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  •  Day Trips
  •  Gold Coast, Mt Tambourine
  •  Gold Coast Tamborine and Lamington National Parks Rainforest and Wildlife Full Day Tour - Window to the Wilderness

Gold Coast Tamborine and Lamington National Parks Rainforest and Wildlife Full Day Tour - Window to the Wilderness

  • Gold Coast, Mt Tambourine
  • English
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Transport from/to selected Gold Coast hotels
  • 2. 4WD tour
  • 3. Fully guided rainforest and waterfall walks
  • 4. Guided Treetop Walk
  • 5. Wild bird feeding. Bird food included
  • 6. Morning tea
  • 7. BBQ lunch
  • 8. National Park entry fees
  • 9. Boomerang throwing lesson
From AUD

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Transport from/to selected Gold Coast hotels
  • 2. 4WD tour
  • 3. Fully guided rainforest and waterfall walks
  • 4. Guided Treetop Walk
  • 5. Wild bird feeding. Bird food included
  • 6. Morning tea
  • 7. BBQ lunch
  • 8. National Park entry fees
  • 9. Boomerang throwing lesson

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Gold Coast, Mt Tambourine
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on
- Good Friday (19 April)
- Anzac Day (25 April)
- Christmas Day (25 December)
- Boxing Day (26 December)
- New Year’s Day (1 January)
- Australia Day (26 January)
● Departure Time^: Approximately 08:00
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time
● Arrives Gold Coast at approximately 17:00
How to get there Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Guide Service
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, pick up location and time, and departure time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Swimmers and towels
● Insect repellent
● Camera (waterproof if swimming)
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info ● Minimum 2 adults for departure. Tour may be cancelled if minimum number does not meet.

● Tour may be altered or cancelled partially or fully which may result from road closures, weather or any other condition of an operational nature.

● Gluten free and vegan lunch options can be catered for with advance notice.

● The rainforest walks require a low to moderate degree of fitness and follow clearly marked paths and boardwalks.

● All our vehicles carry umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits. Your guides have all relevant permits, training and authorisation to ensure a safe, comfortable journey.

● This is an all age tour. Should you require a booster seat for younger family members, it can provided at no extra charge – just let us know in advance.

2 Overview

Exploring the very best the Gold Coast hinterland has to offer, the full day Window to the Wilderness tour is our most popular and longest running rainforest tour.

Including ancient Gondwana rainforests, panoramic views, pristine waterfalls, unique wildlife encounters, full commentary from an experienced guide, central Gold Coast hotel pick-up and drop-off and with freshly baked morning tea and a generous BBQ lunch thrown in to boot, your itinerary is loaded with memorable experiences at every turn.

This tour truly has something for everyone – whether you’re a Gold Coast or Brisbane local or visiting from interstate or overseas, your Window to the Wilderness tour is sure to surprise and delight. So leave the hotels, theme parks and beaches behind and allow us to showcase our spectacular mountains, rainforests and hidden hinterland gems for the day!

Gold Coast Tamborine and Lamington National Parks Rainforest and Wildlife Full Day Tour - Window to the Wilderness

Following a morning pickup from your central Gold Coast hotel, the tour will leave the Surfers Paradise skyline and ventures towards the Gold Coast Hinterland and Tamborine Mountain. But rather than follow the conventional roads, the tour takes the more adventurous route - a private mountainside trail comfortably traversed in the luxury Mercedes 4WD vehicle. The tour will stop for a panoramic photo opportunity overlooking the coast and continue upwards, ready to explore Tamborine Mountain.

First on a leisurely, fully-guided rainforest bushwalk through Tamborine National Park. The guide will explain the subtropical surrounds, pointing out significant trees, wildlife and historical features as descend towards picturesque Curtis Falls. Freshly baked morning tea of delicious scones with jam and cream with tea and coffee awaits your return, and then it's off to Gallery Walk, the hub of Tamborine Mountain's arts and crafts community, for some free time.

It's then time to descend into the beautiful Sarabah Valley to the private lunch venue, Spring Gully. Tucked away amidst 400 acres of farmland and with all the appeal of the Aussie outback, guests will be treated to a BBQ lunch of beef, chicken, fish or a vegetarian option with crisp salad and fresh fruit. Cool off with a refreshing dip in a crystal clear, spring fed waterhole (yes, bringing swimmers is recommended!) and try a hand at Boomerang throwing.

But it is not finished yet. One of Australia's most scenic and unforgettable drives lies ahead as climb from the valley floor to the summit of World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, part of the largest continuous, preserved stand of subtropical rainforest anywhere on earth. Traverse the iconic Treetop Walk, Australia's first canopy-level boardwalk, climb the observation tower some 25m above the forest floor for remarkable bird's-eye views, and even feed the colourful wild parrots at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat (bird seed is included).

Farewelling this enchanting area, soak in 300-degree views from the Gold Coast north to Brisbane, and westward towards the Great Divide at Kamarun Lookout, before descending through eucalypt-filled valleys back to the coast.

The guide will provide commentary throughout the adventure, covering topics such as Gondwana, the region's geological, indigenous and early pioneer history, and exactly what makes this World Heritage-listed area so special on a global scale. Wildlife-spotting opportunities abound all day, and native birds, reptiles, kangaroos and wallabies are frequently seen.

All this in the Gold Coast's most comprehensive hinterland day tour, and with no more than 16 people per tour traveling in luxury Mercedes 4WD vehicles, it is assured a personalised, memorable experience.

This tour is perfect if looking for a comprehensive, full-day Australian wildlife and rainforest adventure. This Window to the Wilderness tour strikes a perfect balance, taking in multiple iconic destinations and experiences and spending long enough in every location without racing against the clock.


Sample Itinerary*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. Itineraries may operate in reverse order, in a different sequence, be swapped around, or in rare circumstances be replaced by other best suited items to suit tides, times & conditions.   

Time Itinerary


Guests will be collected from hotel in luxurious 4WD Mercedes. Detailed pick up time will be given on booking.



Depart the Gold Coast and go off road up the mountain through untouched Eucalyptus forest. Look out for koalas!



Enjoy some morning tea of scones and hot drinks then explore a subtropical rainforest on your guided bush walk to Curtis Falls.



Wander Tamborine's famous arts and crafts strip, Gallery Walk, enjoy shopping and wine tasting.



Head off to the private lunch venue and enjoy a classic aussie barbeque lunch and drink. If you fancy, have a dip in the fresh water stream and try your skills at boomerang throwing or just relax and enjoy the bliss of the private property.



Treetop canopy walk, views of Lamington National park. Hand feed wild King Parrots!



Start the drive back with sweeping views of the Coast and surrounding mountain ranges.



Free drop off at hotel.


3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If no show, no refund.


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