Taking a cruise is a great way to explore the beauty of an area from a completely new perspective. When it comes to the Nerang River, one of the best ways to truly immerse yourself in all it has to offer is by taking a cruise from Brisbane to the Gold Coast and Hinterland.
The Nerang River catchment is the largest and most important river system on the Gold Coast. Stretching as far as the McPherson Range and Springbrook Plateau, it feeds water to a number of rural areas and also fills two dams, the Little Nerang Dam and the Hinze Dam. These two dams provide much of the drinking water for Gold Coast residents.
Some of the major tributaries of the Nerang River include the Mudgeeraba Creek, Wyangan Creek, Bonogin Creek, Worongary Creek,Wyangan Creek, Gin House Creek, Crane Creek, Mooyumbin Creek and Little Nerang Creek.
A number of canal developments and freshwater lakes has meant that many residents are able to enjoying boating and fishing. These canals and lakes have also become home to many different varieties of marine flora and fauna, as well as aquatic and terrestrial life.
Going on a Nerang River Cruise with Gray Line
This is the perfect tour to show you just how diverse the Gold Coast is. Spend one day taking in the best features of the Gold Coast before taking a journey through lush rainforests in the Springbrook National Park.
Expect to enjoy views of gorgeous beaches, residential canals, wide river banks and rainforest scenery, plus mountains topped off with waterfalls. It doesn’t get much better than this.
While meandering along you’ll enjoy the scenic cruise of the Nerang River, which features a delicious morning tea of scones with jam and cream and tea/coffee. Sit back and relax as you’re taken to Mariners Cove and Sea World before cruising around Chevron Island and under the Gold Coast Bridge.
Exploring by land
Once you’ve reached the Gold Coast Bridge, the Nerang River Cruise is over and the coach tour begins! After taking in the famous Esplanade in Surfers Paradise and Cavill Avenue, you’ll be taken through the beachside suburbs of Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and Palm Beach before setting down in Coolangatta/Tweed Heads for some lunch.
Next it’s time to check out Mt Warning, and climb to the top of the north wall of the crater. Springbrook National Park World Heritage site soon follows, with a guided tour that ensures you don’t miss a thing about this incredible natural wonderland.
After a jam-packed day of fun, it’s back to the Gold Coast and Brisbane. If you want to see loads of what the Gold Coast has to offer all in one day, the Nerang River Cruise with Gray Line has it all.