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Brisbane Day Trips & Day Tours

Brisbane is a great jumping off point to explore south east Queensland and beyond. Just an hour away is the world famous beaches of the Gold Coast, stunning National Parks or come face to face with crocodiles at Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo. A little further away you can explore Byron Bay or travel in the opposite direction up the Sunshine Coast to the warm waters of Noosa Heads. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride! 

Fraser Island offers visitors a wonderful eco tour which will give you access to the attractions on this World Heritage listed sand island. There’s multi day and 1 day tours to Moreton Island where you can discover the quiet waters of Moreton Bay and visit Tangalooma where you will have the opportunity to hand feed wild dolphins.

Day Trips in the Brisbane Region

Gold Coast, Canal Cruise and Burleigh Heads National Park Day Trip

Gold Coast, Canal Cruise and Burleigh Heads National Park Day Trip

Book TourExplore the diversity of the Gold Coast on a day trip that includes the sights of Surfers Paradise, a cruise along the canals to see the luxury waterfront homes and journeys into the cool rainforests of the Burleigh Heads National Park.You'll see it all on this full-day trip departing either from Brisbane or the Gold Coast and be amazed by the numerous contrasting experiences you can squeeze into just one day.

 

O'Reilly's Lamington National Park and Tree Top Canopy Tour

O'Reilly's Lamington National Park and Tree Top Canopy Tour

Book Tour 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 unparalleled views from Mount Tamborine, watch for colorful birds, and enjoy a variety of rainforest activities at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, including a treetop canopy walk.

 

Australia Zoo by Croc Express Coach

Australia Zoo by Croc Express Coach

Book Tour 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 air-conditioned Croc Express coach service and enjoy plenty of time exploring this fabulous wildlife theme park.

 

Stradbroke Island 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

Stradbroke Island 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

Book TourExplore Stradbroke Island by 4WD on a day trip from Brisane. Seeing dolphins, manta rays, turtles and whales in season (from June to November) is always a treat. With pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Brisbane included, this tour has no stress attached to it. You'll enjoy morning tea at Brown Lake and a BBQ on the beach for lunch. Visiting all the hot spots and fantastic viewing points, you will take home many lasting memories of your visit with you.

 

Western Explorer Full Day Brewery Tour

Western Explorer Full Day Brewery Tour

Book TourThis unique craft brewery tour gets you out of the city and exploring Brisbane's western suburbs. Start at Aether Brewing in Milton then head to 4 Hearts Brewing at The Pumpyard in Ipswich, the hidden gem of White Lies in Sumner Park and finish at Ballistic Beer Co in Salisbury. Your tastebuds will thank you!

 

Moreton Island Snorkel and Sand Boarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

Moreton Island Snorkel and Sand Boarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

Book TourEnjoy 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 sand boarding on the island’s sand dunes, as well as snorkeling amongst the Tangalooma Shipwrecks, home to one of Queensland's most diverse marine ecosystems. Throughout the day, you’ll also enjoy Moreton Island's amazing scenery, pristine beaches and abundance of bird and marine life. This tour operates with a maximum of 16 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience with your expert guide.

 

Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour

Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour

Book TourExplore Springbrook National Park with an expert guide on a full-day tour from Brisbane. The park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, and boasts waterfalls, subtropical and temperate rainforest and stunning lookout points. Enjoy a rainforest walk and picnic lunch within view of Purlingbrook Falls, plus time to take a dip in the natural freshwater pools. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included on this small-group tour that operates with a maximum of 15 people, ensuring a more personalized experience with your guide.

