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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the Gold Coast’s leading native wildlife, adventure and coastal rainforest experience.
The Sanctuary is an Advanced Eco-Tourism Certified and Queensland heritage listed property where you can get closer to hundreds of native Australian animals. You can cuddle a koala, pat a kangaroo and experience the wild Rainbow Lorikeet Feeding.
Experience one of our 13 daily shows including free flight bird show, the Australiana Show and our Croc show or ride our famous train.
Aboriginal and Islander dancers perform in daily shows and tours, plus much more including the Green Challenge Adventure Parc, an exhilarating 65 challenge tree-tops ropes course.
After dark Currumbin comes alive with the Gold Coast’s only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dinner show called Yanguwah.
Transfers are available from Gold Coast Airport and Surfers Paradise bookings are essential.
The Arts Centre is the Gold Coast's premier cultural facility, bringing visual and performing arts to residents of South East Queensland.
The complex houses the Arts Theatre, Gold Coast City Gallery, two Cinemas and the Arts Cafe as well as several stunning function rooms, a chapel and two smaller performance spaces.
Whether you're looking for quality entertainment, or a unique venue to hold your next event or stage production, look no further than The Arts Centre Gold Coast.
With a delicate combination of Music, Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre, The Arts Centre Gold Coast brings together a myriad of national and international performing arts companies whilst also growing local talents through our regional stages program.
The Basement is home to a varied selection of live entertainment, including the ever-popular comedy, live and local bands and a range of music from Latin and Brazilian to jazz and blues. With entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, The Arts Centre Gold Coast always has something on show!
Pacific Fair is one of the oldest and biggest shopping centres on the Gold Coast with hundreds of shops dedicated to fashion, electronics, food and more!
Food, Food, Food! Indulge yourself with our world famous parfaits and sundaes. Our restaurant will tempt you with delicious meals, snacks and fresh juices.
The Big Pineapple is fully licenced to compliment our restaurant and function facilities.
You can experience the plantation aboard our unique Plantation Train as it tours past exotic fruit trees and sub-tropical rainforest. A pineapple growing demonstration is included in the tour. This trip visits our Wildlife Reserve where you can observe Australian native animals including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, owls, exotic parrots and much more.
Our Animal Nursery is a great childrens favourite, where they can touch and feed all the baby animals.
Childrens parties can be arranged to include meals and a personalised Animal Nursery tour.
Our Nutmobile will carry you through tranquil rainforests and our own macadamia plantations, where we will show you how macadamias are grown and harvested.
Children under 4 are free on all tours.
The Big Pineapple has been recognised as a National Icon for its significant role in the tourism industry.
Visit our large gift shop and try our extensive range of pineapple and tropical fruit jams, preserves and sauces all made exclusively for the Big Pineapple, as well as a large range of our own confectionery available for your enjoyment.
Try one of our special pineapple or macadamia biscuits that are made fresh daily in our very own bakery. We have a large range of Australian produce, arts and crafts, souveniers, toys, leisure wear, jewellery and aboriginal arts and crafts.
Our friendly staff will give you every assistance in making your selection.
Set in a tropical tranquil setting with ample parking and excellent catering facilities, the Big Pineapple is fully licenced and is an ideal venue for all occasions including formals, conferences weddings and trade shows.
Ask how we can organise your special event, or simply hire a room for the day.
The Rainforest Habitat is a wildlife park of the future and world leader in mixed immersion exhibits. It is situated in Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland, Australia, on eight acres of land that has been recreated to provide a window into our natural environment. Visitors can wander through three different and unique environments that depict numerous species of the surrounding rainforest, wetlands, and grasslands.
Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years. Whether you visit the park by day or night, you’ll enjoy a unique cultural experience with performance, dance, food and arts.
By day, the park is filled with interactive experiences to give you an authentic insight into the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Learn the art of throwing a returning boomerang, and how a didgeridoo is played. Sample some traditional bush foods, and get an insight into the ancient medicinal value of native plants. And to make your trip extra memorable, you can also create your own souvenirs. The Tjapukai artists will guide you through the intricate art of weaving, creating natural rainforest style jewellery and painting your own returning boomerang in traditional Aboriginal style.
