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Gold Coast Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips
Less than one hour drive from Brisbane is the laid-back surfing city of the Gold Coast, renowned for its golden beaches, theme parks, ‘Surfers Paradise’ and the World Heritage Listed Lamington National Park. If you can resist the draw of the vibrant beaches, you can jump on a city tour to explore the area, enjoy a cruise of Broadwater, and try your hand at yabbie pumping and crabbing.
The beaches are not the only draw card of this lively area with trips from the Gold Coast taking you inland to explore the stunning scenery of the Hinterlands. On One of Aussie Touring, Aussie Kiwi Day Tours or Cooee Tour Day trips to Springbrook and Natural Arch, you will have the opportunity to learn about the amazing biological diversity of the Springbrook National Park in the stunning surrounding of some of the world’s oldest forests. Check out waterfalls and see amazing views from scenic lookouts.
Join the Glow Worm Evening Tour from the Gold Coast to experience the wonder of the forest at night and the magic of the caves illuminated by these strange invertebrates. There is a Aussie Touring, Aussie Kiwi Day Tours and Cooee tour to suit every traveler type and budget. View all your tour options online here and see where a Aussie Touring, Aussie Kiwi Day Tours and Cooee tour can take you.
Aussie Touring, Aussie Kiwi Day Tours and Cooee Tours offers some of the best day trips from Gold Coast, where we are going to take you to enjoy the famous weather / locations in the Sunshine state.
Treat yourself to an awesome day out at one of the Gold Coast’s spectacular theme parks; Dreamworld, Movie World, Wet ‘n Wild or Whitewater World. The toughest choice will be deciding which one to go to! Go on, have a blast! Join our return coach transfers from Brisbane / Sunshine Coast / Gold Coast to any of the theme parks with park entry included.
Gold Coast Destinations
Queensland is the playground for Sun seeking Aussies and international tourists alike.
Perhaps its most iconic destination, the beach-side Gold Coast in the state’s South-East. Just one hour south of Brisbane, much of Gold Coast’s popularity as a holiday destination stems mostly from its natural beauty, with its pristine surf beaches backing onto lush subtropical hinterland. With a abundance of fresh produce at its doorstep, the Gold Coast is now earning itself a reputation for its growing gastronomy scene and is also home to one of the country’s most famous nightlife spots. ( Surfers Paradise) With so much to take advantage of in one place, here are some must-visit destinations for any Gold Coast holiday.
Surfers Paradise - A City on The Gold Coast
As you would expect with a name like Surfers Paradise, you will find one of the best surf beaches in Australia, which automatically makes it one of the best surf beaches in the world, backing onto a unique skyline of modern skyscrapers. It’s not just a paradise for surfers. Cavill Avenue is the centre of the Gold Coast with an abundance of restaurants, cafes, shops, bars, and late-night entertainment venues. Named after Jim Cavill, the city’s founder who successfully had the name changed to Surfers Paradise in 1933, Cavill Avenue stretches right down the middle of “Surfers” finishing at the famous beachfront Surfers Paradise sign. The boardwalk that runs along the beach is the perfect spot to take it all in from sea level, with the Skypoint Observation Deck providing an optimal vantage point from 77 stories up.
Gold Coast Hinterland
While it’s understandably best known for its beaches, the name Gold Coast does sell short its rich hinterland, where visitors can get away from the action to be at one with nature. Well under an hour from most beach-side accommodation, some of the attractions of Gold Coast’s subtropical hinterland are its beautiful waterfalls, including Purling Brook Falls, Cedar Creek Falls, Elbana Falls and Cougal Cascade, as well as its abundance of accessible nature walks. One such walk is the aptly named “Great Walk”, which stretches over 57 kilometres. Or why not get a different perspective at Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, where you can get a unique “tree-level” view. Spread across multiple national parks including Lamington, Springbrook, and Mount French, the Gold Coast hinterland is a destination, and one that is not to be missed on any Gold Coast holiday.
While the original development on the Gold Coast’s Northern stretch might take the name Surfers Paradise the surf beaches stretch all the way down to the Southern Gold Coast. In fact, the 16-kilometres of beach between Burleigh Heads and Snapper Rocks, which is home to the annual Corona Open Gold Coast surf competition, has been officially declared one of the World Surfing Reserves, a list that includes Malibu in California.
