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Gold Coast Lamington National Park and Tamborine Mountain 4WD Ecotour

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    What to Expect
    Travel off the beaten path to explore the subtropical beauty of the Gold Coast hinterland. After pickup at your hotel, travel in a rugged 4WD vehicle along an original pioneer trail to the summit of Tamborine Mountain. Make a pit stop at Gallery Walk for morning tea service with scones and cream, plus a chance to browse locally made arts and crafts.

    Continue on to Lamington National Park, part of the World Heritage-listed Godwana Rainforests. Explore the park on a guided nature walk, and learn how local Aboriginal people sourced food and medicine from the forest.

    Midday, stop at Spring Valley for a traditional barbecue lunch served with Australian wine. (See Itinerary below for a sample menu.) Enjoy free time to try your hand at local pastimes like boomerang and whip-cracking, and take a dip in a nearby rock pool if you like. 

    In the afternoon, visit O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat — a family-owned nature resort. Choose from a variety of activities such as hand-feeding birds or the popular treetop walk, where you can stroll across elevated boardwalks for an up-close glimpse of native flora and fauna. You might even spot a koala sleeping in the trees! 

    Relax on the scenic return drive through wallaby-inhabited pastures to Gold Coast, where your full-day tour concludes with hotel drop-off in the early evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Tour concludes on the Gold Coast at approximately 5:00pm - 5:30pm
    • Full-day tour by 4WD vehicle
    • Hotel pickup and drop off from the Gold Coast
    • Private driver/guide
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • BBQ lunch with drinks
    • Birdseed for bird feeding
    • Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST)
    • Entry/Admission - Lamington National Park
    • Entry/Admission - O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Day Experiences
    • Entry/Admission - Curtis Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Kamarun Lookout
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, swimsuit and towel (if you want to swim)
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Excellent trip and we'll organised. Nice place to visit. Nice forest trip and know the nature creation.bird centuries is also beautiful.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank indusingh
    Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

    Have really nice one day tour around mountain with super driver (tim). See koala on thr three. Kanguru on the road. Most important have a great lunch very unexpected. .More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Shianny L
    sc4wd, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2019

    Gday Shianny L, Thanks a bunch for the 5 star review about your tour with Tim! It is fantastic to hear you were able to see so much native wildlife on the day and that you enjoyed the BBQ lunch too! We hope to see...More

    Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

    This is a fabulous tour. Chris explained & showed us so much. He was such a knowledgeable & great tour guide, would recommend this tour.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Holidaytwoand
    StephanieW4279, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

    Hi Holidaytwoand! Thanks for your 5 star rating of the tour with Chris. I am very pleased you found your day out with us to be fabulous and enjoyed Chris as your guide and driver for the day. I will be sure to pass on...More

    Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

    My boyfriend and I had a great time on this tour. The vans were comfortable and our guide Simon was very accommodating to my motion sickness, allowing me to sit up front with him for most of the trip. The sights were beautiful and food...More

    Thank 166marisam
    StephanieW4279, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

    Hey 166marisam! Cheers for the review and sharing your thoughts about the Full Day Rainforest and Wildlife tour you had with Simon. I am very pleased to hear that you had a great time out with us, and that you felt accommodated to by sitting...More

    Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

    Thanks so much to Simon for being an amazing guide on such a fantastic day! He was so knowledgable and had a great sense of humour. The tour was fantastic! We learnt so much and had great fun, despite the rain! Food and wine was...More

    Thank gemms1988
    StephanieW4279, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

    Gday gemms1988, Many thanks for the 5 star review on our Full Day Rainforest and Wildlife Tour you took with Simon. Its great to hear that you had such an enjoyable day out on tour with him and that you enjoyed the food, simons sense...More

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    June 5, 2019|
    Response from lotusbagel | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry for late reply. Hi we were picked up at our Surfers Paradise motel. But the tour operators would happily answer your questions. We were just tourists.
    Sally C
    January 19, 2019|
    Response from larryw7050 | Reviewed this property |
    I'm not sure, We found the staff / company very accommodating so I'm guessing yes. A quick call / email to them is suggested. Have fun!
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