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Southern Cross 4WD Tours

Travel with experienced Bushmen in larger, more comfortable air-conditioned four wheel drive vehicles along bush tracks where the others don’t go. Exciting off-road driving through private properties where kangaroo and wallaby graze. Access to secluded forest areas where the koala camouflages himself among the gum trees. Take a refreshing swim in a cool mountain stream. The Southern Cross 4WD Tour guides are professional and experienced in all aspects of the regions natural and general history. They are proud of what they do for your enjoyment.

Southern Cross 4WD Tours will satisfy the big appetite that you’ll develop in the great outdoors with homemade country style food and plenty of it. The Aussie barbecue lunch is a tour feature. Mouth-watering beefsteaks cooked to perfection by the bush chef, home made salads and fresh fruit basket. Chicken, fish and vegetarian is available.

At Southern Cross 4WD Tours they can arrange an itinerary to suit your special interest groups. Conference groups or a group of friends who require sole occupancy of the vehicle. A range of day and evening tours are available.

Just say g’day when you join their next tour and they will make you feel right at home because Southern Cross 4WD Tours is family owned and operated by fair dinkum Aussies.

Touring Options

Window to the Wilderness

From your holiday paradise travel beyond the beaches to nature’s paradise, the World Heritage listed rainforests of Lamington National Park and Tamborine Mountain. Sweeping views, cascading waterfalls and some awesome four wheel driving make this an exciting and unforgettable day.

Tour highlights include O’Reilly’s rainforest canopy boardwalk, colourful birds, guided rainforest walks, spectacular waterfalls, cool mountain streams, barbecue lunch, learn to crack a stockwhip, secluded forest trails, kangaroos and koalas.

Southern Cross 4WD Tours hope you can join them.

Outback Tracks

Join the Outback Tracks tour and discover waterfalls cascading into mountain streams, thick green rainforest alive with native birds and animals and the rugged hillside trails on Tamborine Mountain.

Sighting of kangaroos in the Tamborine area is common and not to forget the koala who are often seen sleeping the day away in the gum tree beside one of the rough bush tracks.

On the half day tour with Southern Cross 4WD Tours, tourists have the opportunity to experience this rainforest wilderness with a friendly, knowledgeable Aussie guide.

Activites and Experiences at Southern Cross 4WD Tours

  • National Ecotourism Certification Program (EcoCertification)
  • Off Road Driving Traversing secluded mountain trails to maximise wildlife spotting.
  • Barbecue Aussie barbecue lunch.
  • Birdwatching Observing birds in their natural habitat.
  • Bushwalking Guided walks through National Parks.
  • Flora Identification of local flora on guided walks.
  • Learning/Lessons/Tuition
  • Sightseeing Spectacular views from the mountains to the coast.
  • Bush Tucker Informative commentary on bush tucker.
  • Animal Viewing Native wildlife viewing in their natural habitat.
  • Walking Leisurely walks along designated tracks through the rainforest.
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Public toilet Toilets available throughout the day at regular intervals.
  • Waiting Area
  • Active
  • Adventure Off road driving to maximise wildlife spotting.
  • Aussie Lifestyle Australian guides with many lifestyle experiences to relate.
  • Rural/Country Drive through farmlands.
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational Educating visitors on the importance of protecting natural areas.
  • Environmental Visiting areas of environmental importance.
  • Flora and Fauna Interpretation of native flora and fauna.
  • Mountain
  • National Park Tamborine Mountain National Park and Lamington National Park.
  • Nature based Experienced nature guides.
  • Off road
  • Rainforest
  • Soft Adventure
  • Wilderness World Heritage wilderness rainforests.
  • Wildlife Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and other varied wildlife.
  • World Heritage Lamington National Park.
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Romantic
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Wedding
  • Gold Coast Tourism
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning
  • Commentary Full commentary from driver/guide.
  • Drop off Return to accommodation.
  • Interpreter Service Interpreter travels free of charge – employment is at passengers’ expense.
  • Meal Morning tea, barbecue lunch, afternoon snack.
  • Meet & Greet
  • Pickup Accommodation pickup.
  • Resource Material
  • Seat belts
  • Toilet Regular stops at public facilities.
  • Four Wheel Drive Four wheel drive custom made, ample leg and head room, easy boarding.


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