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Aquaduck 1-Hour City Tour & River Cruise

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Treat yourself to Gold Coast’s Aquaduck tour, Australia’s first-ever amphibious ride that shows you the best of the Coast’s land and water!


  • Don’t miss out on this unique amphibious tour on the Gold Coast.

  • The 1-hour tour begins in the heart of Surfers Paradise on Cavill Avenue.

  • A tour guide will offer live commentary on board, so you’ll learn much about the Gold Coast.

  • Enjoy a 20-minute city tour, then head to the water for a 40-minute river cruise.

  • See the highlights of the Gold Coast from the streets and the waterways.

  • Start at Surfers Paradise where views of the Pacific Ocean and the sun-kissed shores await.

  • Soak in views of the Southport Yacht Club, Palazzo Versace, and Marina Mirage.

  • Hit the waters on a scenic cruise, showing you iconic landmarks and unique wildlife.

  • Children can drive the Aquaduck and receive a license (included in the ticket price).

  • This is a must-do activity that is suitable for everyone, from babies to seniors.

  • Centrally located, a short walk from your Surfers Paradise hotel.


  • Expert English-speaking tour guide

  • Captain’s certificate for children


  • Hotel transfers

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 19 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


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  • New Zealand
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Malaysia
  • Turkey
  • Hong Kong
  • France
  • United States
  • China
Guests from New Zealand, Ireland, Canada and over 11 countries have loved this experience
Frances Hua



Jul, 2024

Very professional tour guides and well organised tour! My son really loved the whole tour and esp driving the aqauduck himself! The entire experience was surreal!!
Jason Travers



Jul, 2024

Loved the history of the vehicle and how it was made. It was amazing my kid could drive the boat, not too many places let's kids steer the boat any more. It was a bit hard to hear the speakers in the back seat on land over the running gear noises. Maybe you could have bigger speakers in the back or wire up that you can fade the front speakers a little and turn the back one's up. The speaker weren't too bad on the water. Over all a good bang for buck Thanks
Helen M Wallis-Dunn



Jun, 2024

It's the third time I have done it. My 6 year-old grandson loved it. I have one grandchild who hasn't done it, yet so I'll be lining up again.
Sharon Ellis



Jun, 2024

The guides were amazing,funny and informative. The aqua duck went further out than I expected. Will definitely be going again
Ken Squires



Jun, 2024

The whole experience was fantastic my kids loved be able to drive the Aquaduck and the staff on board were fantastic and I can't fault them at all. They went above and beyond to make our experience and experience to remember

Take the “world’s first” amphibious Aquaduck Safari, which has been running since 1996. Departing from the heart of Surfers Paradise, tours aboard the amphibious ‘Duck’ combine informative city tours with a unique and exciting river cruise, traveling past the glitzy waterfront mansions of the rich and famous and taking in the spectacular views of the Gold Coast waterways and its famous landmarks.

The Gold Coast offers you a city tour by land and water, all in one perfect package. Whether you’re short on time or not, this tour shows you the best of Gold Coast in a jiff. Take to the streets of Surfers Paradise on Cavill Avenue, where your tour commences. Head out along the beach and soak in the glamor and beauty of the sun-kissed shores. Take in the breathtaking Pacific Ocean from your standpoint, while picking up facts about the Gold Coast you knew not of. You’ll also see the Southport Yacht Club, Palazzo Versace, and Marina Mirage before you head to the Broadwater.

Float about the shimmering waters of the Gold Coast as you enjoy this scenic cruise. This cruise offers you a unique view of the Gold Coast’s key sights, wildlife, and day-to-day activities of Australia’s busiest waterways. While on the water, you’re free to roam about the Aquaduck as you please. If you have little ones accompanying you, they’ll be allowed to drive the Aquaduck for a few and take home a Captain’s certificate for keepsake. This perfect day out with your gang of friends or family is one you don’t want to miss when in the Gold Coast.

Additional information

  • Please note, that there is no storage on board or at the booking office for prams or large bags. Kindly leave them in your car or hotel room.

  • Seating is pre-allocated by the AquaDuck staff.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your tour guide.

  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at the Aquaduck Sightseeing Agency.

  • Address: Aquaduck, Circle on Cavill, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

  • The closest light rail stop is Cavill Avenue, a 2-min walk to the agency.

  • Lines GLKN & GLKS will bring you here.

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