Brisbane Tourist Attractions

Here are a few ideas what to do when you visit Brisbane:

Take a Brisbane River Cruise & Visit a Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has been around for more than 60 years, helping untold numbers of the cuddly creatures. The cruise boat leaves from central Brisbane, taking in waterfront sights as you go. It takes ca 70 minutes to reach the sanctuary, where you can spend up to 3 hours to get to know the 130 koalas that have found a refuge there. You can cuddle one and have your photo taken (as long as you pay for it), and find out more about these adorable marsupials from the keepers. Meeting point for the cruise is at Cultural Center Pontoon, on the South Bank Boardwalk, just outside Queensland Art Gallery.

Moreton Island Day Trip with Desert Safari

Go on an adventure to Moreton Island, where you'll get to see a dolphin presentation and can join a desert safari later or opt for a marine discovery cruise instead. The 7-hour tour to Moreton Island is very scenic, and you can enjoy refreshments on board while you see the sights that float by. Your voyage to the island takes just 75 minutes. Desert adventurers travel onwards with a 4x4 vehicle to Tangalooma Desert. Moreton Island is the world's third-largest sand island, where one of the best ways to spend a couple of hours is to go sand tobogganing. Shoot across the desert at up to 40 km per hour, or go on the marine discovery cruise instead, which takes you along the coastline. With luck, you'll see dolphins, green sea turtles, sea cucumbers, rays and dugongs. The cruise boat leaves the island again at 4.00 pm for Brisbane. Meeting point in the morning is at Tangalooma Wharf.

Guided River Brisbane Kayak Tour

Explore the beautiful waterways on this guided 2-hour expedition that takes in Story Bridge and South Bank along the way as you paddle down Brisbane River. Your guide will give full instructions before you set off. Meeting point is at Naval Stores, Kangaroo Point Cliffs Drive.

Tamborine Wine Distillery Tour

You'll get to visit four of Tamborine's best wineries as well as Tamborine Mountain Distillery. Your wine adventure starts at 9.00 am, when Vino Bus picks you up at your accommodation and the guide takes you to Tamborine Mountain. At each venue your guide will talk you through the tasting; you'll get to try between six and ten varieties at each place. You're back home at around 4.30 pm, when Vino Bus drops you off outside your door.

Brisbane offers visitors a vast number of things to do and see – from whale and dolphin watching to climbing the city's most famous landmark, Story Bridge, at night to see the city laid out below in bright cheerful lights. This was just a tiny taste of what's there to discover in Brisbane!

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