Brisbane Highlights And Lone Pine Cruise From Gold Coast - Surfers Paradise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    06:50 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Mantra on View Surfers Paradise, 22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the historical sights of Brisbane, Australias third largest city and Queenslands capital, with its innovative and vibrant CBD with our trained tour guide. From a trendy caf club culture to thriving shops and 19th century sandstone buildings. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise after a guided walk through Southbank Parklands before arriving at the worlds oldest & largest Koala Sanctuary. Get close and personal with Australias cutest marsupials with daily activities and shows available before returning home.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

After morning pickup from your Gold Coast hotel, youll travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach to Brisbane and start with a drive through the central business district. Learn from your local guide about historic buildings such as Brisbane City Hall, Parliament House, St Johns Cathedral, and Treasury Casino.

Next youll find out why Brisbane is known as the River City on a 45-minute boat cruise. As you glide up the river that snakes through the city, snap pics of picturesque suburbs and historic buildings including Newstead House and Customs House. Cruise under Story Bridge and past Kangaroo Point Cliffs before docking at South Bank Parklands.

Once on land, youll head to the Wheel of Brisbane for a spin on a 197-foot (60m) high ferris wheel (own expense). The ride lasts approximately 15 minutes and includes a detailed commentary pointing out the landmarks of Brisbane, which are clearly visible from your birds eye view!

After seeing Brisbane from the air, have the afternoon free to explore at your leisure. You'll have lots of options in South Bank Parklands, a lively riverside development with restaurants, shops, theaters, and even a rainforest boardwalk and manmade beach.
You might want to check out the cafes, boutiques and art galleries at Stanley Street Plaza; on the weekend, a popular crafts and clothing market is held here. Or head to the Queensland Cultural Centre, which encompasses the Queensland Art Gallery, the Queensland Museum and a performing arts center. Nearby youll find Streets Beach, a swimming area built to resemble a tropical lagoon! Across the river, you can stroll through the city center and check out the shopping downtown.
At the appointed time, youll make your own way back to the central meeting point for your return coach to the Gold Coast.


Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop off (Novotel Surfers Paradise Hotel)

Guided walk at Southbank Parklands

Entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Scenic city and Moreton Bay views from Mt Coot-tha Lookout

1 hour 15 minute river cruise with commentary

Entry/Admission - Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Entry/Admission - Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout



Wheel of Brisbane

Food and Drink

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Your health and safety is our top priority and our staff are trained in hygiene and infection control but we ask please if you are feeling unwell, do not attend your day tour. Your tour fee will be fully refunded.

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Sep-2015

    We had amazing tour guides coming from Gold Coast and in Brisbane. They were very knowledgeable and humorous. It was a relaxing and easy afternoon whilst taking in the city sights of Brisbane. It would be great if there was more stop offs for photo opportunities. Otherwise great way to learn more about the city.

  • 24-Oct-2014

    Incredible day .tour guide was very informative

  • 11-Feb-2010

    The trip was good. They pick you up from your hotel which is great and they also drop you off. Brisbane itself was nice as well, worth seeing for sure, but you should do the full day. A little more expensive but its worth it.

  • 31-Oct-2009

    Great way to see the city. The tour guide was very helpful. A great day out.

  • 23-May-2008

    My wife is an avid shopper, therefore I figured that this tour would be worth doing for us. We both hoped that we had more time to visit a few more shops over there. I would recommend this tour for shoppers or any Brisbane first timer.