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MOUNT TAMBORINE TOUR

Half Day Tour(Departs Tue/Thurs/Sat)

Tamborine Tour – Outback Tracks Tour

Adult $ 89

Child $ 68 (2-13 Years old)

A half day tour to Tamborine Mountain. Experience forest trails where only a 4WD can take you,
delicious morning tea and a guided rainforest walk to the waterfall. Taste wines and explore ‘Gallery
Walk’, the arts and craft district of the Mountain. Your guide will keep an eye out for wildlife, tell you
about the area and show you how to throw a boomerang. Small group touring with a personal guide
for the day.

• Full commentary both in the vehicle and on all walks
• Morning Tea on Tamborine Mountain, freshly baked scones with jam and cream, tea & coffee
• Time in Gallery walk for local arts and crafts. Optional wine tasting
• Guided Rainforest Walk to Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park
• 4WDing on tracks with Gold Coast Views.
• Boomerang throwing lesson
• National Parks Permits

Inclusions: Hotel pick up, morning tea, national park fees
Duration: 4.5- 5 hours
Pick up Selected Gold Coast hotels (Mermaid Beach to Labrador) or Helensvale Train Station
Drop Off Back to pick up point or see back page for alternate options
Pick up from 7.30am to 8.30am Drop off 12.15pm to 1.15pm
What to bring: Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a jacket.
Minimum for departure: 2 Adults
Maximum passengers per vehicle 16 pax

Tour available seven days, subject to availability and minimum numbers.
We reserve the right to alter or cancel any section of an itinerary which may result from road closures, weather
or any other condition of an operational nature.

Notes

All our vehicles carry umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits. Your guides have all relevant permits, training and authorisation to ensure a safe, comfortable journey. This is an all age tour. Should you require a booster seat for younger family members, we can provide them at no extra charge – just let us know in advance.  Please note this tour can be customised for Private Tours and large groups.

Schedule

  • 07:30amHOTEL PICK UPWe will collect you from your hotel in our luxurious 4WD Mercedes. Detailed pick up time will be given on booking.
  • 08:00am

         OFFROAD 4WD

Depart the Gold Coast and go off road up the mountain through untouched Eucalyptus forest. Look out for koalas!

  • 09:00amMORNING TEA & RAINFOREST WALKEnjoy some morning tea of scones and hot drinks then explore a subtropical rainforest on your guided bush walk to Curtis Falls.
  • 10:30amSHOPPINGWander Tamborine’s famous arts and crafts strip, Gallery Walk, enjoy shopping and wine tasting.
  • BOOMERANG LESSONTry your luck throwing an authentic boomerang.
  • 12.45pmHOTEL DROP OFFFree drop off at your hotel. Optional free drop off to Movie World 12:20pm or Paradise Jetboating at 12:40pm.

NATURAL BRIDGE SPRINGBROOK TOUR

Half Day Tour(Departs Tue/Thurs/Sat)

World Heritage Tour – Natural Bridge Springbrook Tour

Adult $ 89

Child $ 68 (2-13 Years old)

Experience World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest, picture-perfect waterfalls and scenery, unique Australian wildlife and charming hinterland hospitality, all in half a day!

Your World Heritage Tour to Natural Bridge and Springbrook National Park takes you to some of the region’s most iconic rainforests, waterfalls and panoramic lookouts.  Afternoon refreshments, tour commentary, guided walks and hotel pickup and drop-off included.

What’s included

  • FREE pick up from central Gold Coast Hotels
  • Experience World Heritage-listed National Parks and Gondwana Rainforests with guide commentary
  • Fully guided walk to the iconic Natural Bridge rock formation and waterfall
  • View up to 5 waterfalls including Purling Brook Falls and Natural Bridge
  • Stunning panoramic views from Best of All Lookout over the Gold Coast, Mt Warning and the Green Cauldron of Northern NSW
  • View 3000 year-old Antarctic Beech trees
  • Venture through scenic Numinbah Valley with its sheer cliffs and green country pastures
  • A chance to spot Australian wildlife in their own environment
  • Afternoon refreshments – assortment of drinks and snacks
  • National Park fees included
  • Small group guarantee, with a maximum of 16 guests seated in a luxury Mercedes vehicle

Tour Information

Your tour begins with complimentary pick up from your central Gold Coast hotel (Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach), and in just a short drive the busy city streets give way to the cliffs and pastures of the Numinbah Valley as you travel towards Springbrook National Park.

First stop is Natural Bridge. Take a fully guided walk through pristine subtropical rainforest to the Natural Bridge rock arch and waterfall. Inside the cave you’ll see the water cascading through the roof of the basalt cave which has been formed over millions of years – a wonderful photography opportunity. You’ll learn about the rainforest’s unique flora and fauna, and its special significance as World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest, during this approximately 45-minute guided circuit walk.

You’ll then journey to higher elevations within Springbrook National Park to view 4 more stunning waterfalls – Purling Brook Falls, the Twin Falls and Rainbow Falls from Canyon Lookout.

