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South East Queensland Wildlife Experiences

Do you want to give the gift of an experience? 

Top 10 Wildlife Experiences to give as a Gift in SE Qld

These specially curated experiences will let you or your visiting VIP get up close and personal with the most precious wildlife of South East Queensland! 

These off-the-beaten-track and lesser known experiences will really put a smile on their face, and the great news is, you can give them as a gift! 

We've partnered with our friends at Experience Oz to bring you these amazing encounters that will be treasured for a lifetime - just follow the links and select 'give as a gift'; put in your gift message; choose your method of sending (digital or snail mail), and your experience gift vouchers will be sent directly to you or the recipient. 


See our favourite South East Queensland tours and experiences below, or click here to see all South East Queensland Experiences available.

1. Breakfast with the Koalas - Paradise Country, Gold Coast, Queensland

Breakfast with the koalas gold coastWhether it's for your kids, or your a kid at heart, it's hard not to walk away with a big smile on your face after these amazing experiences that involve up-close and personal encounters with Australia's icon - the koalas. 

Enjoy a morning with one of Australia's most loveable animals with a Koala Breakfast at Paradise Country, Gold Coast! Available on Saturday and Sunday mornings only, enjoy a breakfast like nothing you'll have ever experienced before in the koala nursery with the resident koalas and joeys! Guests will be delighted with the opportunity to get up close and personal with these iconic furry creatures, whilst enjoying an exclusive informative presentation by one of the talented wildlife team members. To conclude the morning, a chance to get your photo taken cuddling one of the koalas will be available. Best of all, the fun doesn't have to stop once the breakfast is finished as general admission to Paradise Country is also included! Enjoy a day of meeting other Australian animals including kangaroos, emus and dingos, as well as farm yard creatures, and the adorable baby animals in the nursery!

With a range of breakfast foods available, even the fussiest of eaters will find something they love! Choose from the traditional hot favourites including bacon rashers, scrambled eggs, baked beans, hash browns and more, an abundance of cold items such as seasonal fruit and yogurt, as well as breads and pastries including delicious croissants, sourdough loaf and muffins. A variety of drinks are also available including a selection of juices, and the always important tea and coffee!


  • General admission to Paradise Country
  • Entry to the Koala Breakfast
  • Koala Photo

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2. Tamborine Mountain and  Lamington National Park Guided Tour, SE Queensland

Tamborine mountain and lamington national park tourExploring the very best the Gold Coast hinterland has to offer, the full day Window to the Wilderness tour is our most popular and longest running rainforest tour. Including ancient Gondwana rainforests, panoramic views, pristine waterfalls, unique wildlife encounters, full commentary from an experienced guide, with central Gold Coast hotel pick-up and drop-off. Your itinerary is loaded with memorable experiences at every turn. This tour truly has something for everyone – whether you’re a Gold Coast or Brisbane local or visiting from interstate or overseas, this tour is sure to surprise and delight.


  • Courtesy pick up from Central Gold Coast Hotels (Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Southport)
  • Full Day Rainforest and Wildlife 4WD Tour
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Delicious lunch with a range of options together with a beer, wine or soft drink
  • Guided Rainforest Walk
  • Wild Bird feeding fee
  • National Park Fees

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3. Tangalooma Marine Discovery Cruise with Dolphin Viewing & Transfers from Gold Coast

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Enjoy a day out on Moreton Island and watch the magical Tangalooma dolphin feeding presentation on this full day tour from the Gold Coast. Return hotel transfers will see guests driven to Brisbane to board a 75 minute ferry to Moreton Island.

Upon arriving at Tangalooma, the day is yours to relax by the resort pool, swim in the crystal clear ocean, snorkel the Tangalooma Wrecks or join any of the 75 paid activities and tours available on the island such as quad biking, sandboarding, parasailing and more. As the sun sets, the local bottlenose dolphins come to shore. View the dolphin feeding presentation and then begin the journey back to the Gold Coast with return ferry and hotel transfers included.


  • Return coach transfers from selected Gold Coast hotels
  • Return boat cruise across Moreton Bay marine park
  • 1 standard beverage on the launch transfer
  • Day pass access to the resort
  • Use of Resort facilities including swimming pools, restaurants and bars
  • ‘Discover the World of Dolphins’ Presentation at the Marine Education Centre
  • Choice of island based Eco Ranger experiences
  • Access to over 40 free land-based activities
  • Island lunch voucher ($20 per adult, $15 per child)
  • Marine Discovery Cruise
  • Access to the dolphin viewing jetty
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4. Whale Watching from Brisbane

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With the most up-close-and-personal viewing decks on the Gold Coast and friendly and professional staff, we guarantee that you’ll have an incredible day of whale watching with us.


  • Pick-up from Roma Street, Brisbane
  • Whale Watching Cruise with bonus Surfers Paradise River Cruise
  • Free time to sightseeing in Surfers Paradise up to 2 hours
  • Morning tea, coffee and biscuits upon boarding
  • Light lunch pack

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5. Noosa Dolphin Viewing Sea Kayak Tour

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Embark on a scenic adventure along the coast to get up close to some of the region's most friendly and curious creatures on this multi-hour kayaking tour on the Sunshine Coast! Departing from Noosa, your adventure will begin with a picturesque 4-wheel-drive beach drive into the Great Sandy National Park and up to Double Island Point. This is the launching point for your enjoyable kayak in the warm, crystal clear waters. While on the water you'll have the chance to mingle with the likes of large Bottlenose Dolphin Pods, Humpback whales (between June and November), turtles, manta rays, sting rays and migrating sea birds to name a few.

There are hundreds of dolphins living in the are so your chances of coming into contact with these playful creatures are quite high (90%). This kayak tour is suitable for all ages and is the perfect way to get up close to some of the ocean's most mesmerising animals. Paddling at a gentle pace the tour also provides stunning views of the headland and Double Island Point Lighthouse. Ideal for nature lovers, this tour is the perfect combination of nature, wildlife, exercise and picturesque views. The 1.5 to 2 hour tour finishes with an enjoyable swim or downtime on the beach before driving back to Noosa. A wonderful wildlife encounter coupled with amazing scenery - book your dolphin kayak tour online today!


  • 5 - 6 hour tour (1.5 - 2 hour kayaking experience)
  • 4WD Great Beach Drive experience
  • All equipment and safety briefing
  • National Park entry fees
  • Light snacks and refreshments
  • Noosa North Shore ferry and to Teewah Beach
  • Tour guides do take pictures during the tour which can be given to you on request
  • Transfers from Noosa Heads or Noosaville meeting points