entertaining and wonderful learning experiences.

We are a work placement partner with multiple educators for Cert III and Cert IV in Captive animals. Each year many new keepers graduate from our programme


possomOur experienced keepers and qualified trainers will make sure you get the very best knowledge from their years of experience. Our magnificent collection of over 300 animals offers you the chance to learn and get practical training all at the same wonderful venue.

Please register your interest by filling in your email below, and we will keep you up to date with our course prices and dates.