At its highest point, your guide walks you through one of the region’s last remaining pockets of Antarctic Beech rainforest featuring 3000-year old trees, before emerging at Best of All Lookout – a spectacular panorama taking in the Gold Coast, Mt Warning and the Green Cauldron of Northern NSW.

All throughout the tour you’ll be on the lookout for native wildlife – from brightly coloured parrots and other rainforest birds, interesting insects, reptiles and amphibians, and even famous Australian marsupials like koalas, kangaroos and wallabies which may emerge in the cooler parts of the day on the journey home.

This is a truly personalised experience, with no more than 15 people per tour, traveling in luxury Mercedes vehicles and with commentary from a local, experienced guide all the way.

This tour is ideal if you’re looking to experience the best of the Gold Coast hinterland’s world-famous rainforests and waterfalls in a half day. Not only will you enjoy a guided walk to Natural Bridge and take in 5 waterfalls and countless memorable scenic spots, you’ll enjoy a tasty afternoon tea and travel in a luxury Mercedes vehicle

This is also a fantastic tour to package with our Full Day Rainforest tour (Tamborine Mountain and Lamington National Park), or our Evening Rainforest, Waterfall and Glow Worm tour (Tamborine Mountain).

Notes

This tour does not provide any off-road driving due to World Heritage flora and Fauna protection areas.

All vehicles have umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits. Your guides have all relevant permits and authorisation to ensure your safety. This is an all age tour. Should you require booster seat for younger family members just let us know in advance (no extra charge).

Please note that this tour can be customised for private charter or large groups.

Schedule

  • 12:00pmHOTEL PICK UPWe will collect you from your hotel in our luxurious 4WD Mercedes. Detailed pick up time will be given on booking.
  • 13:30pmNATURAL BRIDGEDiscover the Natural bridge on a fully guided walk from an expert local guide. Learn about the unique flora and fauna of the rainforest as you make you way. From inside the cave see the water cascading through the roof of the basalt cave which has been formed over millions of years.
  • 14:30pmPURLING BROOK FALLS & AFTERNOON TEATake in all of Purling Brook Falls then enjoy some afternoon tea of scones and hot drinks in a cosy hinterland café.
  • 15:45pmCANYON LOOKOUTTake in views of Twin Falls and Rainbow falls from Canyon Lookout.
  • 16:15pmBEST OF ALL LOOKOUTThe walk to this magnificent lookout takes you through one of the few remaining pockets of ancient Antarctic beech forest and views of northern New South Wales and Mount Warning. Lookout for kangaroos and pretty faced wallabies on the journey home along with great scenery of the Numinbah valley.
  • 17:30pmHOTEL DROP OFFFree drop off at your hotel.

GLOW WORM NIGHT TOUR

Night Tour((Departs Tue/Thurs/Fri/Sat)

Gold Coast Glow Worm Night Tour – Nocturnal Rainforest & Glow Worm Tour

Adult $ 99

Child $ 78 (2-13 Years old)

Our evening Rainforest, Glow Worm and Waterfall Tour is the only tour of its type in Australia – a nocturnal adventure like no other!

Not only will you witness the incredible light display of the glow worms in their natural habitat, you’ll experience night-time 4WDing, venture through subtropical rainforest spotlighting for nocturnal wildlife, visit a pristine waterfall and top it all off with dessert and hot drink at a mountain restaurant.

This is more than just a glow worm tour; it’s about seeing the rainforest come to life after the sun goes down!

What’s included

  • Freepick-up and drop-off from central Gold Coast hotels
  • View glow worms in their natural rainforest habitats – earthen walls, riverbanks and waterfalls
  • Exciting night-time 4WDing through eucalyptus forests
  • Fully guided walk through protected subtropical rainforest to Curtis Falls
  • Spotlighting for nocturnal wildlife throughout the evening
  • Gold Coast views from a secluded lookout on a private 4WD track
  • Mountain top stargazing away from city lights
  • Dessert of freshly baked cakes and coffee, tea and hot chocolate at a local restaurant
  • A loan low-wattage torch to find your way and protect nocturnal creatures’ vision
  • National Park entry fees included
  • Small groups guaranteed, seated in a luxury Mercedes 4WD vehicles

Once a well-kept secret, the Gold Coast’s incredible glow worm colonies now attract visitors from around the world.

The only Night time 4wd and Glow Worm tour in Australia. This small group tour is an experience like no other. Not only experience 4wding at night but see the forests come to life at night.

Obviously, this is more than just a 4wding experience. Our location for Glow-worms is secluded from the main tourist crowds and located deep within Tamborine National Park. The added bonus to this walk is the waterfall at the end. See it at night time!

After departing the city of the Gold Coast as the sun sets we head off-road to the top of Tamborine Mountain. First stop is half way to the summit of Tamborine Mountain to view the city Skyline of the Gold Coast.

Visit a local Restaurant on Tamborine Mountain for evening supper of Freshly baked cakes served with Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate. As night-time falls on the Rainforests the forest comes alive with Nocturnal wildlife. Let us guide you through this amazing change in the forest.

