Are you spending time in Brisbane for a holiday and not sure what to do or see?

Look no further, this is the easy guide you with lots of tips on where to go in Brisbane!

There are plenty of options for things to do in Brisbane with Brisbane day tours regularly going to Stradbroke Island and the beautiful Moreton Bay Island.

You can also take a day trip to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane or do Gold Coast day trips and visit Surfers Paradise or the beautiful Gold Coast National Parks. Visiting Springbrook National Park, Lamington National Park or Tamborine National Park are all popular short trips from Brisbane.

See below for a list of the best day trips from Brisbane.

Click HERE for the Best Brisbane Wine Tours.

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Things to do in Brisbane

The Brisbane sign is a popular place for tourists day or evening.
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These Brisbane sightseeing tours will take you to all the best places to go in Brisbane.

Brisbane City attractions

A Brisbane city tour will take you to all the popular Brisbane sights such as historic buildings in the Brisbane CBD, the beautiful South Bank Parklands and Kangaroo Point.

If you are looking getting to know the river city then this is one of the best Brisbane day trips to take.

Full-Day Small-Group History and Heritage Tour of Brisbane City

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$370.00
  • Max Group Size: 12
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
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Get around Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city, in style and comfort on this full-day tour.

Traveling in a comfortable Mercedes Benz vehicle, you’ll have opportunities to get up-close and personal with some of Australia’s unique wildlife.

Included is a 2-course lunch at Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane’s highest point, and a visit to Southbank Parklands – where you can ride the nearly 200-foot (60m) tall Wheel of Brisbane.

Enjoy dining at Summit Restaurant and Bar, with views across Brisbane city.

Opportunity to hand-feed kangaroos and see koalas at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

If time allows, explore some of Brisbane’s history museums and historical sites.
– Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

– The Wheel of Brisbane (South Bank Parklands)

– Mt Coot-tha

– Lunch
– Bottled water
– Driver/guide with live commentary
– Direct Hotel pickup and drop-off
– Free WiFi on board.
– Snacks
– Entry fees to Lone Pine Koala – Sanctuary and The Wheel of Brisbane
– Air-conditioned vehicle
Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$139.00
  • Max Group Size: 20
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Spend a full day exploring Queensland’s vibrant capital city and see the best of Brisbane’s tourist attractions.

Learn about historic buildings on a coach tour of the city center, get a waterside perspective with a cruise along the beautiful Brisbane River, and enjoy birds-eye views from at the Mt Coo-tha Lookout.

This tour is also inclusive of a tour of the XXXX Brewery with a tasting at the end.


– Brisbane CBD
– XXXX Brewery
– Mt. Coot-tha Lookout
City Hall
– Queensland Parliament House
– St. John’s Anglican Cathedral
– Customs House
– Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
– South Bank Parklands
Visit the famous XXXX Brewery for a tour and tastings
Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Brisbane River Cruise
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is one of the most popular places to visit in Brisbane. Who wouldn’t want to hold a koala or hand feed the kangaroos?

The Brisbane Koala sanctuary is the oldest and largest koala sanctuary in the world.

You can either take an organised tour (see below for more information) or make your own way to Lone Pine Sanctuary. If you don’t have access to a car to drive in Brisbane then there are several other options for getting to Lone Pine Kala Sanctuary:

By Taxi

Taxis can be booked by calling:
Black & White taxi:131 008
Yellow Cabs taxi: 131 924

By Public Bus

  • Bus number 430 from Platform 2C, Queen Street Station
  • Bus number 445 from Stop 41, Adelaide Street

For fare information and to plan your journey, click here

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary tickets can be purchased online or at the entrance gate. Click here to find out about the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary price.

Full Day Brisbane Day Tour: Three Unique Experiences in One Day

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$370.00
  • Max Group Size: 12
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Experience Brisbane’s impressive nature and rich culture on this all-day excursion.

After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about Aboriginal history from a local elder and play a didgeridoo before heading to Sirromet Winery for a tasting and lunch (included in the tour price).

Finish with a visit to an animal sanctuary and capture memorable photos of koalas, kangaroos, cockatoos, and other distinctive Australian wildlife.

Explore indigenous culture and visit a beautiful winery on one unique tour
See amazing local wildlife like kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, and cockatoos.

