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Immerse yourself in Australian culture on the Gold Coast

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From beaches to rainforests, islands and Outback’s, the Gold Coast has a multitude of experiences for you to try. Combine this with the gorgeous weather, white sand beaches and the amazing atmosphere of the Commonwealth Games, now is the perfect time to visit.

Heart of the Gold Coast

The Heart of the Gold Coast Tour is the best way to come up close and personal to some of Australia’s wildlife and indigenous animals. You’ll partake in a number of activities, from hikes up the Dreaming Mountain to kayaking along the Tallebudgera Creek. Along your way, you'll encounter koalas, kangaroos, platypus and receive the true gold Coast experience.

Indigenous culture

The Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park offers an authentic experience allowing you to indulge in the indigenous culture. Take part in a number of activities, from boomerang throwing to dance performances, digeridoo shows, spear throwing and fire displays all inspired by aboriginal tribes. Located in Cairns, the tropical Northern region of Queensland.

Afterwards, swing by the Cairns Indigenous Air Fair to capture the real beauty and artistic side of Queensland. During the day, you can enjoy art gallery exhibitions, singing and dancing performances, all based on indigenous Australian culture. 

When night falls, the showcases continue. The highlight of the fair is the runway fashion show, where local indigenous designers show off their creations. Enjoy a multitude of colours, music and culture.

Eco-lodging

In tropical North Queensland is the Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa, offering eco-friendly luxury living in the heart of a rainforest. Pamper your mind, body and spirit during your stay and enjoy waking up each morning to the natural sounds of the rainforest’s wilderness.

Fancy something more outback adventure? Why not try camping with a twist on Stradbroke island known as ‘Straddie’ by locals, located in the north of the Gold Coast. A mixture of glamping and eco-friendly accommodation offers a unique experience.

The tents have everything you’ll need for a comfortable but environmentally sustainable stay. The sight is set in the picturesque Adder Rock on the North of Straddie and is close to local restaurants, shops and a beautiful beach.

The wine lover's experience

If you're a food lover, then the Gold Coast Food and Wine Tour is the dream experience for you. Combine it with walking tours of Burleigh Heads, Broachbeach and Surfers Paradise, to see some of the most famous beaches. 

Along the way, you'll learn all about the region's food and wine, as well as meeting those who make it. The tour guides know all the best spots for the ultimate dining experience along with some precious local gems. 

For more information on tour prices and activities, see Tourism and Events Queensland

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