 

Small-Group 4WD Lamington National Park Day Trip from Brisbane

Small-Group 4WD Lamington National Park Day Trip from Brisbane

Book TourTravel in a small group of 6 (max) in a 4WD and be treated as friends with tours run as a conversation, not a commentary by your experienced and knowledgeable guides. Visit Lamington National Park and see the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, most of the world's warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of the Antarctic beech Nothofagus moorei cool temperate rainforest. Once we head back enjoy the excitement of a real 4x4 adventure on the drive home keep a lookout for Australias wildlife you never know what my be out and about on this trip. Every tour is focused on giving you an experience that you will never forget, catering for your every need, with morning tea and a delicious lunch included

 

Small-Group 4WD Springbrook National Park Day Trip from Brisbane

Small-Group 4WD Springbrook National Park Day Trip from Brisbane

Book TourTravel in a small group of 6 (max) in a 4WD and be treated as friends with tours run as a conversation, not a commentary by your experienced and knowledgeable guides. Dominating the Gold Coast's western skyline, Springbrook's cool forests and mountain streams offer views of impressive landscapes and stunning walks among subtropical and temperate rainforest, open eucalypt forest and montane heath.  If you like to take photos then this is the trip for you, spectacular waterfalls and cascading and tumbling creeks are dominant features in this Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Every tour is focused on giving you an experience that you will never forget, catering for your every need, with morning tea and a delicious lunch included.

 

Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane

Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane

Book TourExplore 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 on Tangalooma Island Resort spending the day with the tour option of your choice! All tours includes round-trip ferry transfers. Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

 

Mt Tamborine Deluxe Winery Day Trip from Brisbane Including Gourmet Lunch

Mt Tamborine Deluxe Winery Day Trip from Brisbane Including Gourmet Lunch

Book TourEscape the city and be guided through the scenic hinterlands of Greater Brisbane tasting award winning liqueurs, spirits and wine! Indulge on a gourmet two course meal at one of the wineries and discover delicious, locally produced cheese with a cheese tasting at Witches Chase Cheese Factory! The tour includes all tasting fees, a two course meal, snacks and cold drinks on the bus with door to door service.

 

Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

Book TourExperience the best that Surfers Paradise has to offer on this day trip from Brisbane. Cruise the canals and see the homes of the Gold Coast's rich and famous. Watch humpback whales at play from your purpose built, whale watching vessel. After your cruise, there is some time (up to 2 hours) for your own exploration of Surfers Paradise before returning to Brisbane.

 

A Day in the Country

A Day in the Country

Book TourFeel like a movie star as you sink into the Lagano leather seating of our luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle. Experience a Day in the Country just 90 minutes from Brisbane City, where you can meet the locals and view plunging waterfalls and stunning mountain scenery in the beautiful Scenic Rim. For something a little bit different, wine tasting is included at a local Lavender Farm. Spot wild kangaroos grazing in a field near Brisbane before heading to Mt Coot-tha (Brisbane's highest point) for views over the city.

 

Full-Day Small-Group Byron Bay and Crystal Castle Day Tour from Brisbane

Full-Day Small-Group Byron Bay and Crystal Castle Day Tour from Brisbane

Book TourFeel like a movie star as you sink into the lagano leather seating of our luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle. During your 9.5 hour tour, experience the beauty of coastal South East Queensland with this private day trip from Brisbane. Sandy beaches, lunch and free time in Byron Bay and perhaps whale, dolphin and turtle spotting from the Cape Byron Lighthouse. Finish the day with the relaxing tranquillity of Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens. Your driver/guide will return you to your original pickup location.

 

Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

Book TourDiscover 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 attractions, including a resident population of kangaroos and koalas, the island also offers walking tracks, marine wildlife viewing, and a relaxed atmosphere in small townships. Swim in the surf or freshwater lakes, take a short guided hike, and have free time to explore. This tour operates with a maximum of 13 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience with your expert guide.

 

Springbrook and Tamborine Rainforest Tour Including Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave

Springbrook and Tamborine Rainforest Tour Including Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave

Book TourThis day trip from Brisbane combines two national parks in South East Queensland: Springbrook and Tamborine. Located in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area, the parks feature rainforest walks, waterfalls, glow worm caves and mountain views. Enjoy a winery lunch, free time to explore arts and craft shops, and a cave tour as you discover the rare fauna and diverse wildlife of the Springbrook plateau and Numinbah Valley. Small-group tour, limited to 13, ensures personalized attention from an informative guide.