Enjoy a delicious lunch and wine tasting in a picturesque vineyard setting.
– Welcome to Country Aboriginal Experience

– Sirromet Wines

– Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

– Coffee and/or Tea
– Snacks
– Lunch
– Alcoholic Beverages
– Bottled water
– Driver/guide
– Direct Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
– Free WiFi on board.
Full-Day Small-Group History and Heritage Tour of Brisbane City

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$370.00
  • Max Group Size: 12
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
OverviewPopular LandmarksActivities / What’s Included

Get around Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city, in style and comfort on this full-day tour.

Traveling in a comfortable Mercedes Benz vehicle, you’ll have opportunities to get up-close and personal with some of Australia’s unique wildlife.

Included is a 2-course lunch at Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane’s highest point, and a visit to Southbank Parklands – where you can ride the nearly 200-foot (60m) tall Wheel of Brisbane.

Enjoy dining at Summit Restaurant and Bar, with views across Brisbane city.

Opportunity to hand-feed kangaroos and see koalas at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

If time allows, explore some of Brisbane’s history museums and historical sites>
– Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

– The Wheel of Brisbane (South Bank Parklands)

– Mt Coot-tha

– Lunch
– Bottled water
– Driver/guide with live commentary
– Direct Hotel pickup and drop-off
– Free WiFi on board.
– Snacks
– Entry fees to Lone Pine Koala – Sanctuary and The Wheel of Brisbane
– Air-conditioned vehicle
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$85.00
  • Max Group Size: N/A
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 mins
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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.
– Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary– River cruise from Southbank,
– Brisbane to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (General Admission included)
– Explore Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary
– Glimpse the elusive platypus that live at the Platypus House
– Keep an eye out for the wild lorikeets (Australian parrot) that come to feed at Lone Pine

Aboriginal cultural experience

When you visit Brisbane, take one of these unique tours and learn about the Australian aboriginal culture. Depending on the tour you choose, you will get to view aboriginal artwork as well as aboriginal artifacts, and get to taste some aboriginal bush tucker.

Full Day Brisbane Day Tour: Three Unique Experiences in One Day

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$370.00
  • Max Group Size: 12
  • Duration: 9 hours
OverviewPopular LandmarksActivities / What’s Included

Experience Brisbane’s impressive nature and rich culture on this all-day excursion.

After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about Aboriginal history from a local elder and play a didgeridoo before heading to Sirromet Winery for a tasting and lunch (included in the tour price).

Finish with a visit to an animal sanctuary and capture memorable photos of koalas, kangaroos, cockatoos, and other distinctive Australian wildlife.

Explore indigenous culture and visit a beautiful winery on one unique tour.

See amazing local wildlife like kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, and cockatoos.

Enjoy a delicious lunch and wine tasting in a picturesque vineyard setting.

Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
– Welcome to Country Aboriginal Experience
– Sirromet Wines
– Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
– Coffee and/or Tea
– Snacks
– Lunch
– Bottled water
– Driver/guide
– Direct Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
– Free WiFi on board
– Alcoholic Beverages
– Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
Boomerang Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • Max Group Size – 8
  • Duration – 5 hours 30 mins
OverviewPopular LandmarksActivities / What’s Included
A total educational cultural tour pre and post-colonization of Australia’s First Peoples, with many hands-on activities that you can try if you desire.– Roma Street Parkland
– Mount Coot-tha Lookout
– Take in the view from Brisbane’s highest vantage point.
– Be given a free boomerang to paint.
– See artefacts, photos, books, Aboriginal maps and arts and crafts display.
– Try using some of the display artefacts.
– Have lunch (included) and a chance to buy genuine arts and crafts from the display.

Moreton Bay Islands

If you plan to visit a Moreton Bay Island then you have endless possibilities with 360 islands to choose from. Queensland is home to the four largest sand islands in the world and three of them are in Moreton Bay; Bribie Island, Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island.

Taking a Moreton Bay cruise is one of the more popular Brisbane tours.

Stradbroke Island Tours

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Stradbroke Island is one of the many beautiful islands off Brisbane in Moreton Bay.

Stradbroke Island is actually two islands, called North Stradbroke Island and South Stradbroke Island, which can cause a lot of confusion if you aren’t a local. These two Brisbane islands were originally a single island that was separated during a violent storm in the mid 1890’s.

Which is Better North or South Stradbroke Island?

