• Location: Brisbane or Gold Coast, Australia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 111.92 View price calendar

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Discover the natural and cultural attractions of Australia’s Gold Coast on this packed full-day tour departing from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Browse through the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Learn how to catch a crab and enjoy a seafood lunch, visit Burleigh Heads, a world renowned for its spectacular surfing conditions and drive through the Gold Coast Region to Varsity Lake, Robin and Advance Town. Enjoy the diverse experiences of the Gold Coast all in one day.


  • Highlights of the Gold Coast day trip from Brisbane
  • Two-hour crab-catching cruise
  • Visit Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Burleigh Heads and drive through Varsity Lake, Robina and Advance Town
  • Crab tasting and seafood lunch
  • Entertaining and informative commentary

What You Can Expect

Gold Coast, Canal Cruise and Burleigh Heads National Park Day Trip

Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge Waterfall

Best known for its expanses of spectacular golden beaches, the Gold Coast of Queensland is a remarkably diverse destination with something for everyone. Your full-day tour begins with pickup in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach from Surfers Paradise in the late morning, or earlier morning pickup in Brisbane. Soak up passing sights as your driver-guide shares informative commentary, and stop for an hour at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre to browse through the stores or grab morning tea (own expense).

Climb aboard a riverboat for a 2-hour crab trip along the Broadwater Canal that snakes through the Gold Coast wetlands. Glide past luxurious waterfront homes, 5-star hotels like the Palazzo Versace and the high-end retail complex of Marina Mirage. Learn how to catch a crab and enjoy your delicious seafood lunch in the tranquil waters. 

Back in the coach in the afternoon, admire the high-rise condos and wave breaks that frame Surfers Paradise as we make our way to visit Burleigh Heads. Here, enjoy a fantastic perspective on miles of long sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. 

We continue our day with a drive through the Gold Coast Region passing Varsity Lake, Robina and Advance Town as we admire the Gold Coast Hinterland. 

After soaking up the peaceful atmosphere of southern Queensland, relax on the drive north, where your tour concludes with drop-off back at your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Kristina P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

What a wonderful trip out of Brisbane. The Gold Coast is beautiful. We had time to stroll the beaches and had a wonderful boat cruise down a canal to view the homes and the city from the water.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Wonderful tour.

Sally G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Super trip we got to see so much in the day and good value for money


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Really enjoyed the trip! Pick up at hotel convenient.

Aloke P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Everything was good including all the stops in Gold coast, canal cruise etc. Rain forest trip kind of rained out.It was a good day all the way around.

Suzanne Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour was very enjoyable . The people who run the canal cruise were very informative and it was a very pleasant cruise. The rain forest was very nice to see and our tour driver Dave was amazing . He came with us through the rainforest and explained everything to us . He is a keeper. Great day out

Pauline New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very informative bus driver on the tour well worth booking

Jillian M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

The tour guide Keith was outstanding. This tour had such a variety, something for everyone.

PAM S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

A well organised tour, comfortable bus, and, best of all, an excellent driver, who has a wealth of knowledge, imparted in a humorous and entertaining manner. Well Done!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

Best all-day tour of our vacation! Very worthwhile.

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