Welcome to Gold Coast Hinterland

Top experiences in Gold Coast Hinterland

Recent articles

Travel guides

Starting at $29.99

Image for

Gold Coast Hinterland activities

$202.17 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Breakfast

If you've always wanted to go floating in a hot air balloon, come and experience the best balloons and the best ballooning experience at the best price! Yes, this Hot Air Ballooning including Champagne breakfast tour comes highly recommended, which is why it is Australia's most popular balloon ride. The spectacle of balloons being inflated at dawn is always surprising and definitely impressive. Did you know the balloons are as tall as a ten storey building? Take off gently and experience the romance and wonder here, floating over the scenic rim of the Gold Coast hinterland. You will be flying with Australia's biggest and most experienced ballooning company, and with the newest state of the art ballooning equipment. After landing, join the friendly team at O'Reillys Grand Homestead for a freshly cooked hot breakfast, with Champagne of course! Relax in historic surroundings and enjoy a freshly cooked full hot Aussie breakfast of bacon, eggs and sausage with fresh fruit platters, cereals, muffins and pastries, coffee, teas and juices. Time is allocated to stroll the landscape gardens, visit the Cellar door and inspect the Vineyard. A fantastic morning!

$100.55 Day Trips & Excursions

Gold Coast, Canal Cruise, Burleigh Heads National Park Tour

Your tour takes you through the central Gold Coast to see Palazzo Versace, Marina Mirage and the beautiful Broadwater Canal. Visit Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, one of Australia's top five shopping centers.  View the spectacular coastline from Coolangatta, looking north to the stunning high-rise architecture of Surfers Paradise. You'll take a two-hour canal cruise on Broadwater Canal and learn to catch a crab and enjoy your scrumptious seafood lunch.You'll visit Burleigh Heads which is world renowned for it's spectacular surfing conditions and watch surfers as they glide along the waves. You will then drive through the beautiful Gold Coast Region for through Varsity Lakes, Robina and Advance town to admire the Gold Coast Hinterland as you drive through these towns. Relax on your return drive, where your your tour concludes with a drop off at your original departure point. 

$216.29 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Gold Coast Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Including Breakfast

Float like a cloud as you witness the sunrise climbing over the unforgettable panorama of the Gold Coast skyline on a 60min Deluxe Hot Air Balloon Flight with Balloon Aloft Gold Coast. Watch the sun reflecting off the myriad of canals and waterways and view the surrounding forest covered mountains of the Gold Coast hinterland - this is truly the most spectacular hot air balloon ride in Australia.During your flight you will feel no wind, simply because you have become the wind - this is the unique sensation of hot air ballooning. You will be transported on an aerial nature walk by the world's oldest and most romantic form of flight. Allow our pilots to gently navigate you through the wondrous adventure of flight in a hot air balloon.After the exhilaration of flying effortlessly above the Gold Coast skyline, it's time to gently wind down with a sumptuous champagne buffet breakfast at the award winning Chelo's Restaurant.During breakfast you will be presented with your personalised flight certificate as a memento of your hot air balloon ride experience, with Balloon Aloft Gold Coast. Complimentary roundtrip hotel transfers are included from Surfers Paradsie and Broadbeach hotels and resorts.

$82.57 Outdoor Activities

Hinze Dam Kayak and Walking Tour from the Gold Coast

After meeting your guide at your selected Gold Coast hotel, travel approximately 40-minutes through the Gold Coast Hinterland to Hinze Dam (If you’d prefer to meet your guide there, please meet at the Western Boat ramp on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road). Here you’ll discover the history surrounding the dam, Gold Coasts main drinking water supply for the region.Built in 1976, your guide will explain the 1989 restorations which increased the walls by 49-feet (15m) as well as the more recent upgrades in 2011 allowing the dam to increase its water security and capacity by double. Holding up to 310,730 mega-liters of water, you’ll have plenty of space to explore the stunning surrounding Hinterland views on this kayak and walking tour. Paddle approximately 1-hour to the eastern side of the dam where you’ll embark on a 30-minute walk along the top of the dams gates taking in the picturesque views out over the hinterland. Arrive at the Dams Visitor Centre where you’ll enjoy a delicious hot breakfast or lunch (depending on your departure time) at the Hinze Dam View Café. Sit back and relax as you take in the incredible views. Make sure to bring your camera as the views are simply picture perfect!Receive a free digital photo before heading back to your selected Gold Coast CBD Hotel.

$65.94 Day Trips & Excursions

Mt. Tamborine Tour from Brisbane: Curtis Falls, Rainforest

Pickup is at your Brisbane inner city accommodation at 8.00 am. The vehicle is a 7 seater Hyundai for a more personal tour. This tour will take you to Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland. The first waterfall you visit is Curtis Falls which is a short 10 min  walk from the carpark through the ancient rainforest.You then travel to the Cedar Creek Winery where you will enjoy an informative talk as well as viewing these beautiful Glow-worms which have been specially bred and are in their own little cave. At one of the scenic lookouts you will have a delicious complimentary morning tea picnic with your choice of coffees, teas, a selection of Aussie biscuits, cheese and crackers, fruit and fruit juices.You will then dropped off at your accommodation for your convenience.

$303.82 Water Sports

Gold Coast Combo: Jet Ski Hire, Parasailing and Flyboard for Two

Combine three experiences and choose a 30-minute jet ski hire to share, a 5 min Flyboard introduction for each person and tandem parasail for 2 people to share. Fly high like Iron Man and dive like a dolphin with the newest extreme watersport activity that is taking the world by storm. The Fly Board is similar to a skateboard with bindings attached, which is then attached to a jetski via a 20 meter hose. The thrust from the jetski gives the fly board’s propulsion while the hirer controls the direction. It’s easier than it looks as you will have friendly and experienced staff on hand helping to have you up and flying. Your experience starts with a safety briefing and being kitted out with wetsuit, helmet and life jacket. You will then learn the basic man-oeuvres including taxiing through the water, turning left and right around the instructor and then standing up! Next, jump on board a specially designed parasailing boat and take your seat. The tunes will be providing ambience in the background as your deckhand gives you the briefing and outlines the experience while you head out to the fly zone. You will then make your way to the back platform where the deckhand will fit you in the special harness and clip you to the parachute. When the conditions are perfect the skipper will flick the release and you will be winched at a controlled rate high into the air, beginning your parasailing adventure. When the rope is out to 100 meters, the skipper will then cruise around the broadwater, following the thermals and providing you with a truly memorable and magical experience. From this vantage point you will be parasailing over the beautiful broadwaters and be able to see the Surfers Paradise skyline, the Q1, South Stradbroke and WaveBreak Islands, the Gold Coast Seaway, the mountains of the Gold Coast hinterland including Springbrook and Tambourine Mountains.Last of your activities is a 30-minute jet ski hire around the course. Experience pure adrenalin as you speed around a purpose built 1km circuit aboard the latest model Yamaha Waverunners.