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Learn to surf on the beach they call surfers paradise, or take a spin on a rollercoaster at one of the many theme parks. The Gold Coast has everything for a family holiday, or mates getting out in the aussie sun and Mad About Sports has bought together the best the web has to offer right here. So while you're looking around, ask yourself, How Mad Are You?

check out the things to do on the Gold Coast we have found for you to experience...

"The Ultimate Search" 14 Day Sydney Surf Camp

"The Ultimate Search" 14 Day Sydney Surf Camp This surfing odyssey is the best start to surfing possible. 4 days of expert instruction followed by 10 days improving your new skills whilst surf-tripping up the east coast. Stay beachside at iconic Australian surfing locations - Yamba, Byron Bay, and Coolangatta on the Gold Coast.
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Price From: $1650
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007-Style Spy Training - Gold Coast

007-Style Spy Training - Gold Coast Have you always dreamed of being a spy and living the life of James Bond? Well with this totally unique, and awesome experience you can! This is an extremely impressive adventure - go hard!
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Price From: $2000
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1 Day Mount Tamborine Rainforest Eco Tour

1 Day Mount Tamborine Rainforest Eco Tour An excellent value tour giving you the best of Tamborine Mountain and Lamington National Park.
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Price From: $99
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1 hour guided jetski tour

1 hour guided jetski tour Prepare yourself for pure adrenalin with our 1 hour guided jetski tour. Experience the beauty of South Stradbroke Island and the impressive mansions of the Gold Coast.
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Price From: $180
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1 Hour Panorama Tour

1 Hour Panorama Tour The ultimate riding experience, from the sand to the hinterland, treat yourself to a genuine Harley Davidson experience on the Gold Coast. This is the best way to experience panoramic views of the Gold Coast.
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Price From: $90
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1/2 day reef and game fishing

1/2 day reef and game fishing Come and enjoy 5 hours of reef and game fishing onboard our purpose built fishing vessels. Our boats will get you out to the reefs fast. Experienced owner operators work hard to get you the fish of a life time. All bait, quality tackle, morning/afternoon tea and ice cold drinks supplied.
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Price From: $110
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14,000ft Tandem Skydive - Byron Bay

14,000ft Tandem Skydive - Byron Bay See Byron Bay from 14,000ft whilst experiencing the feel of freefall in a skydiving tandem jump high above Australia's most easterly point. Feel the extreme excitement of freefall at speeds of up to 220km/h, spectacular views and an extreme adrenalin rush!
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Price From: $299
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2 hour jetski tour

2 hour jetski tour Prepare yourself for pure adrenalin with our 2 hour guided jetski tour. Experience the beauty of South Stradbroke Island and the impressive mansions of the Gold Coast.
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Price From: $290
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2 Hour Tour To Mount Tamborine

2 Hour Tour To Mount Tamborine Enjoy the views from Mount Tamborine on a Harley Davidson! These breathtaking views of Surfers Paradise and the surrounding area are sure to impress as you explore the surrounding area with the wind flowing through your hair on this 2 hour tour.
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Price From: $155
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2 Lesson Surfing Introduction

2 Lesson Surfing Introduction Take part in this 2 lesson introduction to surfing, and go from learning basic techniques to being able to catch waves all the way to the beach! You'll be the envy of all your non-surfing friends as you attempt to catch waves with the professionals on the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast.
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Price From: $95
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3 EXTREMES,Jet boat,Jetski,and Parasail- For 2

3 EXTREMES,Jet boat,Jetski,and Parasail- For 2 The Parasailing, Jet Ski and Jet Boat Ride for Two combines the best of air and water to give you a triple dose of Gold Coast thrills!All in one Day,Hang on in a jet boat, whiz around on a jet ski and soar above the world under a parasail in a sensational package that's sure to brighten your day
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Price From: $295
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30 min guided Jet ski tour

30 min guided Jet ski tour Prepare yourself for pure adrenalin with our 30 min guided jetski tour. Experience the beauty of South Stradbroke Island and the impressive mansions of the Gold Coast.
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Price From: $120
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30 Minute Gold Coast Hovercraft Tour

