BLUEYS WORLD SPECIAL

BLUEY – AS SEEN ON TV

Queensland is Bluey’s World for Real Life!

Come and Explore Bluey’s Backyard on the Gold Coast!

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From the beach to the creek and our world heritage listed Hinterland, there is so much for families and visitors to the Gold Coast to see and do. Discover the places that inspired your favourite episodes and create unforgettable family memories in Bluey’s real-life playground, here on the Gold Coast.

Save Yourself some Dollarbucks with Our Special Offer!

For a limited time, enjoy discounted prices on our Southern Cross Tours! Take advantage of this special offer on our Kangaroos & Mountain Views Morning Tour and Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s, and Vineyard Tour. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family and immerse yourselves in the beauty and adventure of our unique hinterland experiences.

How to Book

Click the book now button on any one of the two Southern Cross Tours options below. Enter the promo code BLUEY at checkout for the Kangaroos & Mountain Views Morning Tour, and enter the code BINGO at checkout for the Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s, and Vineyard Tour. Enjoy your special discount and get ready for an amazing experience! Book and travel dates: 2nd June 2024 to 30th September 2024. Direct bookings only. Don’t miss out on this fantastic offer – secure your spot today and let the fun begin!

Terms and Conditions

Offer valid for direct bookings only. Promo code Bluey or Bingo must be entered on the correct product at checkout to receive the discount. Travel must occur between 2nd June 2024 and 30th September 2024. Bring Bluey’s world to life for your family on the beautiful Gold Coast! We can’t wait to see you there.

Win a 12 night Gold Coast family holiday

Tourism and Events Queensland is also giving away a 12-night Queensland holiday to one lucky winner to come to Queensland and experience the famous lifestyle of Bluey and her family on all of their adventures. – enter at Queensland.com

Kangaroos & Mountain Views Morning Tour

Explore Tamborine National Park, the crown jewel of the Gold Coast Hinterland, and immerse yourself in its charming mountaintop community. Begin your adventure with a serene walk through Coombabah Lake Conservation Park, where you can encounter kangaroos lounging in their natural habitat, effortlessly striking poses for your camera. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive koalas, a delightful and common sight.

Continue your journey to Mount Tamborine for a delightful morning tea featuring delicious oven-fresh scones topped with jam and cream, accompanied by a selection of fine teas and coffees. Indulge in some shopping along Gallery Walk, the celebrated heart of Tamborine Mountain’s art and craft scene, showcasing exquisite, locally crafted goods. The region is gaining acclaim for its boutique wineries—take this opportunity to savour a glass of the local red, white, or fortified wine, perhaps selecting a bottle to cherish at home. If you prefer hops and barley, the local brewery offers a tasting flight of their craft beers (at your own expense).

Our seasoned guides, experts of the area, will lead you through the Gold Coast Hinterland’s rich tapestry of ecosystems, sharing their favourite spots and the secrets of the region’s diverse plant and animal life.

The mountaintop views are unforgettable, offering a unique perspective of the Gold Coast skyline. Get your camera ready for the perfect Instagram shot at this picturesque location.

Destination:

Coombabah Conservation Park & Tamborine Mountain

Departue Time:

Your adventure begins at 8:30 am every day

Duration:

5 hours

Walking Grade :

Grade 2

No walking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.

More information about the walking grades

Included:

Morning tea and scones Mt Tamborine cafe, Conservation Park fees, Expert tour guide: In vehicle and guided walk commentary, A small group experience, Pick up/drop off at selected locations

Please note: No luggage/pram/stroller storage on the bus

Important Info:

Before setting out on your adventure, please visit our Know Before You Go page for important preparation tips. Also, review our Terms and Conditions to ensure you’re familiar with the guidelines that will help make your tour enjoyable and safe.

Coombabah Lake Conservation Park

A dynamic scene of a group of kangaroos running towards the forest in Coombabah Conservation Park, showcasing their natural habitat and movement

Coombabah Lake Conservation Park, nestled within the Gold Coast Hinterland, is a sanctuary of natural beauty and tranquility that offers a unique window into Australia’s diverse ecosystems. This expansive park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, providing a habitat for a rich variety of plant and animal life, including kangaroos, koalas, and an array of bird species.

