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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from Surfers Paradise

Go in search of humpback whales on a whale-watching cruise of the shores of the Gold Coast. On board a custom-built boat with three viewing decks, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted views of the Pacific and listen to commentary about the whales and their ocean environment from a marine naturalist guide. Plus, float along the Nerang River canal to admire waterside homes. Small group sizes, guaranteeing rail side position. Select a departure time when booking.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

O'Reilly's Lamington National Park and Treetop Canopy Tour

Explore the natural bounty of Queensland on this full-day tour to Lamington National Park from Gold Coast or Brisbane. Soak up spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean from atop Mt Tambourine, and create your own adventure at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Encounter flocks of king parrots and other native bird species on a treetop canopy walk, and try your hand at bird feeding on a ground-level bush walk. Visit a local alpaca farm for a furry finish to the day!
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Kayaking & Canoeing

Half Day Island Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Cape Moreton Scenic 4WD Day Tour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast

Spend a day exploring beautiful Moreton Island on this hassle-free day tour, which includes ferries and four-wheel drive travel. Get out into lesser-explored corners of the island that can only be reached off-road, such as hidden beaches and lakes, and indulge in an Aussie-style picnic lunch. An ideal trip for travelers who want to explore wild Australian nature with the convenience of a local guide.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

World Heritage Springbrook National Park Tour Including Natural Bridge

Journey into the hinterlands on this 5-hour afternoon tour of the Springbrook National Park from the Gold Coast. Explore the UNESCO-listed Goondawanna rainforests by coach, stopping to walk through the jungle, peek into ancient caves and enjoy views of Mount Warning from the Best of All Lookout.  Visit natural wonders like Purling Brook Falls, Numinbah valley and Rainbow Falls, and soak up the scenery from the Canyon Lookout. This small-group tour is limited to 16 people for a personalised experience, and includes hotel pick-up and afternoon tea.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Kayaking & Canoeing

South Stradbroke&Wave Break Island Kayaking&Snorkeling tour with full lunch

Spend the morning swimming, snorkelling and kayaking around South Stradbroke and Wave Break islands on this 5-hour cruise from the Gold Coast. Paddle your way from Biggera Waters to South Stradbroke Island by kayak, then see colorful birds and wallabies on a 45-minute bushwalk. Continue by kayak to Wave Break Island, where you can snorkel amid schools of tropical fish, relax in the Chill-Out zone and spot dolphins, sea turtles and stingrays along the coast. Finish by tucking into a fresh seafood lunch (included).
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Glow Worm Cave and Natural Bridge Tour from Gold Coast

Witness a mesmerizing natural light show in the Gold Coast hinterland with an evening tour to the Natural Bridge glow worm cave. Trek through the ancient coastal rain forest of Springbrook National Park with a guide to see the cave illuminated by the light of millions of tiny worms, and then turn your eyes upward for some stargazing in the pristine night sky.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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Small Group Tour (Max 6) Gold Coast Super 7 Waterfalls Tour: Springbrook

SPEND A DAY EXPERIENCING THE MAGIC OF 7 (SEVEN) WATERFALLSA unique small group tour (max 6 ppl) that winds its way around, under and through multiple waterfalls at an easy pace, suitable to all fitness levelsTake the time to explore a magical rainforest landscape within the magnificent World Heritage Springbrook National Park on the Gold CoastEnjoy the home of animals like Koalas, wallabies, platypus and quolls and other species only found in this region, soaking in all the elements filling up your senses to put a smile on your faceWitness the “natural” Australia that millions of people from all around the world have come to marvel in. Be surrounded by rare and wonderful sites that you have been waiting a lifetime to enjoy!This tour is for those people who want to enjoy a fulfilling waterfall experience unlike any other.Your safety, comfort and enjoyment are our top priority, we will look after you every step of the way.Get your camera and your smiles ready!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kayaking & Canoeing

