Photo © David Fleays Wildlife Park, the Gold Coast's best kept secret.
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 under NEAP (The National Ecotourism Accreditation Program), 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, or engage tour guides versed in and respectful of local cultures and environments. (i.e. geologists, biologists, ornitholigists, scientists, indigineous elders, local historians etc.)
Tariffs are indicative only.
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) - $53.05
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.
Take to the waters of Byron Bay to mingle with some friendly dolphins at the edge of the Coral Sea on this incredible kayaking excursion. The colourful marine life and the spectacular sights along the coast give you a great way to explore around the easternmost point in Australia.
Spend a full day exploring one of Australia's most spectacular wilderness hikes as a guide leads you through the Toolona Creek Circuit. Pass through ancient forests, wind down cool gorges, and step alongside 8 pristine waterfalls as you challenge this beautiful, nature-filled trail.
Southern Cross offers a range of Rainforest experience tours to the Gold Coast Hinterland and beyond, including;