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Spirit of Gold Coast 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Spirit of Gold Coast 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Come join this family-owned and operated business with over 20 years whale watching experience, committed to offering you the best customer service and memories to last a lifetime. With caring and knowledgeable crew who are focused on your comfort and safety as well as guaranteed whale sightings, you can travel with peace of mind. Within minutes of departure, Spirit of Gold Coast will have you up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they embark on their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. This amazing journey is a truly captivating experience, as right before your very eyes these 40-ton Humpback Whales breach, wave their pectoral fins and slap their tails. Join us for the journey of a lifetime - a memorable adventure to be shared with friends and family.

Gold Coast: Sightseeing Cruise with Buffet Lunch

Gold Coast: Sightseeing Cruise with Buffet Lunch

Discover the Gold Coast in luxury and embark on a sightseeing cruise while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch. Gaze at panoramic views on the upper deck, and watch the city skyline pass you by. Taste delicious king prawns, roast chicken, or fresh-baked ham, then enjoy a tasty cocktail. Step aboard the luxurious vessel, Spirit of Elston, and enjoy one of the best sightseeing and dining experiences on the Gold Coast. Take in views that showcase some of the city's most famous landmarks, such as the glittering waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater, Sea World, and the glamorous Palazzo Versace. Satisfy your appetite with an irresistible buffet lunch, including locally sourced king prawns, succulent roast chicken, freshly baked ham off the bone and delicious salads. Pair lunch with wine, craft beer, or treat yourself to a tasty cocktail. Head upstairs to the open-air top deck and soak in the sunshine with a drink in hand, while listening to entertaining commentary from our expert crew about the iconic Gold Coast.

Surfers Paradise: Buffet Dinner Sightseeing Cruise

Surfers Paradise: Buffet Dinner Sightseeing Cruise

Board The Spirit of Elston and become immersed in this unique and delectable dining experience. Departing from Sea World Cruises Terminal, enjoy an evening of sightseeing and dining on the sparkling Gold Coast waterways. Enjoy live entertainment as you indulge in a chef-prepared menu, made from the best local seasonal produce, perfectly paired with local craft beer, wine and tasty cocktails. Wander upstairs to our 360-degree view open-air deck and marvel at the stunning city skyline. This cruise is ideal for celebrating that special occasion or simply experiencing an unforgettable night out.

Gold Coast: Coastal City Scenic Helicopter Flight

Gold Coast: Coastal City Scenic Helicopter Flight

Join a luxury helicopter experience in the city of Gold Coast with live commentary from your pilot. Start from a state-of-the-art terminal and get onboard an air-conditioned helicopter to enjoy aerial views of the city, Broadwater, Main Beach, and Gold Coast Hinterland. Fly over the Broadwater before crossing the golden sand beaches of Main Beach. Head south along the coastline passing Surfers Paradise, home to the cities towering high-rises, including the iconic Q1 Building which stands at 1056 feet tall. As your helicopter soars towards Broadbeach, see distant stunning views of Point Danger and Burleigh Heads. Over Broadbeach, buckle up as your pilot helicopter makes a descending turn. On the journey north, enjoy views of Surfers Paradise and Porpoise Point. Then, make a turn over South Stradbroke Island. As you head back to the terminal, experience spectacular views of the city, the Broadwater, and the Sea World Theme Park from above on this 10 minute helicopter flight.

Surfers Paradise: Guided Gold Coast Amphibious Bus Tour

Surfers Paradise: Guided Gold Coast Amphibious Bus Tour

Discover the best of the Gold Coast, from both land and sea, with this guided tour by amphibious bus. Experience a sightseeing activity with a twist, as your tour vehicle transforms from a bus into a cruise boat. Set off from the heart of Surfers Paradise on a tour that journeys from roads into the Gold Coast Broadwater. Kids and adults will feel the thrill as the duck-themed vessel splashes into the water, transitioning from a bus tour into a relaxing cruise. See homes of the rich and famous in Paradise Waters, and admire super yachts in Southport Yacht Club. Keep a look out for local wildlife, and enjoy the informative commentary, before returning to Surfers Paradise.

