Gold Coast Rainforest and Wildlife 4WD Tour
Travel beyond the beaches to Nature's Paradise, the World Heritage Listed Rainforests of Lamington National Park and Tamborine Mountain.
Sweeping views, cascading waterfalls and some awesome four wheel driving make this an exciting and unforgettable day. This is a great tour for everyone and is one not to miss out on. Save yourself a seat onboard and book online today.
Your “Window to the Wilderness” tour begins on Queensland's Gold Coast. A short distance beyond the beaches another paradise awaits, Nature's Paradise, the World Heritage Listed Rainforests of Lamington National Park. The trek into the Hinterland region follows the original pioneer'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.
The day with nature continues as the four-wheel drive negotiates mountainside tracks. We might encounter a shy koala sleeping the day away in a gum tree or catch a glimpse of a resident wallaby or come across a goanna basking in the sun.
Guides, who are renowned for their local knowledge and expertise, will 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, getting hungry? Tucked away in the Aussie bush beside a crystal clear creek is our unique lunch venue “Spring Gully” which provides the ideal venue for a delicious BBQ lunch with all the trimmings. Mouth-watering beefsteaks, chicken, fish or vegetarian accompanied by crisp salads and fresh fruit.
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 to 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, while a browse through Gran O'Reilly's Gift Shop will reveal unique souvenirs of your visit to this special place.
Leaving O'Reilly's the magnificent view of mountains and valleys provide some great photo opportunities. On the return journey to the Gold Coast, sightings of kangaroos is common as they emerge form their bush retreats.
BBQ Lunch and Drinks
O'Reillys rainforest canopy boardwalk
Hand feed colourful birds
Guided rainforest walks
Mountain stream (bring your swimsuit)
Learn to throw a boomerang
Secluded forest trails
See Kangaroos and Koalas
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2019 - 2020 season. The 2019 - 2020 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2019 to the 31st March 2020. The 2020 - 2021 season rates commence on the 1st April 2020.