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Rainforest & Waterfalls Extravaganza
Be amazed by the natural beauty that is to be experienced at the 6+ stops throughout multiple sections of the Springbrook National Park each with varied walking distances, only a low level of fitness is required, but some locations we visit are not wheelchair accessible. Total duration from is approx 7-9 hours. If you are concerned with the distance, please contact for more information. Get ready to experience breathtaking waterfalls, surrounded by ancient flora and walk as dinosaurs once did through the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests. Explore subtropical, warm & cool temperate rainforest types and a experience a diversity of natural vegetation including the oldest trees on the Australia's mainland! Generally we are in the rainforest before the larger tour groups arrive, so we will have the best chance to see some native animals, as well being able to enjoy the natural serenity of the rainforest! We are always a small group, which means we can see more waterfalls in less time compared to large tour groups. A homecooked meal is provided at the top of one of the many beautiful waterfalls that we will visit. Door-to-Door Pick-up included from Gold Coast locations. The group is always a maximum of 7 people! For any group bookings, or to request a date that isn't listed or any enquires please message or email: gcrainforesttours@gmail.com
Glow Worms, Stars & Nocturnal Trek
On our nocturnal walk into the rainforest to the base of a waterfall we will search for wildlife and other critters lurking in the wilderness. Ever heard of a Pademelon? Or a Tawny Frogmouth? Maybe we'll see one if we are lucky! We'll definitely see lots of Glow Worms and learn some fun facts about them! Guaranteed Glow Worm Sighting! (Free return trip if none are seen). This experience is designed to avoid other people and see as many new things as possible, most nights we wont see any other people near the Glow Worms at this secret spot. If the sky is clear it is a beautiful spot to see the stars and the night sky or watching the sunrise over the Gold Coast from a beautiful viewpoint if you would prefer an early morning. Other things to note Subject to weather conditions, will be cancelled if considered unsafe, but will continue in light rain. For Private Charters or any date that isn't listed, group bookings or any enquires please message or email
Best surf school in Coolangatta
We meet at our surfing trailer at Rainbow bay beach,we offer wetsuits and rash vests,and our clients put their belongings in the back of our trailer where its all locked up safely .Our learn to surf introduction is 10 to 15 minutes long,the lesson is 2 hours in duration.Once we have people surfing[we push our clients into the waves first, to practice the two different stand up techniques]We then teach them to catch waves by themselves. Other things to note We have three group lessons daily,some lessons are of better quality regarding the tides,we operate on Q.L.D time.9AM,11AM and2PM.We also provide board hire .
Paddleboard on the iconic Talle Creek
Learn the basic and correct paddle techniques from a qualified and experienced instructor. I will share with you everything I have learnt over the last 10+ years about the water, conditions, safety as well as paddling techniques to save you sore muscles that you may encounter from paddling incorrectly. Build up your confidence and maybe even turn pro ! Thats what I am here for xx
Land Based Fishing for all ages
Land based fishing is my passion and Flat Water Fishing wants to give everyone a great fishing experience. I have been fishing the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads and Brisbane estuaries, rivers, canals, beaches, and wharf's for more than 18 years and want you to enjoy the thrill of catching fish as well. I know that boats are not for everyone so this is a great alternative to being on the water. I encourage catch and release fishing but am fine with those taking home all legal sized catches. I will tutor learners how to cast a net, or spool a reel, or thread reel through a rod and attach the hooks and sinkers. Because the fishing spots vary from day to day Flat Water Fishing will post where the fishing experience will be the night before. I offer two options daily: 7am to 11am for the early risers and 1pm to 5pm for a nice afternoon experience. You won't be disappointed so bring a smile and an awesome attitude with you and let's go fishing. Other things to note Flat Water Fishing is legally registered It has an Australian Business Number "ABN" Tax receipts are available I have a valid Queensland "Positive Notice Blue Card" to work with children and “Yellow Card” to work with the disabled.

Dive into local beach life

Surf with Mark Occhilupo!
Are you ready for the surf sesh of a lifetime? Meet me at the Iconic Kirra Surf Store, Kirra QLD, grab your board, and we'll choose the best surf spot for the day and your experience level. (Kirra, Snapper, Rainbow Bay, Dbah) These are the spots I grew up surfing and competing, so I'll introduce you to some friends and we'll share waves and surf knowledge for the day! Don't worry about your level of surf experience. If you're just learning, I can teach you how. And if you're an intermediate or expert, I'll get you to the next level. We'll always start with the basics and make sure you're building on solid fundamentals. Let's get you some fun waves! **If you are buying this experience as a gift, message us first so that you can book it properly and we get the surfer's information. * for an extra $200AUD have you entire experience with me filmed and sent to you. Note: this must be paid in cash on the day of your session and 7 days advanced notice is required. Other things to note If you do not have surfboards, guests can hire equipment at the meeting location. **If you are buying this experience as a gift, message us first so that you can book it properly with surfer's info.
