Heart of the Gold Coast: Half Day Kayak Tour

Spot crocs, platypus, koalas & tree kangaroos on this kayak trip to David Fleay Wildlife Park!

map Gold Coast, Australia
Half day
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
7:00 am
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
5 yrs
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
FromAUD $89
Child: AUD $59
Family of 4: AUD $259
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What's Included

  • Return transfers to/from your Gold Coast accommodation
  • Burleigh Headland walk
  • Kayak hire and equipment
  • Entry fee to David Fleay’s Wildlife Park
  • Morning tea on the beach
  • Professional guide
  • Drybags for belongings


Experience the best of the East Coast’s wildlife on this half-day kayak adventure from the Gold Coast. Enjoy a breathtaking walk through the beautiful Burleigh Head National Park, soaking up the serenity of the rainforest and taking in sweeping panoramas of Queensland’s coastline. 


Kayak through the tranquil Tallebudgera Creek to the famous David Fleay Wildlife Park, where we will come face to face with some of Australia’s most incredible wildlife, from platypuses to koalas and crocodiles! Take a rest on the beach, go for a swim and learn how to properly throw a boomerang on this unmissable half-day tour from the Gold Coast.



Explore the beauty of Queensland on this amazing half-day tour from the Gold Coast to Burleigh Head National Park and David Fleay Wildlife Park, where we kayak up the beautiful Tallebudgera Creek and encounter the best of Australia’s famous wildlife. Catch a glimpse of duck-billed platypuses, koalas, tree kangaroos even crocs!


We start the day bright and early by picking you up from your Gold Coast accommodation at 7am before driving out to the subtropical rainforest of Burleigh Head National Park. Explore the lush rainforest as our guide leads the way towards Burleigh Headland for sweeping vistas and breathtaking panoramas of Queensland’s beautiful coastline. 


Take to the water on a kayaking adventure up Tallebudgera Creek. Your expert guide will quickly help you get the hang of our sit-on-top kayaks, as you explore beautiful mangroves and waterways on our way to the David Fleay Wildlife Park. En route we stop on a sandy riverbank, enjoy a light breakfast on the beach and learn to throw a boomerang!


Established in 1953, David Fleay’s is a wildlife park with a difference! Stroll through the idyllic surroundings in the heart of the Burleigh Head National Park, experience Queensland’s iconic natural habitats and come face to face with some of Australia’s most famous wildlife. Look out for koalas, crocodiles and tree kangaroos as well as the weird and wonderful platypus. 


This amazing wildlife park is a great place to see the East Coast’s most fascinating creatures in their natural habitats. The Burleigh Head National Park is also home to Australia's native rainforest and mangroves. This half-day wildlife and kayaking experience is the perfect way to explore unique areas of the Gold Coast! Our tour comes to an end as we cruise back to your accommodation at around 12pm.


Please Note
Weather, local council and/or government regulations may require changes to the advertised itineraries. In this case, your experience may be rescheduled for another date (please note you will be offered another date, however, no refunds will be issued)

This kayaking tour is suitable for everyone from beginners to experts
Low fitness level required (not suitable for participants with medical conditions that prohibit them from physical activity)
Maximum weight 135kg
Minimum age 5 yrs old


What to Bring
A pair of shoes you don’t mind getting wet (e,g, sandals or thongs)
Change of clothes (especially in the cooler winter months!)
Water Bottle


Pick up at approx. 7am
Drop off at around 12pm


Group Sizes
Our group sizes vary between 2 and 20

Terms & Conditions:

  1. Due to the nature of our tours weather, local council and/or government regulations may require us to make appropriate changes to the itineraries within the tour description. In the event of this happening an alternative tour will be provided. If however, travellers choose not to take part in this activity we are unable to refund or compensate.

  2. Before participating in any activity you will be asked to certify that you do not have any physical conditions or disabilities that would create a hazard for you or other participants. The supplier reserves the right to decline your participation should your health, actions or general deportment impede the operation of the tour or the rights, welfare and enjoyment of other tour participants.

  3. The supplier shall not be held responsible for any liability for property loss or damage and/or damages resulting from illness, personal injuries or death which may be sustained while engaged in our tours.



Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations more than 72 hours before departure: no fee
  • Cancellations within 72 hours of departure: 100% of the cost
  • Please note: cancellations made by Kayak the Gold Coast will only be on the rare occasion of extreme conditions and a full refund will be given.

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Family of 4: AUD $259
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