The park’s landscapes are varied, featuring wetlands, eucalypt forests, and mangrove habitats, each supporting its own unique community of flora and fauna. Walking trails wind through these serene environments, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and observe wildlife in their natural habitats. The tranquility of the area makes it an ideal spot for birdwatching, photography, or simply enjoying a peaceful walk amidst nature.

One of the park’s highlights is the opportunity to see kangaroos lounging in their natural environment and koalas nestled in the crooks of eucalyptus trees, offering unforgettable encounters with Australia’s iconic wildlife. These sightings are especially delightful in the early mornings or late afternoons when the animals are most active.

Coombabah Lake Conservation Park also plays a crucial role in environmental conservation, offering a protected area for research, education, and the preservation of local ecosystems. It’s a place where visitors can not only enjoy the wonders of nature but also learn about the importance of protecting these environments for future generations.

Mount Tamborine

22 million years ago the Mount Warning volcano erupted creating the green cauldron of the scenic rim. On the northern edge of the volcanic caldera, Tamborine Mountain was formed. Only a short 30 minute drive from the Gold Coast, Mount Tamborine is the perfect destination to start your journey exploring the green behind the gold. Highlights of the mountain include:

Tamborine Village

On the top of Tamborine Mountain you will find the locality of Tamborine. Part of the Scenic Rim, Tamborine village is home to approx 4000 residents who enjoy living the treechange lifestyle. Mt Tamborine is home to a variety of boutique accommodation including cabins, bed and breakfast, and local lodges all offering a hinterland escape and the country hospitality the mountain is famous for. Many of the locals own and operate their own businesses. A Mt Tamborine tour through the area will take you past restaurants and cafes, boutique distilleries, brewery and vineyards, artist studios,  cheese factory and even an organic skincare producer.

Gallery Walk

Lively scene at Gallery Walk, Mt Tamborine, with crowds wandering among A-frame store signs, parked vehicles, and lush trees lining the footpath
Tamborine Mountain Gallery Walk, on Long Road is where you will find over 60 stores offering a range of products, many of which are produced locally on the mountain. Stroll along and visit the artisan fudge and candy stores, locally made gifts and homewares, various fashion and clothing boutiques and crystal and jewellery manufacturers. You won’t go hungry or thirsty as the walk is abundant with laid back cafes and food outlets. There is something for everyone on the walk and it is an enjoyable way to spend an hour or two.

Stay Safe in the National Park

Whilst you are undertaking walking trails and enjoying the Coombabah Lake Conservation Park remember to do so safely:

  • Stay together and keep to the walking tracks.
  • Always keep your children with sight.
  • Take care near cliff edges. Keep your distance and stay behind any barriers, especially when taking photos. 
  • Wear a hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes with good grip.
  • Walk with a local guide or experienced bushwalker. This is a good way to gain experience.
  • Rubbish bins are not provided. Please bring rubbish bags, and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave.

Reviews

Experience 90%
Transport 80%
Food 75%
Value for money 85%
Bowie You
Bowie You
April- 2024
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What a unique and informative experience. Amber is so fun and full of passion about the forrest and the creatures there!
htoohtoo Ag
htoohtoo Ag
April - 2024
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Fantastic group tour experience - seamless organization, knowledgeable guides, and unforgettable destinations!" Thanks Mark ☺️☺️
Derin Drayne
Derin Drayne
April - 2024
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We had a wonderful experience with Southern Cross Tours! Daniel was very knowledgable and great with our kids. Would definitely book again!

See Koalas & Kangaroos in the Wild

Don't forget to use the code BLUEY

*Please note this tour requires minimum numbers to operate.

Lamington National Park & O'Reilly's Vineyard Tour

Experience the best of the Hinterland with breathtaking scenic views, a treetop walk and wild bird feeding. Visit an award winning vineyard and meet their friendly alpacas.

