Mr Day Tours

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Mr Day Tours is a local, family owned tour company dedicated to providing visitors to Brisbane and South East Queensland with tours that showcase the best the region has to offer. Their aim is to ensure you experience their beautiful city, golden beaches, lush rainforests, unique animals, relaxed lifestyle, sunny days, beautiful parklands and gardens, and leave with happy, long-lasting memories of your stay in their special part of the world.

Your driver and guide is Val, a Brisbane local with an extensive knowledge of the region's history and attractions. Val is also the owner and operator of Mr Day Tours, and is the principle driver. Val can advise you on local attractions, restaurants, landmarks, history, and any other information you need.

They offer seven half day tours and three full day tours. Itineraries are flexible and can be changed to suit your interests. Full and half day tours include Brisbane city, Moreton Bay suburbs, Mountain Rainforest, Gold Coast / Surfers Paradise, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Botanic Gardens, Brisbane and its hinterland, Tamborine Mountain and more. They can also tailor a special tour to your requirements.

All tours include free city hotel pick up and return.

Our Tours

Tamborine Mountain (Tour 7) - Half Day or Full Day

This tour takes you to Tamborine Mountain, a one hour drive from Brisbane, where you can choose to spend your time walking through rainforest, visiting local wineries, lookouts, the Skywalk, the Glow Worm Caves, cheese tasting, or experiencing the famous Gallery Walk with its 70 art, craft and gift shops.

The standard half day tour includes a one kilometre rainforest walk, two fabulous lookouts, cheese tasting, wine tasting at one of the premium wineries, and some time at the Gallery Walk.

The standard full day tour includes the activities in the half day tour plus your choice of another two wineries, a boutique brewery, a distillery, or more time in the Gallery Walk. The Glow Worm Caves and Skywalk are optional extras.

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$120 $180
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Botanic Gardens and Lookout (Tour 5) - Half Day

This tour takes you on a most relaxing morning/afternoon drive to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, located on the banks of the upper Brisbane River in a beautiful parkland setting. It is Australia's largest koala sanctuary with over 120 koalas and other native wildlife including birds, kangaroos, dingoes, wombats, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, snakes, emus and the platypus.

The tour takes you through inner city suburbs with beautiful century old timber homes. You also visit Mount Cootha Lookout with its fabulous views of Brisbane and its surrounding suburbs.

The tour also includes a drive or walk through Queensland's premier sub-tropical (world class) 130 acre Mount Cootha Botanic Gardens.

This tour is a flora and fauna lover's delight.

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$95 $95
Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast (Tour 4) - Half Day or Full Day

If you would like to visit the Gold Coast beaches then choose the Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise morning or afternoon drive. Surfers Paradise is the heart of the Gold Coast and with its white sandy beaches, is the most popular beach holiday location in Australia. The fully patrolled beach is a short step away from cafes and restaurants offering delicious food and specialty clothes and gift shops. You will have some time to swim, shop, or walk along the beach at Surfers Paradise before continuing south to beautiful Burleigh Heads, a popular swimming and surfing beach with great views from the headland.

This tour is also available as a full day tour, which gives you more free time and allows you to see the southern part of the Gold Coast including beautiful Coolangatta and Currumbin.

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$120 $180
Scenic Mountain Rainforest (Tour 3) - Half Day

Take a break from the city and breathe fresh mountain air on the mountain rainforest drive through the 35,000 hectare D'Aguilar National Park. Get a close up look at some of the local fauna at the wildlife centre, marvel at the views from the lookouts, take a bushwalk under huge rainforest trees, and relax with morning / afternoon tea overlooking the rainforest.

The first stop is Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre where you will see local birds, freshwater fish, turtles, reptiles, kangaroos, wallabies, brush turkeys and perhaps the shy platypus, tiger quoll and wombat. The tour continues up the range and stops at lookouts with panoramic views east to Moreton Bay and west to the Great Dividing Range. Passing through quaint mountain villages, the lovely Maiala rainforest at Mount Glorious is next at 680 metres above sea level. Here in the cool mountain air, take a bushwalk under huge trees, strangler figs, palms and ferns while listening to the delightful birdsong of the Australian rainforest. After the walk, it's time to sit back and relax in the rainforest surroundings while your guide prepares a morning / afternoon tea before heading back to the city via the pretty Samford Valley.

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$95 $95
Moreton Bay Breezes (Tour 2) - Half Day

How about a few relaxing hours along the shores of Moreton Bay? See some of Brisbane's most desirable suburbs. Drive through breezy bayside villages while admiring the views across Moreton Bay to the islands. Relax with morning / afternoon tea overlooking the beach and the bay. View or buy Australian seafood at the seafood markets. The fresh prawns have been cooked and are ready to eat.

This tour passes through the tree-lined hills of Ascot and Hamilton where you will see beautiful heritage Queenslander and colonial homes and take in a lovely view of the river and the city and surrounding suburbs. Continue on to the bayside suburbs of Sandgate and Shorncliffe with views across the bay to Moreton Island and the port of Brisbane. Cross over to Redcliffe Peninsula to see the site of the first white settlement in Queensland, walk along Redcliffe's bayside beaches, and enjoy a tea or coffee with some tasty cookies in one of Redcliffe's lovely beachside picnic areas.