The question of “Which is Better North or South Stradbroke Island” is hotly contested:

North Stradbroke Island (Straddie)
  • Easier to get to
  • 2nd largest of the islands around Brisbane
  • Has more facilities
  • Most tour companies taking you on a Stradbroke Island day trip would be taking you to do a North Stradbroke Island tour
  • When people talk about Stradbroke Island (or Straddie) they are referring to North Stradbroke Island
South Stradbroke Island (South Straddie)
  • Just as beautiful as North Straddie
  • Far less developed
  • A lot quieter
  • Not as easy to get to 

It will take you about two hours to travel from Brisbane to Stradbroke Island: 

  • The drive to Cleveland to catch the North Stradbroke Island Ferry will take about 40 minutes. 
  • The North Stradbroke Island Ferry takes about 45-50min plus the time required to load and unload vehicles.

Whichever Island you choose, a Stradbroke Island day trip is an unforgettable experience, so when staying in Brisbane you should definitely make the time to visit Stradbroke Island.

North Stradbroke Island Tours

North Stradbroke Island Day Tour
  • Rating: *****
  • Price: from A$149.00
  • Max Group Size: 11
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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Explore beautiful North Stradbroke Island on this guided adventure from Brisbane.

After a convenient pickup at the Roma Street Busway Station, hop on a ferry and head to Stradbroke.

Search for koalas, kangaroos, whales, and other marine and wildlife, enjoy a delicious lunch, and stop by popular spots like Adder Rock Lookout and Brown Lake, where visitors can swim in its tea tree-infused waters.

Experience scenic North Stradbroke Island on an all-day tour from Brisbane.

Search for koalas, kangaroos, whales, and other wildlife and marine life.

Enjoy a mouth-watering complimentary burger and chip lunch on the beach.
– Adder Rock Lookout 
– Brown Lake
– Animal spotting
– Swimming
– Surf or SUP (cost extra)

Included:
– Lunch
– National Park Fees
– Beverages
– Local guide
– Ferry Fees
Full Day Island Adventure Cruise From Brisbane (Including Lunch)

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$179.00
  • Max Group Size: 30
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Adventure cruise, swim, snorkel and bushwalk your way across four islands in one day.

Discover stories of the diverse people of Brisbane and Moreton Bay.

Land on an uninhabited sand bar for a picnic lunch and beach games.

Explore historic ruins, aboriginal sites, rusty shipwrecks, deserted beaches, and try spot kangaroos, koalas, turtles, dolphins, dugongs and more!

River to Bay is a locally owned business operating four purpose designed and newly built fast tour boats.

These boats are used to connect visitors to Brisbane directly with the amazing wildlife and natural sights of Moreton Bay.

No need for transfers, tours are action packed unforgettable Aussie experiences.
– Brisbane River
– North St Helena Island
– National Park
– North Stradbroke Island – Moreton Island

– Snorkelling
– Beach Games
– Bushwalking
– Swimming
– Lunch included
– Use of Snorkeling equipment
– Adventure Cruise
– Beach Games
– Guided tour – St Helena Island
– Koala spotting – North Stradbroke Island
Stradbroke Island 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$261.34
  • Max Group Size: 10
  • Duration: 7 hours
OverviewPopular LandmarksActivities / What’s Included
Spot wildlife such as dolphins, turtles, and whales on this hassle-free day trip from Brisbane to Stradbroke Island.

Enjoy other activities such as swimming, a BBQ on the beach, and a walk to see koalas, all without the stress of having to make transport connections or buy ferry tickets yourself.

A fun, relaxed day out in nature for the whole family. Lunch and morning tea are provided.

Hotel transfers and all transportation—including ferry—are included Visit beaches, lakes, and viewing points for sweeping views of the island Explore off-road on an exciting 4X4 drive.
– North Gorge Walk
– Animal spotting
– Swimming
– Lunch included
– National Park Fees
– Coffee and/or Tea
North Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$159.00
  • Max Group Size: 21
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 mins
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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.

Look for dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and whales in the waters of Moreton Bay.

Take a guided hike along the scenic headlands of North Gorge Walk to Point Lookout.
– North Gorge Walk
– Myora Springs Conservation Area
– Cylinder Beach
– Amity Point Beach North Stradbroke Island
– Swimming
– Bushwalking
– Animal spotting
– See koalas and kangaroos

Included:
– Lunch
– National – Park Fees
– Local guide

Moreton Island Tours

Doing a Moreton Island day trip from Brisbane is a popular activity for tourists when staying in the beautiful river city. Moreton Island is the second largest of the islands near Brisbane being just slightly smaller than North Stradbroke Island.

