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Tour ID: 10059114

Many people miss out on seeing the natural beauty of the Gold Coast, but this tour takes you through the canals and rainforests of the stunning Gold Coast Hinterland. Enjoy a canal cruise, a guided rainforest walk and many other exciting activities, all in half a day!

• Visit Australia Fair for a delicious lunch and some shopping
• Board a river vessel for a relaxing and informative cruise along the Nerang River, seeing luxurious homes, Mariners Cove and the beauty of the shorelines.
• See some of the Gold coast’s most impressive real estate
• Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Springbrook National Park and the glow worms at Natural bridge

Departing from your Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach accommodation at around 10:45 am, you’ll meet your friendly and experienced tour guide and fellow travellers as you set off towards the Gold Coast hinterland in air-conditioned comfort. Your first stop of the day will be at Australia Fair Shopping Centre, where you’ll indulge in a delicious lunch and a look around this huge shopping complex.

Next, you’ll board your river cruise vessel and start your Nerang River cruise. As you drift past lucrative, million dollar residences, you can relax and take in the views while enjoying a mouth-watering buffet lunch. You’ll cruise the circumference of Chevron Island, before travelling under the Gold Coast Bridge, to where the Nerang River officially ends. Gorgeous views and points of interest will keep you in awe as you explore Mariners Cove – a commercial marina from which locals and tourists enjoy jet boating, parasailing, jet ski safaris, sports fishing, diving, whale watching and shopping at the many restaurants and other stores on the wharf.

After your cruise, you’ll again board your coach for a drive-by tour including the luxurious Sheraton Mirage and Palazzo Versace hotels, Gold Coast Hinterland highlights and the ranges surrounding this slice of heaven. Next up, you’ll visit the gorgeous Springbrook National Park World Heritage site, through which you’ll enjoy a guided rainforest walk. Here, you’ll be surrounded by lush foliage, ancient towering trees, cascading waterfalls and a variety of elusive wildlife species. While enjoying the serenity of this natural beauty area, you’ll also visit Natural Bridge – a majestic waterfall and rock formation that arches beautifully over the very blue Cave Creek. You’ll see glow worms in the cave and marvel at their brilliance as their little lights cause an illuminating constellation on the rock surface.
(***Please note that from 1 April 2017, this tour no longer visits Springbrook NP or Natural Bridge. The lunch cruise will be extended to a 2hr lunch cruise through the canals)

After your exciting journey, you’ll drive through Numinbah and Nerang on your return journey. You’ll be returned to your original pickup location at around 5 pm.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Hotel pickup and drop off, Nerang River canal cruise, morning tea and guided rainforest walk.
    (From 1 April 2017, this tour includes hotel pick up and drop off, a 2 hr canal cruise, and lunch)

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    6 hours

  • Departure:

    10:25 AM Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat

  • Return:


  • Departure points:

    Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Tour departs from most hotels in the Gold Coast - available on request - please advise hotel name and address at time of booking should you require a hotel pick up and we advise the most convenient location in your confirmation email

  • What to bring:

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Children 3 – 14 years inclusive (15 and over is an adult, under 3 is free).

  • Additional Information:

  • Destinations:

    Gold Coast Hinterland, Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta and Springbrook National Park

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