We view the Glow worms not only at the waterfall but right there in front of you on the banks of our secluded rainforest walk like stars in the night sky. We guarantee you will love this tour and it stands apart from all others offered. Great for all ages.

Notes

All vehicles have umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits. Your guides have all relevant permits and authorisation to ensure your safety.

We provide individual LED torches to each guest and your guide has special high visibility torches with soft filtered light as not to disturb the nocturnal wildlife.

Glowworms change brightness and viewing can be different on every night due to factors outside of our control. Some of these factors are the moon, rainfall, cold change in the weather etc. We will always see glowworms but please be aware they do change and obviously it is beyond our control. The advantage of our tour is its not just about the Glowworms. We offer more than any other tour with restaurant supper, night time 4wd-ing and secluded nocturnal rain forest walk in luxury small group environment.

Please note that our offroad track is weather dependant due to both Gold Coast City Council and Queensland Parks and Wildlife permit conditions

Schedule

  • 18:00pmHOTEL PICK UPWe will collect you from your hotel in our luxurious 4WD Mercedes. Detailed pick up time will be given on booking.
  • 18:45pm4WD & SKYLINE VIEWSAfter departing the city we head off-road to the top of Tamborine Mountain. First stop is half way to the summit of Tamborine Mountain to admire the views of the city Skyline.
  • 19:30pmDESSERTIndulge in some freshly baked cakes and hot drinks in a cosy hinterland restaurant.
  • 20:00pmNOCTURNAL RAINFOREST WALK & GLOW WORM SPOTTINGAs night time falls on the Rainforests watch it come alive with Nocturnal wildlife. We view the Glow worms not only at the waterfall but right there in front of you on the banks of our secluded rainforest walk like stars in the night sky.
  • 22:30pmHOTEL DROP OFFFree drop off at your hotel.

Due to the nature of the tour weather conditions and moon phases may change itinerary and wildlife spotting.
Tour available seven days, subject to availability and minimum numbers
We reserve the right to alter or cancel a section of the itinerary which may result from road closures, weather
or any other condition of an operational nature.

RAINFOREST AND WILDLIFE TOUR

Full Day Tour(Departs Tue/Thurs/Sat)

Rainforest and Wildlife Tour – Window To The Wilderness

Tamborine & Lamington National Parks

Adult $ 158

Child $ 108 (2-13 Years old)

Exploring the very best the Gold Coast hinterland has to offer, the full day Window to the Wilderness tour is our most popular and longest running rainforest tour.

Including ancient Gondwana rainforests, panoramic views, pristine waterfalls, unique wildlife encounters, full commentary from an experienced guide, central Gold Coast hotel pick-up and drop-off and with freshly baked morning tea and a generous BBQ lunch thrown in to boot, your itinerary is loaded with memorable experiences at every turn.

This tour truly has something for everyone – whether you’re a Gold Coast or Brisbane local or visiting from interstate or overseas, your Window to the Wilderness tour is sure to surprise and delight. So leave the hotels, theme parks and beaches behind and allow us to showcase our spectacular mountains, rainforests and hidden hinterland gems for the day!

What’s included

  • FREE pick up and drop off from central Gold Coast Hotels
  • 4WD along private hillside tracks through eucalyptus and subtropical rainforest environments
  • Fully guided rainforest and waterfall walks in Tamborine and Lamington National Parks
  • Free time to explore Gallery Walk, the hinterland’s arts and crafts centre on Tamborine Mountain. Option to do local wine tasting (at own cost).
  • Guided Treetop Walk through Lamington National Park
  • Wild bird feeding at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Bird food included
  • Morning tea on Tamborine Mountain. Freshly baked scones with jam and cream together with tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • BBQ lunch with beer, wine and soft drinks followed by optional waterhole swimming at our exclusive venue set on 400 acres at the base of Lamington National Park
  • A chance to spot Australian wildlife in their own environment
  • National Park entry fees included
  • Small group guarantee, with a maximum of 16 guests seated in a luxury Mercedes 4WD vehicle
  • Boomerang throwing lesson during the day!

Tour Information

** Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, our lunch venue has changed temporarily to a lovely local restaurant on Mt Tamborine where we serve lunch (choices available) with a glass of wine, beer or soft-drink and we serve refreshments and snacks in the afternoon (included). As we don’t visit the private venue, there will be no possibility to have a quick dip in the creek.

Following a morning pickup from your central Gold Coast hotel, you’ll leave the Surfers Paradise skyline in your wake as you venture towards the Gold Coast Hinterland and Tamborine Mountain. But rather than follow the conventional roads, your tour takes the more adventurous route – a private mountainside trail comfortably traversed in our luxury Mercedes 4WD vehicle (weather dependant). You’ll stop for a panoramic photo opportunity overlooking the coast and continue upwards, ready to explore Tamborine Mountain.

