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“Great way to get out of Surfers Paradise and see surrounding countryside”

Southern Cross 4WD Tours
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Ranked #6 of 42 Tours in Surfers Paradise
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Owner description: Southern Cross 4WD offers a range of 4WD Eco-Tours and customized packages throughout the Gold Coast Hinterland and surrounds. From Guided nature walks, animal spotting and bird feeding to off-road driving, wine tours, conferences and overnight camping, every tour is a unique experience and is catered around what YOU want to do! A day with SC4WD as a real experience not just another bus tour.Over 16 years of Hinterland Tour experience
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Guelph, Canada
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12 reviews
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“Great way to get out of Surfers Paradise and see surrounding countryside”
Reviewed 6 August 2012

The guides are friendly and have a great sense of humour. Boomerang throwing was a nice novelty. An ideal way to get out in the countryside and look back on the skyscrapers on the Gold Coast. Four wheel drive tracks up and down the mountain were great fun. Scones, cream and jam for morning tea also very high quality.

Visited July 2012
Thank Jo R
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“Absolute 4wd Experience A must do tour”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

On taking a punt on this tour from the hotel brochures this was simply the best experience in 4wdriving a family could go on .We were picked up at our Hotel at 7.30am by Royd, one of the best blokes going around.His knowledge of the surrounding areas we went to were just amazing.From driving along main roads and stopping for sight seeing or turning off to dirt tracks for some good ol 4wdriving.Driving up into the Tamborine Mountains with Royd gave us a real experience at what this thrilling and skillful driving takes, With Jam /Scones and Latte for morning tea stop then off for more mountain climbing. The views and explanations of these areas was breathtaking at just how high we were up the mountains.The stops in different towns to stock up with wine , fudge and cheeses was a real hit with the girls. Lunch at O'Reilly's Farm was worth the wait with beautifully cooked steak or Chicken and fresh salads for mains and freshly cut fruits for desert. We got to have a crack at stock whip cracking (not as easy as Royd made it though) then to throw boomerangs up, around and into the trees was terrific fun.Then off to the rainforest experience.Boardwalks, Treetop walks , The feeding of the wild birds and the checking out of forests and waterfalls was enjoyed by all.Off again for some thrilling down the mountain 4wdriving and home. All in all a Wow factor full day all costs included tour that i would recommend, Well worth the money and experience you will have, Thanks Darren for the booking and a big thanks to Royd for giving us a fun filled tour to remember Cheers to you all

Visited July 2012
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Best tour ever! Darren had been a fantastic guide! Full of surprises! Be sure that you book this tour when you are at goldcoast!

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“Southern Cross 4WD really made our day special”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

I went with Southern Cross for a tour of the rainforest near the Gold Coast, because the hotel said they got more rave reviews about this tour than any other. The hotel was right! Our guide, Darran, was extremely personable and funny and made sure everyone had an enjoyable day. We went to a little wine shop, did a little shopping in a cute little town, and went to a couple of areas of the rainforest for beautiful, guided hikes. Darran pointed out lots of interesting things in the forest, and we saw quite a few birds and critters. Also had a great lunch at a quiet little ranch/camping area, and lots of fun with whips and boomerangs. Darran also took us to a little-known city park just packed with kangaroos! It was a really fabulous day and I highly recommend you go with Southern Cross for your trip.

Visited June 2012
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“Must do in the Gold coast”
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Loved this tour. Best thing to do while in surfers besides, well, Surfiing. Fresh scones and rhubarb were quite a foodie experience. Loved all of this trip. learning to crack and whip an throw a boomerang, a true aussie experience. do not miss out on this tour. do the full day.

Visited May 2012
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