Brisbane, the sun-soaked capital of Queensland, is a city that effortlessly blends urban sophistication with a laid-back, outdoor lifestyle. Nestled along the winding Brisbane River, the cityscape is characterised by a mix of modern skyscrapers and historic architecture. With its subtropical climate, Brisbane enjoys a sun-kissed ambiance, inviting residents and visitors to explore its vibrant streets and outdoor attractions year-round. The South Bank precinct, a cultural and recreational hub, showcases a myriad of entertainment options, including art galleries, theatres, and the popular Streets Beach.
Activities to do when in Brisbane (CBD and Southbank)
- Ascend Brisbane’s Story Bridge for breathtaking cityscapes and an exhilarating adventure, high above the river.
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary offers immersive wildlife experiences, koala cuddles, and educational encounters along the river.
- Tangalooma Island Resort offers a day trip including a guided snorkel tour through the magical Tangalooma Shipwrecks of Moreton Island.
- At Maiala Rain Forest you can enjoy a wonderful place to have a picnic, barbecue or walk, where you feel the cool shade of the rainforest as you wander along one of five walking tracks.
- Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane showcase diverse art collections, exhibitions, and contemporary masterpieces.
Explore the wonders of Queensland and its incredible destinations. Attend your event and extend your stay for an unforgettable holiday. Discover why Queensland is deemed the ultimate destination.
Brisbane's Story Bridge
Cost: from $159 per adult
Duration: 2 hours
Group Size: 14 (max)
What to Expect: Start your Brisbane Story Bridge Adventure day or night climb 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Climbs depart from base headquarters at Kangaroo Point. After your expert guide describes the route and covers all-important safety procedures, you’ll be safely attached to the static line.
Then set off for the summit of this Brisbane icon, following your guide as your group ascends the eastern side of the bridge. Make your way up a steep incline to a top platform, reaching one of the two high points of the climb, each approximately 262 feet (80 meters) above sea level. Enjoy uninterrupted, 360-degree views of the city skyline, spectacular on a twilight climb, and soak up the panorama including the Brisbane River, Moreton Bay, the Glass House Mountains, Mt. Coot-tha, and Lamington National Park in the distance. From the central platform, traverse the width of the bridge, high above six lanes of traffic.
Your Story bridge adventure climb ends with the return to headquarters, where you receive one complimentary high-resolution group photo of your experience.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Cost: 1 day pass from $39.00 per adult (additional charges for certain experiences)
What to Expect: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, home to over 100 koalas and 75 species of other Australian native animals.
As Brisbane’s premier wildlife attraction, Lone Pine is the perfect place to get up close and personal with Australia’s furry, feathery, and scaly friends in a natural, intimate setting.
With a daily schedule full of shows, presentations, photo opportunities and free-range kangaroo feeding, there is something for guests of all ages.
Don’t miss the new 360-degree crocodile viewing dome, where you can come face to face (or tooth to tooth!) with Australia’s largest apex predator, the saltwater crocodile!
Koala Discovery Tour PM – from $150
- The Koala Discovery Tour is the perfect experience for any koala lover
Platypus (Behind the scenes) PM – from $50
- Explore one of the most wonderfully bizarre animals on the planet: the Platypus
Wildlife Encounter Owl – $50
- The perfect experience for anyone who is owl-obsessed
All-stars Tour – $199
- If meeting Australia’s most iconic wildlife species is on your bucket list, then this tour is for you!
Koala Discovery Tour AM – from $150
- The Koala Discovery Tour is the perfect experience for any koala lover
Platinum Tour – from $599
- This full day VIP experience will immerse you in all the Sanctuary has to offer
Group Booking Request – For group bookings, please contact the reservation team by completing the form on the website. Group discounts are available for groups 15+. The bigger the group, the bigger the discount.
Moreton Bay Cruise – Snorkel the Tangalooma Wrecks
Cost: from $155 per adult
Duration: 6 hours
What to Expect: Tangalooma Island Resort latest day trip offering includes a guided snorkel tour through the magical Tangalooma Shipwrecks of Moreton Island.
The crystal-clear waters that surround the wrecks are filled with over 200 species of fish and 130 species of coral, not to mention 3 different species of marine sea turtle, dolphins and even our resident Wobbegong sharks and stingrays.
This guided tour begins at the Tangalooma beach front, with a short boat ride to the wrecks, with all snorkel gear provided.
- Standard Snorkel the Wrecks Day Cruise
- Snorkel the Wrecks Day Cruise with Sunset Cocktails Package (from $205pp)
- Snorkel the Wrecks Day Cruise with Wild Dolphin Feeding Package (from $225pp)
- Snorkel the Wrecks Day Cruise with Sea to Sky Package (from $396pp)
- Return scenic catamaran cruise across Moreton Bay Marine Park, from Brisbane to Tangalooma
- Boat ride from Tangalooma beachfront out to the Wrecks
- Snorkel Equipment: wetsuits, fins, mask, snorkel, life jacket (if required), pool noodles (if required), and prescription masks
- Resort access pass allowing use of resort facilities including two swimming pools, restaurants and bars (as time permits)
- 1x tea, coffee, or soft drink per guest to use anytime aboard the passenger ferry
- Guided snorkel tour through the Wrecks
- Island lunch voucher ($25 per adult, $20 per child)
Maiala Rainforest Tour
Cost: From $175 per adult
Duration: 7-8 hours
What to Expect: A wonderful place to enjoy a picnic, barbecue or rainforest walk, Maiala was the first area on the D’Aguilar Range to become a national park. It now forms part of the larger D’Aguilar National Park.
Feel the cool shade of the rainforest as you wander along one of five walking tracks—the Rainforest circuit, Cypress Grove track, Western Window track, Greenes Falls track and Westside track—all accessible from this site.
Many wayside signs in the day-use area and along the Rainforest circuit interpret the history of the site and the beautiful natural environment.
- Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
- Picnic tables (some sheltered)
- Toilets (flush)
- Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
Getting there and getting around
- Maiala is in the South D’Aguilar section of D’Aguilar National Park, about 42km from Brisbane’s city centre.
- Access roads are sealed and suitable for conventional (2WD) vehicles.
- From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.
- Continue north-west along Mount Nebo Road for another 30km to Maiala on the north-west edge of the Mount Glorious township.
- Alternatively, drive about 19km from Samford via Mount Glorious Road to Maiala.
- Maiala day-use area and the walking track entry points are located next to the car parks.