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Moreton Island Shipwreck, Sand Dune & Kayak 1-Day Adventure

1. Moreton Island Shipwreck, Sand Dune & Kayak 1-Day Adventure

Cruise across Moreton Bay by ferry on this full-day Moreton Island trip. Join a guided snorkeling experience. Enjoy a fully-guided tour around to shipwrecks and spot turtles, fish, and many other marine animals. After a sandwich lunch, paddle a transparent kayak to take in the hidden underwater wonders of the Tangalooma Wrecks. Later, explore the area known as The Desert in a rugged 4X4, and then experience the exhilaration of sand tobogganing at speeds of over 40 miles per hour.

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Gold Coast: Aquaduck City Tour and River Cruise

2. Gold Coast: Aquaduck City Tour and River Cruise

The 1 hour tour 'Aquaduck' combines a city tour and river cruise. Departing from the heart of Surfers Paradise, tours aboard the amphibious ‘Aquaduck’ offers an informative city-tour with a unique and exciting river-cruise. Travelling past the glitzy waterfront mansions of the rich and famous and taking in the spectacular views of the Gold Coast waterways and its famous landmarks. Experience the Gold Coast as you have never before. Cruise along the glorious Gold Coast beaches, then up to the magnificent Palazzo Versace and Marina Mirage. That's where the Aquaduck gets to show it’s true colours with a bit of 'duck diving' into the spectacular Broadwater. Experience the thrill of the big splash and take in the sights of the beautiful waterways and of course the fabulous millionaires row. Kids get the unique experience to Captain the Aquaduck while cruising the waterways and will receive their free Official Aquaduck Licence Certificate.

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Gold Coast: 55-Minute Extreme Jet Boat Ride

3. Gold Coast: 55-Minute Extreme Jet Boat Ride

If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, excitement and incredible view then look no further than this exhilarating jet boat ride departing from the heart of Surfers Paradise. The 55-minute ride is great value for money and offers a novel way to check out the stunning Gold Coast from the beautiful local waterways. Don't just go to the same old tourist attractions, enjoy an exhilarating and unique experience instead. The luxurious 5-star jet boats are equipped with padded seats to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your trip. Sit back and enjoy the thrill of Jet Boat Extreme's 650-horsepower twin jet-power turbo engines, which will take you to up to 80 kilometers per hour on the water.  All this with low-level engine noise and well-known safety features of diesel turbo engines. The experienced, hand-selected jet boat drivers ensure both fun and safety on this extreme playground.

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Surfers Paradise: Guided Gold Coast Amphibious Bus Tour

4. 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.

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Paradise Jet Boating 55-Minute Broadwater Adventure

5. Paradise Jet Boating 55-Minute Broadwater Adventure

Paradise Jet Boating’s Broadwater Adventure rides are well known for their unique mix of thrills and adventure, stunning scenery, and sightseeing. Experience 360-degree spins, high-speed drifting, and other exciting maneuvers while exploring the waterways of the Gold Coast. The Broadwater Adventure rides are 55 minutes of authentic jet boating action through 35 kilometers of Gold Coast waterways. This is the only jet boat ride that takes you around Sovereign Island. 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. You’ll 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. The tours are suitable for everyone 4 years of age and older. Rides depart on the hour, every hour, between 09:00 and 16:00. Services operate from the Adventure Terminal marina, where you’ll find secure storage, undercover/comfortable waiting areas, full-length rainwear, tea and coffee facilities, in-house photography, and free parking all available. Choose Paradise Jet Boating's Broadwater Adventure early-morning option for a discounted ride!

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Surfers Paradise: Gold Coast Afternoon River Cruise

6. Surfers Paradise: Gold Coast Afternoon River Cruise

Experience the stunning resort town of Surfers Paradise from a fresh perspective on a relaxing afternoon cruise. Climb aboard to sail along the scenic waterways, canals and broadwater of the beautiful Gold Coast. Marvel at the million dollar homes of the rich and famous and be amazed by the luxury yachts. Sail past the gleaming white boats at Marina Mirage and admire the elegant exterior of the Palazzo Versace Hotel. Look for dolphins and sea eagles at the Sea World wildlife theme park on Main Beach. Avail of the fully licensed bar and buy yourself a beer or glass of wine or champagne at very reasonable rates. Laze on the sundeck and take spectacular photos, or relax in the covered indoor seating area.

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Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild 14-Day Pass

7. Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild 14-Day Pass

Get unlimited entry to 4 of Australia's premier theme parks on the Gold Coast with a 14-day entry pass to Sea World, Warner Brothers Movie World, Wet'n'Wild and Paradise Country. Ride the rollercoasters and thrill rides inspired by iconic characters such as Batman, Superman and Scooby-Doo at Warner Brothers Movie World. Fall in love with marine life, including dolphins and penguins at Sea World. Get your thrills on the slippery slides of the Wet'n'Wild water park. Meet the adorable cows, horses, sheep, chickens, ducks and pigs of Paradise Country. Visit the parks as often as you like during a 14-day period.

