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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.


  • 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

Johnson W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Awesome experience

Sean P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A fantastic way to see the city if you are only there for a short period of time, the Koala Sanctuary is awesome!

Beverly R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The tour conductor was very knowledgeable, interesting and pleasant. We enjoyed the tour very much and would come back to do another! Very enjoyable and recommended. Thank you!

Diane Lynn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Everything was enjoyable from start to finish

leslie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Bob the tour guide was very informative about the city and showed us the most relevant sights. The river cruise gave a different view of the city and the commentary was good. The visit to the sanctuary for kola bears , kageroos, dingoes etc was good. The final tour was to the mount outside the city which gives excellent views of the city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was amazing!

Sabyasachi D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It is excellent !!!

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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.

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