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Gold Coast: Evening Rainforest and Glow Worm Experience

1. Gold Coast: Evening Rainforest and Glow Worm Experience

Head out to the rainforest at night with a local guide to see nocturnal flora and fauna in the Tamborine National Park. Travel from the Gold Coast in a comfortable bus. Admire glow worms in their natural environment. Enjoy a warm drink and cake during your tour.  Get picked up from selected locations and travel to the top of the famous Tamborine Mountain. Gaze up at the starry sky and out over at the sparkling cities of the Gold Coast as you warm up with cake and a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Set out on your rainforest walk and see how this area wakes up at night. Gain insight into the unique plants and animals that call this ancient ecosystem home as you make your way through Tamborine National Park. Arrive at the waterfall where a colony of glowworms puts on a nightly display. 

Brisbane: Daytime Glow Worm Caves Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

2. Brisbane: Daytime Glow Worm Caves Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Embark on a bus tour from Brisbane to visit the famous Glow Worm Caves on Tamborine Mountain in a daytime setting. Admire the local scenery from unique viewpoints and enjoy plenty of time to explore Tamborine Mountain at your own pace. Get picked up from Brisbane and begin a relaxing journey through the landscapes of Scenic Rim and Tamborine Mountain. Listen to commentary from your guide, then arrive at the man made Glow Worm Caves to explore during the day, eliminating the need to venture out late at night. Visiting glow worms in the wild has the potential to harm them as they die when light is on them this is a common occurrence for most tours but you can join this tour knowing that you will be lead by a conservationist in a cave specifically designed so that you are able to see them up close without a torch. Outside of the caves, marvel at the striking landscape of Tamborine Mountain National Park on a scenic drive, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings without the need for extensive walking. Stop at various scenic lookouts, enjoying incredible photo opportunities. Relax and refresh yourself with some free time and tuck into your morning tea at restaurants, cafes, and local eateries. Don't forget your reusable water bottle to taste the fresh clean water straight from the mountain. If you have a sweet tooth, indulge in artisanal fudge tasting. Additionally, choose to visit an award-winning winery for a guided tasting, with an additional cost payable on-site. After your morning tour, stay on Tamborine Mountain for the afternoon with our Hop on Hop off bus service, explore local sights such as waterfalls, rainforest Skywalk or other local attractions and food.

Brisbane: Springbrook and Mt Tamborine Rainforest Day Tour

3. Brisbane: Springbrook and Mt Tamborine Rainforest Day Tour

Just 1.5 hours from Brisbane come and meander through the Springbrook National Park to discover the natural bridge waterfall created by underground volcanic activity, the safe haven for the glow worm population. It is an easy to moderate sealed walking circuit track and takes about 45 min at an easy pace, just enough to work up a sweat! 1 hour of Traveling through the beautiful countryside of the Scenic Rim you will be chauffeured to Mt Tamborine where you will have views all the way from Mt Tamborine to the Great Dividing Range. Breathtaking and different come experience the wonder of Mt Tamborine, a small village located 525 metres above sea level! We will then have a fabulous lunch at a local cafe and a brief stop for shopping on Gallery Walk. You will then take a guided tour to experience the magical world of Glow Worms by visiting The Glow Worm Cave on Tamborine Mountain, located at Cedar Creek Estate. During the tour, the knowledgeable guides will explain the lifecycle of the Glow Worm and how and why these amazing little creatures emit light. Since its opening in 2005, the glow-worms have thrived reaching over 3000 in number. Next, complete your day at the picturesque Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk attraction. Set in a magical 30 acres of privately owned rainforest beside the crystal-clear rock pools of Cedar Creek on Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia. The walk departs directly from the Eco Gallery with a comprehensive array of Australian rainforest flora and fauna displays. The last self guided walk takes approximately 45 minutes at a leisurely pace when pausing to view the many points of interest and information along the way. The entire walk totals 1.5 km and is a combination of forest floor trails, 300 meters of high-tech steel bridges through the highest points of the upper canopy, and a 40-meter cantilever bridge that soars a breathtaking 30 meters above the creek and rainforest below. Sure to delight the whole family this tour is very well-rounded and sure to tick those bucket lists.