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Tamborine Mountain: High Ropes Course

8. Tamborine Mountain: High Ropes Course

Want to get out of your comfort zone? Try challenging yourself at Australia’s largest treetop adventure park. Climb over shaking wooden bridges, swing into nets, slide through tunnels and jump on sky-high flying foxes. The obstacles are spread across 6 circuits, ranging from easy to extreme. You can work through each of them at your own pace – there are no group tours here so you’re up there on your own. Leap, grab, and pull through the Green level as you build confidence, working your way up to the Black course. The local partner operates with the highest grade safety equipment, using a state-of-the-art smart belay system. With this incredible high ropes course you’ll experience stunning rainforest, epic speeds, and massive heights, without any worry.

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Gold Coast: Natural Bridge & Springbrook Waterfalls Tour

9. Gold Coast: Natural Bridge & Springbrook Waterfalls Tour

The Goondawanna Rainforests have so much to offer and only a short drive from the Gold Coast beaches. This small group tour offers a truly personalized experience with no more than 16 people per tour and door- to-door service from your central Gold Coast hotel. Visit the stunning Natural Arch waterfall with a fully-guided walk from an expert local guide.  Learn about the unique flora and fauna of the rain forest as you make your way.  From inside the cave see the water cascading through the roof of the basalt cave formed over millions of years.  Continuing the tour, "Best of All Lookout" offers a view of northern New South Wales and Mount Warning.  The walk to this magnificent lookout takes you through one of the few remaining pockets of the ancient Antarctic Beech forest. Then head off to the nearby viewing platform to see the enchanting Purling Brook Falls.  During the journey, tour commentary on the area and wildlife is provided along with great scenery of the Numinbah Valley. Take in the views of Twin Falls and Rainbow Falls from Canyon Lookout on the way home. On the return journey to the Gold Coast, sightings of kangaroos and the pretty faced wallabies is common, as they emerge from their bush retreats to feed on the lush grass in the cooler part of the day.

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Broadwater Adventure + Helicopter Tour Combo

10. Broadwater Adventure + Helicopter Tour Combo

Experience Paradise Jet Boating's Broadwater Adventure ride early in the morning and receive a discounted price! Paradise Jet Boating’s Broadwater Adventure rides are famous for their unique combination of thrills & adventure mixed with stunning scenery & sightseeing. Experience 360° spins, high speed drifting and other exciting manoeuvres.... while exploring the beautiful Gold Coast waterways.  Paradise Jet Boating are ECO Tourism Australia accredited for the Broadwater Adventure ride and are Australia’s first jetboat company to achieve this status. In addition to this, they T-QUAL Tick endorsed – this recognises the high quality of experience and level of customer service. The Broadwater Adventure jetboat rides are 55 minutes of authentic jetboating action through 35km of beautiful waterways. Being the only jetboat operator that departs directly into the Broadwater, the slow zones that the other operators travel through are missed – this then allows Paradise Jet Boating to travel further into the Broadwater, being the only jetboat to travel around Sovereign Island. With approved access to the exclusive National Marine Park, allows the opportunity to spot Dolphins, Wallabies and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Then experience amazing sightseeing past Sovereign Island’s spectacular multi-million dollar mansions. Ride in the most advanced jet boats in Australia and enjoy the highest level in safety, performance and passenger comfort aboard our first class, purpose-built boats. Reaching 80km/hr these jetboats are FAST, manoeuvrable and agile, allowing exciting spins, fish tails and of course their famous adrenalin pumping 360° spins! Safety is number one priority on our tours. Their highly trained, professional skippers have your safety as their priority and all passengers wear lifejackets on our tours. These jetboat tours are suitable for passengers from four years of age and rides depart on the hour every hour between 9am to 4pm. Operating from the marina ‘Adventure Terminal’, you are provides secure storage, undercover/comfortable waiting areas, full-length rainwear, tea & coffee facilities, in-house photography and free parking. The friendly team will ensure you have a memorable experience from start to finish! Afterwards, get onboard and go for a majestic helicopter ride of 5 minutes above the area. See the Gold Coast from above, an experience you will never forget!

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What people are saying about Surfers Paradise

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 923 reviews

Amazing moment with the Team, which is helpful, funnyand experienced. We've spent a wonderful journey on Moreton Island snorkeling, kayaking and sansboarding. By the way if you're doing sandboarding wear socks or shoes cause the sand is really hot on sunny days Thank you very much Sunset safari

Great to experience such a beautiful part of the world! The day tour was an ample adventure, entailing sandbording, kayaking and snorkelling. The guides were informative, friendly and fun, and everyone on the tour happy and friendly. Highly rate this little adventure!

Fast pickup, and drop off, friendly drivers always able to answer any questions!

Friendly guides, fun day, snorkeling was amazing ... so many fish.

Its so good , boat was super fast. Highly recommended.