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Experience the nighttime enchantment of Mt Tamborine National Park on this unique 4WD rain forest walk and glowworm tour. At the mountain summit, stop for a light supper of cakes and hot chocolate, and soak up views of the twinkling Gold Coast from a lookout. Then, observe nocturnal wildlife by torchlight with a guided bushwalk through the rain forest, where you’ll come across an ethereal waterfall illuminated by glowworms.
Enjoy a close encounter with Australia's native animals at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, located on the Gold Coast. Your ticket includes admission to the park plus daily keeper presentations and animal shows. Admire critters such as the kangaroo, Tasmanian devil, koala, wombat, echidna and reptiles that live in natural-style bush and rainforest habitats. Walk through the stunning 5-acre forest of the Lost Valley and see unique flora and wildlife such as lemurs, red pandas, capybaras and other exotic reptiles.
Start your day off right with a half-day kayak tour to South Stradbroke Island. Enjoy a great vantage point on the beaches and wildlife of the Gold Coast as you paddle at a leisurely pace, stopping to snorkel off Wavebreak Island, visit secluded beaches, and enjoy a picnic breakfast on the beach. Your expert guide shares informative commentary about the region's ecology and animals, and provides full instruction on kayaking and snorkeling — making this tour suitable for both experienced paddlers and first-timers.
Zip through the scenic Gold Coast Broadwater on a high-octane jet boat ride that combines speed-driven fun with sightseeing. Hang on as your boat performs 360-degree spins, power slides and other tricks, then slow down to see Southport Yacht Club, Palazzo Versace Hotel and Marina Mirage. You'll also buzz past Seaworld, the mansions of Sovereign Island and Moreton Bay Marine Park, venturing further than other similar tours. Dolphins and other marine life often seen in these waterways — keep your eyes peeled!
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast for the day on this tour around through the serene Springbrook National Park. Explore miles and miles of stunning Australian rain forest with help from your guide, a former Queensland Wildlife Ranger. Discover hidden waterfalls and animal habitats, meet the glowworms living under the unreal Natural Bridge, and take stunning photos at the park’s many lookouts including the appropriately-named Best of All Lookouts.
Visit Dreamworld, Australia's largest theme park, with these admission ticket options. Featuring several theme areas, the park is a popular tourist attraction, especially for families, and includes water rides, roller coasters, a wildlife experience, and plenty of large-than-life characters. Choose between 1- and 3-day ticket packages. Plus, the park offers dining options fit for a range of diets, including gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian.
Explore the World Heritage-listed rain forest of the Gold Coast hinterland on this full-day tour to Lamington National Park. Rumble along remote tracks in a 4WD vehicle, soak up spectacular views from the summit of Tamborine Mountain and explore the subtropical rain forest on a guided nature walk. At O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, get a closer look at native plants, birds and even koalas on an elevated treetop walk. A traditional Aussie barbecue lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off from Gold Coast complete this fantastic eco-adventure.
Go skydiving during your visit to the Gold Coast for an incredible thrill and spectacular views of the city, coast and Pacific Ocean. Jump in tandem with your expert instructor, enjoying a short freefall before your instructor releases the parachute. Float gently down to Kirra Beach, one of the beautiful beaches that makes the Gold Coast justifiably famous. Departures are available throughout the day and include complimentary transfer from centrally located Surfers Paradise hotels.
This quick, safe Jet Ski rental is ideal for travelers who are new to watersports and want to explore parts of the Broadwater. Listen to a safety briefing, don your lifejacket, and spend about half an hour riding around a .6-mile-long circuit (1 kilometer) located inside the Seaworld Resort. Afterward, you’re free to use the resort facilities, including a swimming pool and waterslides.
Enjoy a sky-high adventure on the Gold Coast on a parasailing tour. As you float through the air behind the boat, admire views of Surfers Paradise and the islands of the Gold Coast. You can go by yourself or with a partner.
Spotting whales in their natural habitat can be tricky if you don't know where to look. Skip the guesswork on this whale-watching cruise, which guarantees you will see humpback whales as they migrate past the Gold Coast from June to November or you receive a complimentary second cruise. The tour is led by a marine biologist guide who is passionate about conservation and offers insights into whale behavior that enrich the experience. Includes morning tea and a photo booklet souvenir.
Spend the morning swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking around South Stradbroke and Wave Break islands on this cruise from the Gold Coast. Paddle your way from through clear waters to South Stradbroke Island by kayak, then see colorful birds and wallabies on a bushwalk and go snorkeling. Continue to Wave Break Island, where you can enjoy a light lunch, go stand up paddleboarding, relax in the Chill-Out zone, and spot dolphins, sea turtles, and stingrays along the coast.
