Lorikeets, dolphins, tigers, pandas, penguins and koalas that cuddle, the Gold Coast's list of animal encounters in the areas sanctuaries and theme parks is long as your arm. Also be on the lookout for local flora and fauna that can be found in the wild of the National Parks.
Here are some great ideas for Nature and Wildlife matching your search criteria. Change the options in the box to the right to refine your search.
Adventure Parc is located inside the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast. Designed for family fun and fitness, it's challenging for all ages and will appeal to the daredevil in everyone.
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Welcome to An Island Hideaway, the Gold Coast's best kept secret. Their four-acre private paradise hidden away in the beautiful National Park bushland of South Stradbroke Island is the perfect location for your next Gold Coast Wedding, Event or Day Trip.
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Apple Tree Park at the top of the Springbrook range is the access point for many of the amazing walks in the Springbook area.
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Experience the amazing and ultimate safari filled with fun, excitement and adventure exploring the magnificent Gold Coast waterways and famous land marks all on the 'World's First' amphibious Aquaduck, where the kids get to drive the duck and obtain their Captain Aquaduck License!
This unique one hour tour involves ducking along the beachfront Esplanade, Narrowneck surfing beach to the Spit, viewing, Palazzo Versace, the Sheraton hotel, Sea World and Resort before driving straight into the magnificent Broadwater to discover all the action - Marina Mirage, Australia Fair, Mariners Cove, The Yacht club, then under the bridge to observe the spectacular millionaire homes, canals and more.
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From AU$99 - 1485
Travel from Brisbane with wildlife experts for a day or several days, quickly learning what is so different about Australia and what is special about our very scenic part of it, in fauna, flora and geology.
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From AU$6195 - 6995
APT (Australian Pacific Touring) offer unforgettable Queensland holidays. Their exciting variety of small group Four Wheel driving through Cape York, Outback Queensland and the coast showcase the wonders of Queensland.
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From AU$339 - 1608
Picture yourself travelling in a four-wheel drive bus along Fraser Island's beaches or rainforest tracks, swimming in a crystal clear lake with a white sandy bottom, watching dolphins frolicking in the waves along the beach, and freshwater creeks flowing from sand dunes; or stepping off a beautiful coral cay island into turquoise water, snorkelling through mazes of brightly coloured coral, or fishing on the reef, and picturing big sea turtles swimming slowly by as you laze in the beautiful warm water of a coral lagoon.
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From AU$2295 - 2795
Auswalk is the pioneer of walking holidays in Australia. On their tours you will walk through national parks, progressing from one accommodation to the next.
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From AU$189 - 299
Balloon Aloft is the only company flying over the Gold Coast and scenic hinterland. Join the excitement of hot air ballooning with Balloon Aloft Gold Coast.
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The Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world.
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