There is lots to keep you busy on Moreton Island, some of the more popular Moreton Island adventures are:

  • Snorkelling the Moreton Island shipwreck
  • Sand Tobogganing
  • 4WD and quad bike tours
  • Whale watching
  • Parasailing

If you are wondering how to get to Moreton Island, the easiest option for tourists is to take an organised tour (see below). If you are looking to make your own way across to the island, then information on the Moreton Island Ferry (Tangalooma Ferry) is available here.

Catching the Moreton Island Barge from Brisbane to Moreton Island will take approx. 75 minutes each way.

All Inclusive Dolphin and Tangalooma Wrecks Cruise

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$159.00
  • Max Group Size: 100
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Throw your swimwear into a bag and set sail to Moreton Island, a world-renowned destination for encountering dolphins, dugong, and turtles.

Located just 75 minutes from Brisbane, this full-day tour features an eco-cruise, tropical buffet lunch, island beach time and guided snorkel tour at the famous Tangalooma Wrecks.

Board the brand new AUD 4mill vessel, the Spirit of Migaloo II, and you’ll soon discover that there’s more to Moreton Island than meets the eye.
– Moreton island 
– Tangalooma Shipwrecks
– Dolphins & Marine animal watching
– Lunch
– Use of Snorkeling equipment
– Snacks
– Guided Snorkeling at Tangalooma Wrecks
Eco Marine Safari – Boom netting & Snorkeling Moreton Island – Fortitude Valley

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$176.00
  • Max Group Size: 65
  • Duration: 9 hours
OverviewPopular LandmarksActivities / What’s Included
The white sand beaches and dunes of Moreton Island are part of the protected Moreton Bay Marine Park, and lie just a short boat ride from Brisbane.

On this full-day cruise, set sail from Fortitude Valley and spend the day swimming and snorkelling in Moreton Bay.

Enjoy a thrilling ride in a boom net, dive in to snorkel at Tangalooma Wrecks (optional), and spot dolphins and sea turtles on an eco cruise of the marine park.

Zip along the coast of Moreton Island in a boom net.

Snorkel amid schools of tropical fish at Tangalooma Wrecks. Incredible marine life sightings; spot dolphins, dugongs, and turtles.

Delicious beachside lunch on Moreton Island.

– Moreton Island 
– Tangalooma Shipwrecks
– Boom netting
– Snorkeling
– Tea, coffee and biscuits at check in
– Lunch
– Afternoon tea – Fresh fruit
– Live commentary on board
– Local guide
– Wet Suit hire
– Air-conditioned vehicle
Full Day Island Adventure Cruise From Brisbane Including Lunch 

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$179.00
  • Max Group Size: 30
  • Duration: 8 hours
OverviewPopular LandmarksActivities
Adventure cruise, swim, snorkel and bushwalk your way across four islands in one day.

Discover stories of the diverse people of Brisbane and Moreton Bay.

Land on an uninhabited sand bar for a picnic lunch and beach games.

Explore historic ruins, aboriginal sites, rusty shipwrecks, deserted beaches, and try spot kangaroos, koalas, turtles, dolphins, dugongs and more!

River to Bay is a locally owned business operating four purpose designed and newly built fast tour boats. These boats are used to connect visitors to Brisbane directly with the amazing wildlife and natural sights of Moreton Bay.

No need for transfers, tours are action packed unforgettable Aussie experiences.
– Brisbane River
– North St Helena Island National Park
– North Stradbroke Island
– Moreton Island

– Snorkelling
– Animal spotting 
– Adventure Cruise
– Beach Games
– Bushwalking
– Swimming
– Lunch
– Use of Snorkeling equipment
– Adventure Cruise
– Beach Games
– Guided tour – St Helena Island
– Koala spotting – North Stradbroke Island
Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast 

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$134.10
  • Max Group Size: 10
  • Duration: 11 – 14 hours
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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.
– Moreton island 
– Tangalooma Shipwrecks
– Sandboarding
– Snorkeling
– Kayaking
– Full-day 4WD tour to Moreton Island with expert guide, from Brisbane or the Gold Coast
– Paddle over the reef in a transparent kayak or bodyboard to observe the underwater world from above
– Get adrenaline-fueled thrills while sandboarding down the dunes
– Includes picnic lunch, use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, bodyboards, and safety gear.
Moreton Island Snorkel and Sandboarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • Price: from A$129.00
  • Max Group Size: 16
  • Duration: 10
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Try out Moreton Island’s most popular activities — sandboarding and snorkeling — on an adrenaline-fueled small-group tour from Brisbane.

