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Gold Coast: 2-Hour Surfers Paradise Cruise with Buffet Lunch

1. Gold Coast: 2-Hour Surfers Paradise Cruise with Buffet Lunch

Join this exclusive two-hour Gold Coast lunch cruise departing from a convenient point in the heart of the city and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with fresh local trawler prawns. The cruise route takes you through the extensive Surfers Paradise canal system and then out onto the Southport Broadwater to soak up some beautiful views of the coast's skyline. Sit back and enjoy your buffet lunch, sip on a drink from the fully-licensed bar onboard, and bask in the sunshine on the spacious deck while enjoying informative commentary on surrounding landmarks, including the opulent homes of the city’s rich and famous. You'll sail past a range of iconic regional locations such as Sea World Theme Park, Marina Mirage Shopping Centre, the glamorous Palazzo Versace Hotel and many more on a sightseeing experience that will satisfy your hunger and your curiosity alike.

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Gold Coast Airport Arrival Shared Transfer

2. Gold Coast Airport Arrival Shared Transfer

With over 20 years of experience in providing reliable and friendly service, this shuttle service offers guaranteed door-to-door pick up and drop off for all customers. This services prides themselves on their cost-effective and efficient service, as well as the staff members’ extensive knowledge of the Gold Coast’s world-famous attractions and hidden gems that make it such a unique, family friendly place to visit. Your professional driver (wearing a blue top) meets you at a designated location outside of the arrivals area in Gold Coast Airport (OOL). Receive assistance with your luggage as you go to your air-conditioned shared vehicle, which boasts ample legroom and space for luggage storage. Travel to your Gold Coast accommodation in safety and comfort with this reliable and efficient transfer service. Relax and soak up the sights during your ride. When reserving your shared shuttle, please provide your flight arrival details and hotel information. Upon booking, you will receive a travel voucher to present to the driver. You can pre-book your return transfer too! Accommodation Zones:  Zone 1 - Hotels or homes in Coolangatta, Tweed Heads, Main Beach , Surfers Paradise, Chevron Island, Broadbeach, Miami, Burleigh Heads Zone 2 – Hotels or homes in Palm Beach, Currumbin, Tugun, Zone 2 – Hotels or homes in Palm Beach, Currumbin, Tugun, Billinga Zone 3 – Hotels or homes in Robina, Elanora, Clear Island Waters, Stevens, Burleigh Waters, Reedy Creek Zone 4 - Hotels or homes in Labrador, Southport, Ashmore, Benowa, Carrara Merrimac, Molendinar, Sorrento, Bundall, Broadbeach Waters, Isle of Capri Zone 5 - Hotels or homes in Mudgeeraba, Runaway Bay, Worongary, Nerang, Hollywell, Coombabah, Arundel, Parkwood, Biggera Waters Zone 6 - Hotels or homes in Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Oxenford, Monterey Keys, Gaven, Studio Village, Pacific Pines, Santa Barbara, Helensvale Zone 7 - Hotels or homes in Coomera, Upper Coomera Waters

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Spirit of Gold Coast 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour

3. Spirit of Gold Coast 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Come join this family-owned and operated business with over 20 years whale watching experience, committed to offering you the best customer service and memories to last a lifetime. With caring and knowledgeable crew who are focused on your comfort and safety as well as guaranteed whale sightings, you can travel with peace of mind. Within minutes of departure, Spirit of Gold Coast will have you up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they embark on their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. This amazing journey is a truly captivating experience, as right before your very eyes these 40-ton Humpback Whales breach, wave their pectoral fins and slap their tails. Join us for the journey of a lifetime - a memorable adventure to be shared with friends and family.

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Gold Coast: Segway Safari Adventure

4. Gold Coast: Segway Safari Adventure

On this Segway Gold Coast eco-adventure tour, travel from the city to the bush. Experience the fun of riding your all-terrain Segway along the main beach ocean pathway, and into the Federation Coastal reserve, one of the few remaining undeveloped sand dune systems on the Gold Coast. Here, cruise up, down and around on gravel, sand and concrete tracks, through bush and pockets of rainforest until you reach the Gold Coast Seaway at the Spit where you can virtually reach out and touch South Stradbroke Island. It will only take you moments to learn, but forever to get the smile off your face! Riding one of these all-terrain Segway machines is quite simply amazing and feels like nothing you've experienced. This is fun, excitement and adventure wrapped up in one fantastic experience! Take the chance to stop for amazing photo opportunities, spot wildlife, see the beach, travel through pockets of rainforest and more!

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Surfers Paradise: Dinner Buffet Cruise

5. Surfers Paradise: Dinner Buffet Cruise

Board the Spirit of Elston and wind through the picturesque canals of the Gold Coast Broadwater while enjoying a classy and upmarket dining experience. Take in the views of glittering Surfers Paradise skyline by night while enjoying gourmet food prepared by top local chefs accompanied by casual entertainment. Complete the evening with a locally crafted beer or try one of our delicious cocktails. This dinner cruise is perfect for celebrating that special occasion or just enjoying a great night out. The buffet includes seafood such as fresh prawns and New Zealand mussels.

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What people are saying about Southport

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 71 reviews

We wanted to do something special for our 30th wedding anniversary, with the limited places that covid-19 has caused we thought something close to home, but different to the usual choices. This 2 hour lunch cruise was perfect, very experienced captain and crew gave us a perfect way to celebrate. Would thoroughly recommend this cruise to everyone, thank you for a memorable day. Anne & Kev Morgan

Staff were amazing. Friendly, courteous and fun. The food was delicious with ample to go around, fresh seafood, chicken and fruit, delicious desert that we couldn’t resist. 2 hours went so quickly. Will be doing this again. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Just a nice relaxing outing with an excellent lunch. Room to move and upper deck great after lunch. We had beautiful sunny day so all went well.

Great value for money experience. Crew nice, and friendly. Got very lucky with all the Whale activity. Highly recommend!!

Took my sister on this lunch cruise both of us did not expect as much as we got - and team really looked after us