Heart of the Gold Coast: Half Day Kayak Tour

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

Gold Coast, Australia
Half day
Start time
7:00 am
Group size
Pick up & Drop off
Minimum age
5 yrs
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 amazing 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 the sweeping panoramas of Queensland’s stunning 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. Capture a glimpse of one of the world’s strangest creatures, the duck-billed platypus, as we cruise through the beautiful waters. There’s also the chance to see koalas and tree kangaroos and even spot crocs!!


We start our tour bright and early with pick up from your Gold Coast accommodation at 7am before we drive 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 was we embark on a kayaking adventure up the tidal waters of the Tallebudgera Creek. Your expert guide will quickly help you get the hang of our sit-on-top kayaks, before we cruise up the tranquil waters, exploring the beautiful mangroves and waterways as we paddle all the way to the David Fleay Wildlife Park. En route we stop on a sandy riverbank, enjoy a light breakfast on the beach and learn the proper way 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. Capture a glimpse of 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 beautiful Burleigh Head National Park is home to some of Australia’s most amazing rainforest and mangroves, and this half-day wildlife and kayaking experience is the perfect way to take it all in while enjoying some of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful views! Our amazing 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

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Itinerary Changes:
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.
Your safety and enjoyment is our number one priority.

Health Information:
Kayak the Gold Coast adventures and hire are intended for persons in reasonable health. 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.
Kayak the Gold Coast 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.

Whilst we do our best to provide a safe and enjoyable experience Kayak the Gold Coast, its staff, volunteers and associates (including local council) shall not be held responsible for any liability of property loss or damage and / or damages resulting from illness, personal injuries or death which maybe sustained while engaged in our tours.
Kayak the Gold Coast shall not be held responsible for any personal injury, damage or loss to property arising out of civil disturbances, weather, or Acts of God during our tours. Your safety and enjoyment are our number one priority.


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made less than 72 hours from departure will incur 100% forfeit of the fee. Payment confirms customer agreement to be bound by the business terms and conditions stated herein. 
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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Kayak The Gold Coast
Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach QLD Australia


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Child: AUD $59
Family of 4: AUD $259
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