Southern Cross Tours

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Southern Cross Tours is a family owned and operated company offering a range of small group day tours to the Gold Coast Hinterland and surrounding areas. Experience the green behind the gold with our expert guides. Informative day and evening tours into the hinterland regions of Mt Tamborine, Lamington and Springbrook National Parks. Offering a small group personal experience led by our friendly and knowledgeable guides teaching you the geography, flora and fauna of this prehistoric region.

Experience the highlights of the Gold Coast hinterland including scenic walking trails, breathtaking waterfalls, wildlife encounters and visit local shops, cafes and vineyards. Various tours available covering Mt Tamborine, Natural Bridge, O’Reilly’s & Vineyard and evening rainforest glow worm tour.

Departures and Pick Ups
Tours depart daily and include light refreshments and hotel pick up. Pick-up is available from Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Southport. Alternative pick-up locations Helensvale Train Station, Harbour Town Shopping Centre and Nerang Train Station, depending on your tour. You can confirm your pick-up place and time directly with us when you make your booking.

Our office and departure location is Shop 34 Circle on Cavill, Cavill Avenue Surfers Paradise 4217.

All tours $99 adult $78 child (2-16yrs)

Mount Tamborine Morning Tour

Duration: 4.5 hours
Departs:  8:00am daily

Experience the Gold Coast’s most famous national park and mountain top village. Enjoy a morning tour to Mount Tamborine with a guided walk through the rainforest where you will learn about the flora and fauna of the region in the ancient forests. Spend time discovering the local arts & crafts as you explore the locally owned shops along Gallery Walk before enjoying devonshire tea.

Tour Highlights and Inclusions:

  • Morning Tea is included.
  • Mt. Tamborine’s Gallery Walk, the hinterland’s arts & crafts centre. (optional wine or beer tasting)
  • Guided rainforest walk to a tropical waterfall.
  • A chance to spot koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, reptiles and more.
  • Small group tours offer a personalised experience.
  • National Park fees included.

Natural Bridge & Springbrook Waterfalls Tour

Duration:  5 hours
Departs:  12:30pm daily.

Take in all that the World Heritage Rainforests of Springbrook and Natural Bridge has to offer in half a day. This afternoon tour has so much to offer only a short drive from the Gold Coast beaches allowing you to truly explore the green behind the gold on this nature based hinterland experience.

Tour Highlights and Inclusions:

  • View 5 Waterfalls including Purling Brook Falls and Natural Bridge.
  • Afternoon refreshments included.
  • Travel through Numinbah Valley with its high cliffs and green country pastures.
  • Fully guided rainforest walk to Natural Bridge.
  • Best Of All Lookout, 3000 year old Beech Trees, breathtaking views over Mt Warning and Green Cauldron of Northern NSW (weather dependent).
  • Informative commentary throughout the tour.
  • National Park fees included.
  • Small group tours offer a personalised experience.

Evening Rainforest & Glow Worm Experience

Duration:  4 hours
Departs:  6:00pm daily

Join us for an unforgettable night in the rainforest after dark! On this tour we guide you through the ancient rainforest at night. This is a truly unique and memorable experience.

Tour Highlights and Inclusions:

  • Mount Tamborine.
  • Dessert at a local restaurant.
  • Guided rainforest walk to waterfall at night time.
  • View glow worms and nocturnal wildlife as we guide you to the waterfall.
  • Stargazing, see the Southern Cross in the night sky.
  • Each guest is provided a low watt flashlight (we don’t want to upset the glow-worms) to find your way.
  • Small group tours offer a personalised experience.
  • National Park fees included.

Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s & Vineyard Tour

Duration:  6 hours
Departs:  9:30am daily

This tour provides you with all the best highlights packed beautifully into one fantastic day. A fully guided tour visiting the world’s largest sub-tropical rainforest, the famous O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat and Canungra Valley Vineyard. Experience stunning panoramic views, a treetop canopy walk, wild bird feeding and more on this relaxed journey to 1,000 metres above sea level.

Tour Highlights and Inclusions:

  • Canungra township.
  • Guided rainforest & treetop canopy walk.
  • Scenic lookout across the Scenic Rim, Brisbane & the Gold Coast.
  • Wild bird feeding at O’Reilly’s.
  • Canungra Valley Vineyard with a glass of sparkling wine.
  • Meet the Alpacas at Mountain View Alpacas. (optional feeding and walking experience)
  • Light refreshments provided.
  • Informative commentary throughout the tour.
  • Small group tours offer a personalised experience.
  • National Park fees included.

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