Far Horizons Australian Bush Tours

Multiple Locations

Whether it's enjoying a picnic lunch at the base of a magnificent waterfall, an exhilarating four wheel drive journey through a spectacular gorge, a guided walk through world-heritage rainforest, a delicious barbecue lunch in the Australian bush, seeing a koala in the wild for the first time, hand-feeding the beautiful native birdlife, discovering awe-inspiring mountain vistas or sitting back with a cold drink at a historic Australian country hotel, Far Horizons Australian Bush Tours brings to life some of the most beautiful and lesser-known parts of South East Queensland’s National Parks and magnificent wilderness regions.

Far Horizons' range of day tours departing Brisbane are tailored to suit small, personalised groups of up to four guests in their luxury Toyota four wheel drive vehicle.

Daryl, their owner/guide, has travelled these areas for almost 40 years and has created the perfect scenic experience in one of the world’s most iconic environments. The flora and fauna displayed throughout each tour is as stunning as the Australian landscape, with parrots, birds of prey, extraordinary trees, lakes, mysterious pools and awe inspiring panoramic views. Far Horizons simply offers an unforgettable touring experience!

Activities

  • Off Road Driving

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

Our Tours

Lake Moogerah/Condamine Gorge/Queen Mary Falls (A Spectacular Four Wheel Drive Adventure)

Travelling west of Brisbane to the picturesque Lake Moogerah, enjoy home-made morning tea before exploring typical Australian countryside where kangaroos can be seen in the wild. A spectacular climb high into the mountains then follows, ready to begin a four wheel drive adventure through the breath-taking Condamine Gorge.

Crossing the headwaters of the Condamine River 14 times, there is ample opportunity for photos of this amazing location. After a delicious barbecue lunch in the bush, discover the area’s waterfalls including Daggs Falls and the majestic Queen Mary Falls in the world-heritage listed Main Range National Park.

Enjoy a fully guided walk to discover the falls and the natural beauty of this region. Descending the range once again, a cold drink (own expense) at an historic country hotel is the perfect way to end this unforgettable day of discovery before returning to Brisbane.

Land of the Waterfalls (Springbrook National Park)

This wonderful tour introduces you to one of South-East Queensland's most breath-taking areas, the world-heritage listed Springbrook National Park.

Visiting the beautiful Purling Brook Falls where you'll enjoy a home-made morning tea in the rainforest, a short guided walk follows to view these spectacular falls. Continuing higher into the mountains, a fully guided walk through the magnificent “Canyon” is a tour highlight!

Suitable for all ages (with medium fitness levels), this walk takes you deep into the lush rainforest, behind cascading waterfalls and along the rim of the “Canyon”. This very special experience also includes a delicious picnic lunch at the base of the cascading Twin Falls, a memory that will last a lifetime!

More exploring of the Springbrook National Park continues following the walk before completing this very special experience with wine and cheese in a picturesque bushland setting before returning to Brisbane.

Discovering the Sunshine Coast's Hidden Secrets

Discover some of the most spectacular hidden secrets behind Queensland’s famous Sunshine Coast on this very special day tour of discovery. After enjoying home-made morning tea at picturesque Lake Wappa, explore the pristine forests of the spectacular Mapleton National Park including a guided walk to discover ancient forest giants as part of a wonderful four wheel drive journey through the mountains.

After a stop at the superb Mapleton Falls National Park, admire the rugged Obi Obi Gorge and the lush dairy farming country of the Obi Obi Valley before visiting the historic Kenilworth cheese factory where a great range of locally made cheeses and other products can be purchased (own expense).

A delicious barbecue lunch in a beautiful bushland setting follows before our journey continues through the stunning Mary Valley, completing this special day with wine and cheese overlooking the famous Glass House Mountains.

Spicers Gap/Governors Chair/World-Heritage Rainforest (In the Path of our Pioneers)

This unforgettable day tour departing Brisbane brings to life the magnificent mountain country and Australian history of the world-famous Great Dividing Range. After home-made morning tea in a beautiful bushland setting, follow in the path of our early Australian pioneers, traversing the historic Spicers Gap road high into the mountains. Discover the early history and true beauty of this spectacular area including a guided walk to Governors Chair, a rock formation offering panoramic views across the entire region.

Following a delicious barbecue lunch overlooking the mountains, travel to Cunningham’s Gap to experience a fully guided walk through world-heritage rainforest before enjoying a journey through typical Australian countryside where it's possible to see koala and kangaroos in the wild. A wine and cheese platter overlooking the beautiful valleys and mountains brings this wonderful day to a close before returning to Brisbane.

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Finch Hatton Gorge

Finch Hatton, Mackay Area
Free Entry
A wonderful landscape of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations make Finch Hatton Gorge a must-see attraction. There are many walking tracks which weave through sub-tropical rainforest.

Coppabella

Coppabella, Isaac Area
The town of Coppabella is a small community which lies approximately 159 kilometres south-west of Mackay. Recognised for its large mining monument at the entrance of the town, Coppabella was designed to service the junction of two railway lines, one from Goonyella Mine and the other from Saraji Mine.

The Singapore Shipwreck Dive Site - Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
Free Entry
The Singapore was bound for Sydney from Hong Kong when she struck what is now called 'Singapore Rock' sometime in January 1877. Fortunately, no lives were lost. The Singapore was a 964 ton single screw steamer with a length of 87 metres and a width of 10 metres.

Eungella Dam

Eungella, Mackay Area
From AU$5 - 5
Eungella Dam is a scenic lake fringed by rainforest, the ideal spot for boating and skiing with peaceful natural surrounds. Camping is by self-registration on-site. No motorbikes allowed. Fishing permits are required and can be obtained from local tackle shops and Mackay Tourism.

Sarina

Sarina, Mackay Area
Located at the foothills of the Connors Range south of Mackay, Sarina's town centre is a blend of natural country charm, while having developed into a thriving business area. Enjoy the friendly hospitality, beautiful beaches, prime fishing and prawning available nearby.

Hardy Reef

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Hardy Reef, on the Great Barrier Reef off Airlie Beach, is home to the Reefworld Pontoon. There is spectacular fish life with Trevally, Coral Trout, Snapper and a host of smaller marine life as well as Giant Maori Wrasse and a two metre long Giant Queensland Groper that usually congregate for a free feed.

Marian

Marian, Mackay Area
Marian is the gateway to the Pioneer Valley and is situated approximately 30 kilometres west of Mackay. This riverside town is home to the region's largest sugar mill; all sugar cane grown in the Valley is now crushed at this mill.

Basil Bay on Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
Free Entry
The beautiful Basil Bay is Keswick Island's prime swimming beach. Located on the western side of the island, Basil Bay boasts crystal clear water at high tide, crisp white sand and gentle shade trees - making it an idyllic spot to enjoy your quintessential island adventure.

Shoal Point

Shoal Point, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Shoal Point is the northern-most community of the Northern Beaches group, with a visually spectacular coastal beach. At low tide, the beach can almost be mistaken as a small sweeping desert. The sand stretches for hundreds of metres, allowing a close-up view of Green Reef Island.

Bees on Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Keswick Island is home to thriving hives of purebred Caucasian bees. Unlike bees on the Australian mainland, these bees are free of many other diseases and are sometimes used as breeding stock for the mainland colonies.
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