Spend a full day exploring the island by sea when snorkeling through the Tangalooma Shipwrecks, and on land when sand boarding on giant sand dunes and visiting pristine beaches.

Snap photos of the gorgeous scenery and learn from your guide about the abundant animal life.

Travel in a small group that is limited to 16 people for a more customized experience with your guide.

Full-day 4WD adventure on Moreton Bay Island from Brisbane Sand boarding down Moreton Island’s sand dunes Snorkel alongside an abundance of marine life residing in the Tangalooma shipwrecks.

Time to swim, kayak and relax on Moreton Island’s pristine beaches.

Picnic lunch and photo opportunities spotting turtles, dolphins and dugongs.

Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide.

Travel across Moreton Island Marine Park aboard luxury catamaran.
– Moreton island 
– Tangalooma Shipwrecks
– Snorkeling
– Swimming
– Sand boarding
– Local guide
– Roundtrip ferry to Moreton island
– Picnic lunch
– Transport by 4WD
– All activities
– Full-day 4WD adventure on Moreton Bay Island from Brisbane
– Sand boarding down Moreton Island’s sand dunes
– Snorkel alongside an abundance of marine life residing in the Tangalooma shipwrecks
– Time to swim, kayak and relax on Moreton Island’s pristine beaches
– Picnic lunch and photo opportunities spotting turtles, dolphins and dugongs
– Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

Tangalooma Day Trip

A Tangalooma island Day Trip will take you to the Tangalooma Resort which is located approximately half way up the west coast of Moreton Island. The most popular activities for a Tangalooma day trip from Brisbane are:

  • Tangalooma Dolphin feeding
  • Tangalooma wrecks
  • Tangalooma snorkelling
Tangalooma Island Resort Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
  • Price:
  • Max Group Size: 180
  • Duration: 1 day
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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.

Learn all about the incredible humpback whales on this educational tour.

Whale-watch in comfort on a large boat, ideal for travelers who get seasick.

Day pass to the Tangalooma Island Resort is included Return boat transfers to Moreton Island are provided.
– Moreton Island
– Tangalooma Resort
– Whale watching
– Eco Ranger experiences.
Return boat transfers from Holt St Wharf, Brisbane (only 75 minutes journey time each way)
– Day pass access to Tangalooma Island Resort.
– Full use of resort facilities including pools, restaurants and bars.
– 1 standard beverage on the boat transfer (tea, coffee, soft drink or water)
– Whale Watching Cruise (3 hour cruise) with light lunch served on board.
– Eco Ranger experiences.
– Discover the World of Dolphins” presentation at the Eco Centre.
Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Whale Watching

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
  • Price:
  • Max Group Size: 180
  • Duration: 1 day
OverviewPopular LandmarksActivities / What’s Included
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.

Travel to places where dolphins and whales have been spotted before A day pass to Tangalooma Island Resort is included.

No need to bring food—a tasty lunch is served on board Hassle-free day with return boat transfers from Brisbane included.

– Moreton Island
– Tangalooma Resort
– Dolphin viewing
– Eco Ranger experiences.
– Return boat transfers from Holt St Wharf, Brisbane (only 75 minutes journey time each way)
– Day pass access to Tangalooma Island Resort.
– Full use of resort facilities including pools, restaurants and bars.
– 1 standard beverage on the boat transfer (tea, coffee, soft drink or water)
– Whale Watching Cruise (3 hour cruise) with light lunch served on board.
– Eco Ranger experiences.
“Discover the World of Dolphins” presentation at the Eco Centre.
– Access to the dolphin viewing jetty for the Dolphin Viewing Experience.
Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise to Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • Price:
  • Max Group Size: 100
  • Duration: 1 day
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Explore Moreton Island’s spectacular natural environment on this all-day adventure at Tangalooma Island Resort.

After boarding a dolphin cruise in Brisbane, travel to the resort and check out a desert-safari tour with sand tobogganing, a marine-discovery cruise, a snorkeling tour, or a jet-boat tour.

