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Top Day Trips from Brisbane

By Viator, February 2018

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Brisbane is one of Australia’s most captivating destinations, with its waterfront parks, renowned art scene, and prime location for exploring sunny Queensland’s beaches, hinterlands, and islands. From hiking in the rainforest to cruising along the coast, here are our favorite day trip tours from Brisbane. 


Gold Coast — 49 miles (79 km) south

Gold Coast is a city built on a bedrock of sun and surf, and this veritable playground offers no shortage of fun for the whole family. Take a full-day tour to spend a day swimming and sunbathing along the area’s beautiful beaches; treat the kids—and your inner kid—at theme parks like Dreamworld, Sea World Gold Coast, and Warner Bros. Movie World; take a surf lesson in Surfers Paradise; or escape the coast and take a hike in the Gold Coast hinterland.


Australia Zoo — 52 miles (78 km) northeast

You’ll need a full-day tour to take in all the attractions at the Australia Zoo, home of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. At the world-famous zoo you can visit its hundreds of animal residents, including kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, and, of course, crocodiles. 


Moreton Island — 52 miles (84 km) northeast

Discover the third-largest sand island in the world, Moreton Island, where popular activities include stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), snorkeling, sea kayaking, and beach Segway tours. Set sail on a Moreton Island day trip by luxury ferry and spend the day relaxing at the Tangalooma Island Resort, scuba diving at the Tangalooma Wrecks, or sandboarding in “the Desert.”


Stradbroke Island — 56 miles (90 km) east

The largest of the many islands between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Stradbroke Island—or Straddie, as it’s known to locals—is an idyllic retreat and just a short boat ride from Brisbane. Take a scenic cruise through the dolphin-filled waters of Moreton Bay to North Stradbroke Island, where you can hike through the bush, explore miles of white-sand beaches and swimming lakes, and visit the towns of Dunwich and Amity. 


The Sunshine Coast — 65 miles (105 km) north

Head north of Brisbane to discover the sandy beaches and dramatic dunes of the Sunshine Coast. A full-day sightseeing tour leaves enough time to visit the popular beach resort of Noosa, browse the stalls at the famous Eumundi Markets, tour the world’s largest ginger factory, and admire the natural wonders of Great Sandy National Park.


Lamington National Park — 65 miles (105 km) south

With an incredible 50,900 acres (20,600 hectares) of woodlands, rainforests, and mountains, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Lamington National Park is one of Queensland’s most remarkable natural landscapes and it’s the ideal escape from city life. Take a day tour of the national park from Brisbane, and enjoy highlights like the views from Mt. Tamborine and the thrilling treetop canopy walk at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.


Springbrook National Park — 65 miles (105 km) south

Explore the wild landscapes of Australia’s Gondwana Rainforests in Springbrook National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Opt for a full-day tour from Brisbane and also see the waterfalls and glowworm caves of neighboring Tambourine National Park.

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Springbrook and Tamborine Rainforest Tour Including Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave, Brisbane, ... 
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Springbrook and Tamborine Rainforest Tour Including Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

This day trip from Brisbane combines two national parks in South East Queensland: Springbrook and Tamborine. Located in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $120.47
Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane, Brisbane, Day Trips
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Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

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Discover the beaches and wildlife of Queensland on a guided day trip to North Stradbroke Island, just a short hop from Brisbane. Famous for its natural ...  Read more

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

From USD $120.47
Australia Zoo by Croc Express Coach, Brisbane, Day Trips
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Australia Zoo by Croc Express Coach

4.5 star rating: Recommended 121 Reviews

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 $105.32
Moreton Island Snorkel and Sandboarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane, Brisbane, Nature & Wildlife
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Moreton Island Snorkel and Sandboarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

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Enjoy an adrenalin-filled adventure including two of Moreton Island's most popular activities on a 4WD day trip from Brisbane. Your action-packed day includes ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.74
O'Reilly's Lamington National Park and Treetop Canopy Tour, Brisbane, Day Trips
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O'Reilly's Lamington National Park and Treetop Canopy Tour

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Experience the natural beauty of World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park on a day trip from Brisbane or Gold Coast. You’ll visit an alpaca farm, see ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane or Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $83.34
Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast Including Kayaking and Sandboarding, ... 
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Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast Including Kayaking and Sandboarding

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Travel to Moreton Island from Sunshine Coast, Brisbane or the Gold Coast for a full day of fun in the sun. Your guide takes you by 4WD vehicle along the sands ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.89
Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane, Brisbane, Day Trips
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Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane

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Explore all there is to offer on Moreton Island with this choose-your-own-adventure tour of paradise. Travel to Moreton Island by a luxury ferry. Enjoy a day ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.01
Mt Tamborine Deluxe Winery Day Trip from Brisbane Including Gourmet Lunch, Brisbane, Day Trips
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Mt Tamborine Deluxe Winery Day Trip from Brisbane Including Gourmet Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Escape the city and be guided through the scenic hinterlands of Greater Brisbane tasting award winning liqueurs, spirits and wine! Indulge on a gourmet two ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane City, Australia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $106.07
Eumundi Markets and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane, Brisbane, Day Trips
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Eumundi Markets and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

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 $71.98
Noosa and Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Trip from Brisbane, Brisbane, Day Trips
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Noosa and Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Trip from Brisbane

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

A Day Trip to the beautiful to Noosa Heads , one of Australia’s favourite holiday getaways. Spend over an hour and half enjoying beautiful Noosa including ...  Read more

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

From USD $82.59

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