And explore you will – first on a leisurely, fully-guided rainforest bushwalk through Tamborine National Park. Your guide will explain your subtropical surrounds, pointing out significant trees, wildlife and historical features as you descend towards picturesque Curtis Falls. Freshly baked morning tea of delicious scones with jam and cream with tea and coffee awaits your return, and then it’s off to Gallery Walk, the hub of Tamborine Mountain’s arts and crafts community, for some free time.

It’s then time to descend into the beautiful Sarabah Valley to our private lunch venue, Spring Gully. Tucked away amidst 400 acres of farmland and with all the appeal of the Aussie outback, you’ll be treated to a BBQ lunch of beef, chicken, fish or a vegetarian option with crisp salad and fresh fruit, plus beer, wine and soft drinks. Cool off with a refreshing dip in a crystal clear, spring fed waterhole (yes, bringing swimmers is recommended!) and try your hand at Boomerang throwing.

But you’re not finished yet. One of Australia’s most scenic and unforgettable drives lies ahead as you climb from the valley floor to the summit of World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, part of the largest continuous, preserved stand of subtropical rainforest anywhere on earth. You’ll traverse the iconic Treetop Walk, Australia’s first canopy-level boardwalk, climb the observation tower some 25m above the forest floor for remarkable bird’s-eye views if you wish, and even feed the colourful wild parrots at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat (bird seed is included).

Farewelling this enchanting area, you’ll soak in 300-degree views from the Gold Coast north to Brisbane, and westward towards the Great Divide at Kamarun Lookout, before descending through eucalypt-filled valleys back to the coast.

Your guide will provide commentary throughout your adventure, covering topics such as Gondwana, the region’s geological, indigenous and early pioneer history, and exactly what makes this World Heritage-listed area so special on a global scale. Wildlife-spotting opportunities abound all day, and native birds, reptiles, kangaroos and wallabies are frequently seen.

All this in the Gold Coast’s most comprehensive hinterland day tour, and with no more than 16 people per tour traveling in luxury Mercedes 4WD vehicles, you’re assured a personalised, memorable experience.

This tour is perfect if you’re looking for a comprehensive, full-day Australian wildlife and rainforest adventure. Our Window to the Wilderness tour strikes a perfect balance, taking in multiple iconic destinations and experiences and spending long enough in every location without racing against the clock.

No other full-day rainforest tour departing the Gold Coast has so many inclusions, and we pride ourselves on genuine, friendly service and providing informative, entertaining tours for guests of all ages and backgrounds.

This tour can also be packaged on a separate day with our Half Day World Heritage tour (Springbrook National Park and Natural Bridge), or our Evening Rainforest, Waterfall and Glow Worm tour (Tamborine Mountain – additional time on Gallery Walk is available if the Curtis Falls walk has already been taken).

Notes

All our vehicles carry umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits. Your guides have all relevant permits, training and authorisation to ensure a safe, comfortable journey. This is an all age tour. Should you require a booster seat for younger family members, we can provide them at no extra charge – just let us know in advance.

Gluten free and vegan lunch options can be catered for with advance notice. Our rainforest walks require a low to moderate degree of fitness and follow clearly marked paths and boardwalks. Enclosed shoes are recommended

** Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, our lunch venue has changed temporarily to a lovely local restaurant on Mt Tamborine where we serve lunch (choices available) with a glass of wine, beer or soft-drink and we serve refreshments and snacks in the afternoon (included). As we don’t visit the private venue, there will be no possibility to have a quick dip in the creek.

Schedule

  • 07:30amHOTEL PICK UPWe will collect you from your hotel in our luxurious 4WD Mercedes. Detailed pick up time will be given on booking.
  • 08:00amOFFROAD 4WDDepart the Gold Coast and go off road up the mountain through untouched Eucalyptus forest. Look out for koalas!
  • 09:00amMORNING TEA & RAINFOREST WALKEnjoy some morning tea of scones and hot drinks then explore a subtropical rainforest on your guided bush walk to Curtis Falls.
  • 10:40amGALLERY WALK – ARTS & CRAFTS STREETWander Tamborine’s famous arts and crafts strip, Gallery Walk, enjoy shopping and wine tasting.
  • 11:30amBARBEQUE LUNCH, BOOMERANG LESSONS & SWIMMINGHead off to our private lunch venue and enjoy a classic aussie barbeque lunch and drink. If you fancy, have a dip in the fresh water stream and try your skills at boomerang throwing or just relax and enjoy the bliss of the private property.
  • 14:00pmO’REILLYS, LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK & BIRD FEEDINGTreetop canopy walk, views of Lamington National park. Hand feed wild King Parrots!
  • 15:15pmRETURN JOURNEYStart the drive back with sweeping views of the Coast and surrounding mountain ranges.
  • 17:00HOTEL DROP OFFFree drop off at your hotel.

MOUNT TAMBORINE TOUR

MOUNT TAMBORINE TOUR

Half Day Tour(Departs Tue/Thurs/Sat)

Tamborine Tour – Outback Tracks Tour

Adult $ 89

Child $ 68 (2-13 Years old)

A half day tour to Tamborine Mountain. Experience forest trails where only a 4WD can take you,
delicious morning tea and a guided rainforest walk to the waterfall. Taste wines and explore ‘Gallery
Walk’, the arts and craft district of the Mountain. Your guide will keep an eye out for wildlife, tell you
about the area and show you how to throw a boomerang. Small group touring with a personal guide
for the day.