 

Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast Including Kayaking and Sandboarding

Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast Including Kayaking and Sandboarding

Book TourTravel to Moreton Island from Brisbane or the Gold Coast for a full day of fun in the sun. Your guide takes you by 4WD vehicle along the sands to Tangalooma Wrecks, where you'll see incredible coral reefs on snorkel and kayak outings. You'll also go inland for an exhilarating sandboarding experience on massive sand dunes. This action-packed tour includes a picnic lunch on the beach and time to soak up the scenery of lovely Moreton Island, the third largest sand island in the world.

 

Eumundi Markets and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane

Eumundi Markets and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane

Book TourCheck 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 Markets, peruse wares from more than 600 local vendors before taking off to explore the charming mountain town of Montville. Later at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, snap photos of the Glass House Mountains and take an optional guided walk through the rain forest. Love the ocean? Upgrade your trip to include a visit to Noosa, famous for its gorgeous beach, high-end shops and restaurants.

 

Noosa and Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Trip from Brisbane

Noosa and Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Trip from Brisbane

Book TourTake a day trip from Brisbane to Noosa Heads, one of Australia’s favourite holiday getaways. Spend over an hour and half enjoying beautiful Noosa including famous Hastings Street, stroll the boardwalk of the stunning Noosa Beach and take in the spectacular scenery of the national park and Laguna Bay. In the afternoon tour the ranges to Montville for views of the Glass House Mountains! Included is a ferry trip along the beautiful Noosa River to the heart of Noosa.

 

Australia Zoo and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane

Australia Zoo and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane

Book Tour Journey north from Brisbane to visit the Australia Zoo and Sunshine Coast Hinterland on a full-day tour that showcases some of Queensland's top attractions. Check out the animal exhibits at the Australia Zoo, made famous by Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, then head to the cool mountains to explore Montville and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Learn about the plants of this subtropical zone during an optional guided rain forest walk that wraps up the day.

 

Brisbane Multi-Day Trips — For a longer experience

4-Day South East Queensland Scenic Rim and Spicers Peak Lodge Walking Trip from Clumber

4-Day South East Queensland Scenic Rim and Spicers Peak Lodge Walking Trip from Clumber

Book Tour Enjoy this 4-day multi day walking tour as you explore South East Queensland's high country; a stunning collection of mountains, ridges, escarpments, forests and ancient volcanic plateaus set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by World Heritage listed national parks. Sit back and relax as you indulge in the luxury Spicers Peak lodge and be pampered during your stay at this stunning lodge.

 

Brisbane to Cairns Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass

Brisbane to Cairns Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass

Book TourExplore Australia's east coast at your own pace with a Brisbane to Cairns travel pass. With this pass you'll travel with a small-group on guided hop-on hop-off tours, traveling by bus and train with all the well-known highlights of Noosa and Magnetic Island combined with unique, authentic experiences such as an indigenous rainforest camp and an Aussie farm experience. The pass is valid for up to 12 months from your date of departure. You can hop on and off anywhere at any of the overnight or key activity stops for the total validity of the pass. All trips are guided by locals. The driver is the guide on your own bus sections; the guides travel with you on other transport. They are there to help you get the most out of your trip – point you in the right direction, find wildlife, teach local dance move.

 

2-Day O'Reilly's Lamington National Park Tour

2-Day O'Reilly's Lamington National Park Tour

Book TourSee Glow Worms, Sugar Gliders, Whirring Treefrogs, Marbled Frogmouths and other remarkable flora and fauna on this 2-day trip to the UNESCO-listed Lamington National Park from Brisbane. Enjoy bush walks through lush rainforest, discover pristine waterfalls and overnight at the historic O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse. O'Reilly's is situated in the center of the cool, quiet rainforest of Lamington National Park, with spectacular panoramic views. Soak up a wide selection of sightseeing activities and an included dinner before returning back to Brisbane.

 

Overnight Tweed Coast Camping and Surfing Getaway from Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Byron Bay

Overnight Tweed Coast Camping and Surfing Getaway from Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Byron Bay

Book TourThis Tweed Coast overnight surfing getaway provides a 2-day surf camp experience as you discover this section of the Australian coast. Surf all day, make new friends, spend the night camping, and enjoy provided meals, including an Aussie barbecue. Select your pickup location when booking; several locations are available from Brisbane to Gold Coast to Byron Bay.

