7 DAYS IN BRISBANE AND SURROUNDS - SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES OF AUSTRALIA
The riverside capital city of Brisbane is a cosmopolitan hub on the doorstep of rugged national parks, idyllic beaches and family-friendly destinations like the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Located at Mount Cotton, Sirromet is a family owned and operated winery offering winery tours, tastings at the buzzing cellar door and fine dining. Experience awe-inspiring views and bush luxury on the 2-day Scenic Rim Trail. See the unique fauna and flora of the Great Dividing Range and Gondwana Rainforest with overnight glamping and gourmet food and wine.
At a glance:
Take a Walk Brisbane private Art & Design tour.
See the best sculpture, design, murals and architectural features in the CBD – a mix of contemporary commissions, historical sculpture, rogue street art and building facades. Finish at the internationally renowned Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in time for lunch.
This afternoon, stroll down to Brisbane’s cultural and entertainment precinct and take a VIP Gondola on the Wheel of Brisbane. Enjoy birds-eye views of the city, complete with luxurious leather seats, tinted windows, a piccolo of Sirromet wine.
Check into Spicers Balfour.
This evening, transfer to Spirits of the Red Sand for an Aboriginal live theatre experience.
Spirits of the Red Sand is an award-winning immersive experience that takes you beyond Dreamtime to 1800s Australia when the British and Aboriginal ways of life collide. Incorporating indigenous song and dance, 3-course dinner and meet and greet of cast and crew, this is a unique evening of entertainment.
Visit three boutique wineries and learn about the wine and beer making processes on a guided tour. Enjoy a 5-course lunch with guided wine and beer tasting matched with gourmet food then take a beautiful country drive with gorgeous views of Sunshine Coast and Glasshouse Mountains.
Spend the evening discovering Brisbane’s secret small bars such as John Mills Himself, Maker and Mermaid Lounge.
This morning take a Story Bridge Adventure Climb for 360° panoramas of Brisbane and its surrounds – from the Glass House Mountains to Moreton Bay and south to the Scenic Rim.
Choose a restaurant on Brisbane’s riverside for a relaxed lunch then return to your hotel and collect your overnight bag.
Take a V2 Helicopters Scenic flight of Gold Coast and Mt Tambourine.
Fly to Surfers Paradise admiring the breathtaking hinterland views of Mt Tambourine along the way Descend to 500ft and track along the Gold Coast’s iconic beach below the high-rise buildings.
At the conclusion of your scenic flight transfer to Sanctuary by Sirromet for your overnight stay, located on the grounds of Sirromet Winery. The 560-acre property captures amazing views across Moreton Bay.
Enjoy one night in a private tented pavilion in a tranquil bushland setting.
Indulge in an 8-course Taste Plate Dinner at Restaurant Lurleen’s where each course is matched to a premium estate wine.
Take a Sirromet Ultimate Winery Experience tour with 2-course lunch.
Go behind the scenes and take a look at the full-scale operation of the working winery and learn how the award-winning Sirromet wines are created. Enjoy a private wine tasting of Sirromet’s most highly awarded wines.
Enjoy lunch at the award-winning Restaurant Lurleen’s, while taking in the breathtaking views out to Moreton Bay and the sand ridges of Stradbroke Island.
Return to Brisbane and check into Spicers Balfour.
Depart on an early morning transfer to Spicers Scenic Rim Trail for the 2-Day Walk. (Departs Fridays March to November*)
Experience the great outdoors and bush luxury! Walking along the Great Dividing Range and through the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest, see native fauna and flora, unique ecosystems and learn the history of settlers and original Indigenous inhabitants. Enjoy luxurious accommodation, gourmet food and wine, and attentive service.
Day 1: Spicers Trailhead to Spicers Canopy (13km)
Commence the walk at Main Range National Park and ascend Mount Mitchell for breathtaking views. Learn about conservation initiatives in the Nature Refuge then after lunch, descend into the stunning Spicers eco-camp. Unwind with afternoon tea and a dip in the hot tub before dinner in the main lodge followed by star gazing on clear nights.
Overnight at Spicers Canopy.
Day 2: Spicers Canopy to Spicers Peak Lodge (15km)
Walk along Oakey Creek, before ascending to Spicers Peak Lodge atop Cedar Mountain. Take in the vistas at several stops before being welcomed at the summit with refreshments. You will then be transferred back to Spicers Canopy to relax before a farewell dinner.
Dinner and overnight at Spicers Canopy.
Return to Brisbane.
*A five-day five-night guided experience also operates from March to November.