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Ecotours, nature tours, cultural tours and cruises in the Northern Rivers NSW and Gold Coast hinterland QLD, Australia

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Tweed Escapes cruises and day tours

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Discover the Tweed | Experiences in Nature

Eco Tours and Nature Tours

With five World Heritage listed national parks, numerous reserves, wildlife parks, scenic and tourist attractions, the choice of local cultural tours, eco tours, green tours, nature tours and cruises is endless.

Ecotour, cultural tour and nature tour operators may be accredited with Ecotourism Australia, or follow the general Code of Practice for Ecotourism Operators, and be licensed with local authorities and National Parks and Wildlife Services.

Guides should have substantial local knowledge, with perhaps even a small library of relevant books and local information available, and/or engage tour guides versed in and respectful of local cultures and environments.  (i.e. geologists, biologists, ornithologists, scientists, indigeneous elders, local historians etc.)

Find out about the World Heritage of the region.  When visiting our natural and scenic attractions please observe the Guidelines for Ecotourists.

Tariffs are indicative only.

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Tweed Escapes Cruises
Tweed Escapes New

Discover the Tweed with Tweed Escapes! We provide amazing river cruises and road tours to naturally beautiful places in the Tweed and Southern Gold Coast.

Our unique range of bespoke packages, naturally immersive eco-cruises and tours, boutique charters, picnics on water, and local food, farm, and brewery tours by road take you to extraordinary local places.

Discover the fabulous scenery, fantastic local food, and amazing biodiversity of the Tweed Valley with Tweed Escapes. Book your next authentic experience in nature with us today!

Cruises start from $55pp for a 2 hour lunch tour up to $195 pp for a 3 hour "Picnic on Water".

Kayak hire and private boat charters also available.

* As at 24/6/22

Tweed Heads South

0422 405 011
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

The Gold Coast's best kept secret, 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 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

West Burleigh Heads

(07) 5576 2411
Minjungbal Aboriginal Centre
Minjungbal Museum and Cultural Centre

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 museum, and a shop offering aboriginal art, crafts and souvenirs.

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.

The shop and museum open Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm.   Museum entry fee: Kids/Students/Pensioners $5, Adults $10.* The walk is free.

* As at 25/8/21

Tweed Heads South

(07) 5524 2109 online reservations Disclosure: The listings below are affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking on one of these links,
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Go Seak Kayaks
Byron Bay: Sea Kayak Tour with Dolphins and Turtles GoSea Kayaks. Updated

Set out on a 2.5 hour kayaking adventure in Byron Bay. Receive instruction and equipment from your guide before you take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. See the most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland and the Byron Bay Lighthouse from the sea.

Byron Bay

O'Reilly's & Lamington National Park from Gold Coast

O'Reilly's & Lamington National Park from Gold Coast New

Take in the spectacular panoramic views of the Gold Coast from Tamborine Mountain, then travel onward to O’Reilly’s for the tree top canopy walk, to discover historic logging tracks and hear the epic adventures of early settlers and the heroic rescue stories of the Stinson plane crash.

Time to sample Queensland made wines and fresh local produce!

Surfers Paradise
Vision Walks
(02) 6687 4237
Byron Bay Charters
Brunswick Heads marina
0400 946 066
Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Monday to Saturday: 8am-4pm, Sunday 9am-2pm, Jingi Cafe 9am - 2pm daily
Burleigh Heads
(07) 5525 5955
Cape Byron Kayaks
Byron Bay
(02) 6680 9555
GoSea Kayak
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 8880
Byron Bay Gliding (CASA approved operator)
Tyagarah via Byron Bay
(02) 6684 7572
Byron Bay Ballooning (CASA approved operator)
Tyagarah via Byron Bay
1300 889 660
Byron Gliding Club (CASA Cert.# 536061)
Tyagarah via Byron Bay
(02) 6684 7627
Coolangatta Walking Tours
(07) 5590 7299
Northern Rivers Kayak Adventures
Evans Head
(02) 6682 6229
Byron Bay Cruises & Kayaks
Brunswick Heads marina
0410 016 926
Bush 'n' Beyond Safaris
Byron Bay
1800 446 888
Byron Bay Discovery Tours
Byron Bay
0429 810 890
Foodscape Tours
Byron Bay
1300 502 100
Local Knowledge Tours
Byron Bay
0488 778 860
Mountain Bike Tours (NSW)
Byron Bay
0429 122 504
Fingal Charters
(07) 5524 1868
Tweed Ocean Adventures -
Snorkeling, freediving, whale watching
Fingal Head
0406 624 528
Rainforest Tours Australia
Gold Coast
0401 607 117
ReWild You
(02) 6679 7374
Aboriginal Cultural Concepts
Ocean Shores
0405 654 280
Geo Nature Walks
Palm Beach
(07) 5607 0752
Araucaria Ecotours
(07) 5544 1283
Southern Cross 4WD Tours
Surfers Paradise
(07) 5574 5041
Tweed Endeavour Cruises
Tweed Heads
(07) 5536 8800
Big Trevs Watersports -
Hire equipment, Sailing & stand up paddle lessons, learn to surf
Tweed Heads South
0404 606 508
Minjungbal Museum and Cultural Centre
Tweed Heads South
(07) 5524 2109
Tweed Escapes New
cruises, kayaking, day tours and packages
Tweed Heads South
0422 405 011
Vibrant Imaging: Photographic workshops and fieldtrips
(02) 6679 5141

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