Then spend some time at the seafood markets where you can view or buy fresh cooked prawns, crabs, Moreton Bay bugs, oysters or fish packed in ice for your return to the city.

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$95 $95
Brisbane and the Aussie Bush (Tour 6) - Full Day

As Mr Day Tours special guests, experience Brisbane's closest National Park. Enjoy the countryside and the scenic mountain drive with panoramic views east to Moreton Bay and west to the Great Dividing Range. Feel the beauty of the rainforest in the 35,000 hectare D'Aguilar National Park. See some of Brisbane's unique native wildlife including the platypus, tiger quoll, lungfish, and wallabies at the Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre. Visit Queensland's sub tropical Botanic Gardens at Toowong and also Australia's largest koala sanctuary - Lone Pine. Take in the panoramic views over Brisbane from Mount Cootha Lookout, and enjoy a relaxing morning or afternoon tea or coffee in bushland surroundings on this very Australian outing.

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$170 $170
Brisbane City Sights (Tour 1) - Half Day

This tour will show you beautiful Brisbane city and its sights including the city centre, Roma Street Parklands, Mount Cootha Lookout, Suncorp Stadium, the Story Bridge, South Bank Parklands, The Gabba Cricket Ground, old cathedrals, heritage buildings, Botanic Gardens, Parliament House and more. In a few short hours, you will see and experience this beautiful city and lifestyle and learn about Brisbane's attractions and colonial past.

The tour passes through inner city suburbs with beautiful century old timber homes and continues to Mount Cootha Lookout where, on a clear day, you can see Moreton Bay, Brisbane city and its surrounding suburbs.

Your local guide will take you on a relaxing walk or drive through parklands and Botanic Gardens before stopping to enjoy morning or afternoon tea among the tropical surroundings.

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$95 $95

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Mothar Mountain Rockpools

Gympie, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Looking for a relaxing, sheltered place to while away some hours, you can't go past the Mothar Mountain Rock Pools. Located in the Woondum National Park, about a 20 minutes, 16 kilometres drive from Gympie's Central Business District, the Mothar Mountain Rock Pools day area provides the perfect family friendly location for a barbecue or picnic. Tables, wood fire barbecue, water and public amenities are all provided for your use on site. On a hot day immerse yourself into the pools to cool off. Set amongst a mixture of tall Eucalypts and rainforest you can take the opportunity to relax and unwind to the sound of water gently flowing over ancient granite outcrops. Or if you are feeling more energetic, enjoy one of the nature walks. There is a short 500 metre (20 minute) forest walk or a rather more serious 3.5 kilometre (2 hour) walk to explore.

Dugong Sanctuary - Clairview

Clairview, Isaac Area
Free Entry
In 1997, the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council established Clairview (a small beach town approximately 1.5 hours south of Mackay) as a dugong sanctuary. Often dugongs can be spotted when they surface to breathe from the shore, or in the water, when in a kayak, boat or other recreational vessel - so keep an eye out for these majestic creatures! Be sure to slow down your vessel in areas dugongs are known to inhabit, don't litter and help us protect these magnificent animals. The fully protected dugong is a large herbivorous mammal which spends its entire life at sea. It has paddle-like forelimbs, no hind limbs or dorsal fin, and its tail is broad and horizontally flattened. Adults grow between 2.5-3.5 metres long and weight about 230-240 kilograms. For more information, visit Isaac Regional Council's web site.

Condamine Gorge '14 River Crossing'

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
Accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles only, the Condamine Gorge's '14 River Crossings' track is appropriately named after the 14 river crossings you have to make exploring this beautiful part of the Gorge. During normal conditions the crossings of the Condamine River are relatively shallow. However, during wet weather the river will rise rapidly making it impassable. It is advisable to check conditions with the Warwick Visitor Information Centre or Bureau of Meteorology prior to visiting. The Condamine Gorge is home to a number of endangered species, please respect this precious environment. Note that private properties either side of the track may not be fenced, so please keep to the road and creek area and observe the 'no trespassing' signs. To commence the track from Boonah, start opposite the Police Station, travel out from Boonah along Rathdowny Road and turn right at Carney's Creek Road. Travel out approximately 12 kilometres to cross Teviot Brook floodway and then turn right to The Head. The low road is Condamine Gorge. This track is only accessible when the weather is dry, take the high road when river is flowing. From Killarney, turn left into Condamine Gorge just after the abattoir.

Heart Reef

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Heart Reef, in the Great Barrier Reef of the Whitsundays, is a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Located in Hardy Reef, Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane, as visitors are unable to snorkel or dive there due it's protected status. Many tour companies will combine a scenic flight over Heart Reef with other breathtaking spots in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. A certain highlight of any visit to the Whitsundays. Heart Reef was discovered in 1975 by one of Air Whitsunday's pilots and is now an internationally-recognised attraction of the Whitsundays and features on many postcards and brochures promoting the Whitsunday region and the Great Barrier Reef. Many an amateur photographer has been amazed by the fact that their own photos look just like the brochures! Heart Reef has been the site of many proposals and declarations of love over the years. If planning on making the ultimate romantic gesture, let your pilot know your plans and they'll be able to help you with some extra flight time over the famous icon.

