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From Brisbane or Gold Coast: Moreton Island Full-Day Trip

1. From Brisbane or Gold Coast: Moreton Island Full-Day Trip

Enjoy a day on Moreton Island on this Fully Guided day trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Enjoy a 75-minute cruise, then take part in fun outdoor activities like snorkeling, kayaking and sand tobogganing. Enjoy lunch during break time. Be picked up from a centrally-located meeting point in Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Board a spacious cruise with an outdoor area and a covered seating area. Enjoy ocean views as you cruise across Moreton Bay. Discover a vibrant underwater world as you follow your guide on a snorkeling and kayaking tour around shipwrecks. Have the chance to spot turtles, fish, and rays. View the underwater wonders of the Tangalooma Wrecks as you paddle over crystal-clear water. Stop to savor lunch on the beach. Explore the area on the island that is known as "The Desert." Experience 4X4 driving by our expert tour guide, and enjoy the exhilaration of sand tobogganing at speeds of over 40 miles per hour. Admire the Gheebulum Coonungai National Park that covers most of Moreton Island.

Moreton Island: Dolphin and Tangalooma Wrecks Day Cruise

2. Moreton Island: Dolphin and Tangalooma Wrecks Day Cruise

Discover Moreton Bay Marine Park and learn about marine life from an onboard marine naturalist on this cruise. Go on a guided snorkeling tour of the Tangalooma wrecks and keep an eye our for the dolphins, dugongs and sea turtles that call this glamour area home. Choose from a tour where you meet the boat at the Rivergate Marina or with pickup from the Gold Coast or Brisbane. Throw your swimwear into a bag and set sail to uncover miles of unspoiled white sand beaches. Departing daily from Brisbane, cruise in luxury to Moreton Bay Marine Park aboard the modern, air-conditioned catamaran Spirit of Migaloo II. Here enjoy the freedom to do as much or as little as you please with all activities included and no local fees. Dive in and snorkel the fifteen shipwrecks that have been deliberately sunk just off the coastline with an abundance of spectacular coral formations and colorful marine life that needs to be seen to be believed. No experience is required and all equipment and water safety items are provided. Afterwards, join our naturalist guides in a fish-feeding session with the 200 species that frequent the area. Satisfy your appetite with a gourmet tropical buffet featuring ocean king prawns, and quench your thirst with a glass of local wine, craft beer or frozen cocktail. Take the time to relax, and enjoy free island time on the pristine white-sand beach. Paddleboard on sheltered crystal-clear waters, join a game with complimentary beach sporting equipment, or simply kick back and soak in the serenity. Watch out for some of Queensland’s best marine wildlife in this area which is home to one of the largest populations of bottlenose dolphins in Australia. Feel the joy of seeing them jump and play in turquoise waters. Search for six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles and herds of shy and gentle dugongs in one of the world’s remaining strongholds for this species. Get help from the onboard marine naturalists who have been working with these incredible animals for over a decade and have the experience to give you the closest wildlife encounters possible.

Gold Coast Sunset River Cruise

3. Gold Coast Sunset River Cruise

Travel on a sunset river cruise, passing some of Gold Coast's most luxurious residences.  Enjoy a glass of champagne or beer from the fully licensed bar and get your camera ready to capture the breathtaking sunset over the beautiful Gold Coast skyline – the best way to finish a day on the Gold Coast. Cruise past the Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace and Sea World. Have the chance to witness Australian wildlife including dolphins, sea eagles and much more.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket

4. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket

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. Explore the 27-hectare sanctuary, home to over 1,400 Australian native wildlife. 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. Discover the outdoor playground, ride on the sanctuary’s miniature train, or enjoy a picnic. Visit the onsite Wildlife Hospital and see the vets in action. Join in the feeding of the colorful wild lorikeets at 8.00 am or 4.00 pm for a gold coin donation. Enjoy the spectacle of dozens of rainbow-colored birds landing on your head and arms!  Lost Valley 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.

Gold Coast Morning Tea Cruise from Surfers Paradise

5. Gold Coast Morning Tea Cruise from Surfers Paradise

Enjoy a morning tea cruise that departs from the heart of Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast. The 90-minute ride is available daily and is the perfect way to spend a leisurely morning. Sit back and relax as you cruise along the Gold Coast waterways, canals, and Broadwater. You'll pass by luxury homes and yachts, and have a chance to see how the rich and famous live as you listen to some fun and informative commentary. This is sure to be a highlight of your day on the Gold Coast. What better way to spend a morning than cruising the beautiful Gold Coast canals and Broadwater!

