Our tours are designed to enjoy the natural environment around us away from the crowds. In order for our tours to run smoother we include the little extras like Morning or Afternoon Tea or entry into places like the Rainforest Skywalk.

This allows better use of time for you and ensures we are not held up by other tour groups or the general public at destinations. Our earlier 8am departures or Afternoon departures allows you to come back and enjoy more of what the Gold Coast offers in the way of attractions or just relax at the beach or at your accommodation.

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Our vehicles are all latest model Mercedes with a maximum seating capacity of 16. Our forward facing air-conditioned vehicles are not coaches or large buses with 20 to 40 seats.

Being in a small group ensures you are not lost in the crowd and you can communicate with your guide for maximum enjoyment and information. Some days we maybe busy or quiet and will have to use our Toyota Landcruiser. You can be guaranteed however there will never be more than 16 passengers with a tour and you will be travelling in upmost modern quality vehicles and the best that the Gold Coast offers.

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Terms and Conditions

Dependant on tour a minimum of people is required to run any of our tours. We will notify you if the minimal numbers have not been met and a full refund will be given along with alternative dates or tours should you wish to move dates

Southern Cross Day Tours (the operator) operates throughout regions that are remote and maybe effected by weather and road conditions.

The operator will endeavour to adhere to all tour details as published, however, circumstances beyond our control such as road and weather conditions or mechanical failure may require to alter or cancel any route itinerary departure without notice. This is thought with full consideration for your enjoyment. No Refund or compensation will be given in these circumstances.

The operator reserves the right to cancel any tour, change vehicle type, alter the itinerary or arrange an alternative operator if necessary.

Southern Cross Day Tours cannot guarantee pick up or drop off times and are not liable for passenger failure to connect with other services. The operator will not accept responsibility for any problem, complaint or claim resulting from the provision of a service or failure to provide a service by any travel partner, transportation, accommodation or other supplier. Whilst we make every effort to safe guard our clients and their belongings we cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to events, which are beyond our control.

All personal items are carried at the risk of the Passenger.Do not bring valuables, do not bring identity documentation,  do not bring passports, Southern Cross Day Tours and/or its employees accepts no responsibilities, or is liable for any act of omission whatsoever (whether inside or outside their control) for any tour which may result in any loss, damage, detention, diversion or theft in regard to personal belongings, and will be exempt from liability in respect of direct or indirect or consequential loss or damage, irregularity, delay liability and additional expenses, or inconvenience or any other event beyond its control including loss, other services, any acts of God, acts of government or other authorities, delays, strikes or cancellation or changes in itinerary or schedules whatsoever, howsoever by whosoever caused. There are no secure facilities for personal items, while on tour,  you are specifically advised.

All children on any tour must be accompanied by an adult. Children rates are 3-13 years,


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Charter Hire

Southern Cross Day Tours is available for Luxury Charter from both Gold Coast and Brisbane. With the biggest range of luxury vehicles and Exclusive venues we can guarantee a quality product not just a bus tour.

Southern Cross day Tours sister company Southern Cross 4WD Tours has been running award winning tours since 1994. The standard of tours we operate on this platform was the basis for delivering quality day tours to people that want to explore areas that are not just for 4wd’s. To find out more about Southern Cross 4WD Tours please visit our website or drop us an email.

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Tour Guides

Darran Wallace

Darran’s passion for 4WD’s, camping and the outdoors led to him purchasing Southern Cross 4WD Tours in 2005. Over the last 9 years Darran and his wife Stephanie have worked in all aspects of the business and recently expanded the company Southern Cross Day Tours to share even more of their backyard with visitors to the Gold Coast.

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Royd Wallace

Royd (aka Hemi), Darran’s father has been with the company since the very first day.  As part of the family, lead tour guide and operations manager you can be assured a memorable day out with Royd in the lead.

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