Tjapukai is 15 minutes north of Cairns, next door to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, off the Captain Cook Highway. Guests can take advantage of Coach Transfers to and from Cairns and the Northern Beaches. A public bus service also stops there from Cairns and its a quick taxi ride from the town centre.
How To Get There
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, 4878, QLD
Any dietary requirements should be advised when making a booking.
Tjapukai is open between 9am and 5pm, then from 7pm to 9.30pm. We are open seven days a week including public holidays. Tjapukai is closed on Christmas Day.
Less than 24 hours notice prior to the arrival date 100% cancellation fee.
Numbers on the Day
No minimum numbers
Suitable for Spectators
Tjapukai is an all weather venue.
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia - a quality wildlife park in the heart of Kuranda Village.
Situated next to the Kuranda markets, The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies that are hand reared on the premises.
All are local rainforest species, including an iconic Kuranda butterfly, the electric blue Ulysses Butterfly, and the majestic fluoro green and yellow Cairns Birdwing.
The aviary, set in the midst of Kuranda rainforest, was opened in 1987 and has been visited by over a million people since. Guided tours through the aviary and laboratory are conducted throughout the day, detailing a butterfly's life cycle and behaviour.
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is included in several Kuranda tours with other Kuranda attractions, such as the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, and other Kuranda zoos such as Rainforestation Nature Park.
The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia's premier outback heritage institution. In Queensland's central western town of Longreach, the centre provides visitors with a spectacular outback experience.
• Family dining Restaurant
• Live entertainment
Bellingham Maze, originally planted in 1991 and opened to the public in 1993 is one of the most familiar attractions on the Sunshine Coast. This Queensland tourism icon which is set in a lush tropical rainforest environment on Tanawha Tourist Drive #25, Tanawha has a huge 80m x 80m living hedge maze which was recently re-opened to the public after an extensive regeneration program.
In 2013 all of the original 20 year old cypress pine trees in the hedge maze were replaced with over 1000 of Sunshine Coast’s favourite plant, the lilly pilly. The hedge maze was closed for nearly 2 years and in March 2015 is was re-opened to the public and looks amazing!
Whilst the hedge maze is the main attraction at Bellingham Maze, it is certainly not the only attraction. Bellingham Maze also has a wooden maze, a tyre maze, a rope maze and some other aMAZEing activities for you to enjoy. Did you know Bellingham Maze also has an 18 hole mini golf course, which is a par 2 course suitable to all ages? They also have a café where you can enjoy a coffee, a cold drink or something to eat, without having to pay any maze entry fee. The puzzle shop at Bellingham Maze stocks a unique range of brain teasing metal and wooden puzzles – all with instructions enclosed. A selection of puzzles are also on the tables at the café for customers to try. The shop has an affordable range of toys and puzzles to purchase, suitable for all budgets and caters for kids with their own pocket money.
A visit to Bellingham Maze is certainly a great way to stretch your mind, stretch your legs and have some outdoor brain-teasing fun. Bellingham Maze is suitable for all ages, attracting families, couples, groups, parties, school excursions and many more. Don’t miss out on the fun!
You can cuddle a koala, hold a wombat, and if you're brave enough, there's snake and crocodile handling too!
Koalas, Crocodiles, Snakes and WombatsNowhere else in Australia can you interact with so many of Australia's native animals. Join us here at Billabong Sanctuary for a fantastic day!
Nestled in 11 hectares (25 acres) of tropical bushland, we are home to a magnificent variety of native mammals, birds and reptiles.
Stroll around the park with our friendly kangaroos and wallabies, take part in all the handling and feeding shows, or simply relax by the pool.
Rock the Croc!