30 Minute Gold Coast Hovercraft Tour Jump on our hovercraft for the best ride on the Gold Coast. The ultimate experience where the gentle gliding on a cushion of air 30cm above earths surface, gives you the smoothest ride of your life, drifting, sliding and 720 degree spins,
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Price From: $65
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30 Minute Gold Coast Hovercraft Tour

30 Minute Gold Coast Hovercraft Tour Jump on our hovercraft for the best ride on the Gold Coast. The ultimate experience where the gentle gliding on a cushion of air 30cm above earths surface, gives you the smoothest ride of your life, drifting, sliding and 720 degree spins,
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Price From: $65
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4WD Window to the Wilderness Tour

4WD Window to the Wilderness Tour Sweeping views, cascading waterfalls and some awesome 4W Driving makes this an exciting and unforgettable day in Tamborine and Lamington National Parks. INCLUDES: Off road four wheel driving; Morning tea, wine tasting, BBQ lunch; Guided Rainforest walks, bird feeding, treetop canopy walk;
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Price From: $75
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9000ft Tandem Skydive - Byron Bay

9000ft Tandem Skydive - Byron Bay See Byron Bay from 9000ft whilst experiencing the feel of freefall in a sky diving tandem jump high above Australia's most easterly point. Feel the extreme excitement of freefall at speeds of up to 220km/h, spectacular views and an extreme adrenalin rush!
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Price From: $214
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A Secret Agent Adventure For 10 (ACT)

A Secret Agent Adventure For 10 (ACT) This is a secret agent adventure in your city! Run around Canberra, Perth, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sydney! Crack codes, interpret secret messages, travel around and find other low-profile agents. This is a wildly fun game but book soon because this computer will self-destruct...
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Price From: $950
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A Secret Agent Adventure For 10 (ACT)

A Secret Agent Adventure For 10 (ACT) This is a secret agent adventure in your city! Run around Canberra, Perth, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sydney! Crack codes, interpret secret messages, travel around and find other low-profile agents. This is a wildly fun game but book soon because this computer will self-destruct...
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Price From: $950
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Aboriginal Group Kayaking Island Adventure For 10

Aboriginal Group Kayaking Island Adventure For 10 Take a full day Gold Coast group tour adventure into aboriginal culture! You'll do everything from kayaking to cultural ceremonies. South Stradbroke Island beckons - swim, snorkel, learn to find bush tucker and eat traditional foods... you're not going to find a better day out in the sun!
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Price From: $1490
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Aboriginal Group Kayaking Island Adventure For 10

Aboriginal Group Kayaking Island Adventure For 10 Take a full day Gold Coast group tour adventure into aboriginal culture! You'll do everything from kayaking to cultural ceremonies. South Stradbroke Island beckons - swim, snorkel, learn to find bush tucker and eat traditional foods... you're not going to find a better day out in the sun!
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Price From: $1490
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Adrenalin Adventure Tour, Full Day - Gold Coast

Adrenalin Adventure Tour, Full Day - Gold Coast This thrilling full day adventure tour includes pick up and drop off, two large meals with drinks, 4WD rides, rainforest treks, a Flying Fox ride, a Tree Top Canopy Walk...and much more!
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Price From: $220
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Adrenalin Jet Boat Adventure Gold Coast

Adrenalin Jet Boat Adventure Gold Coast Jetboating Gold Coast 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' Its an Adventure!
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Price From: $48
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Adventure Thrill Whale Watching - Gold Coast

Adventure Thrill Whale Watching - Gold Coast Join the fastest and most exhilirating whale watching experience on the Gold Coast. 400hp of fun and excitement to get you to the whales fast for maximum viewing time!
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Price From: $85
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Australian Outback Spectacular

Australian Outback Spectacular Australian Outback Spectacular is a $23m show extravaganza capturing the grandeur of the Aussie Outback. Located next to Warner Bros. Movie World theme park, the show is filled with music, drama & action, spectacular scenes featuring wild horses, stampeding cattle, bush vehicles & superb stunts.
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Price From: $70
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Balloon and O'Reilly's Vineyard Breakfast

Balloon and O'Reilly's Vineyard Breakfast One of the Gold Coast's TOP 3 things to do is to float in a hot air balloon and after enjoy champagne and a delicious hot breakfast at O'Reilly's Grand Homestead and Vineyard. So come on, see Lamington National Park, Mt Tamborine and the Gold Coast skyscrapers all from the sky.
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Price From: $195
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Balloon Flights over the Gold Coast

