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Southern Cross 4WD Tours

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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...more
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Shop 5 3078 Surfers Paradise Bvd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Skywalk is a pretty nice way to walk high above in the trees, with nice views. Also there is a pretty goods breakfast place close to the Skywalk. Was just a bit unfortunate that we saw almost no animals in the Skywalk area.

Thank violasimeon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the half day tour with Chris as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and shared a lot of information about the flora and fauna of the area. It was a clear day so got great views of the volcano and the coast as...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed Chris our tour host today. He really appreciated the ecological / nature aspect of the tour. Highlighting the flora and fauna, but also the challenges the farmers and locals have experienced because of the drought. Chris had endless knowledge of the rainforest...More

Thank CDD1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did 2 Glow Worm tours and this one was great, the other not so much. This a an actual night hike after a bite of dessert. The tour guide knew a lot about the flora and the fauna, and the 4 wheeling was great

1  Thank Sheryl L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My mother and I booked the half day tour for Tuesday 4 September 2018. We were picked up from the hotel by Aaron who was great. As we were the only ones booked for half day tour, we were offered the option of paying extra...More

Thank Passenger815395
StephanieW4279, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Angela R, Thanks for your review about our Outback Tracks Morning Tamborine Tour. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the rainforest walk and the time on Gallery Walk. Having a great guide like Arran certainly does make the day better too! Thanks for...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Sadly, I did not get to even go on my tour. I booked through a tour booth in paradise city who were great. I was there when she booked the tour and gave them my correct information. I was told they couldn't pick me up...More

1  Thank Larisa M
StephanieW4279, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hello Larisa M, Thank you for your post and voicing your opinion. It is a shame you missed the tour but after waiting more than 10 minutes after the pickup time at the confirmed location, we could not keep the other passengers waiting any longer....More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a beautiful and educational evening. Our guide Trent was friendly and so knowledgeable. Loved this night out in nature. Highly recommend to everyone.

1  Thank M M
StephanieW4279, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Gday M M, So lovely to hear you had a great night out with Trent on our Glow Worm Nocturnal Tour! We agree our guides are very knowledgeable and super friendly!. Thanks for recommending us and please come back again soon! Kind Regards,

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Aaron is hilarious, knowledgeable and friendly. We had a fantastic adventure and loved 4wd-ing at night in a bus 😂 highly recommend it!

Thank Julie C
StephanieW4279, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hey Julie C, Thanks for your 5 star review Yes Arran is great! Thanks for your amazing feedback about our Glow Worm Nocturnal Tour. Very happy to hear you had a blast! Kind Regards,

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Loved the 4WD drive and the stop at The Manor for refreshments. Small group with a knowledgeable guide. Seeing nature at it’s best in the darkness and the glow worm was a treat to see. Will be back to do a day trip.More

Thank Alice W
StephanieW4279, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hey Alice W, Thank you for the great 5 star review about our Glow Worm Nocturnal Rainforest Tour. We agree that seeing the rainforest at night is definitely a treat and so worth it! We would love to have you back with us for a...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Trent was super supreme and fabulous. Had 200% knowledge and kept educating and driving us. One of the of the Aussie company that is well organised and run ;) The Mercedes 4WD is decent. This trip is a must for anyone visiting Goldcoast!More

Thank Anj_1234
Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Anj_1234, Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the tour and providing a great review for us. We agree, Trent is fabulous! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with him. And I have passed on your excellent feedback to him directly....More

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Pek R
25 March 2018|
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Response from StephanieW4279 | Property representative |
Hi Pek R, Thanks for your question. Yes, your mum will be fine to do the 4WD aspect of the tour, its not extreme off-roading Our tours are catered for all, from Grandparents to Grandkids, including all of our rainforest... More
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Isa_201606
3 July 2017|
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Response from Jo B | Reviewed this property |
Double check with the tour operator, our tour did not include the glow worms - possibly because they are visible at night when it is dark
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ryannmcneil
25 June 2017|
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Response from Davina P | Reviewed this property |
We did the night tour. Didn't see kangaroos or wallabies, but saw the very small possums up in the trees above us, trap-door spider, an Australian mouse (cuter than the common NZ house mouse), a snail the size of a tennis... More
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