• Full commentary both in the vehicle and on all walks
• Morning Tea on Tamborine Mountain, freshly baked scones with jam and cream, tea & coffee
• Time in Gallery walk for local arts and crafts. Optional wine tasting
• Guided Rainforest Walk to Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park
• 4WDing on tracks with Gold Coast Views.
• Boomerang throwing lesson
• National Parks Permits

Inclusions: Hotel pick up, morning tea, national park fees
Duration: 4.5- 5 hours
Pick up Selected Gold Coast hotels (Mermaid Beach to Labrador) or Helensvale Train Station
Drop Off Back to pick up point or see back page for alternate options
Pick up from 7.30am to 8.30am Drop off 12.15pm to 1.15pm
What to bring: Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a jacket.
Minimum for departure: 2 Adults
Maximum passengers per vehicle 16 pax

Tour available seven days, subject to availability and minimum numbers.
We reserve the right to alter or cancel any section of an itinerary which may result from road closures, weather
or any other condition of an operational nature.

Notes

All our vehicles carry umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits. Your guides have all relevant permits, training and authorisation to ensure a safe, comfortable journey. This is an all age tour. Should you require a booster seat for younger family members, we can provide them at no extra charge – just let us know in advance.  Please note this tour can be customised for Private Tours and large groups.

Schedule

  • 07:30amHOTEL PICK UPWe will collect you from your hotel in our luxurious 4WD Mercedes. Detailed pick up time will be given on booking.
  • 08:00am

         OFFROAD 4WD

Depart the Gold Coast and go off road up the mountain through untouched Eucalyptus forest. Look out for koalas!

  • 09:00amMORNING TEA & RAINFOREST WALKEnjoy some morning tea of scones and hot drinks then explore a subtropical rainforest on your guided bush walk to Curtis Falls.
  • 10:30amSHOPPINGWander Tamborine’s famous arts and crafts strip, Gallery Walk, enjoy shopping and wine tasting.
  • BOOMERANG LESSONTry your luck throwing an authentic boomerang.
  • 12.45pmHOTEL DROP OFFFree drop off at your hotel. Optional free drop off to Movie World 12:20pm or Paradise Jetboating at 12:40pm.

NATURAL BRIDGE SPRINGBROOK TOUR

NATURAL BRIDGE SPRINGBROOK TOUR

Half Day Tour(Departs Tue/Thurs/Sat)

World Heritage Tour – Natural Bridge Springbrook Tour

Adult $ 89

Child $ 68 (2-13 Years old)

Experience World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest, picture-perfect waterfalls and scenery, unique Australian wildlife and charming hinterland hospitality, all in half a day!

Your World Heritage Tour to Natural Bridge and Springbrook National Park takes you to some of the region’s most iconic rainforests, waterfalls and panoramic lookouts.  Afternoon refreshments, tour commentary, guided walks and hotel pickup and drop-off included.

What’s included

  • FREE pick up from central Gold Coast Hotels
  • Experience World Heritage-listed National Parks and Gondwana Rainforests with guide commentary
  • Fully guided walk to the iconic Natural Bridge rock formation and waterfall
  • View up to 5 waterfalls including Purling Brook Falls and Natural Bridge
  • Stunning panoramic views from Best of All Lookout over the Gold Coast, Mt Warning and the Green Cauldron of Northern NSW
  • View 3000 year-old Antarctic Beech trees
  • Venture through scenic Numinbah Valley with its sheer cliffs and green country pastures
  • A chance to spot Australian wildlife in their own environment
  • Afternoon refreshments – assortment of drinks and snacks
  • National Park fees included
  • Small group guarantee, with a maximum of 16 guests seated in a luxury Mercedes vehicle

Tour Information

Your tour begins with complimentary pick up from your central Gold Coast hotel (Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach), and in just a short drive the busy city streets give way to the cliffs and pastures of the Numinbah Valley as you travel towards Springbrook National Park.

First stop is Natural Bridge. Take a fully guided walk through pristine subtropical rainforest to the Natural Bridge rock arch and waterfall. Inside the cave you’ll see the water cascading through the roof of the basalt cave which has been formed over millions of years – a wonderful photography opportunity. You’ll learn about the rainforest’s unique flora and fauna, and its special significance as World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest, during this approximately 45-minute guided circuit walk.

You’ll then journey to higher elevations within Springbrook National Park to view 4 more stunning waterfalls – Purling Brook Falls, the Twin Falls and Rainbow Falls from Canyon Lookout.

At its highest point, your guide walks you through one of the region’s last remaining pockets of Antarctic Beech rainforest featuring 3000-year old trees, before emerging at Best of All Lookout – a spectacular panorama taking in the Gold Coast, Mt Warning and the Green Cauldron of Northern NSW.

