Gold Coast Tamborine Mountain, Lamington NP & O'Reilly's Tour

Exploring the very best the Gold Coast hinterland has to offer, the full day Window to the Wilderness tour is our most popular and longest running rainforest tour.

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Duration
Duration
1 Day
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
7:30am - 3:00pm
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
16
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All Ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Low
AUD $158
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What's Included

  • Small group experience in a luxury Mercedes vehicle
  • Full commentary in the vehicle and on walks
  • Morning refreshments at Canungra
  • Guided rainforest walk & O’Reilly’s Treetop Canopy Walk, Lamington National park
  • Wild bird feeding. 
  • Panoramic views of the Scenic Rim
  • Canungra Valley Vineyard
  • Visit Mountain View Alpacas. Optional feeding and walking experiences (own cost)
  • Lunch/snacks available to purchase at O’Reilly’s Rainforest retreat or bring your own
  • A chance to spot Australian wildlife in their own environment
  • National Park entry fees included

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

  • A chance to spot Koalas, Kangaroos Wallabies, Reptiles, and more
  • Guided Rainforest Walk to a Tropical Waterfall Mt. Tamborine's Gallery
  • Walk the Hinterland's Arts & Crafts center
  • Enjoy swimming at our exclusive lunch venue set on 400 acres (optional or seasonal) Guided Tree Top
  • Walkthrough Lamington National Park
  • Enjoy famous bird feeding at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat


Explore and discover the natural beauty of Tamborine Mountain and Lamington National Park on our full-day guided experience. All ages from Grandkids to Grandparents will love this small-group tour. Experience secluded hillside trails, private venues, rainforests, waterfalls, fun activities, and stunning views in one day. To ensure you won't go hungry all meals are included. Morning tea and a classic Aussie barbeque lunch held at our private venue away from the crowds.

An experienced guide will look after you throughout the day, offering information about the sights, history, and wildlife. Next, we enjoy some morning tea by heading to a cozy mountain restaurant. Fresh, home-made scones accompanied by jam and cream with a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Time to test out our walking shoes as we make our way into Tamborine National Park, to Curtis Falls. Be captivated along the way by ancient trees, hidden forest treasures, and the hums of native birds and animals. Your guide will offer up information about the history of the subtropical rainforest and those that inhabit it. Feel free to ask any questions you may have as they have years of knowledge behind them. On your return we stop at Gallery Walk, the heart of local arts and crafts of Mount Tamborine, to have a quick browse of the stores. Here, there is the option to view the quirky and original boutiques or have a local wine tasting. Next, it's time for our mouth-watering barbeque lunch.

 

Enjoy countryside views on the drive out to our private lunch venue located on 400 acres of farmland and home to a sparkling freshwater creek. Lunch consists of the option of grilled Beef, Fish, Chicken, or Vegetarian with tasty sides of grilled onions, salads, bread rolls, and fresh fruit. Down it all with a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink. After lunch, try your hand at boomerang throwing which can be enjoyed by all. You may like to take the option to cool off and take a quick dip in the creek. One of Australia's most unforgettable journeys lies ahead as you climb from the valley floor to the summit of World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, part of the largest continuous, preserved stand of subtropical rainforest anywhere on earth. The Tree Top Walk consists of 9 suspension bridges up to 16 meters above the ground. A special wildlife experience awaits once you return, grab your camera out and get a shot of the wild King Parrots or Crimson Rosellas feeding on your plate! (birdseed is included). It's now time to farewell this enthralling area, but one last stop at Kamarun Lookout leaves you with 300-degree views, from the Gold Coast to Brisbane, before descending back to the Gold Coast.

 

What to bring

A jacket, hat, and water bottle.

 

What to wear:

Comfortable walking shoes.

 

Notes

  • All our vehicles carry umbrellas, insect repellent, and first aid kits.
  • Your guides have all relevant permits, training, and authorization to ensure a safe, comfortable journey.
  • Gluten-free and vegan lunch options can be catered for with advance notice.
  • Our rainforest walks require a low to moderate degree of fitness and follow clearly marked paths and boardwalks.

