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From Brisbane: Australia Zoo Transfer and Entry Ticket

1. 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.

From Brisbane: Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise

2. From Brisbane: Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise

When you check in at the wharf, the staff will communicate all tour times of the day to guests. Then travel from Brisbane to Moreton Island on a scenic ferry ride. You may choose to enjoy a complimentary beverage either on the boat ride or the return journey. Arrive at beautiful Moreton Island after approximately 75 minutes and spend some time exploring at your own leisure. Have full access to the various pools, cafes, restaurants, bars, and, of course, the beach! If you have selected the desert safari tour, travel by 4WD vehicle to the Tangalooma Desert. With this thrilling and bumpy 4WD bus tour, getting there is half the fun. When sand tobogganing, you can reach speeds of up to 40km per hour. If you have chosen the marine discovery cruise, you’ll journey along the coastline in search of dolphins, dugongs, green sea turtles, rays, and more. The purpose-built discovery boat provides unobstructed views of Moreton Bay’s intriguing marine life. Enjoy full eco commentary, provided to explain the habitats and behaviors of the local marine creatures. The "Discover the World of Dolphins" presentation at the Eco Centre at 3:15 PM is optional. Watch this or simply explore the island at your leisure until sunset. Then, make your way to the jetty for the wild dolphin feeding program. Witness a majestic pod of dolphins visiting the shallow shore and see them play together until it’s time to be fed. Follow an expert into the shallow water and hand-feed fish to a wild bottlenose dolphin. You will be assisted by the Dolphin Care Team, consisting of Eco Rangers and dedicated staff who operate under strict guidelines to ensure the protection of the dolphins. At approximately 7:00 PM, leave the island and travel back to Brisbane, arriving at 8:15 PM.

Gold Coast: Kayaking and Snorkeling Guided Tour

3. Gold Coast: Kayaking and Snorkeling Guided Tour

Explore the Broadwater at a leisurely pace while kayaking on Moreton Bay. Stop to snorkel off an island beach, and look for local dolphins that frequent the area. Join your guide for a relaxing exploration of Gold Coast's waterways on a small group kayaking tour. Guides will introduce the equipment, and ensure you are comfortable before heading out on the water. As you head out to Wavebreak Island, a man-made island just off the coast, keep your eyes out for friendly dolphins that are often spotted frolicking in the water. Glancing below the surface you may see stingrays gracefully passing by. Reaching the island, you'll stop to spend some time snorkeling directly off the beach. Hundreds of sub-tropical fish can be seen swimming only meters from shore. If you prefer not to swim, relax on the island and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.

Brisbane: Electric Picnic Boat Rental from Breakfast Creek

4. Brisbane: Electric Picnic Boat Rental from Breakfast Creek

Be your own captain aboard Australia's best private picnic boat experience. See Brisbane like never before with up to eight people aboard your very own environmentally-friendly, self-drive picnic boat. With no boat licence required, the electric boats are easy and fun to drive with virtually no noise and no fumes. Communal recycled timber picnic table included, so bring your own picnic and drinks. Perfect for couples, families and groups of friends. GoBoat is pet friendly too, so all fur babies are welcome. Gather your crew and jump aboard.

Lone Pine and Brisbane City Highlights

5. Lone Pine and Brisbane City Highlights

When you are planning a trip to Brisbane or the Gold Coast, take advantage of our day tours. It is guaranteed that you will have a ball in Queensland, where Australia shines and spectacular day tour options, sightseeing and nature experiences abound. Our Trip is unique because we are able to tailor it to your needs and change our times to suit how long you want to spend in a particular destination. Spend a day exploring the heart of Brisbane. View the historic buildings of Queensland’s capital city, discover the atmosphere of the South Bank Parklands, enjoy panoramic views from the Kangaroo Lookout and even take a photo with koala bear at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Fall in love with Australia’s fastest growing city’s relaxed lifestyle, unsurpassed weather, and access to an amazing array of “Australian experiences”.  Let us show you around the Beautiful River City.

Brisbane: Outdoor Rock Climbing Session

6. Brisbane: Outdoor Rock Climbing Session

Challenge yourself to climb the weathered walls of Kangaroo Point Cliffs and experience the thrill of outdoor rock climbing. Meet your friendly guides and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment whilst watching a safety briefing. Once you’re feeling confident it's time to scale the rocks and put yourself to the test physically and mentally. As you ascend to the top of Kangaroo Point Cliffs, admire spectacular views overlooking Brisbane River and the CBD. This session operates every Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:30am, and is perfect for families, friends, and groups looking for an early morning energizer. The experience has been designed to showcase the very best of outdoor rock climbing, which is worlds away from the scenes of indoor climbing centers.

Mosaic Lamp Making Workshop in Fortitude Valley

7. Mosaic Lamp Making Workshop in Fortitude Valley

Unleash your artistic potential at Art Masterclass in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane! Experience the fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern art as we introduce the captivating art of Turkish mosaic lamps to Australia for the first time. In just 2.5 hours, learn the ancient techniques of this 500-year-old craft. Lay tiles with precision, create mesmerizing geometric patterns, and craft your very own Turkish mosaic lamp. Our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way. Indulge your senses with our delightful Turkish tea service, accompanied by delicious treats and homemade Turkish shortbread cookies. Private functions, corporate events, and special welfare occasions can be accommodated with customized workshops. Gift vouchers are also available, making them the perfect present for loved ones. Join us at Art Masterclass, either alone or with friends, and leave with a creative masterpiece. Discover your artistic flair under the guidance of our skilled experts. It's time to unlock your imagination and tap into the world of art.

From Brisbane: Australia Zoo & Coastal Delights

8. From Brisbane: Australia Zoo & Coastal Delights

Join us for An Australia Zoo adventure, enjoying numerous live wildlife shows that will leave you speechless including the Wildlife Warriors Show in the purpose built Crocoseum. Next stop you will be transferred to Mooloolaba Beach voted one of Queensland's best beaches. Take a swim in the ocean - stroll along the white sands - explore the Mooloolaba Esplanade - Beach Towel included. Visit the Mooloolaba Surf Club and relax over a few cold drinks and taste the famous Mooloolaba Prawns. Food Platters and drink options provided by your Croc Tours host. Transfer back to your Brisbane Hotel

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What people are saying about Brisbane

The trip out to the Australia Zoo met expectations - it was a great way to get to the Zoo when not having personal transportation. It was nice to have the guide provide recommendations to make the best out of the day and see as much as possible. I do wish we could have stopped for a brief photo opportunity of the Glass Mountains. Overall, satisfactory.

the Dolph Feeding program will be an unforgettable memory for me forever. there are many people and you can feed the dolphins only for a couple minutes but it is still very worth it and the day on the island was just as amazing. after you feed the dolphins you can also watch them from the pier in the shallow water and it was so amazing

Absolutely one of the most memorable days, the experience of getting that close to wild dolphins is truly amazing. Very friendly staff everywhere at the resort. Great food great facilities.

A nice relaxing day combining with interesting activities and friendly staff. An excellent experience overall.

Australian Zoo is absolutely a must-see destination in Brisbane.