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From Brisbane or Gold Coast: Moreton Island Full-Day Trip

1. From Brisbane or Gold Coast: Moreton Island Full-Day Trip

Enjoy a day on Moreton Island on this full-day trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Relax on the cruise on the way, enjoy a delicious lunch, then take part in fun outdoor activities like kayaking and sand tobogganing. Be picked up from a centrally-located meeting point in Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Sit back and relax on the air-conditioned drive to the boat's departure point. Board a spacious boat with an outdoor area and a covered seating area. Enjoy ocean views as you cruise across Moreton Bay. Discover a vibrant underwater world as you follow your guide on a snorkeling tour around shipwrecks. Have the chance to spot turtles, fish, and rays. Stop to savor a sandwich lunch on the beach before taking a guided tour in a glass-bottom kayak. View the underwater wonders of the Tangalooma Wrecks as you paddle over crystal-clear water. Explore the area on the island that is known as "The Desert." Ride in a rugged 4X4, and experience the exhilaration of sand tobogganing at speeds of over 40 miles per hour. Admire the Gheebulum Coonungai National Park that covers most of Moreton Island.

Brisbane: Moreton Island Return Ferry & Adventure Day Pass

2. Brisbane: Moreton Island Return Ferry & Adventure Day Pass

Experience the stunningly beautiful Moreton Island from multiple perspectives with a full-day trip. Catch the ferry from Holt Street Wharf in Brisbane and head on to the white sandy beaches of Tangalooma Island Resort. Revel in a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard session along the calm crystal-clear waters of Tangalooma. Snorkel around the shipwrecks to meet the island’s marine life. Enjoy convenience, as all guests have full access to the resort’s facilities and amenities which includes 2 swimming pools which are perfect for guests who are not fond of the sandy shores. Showers, toilets, and lockers are readily available, plus restaurants and cafés for your hungry stomachs. Play a variety of games such as beach volleyball or cricket with friends and family or just relax and chill by the beach. Return to Brisbane arrive at the wharf in the late afternoon.

From Brisbane: North Stradbroke Island Day Trip with Sunset

3. From Brisbane: North Stradbroke Island Day Trip with Sunset

Spend the day on North Stradbroke Island with a guide. Enjoy scenic walks, beautiful lakes, and relaxing beaches as you learn about the island's history, culture, and wildlife. On the way back to the mainland watch as the sun sets into the sea. Start your morning with a departure from Brisbane at 9:30 AM. After a 45-minute drive to the ferry port, have the chance to purchase breakfast at the port or on the ferry during the crossing. Arrive at North Stradbroke Island and deboard the ferry to head to your first stop, Brown Lake. On the way there your tour guide will talk about the island as well as the historic and cultural importance of the Quandamooka people. Refresh and reenergize with the fresh and beautiful water of the lake. From there and after a quick stop at Myora Springs, your guide will take you to the northwest side of the island, a perfect lookout spot to take pictures and go for a walk at Cylinder Beach. Then head for one of the main attractions of the day, the Gorge Walk. On this 40 - 45 minute walk, take in views of the Coral Sea and its incredibly rich marine life, from manta rays, turtles, to dolphins and more. After the Gorge Walk, take a break to have lunch at Point Lookout. Following your lunch break, the tour will head to Amity Point. Your tour guide will take you on a walk to search for koalas in the wild. Optionally, if koala-spotting is not your thing, spend even more time at the beach instead. Conclude your day with a ferry ride back to the mainland in time to watch the sunset from the sea. Your expected arrival time in Brisbane is about 7:30 PM.

Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

4. Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

The Vino Bus will pick you up from your home or holiday accommodation at approximately 09:00. From there, you will be driven in comfort to Tamborine Mountain in an air-conditioned mini bus while absorbing the spectacular views of rainforest and picturesque landscapes. Visit three award-winning wineries plus Tamborine Mountain's famous distillery.  Each venue will conduct group-guided private tastings, allowing you to try between 6 -10 varieties at each venue. If you like finishing the tour with some beer, you can switch to one of the wineries for a brewery on the day.  A delicious two-course lunch at one of the mountain's top wineries is included in your tour, as well as all of your tasting fees. Snacks and water are also included and available on the bus.  The Vino Bus's entertaining and knowledgeable guide will ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable experience while teaching you a thing or two along the way. Relax on the drive home, or chat to the new friends you've made, and then you will be dropped back at your pick-up point.

The Gold Coast: Full Day Winery Tour

5. The Gold Coast: Full Day Winery Tour

Experience the endless picturesque views from the Gold Coast to the unique wine trails of Mount Tamborine. This is a unique opportunity to sample a hand-picked selection of wines produced by seasoned winemakers and award-winning boutique wineries as you wind through the valleys.  You will be picked up from your hotel and your knowledgeable guide will take you through the valley. You will make a number of stops at family-run wineries where you can try guided tastings of multiple varieties of wine. The tour also includes a stopover at the famous Tamborine Mountain Distillery, where you will be invited to sample a selection of their world famous liquors. The tour also includes a sumptuous two-course lunch in the beautiful setting of a winery. Snacks and water will be provided on-board, as well as, a stop to indulge your cheese cravings at the Witches Cheese factory. Afterward, if you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can also sample some of the delicious fudge at Granny Macs. 

Moreton Island Day-Trip to Scuba Dive and More

6. Moreton Island Day-Trip to Scuba Dive and More

An island adventure awaits you in beautiful Australia! This full-day tour departs less than 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and takes you to majestic Moreton Island. Depart from Brisbane's Holt Street Wharf and travel across Moreton Bay on your luxury catamaran transfer. This takes roughly 75 minutes. Whether you're an experienced diver or not, you can scuba dive in Moreton Island! Choose introductory for beginner divers and certified for licensed divers and check out the Tangalooma Wrecks up close! There is an abundance of marine life that lives within the delicate ecosystem of the Tangalooma Wrecks. this is really the best way to experience it up close. Whilst you are on the island, enjoy access to various bonus activities including beach sports, tennis, snorkeling, full use of 1 and 2 person kayaks as well as use of the resort facilities including pools, showers and toilets. There are cafes, bars and restaurants on the island to enjoy at your own cost. You will then depart Moreton Island at 4:00 PM to return back to your original departure point in Brisbane.

From Brisbane: Premium Full-Day Winery Tour

7. From Brisbane: Premium Full-Day Winery Tour

Join a fun and truly memorable small-group wine tour of the Gold Coast hinterland wine region. You’ll visit a selection of charming, boutique wineries, indulge in lunch at a winery, and hear stories and tidbits of local history, culture, and winemaking. This easy-going tour is sure to entertain as you discover and have new experiences while tasting some of the region's most celebrated wines. Your tour includes wine tastings, a 2-course lunch by an award-winning chef, optional cheese and fudge tastings, and transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. The proposed itinerary of this winery tour includes visits to Hampton Estate Winery, Witches Falls Winery, Cedar Creek Estate Winery, and Tamborine Mountain Distillery with optional stops at scenic lookouts.

