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 744 reviews
Sese C
Sese C
Went on the evening rainforest and glow worms tour, Adam is an incredible and knowledgable tour guide!
Andrea Li
Andrea Li
Our tour guide Mark was awesome and knowledgeable and friendly.He made our experience 5star.It was really comfortable journey up to Lamington National Park, including safe driving, snacks and drinks. Good experience, hope to come back soon!
Bronwyn McAulay
Bronwyn McAulay
We had a great day with Southern cross Tours visiting Lamington national Park, O'Reilly's Retreat and Vineyard. Our tour guide, David was knowledgeable, professional and very considerate. The bus was clean and comfortable. Highlights for us included the wooden bridge walk, David's knowledge on local plants and wildlife and bird feeding. We also had the best toasted sandwich we've ever had at the vineyard which we enjoyed sitting by the creek. We look forward to our next tour with Southern Cross Tours.
Brian Jian Zhao
Brian Jian Zhao
We spent a day for our trip to springbrook and natural Bridge. We have Bill as our guide. I have never met a tour guide as knowledgeable, funny and friendly as him. Overall experience is excellent. Highly recommend.
Vandana Arya
Vandana Arya
Thank you Mark. We really had an amazing adventure today. Inspite of the bad weather, we managed quite a lot! Thanks to your stories and trivia!
Diane Fleischmann
Diane Fleischmann
My husband and I did the Lamington National Forest tour today. Even though we were the only people on the tour, our guides David and Andy were very professional in their conduct. David is very good at his tour commentary and his stories related to things with in the tour added another layer of interest. It rained a lot but being with David and Andy...what rain?
My sister and I joined this tour from Japan. We were very pleased with our tour guide, Adam, who was very kind and gave us a variety of excellent explanations. 💐We were able to see wild kangaroos, wallabies and koalas, birds and more.🦜🐨🌲 The freshly baked scones and panoramic view of the Gold Coast were wonderful. We were able to enjoy the beautiful nature of Australia and it was an irreplaceable memory. Thank you so much.❤️
Yuta Katayama
Yuta Katayama
Lamington National Parkのツアーに参加しました。 マークは素晴らしいガイドでした。 全体的にコンテンツが詰め込まれ過ぎておらず、一つ一つを充分に楽しめるツアーでとても良かったです。 ツリーウォークでのBlack Booyongの話と、King ParrotsへのFeedingが最高に印象に残っています。 マーク、どうもありがとう!! from 日本
Teaghan Olden
Teaghan Olden
Adam was fantastic yesterday. Nice and educational, even kept my teenagers engaged. Would have definitely done another tour if we had time. What a beautiful country we live in.

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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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