These Fully-Planned Queensland Trips Bring You To Explore Nature’s Hotspots – Glow Worm Cave & Tully Gorge

Nature Tours in Queensland with Jetabout Holidays

Beyond the long sandy beaches of Gold Coast and the artsy charm of Brisbane, there’s also Queensland, the gateway to some of Australia’s most intriguing nature hotspots and activities. Think cruising on a hot air balloon over mountainous plateaus and feeding wild dolphins!

Planning an itinerary hinged on these seemingly ulu activities in nature might be daunting, but hey, that stress can be quickly relieved by taking up a tour with Jetabout Holidays. With their fully-planned itineraries, you’d be all set to experience all that the Sunshine state has to offer.

Here are a few tours to consider:

1. Tangalooma & Gold Coast Getaway – Glow worm tours and wild dolphin feeding

Nocturnal Rainforest & 4WD Glow Worm Tour

Image Credit: Tour Gold Coast

Picture this: You’re surrounded by the sapphire luminescence of over a thousand glow worms, and an ethereal waterfall gushes on in the background. This is part of the tour which brings you right within the glow worm caves beside the National Park waterfall.  

And it’s more than an indoors tour – you’ll also witness the rainforest coming to life at night.

Scoot on a thrilling four-wheel drive to explore the Australian bushlands on Mount Tamborine with a personal guide. 

Bonus: Hot drinks and cake are also provided for supper!

Note: This tour is not available on 25th Dec 2018, 26th Dec 2018, 1st Jan 2019, 26th Jan 2019 and 30th Mar 2019.

Tangalooma Resort

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Looking as though it popped right out of a tropical-themed postcard, your accommodation at Tangalooma Resort offers more than just an idyllic vacation. It is also Queensland’s hotspot for wild dolphin feeding and whale watching.

Image Credit: @tangaloomaislandresort

Image Credit: @tangaloomaislandresort

Night Quarter Market

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Soak in the atmosphere at the Night Quarter, a weekend night market just 20 minutes from your Gold Coast accommodation at Novotel Surfers Paradise. Come Friday and Saturday evenings, this eclectic carnival will be packed with performances and throngs of local produce.

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At 6.30PM every Friday and Saturday, you can also expect high-energy acrobatics and fire-breathing performances to amp up your trip!

Note: There is an AUD$3 (SGD$2.94) entry charge to Night Quarter.

Night Quarter
Address: 1 Town Centre Dr, Helensvale QLD 4212, Australia
Opening hours: Fri – Sat: 4PM – 10PM

6 Days and 5 Nights Tangalooma & Gold Coast Getaway
Travel Dates: 1st Nov 2018 – 31 Mar 2019 
Price: From SGD$895
Click here for full tour package details.

2. Exciting Cairns Tour – The Great Barrier Reef Cruise and Hot air balloon flights

In the midst of bursts of adrenaline from white water rafting and a serene hot air balloon ride, this tour brings to you Cairns’ most scenic landscapes.

Tully River Rafting

Right on the second day of your tour, you’ll be brought out to the breathtaking Tully Gorge for an entire day of white water rafting. You’ll first be trained on the basics of paddling, and then you’ll be on your way to conquering the 6KM course.

There’s also a hearty BBQ lunch provided for all you hungry adrenaline junkies. Just in time to fuel up, and tackle the next few rapids till the evening.

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

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Unlike any other cruise that you’ve ever been on, the Great Barrier Reef Cruise is equipped with an underwater observatory – perfect for observing sea life while remaining dry! For the snorkelling enthusiasts, you can even make your way down to the reef itself. 

With over one-third of the world’s corals here, you’ll be hard-pressed to find any other diving sites which will be on par with the reef’s sheer size.

Hot Air Balloon Scenic Flight

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This is possibly the best way to end your trip to Cairns – imagine following the sun rising above the plateaus of Cairns from the vantage point of a hot air balloon

Your package includes a wonderful 30 minutes, you’ll be brought right up along the clouds, floating along mountain ranges fringed with lush rainforests.

5 Days and 4 Nights Exciting Cairns
Travel Dates: 1st Nov 2018 – 31 Mar 2019 
Price: From SGD$1,050
Click here for full tour package details.

3. Highlights of Sunshine Coast Tour – The Great Beach Drive and the Glasshouse Mountains

A tour around the Sunshine Coast is perfect if you’d like to get behind the wheels for a road trip along the coasts of Queensland. While you’re at it, you can also pick up artisanal souvenirs like fresh produce from the Buderim Ginger Factory or artworks from the Glasshouse Mountains.

Great Beach Drive

Image credit: Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours

A 70-kilometre stretch of golden sand between Noosa Heads to Rainbow Beach town, the Great Beach Drive is sandwiched between mounds of Aboriginal coloured sand and the cerulean Pacific Ocean. Along the drive, you might even get to see dolphins popping out of the waters! 

The trip also gives you exclusive access to the Lighthouse at Double Island Point, which allows you to enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean

For the first 20 bookings of the tour, the second adult gets a discount of 50% (SGD$97.50)!

Glasshouse Mountains

Image Credit: Visit Sunshine Coast

Right by the coastal plains of the Sunshine Coast, the Glasshouse Mountains were once a group of active volcanoes. It is also the home of The Orangery, Malery – a rustic little restaurant with a gluten-free menu where you’d have a complimentary breakfast as part of the tour package. You’re then off to the start of your journey into the Glasshouse Mountains National Park.

Start your morning with the homely charm of The Orangery. 
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Buderim Ginger Factory

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The Ginger train.
Image Credits: The Ginger Factory

As its name implies, The Ginger Factory possesses a myriad of products made from ginger. And it’s not just about shopping for ginger speciality products here. With an indoor lake, a tropical garden and even live bee shows & honey tasting, you can easily spend an entire day exploring the various areas of the factory. 

Image Credits: The Ginger Factory

5 Days and 4 Nights Highlights of Sunshine Coast
Travel Dates: 1st Nov 2018 – 31 Mar 2019 
Price: From SGD$765. 2nd adult traveller enjoys 50% off for the Great Beach Drive.
Click here for full tour package details.

Explore Queensland’s natural wonders with Jetabout Holidays

No more hassle in planning your day-to-day itineraries. No more camping on accommodation sites for the latest deals. Jetabout Holidays has got you covered with their thoroughly planned out tours which even includes coach transfers, admission tickets and transportation to the various activities

Rest assured you’ll not be roughing it out too. For instance, for accommodation, Jetabout Holidays partners with hotels such as Novotel Hotels – ensuring a good night’s rest! 

Now all you have to do is to book the tour of choice, ready your passport, and head up close with nature in the Land Down Under. 

Check out the Jetabout Holidays’ available tours here!

This post was brought to you by Jetabout Holidays and Tourism Events & Queensland.

Mandon Lee

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