History


We have been operating on the Gold Coast, Australia since 1994. Over this time we have developed a range of Gold Coast tours where you can experience a piece of the Australian country lifestyle and learn more about the environment and country we live in.

Our point of difference is the uniqueness of what our tours offer, exclusive venues, small, Modern, Luxury vehicles and Travelling with a local who has grown up and lived in the areas we visit.


Over the last couple of years we have also been involved in both regional and Queensland Tourism awards with great success:

  • Winner – Scenic Rim Tour operator of the Year(Scenic Rim takes in Lamington National Park and Tamborine Mountain)
  • Finalist – QLD Tourism Tour operator of the Year
  • Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor 2011, 2012 & 2013
  • Winner – “For the Gold Coast attraction receiving the most positive feedback from travelers during the season 2011, 2012 & 2013
Our modern Luxury Tour Fleet southern Cross 4WD Tours

Southern Cross 4wd Tours in March of 2012 merged with Mountain Trek Adventures. Another small family run business that operated similar personalised tours to the Gold Coast Hinterland Region. Our focus now is to continue to operate Mountain Trek at the same high standard and extend the Glow Worm Tours and Springbrook National Park Tours within our range of Tamborine and Lamington National Park tours.

Mountain Trek is the Gold Coast’s longest running 4wd Tour Operator and we wish to continue the name and standard of service for years to come. Being a family Business Darran’s Parents also own and run The Mountain Coach Company. This company operates day bus tours and transfers to many areas in the Gold Coast Hinterland and Northern NSW.