“Window to the Wilderness”
Since 1994 Southern Cross have been running this popular guided 4WD tour for visitors to the Gold Coast to experience the wonders and spectacles of the Queensland hinterland on a full day’s outing.
Cost of Tour
Per Adult from 14 years old – $142.00
Children from 3 to 13 years – $88.00
Tour starts at 8am and returns between 5pm and 5.30pm
What the 4WD Window to the Wilderness tour includes
- Pickup from your Central Gold Coast Hotel by a 4WD vehicle, followed by driving through Eucalyptus filled forest areas on off-road tracks and taking in the scenic beauty of the rainforests and beyond in the World Heritage site of Lamington National Park. Your tour includes the volcanic Tamborine Mountain Plateau, home to Wallaby’s, Koala and other creatures of the wild who reside here
- While touring you have access in your 4WD of Free WiFi
- Stopping for morning tea at Mount Tamborine’s Gallery Walk, where cafes, galleries and sixty shops filled with local produce, clothing and jewellery abound. This Arts and Crafts centre is also home to a brewery and Witches Chase cheese factory. Go on a leisurely bushwalk led by local guides and also learn about the methods used by Aboriginal people in the past for gathering food in the forest.
- At the brewery many selections of local wines are available for tasting. included in your tour ticket
- After the Gallery Walk you are guided to see cascading water rushing downwards from a rainforest waterfall
- A barbecue lunch is held at Spring Gully, a spectacular 400 acre estate set in the Sarabah Valley of chicken, beefsteaks, fish, vegetarian, and salads and fruit. The lunch is inclusive of beer or wine and soft drinks
- Rock pools close by are suitable for having a dip to cool down
- After lunch the tour proceeds to O’Reilly’s plateau where we have an opportunity to feed the exotic birds found in Lamington Park, such as Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots. Payment for bird food is included in your tour ticket
- The tour includes a guided Tree Top walk fifteen metres above the ground for observing forest life from high up. As you stroll along a canopy of suspension bridges visitors observe trees covered with entwined vines and a myriad of bird life, scenes of mountains and valleys of the great Dividing Range
Travelling back homewards kangaroos and Wallabies are often seen as they come out to feed on the green lush grass when the day cools down.