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Spend a full day exploring Queensland’s vibrant capital city and see the best of Brisbane’s tourist attractions. Learn about historic buildings on a coach tour of the city center, get a waterside perspective with a cruise along the beautiful Brisbane River and enjoy birds-eye views from atop the Wheel of Brisbane and Mt Coo-tha Lookout. Visit the renowned Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can cuddle a koala, go nose-to-nose with a dingo and get an up-close view of the elusive platypus.

Highlights

  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Brisbane
  • Coach tour of Brisbane's city-center architectural highlights
  • Cruise along the Brisbane River
  • Cuddle a koala at Lone Pine, Australia's oldest koala sanctuary
  • Scenic city views from Mt Coot-tha Lookout
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected Brisbane or centrally located Gold Coast hotels

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What You Can Expect

Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

From its roots as a penal colony, Brisbane has evolved into a modern, vibrant city and the much-visited capital of Queensland. Your full-day itinerary begins with pickup at your Brisbane or Gold Coast hotel and a sightseeing coach tour through Brisbane’s historic center. Hear tales from the city’s past and listen to commentary from your driver-guide as you cruise by urban attractions like City Hall, St John’s Cathedral, Treasury Casino and Parliament House.

For an aquatic perspective, board a riverboat at the lovely Newstead Gardens and enjoy a cruise along the Brisbane River. Glide under Story Bridge and past waterfront attractions like Customs House and Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

When you arrive at the city’s energetic South Bank, take a spin around the giant Wheel of Brisbane in an enclosed passenger pod (own expense). Take in panoramic aerial views of the city, river and surrounds from this observation wheel that reaches almost 200 feet (60
meters) above ground.

In the afternoon, visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the first and largest of its kind in the world and home to more than 130 koalas. Learn about other species native to Australia, such and dingoes, kangaroos, echidnas and birds of prey through live feedings and shows. For a truly immersive experience, purchase one of the sanctuary’s wildlife encounters, such as an unforgettable koala cuddle! Get an insider’s look at the sanctuary’s conservation efforts and have your photo taken while snuggling one of these adorable fur balls (not included).

After leaving the sanctuary, stop at Mt Coo-tha Lookout for inspiring views of the Great Dividing Range and Moreton Bay. Your full-day tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A great tour to see and hear about the highlights of Brisbane. Bob, tour guide, was informative and a very pleasant person.

Josephine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

knowledgable guide made this a great overview of the city and environs.

Cindy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Good trip plan if you only stay in Brisbane for a short time. You can see a lot from the trip. Of course to cuddle Koala is the best part.

PAUL G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent day in all ways. Would highly recommend to all.

Mary J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent driver/guide - enthusiastic. Went the extra mile for me - his name was Rob

artigh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

very good trip lots to see and find out about the city

Diego P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Despite the changing weather of Brisbane, the tour was a nice way to depict a general view of the city and then tripping around with more confidence.
The guide was kind and drove the trour at good pace in general.
Best part for me and my wife: Lone Pine Koala.
One low point was the short time to lunch: we end a nice river cruise then arrive at southbank to get into the wheel of Brisbane beautiful experience, then we got just 20 minutes to lunch. It seems that this was because our departure delay at the start of the tour, another low point, we don't get any reason for it.
Maybe it is a minimal point, but the guy who receives us at counter O in the Roma Transit Centre was not very friendly.

elvie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Best tour in Brisbane, Bernard is such a great driver and tour director. Great itinerary, full day of interesting activities, city tour, Wheel of Brisbane, river cruise and a Koala Sanctuary visit.Highly recommended.

Pamela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very well organized tour. As expected, Bob, the tour guide did not disappoint. There wasn't a question he couldn't answer. I've recommended this tour to several friends.

James M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Absolutely brilliant

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