When you're feeling peckish, Blinky Bill's Café offers a tempting array of freshly-made light meals, cold drinks, tea and coffee, and yummy desserts. You're also welcome to use our gas barbecues, free of charge.
Our stunning new Function Centre, Melaleuca on Billabong, allows us to cater for Conferences, Staff Training, Meetings, as well as Weddings and Receptions, Family Get-togethers, Christmas Parties and Evening Functions.
Historic Daintree Village - browse through the Daintree Timber Museum, gallery, arts and crafts. Daintree Coffee Shop for their famous panfried Barramundi with tropical salad. Daintree river train - eco -environmental wilderness cruise in a state marine park world heritage area!) A first in eco-tourism . Leisurely, informative cruise aboard the World's only "floating river train. Your commentary aboard the River Train employs solar P.A. powered by Daintree sunshine . Naturalist guides - the river people know the river and its secrets.
FREE Afternoon tea at the Pattersons family property - builders and originators of the Daintree River Train. After your Daintree River tour we recommend our drive tour into the Mossman River George.
Bordering the wet tropics world heritage areas your hosts guide you along their private mangrove and rainforest all weather boardwalk - native fish viewing (tidal).
Whether its family fun or some friendly competition, King Tutts Putt Putt has it all. With three courses to choose from, two indoor and one outdoor, there are hours of fun for everyone. Try the Ancient Egypt course set amongst the mummies and become acquainted with Cleopatra. Enter King Tutankhamun's 'glow in the dark' tombs if you dare, but beware of his loyal cobra. Alternatively, come face to face with prehistoric dinosaurs and King Kong on the Jurassic course. An exciting experience for everyone!!
Tutt's Challenge outside is the most difficult of all the courses. This outdoor course is an exciting challenge for everyone. Putt amongst the tropical gardens but beware of the giant Croc lying in wait as you play!
We also cater for Kids birthday party’s with a designated party room. Also, we do have group discounts, just contact our staff.
In addition there is free off street parking.
2nd course is $5 per person and that a 3rd course is $3 per person.
Icon of Tropical North Queensland: The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the world heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park.
Constructed between 1882 and 1891 it is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Rising from sea level to 328m, this famous railway takes approximately 2 hours to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest, home to unique Australian attractions and markets.
Freshwater Station is located 15 minutes outside of Cairns. It has a gift shop & Railway Museum. Breakfast is served daily in the open air restaurant or a choice to dine in an original railway carriage.
The journey includes an English audio visual commentary in every carriage and all passengers receive a corresponding souvenir trip guide available in 10 different languages.
Premium Class Travel: KSR Gold Class designed for the discerning traveler offers a more luxurious, personalised touring experience. It offers exclusive vintage green carriages with individual club-style seating, dedicated hostess and light refreshments including Australian sparkling wine, wine & beer. Guests receive a KSR Gold Class souvenir gift.
Gold Class Fares are only available on 0950 ex Freshwater & 3.30pm from Kuranda
Tandem Cairns in the Tropical North is a spectacular location for a Tandem Skydive and your extreme adventure. Land on your own exclusive beach, the closet beach landing to Cairns. Free return transfers daily.
Jetboat Extreme the Gold Coast Ultimate Jetboat Adventure ride. This activity is recognized by Gold Coast locals and Gold Coast tourists alike as being one of the most action packed, powerfully exhilarating days out. Jetboat extreme activities are an adrenaline rush you'll never forget when you visit the Gold Coast.
Experience the HIGHEST Thrill Ride on the Gold Coast for an ADRENALINE surge that is un-paralleled, Join Tiger Moth Joy Rides for an experience like no other. Whether you want a pleasant scenic joy flight or an exciting heart stopping aerobatic flight viewing the Gold Coast UPSIDE down from 4000ft (if you dare), Tiger Moth Joy Rides will be your best holiday experience.
See the beauty of the Gold Coast and Hinterland in this rare aircraft. This is a true vintage aircraft which first flew in 1931, over 70 years ago!
