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Southern Cross 4WD Tours Gold Coast

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Southern Cross 4WD Tours offers a range of Gold Coast Tours to experience the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland and surrounds. Travelling in their Luxury Mercedes four wheel drive vehicles and visiting exclusive country venues. Visit sub Tropical Rainforests in Tamborine National Park, Springbrook National Park and the World Heritage Listed, Lamington National Park.

Fully guided with a maximum capacity of only 16 passengers per tour ensures an educational and exciting day out to locations others don't go. From nature walks, animal spotting and bird feeding to off-road driving, whip cracking, Boomerang throwing, wine tasting, Glow Worm tours and more. Whatever your interest, Southern Cross 4WD Tours can find a tour to suit you. Tours are thoroughly enjoyed by all ages and include morning tea, barbecue lunch, wine tasting and afternoon refreshments.

Southern Cross 4WD Tours can customise an itinerary to suit your special interest groups. Conference groups, Cruise ships, MICE, schools or a group of friends who require sole occupancy of the vehicle.

A range of day and evening tours are available or can be customised to suit requirements up to 100 guests. For more information visit the operator's website.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Public Telephone

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Off Road Driving
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

4WD Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour

Looking to fill your evening with a bit of fun and adventure with nature. Join them on Australia's only 4wding Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour. Experience the Rainforest come alive after the sun has set. Frogs, Geckos, Crickets, snails, Glow Worms and more. This is Gold Coast's most comprehensive Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour.

The National Park and Waterfall they visit is different from all the others, no large coaches or tour groups, Just us. Less people, more wildlife! This tour is not just about the Glow Worms in their natural environment but the journey to them.

Tour includes 4wding, Guided rainforest walk, evening supper, National Park fees, Hotel Pick up and drop off.

All their tours include free WiFi in vehicle.

Indicative rates

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$92 $98
Rainforest and Wildlife Tour  your Window to the Wilderness (Tamborine and Lamington National Parks)

A short distance beyond the beaches another paradise awaits, Nature's Paradise, Tamborine and Lamington National Parks.

The all inclusive tour gives you the chance to experience the area with you private guide including morning tea and lunch venues that are exclusive and private to Southern Cross 4WD Tours with big meals to fill any appetite.

A morning guided walk through subtropical rainforests to waterfalls and then in the afternoon a visit to Lamington National Park and the O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreats famous canopy treetop walk. Wine tasting, gallery walk (arts and crafts centre), swimming in local rock pools, bird feeding, 30 metre observation tower climb, off-road driving, boomerang throwing and more, a proven tour since 1994 will see you out in stunning countryside with a family run business.

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$136 $142
Outback Tracks (Tamborine National Park)

Discover waterfalls cascading into mountain streams, thick green rainforest alive with native birds and animals and the rugged hillside trails on Tamborine Mountain. Sighting of kangaroos in the Tamborine area is common and not to forget the koala who are often seen sleeping the day away in the gum tree beside one of the rough bush tracks.

On the half day tour with Southern Cross 4WD Tours, you have the opportunity to explore the shops on Gallery Walk, taste some local wine, learn to throw a boomerang and experience a guided rainforest walk with a friendly, knowledgeable local guide.

This tour is ideal for anyone short on time or wanting to make the most of time while on the Gold Coast.

Indicative rates

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$58 $88
Your Experience - Private Charter

This is the ideal tour for anyone wanting to get out into the Gold Coast Hinterland and not have to worry about time restraints and truly see what you want to see.

There is plenty to do in the area so they can just make it up. Consider Southern Cross 4WD Tours your personal drivers for the day. It works out cheaper than the full day tour if there is a small group. Ideal even if you just want to do the normal Full Day tour but knowing that if something takes your interest as you journey through this stunning area the itinerary can be adjusted accordingly. Pre-arrange an itinerary or just take it as it comes.

Tamborine, Lamington and Springbrook National Park specialists.

Indicative rates

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$81 $188
Natural Bridge Springbrook World Heritage Tour

Visit the World Heritage Rainforests of Springbrook and Natural Bridge in half a day.

Only a short drive from the Gold Coast beaches. This small group tour offers a truly personalised experience with no more than 16 people per tour and door to door service from your central Gold Coast hotel.

Visit the Stunning Natural Arch waterfall with a fully guided walk from an expert local guide. Learn about the unique flora and fauna of the rainforest as you make you way. From inside the cave see the water cascading through the roof of the basalt cave which has been formed over millions of years.

Continuing the tour, Best of All Lookout offers a view of northern New South Wales and Mount Warning. The walk to this magnificent lookout takes you through one of the few remaining pockets of ancient Antarctic beech forest.

A cosy hinterland restaurant will provide freshly baked scones with jam cream for afternoon tea. See Purling Brook Falls, Canyon Lookout, Twin Falls and Rainbow falls and not to forget the stunning scenery of Numinbah Valley whilst on tour

Indicative rates

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$58 $88

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Townsville Town Common Conservation Park

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
The park's wildlife viewing areas and walking and mountain bike trails offer a range of nature-based recreation activities close to the centre of Townsville. The park features deep-water lagoons and seasonal wetlands, coastal woodlands and vine thickets, and sheltered beaches fringed by rocky headlands.

Magnetic Island National Park

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Rocky granite headlands and towering hoop pines stand sentinel over tranquil sandy bays on this rugged, mountainous island covered with open eucalypt woodlands and surrounded by coral reefs. The island is easily accessible from Townsville and is noted for its abundant wildlife and varied history.

Fishing at Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Magnetic Island is an angler's dream with a catch virtually guaranteed! Sit back, throw in a line and enjoy the rush of reeling in your latest bite. What a catch it can be; 22-pound Coral Trout and 44-pound Spanish Mackerel are among the trophies happy fishermen have taken home.

Picnic Bay

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
With a sweeping beach, tranquil setting and the iconic jetty, Picnic Bay on Magnetic Island is a spectacular location to enjoy a relaxing swim, beachside dining or a spot of fishing on the jetty. Snorkel and explore the abundant marine life of Picnic Bay or see what you can spot from above while taking a stroll along the jetty.

Pelorus Island

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Pelorus Island, located 800 metres north of Orpheus Island in the Palms Island group is an untouched, pristine environment accessible by private boat or on a dive tour. Pelorus Island offers spectacular fringing reefs accessible straight off the beach, which make for a remarkable snorkel or dive experience.

Arcadia at Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Arcadia is the smallest of the four main bays around Magnetic Island and is surrounded by the prominent Alma Bay and Geoffrey Bay. Geoffrey Bay is a Marine National Park Zone - which means no fishing or collecting - but is great for exploring during low tide.

Wreck Diving at Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Located within the waters of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Magnetic Island has a wealth of interesting dive sites. Some of the best places to dive are found in Geoffrey, Alma, Arthur and Florence Bays and the reef in Nelly Bay.

Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Set in a scenic coastal location amongst open woodland and vine thickets, this park features an historic quarantine station, established in 1915. The station was initially used to quarantine passengers on incoming ships.

Castle Hill

Townsville, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
Free Entry
Just metres short of a mountain, Castle Hill is the giant pink granite monolith that stands proud in the centre of Townsville - a perfect place for visitors to orientate themselves. As well as offering vehicle access, Castle Hill provides a number of popular walking tracks, which are frequented by more than 2,500 locals a day!

Nelly Bay

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
A holiday on Magnetic Island is likely to start on Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island's main residential bay. Nelly Bay is the first point of access for the passenger and car ferries and is an easy location to access bus transfers, taxis, hire vehicles or jump on board a guided tour.
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