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Moreton Island Shipwreck, Sand Dune & Kayak 1-Day Adventure

1. Moreton Island Shipwreck, Sand Dune & Kayak 1-Day Adventure

Cruise across Moreton Bay by ferry on this full-day Moreton Island trip. Join a guided snorkeling experience. Enjoy a fully-guided tour around to shipwrecks and spot turtles, fish, and many other marine animals. After a sandwich lunch, paddle a transparent kayak to take in the hidden underwater wonders of the Tangalooma Wrecks. Later, explore the area known as The Desert in a rugged 4X4, and then experience the exhilaration of sand tobogganing at speeds of over 40 miles per hour.

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Surfers Paradise: Guided Gold Coast Amphibious Bus Tour

2. Surfers Paradise: Guided Gold Coast Amphibious Bus Tour

Discover the best of the Gold Coast, from both land and sea, with this guided tour by amphibious bus. Experience a sightseeing activity with a twist, as your tour vehicle transforms from a bus into a cruise boat. Set off from the heart of Surfers Paradise on a tour that journeys from roads into the Gold Coast Broadwater. Kids and adults will feel the thrill as the duck-themed vessel splashes into the water, transitioning from a bus tour into a relaxing cruise. See homes of the rich and famous in Paradise Waters, and admire super yachts in Southport Yacht Club. Keep a look out for local wildlife, and enjoy the informative commentary, before returning to Surfers Paradise.

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Gold Coast: Natural Bridge & Springbrook Waterfalls Tour

3. Gold Coast: Natural Bridge & Springbrook Waterfalls Tour

The Goondawanna Rainforests have so much to offer and only a short drive from the Gold Coast beaches. This small group tour offers a truly personalized experience with no more than 16 people per tour and door- to-door service from your central Gold Coast hotel. Visit the stunning Natural Arch waterfall with a fully-guided walk from an expert local guide.  Learn about the unique flora and fauna of the rain forest as you make your way.  From inside the cave see the water cascading through the roof of the basalt cave formed over millions of years.  Continuing the tour, "Best of All Lookout" offers a view of northern New South Wales and Mount Warning.  The walk to this magnificent lookout takes you through one of the few remaining pockets of the ancient Antarctic Beech forest. Then head off to the nearby viewing platform to see the enchanting Purling Brook Falls.  During the journey, tour commentary on the area and wildlife is provided along with great scenery of the Numinbah Valley. Take in the views of Twin Falls and Rainbow Falls from Canyon Lookout on the way home. On the return journey to the Gold Coast, sightings of kangaroos and the pretty faced wallabies is common, as they emerge from their bush retreats to feed on the lush grass in the cooler part of the day.

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Gold Coast: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Bubbly

4. Gold Coast: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Bubbly

Enjoy a panoramic morning ride with an expert crew, before toasting a glass of bubbly at breakfast and touring a vineyard. Start your morning with pickup in an air-conditioned bus from select Gold Coast hotels and head out to the launch site. Watch the impressive balloon inflate and snap some photos before taking flight. Take in panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline, hinterland, and surrounding mountain ranges. Once you gently touch back down, have a laugh with pack-up games before a short drive to the vineyard for a champagne breakfast on the veranda of the grand homestead. Toast a glass of bubbly and enjoy a delicious feast. Take some time afterwards to explore the vineyard and taste some other wines. Conclude the tour with hotel drop-off, or opt to be dropped off at the theme park.

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From Gold Coast: North Stradbroke Island Sunset Tour

5. From Gold Coast: North Stradbroke Island Sunset Tour

Spend the day on North Stradbroke Island with a guide. Enjoy scenic walks, beautiful lakes, and relaxing beaches as you learn about the island's history, culture, and wildlife. On the way back to the mainland watch as the sun sets into the sea. Start your morning with a departure from Gold Coast at 8:30 AM. After a 45-minute drive to the ferry port, have the chance to purchase breakfast at the port or on the ferry during the crossing. Arrive at North Stradbroke Island and deboard the ferry to head to your first stop, Brown Lake. On the way there your tour guide will talk about the island as well as the historic and cultural importance of the Quandamooka people. Refresh and reenergize with the fresh and beautiful water of the lake. From there and after a quick stop at Myora Springs, your guide will take you to the northwest side of the island, a perfect lookout spot to take pictures and go for a walk at Cylinder Beach. Then head for one of the main attractions of the day, the Gorge Walk. On this 40 - 45 minute walk, take in views of the Coral Sea and its incredibly rich marine life, from manta rays, turtles, to dolphins, and more. After the Gorge Walk, take a break to have lunch at Point Lookout. Following your lunch break, the tour will head to Amity Point. Your tour guide will take you on a walk to search for koalas in the wild. Optionally, if koala-spotting is not your thing, spend even more time at the beach instead. Conclude your day with a ferry ride back to the mainland in time to watch the sunset from the sea. Your expected arrival time in Gold Coast is about 7:30 PM. See less

