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From Brisbane: Australia Zoo Transfer and Entry Ticket

From Brisbane: Australia Zoo Transfer and Entry Ticket

Enjoy a convenient pickup from selected Brisbane accommodation and make your way to the world-famous Australia Zoo aboard an air-conditioned vehicle. Explore this interactive attraction with an included admission ticket, gaze at exotic animals, and witness fascinating live shows. Visit Australia Zoo, accompanied by your friendly and experienced guide. You will have approximately 6 hours, heaps of time to enjoy the best Zoo in Australia. Explore the world's most interactive zoo at your own pace and watch daily animal shows including saltwater crocodiles and more. Don't miss the Wildlife Warriors show at 1.00PM! Relax at the end of the day as your tour concludes with drop off back at selected hotels in Brisbane's CBD.

Moreton Island: Dolphin and Tangalooma Wrecks Day Cruise

Moreton Island: Dolphin and Tangalooma Wrecks Day Cruise

Discover Moreton Bay Marine Park and learn about marine life from an onboard marine naturalist on this cruise. Go on a guided snorkeling tour of the Tangalooma wrecks and keep an eye our for the dolphins, dugongs and sea turtles that call this glamour area home. Choose from a tour where you meet the boat at the Rivergate Marina or with pickup from the Gold Coast or Brisbane. Throw your swimwear into a bag and set sail to uncover miles of unspoiled white sand beaches. Departing daily from Brisbane, cruise in luxury to Moreton Bay Marine Park aboard the modern, air-conditioned catamaran Spirit of Migaloo II. Here enjoy the freedom to do as much or as little as you please with all activities included and no local fees. Dive in and snorkel the fifteen shipwrecks that have been deliberately sunk just off the coastline with an abundance of spectacular coral formations and colorful marine life that needs to be seen to be believed. No experience is required and all equipment and water safety items are provided. Afterwards, join our naturalist guides in a fish-feeding session with the 200 species that frequent the area. Satisfy your appetite with a gourmet tropical buffet featuring ocean king prawns, and quench your thirst with a glass of local wine, craft beer or frozen cocktail. Take the time to relax, and enjoy free island time on the pristine white-sand beach. Paddleboard on sheltered crystal-clear waters, join a game with complimentary beach sporting equipment, or simply kick back and soak in the serenity. Watch out for some of Queensland’s best marine wildlife in this area which is home to one of the largest populations of bottlenose dolphins in Australia. Feel the joy of seeing them jump and play in turquoise waters. Search for six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles and herds of shy and gentle dugongs in one of the world’s remaining strongholds for this species. Get help from the onboard marine naturalists who have been working with these incredible animals for over a decade and have the experience to give you the closest wildlife encounters possible.

Noosa: Afternoon Cruise through the Noosa Everglades

Noosa: Afternoon Cruise through the Noosa Everglades

Climb aboard an eco safari vessel and travel to the Noosa Everglades on this group tour. Experience one of the two everglade systems on the planet. Travel over the calm reflective waters that are known as the river of mirrors. View Queensland's most stunning natural landscapes. Sip a glass of sparkling wine or beer as you cruise the waterways and keep a lookout for wildlife. Upon returning, try to spot one of the many grey Kangaroos that inhabit the Habitat Ecocamp.

From Brisbane: Australia Zoo Ticket and Roundtrip Transfer

From Brisbane: Australia Zoo Ticket and Roundtrip Transfer

Explore the world-famous Australia Zoo which was founded by the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and his family on this day trip from Brisbane. Skip the stress of driving to the zoo and relax on the air-conditioned coach ride from and to your Brisbane hotel. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from selected hotels in Brisbane. Relax on the drive in a comfortable and spacious coach. Along the way, soak up scenic views of the Glass House Mountains and the pineapple farms that line Steve Irwin Way. Stop at the Australia Zoo, which is dedicated to conserving wildlife through education and research. Have 6-hours of free time to spend at the zoo. Stroll among exhibits housing impressive mammals, birds, and reptiles. Have the chance to view outback and bush species like Tasmanian devils, wombats, dingoes, and kangaroos. See animals from around the globe at the new African savannah exhibit, like giraffes, rhinos, and zebras. Choose to learn about impressive endangered species and breeding programs that Australia Zoo is involved with. Make your way to view the animals that made the Crocodile Hunter famous like snakes, crocs, and free-flight birds, or watch the Wildlife Warriors show in the Crocoseum. Board the coach and return to your hotel in Brisbane at the end of your tour.

Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

Learn to surf on the idyllic Sunshine Coast at Noosa Heads, one of Australia's best known surfing towns. With warm water and a safe beach, it is ideal for learning how to surf the waves. Start off with a safety briefing and some basic instruction on the beach before catching your first few waves waist-deep in the water. Back on the beach, take in some detailed instruction about how to stand up on your surfboard before finally paddling onto the wave. Feel the thrill of standing on your first wave with the help of your instructor, who will assist by pushing you onto waves, and offering advice and support to everyone for the remainder of the lesson. Feel free to use the showering facilities at the end to leave feeling refreshed after an exhilarating lesson. 