Choose from different scenic flights or add an exciting optional aerobatic flight, performing barrel rolls, loop the loops, and other exciting manoeuvres (7 out of 10 passengers choose this most exciting experience!). We operate every day of the year (weather permitting!) except for Christmas Day, and fly within a 60-mile radius of Gold Coast City. The duration of the flights range from 20 minutes to 1 hour, and vary in cost.
Welcome to the Australian Kayaking Adventures website. We pride ourselves in making our adventures the safest and most fun you can have with a paddle. Located on the beautiful Gold Coast, our adventures are conducted on the pristine waters of the Broadwater, where we regularly see all kinds of Marine life (eg Dolphins, Turtles, Stingrays) and thousands of sub tropical fish.
Marvel at the scenery from the secluded islands and enjoy a delicious continental breakfast on the beach, and don’t forget to try our very popular homemade muffins.
If you have a group of 15 or more, check out our teambuilding page and we can customise an adventure for your needs.
Our tours are conducted on the beautiful Broadwater on the Gold Coast. The water where we conduct our tours are protected by surrounding islands, with mild sub-tropical temperatures and around 10 to 15 metres visibility. Winter water temperature is approximately 19 degrees and Summer water temperature is approximately 26 degrees. We provide wetsuits during winter for your added comfort.
You will see abundant wildlife from Turtles, Dolphins, Stingrays, and colourful sub-tropical fish to Whales in the migration months of May-Nov.
Beachtrekkers offers you a full day tour, starting with hotel/accomodation pick-ups from 6:50 - 7:30am and drop-offs around 5:30pm. After all pick-ups have been made, we head north to catch the car ferry to North Stradbroke Island, one of the worlds largest sand islands. On the way we make a brief visit to Yatala Pies for a toilet break and a quick breakfast, if necessary, before continuing on to Cleveland - 'The Gateway to Moreton Bay', where we may be able to see some wallabies and wild koalas in their natural habitat, before boarding the ferry.
From Cleveland to North Stradbroke Island is a 45 minute journey across the waters of Moreton Bay, on the spacious modern car-ferry 'Quandamooka'. Morning tea is served on the ferry, which you can enjoy as you stroll around the decks, taking in the panoramic views of Brisbane, Moreton Island and Stradbroke Island, while keeping an eye out for dolphins and dugongs in the calm waters of the bay.
Experience Gothic Rock Opera, Fast-Paced Comedy & Creative Insanity at the Gold Coast best theatre restaurant. The production puts a Vampire slant on the tradional Burlesque show.
Swap the sequins for leather studs, the feathered fan with sparking power tools
and you start to get the picture. Fast furious and hysterically funny. Off the main drag in a converted shopping centre, Dracula's doors creaked open with all odds stacked against it. Fortunately the locals fell in love with the eccentric comedy and intimate atmosphere and soon the venue became known for the long quse that would stretch to the end of the block. Eventually the cramped little venue was re furbished and became another Newman creation, The Comedy Clinic. The current location between Jupiters Casino and Pacific Fair shopping center, is a Gold Coast Landmark. A fully operational Ghost Train now takes customers into the theatre. In 2004 Dracula's Gold Coast was awarded the Telstra AMP Australian small business of the year. This year we celebrate 21 years of non-stop performances.
Show is MA 16+.
VIP- A Reserve - includes VIP entrance queue, VIP Gift Bag, VIP seating in Dress Circle, Complimentary Champagne Cocktail and Canapés, Complimentary Tea & Coffee
Monday to Thursday - $93
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public hols.- $129
B Reserve - Standard ticket for the full Dracula’s experience
Monday to Thursday - $88
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public hols.- $115
Mention Gold Coast Attractions when you book and you’ll pay for any Adults at Kids prices*
Come and have some fun in our 18 hole Mini Golf course surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, or sit back and relax with a coffee while the kids jump up and down on the Bungy Trampolines. We’ve also got kid’s rides, a Space Age Simulator, drinks and snacks. We are open from 9am until late daily, and cater for large groups and kid’s birthday parties.