This tour provides you with all the best highlights packed beautifully into one fantastic day. A fully guided tour visiting the world’s largest sub-tropical rainforest, the famous O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat and Canungra Valley Vineyard. Experience stunning panoramic views, a canopy treetop walk, wild bird feeding and more on this relaxed journey to 1,000 metres above sea level.

Destination:

Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s & Vineyard

Departue Time:

Your adventure begins at 9:00 am every day

Duration:

7 hours

Walking Grade :

Grade 2

No walking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.

More information about the walking grades

Included:

Rainforest Treetop Walk, Bird Feeding, Light refreshments, Glass of Sparkling wine, National Park fees, Expert tour guide, In vehicle and guided walk commentary, A small group experience, Hotel pick up / drop off

Please note: No luggage/pram/stroller storage on the bus

Important Info:

Before setting out on your adventure, please visit our Know Before You Go page for important preparation tips. Also, review our Terms and Conditions to ensure you’re familiar with the guidelines that will help make your tour enjoyable and safe.

Lamingtion National Park

Lamington National Park lies along the crest of the McPherson Range, which marks the New South Wales–Queensland border. The park is characterised by subtropical rainforest, creeks and waterfalls and there are numerous walking trails and lookouts offering spectacular views across the range. Experience Lamington National Park on our fully guided Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s & Vineyard Tour. Whilst in the area you have the opportunity to visit the world famous O’Reilly’s properties including the Rainforest Retreat and nearby Canungra Valley Vineyard.

World Heritage Listed Subtropical Rainforest

Alongside its sister Springbrook National Park, Lamington National Park forms part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area and is comprised of varying forest types, from temperate Antarctic Beech forest high on the border ranges through the sub-tropical rainforests, to the dry eucalypt forest of the northern escarpment.

Be humbled as you find yourself surrounded by prehistoric vegetation and geological landscapes dating back more than 300 million years. One of Australia’s largest remaining forests of hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) is also located and safely protected within the national park.

This biodiversity hotspot is home to more than 300 species of wildlife, plus over 160 subtropical birds. Keep an eye out for the bower of the male satin bowerbird bedazzled with his collection of all things blue. The park is also home to many threatened species including the Fleay’s Barred frog. If you are near a stream and hear an ‘arrr’ growling sound, there may be one of these guys nearby looking for a mate. They are easily identified by their colourful skin which is light brown with dark blotches.  Lamington plays a vital role in protecting this rich diversity of globally significant wildlife.

O’Reilly’s Treetop Canopy Walk & Wild Bird Feeding

A girl walks along the Tree Top Walk at O'Reilly's in Lamington National Park, surrounded by the lush, dense canopy of towering trees
The O’Reilly family were living in the Lamington area prior to it being declared a national park in 1915. The pioneering family began welcoming visitors to their property in 1926. Today O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat continues to operate with operational values that strongly support the history, heritage and education of the surrounding Lamington National Park. Day visitors are able to access the O’Reillys property to enjoy facilities including the treetop canopy walk and wild bird feeding. Treetop Canopy Walk: Have you ever imagined walking through the forest canopy? O’Reilly’s treetop walk is an Australian first, with a series of suspension bridges up to 16metres above the ground providing the perfect birds eye view of the forest below. There is also a viewing deck accessed by a steep ladder attached to  the side of a majestic fig tree which will allow you to venture another 14 metres into the canopy.
Two females in denim engaging in bird feeding at Lamington National Park, with plates teeming with colorful parrots, some perched on their heads, and one with a camera hanging on her chest, against a backdrop of trees and blue sky
Wild Bird Feeding: Hand feed the wild birds of the rainforest including crimson Rosella’s and King Parrots in the bird feeding arena. Hold your plate of wild bird seed carefully and wait as the brilliantly coloured parrots come to take a nibble. You will want to have your camera handy. Nearby to the bird feeding arena is a replica of the Stinson aeroplane which crashed into the ranges in 1937. When official searches failed to find the plane, Bernard O’Reilly set off on foot and using his bush knowledge was able to locate the plane wreckage and rescue two survivors. If you’d like to learn more you can watch the movie “The Riddle of the Stinson” (1987) with Jack Thompson taking on the role of Bernard O’Reilly.

