Brisbane, Australia

Once considered the "country cousin" among Australian cities, Brisbane is today the nation's third-largest metropolis - and one of the most desirable places to live in the country. Lying on the banks of the meandering Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th-century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands. Brisbane is also your gateway to uniquely Australian adventures, be it the theme parks of the Gold Coast or Queensland's dazzling beaches.

The beaches south of Brisbane form Queensland's Gold Coast. Travel tip: Brisbane is pronounced "Bris-bin."

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Points of Interest

  • Gold Coast
  • Australia Zoo
  • Mt. Tamborine
  • Rainforest Skywalk
  • Stradbroke Island
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Brisbane River
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  • Gold Coast

    With 26 miles of beaches, resort hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, a casino, luxury homes and golf courses, the Gold Coast serves as both Australia's vacation and retirement capitals.

  • Australia Zoo

    Founded by the late Steve Irwin, TV's "Crocodile Hunter," this 70-acre zoo is home to exotic wildlife, such as fresh and salt-water crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos and giant pythons.

  • Mt. Tamborine

    Lying inland from the famous Gold Coast, this volcanic plateau is a fertile landscape of national parklands, rainforests, and groves of macadamia nut, kiwi fruit and avocado.

  • Rainforest Skywalk

  • Stradbroke Island

    This is one of Brisbane's jewels and offers the opportunity for a day at the beach. Combining spectacular scenery, relaxing beaches and an exciting 4WD off road adventure, this is sure to be a great way to spend the day.

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

  • Botanic Gardens

  • Brisbane River

    A popular cruise tour venue, this river runs through Brisbane and is the longest in southeast Queensland. It was named after Governor of New South Wales, Thomas Brisbane in 1823.

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Transfer to the Gold Coast Beaches

7 hours | Brisbane | BNE-590
  • Gold Coast

The Gold Coast, approximately 48 miles from Brisbane, is home to some of Australia's most famous beach resorts, and your transfer today will take you to the most famous of them all-Surfers Paradise.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

5 hours | Brisbane | BNE-240
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Head out to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, winner of many Australian Tourism Awards. Cuddle a koala, hand-feed the kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, in a beautiful setting.

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Panoramic Brisbane

4 hours | Brisbane | BNE-225
  • Botanic Gardens

Take a self-guided tour of two of the most significant heritage sites in Brisbane, Old Government House and the Botanical Gardens of Mount Coot-tha.

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Gold Coast Highlights

8 hours | Brisbane | BNE-205
  • Gold Coast

Join us for a day to experience the best of the Gold Coast. Your guide will take you on a panoramic drive of this beautiful beachside city, finishing in the heart of the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise.

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Local Connections: John Pene Fonmosa

7 hours | Brisbane | BNE-985

Gain insight into Aboriginal culture with an exclusive journey lead by a local expert. Discover native plants during a bush food and medicine walk. Examine First Peoples artifacts and learn how they were made.

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Australia Zoo & the Sunshine Coast for Small Groups

7 hours | Brisbane | BNE-999
  • Australia Zoo

Discover the Australia Zoo, founded by the late Steve Irwin of Crocodile Hunter fame, on this full-day excursion. Enjoy free time to explore the complex and attend an exciting animal performance. Also visit Montville, a charming mountain village of Victorian cottages, lush gardens and craft shops.

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Local Connections: Wine Tasting & Wine Making at Mt. Nathan Winery

5.5 hours | Brisbane | BNE-980

Learn the secrets to making your own wine with an excursion to Mt. Nathan Winery. Explore the beautiful property and hand feed the sheep and alpacas. Learn about bee hives and the use of honey in their wines followed by an in-depth tasting of red and white wines.

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