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River to River, Land and Sea E-bike Tour in Brisbane

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guided tour riding an e-bike from the mouth of the Mooloolah River to Maroochy River covering the iconic Mooloolaba spit Rock Wall, HMAS Brisbane Lookout site to Cotton Tree Park pier. Learn the history and geography of the coastal environment between the two rivers that were integral to the development on the Sunshine Coast Region. Get to know the electric bike with this easy, entry-level ride between the mouth of the Maroochy River at Cotton Tree along concrete pathways up to the look out at Alexandra Headlands then onto the Mooloolaba spit rock wall.

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Stop At: Mooloolaba, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

'Mooloolaba' is thought to have derived either from 'mulu' the Aboriginal word for snapper fish, or 'mullu' meaning red-bellied black snake. Originally the name 'Mooloolah Heads' was given to the area from the mouth of the Mooloolah River to the site of the present Charles Clarke Park on River Esplanade. The rock groyne was built in the early 1965 to facilitate pilot boats for the port of Brisbane.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Maroochy River, Queensland, Australia

The river of tears, a Dreamtime Legend about Maroochy, Nindery and Ccoolum The first inhabitants of the Maroochy district were the Aboriginal people of the Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi language group, whose lands stretched from Burrum River in the north, to Pine River in the south, and west to the Conondale Ranges. For over 20,000 years, the Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi people hunted in the surrounding ranges, fished the rivers and gathered seafood from the ocean..

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cotton Tree Pier, 43 The Esplanade, Maroochydore QLD 4558, Australia

Timber on the river
Up until the late 1800s, the sole transport link from Brisbane to the Maroochy area was by boat. Timbergetters such as Petrie, Pettigrew, Low and Grigor arrived on the coast by boat in search of timber resources within the region.

The early explorers used the rivers and creeks to access inland areas. They found a wealth of timber, including red cedar, beech and pine.

From the 1870s, the Maroochy River was used to transport timber harvested from the inland areas and the Blackall Range.

William Pettigrew used Maroochydore as a timber landing place from 1884, twenty years after he first established a depot with James Low and William Grigor, at Mooloolah Heads.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: HMAS Brisbane Lookout, Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, Queensland 4572 Australia

As you make your way up to the headland itself, you find yourself looking up to a spectacular lookout that is shaped like the bow of a navy ship. This is the HMAS Brisbane Lookout, which is one of the best ways to take in the spectacular views over the coastline and to look for whales and dolphins out to sea.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Use of bicycle
  • Safety Helmets

60 to 90 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the ecotekk Sunshine Coast in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.