Non Stop Adrenalin Pumping Fun! Sprint Karts, Super Karts, Mean Machines and Dual Karts.
Wild 700 metre long outdoor circuit. Corporate Functions, Team Building, Group Bookings, Parties.
Australia’s most exciting Jet Boat ride’™… The Gold Coast is the adventure capital of Australia and Jet boating is the new, must do activity for the whole family! Experience the ultimate dose of extreme adrenaline packed adventure on your Surfers Paradise jet boat ride including extreme 360* spins, awesome wake surfing, high speed drifting and incredible ‘Beach Buzzing’. “It’s more than just a thrill ride...It’s an adventure”
Your exciting thrill ride on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater is action packed full of incredible high speed slides and drifts, exciting 360* spins, awesome beach buzzing and nose offs. Your adventure takes you around Wavebreak Island, past the mansions of Sovereign Island and weaving through the mangrove channels of the Aldershots. Then, buzzing the beaches and shallows of South Stradbroke Island past Sea World and Palazzo Versace all the way home.
Your extreme adventure takes place on one of the safest and most advanced jet boats operating on the Gold Coast. Powered by either a V8 race tuned, big block 502 Chevy or a high performance, turbo charged 500hp ‘new age’ diesel engine. Our boats are FAST, manoeuvrable and agile, allowing us to do all of the wicked spins, exciting fish tails and of course our famous adrenalin pumping 360* spins!
Paradise Jet Boating is the only jet boat company departing from Main Beach directly into the Broadwater freestyle area. Our competitors need to travel through the speed restricted zone from Surfers, wasting over 15 minutes of their trip at 6knots. This allows us the extra time needed to reach the more secluded and interesting areas of the Broadwater...providing More Fun and Better Value.
We are actually the only jet boating company permitted to access the protected Moreton Bay Marine Park, providing you with an exclusive adventure through more scenic and secluded areas of the Broadwater and the opportunity to view Wallabies, Dolphins and other wildlife.
We also provide FREE return transfers aboard our unique, 10 seat, open air, stretch “Super Jeep”, one of only 2 vehicles of it’s kind in Australia. We cruise along Surfers Paradise Esplanade enjoying the iconic views of the beachfront and high rise lined streets...then through Main Beach’s exclusive Tedder Avenue. Lined with fashionable boutiques and alfresco dining, this is a hot spot for local socialites and visiting celebrities. That’s a second tour free!
Freecall 1300 JET BOAT (538 262)
Travel to the very top of the iconic Q1 Tower and visit QDeck – Australia’s only beachside observation deck. You’ll experience one of the world’s fastest lift rides, spectacular 360 degree views of the entire Gold Coast and have the option to relax with coffee, cake or cocktail from QBar.
Here at The Shooting Centre we offer you the unique opportunity to fire REAL hand guns using REAL ammunition.
You are able to fire handguns now banned from private ownership. The MIGHTY 44 MAGNUM or the .45 NORINCO.
Here is your chance to dispel the myths about firearms.
Leave here after your shooting experience with first hand knowledge of just what pistol shooting REALLY is.
We have seating for 50 people and a glass viewing area. Drop in for a look and make yourself a coffee, kick back and relax awhile.
Adventure joins nature at Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain less than an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Come for the day or stay and play. Choose from a range of exciting adventures and on-site accommodation on this 112-hectare rainforest playground. It’s fun for all the family and there is something to suit all age groups.
Hunt for gemstone filled thundereggs formed when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Take the Adventure Parc challenge, its Australia’s highest and longest adventure ropes course; do battle with Laser Skirmish, a fun experience in a jungle setting. Relax in the rainforest, go bushwalking, horse trail riding or swim in the rock pools.
Thunderbird Park is a wildlife and geological oasis. Find treasure in the world's largest thunderegg mine. Thundereggs range from a few grams to over 600 kilograms. Most are filled with agate and other quartz varieties. The mine is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 3.30pm, every day during Queensland Public School Holidays and all public holidays except Christmas Day and Good Friday. The admission price includes a mining permit, a pick, shovel, and a bucket to hold the treasure.