Balloon Flights over the Gold Coast Choose the Ultimate1 hour or a Special 45 minute balloon flight over the Gold Coast with the longest established ballooning business in Qld. Float gently with the early morning breezes over the Gold Coast, followed by a lovely champagne breakfast. Memories to last forever
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Price From: $195
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Ballooning over the magnificent Gold Coast

Ballooning over the magnificent Gold Coast A truly unique experience as you float across the sky with the picturesque panorama of the Gold Coast skyline and the magnificent Hinterland. Peaceful yet exhilarating. Celebrate your amazing adventure with a fully catered champagne buffet breakfast at the Radisson Resort.
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Price From: $195
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BBQ Meat Cooking Class - Gold Coast

BBQ Meat Cooking Class - Gold Coast Do you fancy yourself cooking steaks and roasts on the BBQ? If your meat tend to look more 'charred' than char-grilled, then this is the cooking class for you! Now's the time to learn the tricks to make Meat BBQ cooking easy. We guarantee you'll amaze your friends the next time you fire up the BBQ!
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Price From: $100
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BBQ pontoon Hire - Full Day

BBQ pontoon Hire - Full Day Skipper your own luxury BBQ pontoon on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater. Have a barbie, do some fishing or relax in the sun. An awesome full day activity on the water. No boat licence required.
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Price From: $350
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BBQ pontoon hire - half day

BBQ pontoon hire - half day Skipper your own luxury BBQ pontoon on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater. Have a barbie, do some fishing or relax in the sun. An awesome 4 hours on the water. No boat licence required.
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Price From: $250
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BBQ Seafood Cooking Class - Gold Coast

BBQ Seafood Cooking Class - Gold Coast Are shrimps on the BBQ more your style? Let us show you how to cook seafood to perfection on the BBQ. Our experts will show you the techniques to cook mouth-watering seafood. You'll also learn some great new recipes to test on the family next time you fire up the BBQ. Guaranteed to impress!
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Price From: $100
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Beach Safari Bike Ride

Beach Safari Bike Ride Join us for a beautiful ride along the sand dunes of the Gold Coast. Along the way learning about the beaches, conservation, environment and animals. Keeping an eye out for whales (May-Nov) and Dolphins that frequent the area. See Surfers Paradise from the rarely seen ocean side!
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Price From: $49
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Boat Hire - Half Cabin - Full day

Boat Hire - Half Cabin - Full day Skipper your own half cabin cruiser on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater. Cruise the Nerang river and broadwater, do some fishing or relax in the sun. An awesome full day on the water. Bring your family or friends. No boat licence required.
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Price From: $245
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Boat Hire, BBQ Boat for 10 - Gold Coast

Boat Hire, BBQ Boat for 10 - Gold Coast Cruise the Gold Coast Broadwater on your own boat, no licence required. Cruise, fish, BBQ and party with up to 9 friends on your very own boat!
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Price From: $350
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Boat Hire, Full Day Cruiser Hire for 6 - Gold Coast

Boat Hire, Full Day Cruiser Hire for 6 - Gold Coast Cruise the Gold Coast Broadwater on your own boat, no licence required. Cruise, fish and party with up to 5 friends on your very own cruiser! Full day hire.
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Price From: $295
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Boat Hire, Half Day Cruiser Hire for 6 - Gold Coast

Boat Hire, Half Day Cruiser Hire for 6 - Gold Coast Cruise the Gold Coast Broadwater on your own boat, no licence required. Cruise, fish and party with up to 5 friends on your very own cruiser!
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Price From: $200
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Brewery Tour

Brewery Tour This Gold Coast Brewery Tour between Brisbane and Surfers is the best brewery tour of them all! Be picked up from the Surfers Paradise area by the VB Bus and taken to the Carlton Brewhouse. See your favourite beer brewed, bottled, labelled and stored then have lunch with a beer tasting - oh yeah!
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Price From: $60
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Brewery Tour

Brewery Tour This Gold Coast Brewery Tour between Brisbane and Surfers is the best brewery tour of them all! Be picked up from the Surfers Paradise area by the VB Bus and taken to the Carlton Brewhouse. See your favourite beer brewed, bottled, labelled and stored then have lunch with a beer tasting - oh yeah!
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Price From: $60
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Brisbane Ballooning & O'Reilly's Vineyard

