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Plan your next visit to Brisbane

A bustling city with a relaxed Queensland vibe

Brisbane is the best of both worlds

When it comes to Australia’s metropolitan hubs, it doesn’t get much better than Queensland’s capital, Brisbane. Exuding laid back vibes, Brisbane boasts a lively alfresco lifestyle that reflects life in the Sunshine State. History buffs will love delving into the past where heritage-listed buildings sit side by side with modern skyscrapers. Culture fiends will be awed by the city’s sophisticated museums and cosmopolitan theatre scene. And gastronomes will find a plethora of fine dining, funky cocktail bars, microbreweries, and bustling farmers' markets to satisfy any taste. Brisbane enjoys a year-round, near-perfect climate. Mild winters showcase endless blue skies, whilst summer sees you only a stone’s throw from some of the best beaches in the country. Brisbane is the gateway to Queensland’s tropical wonders and iconic Outback treasures and is a city not to be missed. With a surprise at every turn, there is something for everyone in Brisbane.  

Choose one of our Brisbane holiday packages

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
8
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We begin our journey with a three-night stay inTownsville, experiencing all the region has to offer. Get up close to thespectacular Texas Longhorns, a bovine experience like no other. Next we travelto Magnetic Island to explore the wonders and history of the island. Biddingfarewell to Townsville, we journey to Airlie Beach for a two-night stay. Enjoya scenic cruise to the famous Whitehaven Beach and an extraordinary adventureon a Whitsunday Crocodile Safari. Our final nights are spent in Mackay, touringFinch Hatton Gorge with a local nature guide and lunch at One Hungry Mumma.Finally, we enjoy a guided tour of Sarina Sugar Shed.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
9
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Jump onboard our coach to experience an overnight Zoofari experience at Taronga Western Plains Zoo (Dubbo), where we witness unforgettable wildlife, immersing yourself in the wonders of the animal kingdom. Choose between an animal view or bushland view room and listen to the sounds of the wild. As the sun rises we join a guided Zoofari tour enjoying a delicious breakfast before heading to Griffith. We explore the Hermits Caves, visit Yangas Homestead in Mildura, view the heritage land mark Willandra Lakes whilst winding through the Grampians region. Take in the intriguing Silo Art Trail along the way before overnighting in Halls Gap as we make our way towards Melbourne.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
6
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Heron Island is a National Marine Park situated in the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. This area is a significant nesting location for two threatened sea turtle species, the Green Turtle and the Loggerhead Turtle. Our tour to Heron Island is in the height of baby Green and Loggerhead Turtle hatching season. During hatching season, turtle hatchlings will erupt from their nests between 25 to 50 metres from shore and make their way to the reef, just beyond the water’s edge. Heron Island is a true coral cay and is ribboned by white sands, crystal clear waters and acres of coral with beautifully coloured marine life. The emphasis is on enjoying natural beauty. Stress is replaced by adventure, and your days are filled with discovery

The ‘River City’ is bursting with surprises

Brisbane’s inner city is designed for getting around on foot. The CBD is small and links directly to the Southbank cultural precinct. Here the critically acclaimed GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) sits aside the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Delving further into Southbank, visitors are rewarded with modern dining options (perfect for a romantic Brisbane getaway) and the nation’s only permanent man-made city centre beach (with typical Queensland crystal white sand of course). 

The city’s many riverside walkways appeal to locals and tourists alike. A perfect way for commuters to get to work, and an even better way for visitors to appreciate the life force of the Brisbane River.

A bustling city with a relaxed Queensland vibe
A bustling city with a relaxed Queensland vibe

Top spots to visit in Brisbane

Brisbane is the gateway to all the Sunshine State has to offer, with many visitors spending a few days in the city before heading west to the Queensland Outback, or north to the Great Barrier Reef. For those keen on a weekend getaway from Brisbane, our top picks include the Scenic Rim and Granite Belt. Recently included in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Regions of the World list for 2022, the Scenic Rim offers a country getaway with spectacular scenery and extensive bushwalking tracks. The Granite Belt presents a chance to sip local wines by the fire in a cooler climate that sees the occasional snowfall; something of a surprise in a state renowned for swimsuits and beach walks.

Start planning your Brisbane holiday today, you’ll find that our Brisbane tour packages perfectly showcase this vibrant, relaxed city and her neighbouring Sunshine State gems.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best way to get to Brisbane?

You can fly into Brisbane from most major cities across the globe either directly or transiting through Sydney or Melbourne. Depending on your location, you can also drive, catch the train, or take a bus into the city. We recommend the best way to see Brisbane is by taking one of Brisbane tours. 

How big is Brisbane?

Brisbane is Queensland’s largest city, with nearly 2.5 million residents. On arrival, you’ll find a welcoming city with a picturesque river winding its way through the CBD and outlying suburbs as it makes its way to Moreton Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Where can you day trip to from Brisbane?

Great day trips from Brisbane include visits to Moreton Bay and its numerous islands. Some of the country’s best and most popular beaches can be found on both the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast within an hour or two of the CBD. 

Where to see koalas in Brisbane?

To spot koalas in Brisbane, head to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, a renowned wildlife sanctuary located along the Brisbane River. Here, you can observe and even interact with koalas in a natural setting, learning more about these iconic Australian marsupials.

Where to see jacaranda in Brisbane?

For a spectacular display of jacaranda trees in Brisbane, visit the University of Queensland's St Lucia campus during spring, usually around October. The Great Court is famous for its stunning jacaranda canopy, creating a picturesque and vibrant landscape that attracts both locals and visitors seeking the beauty of these flowering trees.

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