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Australian Day Tours - JPT Group

The largest day tour and charter operator in southeast Queensland, Australian Day Tours run daily tours showcasing the highlights of this world famous tourist region from the pristine beaches and glorious hinterland to city sights, amazing events, the international tourism magnets of Byron Bay in nearby northern NSW and Australia Zoo north on the Sunshine Coast. They take you to exciting theme parks, sparkling beaches, lush rainforest, man-made wonders, glow worms, river cruises, taste fresh seafood, hand feed dolphins and cuddle native animals.

Australian Day Tours do their best to serve up Queensland's best!

O'reilly's and Lamington National Park (Depart Gold Coast and Brisbane)

from$89

Take in the spectacular panoramic views of the Gold Coast from Tamborine Mountain then travel onward to O'Reilly's for the Treetop Canopy Walk to discover historic logging tracks and hear the epic adventures of early settlers and heroic rescue stories of the Stinson plane crash. There is ample time to sample to Queensland made wines and fresh local produce. Canungra Valley Vineyards: Established in 1998 these picturesque vineyards and traditional Australian homestead make a multi award-winning family friendly day out. Gallery Walk: This famous street nestled on the mountain top offers a beautiful change of pace from the coast with wineries, a brewery and distillery, an amazing array of award winning eateries and craft boutiques. Taste locally grown avocados, cheeses, seasonal fruits and nuts. Tree Top Walk: The first of its kind in Australia, walk above the rainforest canopy over nine suspension bridges more than 15 metres above the ground to see flowering and fruiting rainforest trees and plants.

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Croc Express to Australia Zoo (Depart Gold Coast and Brisbane)

from$107

Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is nestled on over 100 acres of natural Australian bushland, and is home to 1,200 native and exotic animals. This year they offer a full day at Australia Zoo or the option to spend half day at the zoo and a half day at the Ginger Factory with lunch, shopping , food/steam train/bee/honey factory educational experience. Check out giraffes, rhinos, cheetah and zebras on the African Savannah, plus Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. And be sure to visit the newly opened Bindi’s Island, where guests can get up close with ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabran Tortoises and colourful macaws! Grab a good seat for the midday Wildlife Warriors show, where you can catch all the slithering, swooping, jaw-snapping action of the snakes, birds and crocs live in the Crocoseum. You can also learn heaps about these amazing animals by booking in for one of the animal encounters or checking out the other daily shows on offer. And don’t forget to say hello to all the roving wildlife around the zoo too! OPTION: YOU CAN ADD KOALA CUDDLE SOUVENIR PHOTO!

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Byron and Castle Tour (Depart Gold Coast only)

from$123

Stand on the eastern most edge of the Australian continent at lifestyle capital and international tourism magnet, Byron Bay. See cliff top Cape Byron Lighthouse, trendy shops, eateries and the sapphire blue Pacific Ocean. If you are lucky, spot turtles, dolphins and whales. Enjoy lunch at the magical and mystical Crystal Castle with it's amazing array of gemstones, crystal jewellery, divine organic cafe, giant Buddha and unique gift shopping. Take home some rare gemstones. Byron Bay Lighthouse: Set high on a bald rocky cliff, this powerful lighthouse has a two metre, eight tonne lens and marks the Australian continent’s eastern most point. This state conservation park offers scenic walking tracks and wildlife watching. Byron Bay Township: A trendy and unique coastal town in the Byron Shire, the famous village-style main street, Johnson Street, attracts international tourists on every budget to enjoy shopping, delicious food, locally manufactured retail and art works and one of the world’s coolest pubs! Crystal Castle: Enrich the spirit at this tranquil and magical sanctuary. See the world’s largest and most beautiful natural crystals and stroll rainforest paths and gardens with sacred statues and the World Peace Stupa, blessed by the Dalai Lama and the Lotus Cafe.

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Natural Bridge Glow Worm Night Tour (Depart Gold Coast Only)

from$98

Gasp at the beauty of glow worms at one of the world’s most significant natural sites, Springbrook National Park. Like stars in the night sky these tiny larvae light up the dark, moist cave and create a spectacular sight. An adventurous and memorable night!

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Crab Trip Gold Coast (Depart Gold Coast only)

from$89

Cruise the Gold Coast Broadwater and visit the sand island named Wavebreak Island. Crab Trip Activities: Crab catching demonstration, pumping yabbies and fishing on island. Enjoy Australian life and fun while looking for soldier crabs and picking up shells on the island.

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Crikey! Taste the Sunshine Coast! (Depart Gold Coast and Brisbane)

from$144

Visit the Sunshine Coast’s world famous Australia Zoo, home of the Irwin family and legendary Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Enjoy a half-day experience at Australia Zoo, cuddle a koala, see a crocodile strike during the midday Wildlife Warrior show and visit the world’s busiest wildlife hospital. Their coach then journeys to The Ginger Factory for a delicious lunch plus choice of Ginger Factory Tour or Live Bee Show both with free tastings. Australia Zoo: A visit to Australia Zoo is as wild as life gets! Cuddle a koala, hand-feed kangaroos or even walk with a wombat in this word famous conservation destination. Jump on the Safari-Shuttle and take a leisurely drive past the Tiger Temple, Bindi’s Island and African Savannah before grabbing a good seat for all the swooping, slithering and jaw-snapping action in the daily Wildlife Warriors Show. Option: You can add a Koala Cuddle souvenir photo!

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Chill Out at Byron Bay (Depart Gold Coast only)

from$87

From the crystal clear Pacific Ocean surf breaks and swimming beaches to sub-tropical hinterland, cosmopolitan Byron Bay is welcoming and easy to fall in love with. Shop, swim, surf, relax, dine, explore. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS BYRON BAY LIGHTHOUSE Set high on a bald rocky cliff, this powerful lighthouse has a 2m, 8 tonne lens and marks the Australian continent’s eastern most point. This state conservation park offers scenic walking tracks, history, navigation compass and wildlife watching. BYRON BAY TOWNSHIP A trendy and unique coastal town in the Byron Shire, the famous village-style main street, Johnson Street, attracts international tourists on every budget to enjoy shopping, delicious food, locally manufactured retail and art works and one of the world’s coolest pubs!

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Gold Coast City Sights Tour (Depart Gold Coast and Brisbane)

from$116

See for yourself the amazing diversity of the Gold Coast in one day from the world famous coastline and city sights to a Crab cruise and seafood lunch. Guests have the option to visit the Q1 Observation Tower for 360 degree views and take a scenic helicopter ride. Discover the city’s highlights as far south as Burleigh Heads where the national park meets the surf beach and put your toes in the sand of the Broadwater trying to catch a soldier crab or pump for yabbies. A taste of Gold Coast living! CRAB TRIP CRUISE Head out on the beautiful Southport Broadwater in search of an island getaway, for fishing and yabby pumping. Try your luck at crabbing, chase the sea gulls or simply leave your footprints in the pristine, smooth golden sand. Something for everyone. PUMPING YABBIES Fun for all the family, our guests search the sandy shore for “red nippers” or saltwater yabbies with specially designed bait pumps. Delight in your catch. In the right spot, with the help of our skipper, they are easier to catch than a trophy fish.

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