Wave Break Island Kayaking, Bushwalking and Snorkeling Tour with fruits

Short on time? Sample the natural beauty of the Gold Coast on this short and sweet 2-hour tour. Hop on a sea kayak and paddle your way over to Wave Break Island to swim and snorkel amid tropical fish and colourful coral. Spot dolphins, stingrays and sea turtles along the coast, and search for wallaby on a short bushwalk, before heading back to shore.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

Lamington Full Day Tour

Explore Queensland’s Lamington National Park on this hiking tour with an experienced guide. Part of the UNESCO–listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, Lamington boasts a pristine landscape of waterfalls, ancient trees, and native wildlife. Hike past Brush Box trees en route to Picnic Rock and then on to Elabana Falls before returning via the Tree Top Walk. Transportation from Gold Coast hotels is included. This tour is limited to 12 people to provide a small-group experience.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Duck Tours

Gold Coast Quack'rDuck Amphibious Tour from Surfers Paradise

Built around a complicated system of winding canals and waterways, the Gold Coast can be difficult to navigate alone. This short sightseeing tour around the region focuses on the city’s attractions and landmarks in the unique Quack’rDuck duck bus. Drive around Surfers Paradise, Southport and Main Beach, then plunge into the waterways and tour them too in this amphibian bus.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
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Day Trips

Springbrook Full Day Tour

See the towering waterfalls, ancient rain forest, and natural beauty of Springbrook National Park on a full-day tour from the Gold Coast. Experience the forest up close on a moderate hike to Purling Brook Falls, and soak in views of the Gold Coast Hinterland from lookouts along Springbrook Scenic Rim. Your tour includes morning tea, and hotel pickup and drop-off from the Gold Coast.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Rainforest & Waterfalls Extravaganza

Experience the natural beauty throughout the 6+ stops throughout multiple sections of the Springbrook National Park each with varied walking distances, but only a low level of fitness is required. Keep your eyes out as we walk for an opportunity to witness some creatures unique to Gondwana Rainforests.Witness an array of breathtaking waterfalls, surrounded by ancient flora in a small private group (7 people max) as we walk through the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests and a experience a diversity of natural vegetation.Lunch is provided at the top of one of the many beautiful waterfalls that we will visit.To help protect the environment we avoid using disposable water bottles, so please bring your own water bottle which can be refilled with cold water throughout day.Pick-up included from most Gold Coast locations. Please contact Gold Coast Rainforest Tours to request for any date that isn't listed, group bookings or any other enquires.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Snorkeling

Wave Break Island kayaking,Snorkeling & champagne Tour from the Gold Coast

Paddle and swim around Wave Break Island on this tour from Broadwater. Look out for dolphins, turtles and stingrays as you kayak along the Gold Coast; dive in to snorkel amid schools of tropical fish; and feast on fresh fruit, cookies, and sparkling wine by the beachside. Top it off with a ride in a glass bottomed kayak for a look at the sea life from above.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Tropical Fruit World with Wildlife Boat Cruise, Mini Train Ride from Gold Coast

Visit Tropical Fruit World, where you can learn about tropical fruit around the world and taste the fruit grown on the farm. Cruise down the farm's waterway and feed the wild birds as they swim and swoop alongside the boat, then transfer to a miniature train for a ride through the eucalyptus trees.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Springbrook Half Day Tour

Hike through the Springbrook National Park, visiting the Scenic Rim and Natural Bridge lookouts, on this half-day tour from the Gold Coast. Follow your guide on an easy, scenic .6-mile (1-kilometer) hike, which gives epic payoffs in the form of waterfall, mountain, and rain forest views. Learn about the area's environment, plants, and animals from your guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private Charter 4WD Safari - Gold Coast - Brisbane Pick Up

0700-0730 Hotel pick ups0730-0900 Travel to Cleveland, stopping for Kangaroo & Koala viewing.0900-0940 Vehicular ferry across Moreton Bay. Morning tea & cakes. Marine life watching.0940-1130 4WD on bush tracks stopping at lakes, lookouts & fauna.1130-1200 Short walk to North Gorge. Observe dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays & Humpback whales in season.1200-1430 BBQ lunch on the beach, Fishing, swimming, playing in the sand. Aboriginal artefact presentation, play didgeridoo, throw boomerang.1430-1500 Beach driving.1500-1545 Ferry back to Cleveland. Afternoon tea & biscuits.1545-1715 Return journey to hotels.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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North Stradbroke Island 4WD Beach Safari - Gold Coast-Brisbane Pickup