 

10-Day Surf Adventure from Brisbane to Sydney Including Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and Gold Coast

10-Day Surf Adventure from Brisbane to Sydney Including Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and Gold Coast

Book TourDeparting from Brisbane, enjoy this 10 day Australian surfing adventure giving you an experience you will hold on to for a lifetime! Travel from Brisbane to Sydney and learn how to surf with friends whilst checking out some of Australia's best coastline. You'll visit must see attractions, national parks and hidden gems along the way.

 

2-Day Moreton Island 4WD Camping Tour from Brisbane

2-Day Moreton Island 4WD Camping Tour from Brisbane

Book TourExplore Moreton Island in two-days. Travel by 4WD from Brisbane, enjoy pristine beaches, snorkeling ship wrecks, sand tobogganing on giant sand dunes and overnight camping. This Moreton Island 4WD camping tour is pure fun and will leave you with plenty of memories. This tour operates with a maximum of 16 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience your expert guide.

 

Overnight Fraser Island Camping Safari from Brisbane

Overnight Fraser Island Camping Safari from Brisbane

Book Tour This overnight Fraser Island camping adventure covers the islands greatest attractions, including Lake McKenzie. With all equipment supplied including sleeping bags and mattress, with tents erected at the camp site all year round there is no hassle upon arrival. Evening meals, breakfast and lunch are provided and prepared fresh in a permanent camp kitchen with log timber seating, tables, fridge and gas cooking facilities.

 

3-Day Fraser Island Tour with Kingfisher Bay Resort Stay from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Rainbow Beach

3-Day Fraser Island Tour with Kingfisher Bay Resort Stay from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Rainbow Beach

Book Tour Enjoy a small-group tour with a maximum of ten guests giving you a more personalized experience. Discover the beautiful sites on Fraser Island, including Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and the Maheno shipwreck before relaxing in your hotel room and taking advantage of everything Kingfisher Bay Resort has to offer.

 

Moreton Island Overnight Stay at Tangalooma Resort from Brisbane

Moreton Island Overnight Stay at Tangalooma Resort from Brisbane

Book TourExplore the best of Moreton Island as you cruise Marine Park, sand board the desert, and visit Cape Moreton Lighthouse. Spot sharks, turtles, stingray and whales (in season). Enjoy a fresh picnic lunch including cold drinks, fresh fruits and cakes. Swim and relax at Blue Lagoon fresh water lake and spend the afternoon enjoying free time at Tangalooma Resort before feeding the wild dolphins under supervision from trained professionals.

 

14-Day Surf Adventure from Brisbane to Melbourne Including Noosa, Byron Bay and Sydney

14-Day Surf Adventure from Brisbane to Melbourne Including Noosa, Byron Bay and Sydney

Book TourExperience the ultimate Aussie surf lifestyle as you travel from Brisbane to Melbourne via Sydney on this 14-day tour! Become a surfer and cruise the Australian coast in search of waves and fun in the sun. The great Australian surf trip awaits. You and your new surf companions will tour the coast visiting iconic destinations where you'll surf, explore, party and chill out. Your tour takes fun loving travelers on a true Australian surf trip. All tours are flexible enabling clients to surf the best waves, when they are at their best, whilst still ensuring clients experience Australia’s beach culture, landmarks, wildlife, nightlife, and a guided tour at every new location. All tour guides are qualified surf instructors, taking beginners and intermediates from the foundations to stoked capable surfers. Make your dream to see Australia, and surf Australia a reality.