The ropes course offers a range of challenges from relatively easy to very strenuous. Choose your challenge and enjoy hours of high adventure. Hang on to the ropes and take a flying fox ride through towering eucalyptus trees, crawl through tunnels, play action movie jungle games and tumble through the air. Choose from a range of adventure games. The course is open to adults and children (height requirements apply). Jump suits and harnesses are supplied, covered footwear must be worn. The ropes course is open from 9.30am to 3.30pm every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, phone 5545 1468 for bookings.
Laser Skirmish is a fun outdoor activity for all ages. It’s like paintball but without the paint (or the pain). Zap your mates with a laser beam in this tactical combat game. Kit up in camouflage gear and face paint. Laser Skirmish games are challenging but safe. Join in a public session or book a private party. It’s great for birthday parties, end of year school break-ups, corporate events, and field trips. Open sessions at Thunderbird Park every Saturday afternoon, bookings essential. Visit www.laserskirmish.com.au or phone 1300 666 559.
Go horse trail riding through mountain rainforest and bushland. Gentle horses take riders on a fun filled adventure; rides are suitable for beginners and experienced riders. Friendly guides escort groups of up to 12 riders. Bookings essential, phone 5545 1468.
Self-catering lodges suit couples, families, and larger groups. Get back to nature, pitch a tent on a large, shady site, or book a landscaped caravan site. Prices suit all budgets. Enjoy the rainforest greenery and the trickle of the rock pools. Meet the friendly wildlife and colourful birds. Breakfast with the birds; enjoy a cold drink and a pizza from the wood-fired oven on The Terrace, its open every day of the week. The onsite Rainforest Restaurant and Bar is open for dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.
Located in the newly refurbished Wintergarden complex of Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall, Strike Wintergarden is not a normal bowling alley and has raised the bar when it comes to entertainment in the city.
Home to 12 bowling lanes, an amazing laser tag arena, pool tables, private karaoke rooms and now three exciting Escapism puzzle rooms! Strike Wintergarden is the ultimate place for a great night out.
The ‘theme park-style’ laser arena hosts battles of up to 30 participants and features laser tag technology, realistic soundscape and various styles of gameplay - making it the perfect venue for team-building events, unique celebrations, corporate functions and kids parties. And with a 450 person capacity, Strike Wintergarden has room for all occasions.
Exitus puzzle rooms now open!
Exitus is a challenging and interactive real life game where you and your team are trapped in a room, and have 50 minutes to find a way out.
Everything around you could be a clue - and you're not getting any hints from the outside world. Together you need to find hidden objects, solve riddles, crack clues and beat the clock to escape the room. Find out more
Get in touch with one of our dedicated team to help arrange your perfect night.
“NO JET SKI LICENCE REQUIRED, 30 MINUTES CIRCUIT RIDE LOCATED IN FRONT OF SEAWORLD RESORT”
Experience the thrill of riding a Jet Ski
You can enjoy the ultimate rush as our 1500 cc Seadoo’s reach speeds of over 100km/h, located right on the shores of the idyllic water sports playground that is the Broadwater, the experienced staff at WaterSports can have you on the water and on your way to an experience you\'ll never forget. With its large marina frontage you can enjoy views of the Broadwater and beyond while you try your skills on a jet ski. After your safety briefing, you will be given a life jacket and mount our jet ski for some real fun around the course. So all you really need to do is bring along your enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!
You will be left feeling exhilarated and refreshed!
Rack rates: 30 min Jet Ski $80
*The driver must be 16 years old to drive the Jet Ski.
*2 persons per jet ski maximum. Rates shown above are per Jet Ski.
*Passengers must check-in 15 minutes prior to departure time for safety briefing.
*Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours prior to the departure.
*All passengers will be required to sign an assumption of risk form prior to departure.
*We reserve the right to alter price, departure time or substitute another vessel when and as required.
