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Window to the Wilderness

Southern Cross 4WD Tours: Window to the Wilderness - Full Day Tour

Travel beyond the beachest to Nature’s Paradise, the World Heritage Listed Rainforest of Lamington National Park and Tamborine Mountain. Sweeping views, cascading waterfalls and some awesome four wheel driving make this an exciting and unforgettable day. 

The trek into the Hinterland region follows the original pioneer’s track to the volcanic plateau of Tamborine Mountain. This area of secluded eucalyptus forests provides a private sanctuary for koala, wallabies and other varied wildlife.

A break for morning tea and chance to check out Gallery Walk on the Mountain.

Guides, who are renowned for their local knowledge and expertise, will escort you on a leisurely bush walk. Discover lush subtropical rainforests with cascading waterfalls, learn about the forests unique characteristics, how the Aboriginal people gathered food from the forest floor and the animals and birds that call the area home.

Tucked away in the Aussie bush beside a crystal clear creek is our unique lunch venue “Spring Gully”.  With all the appeal of ‘The Outback” the property provides the ideal venue for a delicious BBQ lunch with all the trimmings.  Mouth-watering beefsteaks, chicken, fish or vegetarian accompanied by crisp salads and fresh fruit.

On a hot summer’s day, nearby cool waters and rock pools provide the opportunity for a refreshing swim so it is recommended that guests bring their swimsuits.

Following lunch, the tour continues on into the mountainous regions of Lamington National Park (Australia’s largest preserved natural stand of subtropical rainforest).  At O’Reilly’s Plateau, some 3,000 feet above see level, colourful native birds flock around and can hand fed.  The Treetop Boardwalk through the rainforest canopy offers a bird’s eye view of this enchanting area, especially for those who climb the observation tower, while a browse through Gran O’Reilly’s Gift Shop will reveal unique souvenirs of your visit to this special place.

The magnificent view of mountains and valleys to the west providing some great photo opportunities. On the return journey to the Gold Coast, sightings of kangaroos and wallabies is common as they emerge form their bush retreats.

Whats included:

  • Morning tea
  • BBQ Lunch

Tour Highlights:

  • O’Reilly's rainforest canopy boardwalk, hand feed colourful birds
  • Guided rainforest walks, waterfall
  • Cool mountain stream (bring your swimsuit)
  • BBQ Lunch, learn to throw a boomerang
  • Secluded forest trails, kangaroos, koalas

What to Wear/Bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • Swimsuit & towel (if you want to swim)
  • Raincoat, jumper


1 day

    • Morning Tea
    • BBQ lunch
  • Day 1 : Gold Coast Full Day Rainforest Tour
    Full Day 4WD Tour to Mt Tamborine, Canungra, Lamington National Park and O’Reilly’s. Get to places only a 4wd can take you. Canopy treetop walk, wild bird feeding, morning tea, BBQ lunch, boomerang lessons, rainforest walks and more.
    Meals :Lunch

  • Departs: 7:30am - 8:00am (Pickup from accommodation)

    Returns: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

  • No additional payments required on the tour.

    Guest may like to bring spending money to purchase souveniers or a bottle of wine to take home following the wine tasting.



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Organised by Southern Cross 4WD Tours

Activity ID: W-2796

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