Take in the highlights of North Stradbroke Island with ease on an all-inclusive full-day tour from the Gold Coast or Brisbane. Cross Moreton Bay by car ferry, then visit top destinations including Brown Lake, Main Beach, and Flinders Beach. Have time to swim and snorkel, climb sand dunes, take nature walks, learn about Aboriginal traditions, and go off-roading on sandy tracks. You’ll also have a barbecue on the beach.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Climbing

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Gold Coast SkyPoint Climb: Day Climb

Get the best possible views of the Gold Coast and challenge yourself at the same time with this climb along the exterior of Q1, the Gold Coast's best known residential tower. Look out across the coast, west towards lushly forested mountains and directly down to see the Gold Coast cityscape. If you've had your fill of beaches and bars, this climb offers a Gold Coast experience with a twist.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Surfers Paradise Coastal Discovery Mini Bus Tour

Experience the Gold Coast from a different angle via foot and mini bus. We will take you on a 2 hour coastal exploration tour and show you where the locals enjoy life. Departing from Surfers Paradise we will explore the Spit including Federation Walk, walk onto the 480m long Sand Pumping Jetty, wonder along deserted beaches and finish the tour 230m above the sea at Skypoint Observation Deck. This tour is brilliant for photographers.H I G H L I G H T S2-2.5h return trip ex Surfers ParadiseFederation WalkSand Bypass JettyPhilip Park BeachQ1 Skypoint Observation DeckFantastic photography opportunities
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private Group - Rainforest & Waterfall Tour

Experience the natural beauty throughout the 6+ stops throughout multiple sections of the Springbrook National Park each with varied walking distances, but only a low level of fitness is required. Keep your eyes out as we walk for an opportunity to witness some creatures unique to Gondwana Rainforests.Witness breathtaking waterfalls, surrounded by ancient flora in a small private group as we walk through the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests and a experience a diversity of natural vegetation including the oldest ever carbon-dated trees on the Australia's mainland! Lunch is provided at the top of one of the many beautiful waterfalls that we will visit.To help protect the environment we avoid using disposable water bottles, so please bring your own water bottle which can be refilled with cold water throughout day.Pick-up included from most Gold Coast locations. Please contact to request for any date that isn't listed, group bookings or any other enquires.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Learn to Fish - Gold Coast

A two-hour beach fishing experience or learn to fish with a private guide on one of the Gold Coast's best beaches.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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4WD Beach Safari - Gold Coast Pick Up

0700-0730 Hotel pick ups0730-0900 Travel to Cleveland, stopping for Kangaroo & Koala viewing.0900-0940 Vehicular ferry across Moreton Bay. Morning tea & cakes. Marine life watching.0940-1130 4WD on bush tracks stopping at lakes, lookouts & fauna.1130-1200 Short walk to North Gorge. Observe dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays & Humpback whales in season.1200-1430 BBQ lunch on the beach, Fishing, swimming, playing in the sand. Aboriginal artefact presentation, play didgeridoo, throw boomerang.1430-1500 Beach driving.1500-1545 Ferry back to Cleveland. Afternoon tea & biscuits.1545-1715 Return journey to hotels.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Private Byron Bay Slow and Low Tour - Gold Coast Pickup

Explore Byron Bay and Mullumbimby at your own pace on this private tour from the Gold Coast. In the company of just your party (up to 11 people) and a guide, begin with tea and free time to explore the village of Mullumbimby before traveling to a working organic farm for lunch. Continue to Byron Bay to explore the town before heading to Watego’s beach to embark upon a walk up to Cape Byron lighthouse for views of the coast and, possibly, dolphins or whales.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours


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