Yesterday we went up to the SkyPoint Observation Deck at the top of the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise. This gave us a 360-degree birds-eye view of the whole of the Gold Coast and Hinterland.

The next thing that we did was a fun morning cruise on the waterways around Surfers and out onto the Broadwater with Wyndham Cruises.

Prices (as at October 2012)

 Adult    $45.00
 Child (11-16yrs Years Inclusive)    $25.00
 Pensioner    $39.00
 Family Pass (2 Adults + 3 Children )     $115.00




Note: Children under 11 are Free!

Times of Cruises

Daily: 10am and 2.30pm

Address: Wharf behind Tiki Village,
Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland

Phone: 07 5539-9299 for Bookings


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Wyndham Cruises are very popular amongst Seniors and retirees. Often groups of friends or groups from retirement villages come together and enjoy a relaxing 2-hour canal cruise and delicious morning or afternoon tea.

Seniors especially love their Devonshire tea, so that is an added benefit of this cruise.

Around 10 minutes into the cruise the hot scones are all ready for passengers to enjoy their Devonshire tea for morning or afternoon tea. The scones, jam and fresh whipped cream remain available for much of the cruise.

For the whole duration of the cruise the tea and coffee facilities remain open and travellers are able to help themselves and make their drinks just how they like them.

The cruise begins at the wharf behind the Tiki Village and travels down the waterways in a southerly direction. It goes past homes of the rich and famous that are valued at multiple millions of dollars.

Shortly after the cruise starts the boat turns inland and travels around Chevron Island and then north past Cronin Island along the Nerang River.

Continuing then towards the bridge on the Gold Coast Highway that joins Main Beach with Southport and under this bridge into the Broadwater.

On the Southport side of the bridge is Outback Jacks bar and grill. Greg and I love going to Outback Jacks for their tasty steak meals.

The boat continues travelling north in the Broadwater, past Australia Fair shopping centre, Mariner Mirage, Versace, SeaWorld Theme park, Sea World Resort and right up to the end of the Spit.

At this northern point, near Wave Break Island, the Wyndham cruise boat turns around to return to Surfers. The southern tip of South Stradbroke Island is clearly visible at this time in the cruise.

The cruise boat then goes back south, under the bridge to Southport. It travels past Macintosh Island and Budds Beach then under the bridge joining Chevron Island and Surfers Paradise.

The Wyndham cruise trip lasted the full two hours and was totally enjoyable! We hope to be able to go on the cruise again and to take visitors to the Gold Coast with us to give them a different way to view the coast.


I would rate Wyndham Cruises as 9/10.

  • The cruise itself was educational, fun and relaxing.
  • The staff were happy, helpful and informative.
  • The food and drinks were fresh and delicious.
  • The boat was easy to move around on.
  • Toilets on board.
  • Shop on-board for drinks, snacks and souvenirs.

Continuing with our Surfers Paradise holiday, Greg and I will go to Infinity at the base of the Chevron Renaissance towers and enjoy the worlds of wonder where the fun never ends.

So come back next time to read all about our experience at Infinity Gold Coast.

Until then, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a Stranger and Make a Difference in the World!

Leanne Annett <><

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