From Brisbane: Springbrook + Mt Tamborine Rainforest Tour

8. From Brisbane: Springbrook + Mt Tamborine Rainforest Tour

Discover the diverse wildlife of South East Queensland when you travel to Mt Tamborine on this day tour from Brisbane. Often witnessing the elusive lace monitor, inquisitive bush turkeys, a cheeky kookaburra, beautiful white cockatoos and the noisy whip birds who are always calling out to each other. You will take a guided tour through the man-made Glow Worm Caves to experience the magical world of the Glow Worms by visiting The Glow Worm Cave on Tamborine Mountain, located at Cedar Creek Estate Winery. During the tour, the knowledgeable guides will explain about the lifecycle of the Glow Worm and how and why these amazing little creatures emit light. Since its opening in 2005 the glow-worms have thrived reaching over 3000 in number. The Glow Worm Cave entertains the whole family. Enjoy a leisurely lunch break with some yummy hamburgers you even have a time for a cocktail if you so wish! We will even include some time for shopping, before finishing the day at the picturesque Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk attraction. This exciting new Eco-Adventure offers guests a unique and thrilling way to explore the beautiful rainforest canopies. Set in a magical 30 acres of privately owned rainforest beside the crystal clear rock-pools of Cedar Creek on Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia. The walk departs directly from the Eco Gallery with a comprehensive array of Australian rainforest flora and fauna displays. The walk takes approximately 45 minutes at a leisurely pace, when pausing to view the many points of interest and information along the way. The entire walk totals 1.5 kms and is a combination of forest floor trails, 300 metres of high-tech steel bridges through the highest points of the upper canopy, and a 40 metre cantilever bridge that soars a breathtaking 30 metres above the creek and rainforest below. Why not book today, let Bums on Seats show you around one of our favourite qeensland places. You will travel in a comfortable airconditioned van with a small-group tour of up to 13 people only ensuring a more personalized experience.

Gold Coast: North Stradbroke Island Certified Triple Dive

9. Gold Coast: North Stradbroke Island Certified Triple Dive

Depart from Gold Coast and visit one of the many dive sites around North Stradbroke Island. Have a chance to see the diverse local marine life, including manta rays and grey nurse sharks. Meet your boat tour in Gold Coast and depart for some of the most picturesque dive sites in southeast Queensland, just off the coast of North Stradbroke Island. Enjoy high levels of visibility all year round thanks to the area's strong currents. Check out large rock formations and coral reefs. Choose from a number of dive site options. Visit Flat Rock, which attracts many grey nurse sharks during the winter months. See large numbers of manta rays at Manta Bommie, or explore Shag Rock, Boat Rock, Middle Reef, or another site. There are many spots to choose from that match your level of skill and experience.

From Brisbane: Moreton Island 2-Day Explorer Tour

10. From Brisbane: Moreton Island 2-Day Explorer Tour

Get back to nature on a 2-day tour of Moreton Island in the Coral Sea. Take part in exciting activities, such as nighttime kayaking and sand tobogganing. Day 1: (L, D) Cruise across Moreton Bay in air-conditioned comfort, and relax on the beach at Tangalooma Ship Wrecks. Marvel at the marine life and magical coral gardens as you snorkel with your guide. Look for turtles and dolphins in their natural habitat. View shoals of fish from a clear-bottomed kayak, and then reach speeds of up to 70km/h as you toboggan across sand. Cross the rugged terrain by 4WD “Tough Bus” and watch a beautiful sunset over Moreton Bay. Enjoy dinner at the rustic Castaways, your home for the night. Go on an optional nighttime kayak to look at the colorful fish and coral floodlit by underwater lights. Alternatively, roast marshmallows around the camp fire and enjoy drinks with your new friends. Day 2: (B, L)</em) Go for a swim in the natural Champagne Pools of Eastern Surf Beach. Stop along the way at romantic Honeymoon Bay and North Point. Continue your off-road adventure to the stunning Cape Moreton Lighthouse and museum. Look for turtles, dolphins, sharks, manta rays, and whales in season. Get spectacular views of Moreton Island and the Eastern Beach, and swim in the breathtaking Blue Lagoon freshwater lake. 

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The weather was not perfect but still wonderful on the day. The currents were a bit strong but not enough to stop me from snorkelling the wrecks. The walk down the wrecks is a hike so just be ready for that.

If you are in Brisbane, don't hesitate to come and spend a day on Moreton Island. The day is exactly as described, the island is super beautiful, quiet with restaurants!

The best part of the trip was definitely the Gorge Walk, the view was nothing short of mesmerising and I took tons of wallpaper quality photos in the area.

Nice staff and great experience doing snorkeling kayak and surfing in the desert! Recommend

It wasn’t the best weather day but the trip was made to be absolute fun.