Brisbane is a somewhat mysterious city; with most travellers not knowing anything about it. However, once arriving without too many expectations, most people tend to find the city a pleasant surprise.
Brisbane has a lot to offer and is generally a lot friendlier, cheaper, and more relaxed than the southern capital cities. Many backpackers find themselves in Brisbane to complete their 88 days regional work for a second-year visa, however, once there, they often stay longer than expected. The city is centred along the Brisbane River and is known for its beautiful weather and great views.
Take a day trip out of the city to one of the beautiful locations that are just a short drive from the CBD. Moreton Island is a sand island, known for its stunning beaches and steep sand dunes. While visiting the island, snorkel to get up close to coral reefs, tropical fish and have a look around the Tangalooma Shipwrecks. Dolphin feeding and humpback whale sighting on the island is an experience you cannot miss.
North Stradbroke Island, or Straddie to the locals, has some of the most spectacular coastal scenery found anywhere in Australia. Just an hour from the city, it is an ideal destination for a day trip. North Stradbroke Island boasts freshwater lakes, great surfing, and stunning white sandy beaches.
Multi-day Tours from Brisbane
Brisbane is your gateway to many of Queensland’s great destinations, including Noosa and Fraser Island. If you are looking to visit Fraser Island from Brisbane, our 2 day 1 night Sightseeing Fraser Island Tour is perfect for you to enjoy a weekend escape to the World Heritage Listed sand island on 4 wheel drive tour. You will take a tour through Cooloola National Park, experience the best beach driving, and visit the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek, Lake Birrabeen, the Pinnacles and coloured sands.
Brisbane is a great starting or ending point for anyone wishing to travel Australia’s iconic east coast. If you wish to travel up to tropical Cairns or vice versa, we will take care of transport, accommodation, and activities, so all you must do is sit back, follow the itinerary, and enjoy. You have the option of customising every aspect of the trip, if you wish to add in a secluded town or skip a city, we will do everything possible to make this a trip of a lifetime!
If you prefer to take things at your own pace, have a look into buying a bus pass. Choose from three companies Greyhound, Stray and Premier, all showcasing slightly different itineraries, stops and departure times. Select the company that best suits your plans and you are ready to explore the magnificent East Coast!