Enjoy deep sea fishing on a 5-hour charter tour from the Gold Coast. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure for this fishing tour with professional fishing guides who assist you to find and land your catch. A wide variety of pelagic and bottom-dwelling fish can be found in the waters off the Gold Coast. Includes the use of fishing equipment and a safe ride on a fully equipped boat.
Visit three craft breweries on the Gold Coast during a half-day tour that includes lots of beer tastings and a delicious lunch. You'll sample the goods at Black Hops Brewing, Burleigh Brewing, and Balter Brewing, meet some of the brewers, and learn what goes on behind the scenes during the brewing process.
Learn to dive during this three-day PADI course on the scenic Gold Coast. After a convenient hotel pickup, begin with academic and pool training before moving to open-water diving with a professional instructor-guide. Receive intensive instruction during three days of multi-hour training sessions and finish with a PADI certification, valid anywhere in up to 59 feet (18 meters) of water.
Fly over the sea like superhero on a mission with this Fly Boarding session on the Gold Coast. Learn to use and ride the Fly Board with help from an instructor and then blastoff into the air to test your ability to turn, twist, and fly higher. Your instructor will guide you as you go and teach you maneuvers ranging from basic to thrilling.
Tours aboard Kaiala depart at 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm daily until 01 July 2020
Tours aboard Spirit of Migaloo II (SOMII) depart at 9:00 am, 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm daily until 01 November 2020
Witness Humpback Whales on the Gold Coast. Cruise departs from Sea World in Main Beach and continues past South Stradbroke Island. Only 20 minutes to the nearby water of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. The Spirit of Migaloo II is Australia’s newest and most advanced whale watching vessel operating in the Gold Coast. With marine naturalists on board, passengers can enjoy a front row seat to all the action from six external viewing platforms and tiered stadium seating from sea level to the sun deck. The spacious decks all around the vessel and smaller passenger numbers ensure that the experience is a personal one with the freedom to move around and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Humpback Whales wherever you are on the boat.
Whale Watching Season is late May to early November.
Make your way through watery, winding, hightide passages that turn and bend during this half-day, guided, 49-mile (80-kilometer) Jet Ski adventure. Follow your guide through hairpin turns testing your speed as you lookout at the lush, tropical plant life that flanks your watery path. Glide over the water under mangrove trees before stopping at a South Stradbroke Island bar for lunch.
Experience a thrilling three-in-one adventure with this flyboarding, parasailing, and jet skiing combo tour. Choose your preferred departure time (they’re available every 30 minutes throughout the day), take a brief training lesson, and get outfitted in all necessary equipment before you embark. Then, enjoy a sampling of three adrenaline-pumping water sports in one exciting excursion in the Gold Coast Broadwater.
Experience the Gold Coast’s beautiful Surfers Paradise on a tour aboard an amphibious Aquaduck. Bring the kids and hop aboard this unusual dual-purpose vessel for a jaunt along the area’s picturesque beaches and past local landmarks like Palazzo Versace and Marina Mirage. Then, enjoy a thrilling river cruise past the glitz of millionaire’s row as the Aquaduck transforms from a bus into a boat.
Take off from Main Beach on a Jet Ski tour to enjoy the natural beauty of the Gold Coast in an exciting way. You'll cruise up to South Stradbroke Island, traveling about 9 miles (15 km) past beaches, sandbars, and mangroves.
Go sailing on the Gold Coast Broadwater at sunset aboard a luxury sailboat. Glide past landmarks such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Wave Break Island and Surfers Paradise on this romantic and relaxing 2-hour sunset cruise. Travel in a small group with a maximum of 10 people, and enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and appetizers during your sunset cruise. Have the option to upgrade to include a gourmet dinner featuring fresh Australian seafood.
During your visit to the Gold Coast, learn the basics of surfing with a 2-hour beginning surfing lesson at Main Beach. With gentle waves it is an ideal place to learn to surf, and your lesson includes use of all necessary equipment. Your guide ensures a safe and fun introduction to surfing, and provides hotel pickup and drop-off.
Experience a day of adventure and fun at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast. Bring the whole family and select from three options—a one, two, or three course pass for access to this 18-hole mini golf course. Choose from the Fun Run, the Jungle Trail, or Waterways and encounter a medieval dragon, a talking parrot, a garden labyrinth, and a friendly dolphin.