Queensland Culinary & nightlife

Our most recommended Queensland Culinary & nightlife

Gold Coast: Australian Outback Spectacular Dinner & Show

1. Gold Coast: Australian Outback Spectacular Dinner & Show

Get entry tickets to the Australian Outback Spectacular show in Oxenford featuring the gripping tale of 2 struggling Aussie farmers, and rejoice with them as the community's courage help them overcome an unforgiving life on the land. Delve into Including a 3-course dinner with drinks, Embark on a journey to the heartland of Australia through an all-new show featuring a transformative arena. Plus, enjoy a delicious three-course meal whilst you enjoy the show. Start the night with a rustic woodfire roasted Vegetable and Goat Feta Tart served with wild rocket, homemade pineapple, and seeded mustard chutney. Then, indulge in a juicy eye fillet steak or a tender chicken breast with a full-bodied jus with a side of roast pumpkin, green beans, and a delicious potato parcel. To finish off, enjoy a delicate Dark Chocolate Flan with Chocolate Ganache, salted caramel sauce, and a dusting of chocolate dirt.

Gold Coast: 2-Hour Surfers Paradise Cruise with Buffet Lunch

2. Gold Coast: 2-Hour Surfers Paradise Cruise with Buffet Lunch

Join this exclusive two-hour Gold Coast lunch cruise departing from a convenient point in the heart of the city and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with fresh local trawler prawns. The cruise route takes you through the extensive Surfers Paradise canal system and then out onto the Southport Broadwater to soak up some beautiful views of the coast's skyline. Sit back and enjoy your buffet lunch, sip on a drink from the fully-licensed bar onboard, and bask in the sunshine on the spacious deck while enjoying informative commentary on surrounding landmarks, including the opulent homes of the city’s rich and famous. You'll sail past a range of iconic regional locations such as Sea World Theme Park, Marina Mirage Shopping Centre, the glamorous Palazzo Versace Hotel and many more on a sightseeing experience that will satisfy your hunger and your curiosity alike.

Reef Sleep: 2-Day Great Barrier Reef Pontoon & Gourmet Meals

3. Reef Sleep: 2-Day Great Barrier Reef Pontoon & Gourmet Meals

Experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef during both day and night and enjoy a 'reef sleepover' out at sea! Day 1: Travel on a high-speed, comfortable vessel 39 nautical miles from shore to the reef. The approximately 3-hour trip to the destination counts as its own sightseeing adventure. Spot whales at certain times of the year! Arrive at the permanently moored pontoon on Hardy Reef – one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef. A coral wall, home to an ecosystem of magnificent corals and marine life runs adjacent to the pontoon. Hundreds of fish species at Hardy Reef will surprise and delight you - especially the giant groper.   Explore the reef all day with your choice of swimming, snorkelling and more. Curb your hunger with morning and afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch. As dusk approaches, watch for turtles who nibble at the seaweed around the pontoon. Watch the sun set while you sip your sundowner...the reef comes to life in the darkness of the night. Enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner and full use of the bar. Gaze at a gazillion starts from your comfy swag set-up on the top deck of the pontoon. A swag is a cozy, low tent with a clear viewing panel above your head, a comfortable mattress and snug bedding. On a clear night you can sleep with the cover open - just you, the sea air and the stars. The tranquility of being in the middle of the ocean lulls you to sleep. Day 2: Enjoy a breakfast of bacon and eggs, toast and cereal with coffee and tea, followed by more time exploring the reef. Embark on optional guided snorkelling and diving trips and visit very special spots. Giant Maori Wrasse, spectacular coral formations, tropical fish, turtles and reef sharks might make an appearance. Choose to visit the underwater viewing chamber and look at the coral from the comfort of our semi-submersible vessel. You'll head home with plenty of memories and stories to tell. Boat returns to Port of Airlie at 6:10 PM Sample Menu: please indicate your choice at time of booking. • Char-grilled 150g eye fillet steak served with 1/2 garlic butter bay bug, cooked to your liking • Spinach and ricotta ravioli served with tomato sugo, roasted red peppers and Kalamata olives, topped with shaved Parmesan cheese • Slow braised lamb shank cooked in red wine and thyme and served with root vegetables • Thai fish curry served with steamed rice

