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The Brisbane River, flowing directly through the city after which it’s named, is the longest river in South Queensland. Take a relaxing ruise along the river, seeing iconic sights including Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Brisbane City Center, and Story Bridge in a short amount of time. Fit a morning or afternoon departure into your vacation schedule.
Take a leisurely river cruise from Brisbane to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to observe native Australian wildlife. This half-day tour departs from bustling Southbank and cruises along the Brisbane River with views of iconic landmarks on the way to Lone Pine. Upon arrival, enjoy ample time to meet the animals. Observe the platypus, and watch animal shows that feature sheepdogs and birds of prey. A great experience for animal lovers.
Spend a blissful day on Moreton Island exploring the beaches, snorkel sites, and enormous sand dunes during this full-day tour from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, or the Gold Coast. Travel with an experienced guide in a rugged 4-wheel drive vehicle, going from sea to sand as you snorkel at the Tangalooma Wrecks and kayak around the coral reef, then head inland to try sandboarding on the dunes. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach and soak in the tropical scenery of Moreton Island on this fun-filled tour. Please note: An additional cost of AU$50pp is to be paid in cash to your driver prior to departure to cover national park and ferry fees during this tour.
Enjoy a relaxing river cruise and delicious lunch on this half-day excursion in Brisbane. Sip tea, admire views of local landmarks, and learn about the region from an informative guide aboard the MV Neptune. Then, head to Breakfast Creek Hotel for a variety of mouth-watering meal choices, including lunch rump and Panko calamari, beer-battered flathead and quinoa croquette.
Spot one of the most incredible creatures of the ocean on this whale watching cruise off Moreton Island. Your vessel is Australia’s largest purpose-built whale-watching boat, and it’s a comfortable base from which to watch these enormous creatures in their natural habitat. Have lunch on board, before enjoying a stop at Tangalooma Island Resort for some beach time.
Observe amazing animals from Down Under and around the world at the famous Australia Zoo—Home of the Crocodile Hunter! The legacy of Steve Irwin and his family, this conservation center aims to educate visitors about wildlife and help preserve endangered species for the future. Ride to the zoo from your Brisbane or Gold Coast hotel in an air-conditioned Croc Express coach, and enjoy hours of free time to browse the fantastic mammal, bird, and reptile exhibits. Watch supervised educational demonstrations by animal handlers.
Zip around Brisbane on a fun, self-balancing Segway. Cruise past Brisbane’s riverside sights, glide around the Southbank Parklands, and enjoy dramatic views of Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Choose from multiple tour durations and departure times to suit your schedule and budget. Best of all: full instruction and practice time is provided and there’s no experience necessary, so anyone can give it a go! This tour is limited to small groups, ensuring a personalized experience that you'll remember.
Take your adventurous spirit to new heights on a Brisbane Story Bridge Adventure day or night climb. After a safety briefing, follow an experienced climbing guide from the central platform to the summit, then cross the width of the Story Bridge. Hear audio commentary about Brisbane's surroundings and enjoy panoramic views of the Brisbane River, Moreton Bay, the Glass House Mountains, distant Mt. Coot-tha, and Lamington National Park. Bonus: one complimentary group photo of your climb!
Leave busy Brisbane for a full-day tour that showcases the natural beauty of North Stradbroke Island. Swim in the surf or freshwater lakes, take a short guided hike, view whales and other marine animals from the beach and coastal lookouts, visit small towns including historic Dunwich and Amity, and go in search of the island’s population of wild kangaroos and koalas. Your small-group tour has numbers limited to 21 people, which ensures a more personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
Getting from the airport to your hotel can be very stressful. Avoid the hassle altogether and prebook this Brisbane arrival transfer shuttle from Brisbane Airport. You’ll ride comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle from the airport to your hotel in the Brisbane or Gold Coast area. You’ll be able to bring one suitcase and one carry-on bag with you, too.
Spend a spectacular day on the water by going on a dolphin and whale watching trip. Take the chance out of spotting marine life by traveling with experts to places where dolphins and whales have been spotted before. You won’t have to bring snacks with you as a delicious lunch is provided on board. As well as spotting marine life, another perk is getting a day pass to Tangalooma Island Resort. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy the resort facilities, such as restaurants, bars, and pools.
Departing from Brisbane, the Whale Watching Day Cruise with Dolphin Feeding takes you across the bay to Moreton Island, where you can enjoy a short stop at Tangalooma Island Resort before venturing out into Moreton Bay to search for humpback whales. From the comfort of Australia’s largest, purpose built whale watching vessel, encounter these gentle giants up close and in their natural environment. Lunch is served on board the 3-hour cruise. Then, enjoy the afternoon at Tangalooma Island Resort followed by the Dolphin Feeding Experience supervised by the Dolphin Care team at dusk - the highlight of any visit to Tangalooma! Watch them as they grace the shores of Tangalooma Island Resort for their nightly feed, then join one of the local Eco Rangers to hand feed them some fish.
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Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast"We had the best day ever! Thanks so much for the experience and our amazing tour guides! Lunch was great and the group was friendly"..."
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