But as is the case with Surfers Paradise, it’s not just the surf that is on offer on the Southern Gold Coast, with Currumbin Rock Pools offering calmer waters for those without a board. With the Southern Gold Coast becoming a hub for the Coast’s growing cafe scene, it’s the perfect spot for a quick beach-side coffee, or a relaxed gourmet brunch.
Broadbeach - Gold Coast’s Trendy Neighbourhood
For those who want to stay close to the action, but not be right in the middle of it, Broadbeach, or “Broadie” as it’s known to locals, is an ideal spot. Long seen as the little brother of Surfers Paradise to its immediate North, Broadbeach has now become its own attraction, earning itself a reputation as the entertainment and cultural epicenter of the Gold Coast. With street artists and yoga classes adding to the “Broadie” vibe during the day, and high-end dining, bars, and casinos on offer after the Gold Coast sun goes down, it’s easy to see why Broadbeach is growing in popularity.
Traveling By Bus to Gold Coast Winery Tours and Wine Tasting on the Gold Coast
Coach Tours & Bus Tours - Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
There’s a lot to be said about Day Trips From Brisbane, for example a breathtaking month of flowers, flavors and sounds is the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers takes over the Southern Queensland city of Toowoomba in the most beautiful of ways each September with a program of unique events and experiences including award-winning parks, stunning private gardens, a street parade bursting with floral color, internationally acclaimed musical acts, some of the best food and wine to be found in Queensland and a multitude of cultural and natural adventures is just one of the fascinating Queensland Trips. This is a such a great Bus Tour. The Festival of Food and Wine will be held over three days in September and the Floral Parade is scheduled usually the following Saturday.
Day Trips from Brisbane to the Toowoomba Markets
Another wonderful Coach Tour and Day Trip a great opportunity to buy direct from farmers and local food artisans is the Day Trips from Brisbane to the Toowoomba Markets. A great Bus Tour opportunity to buy seasonal produce, local meats, hand-made bread, pasta, jams, salts, honey, eggs and locally grown herbs and salad items. There is also an ever changing array of local artisan stalls that sell anything from handmade soaps, beauty products, leather goods, steel work and jeweler.
Queensland Trips to a weekend market can encompass an outing for the entire family by tasting beautiful coffee and having homemade goodies whilst purchasing produce straight from the farmer. Children’s activities (Returning soon), entertainment and so much more. See you every Saturday under the windmills at Cobb & Co from 7am to 12pm.
Coach Tours to Taste Bundaberg Festival is also known as great Day Trips from Brisbane
Held across 10 tasty days in June each year, Taste Bundaberg Festival is an invitation to roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, pile plates high and leave glasses empty. Come take a seat at The Great Bundaberg Feast with Cooee Tours on their luxury Coach Tours. Queensland Trips like Bundaberg is famous as the home of Queensland iconic flavor's, such as Bundaberg Rum and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, and its reputation as a newly-discovered foodie paradise is growing fast.
A region built on the back of agriculture, supplying 25 per cent of Australia’s fresh produce, Taste Bundaberg Festival is the focal point of an annual calendar of food tourism and community pride. How they do it is fresh, it's new and it's only available in the Bundaberg region, on the Southern Great Barrier Reef and one of the Queensland Trips you must experience!
Queensland Day Trips and Coach Tours to Northern Rivers Food & Wine Tour from Brisbane
Day Trips from Gold Coast to Tropical Fruit World
More than a tourist attraction, and more than a commercial farm, Tropical Fruit World is a labor of love, a fruit farm of inimitable value and fits like a hand to glove as Day Trips from Brisbane. Complete with a Biological Sustainable Horticulture philosophy, this family owned heritage business takes seriously their custodianship of the land as they seek to educate, share and unlock nature’s secrets with visitors, community and family alike. Since 1983, Tropical Fruit World (formerly Avocado land) has trail blazed in linking fruit farming with tourism and welcome people coming in as Coach and Bus Tours.
Set amongst rainforest, water catchments and the rolling volcanic mineral soil from the caldera of Mount Warning, this working fruit farm accessible by Bus Tours is situated in the prime environment to grow over 500 fruits from right throughout the world. The Tropical Fruit World brand encompasses guided tours and tastings, a farm owned fruit market with people arriving mainly on Coach Tours. Plantation Markets, and a regional dining and event venue Plantation House, coupled with a unique collection of skincare and food products The Plantation Collection and is another one of the Queensland Trips offered by Cooee Tours.
And that's just a small example of Gold Coast Tours or tours not far from Brisbane! We'll continue to add information here so you can explore!
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