All throughout the tour you’ll be on the lookout for native wildlife – from brightly coloured parrots and other rainforest birds, interesting insects, reptiles and amphibians, and even famous Australian marsupials like koalas, kangaroos and wallabies which may emerge in the cooler parts of the day on the journey home.

This is a truly personalised experience, with no more than 15 people per tour, traveling in luxury Mercedes vehicles and with commentary from a local, experienced guide all the way.

This tour is ideal if you’re looking to experience the best of the Gold Coast hinterland’s world-famous rainforests and waterfalls in a half day. Not only will you enjoy a guided walk to Natural Bridge and take in 5 waterfalls and countless memorable scenic spots, you’ll enjoy a tasty afternoon tea and travel in a luxury Mercedes vehicle

This is also a fantastic tour to package with our Full Day Rainforest tour (Tamborine Mountain and Lamington National Park), or our Evening Rainforest, Waterfall and Glow Worm tour (Tamborine Mountain).

Notes

This tour does not provide any off-road driving due to World Heritage flora and Fauna protection areas.

All vehicles have umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits. Your guides have all relevant permits and authorisation to ensure your safety. This is an all age tour. Should you require booster seat for younger family members just let us know in advance (no extra charge).

Please note that this tour can be customised for private charter or large groups.

Schedule

  • 12:00pmHOTEL PICK UPWe will collect you from your hotel in our luxurious 4WD Mercedes. Detailed pick up time will be given on booking.
  • 13:30pmNATURAL BRIDGEDiscover the Natural bridge on a fully guided walk from an expert local guide. Learn about the unique flora and fauna of the rainforest as you make you way. From inside the cave see the water cascading through the roof of the basalt cave which has been formed over millions of years.
  • 14:30pmPURLING BROOK FALLS & AFTERNOON TEATake in all of Purling Brook Falls then enjoy some afternoon tea of scones and hot drinks in a cosy hinterland café.
  • 15:45pmCANYON LOOKOUTTake in views of Twin Falls and Rainbow falls from Canyon Lookout.
  • 16:15pmBEST OF ALL LOOKOUTThe walk to this magnificent lookout takes you through one of the few remaining pockets of ancient Antarctic beech forest and views of northern New South Wales and Mount Warning. Lookout for kangaroos and pretty faced wallabies on the journey home along with great scenery of the Numinbah valley.
  • 17:30pmHOTEL DROP OFFFree drop off at your hotel.

GLOW WORM NIGHT TOUR

GLOW WORM NIGHT TOUR

Night Tour((Departs Tue/Thurs/Fri/Sat)

Gold Coast Glow Worm Night Tour – Nocturnal Rainforest & Glow Worm Tour

Adult $ 99

Child $ 78 (2-13 Years old)

Our evening Rainforest, Glow Worm and Waterfall Tour is the only tour of its type in Australia – a nocturnal adventure like no other!

Not only will you witness the incredible light display of the glow worms in their natural habitat, you’ll experience night-time 4WDing, venture through subtropical rainforest spotlighting for nocturnal wildlife, visit a pristine waterfall and top it all off with dessert and hot drink at a mountain restaurant.

This is more than just a glow worm tour; it’s about seeing the rainforest come to life after the sun goes down!

What’s included

  • Freepick-up and drop-off from central Gold Coast hotels
  • View glow worms in their natural rainforest habitats – earthen walls, riverbanks and waterfalls
  • Exciting night-time 4WDing through eucalyptus forests
  • Fully guided walk through protected subtropical rainforest to Curtis Falls
  • Spotlighting for nocturnal wildlife throughout the evening
  • Gold Coast views from a secluded lookout on a private 4WD track
  • Mountain top stargazing away from city lights
  • Dessert of freshly baked cakes and coffee, tea and hot chocolate at a local restaurant
  • A loan low-wattage torch to find your way and protect nocturnal creatures’ vision
  • National Park entry fees included
  • Small groups guaranteed, seated in a luxury Mercedes 4WD vehicles

Once a well-kept secret, the Gold Coast’s incredible glow worm colonies now attract visitors from around the world.

The only Night time 4wd and Glow Worm tour in Australia. This small group tour is an experience like no other. Not only experience 4wding at night but see the forests come to life at night.

Obviously, this is more than just a 4wding experience. Our location for Glow-worms is secluded from the main tourist crowds and located deep within Tamborine National Park. The added bonus to this walk is the waterfall at the end. See it at night time!

After departing the city of the Gold Coast as the sun sets we head off-road to the top of Tamborine Mountain. First stop is half way to the summit of Tamborine Mountain to view the city Skyline of the Gold Coast.

Visit a local Restaurant on Tamborine Mountain for evening supper of Freshly baked cakes served with Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate. As night-time falls on the Rainforests the forest comes alive with Nocturnal wildlife. Let us guide you through this amazing change in the forest.

We view the Glow worms not only at the waterfall but right there in front of you on the banks of our secluded rainforest walk like stars in the night sky. We guarantee you will love this tour and it stands apart from all others offered. Great for all ages.