Surfers Paradise: Gold Coast Parasailing Experience

Surfers Paradise: Gold Coast Parasailing Experience

Scale the heights of adventure with a tandem or triple parasailing adventure in Surfers Paradise. Accompanied by an instructor, hop on a parasailing boat specifically designed for the job. Feel your cares slip away as you drift softly on warm air currents and drink in the gorgeous views below. After you’ve been briefed about your flight, sit back on a boat and listen to music on the water. After the boat reaches the fly zone on the Broadwater, it's time to make your way to the platform at the back to get ready for your flight. Get fitted into your harness and clipped to a parachute by deckhands. Once the skipped gauges the perfect conditions, be released high into the sky (at a controlled rate) to begin your parasailing adventure. Once you are high enough, enjoy 360° views ranging from the Surfers Paradise skyline to South Stradbroke and WaveBreak islands and around the mountain ranges of the Gold Coast, including Springbrook and Tambourine Mountains. Down below, spot schools of fish, pelicans, and other water birds on the Broadwater. If you're lucky, you can see bottle-nosed dolphins, sea turtles, and the odd dugong. After your flight, get back on the boat. Please note there is a 10% surcharge payable on all Qld Public Holidays & all school holidays payable at time of check in

Gold Coast Airport Arrival Shared Transfer

Gold Coast Airport Arrival Shared Transfer

With over 20 years of experience in providing reliable and friendly service, this shuttle service offers guaranteed door-to-door pick up and drop off for all customers. This is a cost-effective and efficient service, as well as the staff members’ extensive knowledge of the Gold Coast’s world-famous attractions and hidden gems that make it such a unique, family friendly place to visit. Your professional driver (wearing a blue top) meets you at a designated location outside of the arrivals area in Gold Coast Airport (OOL). Receive assistance with your luggage as you go to your air-conditioned shared vehicle, which boasts ample legroom and space for luggage storage. Travel to your Gold Coast accommodation in safety and comfort with this reliable and efficient transfer service. Relax and soak up the sights during your ride. Upon booking, you will receive a travel voucher to present to the driver. You can pre-book your return transfer too.

Gold Coast: Sunset Kayaking Tour to Macintosh Island

Gold Coast: Sunset Kayaking Tour to Macintosh Island

Meet your instructor at Budds Beach in Surfers Paradise. Learn how to kayak and hop aboard to navigate the tranquil waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Enjoy an excursion for both novice and seasoned kayakers, gliding seamlessly in state-of-the-art and user-friendly sit-on-top double kayaks. Paddle the beautiful Gold Coast waterways, marvel at the sunset skyline of Surfers Paradise, and travel past some elegant homes. Make your way to Macintosh Island and get photos with the local peacocks. Finally, begin the journey back to Surfers Paradise and unwind as you take in the coastal scenery at dusk.

Main Beach: Gold Coast Jet Boating Adventure 55 minutes

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.

Gold Coast: GC Aqua Park Session in Broadwater Parklands

Gold Coast: GC Aqua Park Session in Broadwater Parklands

Experience the thrill of the region’s largest inflatable water park with an aquatic session at GC Aqua Park. Enjoy 50 minutes of unbridled joy as you tackle the inflatable obstacles, or double the fun with a 100-minute pass. To begin your experience, head to GC Aqua Park in the stunning Broadwater Parklands of the Gold Coast. Once inside, make a splash, bounce through inflatable playgrounds, and enjoy an aquatic adventure for your chosen time period. Conquer water slides and dynamic obstacles in this water-filled wonderland. With its prime beachside location open all year round, the GC Aqua Park ensures you can soak up the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying the aquatic festivities. Rest assured your family is safe with attentive lifeguards providing a secure environment. Take a break at Barrels Café and recharge with tasty snacks and refreshing drinks (at your own expense), surrounded by the relaxing ambiance of Broadwater Parklands.

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4.7
(307 reviews)

An excellent cruise. Food was of a high quality and more than ample. The guide was informative and fun.

We saw the whales! Great commentary and information, all questions answered. Crew friendly and helpful

Loved it! Very informative. Relaxing. Great food. It was a beautiful way to spend a birthday!

Food was exceptional, staff amazing. What a great way to spend a couple of hours

Fantastic. Prompt entertaining and informative without being too talkative.