The largest day tour and charter operator in southeast Queensland, Australian Day Tours run daily tours showcasing the highlights of this world famous tourist region from the pristine beaches and glorious hinterland to city sights, amazing events, the international tourism magnets of Byron Bay in nearby northern NSW and Australia Zoo north on the Sunshine Coast. They take you to exciting theme parks, sparkling beaches, lush rainforest, man-made wonders, glow worms, river cruises, taste fresh seafood, hand feed dolphins and cuddle native animals.
Australian Day Tours do their best to serve up Queensland’s best!
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Take in the spectacular panoramic views of the Gold Coast from Tamborine Mountain then travel onward to O’Reilly’s for the Treetop Canopy Walk to discover historic logging tracks and hear the epic adventures of early settlers and heroic rescue stories of the Stinson plane crash. There is ample time to sample to Queensland made wines and fresh local produce.
Canungra Valley Vineyards:
Established in 1998 these picturesque vineyards and traditional Australian homestead make a multi award-winning family friendly day out.
This famous street nestled on the mountain top offers a beautiful change of pace from the coast with wineries, a brewery and distillery, an amazing array of award winning eateries and craft boutiques. Taste locally grown avocados, cheeses, seasonal fruits and nuts.
Tree Top Walk:
The first of its kind in Australia, walk above the rainforest canopy over nine suspension bridges more than 15 metres above the ground to see flowering and fruiting rainforest trees and plants.
From $107 to $125
Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is nestled on over 100 acres of natural Australian bushland, and is home to 1,200 native and exotic animals. This year they offer a full day at Australia Zoo or the option to spend half day at the zoo and a half day at the Ginger Factory with lunch, shopping , food/steam train/bee/honey factory educational experience.
Check out giraffes, rhinos, cheetah and zebras on the African Savannah, plus Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. And be sure to visit the newly opened Bindi’s Island, where guests can get up close with ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabran Tortoises and colourful macaws!
Grab a good seat for the midday Wildlife Warriors show, where you can catch all the slithering, swooping, jaw-snapping action of the snakes, birds and crocs live in the Crocoseum.
You can also learn heaps about these amazing animals by booking in for one of the animal encounters or checking out the other daily shows on offer. And don’t forget to say hello to all the roving wildlife around the zoo too!Non Smoking
From $88 to $123
Stand on the eastern most edge of the Australian continent at lifestyle capital and international tourism magnet, Byron Bay. See cliff top Cape Byron Lighthouse, trendy shops, eateries and the sapphire blue Pacific Ocean. If you are lucky, spot turtles, dolphins and whales. Enjoy lunch at the magical and mystical Crystal Castle with it’s amazing array of gemstones, crystal jewellery, divine organic cafe, giant Buddha and unique gift shopping. Take home some rare gemstones.
Byron Bay Lighthouse:
Set high on a bald rocky cliff, this powerful lighthouse has a two metre, eight tonne lens and marks the Australian continent’s eastern most point. This state conservation park offers scenic walking tracks and wildlife watching.
Byron Bay Township:
A trendy and unique coastal town in the Byron Shire, the famous village-style main street, Johnson Street, attracts international tourists on every budget to enjoy shopping, delicious food, locally manufactured retail and art works and one of the world’s coolest pubs!
Enrich the spirit at this tranquil and magical sanctuary. See the world’s largest and most beautiful natural crystals and stroll rainforest paths and gardens with sacred statues and the World Peace Stupa, blessed by the Dalai Lama and the Lotus Cafe.
Gasp at the beauty of glow worms at one of the world’s most significant natural sites, Springbrook National Park. Like stars in the night sky these tiny larvae light up the dark, moist cave and create a spectacular sight. An adventurous and memorable night!Non Smoking
From $89 to $116
Cruise the Gold Coast Broadwater and visit the sand island named Wavebreak Island. Crab Trip Activities: Crab catching demonstration, pumping yabbies and fishing on island. Enjoy Australian life and fun while looking for soldier crabs and picking up shells on the island.Non Smoking