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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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Brisbane, Australia

  • 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$ 1,910
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations
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  • Brisbane & Sunshine Coast: Australia Zoo Private Tour

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of Australia’s most beloved tourist destinations on this private tour of the Australia Zoo. During your tour, you’ll learn about the Irwin Family’s dedication to conservation and get up-close-and-personal with all manner of exciting critters, from koalas and wombats to snakes and crocodiles.
    Duration:
    8.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Brisbane or Gold Coast: Brisbane's Best Full Day Tour

    Experience the best sides of Brisbane from land and water on this full day tour. On this exploration of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, you’ll cruise along the river to see Brisbane’s highlights, visit Mount Coota-tha to enjoy stunning views of the Great Dividing Range and Moreton Bay, and cuddle a koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Brisbane or Gold Coast: Croc Express to Australia Zoo Tour

    Take six hours to visit the famous Australia Zoo and get up close and personal with Australia’s exotic wildlife. On this tour of the park, you’ll learn about the legacy of Steve Irwin and engage with crocodiles, snakes, and marsupials as you tour the park. On your way back to your accommodations, you’ll enjoy majestic views of the Glasshouse Mountains.
    Duration:
    8.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Brisbane or Gold Coast: O'Reilly's and Lamington National Park

    Take a day in coastal Queensland to explore the rainforest and enjoy spectacular views of the McPherson Ranges. On this day tour you’ll explore the quaint centres of Canungra and Tamborine Mountain, climb to the world’s first Treetop Walk at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, and visit an alpaca farm.
    Duration:
    9.15 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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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$ 2,919
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Brisbane: Koala and River Cruise

    This popular Brisbane river cruise has been taking locals and visitors to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 70 years and is a “must do” experience and a PERFECT tour to do when visiting Brisbane.
    Duration:
    5.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Brisbane: Afternoon Lone Pine & Mt Coot-tha Tour

    Take an afternoon to explore Australia’s largest koala wildlife reserve. On this tour, you’ll visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can cuddle a koala. Afterwards, you’ll head to Mount Coot-tha to enjoy spectacular views of Moreton Bay and the surrounding Brisbane landmarks.
    Duration:
    4.15 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Brisbane: City & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Full Day Tour

    Your knowledgeable guide picks you up from your accommodation and heads straight to Mt Coot-tha for stunning views over Brisbane's downtown, out to the islands. On the way, you pass through the beautiful tree-lined inner suburbs with historic 'Queenslander' homes, learning about Brisbane's journey from English prison to modern metropolis.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Brisbane: Essential Bicycle Tour

    The tour is the perfect introduction to Brisbane's best highlights with interesting facts and local insights by our friendly local and knowledgeable local guide. It's particularly useful if you have limited time in the city, taking you to sights including the historic Kangaroo Point Cliffs, and the iconic Story Bridge.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Brisbane: Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flight

    From Moreton Bay to the mountains of the Gold Coast hinterland, Brisbane and its surrounds are truly spectacular from the air. This half-day expedition lets you take it all in at once from the serenity of a balloon, with a maximum of 10 passengers per flight. It's a view of 'Brissie' you'll never forget.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Brisbane: Morning Bicycle Tour

    This tour offers a scenic and leisurely ride around the Brisbane river (which means no hills and no cars!). Visit all of the main inner-city areas of Brisbane, stop regularly to hear some stories and take photos. This is a highly recommended tour if you have the time and even a little cycling experience.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Brisbane: Morning City Sights and River Cruise

    Take a river cruise to explore the landmarks of Brisbane from the vantage point of the water. On this tour, you’ll learn about the city’s convict past, explore the secrets of Queensland’s longest river, and get a taste of what defines Brisbane as a city.
    Duration:
    3.15 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Brisbane: Premium Dolphin Feeding Full Day Cruise

    Spend the day experiencing the wonders of Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island, where you can feed dolphins, cruise the waters in search of migrating whales, or ride across the island’s natural desert on a safari tour. Lunch is included in this excursion.
    Duration:
    12 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Brisbane: Whale Watching Half Day Tour

    Take half a day in Brisbane to head onto the water and have a close encounter with whales. As you cruise across Moreton Bay, you’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch as you spot whales, dolphins, and turtles all within metres of the boat.
    Duration:
    4.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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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$ 564
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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-Drives
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  • 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:
    2-3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 209
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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:
    3-4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 819
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes
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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$ 1,268
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 328
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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$ 1,032
    Trip Type:
    Snowbird Long Stays, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 961
    Trip Type:
    Snowbird Long Stays, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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