Natural Bridge
Explore Springbrook with experienced guides
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Spectacular Views
It's a chance to connect with nature and marvel at its awe-inspiring beauty
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Star Gazing
Visit the glow worms and experience the Gold Coast Hinterland at night
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Curtis Falls
Discover the hidden secrets of Mount Tamborine
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Southern Cross Tours

Explore the Gold Coast Hinterland

Kangaroos & Koalas

Kangaroos & Mountain Views

Glow Worms

Evening Rainforest & Glow Worm


Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s and Vineyard

Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge & Springbrook Waterfalls

Mt Tamborine

The Tastes of Tamborine Mountain

Private Tours

Customised Rainforest Adventures
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Green Circle with a Green leaf in the middle with a white southern cross (stars) in the centre of the leaf.
View of the Southern Cross Tours bus, adorned with vibrant company stickers

What We Do

Premium, Small Group, Gold Coast Hinterland Tours

With Southern Cross Tours you will embark on a nature-focused adventure with any of our Gold Coast Hinterland Tours, where our expert guides lead you through the breathtaking landscapes of Mt Tamborine, Springbrook National Park, and Lamington National Park. Discover popular destinations such as Natural Bridge, Purling Brook Falls, O’Reilly’s Vineyard, Gallery Walk, and Curtis Falls. Join our nocturnal tour to witness the mesmerising Glow Worms adding a touch of magic to your adventure. All with a small tour group, in our comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, with our professional and highly experienced expert tour guides.

"Eco-Tourism Certified" label showcasing environmental commitment

We are proud to be Eco-Certified, actively removing 50% of CO2 emissions from every tour that is booked with us!

At Southern Cross Tours, achieving Ecotourism Australia certification underlines our dedication to sustainability and delivering authentic, high-quality nature-based tourism experiences. Partnering with Reforest we are proudly cutting our CO2 emissions by 50%. Our tours blend adventure with eco-consciousness, emphasising our commitment to sustainable travel. This ensures that your journeys are not only impactful for you but also beneficial for the planet, highlighting our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship.

So far Southern Cross Tours have achieved the following

CO2 Tons
M2 Habitat

Experience Excellence

Why Choose Southern Cross Tours

Personal touch

Offering small group tours, our professional and passionate guides are dedicated to providing personalised customer service, sharing their deep knowledge of the Gold Coast hinterland, and ensuring that your Southern Cross Tour experience ends with happy memories and a personal connection to the region.

Local experts

Our guides are Gold Coast locals and they know the hinterland like the back of their hand, they are true experts on the area. We have curated the best walking trails, waterfalls, lookouts, cafes, vineyards and other highlights to allow you to experience the best of the Gold Coast hinterland.

Hassle free

Explore the breathtakingly beautiful Gold Coast hinterland in style with our luxurious vehicles and friendly experienced guides. Choose your preferred pick-up location and enjoy a day of relaxation and exploration. Book your tour today and discover the stunning natural beauty of the green behind the gold.

Learn From Others

What Southern Cross Tours Customers Are Saying

Based on 768 reviews
Ezequiel Vico
Ezequiel Vico
Thanks Mark! You’re a legend. He made the difference on this tour. And thank you for taking care of us.
Marta Klimaszewska
Marta Klimaszewska
I recently had the pleasure of joining Southern Cross Tours for their night tour to see the glow worms, and it was an incredible experience! The tour was well-organized, and the beauty of the glow worms at night was truly magical. Our tour guide was amazing – knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about the natural wonders we were exploring. They made the experience even more enjoyable with their engaging storytelling and expertise. I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to experience something unique and breathtaking. Thank you, Southern Cross Tours, for an unforgettable night!
Emma Topp
Emma Topp
Lived every minute of this tour. Our fantastic tour guide Mark kept our small group lively and entertained with knowledgeable facts about each stage of our journey. My highlight was feeding the wild birds 🐦 but also I thoroughly enjoyed the O'Reilly vineyard lunch, wines and alcapas! Thanks
Andrew Perkal
Andrew Perkal
Natural Bridge and Springbrook Tour Jun 24. Had a great tour despite some cloudy conditions. Mark our tour guide was unbelievably knowledgeable on everything Gold Coastas well as the hinterland and has a real passion for the rainforest that makes the tour a real pleasure to be on. Highly recommend.
amerdeep s
amerdeep s
I did the eve rainforest walk in Tambourine mountains to see the glowworms with Amber and Vince, tour guides. It exceeded my expectations. It was amazing. Well worth doing it. The guides were brilliant especially Vince. He was so engaging, funny and really bought to life the tour and nature. So brilliant!!!
Sandra Bermejo Broto
Sandra Bermejo Broto
Very nice trip! We enjoyed a lot the experience and all the explanations. We learnt a lot about the history and nature of Gold Coast. And the kangaroos and Koalas we just cute!! Thank you Bill!
simon o shea
simon o shea
Had very enjoyable tour looking at waterfalls ,Adam was great leader, was very knowledgeable and friendly, also gave us a background on history of Gold Coast. Would definitely recommend booking when in Surfers Paradise!!
Ruth Hussey
Ruth Hussey
We thoroughly enjoyed our Lamington National Park, O'Reilly's & winery tour. Bill is an excellent driver & very knowledgeable guide & we enjoyed his company. We had a full day of spectacular scenery, rainforest, food & wine. Highly recommend this tour.
Grace Castro
Grace Castro
Mark is a magnificent tour guide. Been going to Queensland for many years, though this was the first time to take a guided tour. Exceptional service, adequately timed rest breaks, lots of historical knowledge to learn about our majestic country. Will be booking my next trip!

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Got Questions?

Q. What do you need to bring?
A. Please wear closed-in shoes and comfortable clothing. Bring some additional spending money to purchase any extras along the way. For tours during the day, we suggest you bring a jacket, water bottle, hat, and sunscreen. For evening tours, we suggest a warm jacket and water bottle.

A. Southern Cross Tours are suitable for all ages. All tours include a leisurely guided walk, so as long as the guest can walk or can be carried during the guided walk they can join the tour. Kids love the rainforest and the information and stories we share on the region and its wildlife. We can provide car seats for infants to 8 year old. Just let us know at the time of booking.

A. We pick up from a selection of Hotels and Apartments on the Gold Coast between Broadbeach and Southport. Some tours have additional pick up locations. If you are at a private address please let us know by sending us an email or giving us a call and we can advise your closest pick up location.

A Gift to Remember


Gift an unforgettable adventure with our Southern Cross Tours Gift Vouchers, the perfect present for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Let your loved ones immerse themselves in the beauty and mystery of the rainforest, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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