Rainforest and Wildlife Tour -Window To The Wilderness
|Our Full day Gold Coast tour has been running since 1994 and has been fine tuned to cover everyone’s interests. From the many international guests that join us to the Aussie’s from interstate wanting to see more than the beautiful beaches and Theme parks that the Gold Coast is well known for. We guarantee all our Gold Coast tours and quality service||
Your â€śWindow to the Wildernessâ€ť Gold Coast Tour begins from Queenslandâ€™s Surfers Paradise. A short distance beyond the beaches another paradise awaits, Natureâ€™s Paradise, the World Heritage Listed Rainforests of Lamington National Park. The trek into the Hinterland region follows the original pioneerâ€™s track to the volcanic plateau of Tamborine Mountain. This area of secluded eucalyptus forests provides a private sanctuary for koala, wallabies and other varied wildlife.
A break for morning tea and chance to check out Gallery Walk on the Mountain.
Delicious fresh scones, served with jams, cream, tea and coffee. Time to stretch the legs when guides, who are renowned for their local knowledge and expertise, escort you on a leisurely bush walk. Discover lush subtropical rainforests with cascading waterfalls, learn about the forests unique characteristics, how the Aboriginal people gathered food from the forest floor and the animals and birds that call the area home.
Lunch time, Tucked away in the beautiful Sarabah Valley is our private lunch venue “Spring Gully”. With all the appeal of ‘The outback” yet only a stone’s throw from the Gold Coast, This 400 acre property provides the ideal venue for a delicious BBQ lunch with all the trimmings and unique to our Gold Coast tour. Mouth-watering beefsteaks, chicken, fish or vegetarian accompanied by crisp salads and fresh fruit. Includes soft drink,juice beer and wine.
On a hot summer’s day, nearby cool waters and rock pools provide the opportunity for a refreshing swim so it is recommended that guests bring their swimsuits. Following lunch, 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 see level, colourful native birds flock around and can be fed. The Treetop Boardwalk through the rainforest canopy offers a bird’s eye view of this enchanting area, especially for those who climb the observation tower.
Leaving Oâ€™Reillyâ€™s we take in the magnificent view of mountains and valleys with a 300 degree view from the Gold Coast to Brisbane and around to the great Dividing Range. On the return journey to the Gold Coast, sightings of kangaroos and the pretty faced wallabies is common as they emerge form their bush retreats to feed on the lush grass in the cooler part of the day.
DEPARTURE: 8 A.M.
RETURN: 5 â€“ 5.30 P.M.
This is our longest running most popular day tour. If your wanting a fully comprehensive day of nature, rainforests and wildlife then this tour is for you. Ideal for all ages and all weather.
All vehicles have umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits. Your guides have all relevant permits and authorisation to ensure 100% safety. This is an all age tour. Should you require capsule or booster seat for younger family members just let us know (no extra charge). Please note this tour can be customised for large groups, we have the Latest model, luxury 16 seater Mercedes vehicles to cater for your larger groups. All our vehicles are 4wd but if you just want to stick to the roads we can.