Explore the Great Barrier Reef on a 3-day guided tour that includes a full day on Lady Musgrave Island, part of the southern portion of the Great Barrier Reef. Depending on the time of year, you can spot turtles and visit one of the world's largest turtle research centers, learn about turtle conservation, or look for humpback whales out on the water. After a cruise to Lady Musgrave Island, opt to snorkel, swim, or take a ride by glass-bottom (included), or try your hand at scuba diving. Round-trip transport from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, or Sunshine Coast, most meals, and a 2-night stay at an eco-friendly beachside resort in Bargara are included.
Spend a blissful day on Moreton Island exploring the beaches, snorkel sites and enormous sand dunes during this full-day tour from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast. Travel with an experienced guide in a rugged 4-wheel drive vehicle, going from sea to sand as you snorkel at the Tangalooma Wrecks and kayak around the coral reef, then head inland to try sandboarding on the dunes. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach and soak in the tropical scenery of Moreton Island on this fun-filled tour.Please note: An additional cost of AU$50pp is to be paid in cash to your driver prior to departure to cover national park and ferry fees during this 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.
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.
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!
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.
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 Biggera Waters to South Stradbroke Island by kayak, then see colorful birds and wallabies on a 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).
Throw your swimwear into a bag and set sail to Moreton Island, a world-renowned destination for encountering dolphins, dugong, and turtles. Located just 75 minutes from Brisbane, this full-day tour features an eco-cruise, tropical buffet lunch, island beach time and guided snorkel tour at the famous Tangalooma Wrecks. Board the brand new AUD 4mill vessel, the Spirit of Migaloo II, and you’ll soon discover that there’s more to Moreton Island than meets the eye.
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.
Discover the magic of Moreton Island on this 2-day adventure tour departing from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Along with an experienced guide, you’ll explore the island and its various activities including the Tangalooma Wrecks, the Champagne Pools, Honeymoon Bay and North Point. Learn how to sandboard, and wander through the oldest lighthouse in Queensland at Cape Moreton. An optional nighttime kayaking tour gives you the chance to venture out into the ocean in a transparent kayak with LED lights. All meals are included, and three different accommodation options are available to suit your preference.
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.
See the towering waterfalls, ancient rain forest, and natural beauty of Springbrook National Park on a full-day tour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Experience the forest up close on a moderate hike to Twin Falls Circuit, 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.
Explore Queensland’s Lamington National Park on this small-group 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 and Brisbane hotels is included. This tour is limited to 11 people to provide a small-group experience.
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.
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.
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.
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. 1430-1500 Beach driving.1500-1545 Ferry back to Cleveland. Afternoon tea & biscuits.1545-1715 Return journey to hotels.
Short on time? Sample the natural beauty of the Gold Coast on this outdoor tour. Hop on a sea kayak and paddle your way over to Wave Break Island to swim and snorkel amid tropical fish and colorful coral. Spot dolphins, stingrays, and sea turtles along the coast, and search for wallaby on a short bushwalk, before heading back to shore.
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.
Consult with your dedicated personal tour guide to develop a hiking itinerary best suited to your group. With two national parks to explore, we offer trails with distance and difficulty ranging from 1km strolls to 20+km epics. Want to focus on waterfalls, ancient Antarctic Beech forests or a spectacular sunrise? Book a Private Tour and create your own unforgettable rainforest experience!
Explore the wild beauty of the Gold Coast hinterland on this half-day 4WD tour to Mt Tamborine. Encounter koalas, kangaroos and cascading mountain waterfalls on a guided bushwalk through the eucalypt rain forest of Mt Tamborine National Park. Indulge in some mountainside wine tasting, learn how to throw a boomerang and enjoy a morning or afternoon tea break with scones on this delightfully diverse tour.
Travel through historic Canungra Valley and it’s Land Warfare countryside, a jungle training camp for our soldiers of today as well as our courageous WW2 soldiers. Delightful morning tea at the Alpaca Farm, spectacular view of the McPherson Ranges as you meet these unique animals. Visit the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park and O’Reilly’s mountain. Then walk along their Tree Top Canopy Walk, a suspended bridge 160m long and 16m high. Learn about the delicate rainforest ecosystem and it’s Strangler Figs with your very own nature guide in the easy graded rainforest walks suitable for all ages.Hear about the fascinating history of the area and the heroic journey of Bernard O’Reilly in finding and rescuing the only 2 survivors of the 1937 Stinton plane crash.
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.
Let someone else take care of navigation and logistics while you spend a day exploring Byron Bay—Australia’s alternative lifestyle, haute-bohemian capital. Stop for tea at a working farm, visit Cape Byron’s lighthouse, and have a beachside meal. Once the planned itinerary is done, spend a few hours exploring on your own.