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2-Day Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast

Discover the natural beauty of Fraser Island on a 2-day guided tour — an ideal getaway for nature lovers. Stop at the stunning beach in Cooloola Recreation Area on the way, then enjoy offroading on Seventy-Five Mile Beach to the Maheno shipwreck when you arrive at Fraser Island. Your knowledgeable guide shows you all the highlights, including swimming spots at Lake Birrabeen, Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek, and lush rainforest walks at Pile Valley, Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek. Includes one night at a comfortable beach resort.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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US$258.18
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3-Day Southern Great Barrier Reef Tour Including Lady Musgrave Island

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.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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5-Day Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef Tour

Immerse yourself in Australia’s natural wonders on a 5-day combination tour of Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. On Fraser Island, go four-wheeling on Seventy-Five Mile beach, hike in the rainforest, and splash at Eli Creek and Lake Birrabeen. Then, cruise to Lady Musgrave Island for snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October), watch the Mon Repos turtle conservation talk (November to March), or spot humpback whales (June to November). You can even add scuba diving and deep-sea fishing (additional expense). Round-trip transport from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, most meals, and accommodations included as you explore Queensland’s wilderness by day and relax at beach resorts by night.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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US$580.02
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Mt Tamborine National Park 4WD Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$69.27
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast Including Kayaking and Sandboarding

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.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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US$104.25
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.47
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary General Entry Ticket

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$27.95
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Gold Coast 4WD Eco Outback Tracks Tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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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).
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Byron Bay Tandem Sky Dive

Feel a rush of adrenaline as you soar through the air on this tandem sky dive over Byron Bay.  Enjoy the thrill of a 60-second free fall from a height of more than 15,000 feet (4,572 meters), then look down over the spectacular beaches and bay during the five-minute parachute descent. Once you’re safely back on solid ground, celebrate your achievement with a personalized photo certificate to show off to friends and family back home.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Dreamworld Theme Park Gold Coast Tickets

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-, 3-, and 7-day ticket packages. Plus, the park offers dining options fit for a range of diets, including gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$66.47
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Gold Coast Lamington National Park and Tamborine Mountain 4WD Ecotour

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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Natural Bridge Glow Worm Cave & World Heritage Eco Tour

Unique and unforgettable evening adventure in the stunning World Heritage listed National Park – Natural Bridge, Springbrook. Discover the Australia's largest colony of Glow Worms and some of Australia’s most fascinating flora and fauna. Step into the layers of towering ancient rainforest where you will discover 1000 year old fig tree - one of the oldest within the park. Our friendly and very knowledgeable guides will take you for a 1km walk through ancient Gondwana rainforest to the famous Natural Bridge rock arch. This picturesque arched cave features spectacular cascading waterfalls, with mesmerizing living lights of glow worms. Refresh your mind in encountering nocturnal wildlife that surround and take it in with all your senses, the whistle of the breeze through the leaves, the feeling of gentle spray of waterfall on your skin while enjoying twinkling lights of glow worms in the cave.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.48
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Gold Coast Tandem Skydive

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Gold Coast V8 Jet boat and Jetski Safari Combo

• Embark on a 55-minute ride through Gold Coast’s Broadwater • The jet boat ride is a 45kms round trip • Departing from the GC Base at Marina Mirage the jet boat will hit speeds of up to 75kph, includes 360-degree spins, high-speed slides, and fishtailing• Self drive your own Jetski on a guided 30min Safari around the crystal blue waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater• Operates 7 days a week with time sessions of 11am, 1pm & 3pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.46
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Tamborine Mountain TreeTop Challenge

Take the TreeTop Challenge, one of Australia's largest ropes courses, spread over nine acres (3.6 hectares) of bush land. Half-day admission includes use of safety equipment and access to six different courses for all levels of skill. Participants must be eight years or older.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.48
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Gold Coast Canyon Flyer Zipline Tour

Hang on tight for a wild, high-speed ride on the Canyon Flyer zipline tour, one of the Gold Coast’s most thrilling adventures. The longest, fastest, and highest zipline course in Australia, the Flyer lets you soar above the treetops of Mount Tamborine and directly over Cedar Creek Gorge before dropping into the canyon for an extra adrenaline burst. No experience is necessary for this unforgettable flight through the mountain forests of Queensland.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.96
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The Classic Laser Clay Shooting and Archery Package - Gold Coast

Try your hand at this high-tech twist on a popular Australian past-time on the outskirts of the Gold Coast. At RACV Royal Pines Resort’s shooting range, learn how to shoot clay pigeons out of the sky with their modified, laser-guided double-barrel shotguns and then compete with your friends or family to see who can shoot the most down. Afterward, try your hand at some archery in the Resort’s archery range.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Main Beach Segway Tour 60 mins - Gold Coast

The two-mile beach and seaside attractions of Surfer’s Paradise make it one of the most scenic walks on the Gold Coast. This one hour Segway tour offers you and your group a more exciting way to take in the scenery as you effortlessly ride between the Coast’s most popular landmarks across various terrains.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Byron Bay Day Trip from Gold Coast Including Cape Byron Lighthouse

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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$69.90
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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