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  • The city of Brisbane is not aways included on all Australia vacations - but it should be.
  • Illuminated at night the Treasury Building was built in 1889
  • The city skyline reflected on the Brisbane River at sunset
  • Customs House
  • The capital of Queensland and Australia's third most populous city
  • George Street is a major thoroughfare in the city

It might be surprising to know that Brisbane, situated in Southern Queensland on the Pacific Coast, was once considered a sleepy town. It has now emerged as being one of the fastest growing cities and is the third largest in Australia. It enjoys a sub-tropical climate all year round and is known as the “city of sunny days”. Brisbane is also the gateway to Queensland’s Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast with their excellent tourist facilities to be enjoyed on an Australia vacation.

The city, with its hilly surface, has an attractive skyline through which the Brisbane River flows. A good way to see the city on trips to Australia is to take one of the many cruise boats that sail along the river. Enjoy dining on the riverside of Brisbane’s South Bank. For entertainment, bars and trendy cafes visit the city’s West End. To shop, head for the city centre at the Queen Street mall.

A highlight is the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first koala sanctuary where you can cuddle a koala bear, feed the Kangaroos and also become acquainted with the Tasmanian Devil. Another interesting site is Mount Coot-tha with its spectacular views of the city and excellent botanical gardens. Not too far away is Moreton Bay Marine Park, a haven for wildlife and where you can see playful dolphins.

For culture bugs, Brisbane has many excellent museums and art galleries to satisfy all tastes.

Make sure you include one of Goway's Brisbane tours in your visit to Australia vacation. You will appreciate the brigh sunny days and balmy nights in Australia's only sub-tropical city!! C’mon say G’day Downunder. Book one of our Australia vacations today and start exploring!

 

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Australia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Australia vacations. 

Learn about the history and culture of Australia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Australia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Australia for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Australia vacations today!

 

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.

 

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  • Aussie Adventure

    Explore the best of Australia combining the excitement of snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef with visits to the Crocodile Hunter’s Australia Zoo and the amazing Blue Mountains. An ideal family vacation.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,953
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations
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  • Brisbane to Cairns (Reef & Rail Cruise)

    This fabulous tour features a journey onboard the Spirit of Queensland train, in an innovative RailBed seat, an eco-cruise through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and a rainforest and Aboriginal experience.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,985
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Byron Bay Adventure

    Australia’s most easterly point, Byron Bay has been a much-loved haven for artists and free thinkers for decades.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 413
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Coast & Hinterland Self Drive

    Spend a week with a self drive car from Brisbane with stops along the Sunshine Coast with its dramatic cliff scenery and white sandy beaches. You will also have a guided overnight tour to Fraser Island plus a stay in the hinterland of the region.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 995
    Trip Type:
    Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Downunder Farmstays: Brisbane Region

    Slow down the pace of your Australian getaway and get a taste for farm life outside Brisbane in southeastern Queensland. Spend your days milking cows, grooming horses, and learning how to care for the land alongside a hospitable family of farmers.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 214
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules, Locally Escorted Tours
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  • Fraser Island

    North of Brisbane is the ecologist’s paradise of Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. Stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort found amidst ancient rainforests and an abundance of wildlife.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 838
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts
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  • Fraser Island & O'Reilly's

    Experience two wonders in one by combining Fraser Island and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Explore the incredible landscapes and wildlife available in both of these stunning locations.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,297
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Friendly Brisbane

    Offering a subtropical climate, Brisbane is Australia’s “city of sunny days”. Take advantage of this gateway to the Sunshine Coast and visit the famous Crocodile Hunter’s Australia Zoo.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 259
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Glittering Gold Coast

    Enjoy a relaxing beach stay including a tour to the Australia Zoo made famous by Steve Irwin for an unforgettable wildlife experience including crocodile feeding. Then drive through the Glasshouse Mountains and experience their natural beauty.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 336
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Great Barrier Reef and GO!

