Top 10 Guided Local Tours in Gold Coast

Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast
Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast
         
Gold Coast
3.5 hours
from 76 USD
See magnificent humpback whales at play on this half-day cruise from the Gold Coast. You'll enjoy unobstructed 360 degree views from all three decks of your purpose built vessel and the experienced crew, including a marine naturalist guide, will provide the closest whale encounters possible. With a maximum of 65 passengers per cruise, this is one of the the Gold Coast's most intimate and informative whale watching experiences.
Gold Coast 4WD Eco Outback Tracks Tour
Gold Coast 4WD Eco Outback Tracks Tour
         
Gold Coast
4.5 hours
from 68 USD
Join the Outback Tracks tour and discover waterfalls cascading into mountain streams, thick green rainforests 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 a gum tree beside one of the rough bush tracks. Joalah NP will be our first stop where our experienced guides will guide you through and explain the uniqueness of the Rainforests and Eucalyptus forests that make up the Tamborine Plateau.
3 Day Fraser Island 4WD Tour from the Gold Coast
3 Day Fraser Island 4WD Tour from the Gold Coast
         
Gold Coast
3 days
from 338 USD
Spend several days exploring the natural wonders of Fraser Island with an expert guide, including a visit to Cooloola Recreation Area on the way. Enjoy guided walks through the rainforest at the Hammerstone Sandblow, Pile Valley, and Wanggoolba Creek; splash in the pristine waters of Eli Creek, Lake Birrabeen and Lake Wabby; and zip along Seventy-Five Mile Beach by 4WD vehicle to see Pinnacles and the Maheno Shipwreck. Stay at a beachside resort on this adventure to an island paradise.
Glow Worm Cave and Natural Bridge Tour from Gold Coast
Glow Worm Cave and Natural Bridge Tour from Gold Coast
         
Gold Coast
Varies
from 100 USD
Travel into the Gold Coast hinterland to view the spectacular sight of one of Australia's largest Glow Worm colonies, located within Natural Bridge Cave. Encounter some of Australia's unique nocturnal wildlife at Springbrook Plateau and gaze up at the billions of stars twinkling in the night sky.
Lamington National Park and Tamborine Mountain 4WD  Eco Tour
Lamington National Park and Tamborine Mountain 4WD Eco Tour
         
Gold Coast
9-9.5 hours
from 109 USD
Take a 4WD trek into the Hinterland region for your own peek into the 'Window to the Wilderness'. The day tour from the Gold Coast follows the original pioneer's track to the volcanic plateau of Tamborine Mountain. You might encounter a shy koala sleeping the day away in a gum tree or catch a glimpse of a resident wallaby. Who knows what other natural experiences lie ahead as you travel deeper into the bush?
Gold Coast Scenic Flight by Seaplane
Gold Coast Scenic Flight by Seaplane
         
Gold Coast
20 minutes
from 73 USD
Add a little excitement to your day with this Gold Coast seaplane experience. See the incredible Gold Coast from a new perspective as you glide over the city and it's stunning beaches. Taking off and landing on the water in front of the popular Sea World, this 10-minute scenic flight is an experience you will never forget.
Gold Coast Sunset Cruise with Optional Seafood Dinner
Gold Coast Sunset Cruise with Optional Seafood Dinner
         
Gold Coast
2 hours
from 61 USD
Enjoy a relaxing sailing experience aboard a luxury sailboat during a sunset cruise on the calm waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Sip on sparkling wine as you take in landmarks such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Wave Break Island and Surfers Paradise. Admire the warm colors of the sunset paint the shore as evening approaches. Want more? Opt to include a deluxe dinner featuring fresh Australian seafood.
Gold Coast Jet Boat Ride
Gold Coast Jet Boat Ride
         
Gold Coast
55 minutes
from 36 USD
Brace yourself and hold on for an exhilarating 55 minute jet boat thrill ride on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater. Jump aboard a powerful turbo-charged Jet boat for an adrenalin-packed ride, full of 360-degree spins, slides and shallow-water skimming.
Stradbroke Island Kayak and Snorkeling Tour
Stradbroke Island Kayak and Snorkeling Tour
         
Gold Coast
5 hours
from 65 USD
Paddle to South Stradbroke Island and keep a look out for dolphins and whales on this half-day Gold Coast kayak tour. Visit secluded islands, enjoy breakfast on the sands and go snorkeling with tropical fish off Wavebreak Island. Suitable for all fitness levels, the tour includes instruction for kayaking and snorkeling first-timers, plus an interpretive talk about the islands and their environment from your friendly guides.