Mini Holiday Breaks from the Gold Coast
Weekend Getaways without being too far from the heart of the Gold Coast? We’ve listed the top getaways the next time you want to escape for the weekend.
Moreton Island is a unique paradise of golden beaches, rolling surf and beautiful fresh water lakes. Join Sunset Safaris as they explore and snorkel the stunning Tangalooma Shipwrecks, and see the shipwrecks in the very unique “Transparent Kayaks.” Experience the exhilaration of sliding down the giant sand dunes of “The Desert” at up to 70Km/h. Moreton Island is one of the great adventure destinations in Australia, and with Sunset Safaris you will experience the very best natural attractions this world famous Island has to offer.
Fraser Island is a unique paradise of golden beaches, rolling surf, crystal lakes, and ancient old growth rainforests. The “World’s Largest Sand Island” is one of the great must see destinations in Australia, and with Sunset Safaris you will visit the best natural attractions this World Heritage Listed Island has to offer. Your tour with Sunset Safaris covers all the major destinations and is jam-packed with activities.
Great Barrier Reef
Join Sunset Safaris to one of the most beautiful coral cays in the world, Lady Musgrave Island. This breathtaking island paradise is simply stunning, as you get up close and personal with the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkelling, diving and deep-sea fishing is what this place is most famous for, as we encounter colours and beauty unsurpassed anywhere in the world. You can even go for a swim with the turtles as they wait patiently as a cleaning station for the little fish to clean their bodies. The Southern Great Barrier Reef is known for its Stinger Free environment – allowing us to swim without worry all year round.
It is hard to put in words the beauty and tranquility of the Tamborine Mountain plateau located only 30kms from the Gold Coast and 70kms from Brisbane. At every turn you will encounter breathtaking scenery and views, abundant wildlife and clean mountain air. Also a strong cottage industry including many local arts and crafts, a host of natural and man-made attractions, award winning wineries and top-class restaurants, country markets, festivals and events, a whole host of accommodation choices including romantic couples’ cottages and B&Bs await you on Tamborine Mountain – so come on up and visit Tamborine Mountain.
Experience the southern highlights of the Gold Coast with Hinterland Tours. Stop at the wonderful Natural Bridge, Numinbah Valley, Springbrook Mountain, Purlingbrook Falls & ‘Best of All’ Lookout. Truly breathtaking.
Kangaroo Adventure Tours will take you past Currumbin Creek, Elephant Rock and the only Surf Life Saving Club built on the Ocean. Then past the famous Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and into N.S.W, passing Banora Point and the tourist town of Kingscliff, Hasting Point and Pottsville then onto Byron Bay. Your first stop with Kangaroo Adventure Tours is the Cape Byron Lighthouse and the most easterly point in Australia. You may be lucky enough to see dolphins, whales (between June and October), turtles and other marine life from this vantage point. After experiencing the lighthouse you have free time to explore the very popular town of Byron Bay and its many shops, cafes and beautiful beaches. Upon return, enjoy beautiful scenery and views of Mt Warning, which is the caldera of the world’s largest shield volcano.
Ride a ferry across Moreton Bay Marine National Park to North Stradbroke Island with Kangaroo Adventure Tours. Unpretentious restaurants and cafes where local seafood is the main fare, stunning beaches and views from the Point Lookout headland, the sleepy fishing village of Amity and rich indigenous history and art galleries of Dunwich – “Straddie” is a unique opportunity to once again experience the old school beach holiday.
Woven between the mountains and the sea, Coffs Coast is a breath-taking tapestry of colour. Come and explore this pocket of paradise, filled with quaint villages, national parks, mountain escarpments, 90 km of sandy beaches, islands and marine reserves. With over 101 things to do and 200 places to stay, Coffs Coast is sure to offer you an experience, where memories are made.