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4.0 based on 10 reviews
Chris was a super guide who knows a lot about nature and the animals in the rain forest. The bus drive takes quite a long time from Brisbane - about 2 hours there and 2 hours back. The rain forest walk itself is quite short - about 1 hour. The board walk takes about 15 minutes.
First day of sunshine after 5 gloomy and rainy days. It was refreshing and the birds were attesting to that. Many hours on the bus, but the stops were rewarding. The O’Reilly forest was amazing. David the tour guide and driver was knowledgeable and generous with all sorts of information. A highly recommended day trip, away from the city bustles.
Timely pickup outside Sebel Hotel. Coach to transfer from Brisbane to Gold Coast was a bit grubby and required a good clean. Once we transferred coaches the new one was fine. David the guide and driver was very informative and very knowledgeable. Plenty of time at each stop. He pointed out many interesting things along the way, Alpaca farm and winery was good... we stopped to look at the view at Tambourine mountain...when we got to O’Reillys we had lunch. Food was quite basic and the value was not there as we had prepaid.. pie chips and a salad with too much dressing. It is a great spot and if they lifted their quality it could be a much better experience. The walk through the rainforest was great.. David our guide was very good and he even got the various birds to fly onto our hands and feed off the worms he supplied. The tree walk and 300 year old tree were very interesting,the rainforest was so peaceful and we even saw a small snake!! then we had some free time. Feeding the parrots was a hilight and be sure to buy the bird seed ... David gives you a $1 voucher to use instead if paying the usual $3 or $5.. one tray is enough. The parrots fly onto you head , shoulder and really are a treat. The drive back to BRISBANE was good and David pointed out our various wildlife including some Wallabies. Overall a nice day out and enjoyed the experience - David was a very good guide and whilst you could drive there yourself you would miss out on most of the interesting facts plus the sights. Thank you
The bus was comfortable and air conditioned. The driver, Chris, was very knowlegeable about the places we visited and gave a very interesting commentary about them and the flora and fauna we saw along the way. The 2 hours at Lamington was plenty of time to walk a couple of the paths and enjoy lunch in the superb eatery where you could sit on the deck overlooking the fantastic views. I thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. David was a very giving tour guide with so much knowledge. We covered a lot of things, my favourite part (and reason for taking this trip) was the walk through the park and treetop bridge..wasn’t disappointed.
Terrible experience. Booked the tour over the phone with a woman who confirmed that we would be picked up from our hotel at 8:15 in the morning. Come to day of the tour, they were a COMPLETE NO SHOW. We spent over an hour and a half trying to talk to someone on the phone to get ahold of the driver. We were never able to get ahold of him. There was a phone number given to contact the tour day of, don’t count on it though, they don’t answer it. We got a refund and rented a car instead. It ended up being way cheaper and more enjoyable anyway because we could spend as much time as we wanted at the alpaca farm and the canopy walk. Which are free to visit by the way. So if you don’t mind driving on winding roads you can absolutely do the same thing on your own without a bunch of people.
First stop : 1 hour at a street full of shops, nothing else to see at Tamborine Mountain second stop. Wine tasting at O Reillys winery, also a very touristic third stop : was what I was expecting , visit to the rain forest. going around aprox. 2 KM The last stop is what I was expecting from the beginning when I booked the tour.The first two stops could be avoided.
There’s nothing bad about this trip. The BEST is having Dave the driver beyond the norm. He has a wealth of information. His knowledge of flora and fauna made this trip valuable. As I told him, he’s not the normal tour bus driver. The trip would have been average without him. And I made the best of the time when we stopped for a coffee stop. I took my own lunch and was able to get some souvenir shopping while I waited for the group to finish their lunch. So. I give Dave a Ten, which includes his walk in the forest, and a three for the coffee stop and some other time for wine tasting.
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