Notes

All vehicles have umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits. Your guides have all relevant permits and authorisation to ensure your safety.

We provide individual LED torches to each guest and your guide has special high visibility torches with soft filtered light as not to disturb the nocturnal wildlife.

Glowworms change brightness and viewing can be different on every night due to factors outside of our control. Some of these factors are the moon, rainfall, cold change in the weather etc. We will always see glowworms but please be aware they do change and obviously it is beyond our control. The advantage of our tour is its not just about the Glowworms. We offer more than any other tour with restaurant supper, night time 4wd-ing and secluded nocturnal rain forest walk in luxury small group environment.

Please note that our offroad track is weather dependant due to both Gold Coast City Council and Queensland Parks and Wildlife permit conditions

Schedule

  • 18:00pmHOTEL PICK UPWe will collect you from your hotel in our luxurious 4WD Mercedes. Detailed pick up time will be given on booking.
  • 18:45pm4WD & SKYLINE VIEWSAfter departing the city we head off-road to the top of Tamborine Mountain. First stop is half way to the summit of Tamborine Mountain to admire the views of the city Skyline.
  • 19:30pmDESSERTIndulge in some freshly baked cakes and hot drinks in a cosy hinterland restaurant.
  • 20:00pmNOCTURNAL RAINFOREST WALK & GLOW WORM SPOTTINGAs night time falls on the Rainforests watch it come alive with Nocturnal wildlife. We view the Glow worms not only at the waterfall but right there in front of you on the banks of our secluded rainforest walk like stars in the night sky.
  • 22:30pmHOTEL DROP OFFFree drop off at your hotel.

Due to the nature of the tour weather conditions and moon phases may change itinerary and wildlife spotting.
Tour available seven days, subject to availability and minimum numbers
We reserve the right to alter or cancel a section of the itinerary which may result from road closures, weather
or any other condition of an operational nature.

RAINFOREST AND WILDLIFE TOUR

RAINFOREST AND WILDLIFE TOUR

Full Day Tour(Departs Tue/Thurs/Sat)

Rainforest and Wildlife Tour – Window To The Wilderness

Tamborine & Lamington National Parks

Adult $ 158

Child $ 108 (2-13 Years old)

Exploring the very best the Gold Coast hinterland has to offer, the full day Window to the Wilderness tour is our most popular and longest running rainforest tour.

Including ancient Gondwana rainforests, panoramic views, pristine waterfalls, unique wildlife encounters, full commentary from an experienced guide, central Gold Coast hotel pick-up and drop-off and with freshly baked morning tea and a generous BBQ lunch thrown in to boot, your itinerary is loaded with memorable experiences at every turn.

This tour truly has something for everyone – whether you’re a Gold Coast or Brisbane local or visiting from interstate or overseas, your Window to the Wilderness tour is sure to surprise and delight. So leave the hotels, theme parks and beaches behind and allow us to showcase our spectacular mountains, rainforests and hidden hinterland gems for the day!

What’s included

  • FREE pick up and drop off from central Gold Coast Hotels
  • 4WD along private hillside tracks through eucalyptus and subtropical rainforest environments
  • Fully guided rainforest and waterfall walks in Tamborine and Lamington National Parks
  • Free time to explore Gallery Walk, the hinterland’s arts and crafts centre on Tamborine Mountain. Option to do local wine tasting (at own cost).
  • Guided Treetop Walk through Lamington National Park
  • Wild bird feeding at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Bird food included
  • Morning tea on Tamborine Mountain. Freshly baked scones with jam and cream together with tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • BBQ lunch with beer, wine and soft drinks followed by optional waterhole swimming at our exclusive venue set on 400 acres at the base of Lamington National Park
  • A chance to spot Australian wildlife in their own environment
  • National Park entry fees included
  • Small group guarantee, with a maximum of 16 guests seated in a luxury Mercedes 4WD vehicle
  • Boomerang throwing lesson during the day!

Tour Information

** Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, our lunch venue has changed temporarily to a lovely local restaurant on Mt Tamborine where we serve lunch (choices available) with a glass of wine, beer or soft-drink and we serve refreshments and snacks in the afternoon (included). As we don’t visit the private venue, there will be no possibility to have a quick dip in the creek.

Following a morning pickup from your central Gold Coast hotel, you’ll leave the Surfers Paradise skyline in your wake as you venture towards the Gold Coast Hinterland and Tamborine Mountain. But rather than follow the conventional roads, your tour takes the more adventurous route – a private mountainside trail comfortably traversed in our luxury Mercedes 4WD vehicle (weather dependant). You’ll stop for a panoramic photo opportunity overlooking the coast and continue upwards, ready to explore Tamborine Mountain.

And explore you will – first on a leisurely, fully-guided rainforest bushwalk through Tamborine National Park. Your guide will explain your subtropical surrounds, pointing out significant trees, wildlife and historical features as you descend towards picturesque Curtis Falls. Freshly baked morning tea of delicious scones with jam and cream with tea and coffee awaits your return, and then it’s off to Gallery Walk, the hub of Tamborine Mountain’s arts and crafts community, for some free time.

