Queensland is like no other place on earth - from our endless coastlines to the great outback expanses. This 5 day trip from the Gold Coast to Brisbane takes in breath taking beaches and bustling city life.
At a glance
- Whale watching on the gold coast
- Exlpore the Gold Coast famous theme parks
- Relax at Tangalooma Island Resort
- Discover the booming culinary scene of Brisbane
Day One: Gold Coast
Set off your morning with some whale watching at Whales in Paradise - Gold Coast Whale Watching Pty Ltd with friendly and professional staff and the most up-close-and-personal viewing decks on the Gold Coast & Brisbane. The humpback whale is playful and curious, and this tour will give you an intimate encounter with these gentle giants. In the afternoon get up to dizzying heights with the Sky Point Observation Deck an unrivalled 360-degree views from the coast to the hinterland and Sky Point Climb which takes place on the top of the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise and at 270 metres in the air. At the heart of Surfers Paradise stay in the Mantra Legends Hotel, with cafes, restaurants, nightlife and shopping at its doorstep.In the evening the siren sounds as you depart for an exciting tour to the Spit aboard a real fire truck with Fire 4 Hire Tour.
Day Two: Gold Coast
Enjoy breakfast at Bam Bam bakehouse a celebration of artisan pastries, specialty coffee and good food. Paradise Country is a great destination for families to experience an authentic Aussie Farm that reflects the traditional Australian bush culture. There is so much to do, you can feed the friendly kangaroos, visit Koala Village where you can have your photo taken with a cuddly koala. Lunch today will be at Warner Bros Movie World. Become lost in a world of fantasy and fun as you meet your favourite stars and super - heroes and experience the exhilaration of world - class adventure rides and movie attractions at Warner Bros. Movie World. Evening dinner will be at NightQuarter the Gold Coast’s creative playground.
Day Three: Gold Coast
Depart on your morning for the Catch A Crab tour, treat yourself to a memorable half day crabbing, fishing and dining on freshly cooked Queensland mud crab whilst cruising a beautiful waterway. They guarantee to serve you the freshest mud crab in the most beautiful surroundings. In the afternoon explore this iconic Gold Coast Wildlife Sanctuary. Immerse yourself into the wonder and natural beauty of 27 hectares of Currumbin rainforest, wandering through open animal enclosures, feeding kangaroos and cuddling koalas along the way. Enjoy dinner this evening at Shiraz at this Persian Restaurant.
Day Four: Tangalooma Island Resort
Escape to the crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches of Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island, just over an hour from Brisbane by resort passenger ferry. Leave the mainland behind, switch to island - time and get ready for simple pleasures like crystal clear waters and pristine natural beauty. On the island there will be a range of activities. Take a journey to the Tangalooma Desert for some sand tobogganing with Desert Safari tours. Experience the thrill of riding on an ATV quad bike along the beach and through the bushland at Tangalooma. Discover a truly unique experience hand feeding a family of wild dolphins. Watch them speed into the shallows each night, where they play together and entertain until it’s time to be fed. Dinner will be at Fire & Stone Restaurant
Day Five: Brisbane
In the morning check out the Wheel of Brisbane a breathtaking way to have a 360-degree panoramic view of Brisbane City. Lunch at Riverland Brisbane Street Kitchen with plenty of choice and 5 individual kitchens producing the best authentic street foods from around the globe. In the afternoon take the Walking Tours of Brisbane. This walk is a tasting tour of the city centre coffee scene. You’ll stop at selected laneway cafes, chat to passionate baristas, learn about Australian grown coffee and of course, enjoy some coffee (tea, chai latte, iced chocolate) and tasty little bites. Check into W Brisbane located on North Quay with views over the Brisbane River. Dinner will be at authentic and ethnically sourced restaurant Three Blue Ducks.