Rainforests and Glow Worm Cave: Day Tour from Brisbane

4. Rainforests and Glow Worm Cave: Day Tour from Brisbane

On this full-day program from Brisbane you’ll explore the rainforests of Springbrook and Tamborine national parks. Admire the beautiful waterfalls set in a natural forest, take a walk surrounded by towering rainforest trees, and spot forest wildlife including the shy pademelons, brush turkeys, goanna, and water dragons. See the unique natural bridge with a waterfall plunging into the cave below. Tamborine offers a chance for a break to explore the arts and craft district Gallery Walk (free time). There is a choice of establishments where lunch can be purchased or bring your own. The afternoon includes a guided tour of the award-winning glow worm caves at Cedar Creek. Finish the day with a rainforest walk to Curtis Falls. A 50-minute drive will have you back in Brisbane late afternoon.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary: Entry & TreeTops Challenge

5. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary: Entry & TreeTops Challenge

Delight in a close encounter with Australia’s unique native wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, centrally located on the Gold Coast and just a 30-minute drive from Surfers Paradise. The Sanctuary is open from 8am to 5pm daily (except Anzac Day and Christmas Day). Located inside Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, the TreeTop Challenge will get your adrenaline pumping. Qualified supervisors are present throughout to guide adventurers and ensure their safety at all times. All you are required to bring are closed-in shoes and a daredevil attitude. Please not though, it is highly recommended to pre-book your session time by calling TreeTop Challenge once you have booked this ticket, and prior to your visit to the Sanctuary. On the day, session availability is limited and not guaranteed. Explore the 27-hectare sanctuary, home to over 1,400 Australian native animals. Meet koalas, echidnas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, emus, and dingoes. Hand-feed kangaroos, come face-to-face with Australia’s largest saltwater crocodile and see the free-flight bird show and Aboriginal performances. Learn about the sanctuary, and its animals at any of the 13 interactive keeper shows daily or ask one of the helpful volunteers positioned around the park. Plus, take in the beauty of this 5-hectare rainforest as you wind your way along elevated boardwalks, whilst discovering exotic wildlife. Uncover the secrets of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana and explore a forgotten world.

Brisbane: Hop on Hop off Bus to Tamborine Mountain

6. Brisbane: Hop on Hop off Bus to Tamborine Mountain

Explore Tamborine Mountain at your own pace. There are numerous walks and lookouts from which to enjoy Tamborine Mountain's natural beauty as well as family owned boutique wineries, distilleries and craft breweries. Gold Coast and Brisbane Shuttles will join our hop on hop off service and you will have an unlimited hop on hop off pass for the day. Gold Coast 8:30am pickup from City 4:00pm Departure for 5pm return Brisbane 8:30am Pickup from City 4:00pm Departure for 5pm return Green Line – Nature Based Tourism, Lookouts, local attractions Tamborine Mountain Skywalk Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens Gallery Walk Shopping Precinct St Bernards Hotel Jasmine Organics Robert Sowter Park – (Lookout) Rotary Lookout Visitor Information Centre Tamborine Mountain Cheese Curtis Falls Walking track Cedar Creek Falls Witches Falls Walking Trail Tamborine National Park Witches Falls Circuit Thunderbird Park Palm Grove Section Red Line – Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries (Red Line Passengers can transfer to Green Line at any time) Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery Hampton Estate Wines Castle Glen Australia Cauldron Distillery Fortitude Brewing Company Witches Falls Winery Tamborine Mountain Distillery Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation Return to Gold Coast and Brisbane Depart Mountain 4:00pm Arrive Brisbane 5:00pm Arrive Gold Coast 5pm Gold Coast and Brisbane Shuttles will join this service and you will have an unlimited hop on hop off pass for the day. Please look at your itinerary and plan which venues you would like to see and let the driver know so they can mark it off on our pickup list for the day. *This ticket is for hop on hop off shuttle transfers only and doesn’t include entry to any attractions and is for the hop on hop off service only.

Gold Coast: Winery Tour with Tastings and 2-Course Lunch

7. Gold Coast: Winery Tour with Tastings and 2-Course Lunch

Experience the endless picturesque views from the Gold Coast to the unique wine trails of Mount Tamborine. This is a unique opportunity to sample a hand-picked selection of wines produced by seasoned winemakers and award-winning boutique wineries as you wind through the valleys.  You will be picked up from your hotel and your knowledgeable guide will take you through the valley. You will make a number of stops at family-run wineries where you can try guided tastings of multiple varieties of wine. The tour also includes a stopover at the famous Tamborine Mountain Distillery, where you will be invited to sample a selection of their world famous liquors. The tour also includes a sumptuous two-course lunch in the beautiful setting of a winery. as well as, a chance to indulge your cheese cravings at one of the wineries. Afterward, if you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can also sample some of the delicious fudge at Granny Macs. 