It’s then time to descend into the beautiful Sarabah Valley to our private lunch venue, Spring Gully. Tucked away amidst 400 acres of farmland and with all the appeal of the Aussie outback, you’ll be treated to a BBQ lunch of beef, chicken, fish or a vegetarian option with crisp salad and fresh fruit, plus beer, wine and soft drinks. Cool off with a refreshing dip in a crystal clear, spring fed waterhole (yes, bringing swimmers is recommended!) and try your hand at Boomerang throwing.

But you’re not finished yet. One of Australia’s most scenic and unforgettable drives lies ahead as you climb from the valley floor to the summit of World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, part of the largest continuous, preserved stand of subtropical rainforest anywhere on earth. You’ll traverse the iconic Treetop Walk, Australia’s first canopy-level boardwalk, climb the observation tower some 25m above the forest floor for remarkable bird’s-eye views if you wish, and even feed the colourful wild parrots at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat (bird seed is included).

Farewelling this enchanting area, you’ll soak in 300-degree views from the Gold Coast north to Brisbane, and westward towards the Great Divide at Kamarun Lookout, before descending through eucalypt-filled valleys back to the coast.

Your guide will provide commentary throughout your adventure, covering topics such as Gondwana, the region’s geological, indigenous and early pioneer history, and exactly what makes this World Heritage-listed area so special on a global scale. Wildlife-spotting opportunities abound all day, and native birds, reptiles, kangaroos and wallabies are frequently seen.

All this in the Gold Coast’s most comprehensive hinterland day tour, and with no more than 16 people per tour traveling in luxury Mercedes 4WD vehicles, you’re assured a personalised, memorable experience.

This tour is perfect if you’re looking for a comprehensive, full-day Australian wildlife and rainforest adventure. Our Window to the Wilderness tour strikes a perfect balance, taking in multiple iconic destinations and experiences and spending long enough in every location without racing against the clock.

No other full-day rainforest tour departing the Gold Coast has so many inclusions, and we pride ourselves on genuine, friendly service and providing informative, entertaining tours for guests of all ages and backgrounds.

This tour can also be packaged on a separate day with our Half Day World Heritage tour (Springbrook National Park and Natural Bridge), or our Evening Rainforest, Waterfall and Glow Worm tour (Tamborine Mountain – additional time on Gallery Walk is available if the Curtis Falls walk has already been taken).

Notes

All our vehicles carry umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits. Your guides have all relevant permits, training and authorisation to ensure a safe, comfortable journey. This is an all age tour. Should you require a booster seat for younger family members, we can provide them at no extra charge – just let us know in advance.

Gluten free and vegan lunch options can be catered for with advance notice. Our rainforest walks require a low to moderate degree of fitness and follow clearly marked paths and boardwalks. Enclosed shoes are recommended

** Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, our lunch venue has changed temporarily to a lovely local restaurant on Mt Tamborine where we serve lunch (choices available) with a glass of wine, beer or soft-drink and we serve refreshments and snacks in the afternoon (included). As we don’t visit the private venue, there will be no possibility to have a quick dip in the creek.

Schedule

  • 07:30amHOTEL PICK UPWe will collect you from your hotel in our luxurious 4WD Mercedes. Detailed pick up time will be given on booking.
  • 08:00amOFFROAD 4WDDepart the Gold Coast and go off road up the mountain through untouched Eucalyptus forest. Look out for koalas!
  • 09:00amMORNING TEA & RAINFOREST WALKEnjoy some morning tea of scones and hot drinks then explore a subtropical rainforest on your guided bush walk to Curtis Falls.
  • 10:40amGALLERY WALK – ARTS & CRAFTS STREETWander Tamborine’s famous arts and crafts strip, Gallery Walk, enjoy shopping and wine tasting.
  • 11:30amBARBEQUE LUNCH, BOOMERANG LESSONS & SWIMMINGHead off to our private lunch venue and enjoy a classic aussie barbeque lunch and drink. If you fancy, have a dip in the fresh water stream and try your skills at boomerang throwing or just relax and enjoy the bliss of the private property.
  • 14:00pmO’REILLYS, LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK & BIRD FEEDINGTreetop canopy walk, views of Lamington National park. Hand feed wild King Parrots!
  • 15:15pmRETURN JOURNEYStart the drive back with sweeping views of the Coast and surrounding mountain ranges.
  • 17:00HOTEL DROP OFFFree drop off at your hotel.

IMPORTANT INFO 

BOOKING INFORMATION 

Please insert the contact number and the leader name in the Billing Details after you check out .

We will send you the Entrance ticket voucher within 24hrs.

 

Travel Advice:

  • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended. With the traveller who purchased with Delightful Travel. We will offer 20% off on your insurance.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Non-Refundable, For Trips affected by COVID-19, Travel Credit can be redeemed within 12 Months. Fare Difference will be charged for High season.

Terms and Condition

Please makes sure you read the Terms and Condition Before you place the Booking.

All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars and include GST

Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (18+) for the duration of the tour