Enjoy access to the resort’s pools, lounges, eco center, and a supervised dolphin feeding experience is included in your visit.

Spend a day away from the city at the Tangalooma Island Resort Choose between a desert-safari tour, marine-life tour, snorkeling tour, or jet-boat tour.

Enjoy full use of the resort facilities and enjoy lunch with an included voucher.

Choice of Desert Safari Tour with sand tobogganing, Marine Discovery Cruise or Snorkel Tour.

Round-trip transport from Brisbane included.
– Moreton Island
– Tangalooma Resort
– Dolphin feeding
– Eco Ranger Experiences
– Return boat transfers from Holt St Wharf, Brisbane.
– Day pass access to Tangalooma Island Resort.
– Full use of resort facilities including pools, restaurants and bars.
– 1 standard beverage on the boat transfer (tea, coffee, soft drink or water)
– Lunch voucher (AU$20 per adult, AU$15 per child)
– Discover the World of Dolphins presentation at the Eco Centre.
– Access to the dolphin feeding program for the Wild Dolphin Feeding
Experience supervised by the Dolphin Care team.
– Dolphin feeding photo (digital copy)
Classic Day Cruise to Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • Price:
  • Max Group Size: 100
  • Duration: 1 day
OverviewPopular LandmarksActivities / What’s Included
This cruise to the Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island is the easy way to spend a day in nature from Brisbane.

Choose between sand tobogganing, a wildlife-spotting cruise, snorkeling, or a jet-boat tour for a fun-filled day.

You can also use the facilities at the resort, such as the pool and bar if you’d rather just relax.

This day trip is ideal for families.

Receive a day pass to the Tangalooma Island Resort and use of its facilities.

Choose between a desert-safari tour, marine-discovery cruise, snorkeling tour, or jet-boat tour.

A lunch voucher to use at the resort is included Return boat transfers from Brisbane are included.
– Moreton Island
– Tangalooma Resort
– Eco Ranger experiences
– Choice of Desert Safari Tour with sand tobogganing, Marine Discovery Cruise or Snorkel Tour
– Return boat transfers from Holt St Wharf, Brisbane.
– Day pass access to Tangalooma Island Resort.
– Full use of resort facilities including pools, restaurants and bars.
– 1 standard beverage on the boat transfer (tea, coffee, soft drink or water)
– Lunch voucher ($20 per adult, $15 per child)
– Choice of Desert Safari Tour with sand tobogganing, Marine Discovery Cruise or Snorkel Tour.
– Eco Ranger experiences.
– Discover the World of Dolphins” presentation at the Eco Centre.
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Gold Coast Day Tours

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The Gold Coast is known worldwide for its beautiful white sandy beaches and is one of the most popular places to visit near Brisbane.

The Brisbane to Gold Coast distance is about 78km and should take about an hour to travel depending on traffic.

See below for a list of Gold Coast Day Trips.

Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • Price:
  • Max Group Size: 80
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
OverviewPopular LandmarksActivities / What’s Included
Visit Surfers Paradise and take a whale-watching cruise on the Pacific during this day trip from Brisbane.

Start with the cruise onboard a custom-built boat for spotting marine life.

Glide along the Spit, and then look for humpback whales at play during their annual pilgrimage to the coast of Australia.

Before the return drive to Brisbane, you have free time to explore Surfers Paradise.

Watch whales at play on a Gold Coast whale-watching cruise.

Admire luxurious homes along the canals.

Hear commentary from a marine naturalist.

Enjoy coffee and biscuits 100% guaranteed whale sighting or receive a free return cruise.

Small group sizes, guaranteeing rail side position Explore Surfers Paradise on your own during free time
– Surfers Paradise
– The Spit
– Whale watching
– Sightseeing
– Pickup and drop-off from Brisbane (Roma Street)
– Watch whales at play on a Gold Coast whale-watching cruise
– 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise
– Admire luxurious homes along the canals
– Hear commentary from a marine naturalist
– Light lunch pack
– Enjoy coffee and biscuits
– 100% guaranteed whale sighting or receive a free return cruise
– Small group sizes, guaranteeing rail side position
– Explore Surfers Paradise on your own during free time
Gold Coast City Sights Tour with Crab Catching Cruise

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  • Max Group Size: 48
  • Duration: 7 hours
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