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Tours Around The Gold CoastGo on a guided sightseeing tour

The Gold Coast, in fact the entire south-east Queensland region, lends itself to group tours due to the large number of excellent destinations and attractions.

You're on holidays so sit back and let someone in the know take you on a journey to all the best places without having to do the research and planning yourself!

There are heaps of options - half day tours, day tours and even quick little jaunts to just a couple of destinations. Often the tour will combine a number of Gold Coast attractions in the one journey with time available at each to stop and experience. Stops are also provided for morning and afternoon tea and lunch with some tours including this in the price.

Gold Coast Tour Options

These Gold Coast hinterland tours will let you experience this untouched gem that provides a refreshing, natural break from the normal expectations of glitz and glamour that is just waiting to be explored! Behind the Gold Coast's amazing beaches, city skyline and meandering waterways lies an impressive range of rolling hills and hinterland mountains. Check out our list of picks of Hinterland Tours.

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Explore the Gold Coast Hinterland in style on a full or halfday hummer safai. These exhilarating 4WD tours will take you off-road through extreme rainforest conditions in a brand new luxury H2 Hummer. Stop and check out the sights like waterfalls, hikes, enjoy a restaurant lunch and taste local wines. You can visit either OReilly's Lamington National Park, Springbrook, Tamborine Mountain or go on the Winery, Waterfalls and Lookouts tour.

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Journey up into the Gold Coast Hinterland for an evening tour through an ancient national park and see the incredible glow worms come to life after the sun has disappeared behind the mountains. On this guided tour you'll be given a spotlight to help you navigate to Natural Bridge at Springbrook National Park where you'll hear fascinating commentary about these creatures and the park itself. Optional dinner & star gazing if weather is permitting.

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Enjoy a day trip to Tangalooma and explore the beautiful shipwrecks while snorkelling at Moreton Island. Get up close and encounter some dolphins, dugongs and possibly turtles, snorkel the wrecks, go swimming with schools of colourful sub-tropical fish, and enjoy a buffet lunch during your cruise to the location. You'll have some free time after lunch to relax or play. Optional transfer from your hotel, or meet at the boarding location.

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Get ready for a magical day out on the water and away from the city with this day trip to Tangalooma Island Resort. Swim or snorkel through the crystal clear waters or walk on the white sandy beaches. The Tangalooma wrecks are waiting to be explored, or you feed the beautiful wild dolphins when they swim into shore at dusk. With over 40 resort activities to choose from, you're guaranteed to have as action packed (or relaxing) day as you like.

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Explore secluded trails and experience the beauty of the Gold Coast Hinterland on tracks that are only accessible by 4WD. The breathtaking scenery of Lamington National Park and Tamborine National Park is not to be missed, like the amazing waterfalls, greenery, streams and sweeping mountain panoramas. You'll get to spot wildlife, glow worms, feed the birds, do some wine tasting and have a go cracking a whip and throwing a boomerang!

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Explore the Gold Coast in a totally fun and unique way, on an authentic fire truck! Boarding in Surfers Paradise, you'll be making your way past Main Beach and Sea World to get to The Spit with plenty of laughs, before making your way back. Have a go using a fully functional fire hose - a great photo opportunity - and try on an authentic fire helmet. You'll get some complimentary refreshments and see the Gold Coast from a different perspective. 

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A spooky but fun tour, go on a 2 hour investigation of the Southport General Cemetery. Held on the last Saturday of each month from 8pm to 10pm, this creepy experience will both scare and entertain as your knowledgable ghost hosts try to make contact with the spirits of old. Hear interesting commentary and legendary local ghost stories as you stroll past unmarked graves. Don't forget though, it's unlucky to visit a cemetery at night!

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Go sightseeing in the Gold Coast's beautiful waters with a water-bike adventure! There are a few tour options; the 1 hour bike hire will let you navigate the waterways at your own pace, going where you want to go. Or choose the 2 hour water bike and snorkelling tour at Wave Break Island, or go for the 3 hour water bike safari which includes a hot breakfast and 4WD tour on South Stradbroke Island. A fun and active day out!

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Go on a relaxing kayak paddle at sunset over the glistening waters of the Nerang River in Surfers Paradise. The calm waters provide for some stunning scenery as the lights reflect from the skyline at twilight. See waterfront homes of the rich and famous. Your kayak experience is followed by a glass of wine on the beach. Running for 2 hours, your gentle kayak tour will start at 4.30pm from Budds Beach in Surfers Paradise. 

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Visit a number of Mount Tamborine's award winning wineries on this guided wine tasting tour. Stopping at 5 destinations, you'll get to sample reds, whites and beers at Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Witches Fall Winery, Mason Wines, Cedar Creek Estate Winery annd the Heritage Estate Winery. You'll also get a delicious 2-course lunch at a top winery and for cheese lovers, there's an optional stop at Witches Chase Factory. Just ask your driver.

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One of Queensland's largest and most awarded wineries, Sirromet Winery is a premier destination for wine and food lovers. Go behind the scenes and learn how their product is created and the Australian family behind the brand. Enjoy a private sampling of 6 Sirromet wines, and depending on which tour option you chose, couple your tasting with a delicious cheese platter or lunch at Restaurant Lurleen's or Tuscan Terrace. 

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Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

Things to do and seeOn the Gold Coast in Queensland

Theme Parks

Combo passes & packages

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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