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Our most recommended Surfers Paradise Tours

Gold Coast: Aquaduck City Tour and River Cruise

1. Gold Coast: Aquaduck City Tour and River Cruise

Enjoy the 'Aquaduck' tour which combines a city tour and river cruise. Departing from the heart of Surfers Paradise, tours aboard the amphibious ‘Aquaduck’ offers an informative city tour with a unique and exciting river cruise. Traveling past the glitzy waterfront mansions of the rich and famous and taking in the spectacular views of the Gold Coast waterways and its famous landmarks. Experience the Gold Coast as you have never before. Cruise along the glorious Gold Coast beaches, then up to the magnificent Palazzo Versace and Marina Mirage. That's where the Aquaduck gets to show its true colors with a bit of 'duck diving' into the spectacular Broadwater. Experience the thrill of the big splash and take in the sights of the beautiful waterways and of course the fabulous millionaires row. Kids get the unique experience of Captain the Aquaduck while cruising the waterways and will receive their free Official Aquaduck Licence Certificate.

Gold Coast: 55-Minute Extreme Jet Boat Ride

2. Gold Coast: 55-Minute Extreme Jet Boat Ride

If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, excitement and incredible view then look no further than this exhilarating jet boat ride departing from the heart of Surfers Paradise. The 55-minute ride is great value for money and offers a novel way to check out the stunning Gold Coast from the beautiful local waterways. Don't just go to the same old tourist attractions, enjoy an exhilarating and unique experience instead. The luxurious 5-star jet boats are equipped with padded seats to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your trip. Sit back and enjoy the thrill of Jet Boat Extreme's 650-horsepower twin jet-power turbo engines, which will take you to up to 80 kilometers per hour on the water.  All this with low-level engine noise and well-known safety features of diesel turbo engines. The experienced, hand-selected jet boat drivers ensure both fun and safety on this extreme playground.

Gold Coast Morning Tea Cruise from Surfers Paradise

3. Gold Coast Morning Tea Cruise from Surfers Paradise

Enjoy a morning tea cruise that departs from the heart of Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast. The 90-minute ride is available daily and is the perfect way to spend a leisurely morning. Sit back and relax as you cruise along the Gold Coast waterways, canals, and Broadwater. You'll pass by luxury homes and yachts, and have a chance to see how the rich and famous live as you listen to some fun and informative commentary. This is sure to be a highlight of your day on the Gold Coast. What better way to spend a morning than cruising the beautiful Gold Coast canals and Broadwater!

Gold Coast: Natural Bridge & Springbrook Waterfalls Tour

4. 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.

Surfers Paradise: Guided Gold Coast Amphibious Bus Tour

5. 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.

Gold Coast: Aquaduck Tour and Skypoint Deck and Dine Tickets

6. Gold Coast: Aquaduck Tour and Skypoint Deck and Dine Tickets

Enjoy seeing the Gold Coast from two perspectives with this combination tour. Cruise along the coast with views of Surfers Paradise and Main Beach on an Aquaduck tour. Eat breakfast or lunch at 270 meters above sea level at the  SkyPoint Observation Deck. Depart on an Aquaduck tour from Surfers Paradise. Combine an informative city tour with a water cruise that offers stunning coastal views. Let the kids drive the Aquaduck on the water and receive a free captain's certificate to take home. Visit the Skypoint Observation Deck and see the entire Gold Coast's skyline from above in the iconic Q1 building in Surfers Paradise. Admire the coast from SkyPoint's unique vantage point. Have a delectable meal or a signature cocktail at the Gold Coast’s highest bistro and bar on the 77th level.

Gold Coast: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Bubbly

7. 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.

Tamborine Mountain: High Ropes Course

8. Tamborine Mountain: High Ropes Course

Want to get out of your comfort zone? Try challenging yourself at Australia’s largest treetop adventure park. Climb over shaking wooden bridges, swing into nets, slide through tunnels and jump on sky-high flying foxes. The obstacles are spread across 6 circuits, ranging from easy to extreme. You can work through each of them at your own pace – there are no group tours here so you’re up there on your own. Leap, grab, and pull through the Green level as you build confidence, working your way up to the Black course. The local partner operates with the highest grade safety equipment, using a state-of-the-art smart belay system. With this incredible high ropes course you’ll experience stunning rainforest, epic speeds, and massive heights, without any worry.

Gold Coast: Adult Surf Lesson+Photo Package (12+ years)

9. Gold Coast: Adult Surf Lesson+Photo Package (12+ years)

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.

Gold Coast: Introductory SCUBA Diving Experience

10. 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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What people are saying about Surfers Paradise

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Spent an amazing day being chaperoned by local guides around Moreton Island. From the description and cost, I imagined a more curated and private experience but as it was (older bus and public ferry) it was still a great time. We chose this tour because it offered the most activities in one day, and the day is full and definitely keeps you moving. The guides were professional and friendly but don't be expecting too much educational input. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Moreton island and lagoon is very beautiful.

We went on the ‘Natural Bridge & Springbrook Waterfalls Tour‘ and had such a fun time !! Our tour guide Paul was so passionate and informative about the area which made the tour so much more enjoyable. The weather was awful but that didn’t stop us from seeing some amazing waterfalls !! highly recommend this tour company, everything was run on time and very organised from the beginning.

Very relaxing bus trip to docks - Chris was excellent - very welcoming - outlined what the day was going to look like. Nice smooth ferry ride to Moreton Island. Activities include snorkelling, kayaking, 4wd trip to sand dunes for tobogganing - absolute great fun had by my wife and I Would highly recommend this activity.

From booking the experience to the actual day was great, communication was spot on and I was kept informed. The morning was fabulous- Chuck the driver was so good and funny! And Stu our ‘pilot’ was great, informative, welcoming … the whole experience was amazing and I would highly recommend

I enjoyed some much the adventurous tour. The places around Moreton Island are so beautiful. The tourist guys were super friendly. Special thanks to Chris who found my GoPro, lost in the ocean somewhere around Moreton Island, after 12 days. Incredible honest guy