Enjoy the fun of surfing
Quality surfing instruction,Former pro surfer instructing.We meet at our surf truck,put a wetsuit on and conduct our 10 minute introduction.Our lessons are fun and safe,the guests can hire a board to. Other things to note Guests only need to bring towels,we supply wetsuits,rash vests and the soft safe surfboards.Any belongings the guests have can be locked up safely.There is a public toilet and showers nearby.
Express Jet Blast
Experience Australia’s Premier Jet Boat ride… on our 30 minute Jet Blast through the beautiful Broadwater Experience the thrills, spins, slides, drifting and other exciting manoeuvres that our jet boats are famous for….as well the beautiful scenery of the pristine waterland. It’s the ultimate adventure; full 360 spins, slide-stops, amazing sightseeing, dolphin spotting Come down and meet me my amazing work family at the picturesque Marina. We will get acquainted with each other whilst explaining everything to you in detail, assist you with anything that you need and explain all the excitement you will be in for whilst peeping you with life jackets, storing your belongings etc. We will then head out onto the water...we can start slow at your own pace and work up to the more extreme manoeuvres so don't fret if you have little ones or grandma and pa, we cater for everyone. Other things to note There will be no swimming, therefore it is not a necessary skill to have
Gold Coast Jet Boat Adventure Ride
When you reach the Marina I will explain some safety instructions and provide life jackets. We will then depart on our adventure and be on the water for 55 minutes of exhilaration. Upon returning to our departure point you will see that we have taken personalized photos which you can purchase if you wish to.
Private Gold Coast Surfing Lessons
Learn to surf, or further develop you’re skills with a qualified surf coach. Please make contact BEFORE booking. Group discounts available! NO refunds once booked. $140 for single private. Hi everyone, I am Taylor and I have over 20 years of surfing experience and have taught surfing lessons professionally for the past 12 years. I have surfed and travelled around the world teaching and surfing in locations such as France, Portugal, Ireland, Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia. Lessons will be conducted at Currumbin Alley or Kirra Beach near the town of Coolangatta. We will meet at the beach where I will give you an introductory lesson which involves learning how to read the conditions, safety briefing, learning to stand up and then we will remain in the water for the entirety of the lesson. Lessons are private and will be just yourself (or your friends / family) if you choose. Please contact for sessions of 2 people or more. I am available for surfers of intermediate level who would like to further progress their surfing. Lessons will take 1.5hrs and an introduction and de-briefing is included. All lessons run on QLD time. Fully qualified surf coach with - First Aid. - Advanced Resus and CPR certificate. - Surf Rescue Certificate. - 20 years surfing knowledge and experience. - Qualified beach lifeguard. - Working with Children Blue Card.

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Kangaroos, Rainforest & Waterfalls
Can't decide whether you want to see waterfalls, the rainforest or chill with kangaroos and koalas? We'll do it all! We'll start the day watching kangaroos grazing and sunbathing freely in their natural environment and try to find sleepy koalas in their native homes of eucalyptus trees. Next we'll visit breathtaking waterfalls, surrounded by ancient flora and walk as dinosaurs once did through the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests. Explore subtropical, warm & cool temperate rainforest types and a experience a diversity of natural vegetation including the oldest ever carbon-dated trees on the Australia's mainland! Be amazed by the natural beauty that is to be experienced at the 5+ stops throughout multiple sections of the Springbrook National Park each with varied walking distances, only a low level of fitness is required, but some locations we visit are not wheelchair accessible. Total duration is approx 6-8 hours, if you have any queries about the walking condition, please ask! Lunch is provided at the top of one of the many beautiful waterfalls that we will visit. Pick-up included from most Gold Coast locations. For any group bookings, or to request a date that isn't listed or any enquires please message or email: gcrainforesttours@gmail.com Other things to note For any date that isn't listed or any enquires please message or email: gcrainforesttours@gmail.com That the area with kangaroos & koalas is not a zoo, but a conserved piece of land for the animals to live happily in their natural environment.
Enjoy the fun of surfing
Quality surfing instruction,Former pro surfer instructing.We meet at our surf truck,put a wetsuit on and conduct our 10 minute introduction.Our lessons are fun and safe,the guests can hire a board to. Other things to note Guests only need to bring towels,we supply wetsuits,rash vests and the soft safe surfboards.Any belongings the guests have can be locked up safely.There is a public toilet and showers nearby.