Gold Coast: Dreamworld 1-Day Entry Ticket

6. Gold Coast: Dreamworld 1-Day Entry Ticket

Dreamworld is an iconic Australian theme park, helping guests make memories for over 40 years on the Gold Coast. With kids, family and thrill rides including the all-new Steel Taipan triple launch coaster, entertainment, and wildlife all in one place, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Dreamworld! Thrill seekers can feel the rush on a range of rides, including the free-fall experience of the Giant Drop, the swinging sensation of The Claw, the brand new and Southern Hemisphere’s first triple launch of the Steel Taipan rollercoaster, plus so many more. With a ride for every thrill level, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Dreamworld! Families and little ones can make fun new memories on rides, too, with the unique indoor flying cinema experience of Sky Voyager, a range of family and kids rides in Kenny & Belinda’s Dreamland, and some relaxed family fun at ABC KIDS World. Entertainment is never-ending at Dreamworld! Meet the park mascots, Kenny and Belinda the koalas, or your favourite characters like the Bananas in Pyjamas, Dorothy the Dinosaur and so many more. Plus, enjoy daily shows and presentations as well as added seasonal entertainment. For those who like to live on the wild side, visit Tiger Island for the only place to see tigers on the Gold Coast! Watch the incredible daily presentation to see their natural behaviours demonstrated and learn about Dreamworld’s tiger conservation plight, or simply watch them enjoy the unique and beautiful space that is Dreamworld’s Tiger Island. Visit the Native Wildlife precinct to meet Australian native animals, like kangaroos, koalas, dingos, crocodiles and so many more. Dreamworld’s website is the best way to stay up to date with brand new activations, events, and activities for everyone to enjoy! Visit today to start making new memories. Dreamworld has a no outside food and beverage policy.

From Surfers Paradise: Gold Coast Half-Day Whale Watching

7. From Surfers Paradise: Gold Coast Half-Day Whale Watching

With the most up-close-and-personal viewing decks on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, and friendly and professional staff, this tour guarantees you an incredible day of whale watching. The humpback whale is playful and curious, and a tour with Whales in Paradise will give you a truly intimate encounter with these gentle giants of the ocean. Whales in Paradise was the Gold Coast’s first whale watching tour operator, and they pride themselves on being pioneers in the local industry. They keep tour groups to an optimal size, ensuring that all passengers enjoy optimal visibility and proximity to whales, dolphins and the many other kinds of marine life.

Gold Coast: Tandem Skydiving Experience

8. Gold Coast: Tandem Skydiving Experience

The Gold Coast's number 1 Beach Skydive! Skydiving is known, for very good reason, as life's ultimate thrill. It's the big daddy, the adventure and rush by which all others are measured. Amazingly, the buzz of free fall is an easy and safe experience, especially during a tandem skydiving adventure. On the ground you'll be suited up in skydiving gear and your professional skydiving instructors will run through a few "dirt dives" – practice skydiving exits. You'll also be taught the skydiving basics of canopy control and safe landing procedures. Once you're confident with this skydiving knowledge you'll enjoy a 20-minute flight to an altitude of approximately 12,000 feet where, after a final check, it's time to hop out and take the quick way down – straight onto the beach! The beauty of tandem skydiving is that it requires none of the usual intensive skydiving training, but offers 100 per cent of the mind-blowing, 200km/hr open-air thrill. The feeling is often described as floating on a cushion of air as you hurtle 7,500 feet through the sky in 45 seconds. The skydiving parachute is deployed at around 4,500 feet, offering an intensely serene experience and one of the world's greatest views – perfect for reflecting on the high-adrenalin skydiving adventure you've just enjoyed. During the five-minute glide to earth you'll be taught to control your direction and descent speed and, once you touch down, you'll be on a high for weeks – guaranteed.

Gold Coast: Australian Sunrise 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight

9. Gold Coast: Australian Sunrise 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight

Experience the thrill and excitement of a hot air balloon flight on an early morning tour, floating above the coastal scenery of Australia’s Gold Coast. Float like a cloud, as you watch the sunrise climbing over the horizon. See reflections off the myriad canals and waterways, and view the surrounding forested mountains of the hinterland. During your flight you will feel no wind, because you have become the wind! This is the unique sensation of hot air ballooning. You will be transported on an aerial nature tour, via the world's oldest and most romantic form of flight. The pilot will navigate you above the coast, before gliding back to ground. Then, you will be presented with your personal flight certificate as a memento of your hot air balloon flight.

Main Beach: Gold Coast Jet Boating Adventure 55 minutes

10. Main Beach: Gold Coast Jet Boating Adventure 55 minutes

Experience 360-degree spins, high-speed drifting, and other exciting maneuvers while exploring the waterways of the Gold Coast. With approved access to the exclusive National Marine Park, the service provides the opportunity to spot dolphins, wallabies, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Then you’ll experience more amazing sights as you pass Sovereign Island’s spectacular, multi-million dollar mansions. Enjoy the highest levels of safety, performance, and passenger comfort aboard first-class, purpose-built jet boats. The highly trained, professional skippers have your safety as their priority and all passengers wear life jackets on the tours. Services operate from the Adventure Terminal marina, where you’ll find secure storage, undercover/comfortable waiting areas, full-length rain wear, tea and coffee facilities, in-house photography, and free parking all available.

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What people are saying about Paradise Point

Overall rating

4.0
(2 reviews)

Me and my friend had an amazing day! The guides were all upbeat and friendly and everything was well organised. The highlight was the snorkelling amongst the shipwreck. There were hundreds of fish in such an amazing setting, and the guides catered to all abilities. The sand dunes were also a really fun experience!

what fantastic experience from start to finish had the best day all the guts helped so much make it a memorable experience and u woukd recommend the trip to everyone the day went so well with all the guidance and they all just went above & beyond thankyou so much won't ever forget this day had a fantastic day.

Enjoyable river cruise, the skipper and his colleague were helpful and informative. Our party of 5 had a great time, I even got to steer the boat for a few minutes.

Such a great day! We packed in a lot but it didn't feel too busy or rushed. Ivan was a great guide and sandboarding was so fun. Would totally recommend!

Absolutely loved the day out. Fish were amazing when snorkeling & sliding down the sand dunes real adrenalin rush.