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Rainforests and Glow Worm Cave: Day Tour from Brisbane

1. Rainforests and Glow Worm Cave: Day Tour from Brisbane

On this full-day program from Brisbane you’ll explore the rainforests of Springbrook and Tamborine national parks. Admire the beautiful waterfalls set in a natural forest, take a walk surrounded by towering rainforest trees, and spot forest wildlife including the shy pademelons, brush turkeys, goanna, and water dragons. See the unique natural bridge with a waterfall plunging into the cave below. Tamborine offers a chance for a break to explore the arts and craft district Gallery Walk (free time). There is a choice of establishments where lunch can be purchased or bring your own. The afternoon includes a guided tour of the award-winning glow worm caves at Cedar Creek. Finish the day with a rainforest walk to Curtis Falls. A 50-minute drive will have you back in Brisbane late afternoon.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

2. Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

Depart Brisbane and journey past small villages and farms as you venture into the mountains of the Blackall Range. Get stunning views of the coastline of Queensland and stop at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve for panoramic vistas of the majestic Glass House Mountains from the lookout. Continue past Gerrard's Lookout and marvel at the views of Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra, and Bribie Island along the coast. Arrive at Montville and get some free time to explore the quaint mountain village before going to Eumundi Markets to experience Australia’s premier artisan outlet for art and food. You can purchase lunch at Eumundi Markets before visiting the pristine beaches of Noosa, where the rich and famous come to unwind by the sea. Return to Brisbane via the world's largest operating ginger factory at Yandina, where you can try their delicious ginger ice cream.

From Brisbane: Mt Tamborine Rainforest Day Tour

3. From Brisbane: Mt Tamborine Rainforest Day Tour

Discover the diverse wildlife of South East Queensland when you travel to Mt Tamborine on this day tour from Brisbane. Often witnessing the elusive lace monitor, inquisitive bush turkeys, a cheeky kookaburra, beautiful white cockatoos and the noisy whip birds who are always calling out to each other. You will take a guided tour through the man-made Glow Worm Caves to experience the magical world of the Glow Worms by visiting The Glow Worm Cave on Tamborine Mountain, located at Cedar Creek Estate Winery. During the tour, the knowledgeable guides will explain about the lifecycle of the Glow Worm and how and why these amazing little creatures emit light. Since its opening in 2005 the glow-worms have thrived reaching over 3000 in number. The Glow Worm Cave entertains the whole family. Enjoy a leisurely lunch break with some yummy hamburgers you even have a time for a cocktail if you so wish! We will even include some time for shopping, before finishing the day at the picturesque Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk attraction. This exciting new Eco-Adventure offers guests a unique and thrilling way to explore the beautiful rainforest canopies. Set in a magical 30 acres of privately owned rainforest beside the crystal clear rock-pools of Cedar Creek on Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia. The walk departs directly from the Eco Gallery with a comprehensive array of Australian rainforest flora and fauna displays. The walk takes approximately 45 minutes at a leisurely pace, when pausing to view the many points of interest and information along the way. The entire walk totals 1.5 kms and is a combination of forest floor trails, 300 metres of high-tech steel bridges through the highest points of the upper canopy, and a 40 metre cantilever bridge that soars a breathtaking 30 metres above the creek and rainforest below. Why not book today, let Bums on Seats show you around one of our favourite qeensland places. You will travel in a comfortable airconditioned van with a small-group tour of up to 13 people only ensuring a more personalized experience.

Brisbane: O'Reillys Tree Top Walk

4. Brisbane: O'Reillys Tree Top Walk

After being collected from your Brisbane CBD accommodation, you will depart for O'Reilley's. Once having arrived, you'll begin with a visit to the Gallery Walk Retail Precinct. From there you can do the famous O'Reillys tree top walk, and can also visit the Kamarun Lookout. You will see natural flora and fauna, which will allow you to really experience the feeling of a natural rainforest. You can feel free to add some stops along the way of your choosing, with your itinerary flexible according to your interests. At the conclusion of your experience, you can choose to be dropped off back at your accommodation or another location of your choosing.

From Brisbane: Mount Tamborine Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch

5. From Brisbane: Mount Tamborine Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Start the tour with pickup from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Travel with your expert guide to some of South East Queensland’s best local wineries for guided tastings of award-winning wines. After the tastings, enjoy a gourmet 2-course winery lunch at a beautiful location in the mountains. If the schedule allows, stop to sample locally made liqueurs, spirits, cheese and fudge.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Packed itinerary with many places to explore in a day:) I didn't feel rushed at all although we covered so many places. Our guide, Bruce, is very friendly and knowledgeable. A great way to discover Sunshine coast!

Everything was well organised and ran smoothly. Brian is very knowledgeable about all we saw in the Rainforest and made it a very interesting tour. Highly recommend this tour for sure.

Don’t even think twice. It was worth every cent. The driver of the small van was possibly the best guide I’ve ever had as well. Thank you so much!!

All the travel sights in this tour only require short driving distance and the atmosphere of the rainforests are beautiful and cozy to walk

Brian was an amazing tour guide! We enjoyed our trip so much ;) Thanks Brian :)