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  4. Surfers Paradise

Gold Coast: World Heritage Rain Forest and Wilderness Tour

Product ID: 11262
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Journey through the Hinterland region of Southeast Queensland on our inclusive day tour. Spot kangaroos, koalas and wallabies, and refresh yourselves in fresh cool waters. The rainforest, waterfalls and valleys will provide the stunning backdrop.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Pickup included

Pick-up is available from central Gold Coast hotels (Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Southport).

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  • On our Window to the Wilderness tour you will journey through a World Heritage listed rainforest in Lamington National Park
  • Spot a variey of wildlife including koalas, wallabies and kangaroos
  • Enjoy a barbecue lunch and a traditional scones and tea snack
  • Learn how to use a boomerang
  • Canopy treetop walk, over 30 metres above the ground
  • Feed wild birds including Crimson Rosellas and beautiful Australian King Parrots
Full description
Running since 1994, we have fine tuned our tour to cover everyone’s interests. From the many international guests that join us to the Aussie’s from interstate we are proud to be able to provide something for everyone.

Your Window to the Wilderness tour begins on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Just beyond the beaches awaits Nature’s Paradise, the World Heritage Rainforests of Lamington National Park. Our trek into the Hinterland region follows the original pioneer’s track to the volcanic plateau of Tambourine Mountain. This secluded eucalyptus forests provides a private sanctuary for koalas, wallabies and other wildlife.

At Gallery Walk we will stop for fresh scones, jams, cream, tea and coffee.

It's then time to stretch your legs again for a leisurely bush walk. Discover lush subtropical rainforests with cascading waterfalls, and listen to your expert guide’s stories about the forests unique characteristics and how the Aboriginal people lived there.

Tucked away in the beautiful Sarabah Valley is our private lunch venue Spring Gully. Only a stone’s throw from the Gold Coast, this 400 acre property provides the ideal venue for a delicious BBQ lunch- mouth-watering beefsteaks, chicken, fish or vegetarian accompanied by crisp salads and fresh fruit. The meal also includes soft drinks, juice, beer and wine. Nearby cool waters and rock pools provide the opportunity for a refreshing swim.

The tour continues on into the mountainous regions of Lamington National Park (Australia’s largest preserved natural stand of subtropical rainforest). At O’Reilly’s Plateau, some 3,000 feet above sea level, colorful native birds will flock around you, asking you to feed them. The Treetop Boardwalk, through the rainforest canopy, offers a bird’s eye view of the area.

During your return journey you will be able to see from the Gold Coast to Brisbane and around to the Great Dividing Range. You are also likely to spot kangaroos and wallabies. In the cooler parts of the day they emerge from their bush retreats to feed on the lush grass.
  • Pick-up and drop off at central Gold Coast hotels (Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Southport)
  • Tea and coffee with freshly baked scones with cream and jam
  • BBQ lunch with choice of beef, chicken, fish or veg with fresh salads and a choice of beer, wine or juice
  • Bird feeding seeds
  • Park entry fees
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• It is recommended that guests wear enclosed, comfy walking shoes and bring their swimsuits if they want to swim
• Cancellations received within 24-hours of tour departure will attract a 100% cancellation fee (includes no shows)
• Due to many stairs and uneven ground along the tracks, this tour is not suitable for prams or strollers

From US$ 116.30 per person

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Southern Cross 4WD Tours

Product ID: 11262