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Once overshadowed by its Southern counterparts, Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane is quickly becoming a hotspot for holidaymakers from across Australia and beyond.


The capital city of the Sunshine State, Queensland, Brisbane presents a climate where you’re pretty much guaranteed blue skies and sunshine 261 days a year, so it’s no wonder people like to make the most of the weather by getting outdoors on a Brisbane tour or activity. 


Located just 25km off Brisbane’s shore lies the third largest sand island in the world, Moreton Island. Mostly protected by national park with less than 100 residents calling the island home, here you’ll also find the world-famous Tangalooma Wrecks that are sunk just offshore. Discover the wrecks and more on this Best of Moreton Bay Cruise, which includes a full day of touring and snorkelling in and around the islands.


Or, for those looking to explore even more, there’s this Moreton Island 3 Day 4WD and Camping tour, which includes return transfers and meals, a selection of water activities including kayaking and fun-filled activities back on land like sandboarding and hiking. There’s also a 2 Day version of this tour for those short on time, but who still want to get as much adventure in as possible!


Over on North Stradbroke Island, this Day Tour is nothing short of a day in paradise. Brace yourself for a day full of natural highlights you would never expect to see so close to a massive city like Brisbane! 

The second-largest sand island in the world, this North Stradbroke Island tour includes an opportunity to walk the North Gorge Walk, a chance to see migrating humpback whales during the winter season and  beach-hopping to Frenchman’s Beach and Cylinder Beach.


Also making waves back on the mainland is Brisbane city itself.


With so much on offer, let’s break it down into some of the region’s best tours and activities, starting with what you can do along the iconic Brisbane River.


Known as The Brown Snake, there’s a multitude of Brisbane River cruises for those looking to dive on into a local experience. 


For a fun day out in Brisbane that the whole family will love, this tour includes a return cruise on the Brisbane River, from Southbank to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. With a delicious homemade morning tea included, along with entry into the famous Koala Sanctuary and 3 hours to spend exploring, this tour is made all the more indulgent with a complimentary glass of beer or wine and a cheese plate on the return journey.


Looking for more of a wining and dining experience on the river? This four hour Scenic Cocktail Cruise along the river includes a stop at three of Brisbane’s best cocktail bars and a complimentary drink onboard. 


Or, you can join this Brisbane River Twilight Cruise for a mesmerising evening that includes a delicious welcome drink and grazing plate to enjoy while watching the city lights pass you by. 


For those looking for adventure, one of our Brisbane kayaking tours is a fun way to experience the city. These Brisbane Tours operate during the day and of an evening, so why not book a spot in each!?

Quickly making a name for itself as a foodies mecca, there’s a number of delicious Brisbane Food Tours just waiting for you to experience!


City Winery Brisbane is quickly becoming one of the city’s hottest spots, offering a number of wine tasting and pairing workshops, as well as unique experiences like this dry-aged beef experience, an incredible shared-dining experience designed for up to 4 people.


Still hungry for more? This Lavender Hill Picnic Experience at Sirromet Winery is the perfect way to experience the Granite Belt - a region roughly 3 hours south of Brisbane renowned for its unique combination of rich soil, high altitudes and cool climate, making it the perfect location to grow grapes! This tour includes a premium food hamper, a bottle of Sirromet wine, umbrella, picnic rug, cushions, and table - as well as all you could need for the perfect picnic setup. 


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Frequently Asked Questions About Day Trips In Brisbane


How many days do you need for Brisbane?

This depends on how much you want to see during your stay! If you only want to see the city highlights, then 2-3 days is fine, but for those looking to take day trips to surrounding destinations, consider 5-7 days (or longer!) 


What is the best month to visit Brisbane?

Enjoying around 280 days of sunshine each year, Brisbane’s busy season is during the cooler and drier months. This is when most big events are scheduled and it’s the most comfortable time to be in town, while still being warm enough to swim and enjoy the sun!


What are the top attractions to visit in Brisbane?

From a walk up the iconic Brisbane Story Bridge during an adventure climb to kayaking along the Brisbane River at twilight, there’s so many Brisbane tours and attractions that will provide you with an entirely new perspective of the city.


Which places provide the best tours in Brisbane for kids and families?

The best memories are those shared; especially when spent in the Queensland sunshine! Whether it’s  on a Whale Watching Cruise or spent admiring the wildlife at Australia Zoo, there’s Brisbane tours and activities the whole family are bound to love.


Which experiences are best for multi-day tours in Brisbane?

See more and do more when next in Brisbane by taking part in a multi-day tour. Spend 2 Days or 3 Days Camping out at the beautiful Fraser Island or check out the best of Moreton Island on a 3 Day 4WD and Camping Tour.

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