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Itinerary
The Goondawanna Rainforests have so much to offer and they are only a short drive from the Gold Coast beaches. This small group tour provides a truly personalised experience with no more than 16 people per tour and door to door service from your centrally located Gold Coast hotel.

Visit the stunning Natural Bridge waterfall on a guided walk with your expert local guide and learn about the unique flora and fauna of the rainforest along the way. From inside the cave see the water cascading through the roof of the basalt cave which has been formed over millions of years.

Continue to the Best of All Lookout and take in the stunning views of northern New South Wales and Mount Warning. The walk to this magnificent lookout takes you through one of the few remaining pockets of ancient Antarctic beech forest.

A cosy hinterland restaurant will provide freshly baked scones with jam cream for afternoon tea. Accompanied by a coffee, tea or hot chocolate before heading to the nearby viewing platform to see Purling Brook Falls.

During the journey tour commentary on the area and wildlife is provided along with great scenery of the Numinbah valley. Take in the views of Twin Falls and Rainbow Falls from Canyon Lookout on the way home.
Locations visited
Springbrook National Park
Natural Bridge
Best Of All Lookout
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Overview
Journey into the hinterlands on this 5-hour afternoon tour of the Springbrook National Park from the Gold Coast. Explore the UNESCO-listed Goondawanna rainforests by coach, stopping to walk through the jungle, peek into ancient caves and enjoy views of Mount Warning from the Best of All Lookout.  Visit natural wonders like Purling Brook Falls, Numinbah valley and Rainbow Falls, and soak up the scenery from the Canyon Lookout. This small-group tour is limited to 16 people for a personalised experience, and includes hotel pick-up and afternoon tea.
Highlights
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile
Gold Coast Visit

Arran did a great job on our tour! He was very engaging and wanted to make sure all of the visitors had fun. It was a great tour and we highly recommend this tour!!

Thank Paul V
Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hi Paul V, Thanks for your great review! We have passed on your kind comments to Arran which are much appreciated Kind Regards

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Love this tour

Great tour, plenty to see. The Springbrook waterfall in the cave is beautiful. Since it was a clear day we also had great views of the waterfalls and of the Gold Coast. The four wheel drive part of the tour was loved by some in...More

Thank ellew500
Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Hi ellew500, Thanks for your review We are happy to hear you had a great time on tour. Yes the Natural Bridge cave is beautiful - glad you agree! Come back and join us next time you are on the Gold Coast Kind Regards

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Dissapointing

Do not book this tour if you want to experience Purling Brook Falls. It's a 5.5 hour tour and you spend 4 hours riding in a van. The first stop is natural bridge where you spend approximately 30 min out of the van walking to...More

2  Thank Drew D
Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Hi Drew D, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is a shame that the Natural Bridge did not fit your tastes. We find most visitors really enjoy the magic of this place and is a highlight of the tour,...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile
great tour

good trip our tour guide trent was very good quite funny had fantastic knowledge of area as he is a local seen plenty of waterfalls the natural cave was amazing even came with afternoon tea at a lovely local cafe would recommend to anyone wanting...More

Thank 269angew
Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your Natural Bridge and Springbrook tour! Thank you for your comments in relation to the afternoon tea and our knowledgeable guide, Trent. Our...More

Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile
Highly recommend!!!

I highly recommend this tour. It was unforgettable! The nature and wildlife you get to experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Me and my girlfriend just came back from a tour where it had been raining all day and it just proves you...More

2  Thank Lewis T
Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi Lewis T, Thank you for taking your time to write a review about us and for sharing your thoughts about your experience. I am so pleased to read that you had such a great time on tour with us despite the rain and its...More

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