We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gold Coast Island Buggy Tours

Main Beach, Australia
More
About Gold Coast Island Buggy Tours
Our 1/2 day tour includes a luxury boat cruise to and from South Stradbroke Island.On the island you drive your own 4wd Buggy on our 90 minute tour of the island. During this tour you get to drive over sand dunes,on the beautiful beach and through the bush roads.We stop for some amazing views and to swap drivers before we head back to the Island Resort for some segway fun. Here you get to ride your own segway through our bush course. Once you have finished you can head down to the island resort, where you can go for a swim in their pools,purchase food and drinks before heading back to the mainland
Read more
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travellers talk about

Gold Coast Island Buggy Tours
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor

Want other options you can book now?
152Reviews9Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 140
  • 6
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Mitch wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
It costs about $200 for two people to get into a buggy and basically you go through a track that takes you onto the other side of the Island, with nice white sand and beach with waves. You basically then drive up the beach for 10mins and then you stop take some photos and then drive back down and go back through a different boring track. They are very strict on handling the buggy, it was a very boring tour and would not recommend anyone to waste money on it. The instructor was somewhat rude, and they are understaffed. The total tour time was around 45-50mins for $200, avoid it and save your money. Can’t comment on the half a day tours, but this was not worth paying for.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from amanda S, Owner at Gold Coast Island Buggy Tours
Responded 27 Nov 2019
Sorry to hear that you found our tour and the lovely island scenery boring. Our tour guide wasn't rude but he did have to stop the tour and have a word with you as a few of your group were trying to drift and were not follow the rules set out on our tour. As the word tour suggests it is not a rip it up and fast drive and drifting through the island, which was explained at the briefing before the tour started. It is a conservation Island and we are there to do as little damage or endanger the wildlife on the island which is why we have these rule in place . .Yes we were understaffed that day and with you late booking our other employee couldn't get back to the island in time to help. Thanks for your review May I suggest that you try off road rush which is $220 for 15 minutes and you can drift the buggies there
Read more
Brooke wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Just had a fantastic day with buggy tours. Amanda and Hamish made our experience fun, informative, safe and memorable. Driving the buggies along the beach was the highlight of our day all had a go of the segways and finished it off with a paddle, swim and lunch at Couran Cove Island Resort. Thanks heaps guys had a blast. 🌞😁
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from amanda S, Owner at Gold Coast Island Buggy Tours
Responded 28 Oct 2019
Thanks you for your review and the great photos of your day. We are glad you had a blast with us .
Read more
Rik L wrote a review Oct 2019
Currumbin, Australia48 contributions15 helpful votes
+1
Hamish and Amanda were amazing hosts and tour guides, we spent the morning touring South Stradbroke island and it dune - with Hamish recanting tales of the islands history. The Buggies are great fun and well looked after, we felt both safe & excited during our visit. The beach drive was perfect and the off road section really good fun. After that it was onto the Segways, with a brief safety video & explanation of the instructions. Having never used Segways before Hamish calmed my nerves and taught me the controls within minutes. The dirt tracks are expansive and intricate to drive around. We spent 45 minutes zipping around the tracks exploring and looking for wallaby's and other wildlife. We then had an hour at the resort on the island to choose from Kayaking, Paddle-boarding, Cycling and many more activities. Finished up with stunning food and a beer in the resort's restaurant. Either side of the activities we had a 35min boat trip out to the island which in itself is worth doing. The scenery from the boat was an added bonus we had not anticipated. Overall, I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a mix of activities for their family. 5*****
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from amanda S, Manager at Gold Coast Island Buggy Tours
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Thanks for your wonderful review and I am glad that Hamish kept you all entertained with his stories.
Read more
Cleightonjames wrote a review Sep 2019
Hobart, Australia1 contribution
This whole expericance couldn't get any better! my partner and I did it for our birthdays and could fault the day at all from start to finish. Amanda and Hamish do an amazing job running this business. I was very slack at organising a date and responding but Amanda was patient and so helpful with finding a time to fit us in while we were on holiday. The little thing on the tour make the day even more fun from feeding the fishies at the start, to learning the history of the island to just getting some down time to explore the island to do your own thing. I would recommend this to everyone of all ages!
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from amanda S, Manager at Gold Coast Island Buggy Tours
Responded 19 Sep 2019
Thanks for your review and your recommendation. I am glad we managed to get that date organised for your birthdays celebration.
Read more
Hai N wrote a review Sep 2019
7 contributions
Group of boys had an awesome time Amanda and Hamish both put together a professional business and we all had a blast. Buggy on the beach and Segway fun was awesome would love to do this again :)
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
Recommended experiences in and around Main Beach
from US$292.52
More Info
from US$71.25
More Info
1hr Jet Ski Safari
201 Reviews
from US$157.51
More Info
from US$59.25
More Info