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3 Days in Brisbane: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

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Brisbane (Bris Vegas to the locals), on the northeastern coast of Australia, has really come into its own having morphed from a sleepy town to a progressive city renowned for its year-round sunshine, laid-back lifestyle and chock-a-block cultural calendar. This thriving arts capital sports a happening café scene and great nightlife, all within a stone's throw of some heavenly island getaways. Climate, culture and sandy relaxation? You've never had it so good! We've cherry-picked the best of Brisbane for this three-day itinerary.

Day 1: Viva Bris Vegas!

Brisbane is a great city to discover on foot. Start your day with the pick of the latest cafes by venturing to the city fringe and into Fortitude Valley, a bohemian, gentrified neighborhood of restaurants and boutiques. Once fortified, hit the streets, taking in Brisbane's historic buildings, churches, gardens and expansive, incredible Gallery of Modern Art. Give your feet a rest by taking a cruise along the lazy Brisbane River, then head to Mt. Coot-tha Lookout for a magnificent eyeful of the cityscape. Fancy a taste of the local produce? You can tour a scenic vineyard or take an indulgent dinner cruise once the sun goes down.

Day 2: Fun for the Whole Family

Brisbane is tailor-made for family holidays with endless beaches, the great outdoors and the Gold Coast theme parks just down the road. Dreamworld and WhiteWater World are great, splashy fun for kids. Get up close with crocodiles and tigers at Steve Irwin's ongoing legacy - Australia Zoo, or head to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island on a four-wheel drive eco day trip.

Day 3: Brisbane Day Trips

With weather as tropical and bright as Brisbane's, you can't wait to get outside. Luckily it's perfectly positioned for all kinds of day trips. You can get your glitz on at the unashamedly blingy beach area of Surfers Paradise. A day trip to the aptly named Sunshine Coast takes you shopping and dining at stylish Noosa Heads, and exploring Queensland's largest aquarium at Underwater World. Get zen at the old hippie enclave of Byron Bay (fancied up for café tastes) or get behind the wheel for some four-wheel drive touring and camping on Moreton Island.

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Brisbane River Dinner Cruise, Brisbane, null
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Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 229 Reviews

See the highlights of Brisbane from the water on a dinner cruise aboard a majestic wooden paddlewheeler. Enjoy live entertainment and a contemporary buffet ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.01
Australia Zoo by Croc Express Coach, Brisbane, Dinner Cruises
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Australia Zoo by Croc Express Coach

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Spend the day at Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's living legacy. With return hotel transfers from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, you'll travel on the ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane or Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.99
Eumundi Markets and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane, Brisbane, Nature & Wildlife
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Eumundi Markets and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane

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Check out Australia's biggest arts and crafts market on a full-day tour from Brisbane that also takes you to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. At the Eumundi ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.54
Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour, Brisbane, Day Trips
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Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour

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Explore Springbrook National Park with an expert guide on a full-day tour from Brisbane. The park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.93
Australia Zoo and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane, Brisbane, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Australia Zoo and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane

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Journey north from Brisbane to visit the Australia Zoo and Sunshine Coast Hinterland on a full-day tour that showcases some of Queensland's top attractions. ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.05
XXXX Brewery Tour, Brisbane, Day Trips
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XXXX Brewery Tour

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Take a guided tour of Queensland’s famous XXXX Brewery to learn about its history and sample some of its best beers. See the raw ingredients that make up the ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.78

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