Laze in the lush riverside gardens of South Bank, then browse the markets and swim in its lagoon. Bike ride in the City Botanic Gardens and abseil the cliffs of Kangaroo Point. Glide down the river on a majestic paddle-steamer or take a high-speed ferry to vibrant inner-city villages like Bulimba and New Farm. When culture cravings hit, wander the art galleries and museums, watch a performance by the Queensland Ballet, Opera or Orchestra perform or see cutting-edge theatre in the Powerhouse. In the boating hub of nearby Moreton Bay and Islands, you can sw im, sea kayak, snorkel coral reefs, toboggan down the world’s tallest sand dune, hire a sail boat or tussle with a marlin. Drive the Great Sunshine Way to the Gold Coast, Fraser Island and Noosa. Stretch your legs on the Gold Coast Great Hinterland Walk. Or follow the Pacific Coast Touring Route all the way north to Cairns and the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.
1.5 Hour Sightseeing Cruise
Board your River City Cruises vessel at Southbank Parklands, Jetty A (in front of the Wheel of Brisbane) to commence a 1.5 hour sightseeing cruise. Travel aboard MV Neptune, a classic timber cruiser built in 1966. Cruise beneath the Captain Cook Bridge, following the curve of the river as it rounds the Botanical Gardens. Glide past the Central Business District where prestige office and multi-million dollar apartments occupy some of the most sought after river front sites in the city. Travelling beneath the city’s landmark Story Bridge, the cruise rounds Kangaroo Point and continues downstream to Newstead where the Breakfast Creek enters the river. Informative and entertaining commentary is included. Cruise concludes approximately 90 minutes after commencement, at Southbank Parklands.
Notes & Information: Departs from Southbank Parklands, Jetty A (in front of the Wheel of Brisbane)
Inclusions: 1.5 hour cruise
Exclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off
From $28 per person
City to Straddie 4WD Tour – Full Day Tour Incl Lunch
A Straddie Kingfisher Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day City to Straddie 4WD Tour. Drive to the bayside suburb of Cleveland to board the vehicular ferry across Moreton Bay to Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island, enjoying morning tea on board. Arrive in Dunwich and drive to Brown Lake for freshwater swimming and an opportunity to take photos. Drive through the Blue Lake National Park to Main Beach where there is 32 kilometres of white sand and the opportunity for Pippy digging and swimming. Journey to Point Lookout North Gorge for the “Gorge Walk” where there is the opportunity to spot turtles, dolphins, manta rays and sharks. Arrive at Flinders Beach for a barbecue lunch on the beach. Join in on beach activities such as boogie boarding, or simply relax on the beach. After lunch venture to Amity Point and perhaps spot Koalas in the wild before a walk along the jetty. Return to Dunwich for the return vehicular ferry crossing to Cleveland. Last stop for the day is at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre for afternoon tea consisting of “Bush Tucker” – kangaroo, crocodile, Lemon Tea, Lilly Pilly Jam, wild seeds and spreads. Tour concludes at approximately 5.15pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information: Please ensure you take: swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and camera.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Lunch, Return vehicular ferry to North Stradbroke Island & Entry to Redlands IndigiScapes Centre
From $235 per person
Croc Express Incl Australia Zoo Entry – Full Day Tour
An Australian Pacific Touring coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the Brisbane Transit Centre at Roma Street, the departure point of your tour. At 8.45am join your coach to commence a full day tour to Australia Zoo. Travel to the Sunshine Coast, home of the famous ‘Crocodile Hunter’, the late Steve Irwin and Australia Zoo. Along the way view the majestic Glasshouse Mountains bordered by pine forests and pineapple plantations. Spend over 6 hours to really experience the best of Australia Zoo, this ever expanding and changin g wildlife ‘Theme Park’, taking in the many shows and demonstrations including crocodile feeding and snake handling. The handlers walk the animals through the park throughout the day so there may be an opportunity to get up close and personal with a few of the locals. Enjoy lunch at the zoo (own expense). Tour concludes in Brisbane at approximately 5.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Entry to Australia Zoo & Reserved seating in the Crocoseum
From $129 per person
Dolphin Adventure Day Tour – Full Day Tour Incl Lunch
Board your Tangalooma Island Resort tour at Holt Street Wharf, Pinkenba to commence a full day Dolphin Adventure Day Tour. Travel aboard your vessel for the 75 minute cruise across Moreton Bay to Moreton Island, the third largest sand island in the world, with the possibility of seeing dolphins, turtles and other marine life. Upon arrival enjoy the island leisure facilities before lunch. After lunch, board a Desert Safari vehicle for some thrilling “beach driving” and sand boarding. Return to the resort for a presentation on dolphin behaviour in the Marine Education Centre. Enjoy more island leisure time, before wild bottlenose dolphins swim in to shore at sunset giving you the chance to hand feed these amazing creatures in the wild. At 7.00pm board the return launch to Brisbane. Tour concludes at approximately 8.15pm, at Holt Street Wharf.
Notes & Information:
Departs from Holt Street Wharf, Pinkenba.
Please ensure you take: swimwear, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera and money for extra expenses.
Please note that tour end time is approximate, and will vary depending on the season and sunset.
Inclusions: Lunch, Return launch transfers to Moreton Island, Desert Safari tour, Access to VIP Lounge, Wild Dolphin feeding & National Park fees
Exclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off
From $179 per person
O’Reilly’s & Lamington National Park – Full Day Tour
An Australian Pacific Touring coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the Brisbane Transit Centre at Roma Street, the departure point of your tour. At 8.30am join your coach to commence a full day O’Reilly’s and Lamington National Park tour. Depart Brisbane and travel through the quaint townships of Canungra and picturesque Canungra Valley to Mt Tamborine stopping for morning tea (own expense) and a leisurely stroll along the ‘Gallery Walk’, Mt Tamborine’s unique local art and craft shops. Continue climbing along scenic mountain roads and head to the ‘Green Mountains’ of O’Reilly’s. Take a stroll along the ‘Tree Top Walk’, 16 metres above the forest floor. Lunch is available (own expense) overlooking the valleys below. Finish the day with a short stop at an Alpaca Farm before returning to Brisbane. Tour concludes at approximately 6.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Tree Top Walk & Entry to Alpaca Farm
From $105 per person