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Gold Coast: Whale Watching Cruise from Sea World Port

1. Gold Coast: Whale Watching Cruise from Sea World Port

Departing from Sea World on the Gold Coast, this is one of Australia’s premier whale watching experiences. Join marine experts for a close encounter with majestic Humpback Whales aboard one of Australia’s newest and luxurious whale watching vessels.  Within minutes of the Gold Coast, cruise to the “Humpback Highway” and gaze upon the world’s largest animals from 6 spacious viewing platforms from sea level to the sundeck with a spectacular backdrop of the Surfers Paradise skyline. During the 2.5 hour cruise learn more about these fascinating marine creatures and listen to unique whale songs live with an underwater microphone on board. The Gold Coast whale watching season runs from early June to November and whale watching cruises will depart daily from the Sea World Cruise Terminal at 7:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM. Enjoy an early morning cruise before a day of activities on the Gold Coast or relax and sleep in with late afternoon departures available. If your whale watching cruise fails to sight a whale, you will recieve a voucher for another cruise.

Gold Coast: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Bubbly

2. Gold Coast: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Bubbly

Enjoy a panoramic morning ride with an expert crew, before toasting a glass of bubbly at breakfast and touring a vineyard. Start your morning with pickup in an air-conditioned bus from select Gold Coast hotels and head out to the launch site. Watch the impressive balloon inflate and snap some photos before taking flight. Take in panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline, hinterland, and surrounding mountain ranges. Once you gently touch back down, have a laugh with pack-up games before a short drive to the vineyard for a champagne breakfast on the veranda of the grand homestead. Toast a glass of bubbly and enjoy a delicious feast. Take some time afterwards to explore the vineyard and taste some other wines. Conclude the tour with hotel drop-off, or opt to be dropped off at the theme park.

2-Hour Group Surf Lesson at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast

3. 2-Hour Group Surf Lesson at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast

Get ready for a fun surfing training session of two hours on the famous Gold Coast. Meet at the supplier's trailer, collect your rash/sun shirt or wetsuit and soft beginner surfboard and walk to the beach. Begin with a safety briefing and some basic instruction. After catching your first few waves in waist-deep water return to the beach for some more detailed instruction about how to stand up on the surfboard. The remainder of the lesson will be spent in the water with the instructor helping you to stand up on their surf board. At the end of the lesson return the equipment to the trailer and have a shower to remove the salt and sand. You have the option for you to continue surfing by either taking further lessons or hire the equipment and try yourself.

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What people are saying about Broadbeach

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 63 reviews

From booking the experience to the actual day was great, communication was spot on and I was kept informed. The morning was fabulous- Chuck the driver was so good and funny! And Stu our ‘pilot’ was great, informative, welcoming … the whole experience was amazing and I would highly recommend

It was a really wonderful and exciting experience. The whales we saw were playful and just as curious of us as we were of them. The staff were every informative, friendly and helpful. I will certainly go again on the whale watching cruise when I visit Queensland again.

Absolutely amazing experience, the staff are amazing! They really go above and beyond and take you to a winery for breakfast and bubbles after the balloon ride. Would 100% recommend!

Great experience made even better by the staff running the morning so smoothly. Spectacular views!! So happy we chose this company to help tick this off our bucket list

Our guide, Blake, was really supportive and I enjoyed the activity immensely. I actually was able to stand and ride a wave by the end of the class, which was amazing.