Australia: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

Australia: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Australia hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Australia. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. Data plan information- APN (Access Point Name): 3gnet Local operator: Optus

Sunshine Coast: Mooloolaba River Sunset Cruise

Sunshine Coast: Mooloolaba River Sunset Cruise

Unwind into the Mooloolaba evening with a cocktail or two and a selection of the catch of the day while sailing effortlessly through the magical scenery of the Mooloolah Rivers.  The cruise picks you up from Wharf Mooloolaba, and takes you out to the river mouth first to enjoy scenic views right down to the Noosa headland.  Next stop is the local Mooloolaba fish markets to pick up the fresh catch of the day. You’ll then continue on a leisurely cruise through the bottom section of the Mooloolah River, and then through the harbor and canals. The boat is fully licensed so you can purchase wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks all on board. And if you’d like to eat, A full à la carte menu is offered, using the fresh catch of the day picked up at the market.

Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

Depart for your seafood lunch cruise from The Wharf in Mooloolaba. Jump aboard this entertaining 1.5-hour cruise along the river and canals of Mooloolaba, a top destination in Australia! Kick back and relax with table service and entertaining commentary from your guide. Come with an appetite - included on the cruise is a choice of four meals: fish and chips, calamari and chips, fresh Mooloolaba prawns, or a burger and chips. Upgrades and extras will be available on board. Enjoy your delicious meal while sailing by the beautiful sunny coastlines of Mooloolaba. With a fully licensed bar and comfortable booth seating onboard, this is a day out for the whole family to enjoy! 

Gold Coast: Coastal City Scenic Helicopter Flight

Gold Coast: Coastal City Scenic Helicopter Flight

Join a luxury helicopter experience in the city of Gold Coast with live commentary from your pilot. Start from a state-of-the-art terminal and get onboard an air-conditioned helicopter to enjoy aerial views of the city, Broadwater, Main Beach, and Gold Coast Hinterland. Fly over the Broadwater before crossing the golden sand beaches of Main Beach. Head south along the coastline passing Surfers Paradise, home to the cities towering high-rises, including the iconic Q1 Building which stands at 1056 feet tall. As your helicopter soars towards Broadbeach, see distant stunning views of Point Danger and Burleigh Heads. Over Broadbeach, buckle up as your pilot helicopter makes a descending turn. On the journey north, enjoy views of Surfers Paradise and Porpoise Point. Then, make a turn over South Stradbroke Island. As you head back to the terminal, experience spectacular views of the city, the Broadwater, and the Sea World Theme Park from above on this 10 minute helicopter flight.

From Noosa: Dolphin Sea Kayaking and Beach 4X4 Tour

From Noosa: Dolphin Sea Kayaking and Beach 4X4 Tour

Discover Rainbow Beach, Great Sandy National Park, Double Island Point, Honeymoon Bay, and Fraser Island on a guided kayaking and 4x4 trip from Noosa. See Australian wildlife in their natural habitat and reach Great Sandy National Park via a path only accessible by 4WD vehicles. Begin your tour with a Great Beach drive in Noosa's Great Sandy National Park. Head to Double Island Point for views of the towering colored sands of Rainbow Beach and K'Gari. Next, head out on a sea kayak around the headland of Double Island Point and Honeymoon Bay. Admire the beauty of your surroundings and the Double Island Point Lighthouse from a unique perspective. Bottlenose dolphin pods are often seen in the area, feeding on large schools of fish. They’re often as curious about you as you are about them. Spot other local and migrating wildlife, including humpback whales (June-November), turtles, manta rays, stingrays, and a variety of sea birds.

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Steve, the driver, was the best. He was full of information that he shared during the trip and even gave us his own mapped out guide of how to get the most out of our zoo day. The Australian zoo was beyond words, a true legacy to the work of Steve Erwin and his family. The space that the animals had was impressive and learning more about the work done around the world was so educational.

We had an amazing adventure with Noosa Thriller! The team were friendly and we got to see Dolphins. The tour itself was informative and a great adventure out at sea. Would highly recommend for those looking for a memorable trip seeing the beautiful Noosa beaches, the amazing wildlife and those looking for a bit of adventure and excitement!

Day trip to the Zoo was great loved seeing the animals and the shows available. The trip there and back really made the difference as our guide was very knowledgeable in terms of the Zoo facilities, Zoo history and also general history of Brisbane. Would definitely recommend.

Lovely way to spend a couple of hours. Beautiful ambience, unusual (and tasty) cocktails, great musician and lovely staff. Was a nice experience to take visiting family on a Sunday afternoon but would also make a great date night. A great concept carried out well!

Staff exceptionally friendly. The carriage was really comfortable and the ride was a pleasant bumble through pretty scenery. The other half got to twitter on about gauges and four drive wheels so was happy! Excellent day out.