Kamarun Lookout

Entrance to Lamington National Park with a welcoming banner atop stone pillars, two males with backpacks, dressed in shorts and T-shirts, one wearing a cap, embark on their journey along a tree-lined path
A large tree trunk with a natural hollow tunnel, through which you can enter from one end and exit the other, surrounded by a dense forest of trees

Due to the ancient volcanic activity in this area, some of the most picturesque views across the scenic rim can be accessed from lookouts within the national park. One of our favourites is Kamarun Lookout. 

With its elevated position, Kamarun lookout provides the perfect vantage point to look out and across a 200 degree radius of hills, rocky peaks and patchwork valleys. On a clear day you can see as far as Brisbane. The sweeping views across the range provide the perfect setting for instagram worthy sunset pictures, no filter required. Keep an eye out as wedge-tailed eagles are often spotted soaring through the skies.  

Whilst at the lookout, you can see a memorial constructed in recognition of Romeo Lahey, one of the region’s early settlers and passionate conservationist. It was Romeo Lahey whose tireless campaigning in the early 1900’s finally led to Lamington’s National Park status being granted in 1915. Romeo also donated hundreds of acres of his own land as additions to Lamington National Park and it is with thanks to him that we are able to enjoy this very special relatively untouched paradise today. 

Canungra Valley Vineyard & Alpacas

Two alpacas in a field, the front one with a white head and neck and a brown body wearing a red mouth collar, and the other brown, against a backdrop of a grassy field and a building resembling a restaurant
Aerial view of Canungra Valley Vineyard, featuring the sprawling vineyard, the restaurant venue, a vehicle on the driveway, with mountains and forest backdrop

Amongst the rolling hills of the Canungra Valley and set alongside the bubbling Canungra Creek lies the O’Reilly family owned Canungra valley Vineyard. The manicured grounds and natural beauty of this 15 acre property perfectly frame the 163 year-old historic homestead ‘Killowen’ offering a selection of meals including delicious wood-fired pizzas, or you can purchase a picnic hamper and sit on the grass by the creek. Alongside the homestead is an open vineyard of over 6000 grape vines with varieties including Shiraz, Verdhelo and Chambourcin, the perfect backdrop for a romantic photo.  The cellar door is open for wine tasting and special events.

Did somebody say adventure? Al..paca my bags!

In 2017 the Mountain View Alpaca Farm relocated to the vineyard and have since become the property’s cutest residents. Bring your camera to capture the highly sought after #AlpacaSelfie. Alpaca food is available for purchase from the gift shop or you can take your new furry friend for a 15minute walk around the grounds.

Protecting the Park

It is important that we protect the sensitive ecosystem when visiting Lamington National Park. Here are some reminders on how you can protect this world heritage listed rainforest:

 

  • Look but don’t touch. Leave all plants and animals undisturbed and do not feed wildlife.
  • Follow the directives and warnings on safety signs and keep to designated walking paths. 
  • Pack it in, pack it out. Take all rubbish with you including food scraps. 
  • Help prevent the spread of pathogens (disease producing organisms) by removing any loose soil and cleaning your footwear before your walk. 
  • Help protect endangered or vulnerable frog and crayfish habitats by minimising swimming and contact with waterways in the park. Do not disturb frogs or tadpoles and avoid trampling on vegetation along the creek edge.

Reviews

Experience 90%
Transport 80%
Food 75%
Value for money 85%
Siddharth Rawat
Siddharth Rawat
February - 2024
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It was just amazing experience the drive was amazing to the lamington park with picturesque and scenic landscape. Our tour guide bill was very professional and very friendly all throughout our journey. Must do activity in GC.
태축수
태축수
November - 2023
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I toured Orelli National Park with my travel guide Bill, and it was great that he gave me the names and explanations of all the birds I saw in the park. It was also nice that I happened to see wallabies and koalas in addition to alpacas and parrots during the tour.
Leif Kelly
Leif Kelly
October - 2023
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Absolutely fantastic day out, the guide , Bill, was friendly, knowledgeable and great entertainment. Surprise of the day was when at the O'Reilly retreat, Bill did a great series of bird calls, which brought in the birds closer.

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