Small Group Tour Ideas on the Gold Coast
Small group tours on the Gold Coast are an ideal way to see the most of what this fascinating part of Australia has to offer. Take in the sights, scenes and themes of the Gold Coast urban centre itself or head inland to the Gold Coast hinterland for some unique wildlife and nature exposure. We have provided a few ideas in our blog.
The best and most convenient way to enjoy all this scenery is by coach. For the most reliable group transportation service on the Gold Coast, check the Travel Safe fleet of coaches that are ideal for small group tours.
Small Group Tours On The Gold Coast – The Gold Coast
There’s no shortage of things to see and do on small group tours on the Gold Coast. Spend a day or two just travelling around the various theme parks. Sea World, Warner Brothers Movie World, Dreamworld, Wet’n’Wild to name but a few of them will keep you entertained for hours.
Visit the canals, hire a jet ski or a jet boat for a trip around the waterways of the area or take to the open ocean for a trip up the coast to Stradbroke Island.
If nature is more your thing, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and David Fleay Wildlife Park both have plenty of native animals and other wildlife. Snapper Rocks is a natural rock formation with an interesting rock pool and some scenic beach views.
Call in for a great cup of coffee and stunning views of the Gold Coast and surrounding hinterlands at the SkyPoint Observation Deck. Or enjoy a spot of shopping at the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets or Cavill Street.
Small Group Tours On The Gold Coast – Mt Tamborine
Tamborine National Park at Mt Tamborine is the 3rd oldest national park in the world and has been described as a ‘jewel’ of the Gold Coast hinterland. Discover the magic of some of the oldest temperate rainforest on the planet complete with gorges, waterfalls and hiking trails with stunning views over the Gold Coast hinterland.
Visit the Cedar Creek Winery for some wine tasting and enjoy the glow-worm caves whilst you’re there. For a close look at nature the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk takes you on an educational stroll through the canopy of the rainforest some 30 metres above the ground.
Small Group Tours On The Gold Coast – Australia Zoo
Steve Irwin was one of Australia’s most recognisable personalities and one of his most enduring legacies to the world is Australia Zoo. The zoo however is not just home to a range of Australian and international wildlife, including wombats, Tasmanian Devils, kangaroos and dingos. It’s also very much about conservation and a great deal of time and effort goes towards educating visitors on wildlife and the preservation of endangered species.
You can spend your time strolling around the many animal exhibits or watching animal handling exhibitions by zoo staff.
The zoo also has an African savannah exhibit with animals from those habitats on display – elephants, zebras, giraffes and rhinos are a few of the popular species here.
Small Group Tours On The Gold Coast – Springbrook National Park
From one jewel to another, the Gold Coast hinterland has some of the oldest and most unique natural environments anywhere in the world. The Springbrook National Park is south of Mt Tamborine and has some pretty spectacular landscapes. It’s part of the Gondwana Rainforests World Heritage Area that stretches from Brisbane to Newcastle.
From temperate, subtropical rainforests to eucalypt forests and montane heath, this is a very diverse and quite unique place. It’s home to rare flora and fauna and the hiking trails through the park provide plenty of opportunities to see it all first hand.
Slightly further to the west is Lamington Park, another unique Gondwana Rainforests experience. Take in both during the one trip or just do one or the other.
Small Group Tours On The Gold Coast – Burleigh Heads National Park
Visit the Burleigh headland and the 27-hectare Burleigh Heads National Park. Like other similar parks in the area, the park is a mixture of temperate rainforest and eucalypt forest. Unlike other parks in the area though Burleigh Heads is situated on a coastal headland alongside the mouth of the Tallebudgera Creek. Therefore it offers not just forest walks with creeks and waterfalls but also beach and foreshore habitats.
There are plenty of walking trails through the park, and from the various lookouts you can gaze back across the expanse of Gold Coast coastline. One of the most popular of these trails is the Oceanview track that follows the coastline along edge of the park.
For many, the Gold Coast may be synonymous with theme parks, surf, shopping and high end entertainment but once you step outside the commercial areas, a whole different world awaits you. This is also a region of ancient temperate and subtropical rainforests with some spectacular attractions all of their own.
Are you ready to book your group transportation charter on the Gold Coast? And see what else this tourist mecca has to offer besides theme parks and ocean views.