Mount Fox

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Located south-west of Ingham, Mount Fox was created by a violent volcanic explosion about 100000 years ago. In the explosion, a lava flow 10 metres thick spewed from the southern end of the crater and chunks of molten magma were thrown out of the volcano's vent. Today, the well formed crater, about 10 metres deep, is covered with sparse grasses and stunted trees amongst the eucalypt woodland environment. The pink and long-fruited bloodwoods are common in this area and vine thicket is found in a steep gully on the southern slopes. Mount Fox's tussock grass slopes shelter a number of small animals. On a cool day in the winter months, skinks and other reptiles can be seen basking on the volcanic bombs. During the hot summer months, the grasses provide protection from the sun and are ideal nesting places for ground-dwelling birds like the little button quail. After sunset, rufous bettongs (small wallaby-type mammals) emerge to feed on herbs and grasses. The large wing span of a wedge-tailed eagle can also be seen, as this bird of prey soars above the Mount Fox crater.
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Approximately ten kilometres from the Kennedy Highway on Tully Falls Road, Ravenshoe the upper car park is a shaded spot to leave your vehicle. You will need personal insect repellent for the walk to the waterfalls then return to your vehicle - the most rewarding way to complete your walk. Then proceed further south to Tully Gorge Lookout over the 275 metre gorge, your best chance for falling water is just after a storm in the "Green Season".

Wallabies on the Beach at Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Cape Hillsborough National Park, approximately 45 minutes north of Mackay, is where you'll find rainforest meets the shoreline, volcanic headlands, eucalypt forests home to koalas and kookaburras and prehistoric rock formations. Cape Hillsborough Beach, also know as Casuarina Beach, provides one of the most iconic Australian photo backdrops, the 'Roo on the beach' at sunrise. Wallabies and kangaroos scour the morning tide for mangrove seed pods, seaweed and coral sand dollars. Enjoy the sunrise as wild marsupials bound up and down the beach. Remember however, that these are wild animals and should be treated as such. Please do not feed the kangaroos and wallabies and ensure to keep a safe distance at all times.

Kinkuna Section

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Kinkuna section of Burrum Coast National Park preserves a wilderness area of coastal vegetation and wide, unspoilt beaches, just 30 kilometres south of Bundaberg. The Burrum Coast National Park which also incorporates both Woodgate and Burrum River sections is part of the Great Sandy Region, of which Fraser Island is best known. Kinkuna offers a true coastal wilderness experience for camping or hiking. Sand tracks lead through the predominantly flat landscape dense with vegetation and along the oceanfront. Kinkuna section is renowned for its springtime wildflower displays. The vegetation of coastal heath and banksias grows in poor, sandy soils either swampy or very dry and as is often the case, these types of areas put on a spectacular wildflower show - where it seems every bush and tree is covered in pale blossoms of white, pink and yellow hues. August to October is the peak time to view these wildflowers here, in Woodgate section and also just to the north at the Coonarr Wildflower Reserve. Kangaroos and wallabies, emus and abundant birdlife are features of the park.
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Located just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 35 minutes' from Brisbane Central Business District, White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate features the distinctive, sculptured, rocky outcrops of White Rock and Spring Mountain. Covering over 2,500ha of regionally significant bushland, the Estate also features extensive forested ridges, escarpments and valleys that are home to an amazing array of plant and wildlife species. Visitors can enjoy the full gamut of outdoor activities including hiking, bird-watching, horse riding (bring your own horses), mountain bike riding and nature study. For the bushwalker there's everything from a leisurely 200 metre walk to the more challenging 19 kilometre round trip trail with most of the trails are suitable for hiking and mountain bike riding. If you're on horseback, then the Yaddamun Trail is perfect. The entry to the Estate is the Paperbark Flats Picnic Area, at the end of School Road in Redbank Plains. Amenities on site include toilets, picnic facilities and horse float parking. Don't forget to take a hat, sunscreen and drinking water. Visit the website for trail updates and to download the trail guide.

Coongarra Rock

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
Free Entry
For Four Wheel Drive enthusiasts, Coongarra Rock and Falls provide an opportunity to explore rocky outcrops, caves, rock pools and natural vegetation. It is possible to climb the rock but should only be attempted by fit and experienced bushwalkers. It is situated 24 kilometres south of Biggenden and Coalstoun Lakes. Lords Road is the turn off to Coongarra Rock. The road goes to within a short distance of this spectacular outcrop in a dry scrubby State Forest. The road to the falls branches off the road to Coongarra Rock and goes within walking distance of the top of the falls. The roads should only be attempted by Four Wheel Drive vehicles. These roads can be dangerous after heavy rain and care should be taken at all times.
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