FAQ
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We pick up from the majority of centrally located Hotels and Apartment complexes on the Gold Coast Pickup zone includes: Mermaid Beach, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Southport. If you are at a private address or not within one of these suburbs please let us know by dropping us an email or giving us a call so we can confirm the best pickup point. If you are outside of the pick up location here are alternative pick up places accessible by public transport.

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Accommodation pick up and drop off is included in your tour price at no extra charge

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We will confirm this after your booking. Feel free to send through an email or give us a call letting us know what day you want to tour and where you’re staying and we will send back all the information you need. Generally, morning tour pick ups start at 7:30am in Broadbeach. We like to be departing the city by 8am before the morning traffic gets too busy. The afternoon tour to Natural Bridge picks up between 12:00-12.30pm and the Evening tour 18:00-18:30. Your pickup time will depend on the location.

 

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THIS IS THE BIGGEST QUESTION ASKED SO HERE IS THE BIGGEST ANSWER IN OUR FAQ’S

Our venues offer undercover dining and we carry big umbrellas in all our vehicles so if it does rain we can keep you covered and dry all day. We have water proofed our tour and the last thing we want is you to be uncomfortable or unhappy.

When checking weather forecast be aware that during the course of the day we travel through 3 x forecast Regions, Not just the Gold Coast Region. Being a sub-Tropical climate a forecast of a possible shower means that it might shower for ten minutes in one part of the whole Gold Coast region. When it does it can still be 28 degrees.

Due to the altitudes of the mountains and the coastal winds etc we can sometimes have 3 seasons in a day. All vehicles have access to smartphones and are aware of the weather at all times and can move the days itinerary around so we don’t miss anything and still have a great day. Rainforests would not be what they are if it didn’t rain so we may encounter the odd shower but this will not stop us doing the tour.

Our number one motto with the rain is “If it didn’t rain we would not have Rainforests”. Please be aware should we think its going to be a miserable day or unsafe to proceed we will advise the night before tour.

We have been doing these tours for a long time and we want to ensure that you enjoy the day in all weather so you can go home knowing that it was not a day wasted.

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A big question we get asked all the time is, I have kids can they come ? or I’m bringing my elderly parents, is the tour suitable? Please be assured our tours are for all ages. Our tours are guided from start to finish and we are constantly looking out for everyone on tour. We cater for school groups to cruise ships, young to old and as we only travel in small groups we ensure that we customise the tour on the day to who is on board with us.

You always have the option to book a private tour and the added advantage is you can change the day as we proceed.

If your always concerned you could just book a half day tour with us but our number one tour is only a few hours longer and has so much to offer.

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Southern Cross uses 4WD Mercedes vehicles (16 seaters) for most tours and a smaller 7 seater vehicle for our private tours. All vehicles are sign written with our company name so you should be able to identify us easily when we arrive at your hotel.

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No Problem! If we have the seats available and you’re having too much fun we can let you know the upgrade fee and you can continue on with us. The half day tour is the beginning of the full day tour so we will let you know what time in the morning you need to tell us.

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Southern Cross is a family run business and we pride ourselves on our customer service from the initial booking right through to dropping you off at the end of the tour. Feel free to check out our testimonials on our website. We have also been the Number one Gold Coast Day Tour on Tripadvisor for over 3 1/2 years, Darran, Steph, and Royd look forward to meeting you soon.

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The list is endless, after growing up on the Gold Coast we have still only done half of what is on offer. If you book with us, on confirmation we can send though some options and any discounts from other operators that we know offer the same standard that we do in for value for money and not wasting your precious holiday time. Please let us know at the time of booking and we can put an activities package together and save you some money along the way.

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You should have received some form of paperwork stating a pick up time. If not get in contact with us via email or phone. Be aware that if you booked on our website it can take up to 30 minutes for paperwork to come through.

We also ask that you call 24-48 hours prior to your tour to confirm all your details. Things we need to confirm is

  • Name
  • How many Passengers
  • Hotel/Accommodation
  • Contact phone number (International or local Mobile/Cell phone)

 

30 min to 1 hour before your tour you may receive a text message from us confirming a few things. Not all tours receive these text messages but if you do please read carefully.

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Child rates apply for 2-13 years. Adult rates apply for 14 years and over. Price per person. This tour is for all ages. Should you require a booster seat for younger family members, we can provide them at no extra charge just let us know in advance.



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