 

7-Day Surf Adventure from Brisbane to Sydney Including Bondi Beach, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast

7-Day Surf Adventure from Brisbane to Sydney Including Bondi Beach, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast

Book TourSurf, party and explore Australia on this 7-day surfing trip from Brisbane to Sydney. Become a surfer and cruise the Australian coast in search of some of the best waves and fun in the sun. The great Australian surf trip awaits. You and your new surfy mates will tour the coast visiting iconic destinations where you'll surf, explore, party and relax. Your tour takes fun loving travelers on a true surf trip of Australia. All tours are flexible enabling clients to surf the waves when they are at their best whilst still ensuring you experience Australia’s beach culture, landmarks, wildlife, nightlife, and a guided tour at every new location. All tour guides are qualified surf instructors, taking beginners and intermediates from the foundations to stoked capable surfers. Make your dream to see Australia, and surf Australia a reality.

 

2 Day Self-Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Tour

2 Day Self-Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Tour

Book TourExperience the freedom and exhilaration of being in charge of your own kayak adventure. Go where you want, with who you want, at your own pace and decide where you want to camp. An overnight adventure enables more time to explore and relax. Kayak into the remote wilds of the Cooloola National Park and camp beside the pristine Upper Noosa River.
As this is a private tour please note that you will travel with whom you book so minimum of 2 persons recommended.

 

5-Day Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef Tour

5-Day Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef Tour

Book TourSpend your days exploring Queensland’s wild treasures, and your nights at beach resorts, on a guided 5-day tour to Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef. On Fraser Island, embark on nature walks through rain forests and along rocky coastlines, and splash around the waters of Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Swim in an area known for its turtles and visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October), enjoy the Mon Repos Turtle Centre conservation talk (November to March), and spot humpback whales (June to November). The second half of your trip takes you to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling, with optional upgrade activities such as scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. Most meals, round-trip transport, and accommodation make it easy to immerse yourself in Australia’s natural beauty.

 

2-Day Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast

2-Day Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast

Book Tour Adventure seekers and outdoorsy people can enjoy a 2-day guided tour to spectacular Fraser Island with a stop at Cooloola Recreation Area on the way. Walk through rainforest at Pile Valley, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek and dip in the clear waters of Lake Birrabeen, Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Ride in a 4WD vehicle down Seventy-Five Mile Beach to the Maheno Shipwreck and spend the night at a beach resort. Join a fun and informative guide to find adventures and natural beauty on this stunning island.

 

3-Day Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast

3-Day Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast

Book TourSpend several days exploring the natural wonders of Fraser Island with an expert guide, including a visit to Cooloola Recreation Area on the way. Enjoy guided walks through the rainforest at the Hammerstone Sandblow, Pile Valley, and Wanggoolba Creek; splash in the pristine waters of Eli Creek, Lake Birrabeen and Lake Wabby; and zip along Seventy-Five Mile Beach by 4WD vehicle to see Pinnacles and the Maheno Shipwreck. Stay at a beachside resort on this adventure to an island paradise.

 

3-Day Southern Great Barrier Reef Tour Including Lady Musgrave Island

3-Day Southern Great Barrier Reef Tour Including Lady Musgrave Island

Book TourEnjoy this 3-day guided tour of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend two nights at a beach resort, and take a day trip to Lady Musgrave Island for a slice of paradise on the southern section of the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October), experience Mon Repos Turtle Centre's conservation experience (November to March), or try to spot humpback whales (June to November). Take part in optional activities such as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and surfing on this trip to one of the world’s natural wonders! Round-trip transport from Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast is included.

 

2-Day Moreton Island Tour from Brisbane or Gold Coast with Optional Nighttime Kayaking

2-Day Moreton Island Tour from Brisbane or Gold Coast with Optional Nighttime Kayaking

Book TourVisit Moreton Island for an amazing 2-day experience of diverse activities on one of the largest sand islands in the world. With an experienced guide, you'll explore the island, from the surreal Tangalooma Wrecks to the oldest lighthouse in Queensland at Cape Moreton. Enjoy an adrenaline-packed sandboarding experience, and admire the beauty of Honeymoon Bay, North Point and the Champagne Pools. Plus, you have the chance to add on an incredible nighttime kayaking tour in a transparent kayak with LED lights that illuminate the ocean. Meals are included; transportation is available from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast; three options of accommodation are available to suit your budget.

 

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