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Tours and Detours

Tours and Detours specialise in small personalised tours of Brisbane, Gold Coast with Hinterland and Sunshine Coast. Their tours are fully guided with interactive commentary and operated in mini buses by friendly tour guides all working with the philosophy of doing that bit extra – much more than a bus trip!

Brisbane Tours: Choose between a morning, afternoon, full day and evening tour. Discover Brisbane’s historical and convict past and cruise the Brisbane River. Meet a koala, hand feed kangaroos and maybe see a ghost. Learn about Aboriginal culture, try boomerang throwing and playing the didgeridoo. Enjoy a cold beer off the wood at the Breakfast Creek Hotel, explore St John’s Cathedral and the amazing Southbank as well as marvelling at the fantastic views of the city day and night from Mount Coot-tha and Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

Gold Coast Tours: Explore Surfers Paradise and Cavil Avenue. See beautiful beaches and enjoy a one hour Broadwater and Canal Cruise. Discover the ‘Green behind the Gold’ in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Tamborine, walk inside a rainforest and visit an award winning winery.

Sunshine Coast Tours: Drive through the scenic Glasshouse Mountains on the way to Australia Zoo – home of Steve Irwin and the Crocodile Hunters. Visit the Big pineapple and stop at Mooloolaba and Underwater World.

Tailor made Tours: A Tour and Detour can also custom design tours to suit your budget and specific needs. Ideal for families and groups who wish to combine several sights and attractions with the freedom to choose departure time and duration.

Their success in providing excellent tours of these regions is evidenced by numerous testimonial letters they receive.

Touring Options

Gold Coast and Mount Tamborine

Tours and Detours are your local tour experts. Tours are operated in small personalised groups and are fully guided, informative, interactive and very enjoyable.

Experience the contrast of the Gold Coast beautiful beaches and waterways with the breathtaking views and lush rainforests of the Mount Tamborine Hinterland. Visit Surfers Paradise for free time and then take a one hour Broadwater and Canal Cruise. Lunch at Marina Mirage before driving through scenic countryside to Mount Tamborine. Shop at Gallery walk and walk inside a rainforest to Curtis Falls. Visit a winery for optional wine tasting and stop at the Opal Shed for an Opal demonstration.

Activites and Experiences at Tours and Detours

  • City Sightseeing
  • Cruising
  • Flora
  • Sightseeing
  • Theme Park
  • Animal Viewing
  • Wine Tasting
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Car park Is available at departure and arrival point.
  • Checkin Desk
  • Public Transport Taxi, bus, train available.
  • Public phone Is available at departure and arrival point. Can use drivers’ mobile in emergency.
  • Public toilet
  • Taxi rank Taxi rank available at departure and arrival point.
  • City
  • Educational
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Mountain
  • Rainforest
  • Wildlife
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Disabled
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Luxury
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Nudist/Naturist
  • Romantic
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Wedding
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Inbound Tour Operators Association
  • Brisbane Marketing
  • Sunlover Holidays
  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Foreign Travellers Cheques Foreign currency upon arrangement.
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning All buses are air-conditioned.
  • Commentary
  • Drop off At hotel, or other locations by arrangement.
  • Host/Hostess
  • Interpreter Service By arrangement.
  • Meet & Greet Yes at hotel pick-up.
  • Pickup At hotel/accommodation or by arrangement.
  • Seat belts
  • Toilet Toilet stops available.
  • Coach Available for large groups by arrangement.
  • Coaster Small bus tours – 14 seat and 21 seat mini-buses.

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