We also provide great 1 and 2 hour Jet Ski adventure tours to Stradboke Island as well as great value packages including jet ski-Jet boat and parasail activities. Please call us for today for a quote.
We also hire BBQ pontoon, half cabin cruiser no boat licence necessary, great family fun day!!
Alma Park Zoo is set on 40 acres with 12 acres set under a rainforest canopy in Dakabin, Queensland.
We currently exhibit 100 species, with more than 200 individual animals.
Alma Park Zoo is home to over 200 individual mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and crocodilians representing approximately 100 species. Many of the animals are exotic species from South America, Asia, Africa and of course Australian Native Animals.
Alma is Queensland’s oldest Zoo and also one of the only Zoos where you will see and interact with a broad range of primates.
We pride ourselves on providing a safe and affordable family day out while providing education and awareness through our displays, staff and unique animal interaction opportunities.
Our mission statement is to to create a unique and exciting experience in a natural environment that will empower the community to be involved in the conservation of wildlife and their environment
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world's first and largest koala sanctuary. Lone Pine offers interactive, hands-on experiences, allowing you to get up close and personal to some of Australia's most iconic wildlife. Cuddle a koala, hand-feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, and marvel at the playful antics of our two platypus. Free wi-fi available everywhere, as well as wireless phone charging stations. Lone Pine is the perfect destination to relax, take in the beautiful natural surrounds, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet, at the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. As the National Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef, Reef HQ Aquarium offers education, entertainment and enlightenment – an amazing Great Barrier Reef experience!
Immerse yourself in the beauty of our 2.5 million-litre Coral Reef Exhibit, home to thousands of reef creatures great and small. Experience the incredible underwater viewing tunnel where predators prowl the watery depths of a replica bow section of the SS Yongala wreck. Visit North Queensland's only turtle hospital departing 12 noon and 3.30pm daily.
Reef HQ Aquarium has a full daily program of tours, talks and regular animal feedings; the Aquarium is also home to the Waterview Café and Reef-In Store gift shop. Reef HQ Aquarium is conveniently located in the heart of Townsville, North Queensland and open 9:30am to 5:00pm, 7 days, except Christmas Day.
Take a journey to another world at UnderWater World (Australia), Queensland's largest Oceanarium and Aquarium. Come face to face with sharks, rays and other predators and surround yourself in the beauty of thousands of coral fish.
Walk amongst thousands of marine and freshwater animals including giant sharks, stingrays, sawfish and tropical reef fish without getting your feet wet. You can view the shark feeding or watch a shark dive from the 80 metre transparent tunnel in the 2.5 million litre Oceanarium.
Our most popular attraction though is our highly entertaining seal and otter shows where you’ll soon discover the highly amusing personalities of our family of mammals.
Housed in a landmark heritage building the Cairns Regional Gallery is the region's premier destination for exhibitions featuring historical and contemporary art by leading regional, national and international artists. The Gallery also presents exhibitions highlighting key works and themes from the permanent collection that focus on the unique cultural heritage of Far North Queensland.
Throughout the year the Gallery presents a range of creative learning programs for audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds including art classes, talks and events that relate to exhibitions and the permanent collection.
To compliment your trip to the Gallery relax at Perrotta's, the Gallery's street front café and enjoy browsing through the Gallery Shop – a great destination for purchasing unique art, craft, and design objects .
The Gallery Shop is a unique retail experience that focuses on products from Far North Queensland, the wider region, state and nationwide artists and designers.
A boutique showcasing Australian creativity and quality. The Gallery shop features an exclusive range of exquisite products including original prints, books, toys, jewellery, home wares, giftware and cards as well as exclusive items to reflect the gallery program and compliment your visit to the Cairns Regional Gallery.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Logan City Council opened Logan Art Gallery in 1995 as a community based initiative which celebrates Logan and Queensland artists and provides a dynamic program for residents and visitors who enjoy the visual arts.