    The Great Barrier Reef is considered by many to be Australia’s greatest attraction. This weeklong ‘starter’ stay takes you directly there, with time at Airlie Beach before customizing an Australia itinerary to suit your personal interests.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,169
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
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  • Islands, Dolphins & Beaches

    Enjoy the islands and beaches of coastal Queensland. Feed wild bottlenose dolphins on Tangalooma Island, photograph the magnificent Heart Reef off the Whitsundays and feel impossibly white sand between your toes on Whitehaven Beach.
    Prices From:
    US$ 739
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Live Like A Local: Gold Coast Australia

    A travel highlight for most Globetrotters is to mingle and interact with locals. But to actually live amongst them, even for just a short time, is an experience of a life time.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,043
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Snowbird Long Stays
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Live Like A Local: Sunshine Coast Australia

    A travel highlight for most Globetrotters is to mingle and interact with locals. But to actually live amongst them, even for just a short time, is an experience of a life time.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,030
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Snowbird Long Stays
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Natural Australia

    Experience Australia’s unbeatable natural beauty and wildlife. Drive the Great Ocean Road, visit Kangaroo Island then spend some time in Australia’s largest subtropical rainforest.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Australia See Trip Details
  • O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

    Stay in the heart of the Southeast Queensland rainforest in Lamington National Park.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 564
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Pacific Coast Explorer Self Drive: 9 Days

    Drive the Pacific Coast and get to know its many highlights travelling from Brisbane to Cairns with stops at Fraser Island and Rockhampton, the Whitsundays, Townsville and Mission Beach.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 922
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Queensland Splendour

    Journey through Queensland to sample its diverse landscape and vibrant local life. Surf the beaches of the Sunshine Coast, hike the sand dunes of Fraser Island and dive into the wondrous ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,221
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Reef, Islands & Coast (13 Days from Sydney to Cairns): Best Buy Escorted Vacation

    Enjoy Australia’s tropical rainforests, white sandy beaches, island resorts and famous sunshine as you travel by luxury coach from Sydney to Cairns on the “Reef, Islands and Coast” tour.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,050
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Reef, Islands & Coast - 10 Days from Brisbane to Cairns - Best Buy Escorted Vacation

    Venture by luxury coach from Brisbane to Cairns visiting famed sights from the Gold Coast to Hervey Bay, Rockhampton to Daydream Island and Mission Beach to the iconic Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,675
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Sparkling Sunshine Coast

    While staying on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, enjoy a visit to Fraser Island reached by cable ferry to Cooloolan National Park with its 75 mile long beachfront. .Experience natural beauty during a guided rainforest walk and also have a freshwater swim plus Aussie BBQ lunch.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 335
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Sunshine Coast Long Stay

    The Sunshine Coast is a many-flavoured region of beautiful beaches, shining waterways and restful mountains. It gives you room to breathe; its natural beauty is still largely unspoilt and carefully protected; and it offers you an unsurpassed choice of attractions and activities (or non-activities if you've a mind to just laze around).
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,592
    Trip Type:
    Snowbird Long Stays
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  • Tangalooma Dolphins

    Hand feed wild dolphins at one of Brisbane’s favourite escapes.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 222
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays
    Australia See Trip Details
  • The Best Downunder Snowbird Vacation

    Fly far, far south for the winter on a month-long escape to New Zealand or Australia.
    Duration:
    31 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,099
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways, Snowbird Long Stays
    Australia See Trip Details
  • The Gold Coast Long Stay

    The Gold Coast dares you to try everything it offers. Mingle with dolphins and polar bears at world-class theme parks, dig your toes into fine white sand, ride sparkling waves, visit an island and explore the lush, subtropical hinterland.
    Duration:
    31 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,495
    Trip Type:
    Snowbird Long Stays
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Working Holiday Package: Work & Play Downunder

    Goway Travels Work & Holiday packages are a great intro to life in Australia and New Zealand and are tailored to the needs of participants seeking a unique experience and those wanting to supplement their living and travel expenses while exploring the many sites and wonders Australia and New Zealand have to offer.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    18 to 30 Somethings, Active & Adventurous
    Australia See Trip Details
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