Brisbane Ballooning & O'Reilly's Vineyard Experience the romance & wonder of ballooning, enjoy champagne & delicious hot breakfast at O'Reilly's Vineyard. This is a self drive option - join us at one of our meeeting points which include Nerang, Canungra. Fly over one of Australia's best ballooning spots. Celebrate with someone special.
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Price From: $240
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Bungee Jumping Over The Gold Coast

Bungee Jumping Over The Gold Coast For the best adrenalin rush you could possibly imagine, join us for a bungee jump experience 14 stories above the Gold Coast! With a tower height of 40 metres, you will have the opportunity to take a leap of faith and see if you have what it takes to be in the bungee club!
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Price From: $99
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Bungee Jumping Over The Gold Coast

Bungee Jumping Over The Gold Coast For the best adrenalin rush you could possibly imagine, join us for a bungee jump experience 14 stories above the Gold Coast! With a tower height of 40 metres, you will have the opportunity to take a leap of faith and see if you have what it takes to be in the bungee club!
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Price From: $99
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Bungy Jump - Gold Coast

Bungy Jump - Gold Coast Take the leap of faith and bungy jump from 14 stories up (40 metres) above the Gold Coast.
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Byron Bay on a Harley with Lunch

Byron Bay on a Harley with Lunch By Harley you can spot a whale and see dolphins in the natural scenic coastline. On arrival, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local cafe. Travel back through banana plantations, and sugar cane fields.
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Price From: $395
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Byron Bay Spyder Motorbike Tour

Byron Bay Spyder Motorbike Tour Spyder Ryder Tours are tag-along, you ride, half day tours. Jump on the head turning 1000cc powersport monster and enjoy the beautiful scenery and challenging roads that the Gold Coast has to offer. Nowhere else in the World can you ride the Can-Am Spyder Roadster- the sportsbike with a difference.
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Price From: $375
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Byron Bay Trike Tour from Gold Coast

Byron Bay Trike Tour from Gold Coast Byron Bay on a Harley Davidson Trike. Travel in style from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay, the most easterly point in Australia. Hear the rumble of the trike while taking in the spectacular coastline. Enjoy lunch at Byron Bay.
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Price From: $319
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Carlton Beer, Bus & Brewery Tour

Carlton Beer, Bus & Brewery Tour Enjoy not only tasting some of the best Carlton beers, but also learn from the experts about the brewing process in a fun and interactive way. As part of this tour, you'll be collect in our brand new VB bus and driven right to the door of the brewery.
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Price From: $30
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Champagne Breakfast & Chopper Trike Ride

Champagne Breakfast & Chopper Trike Ride Indulge yourself in a Champagne Breakfast, we have two to choose from. From the Gold Coast & Brisbane The Gold Coast is at O'Reilly's Vinyard Canungra and from Brisbane we travel to Mt Coo-tha What an exciting way to arrive for a special breakfast!
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Price From: $350
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Child Kayak, Dolphin and Snorkelling Experience

Child Kayak, Dolphin and Snorkelling Experience Jump into aboriginal kayaking and culture with both feet! The Gold Coast is full of sand and surf - so combine the fun stuff with an appreciation of the traditional owners. Kayak to beautiful islands, participate in awesome ceremonies and learn to hunt and gather foods the old way!
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Price From: $77
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City to Straddie 4WD Eco Tour

City to Straddie 4WD Eco Tour Yes we pick you up outside your hotel in Brisbane or the Gold Coast and pamper you all day! This tour brings you back to the natural wonders that North Stradbroke Island has to offer. Swim, surf, fish, collect shells or simply relax. Always resident dolphins to spot and beautiful places to visit.
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Price From: $125
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Classy Hinterland Wine Tour - Full Day

Classy Hinterland Wine Tour - Full Day Experience a full day of wine tasting in the South Eastern Queensland Hinterland. Enjoy the famous Mount Tamborine Gallery Walk as well as the beautiful Botanical Gardens, where you will enjoy a picnic lunch and visit 4 wineries then onto 2 beautiful lookouts which are 720 metres above sea level.
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Price From: $65
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