Express Jet Blast
Experience Australia’s Premier Jet Boat ride… on our 30 minute Jet Blast through the beautiful Broadwater Experience the thrills, spins, slides, drifting and other exciting manoeuvres that our jet boats are famous for….as well the beautiful scenery of the pristine waterland. It’s the ultimate adventure; full 360 spins, slide-stops, amazing sightseeing, dolphin spotting Come down and meet me my amazing work family at the picturesque Marina. We will get acquainted with each other whilst explaining everything to you in detail, assist you with anything that you need and explain all the excitement you will be in for whilst peeping you with life jackets, storing your belongings etc. We will then head out onto the water...we can start slow at your own pace and work up to the more extreme manoeuvres so don't fret if you have little ones or grandma and pa, we cater for everyone. Other things to note There will be no swimming, therefore it is not a necessary skill to have
Rainforest & Waterfalls Extravaganza
Be amazed by the natural beauty that is to be experienced at the 6+ stops throughout multiple sections of the Springbrook National Park each with varied walking distances, only a low level of fitness is required, but some locations we visit are not wheelchair accessible. Total duration from is approx 7-9 hours. If you are concerned with the distance, please contact for more information. Get ready to experience breathtaking waterfalls, surrounded by ancient flora and walk as dinosaurs once did through the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests. Explore subtropical, warm & cool temperate rainforest types and a experience a diversity of natural vegetation including the oldest trees on the Australia's mainland! Generally we are in the rainforest before the larger tour groups arrive, so we will have the best chance to see some native animals, as well being able to enjoy the natural serenity of the rainforest! We are always a small group, which means we can see more waterfalls in less time compared to large tour groups. A homecooked meal is provided at the top of one of the many beautiful waterfalls that we will visit. Door-to-Door Pick-up included from Gold Coast locations. The group is always a maximum of 7 people! For any group bookings, or to request a date that isn't listed or any enquires please message or email: gcrainforesttours@gmail.com
Glow Worms, Stars & Nocturnal Trek
On our nocturnal walk into the rainforest to the base of a waterfall we will search for wildlife and other critters lurking in the wilderness. Ever heard of a Pademelon? Or a Tawny Frogmouth? Maybe we'll see one if we are lucky! We'll definitely see lots of Glow Worms and learn some fun facts about them! Guaranteed Glow Worm Sighting! (Free return trip if none are seen). This experience is designed to avoid other people and see as many new things as possible, most nights we wont see any other people near the Glow Worms at this secret spot. If the sky is clear it is a beautiful spot to see the stars and the night sky or watching the sunrise over the Gold Coast from a beautiful viewpoint if you would prefer an early morning. Other things to note Subject to weather conditions, will be cancelled if considered unsafe, but will continue in light rain. For Private Charters or any date that isn't listed, group bookings or any enquires please message or email
Forest bathing and nature connection experience
Forest bathing is a mindful way to connect with nature, support your health and wellbeing, and wash away the stresses of the world — no water necessary! Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, it is simple and powerful . It involves slowing down, and immersing yourself in the atmosphere of nature in a conscious and contemplative way. Your guide Monique, who is fully certified with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, will begin with a short meditation to wake up your senses and help you tune into what you can see, hear, feel, taste and smell. She will then offer you a series of carefully crafted sensory 'invitations' to help you explore and engage with the space. In between each invitation, you will be given an opportunity to share what you are noticing. This practice supports your physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. It can help you unwind and recharge, renew a childlike sense of wonder about the world, make you more grounded and present, and deepen your relationship with yourself and those around you. Dates and times don't suit? Get in touch and we'll make something work for you!
Sip & Paint Mermaid Beach
Arrive at The Sweet Fine Artist Studio, and step into one of our two studios. All your material needs aprons, paint, paper and canvas and of course dirnking glass wear will be supplied. All you need to do is arrive with a bottle of your choice and nibbles. The class will start with introductions and some housekeeps (ie, where the toilets are, sink, fridge, etc) and the class will commence. Our first step is sketching out our masterpiece. Our resident host will show you all the techniques needed for creating your own artwork. Come alone or bring a friend, drink, giggle and create. We have a true understanding of brush techniques, the use of colour and how to have fun with art! Other things to note: This class is for all skill types, from novice to expert. We are here to help you with any questions, mixing paints, painting techniques.
Bespoke half-day Yoga retreat
A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the full offering of Yoga from Asana (postures) to the divine practice of Yoga Nidra. Support your tummy with a yumy yogi snack & Nourishing Lunch with natural locally sourced ingredients to suit your healing needs Other things to note All equipment provided, but please feel free to bring your own mat if you have one. Health Fund rebates may apply. Please let me know if you have particular dietary requirements (I am coeliac so theres definately no gluten.
