It’s a bus…it’s a boat…it’s a sightseeing tour in the form of a giant duck.
In honour of its namesake, the Quack R Duck tour travels on both land and water treating guests to a relaxing, hour-long adventure entirely unique to the Gold Coast.
Starting in iconic Surfers Paradise, guests board the duck and begin travelling past beautiful beaches, along the Gold Coast 600 racetrack and through Main Beach.
Upon arrival at the Broadwater boat ramp, the big guy simply drives on in and a leisurely cruise ensues.
Those onboard are treated to sights of the spectacular, waterfront homes of the rich and famous, the stunning Surfers Paradise skyline and the Southport Marina – home to some of the world’s biggest yachts.
Turning around, the duck makes its way through the Broadwater, past
Marina Mirage, Seaworld and the Southport Aquatic Centre and seamlessly returning to dry land through Surfers Paradise and back to home base.
It’s a novelty certainly but it’s also a wonderful way to take in some of the most beautiful sites in town for both locals and tourists alike.
Seen it all? Jump in for a completely relaxing ride through the waterways while learning about the areas’ history and landmarks you may never have heard of from knowledgeable tour guides.
It really is quacktastic (sorry) with the majority of time spent on the water, which as we all know, is the most beautiful aspect of the Gold Coast.
So, hop on board, and experience the city through fresh eyes as you float down the river inside the belly of a duck.
HOURS: 9am to 5pm daily.
ADDRESS: Paradise Centre, 7 Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise (just down from Sandbar).
Words and photos by Kirra Smith.