From Brisbane: Luxury Winery Tour and Gourmet Lunch

8. From Brisbane: Luxury Winery Tour and Gourmet Lunch

Our luxury winery tour is the perfect way to explore the best wineries in the region while enjoying the highest level of comfort and service. Our tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in a luxury minibus. From there, we will take you to some of the best wineries in the region, where you can sample some of the finest wines and learn about the history and culture of the area. You will also have the opportunity to purchase some of the wines you have sampled. During the tour, you will be able to relax and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the beautiful countryside. You will also have the chance to visit some of the local attractions, such as the historic towns and villages, and take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Join a fun and truly memorable small-group wine tour of the Tamborine Mountain wine region. You’ll visit a selection of charming, boutique wineries, indulge in lunch at a winery, and hear stories and tidbits of local history, culture, and winemaking. This easy-going tour is sure to entertain as you discover and have new experiences while tasting some of the region's most celebrated wines. Your tour includes wine tastings, a 2-course lunch by an award-winning chef, optional cheese and fudge tastings, and transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. The proposed itinerary of this winery tour includes visits to Hampton Estate Winery, Witches Falls Winery, Cedar Creek Estate Winery, and Tamborine Mountain Distillery with optional stops at scenic lookouts. During your tour, you will be treated to a delicious lunch at one of the wineries, where you can enjoy the food and wine while taking in the stunning views. After lunch, you will be taken back to your hotel or accommodation in the luxury vehicle. If you are looking for a unique and luxurious experience in Queensland, then look no further than Pineapple Tours. Our luxury winery tour is the perfect way to explore the best wineries in the region while enjoying the highest level of comfort and service. Book your tour today and experience the best of Queensland!

Brisbane/Tamborine Mountain: Local Winery Tour with Lunch

9. Brisbane/Tamborine Mountain: Local Winery Tour with Lunch

Taste a hand-picked selection of wines produced by seasoned winemakers and award-winning boutique wineries on a guided tour of Tamborine Mountain. Get picked up from your hotel in the morning then admire the stunning mountain views as you are driven to your first stop: Cedar Creek Winery. Sample a variety of wines at the cellar door and learn about the winery's fascinating history. Then, climb back in the van and listen to your guide as they share their knowledge of the sights, sounds, and history of Tamborine Mountain. Next, stop at Witches Falls Winery, where you can sample a selection of locally made cheese along with your wine (cheese optional). Finally, visit Hampton Estate Winery for a decedent Gourmet Lunch and its organic vineyard for another guided tasting. As part of the tour, indulge in a two-course lunch. Sample some of the best food this region has to offer. Along the route, stop at scenic viewpoints to enjoy breathtaking landscapes and the fresh mountain air. Please note our Itinerary on Monday and Tuesday will visit St Bernards which isn't a winery as some venues are closed but all inclusions are the same and you will get an opportunity to see the dogs and enjoy spectacular views with lunch at this venue.

Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

10. Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

The Vino Bus will pick you up from one of our designated pickup locations. From there, you will be driven in comfort to Tamborine Mountain in an air-conditioned mini bus while absorbing the spectacular views of rainforest and picturesque landscapes. Visit three award-winning wineries plus Tamborine Mountain's famous distillery.  Each venue will conduct group-guided private tastings, allowing you to try between 5 - 8 varieties at each venue. A delicious two-course lunch at one of the mountain's top wineries is included in your tour, as well as all of your tasting fees. Snacks and water are also included and available on the bus.  The Vino Bus's entertaining and knowledgeable guide will ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable experience while teaching you a thing or two along the way. Relax on the drive home, or chat to the new friends you've made, and then you will be dropped back at your pick-up point.

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Chriss was a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Right from the start she gave a brief yet insightful history lesson about Surfer’s Paradise and all the local areas we went past on the way to the rainforest. The coffee and cakes provided at The Manor was a nice addition prior to starting the actual tour. Her passion for nature was put on great display as she talked us through all the different plants, animals, and insects throughout the entire rainforest walk. She truly loves her job! The glow worms by the waterfall proved to be the main attraction, shining brighter than the stars in the night sky. Unfortunately we had no luck getting them showing up in any photos we took. Overall this has been one of the most memorable and absolutely stunning tours we have ever participated in and we highly recommend it to anyone that happens to be in the area and would like to experience something truly wonderfu

We arrived a little late to the bus, just a little, however, Adam was very kind, warm, welcoming. The rainforest can be more dangerous than I imagined previously, but everyone (young and old) felt safe with Adam, he is professional, genuine & informative. The rainforest & glow worm trip is wonderful & I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Adam, really appreciate our time with you & you can hold me to that pint back in England. All the best.

The tour was great and we really enjoyed Bryce our driver. He was funny and very informative. After the cave we hit up a winery, a hike of Curtis Falls and lunch at The St Bernard Inn. An absolutely perfect way to spend a day! Would recommend to anyone. Great food. Great wine and lovely company.

Adam was a great guide and he showed professionally knowledge of the rainforest.

It was just amazing, I can hardly recommend. Chris was a great tour guide