Brisbane Australia’s third-largest city boasts a near-perfect climate and all the benefits of a modern, cosmopolitan lifestyle. Brisbane has renewed itself in recent years, and you’ll find both man-made beaches and gleaming glass skyscrapers along the banks of the gently-meandering Brisbane River.
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2 Mantra on Queen 3 Novotel Brisbane 4 The Sebel Quay West Brisbane 5 Hotel Jen 6 Royal on the Park 7 Sofitel Brisbane 8 Oaks Festival Towers 9 Adina Apartment Hotel
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O’REILLY’S AND LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK Departures & Duration: 8.25 hours, Daily (blackout days apply) Visit Tamborine Mountain, Lamington National Park and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Experience spectacular views of the McPherson Ranges and the scenic drive to O’Reilly’s Plateau. The morning tea stop is at Tamborine Mountain’s main street with its European flair, fresh produce, art and craft. Arrive at O’Reilly’s in time for lunch (optional), bird feeding and the suspended tree top boardwalk.
BRISBANE RIVER CRUISE TO LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY Departures & Duration: 5.5 hours, Daily (blackout days apply) Cruise along the river past historic mansions and enjoy an entertaining narration en route to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Come face to face with a colony of fruit bats hidden among the mangroves, and then enjoy some time in the world’s largest koala sanctuary; hand feed kangaroos and emus, experience an Australian sheep dog and sheep-shearing show, spy on a swimming platypus, see the birds of prey and cuddle a koala.
Prices from: Adult £66, Child £42.
Prices from: Adult £47, Child £29.
DOLPHIN ADVENTURE DAY TOUR Departures & Duration: 10 hours, Sun-Fri (blackout days apply) Enjoy a 75-minute cruise aboard your vessel across Moreton Bay to Moreton Island, the third largest sand island in the world. En route, you will have the possibility to spot dolphins, turtles and other marine life. Upon arrival, enjoy the island leisure facilities. After lunch, board a Desert Safari vehicle and experience some thrilling ‘four wheel driving’ and sand boarding before returning to the Marine
AUSTRALIA ZOO AND CROCODILE EXPRESS Departures & Duration: 8.5 hours, Daily (blackout days apply) It’s as wild as life gets at Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter, with more wildlife and entertainment than you can poke a stick at! With over 1,200 animals and stacks of shows, it’s a full day of
wildlife action and adventure. Get hands- on with cuddly koalas, waddling wombats, slithering snakes and cute kangaroos. Come face to face with tigers, or get your photo taken with a baby alligator. Step aboard Steve’s Safari Shuttle and explore all that Australia Zoo has to offer including the newest exhibit – Africa! Experience the wide open plains of the African savannah and see exotic animals such as giraffe, rhino and zebra interacting together in the zoo’s first multi-annual exhibit. See snakes, free-flight birds and crocs LIVE in the Crocoseum. Prices from: Adult £83, Child £53.
Education Centre to learn more about dolphin behaviour. At sunset you will have the chance to hand feed the wild bottlenose dolphins as they swim into the shores near the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort. Depending on the animal’s arrival, you will arrive back into Brisbane between 8-9.30pm in the evening.
Prices from: Adult £167, Child £132 incl. lunch.
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