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Gold Coast: Introductory SCUBA Diving Experience

6. Gold Coast: Introductory SCUBA Diving Experience

Explore the underwater world of the Gold Coast, Australia. This dive is purely for pleasure and no experience is necessary. You will be accompanied by a certified PADI instructor throughout the whole dive.  You will be picked up from your Gold Coast accommodation and then board the boat at Marina Mirage. You’ll travel approximately 10 minutes north by boat to the Wave Break Island. Leaving the boat, you’ll head to the island and get comfortable wearing & using the SCUBA equipment in calm, shallow waters before heading off on your underwater safari.  Besides seeing beautiful and fascinating aquatic creatures first hand, you’ll experience sensations unique to scuba diving, like the feeling of floating weightless like an astronaut in space. You will be swimming amongst the many different species of fish of the Gold Coast, with the opportunity to hand feed them too.  Once back to the boat, you can take off for a relaxing snorkel or simply lounge about on the boat enjoying some light refreshments. A certificate is awarded to every diver. At the end of the activity you will be dropped back to your hotel. 

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Gold Coast: 3-Day PADI Open Water Course

7. Gold Coast: 3-Day PADI Open Water Course

Take a 3-Day PADI Open Water Course which will provide you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to safely explore the underwater world. With your expert instructor, enjoy learning scuba diving in a safe environment. On the first day, take part in some academic training where you will learn the basic principles of safe and enjoyable diving. Then across the following 2 days, learn the basic skills of diving with some confined water training and subsequent dives in the open water where you will demonstrate your new skills in a typical underwater environment. Upon successful completion of this course, be awarded the PADI Open Water Certification card enabling you to scuba dive anywhere throughout the world to a depth of a maximum of 18 metres. The certificate also entitles you to hire equipment from dive stores and is valid for life.

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Gold Coast: Spirits of the Red Sand Aboriginal Show & Dinner

8. Gold Coast: Spirits of the Red Sand Aboriginal Show & Dinner

Experience an evening of powerful storytelling and Aboriginal rituals, served with a hearty chargrilled feast! Board a bus for transfers from select locations on the Gold Coast, and listen as the guides tell an interactive story en-route to Beenleigh Historical Village.  Mingle with other guests and your hosts on arrival, and purchase drinks from the bar before the show starts. Follow the creation myths of the Dreamtime, and journey through time as the show takes you up to the 1800s. Be mesmerized by an Aborigine storyteller and cast of direct descendants of the story you’ll be walking. Marvel as chapters of a moving story about three Aboriginal brothers is brought to life as you move through a typical 19th-century village. Admire the different stage sets, including a church, and outside jail. Then, feast on a dinner of hearty Australian food and mingle with the cast.

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Gold Coast: Surf Lesson

9. Gold Coast: Surf Lesson

After meeting at the meeting point, hop in the water with your fellow surfers. A coach will be at your side to personally help you catch the waves. Learn how to stand up and ride the waves to the beach. Ride past another surf coach who will be taking photos of you and giving you lots of handy tips. If you're doing well, head out on your own and start tearing it up. When the lesson is finished, head back to the beach, take a load off and get ready for a group photo with your classmates and surf coach. Get changed back at the surf bus, view the photos from your lesson, and have a laugh at some of the wipeouts.

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Gold Coast: Secrets, Scandals and Sunsets Aquaduck Tour

10. Gold Coast: Secrets, Scandals and Sunsets Aquaduck Tour

Experience the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise on land and water as you ride the fun duck boat on a leisurely 1.5-hour city tour. Embark on a bus tour with interesting commentary around Surfers Paradise before turning the bus into a boat and splashing into the water. Cruise the river and the surrounding canals and admire Surfers Paradise at sunset. Start off with a city bus tour of about 20 minutes along the Surfers Paradise Esplanade to Main Beach. Then splash into the water and enjoy the spectacular Surfers Paradise sunset as you sit back and learn the tales of some of the most famous Gold Coast identities from fraudsters to millionaires and movie stars. Cruise Paradise Waters, Cronin Island, Chevron Island, the canals, and the areas around Macintosh Island are the places you will explore on the 70-minute cruise. The tour guide will be serving drinks with a snack while we are on the water and as you listen to the history, culture, and secret stories of this beautiful city.

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What people are saying about Surfers Paradise

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 137 reviews

Amazing moment with the Team, which is helpful, funnyand experienced. We've spent a wonderful journey on Moreton Island snorkeling, kayaking and sansboarding. By the way if you're doing sandboarding wear socks or shoes cause the sand is really hot on sunny days Thank you very much Sunset safari

Great to experience such a beautiful part of the world! The day tour was an ample adventure, entailing sandbording, kayaking and snorkelling. The guides were informative, friendly and fun, and everyone on the tour happy and friendly. Highly rate this little adventure!

Awesome tour guides, shout out to Isaiah and Josh! great activities and much fun all around.

Friendly guides, fun day, snorkeling was amazing ... so many fish.

Super helpful staff, well run and a great experience