Sip, Create and Clay away
Construct a clay masterpiece in our authentic working art studio sipping on your favourite beverage and hanging with your friends or making new ones! What to remember: Your fave bottle of vino (or beer, cider, spritz etc) we are BYO! A selection of your fave nibbles An open creative mind and a willingness to have fun Our session will run for 2-2.5 hours What we will have for you: Wine glasses (they’re clean although a little covered in paint) A fridge to keep the essentials fresh and cool All art supplies needed for your creation We will supply you with artist grade, premium air-hardening clay along with professional clay tools available on the day necessary to make your masterpiece. The option to paint your clay creation with full use of our artist grade paints available to you in the session With no experience necessary, our clay host will offer a variety of techniques to take you through the techniques needed for creating your own masterpiece with as little or as much guidance as you like
Best surf school in Coolangatta
We meet at our surfing trailer at Rainbow bay beach,we offer wetsuits and rash vests,and our clients put their belongings in the back of our trailer where its all locked up safely .Our learn to surf introduction is 10 to 15 minutes long,the lesson is 2 hours in duration.Once we have people surfing[we push our clients into the waves first, to practice the two different stand up techniques]We then teach them to catch waves by themselves. Other things to note We have three group lessons daily,some lessons are of better quality regarding the tides,we operate on Q.L.D time.9AM,11AM and2PM.We also provide board hire .
Paddleboard on the iconic Talle Creek
Learn the basic and correct paddle techniques from a qualified and experienced instructor. I will share with you everything I have learnt over the last 10+ years about the water, conditions, safety as well as paddling techniques to save you sore muscles that you may encounter from paddling incorrectly. Build up your confidence and maybe even turn pro ! Thats what I am here for xx
Gold Coast Jet Boat Adventure Ride
When you reach the Marina I will explain some safety instructions and provide life jackets. We will then depart on our adventure and be on the water for 55 minutes of exhilaration. Upon returning to our departure point you will see that we have taken personalized photos which you can purchase if you wish to.
Land Based Fishing for all ages
Land based fishing is my passion and Flat Water Fishing wants to give everyone a great fishing experience. I have been fishing the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads and Brisbane estuaries, rivers, canals, beaches, and wharf's for more than 18 years and want you to enjoy the thrill of catching fish as well. I know that boats are not for everyone so this is a great alternative to being on the water. I encourage catch and release fishing but am fine with those taking home all legal sized catches. I will tutor learners how to cast a net, or spool a reel, or thread reel through a rod and attach the hooks and sinkers. Because the fishing spots vary from day to day Flat Water Fishing will post where the fishing experience will be the night before. I offer two options daily: 7am to 11am for the early risers and 1pm to 5pm for a nice afternoon experience. You won't be disappointed so bring a smile and an awesome attitude with you and let's go fishing. Other things to note Flat Water Fishing is legally registered It has an Australian Business Number "ABN" Tax receipts are available I have a valid Queensland "Positive Notice Blue Card" to work with children and “Yellow Card” to work with the disabled.
Private Gold Coast Surfing Lessons
Learn to surf, or further develop you’re skills with a qualified surf coach. Please make contact BEFORE booking. Group discounts available! NO refunds once booked. $140 for single private. Hi everyone, I am Taylor and I have over 20 years of surfing experience and have taught surfing lessons professionally for the past 12 years. I have surfed and travelled around the world teaching and surfing in locations such as France, Portugal, Ireland, Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia. Lessons will be conducted at Currumbin Alley or Kirra Beach near the town of Coolangatta. We will meet at the beach where I will give you an introductory lesson which involves learning how to read the conditions, safety briefing, learning to stand up and then we will remain in the water for the entirety of the lesson. Lessons are private and will be just yourself (or your friends / family) if you choose. Please contact for sessions of 2 people or more. I am available for surfers of intermediate level who would like to further progress their surfing. Lessons will take 1.5hrs and an introduction and de-briefing is included. All lessons run on QLD time. Fully qualified surf coach with - First Aid. - Advanced Resus and CPR certificate. - Surf Rescue Certificate. - 20 years surfing knowledge and experience. - Qualified beach lifeguard. - Working with Children Blue Card.
Connect with the Ocean with SUP Yoga
Intro to SUP Intro Flow SUP and anchor up at a location TBA on day Enjoy a nice flow, stretch, challenge and partner work if you have brought a friend and meditation where you will light float off into the ocean. Option to have breakfast or lunch afterwards. Other things to note Weather permitting. Will be contacted 24 hours prior in regards to weather.

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