Photo © David Fleays Wildlife Park, the Gold Coast's best kept secret
Many different kinds of tours and cruises take advantage of the World Heritage national parks, reserves, forests and tourist attractions in the region.
Most accommodation will have local brochures or visitor guides on hand, and can assist with information and bookings for the local attractions and activities you are interested in.
Brochures and visitors guides for each area (Ballina, Byron Bay, Richmond Valley, Destination Tweed, Lismore & Nimbin, Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain, and Scenic Rim) are readily available at visitor information centres in the region.
You can also book selected tours below via wotif.com. Just look for
Open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm seven days a week. Visit a wildlife park with a difference! Nestled in secluded bushland in the heart of Queensland's Gold Coast, come and view native animals in surroundings similar to their natural habitat and enjoy daily ranger-guided wildlife shows. Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) - $54.90, Adults $21.50, Concession $14.25
In 1969, the NSW government rejected the building of a connection road between NSW and QLD north of Kyogle, so the local community, under the auspice of the local Lions Club, decided to do it themeselves. A world class scenic drive is the result.
An initiative of the Kyogle Lions Club, The Lions Road forms a scenic link between Queensland & NSW, passing through the exquisite Border Ranges National Park, and skirting the historic Spiral Loop railway line. Self Drive tour
A NSW NPWS Historic Site open daily, features a mangrove boardwalk and walking track winding through the site and free use of picnic facilities with electric barbecues.
The Cultural Centre has a fine museum, and a shop offering aboriginal art, crafts and souvenirs. The shop and museum are open Monday to Thursday, 10am-3pm. $15 per adult, $7.50 concession and children
Private tours, small groups, school groups and special interest groups of 20+, are welcome. Indigenous guides are available by arrangment, to provide guided interpretive tours through the museum and site with its relics, flora and fauna. $p.o.a.
Book* selected tours and activities below or search wotif.com for more options.
Departing from Brisbane, travel the eastern sea-board of Australia and experience the amazing contrasts to be found along the Gold Coast – from luxurious districts and idyllic towns to expansive beaches and enchanting rainforests.
Byron Bay Adventure Tours offers half day, full day and overnight small group tours around Byron Bay and the hinterland, including local villages and national parks.
Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast. Enjoy breathtaking aerial views over the Byron Bay hinterland on this hot air balloon ride. Be among the first of the day to witness the sun rising over the country's most easterly point.
Take a day trip to Byron Bay – Australia's premier resort town. Relax on the beach, stroll past the shops and cafés, take in panoramic views from the famous lighthouse and visit Tropical Fruit World.
Discover the natural beauty of World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park. Take in panoramic views from Mount Tamborine, and enjoy a variety of rainforest activities at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, including a treetop canopy walk.
Southern Cross offers a range of Rainforest experience tours to the Gold Coast Hinterland and beyond, including;
Try out one of Australia's best seafood and adventure experiences with Catch a Crab. Join this special experience for some fun activities that give you a sense of the unique outdoor lifestyle Down Under.