Exhibitions change approximately every six weeks and the program seeks to explore the diversity of art making in Australia. Priority is given to Logan artists' work.
As part of the Queensland network of regional galleries, the Logan Art Gallery shows a mix of touring exhibitions, local artists' work, visiting artists and permanent collections.
Artspace Mackay is a regional art gallery operated by Mackay Regional Council which provides the community and its visitors with access to a wide range of cultural services including:
- An ever-changing program of international standard touring and curated exhibitions of visual arts and social history
- Access to the Mackay Regional Council Collection of artists' books and prints through the Tate Adams Reading Room, with presentations, displays and exhibitions
- Public and educational programs including art classes, workshops, masterclasses, lectures, seminars, performances, presentations, guided tours and events
- A multi-purpose functions venue for meetings. seminars, functions and events
Exciting wreck diving is to be had at the historic \'Llewellyn\' site, east of Mackay on the Great Barrier Reef. The steamer was last seen departing Cape Capricorn Lighthouse on 17 July 1919 and disappeared during heavy gales as it sailed from Rockhampton to Bowen. The location of the vessel remained a mystery until 1997, when the shipwreck was located 35 kilometres east of Mackay.
Drop Zone, off Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef is a drift dive with attitude! Drop into this dive and let the current do its thing. Soft corals, whip corals, staghorn forests and resident turtles. As with all strong currents, keep your eyes peeled for pelagic activity.
The Gold Coast Seaway offers diving for the beginner to advanced. There are two pipes that protrude from the Southern Seaway wall.
This dive site is divided into 4 main areas: South Wall (including the Sand Bypass Pipe and the Short Pipe) - great marine biodiversity; North Wall - schools of pelagic fish, wobbegong and whaler sharks; South-West Wall - beach entry and home to little critters. Wave Break Island - excellent for snorkelling, intro and learn to dive.
We are the Gold Coast’s and Queensland’s longest operating balloon business and one of the oldest in Australia.
We fly over the Gold Coast area for a wonderful 1 hour balloon flight every morning at sunrise – weather permitting.
Your Balloon Down Under Experience begins just before sunrise. Ballooning everywhere in Australia is always an early morning activity, because that is when the winds are at their most gentle.
Once aboard the wicker basket your magical flight begins. The launch is so gentle you will not even realise that you have left the ground. The peace and gentleness of ballooning will surprise you and the views are outstanding. Your pilot will point out all the Gold Coast landmarks and places of interest as the flight proceeds. Drifting gently over the Gold Coast landscape for one hour allows you ample time to take in the panoramic views of the Gold Coast from skimming over the tree tops to up to 2,000 feet high. Your pilot will point out all the points of interest and the landmarks seen from the balloon as he steers the balloon to its landing site. Steering the balloon is achieved by the pilot changing height, so as to use the varying wind speeda and direction found at varying heights. Your pilot can rotate the balloon during the flight so that everyone gets to see all the views.
Want to take control of one of these great Jet Ski machines and have some serious memorable fun this holiday on a guided Jet Ski Tout whilst holidaying on the Gold Coast? Read on to see how you can achieve that goal.
Our qualified guides will give you a full safety briefing, operating demonstration and all the equipment to safely operate our watercraft on a fantastic journey along the Gold Coast Broad Water. This gives you all the basic tools and information you require to enjoy your Jet Ski experience.
You take control and are the pilot of the Jet Ski but to make sure you get the best out of your adventure our guide is there to offer advice and assistance as well as show you the way throughout the journey. Then you’re off from the marina for the start of what will be an adventure you will remember. Whether it’s the 3/4, 1, 1.5 or 2hr trip you’re sure to have a great experience.
The ultimate riding experience, from the sand to the hinterland, treat yourself to a genuine Harley-Davidson Motorcycle experience with Gold Coast Motorcycle Tours. Whether cruising easily on a long tour, enjoying every bend in the road or travelling around the beautiful Gold Coast, our experienced riders will not compromise your comfort or riding pleasure.