Spirit of Cairns: Waterfront Dining Experience

4. Spirit of Cairns: Waterfront Dining Experience

A Cairns Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise.  Set sail aboard a newly refurbished 26-meter catamaran on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet, for an evening of dining, entertainment, and panoramic mountain and city views. The ultimate in waterfront dining, your cruise includes a delicious dinner with a focus on local and fresh produce, a complimentary beverage on arrival, and views of the Trinity Inlet. A selection of beverages and cocktails are also available for purchase from our fully licensed bar. Throughout the evening you will cruise the waterways of Cairns, exploring the beauty of the natural harbor, and sailing past the waterfront and restaurant precincts. Watch the day transcend into night, against a backdrop of rainforest-clad hills, as the twinkling night lights of the city appear. 

Cairns: Guided Twilight Tour with 3-Course Dinner

5. Cairns: Guided Twilight Tour with 3-Course Dinner

Witness the setting of the sun on Tropical North Queensland’s mountain ranges and experience how steamy rainforests and shallow reef lagoons begin to stir with life. Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects, and nocturnal fish sense the onset of dusk and emerge from their day time lairs.  Get an insight into the unique changes of the region’s nocturnal creatures as they move in the shadows.  Complete your evening at Dundee’s Restaurant with a perfectly matched dining experience while you enjoy a stunning sea life backdrop.

From Cairns: Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

6. From Cairns: Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Departing from your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation, head south to view the agile wallabies that live within the city limits. Make a second stop at the Cathedral Fig Tree, an 8,000-year-old Strangler fig with a giant root system. Enjoy an afternoon tea at the world-renowned Lake Barrine before walking through the rainforest. Keep your eyes out for musky rat-kangaroo, Boyd's forest dragon, rainforest birds, butterflies and flying foxes. After a quick stop at Lake Eacham, visit a private access platypus viewing area in Yungaburra for a 90% chance of seeing the unique mammal. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant in the township of Yungburra. Then, your nighttime spotlighting adventure begins! Walk under the night stars and into the rainforest. Look out for Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo, northern leaf-tailed gecko, ringtail possums, gliders, frogs, owls and more. Return to Cairns at around 10:00 PM and Northern Beaches at around 10:30 PM.

Surfers Paradise: Dinner Buffet Cruise

7. Surfers Paradise: Dinner Buffet Cruise

Board the Spirit of Elston and wind through the picturesque canals of the Gold Coast Broadwater while enjoying a classy and upmarket dining experience. Take in the views of glittering Surfers Paradise skyline by night while enjoying gourmet food prepared by top local chefs accompanied by casual entertainment. Complete the evening with a locally crafted beer or try one of our delicious cocktails. This dinner cruise is perfect for celebrating that special occasion or just enjoying a great night out. The buffet includes seafood such as fresh prawns and New Zealand mussels.

Tamborine Rainforest Day Tour

8. Tamborine Rainforest Day Tour

You will take a guided tour through the man-made Glow Worm Caves, enjoy a lunch break, and some time for shopping, before finishing the day at the picturesque Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk attraction.

Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

9. 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.

Mooloolaba: Sunshine Coast Sunset Canal Cruise

10. Mooloolaba: Sunshine Coast Sunset Canal Cruise

As the setting sun slowly slips behind the majestic Blackall Mountain Range to the west of Mooloolaba, cruise through the waterways. Watch as nocturnal wildlife begins to appear and bird calls welcome the evening. Listen to commentary from your onboard skipper. Grab some dinner to bring onboard and purchase drinks with the licensed on board bar. Head to the pier to meet your guide and group and hop aboard the vessel. Your skipper will provide commentary while the glass-fronted waterside mansions reflect the setting sun. Check out the fishing boats returning to the harbor with their fresh catch of prawns, crabs, and fish. The trip ends back at the wharf.

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What people are saying about Queensland

A great family entertainment loved the lighting effects, many people don't get to see the outback, by bringing it to the city is a chance for them to get an idea of life on the land.

Great Tour. The Cairns aquarium is beautiliful. The guide was very informative and the meal at Dundee's did not disappoint.

PJ was an excellent driver/guide and the wineries and distillery were enjoyable. We also had a really fun group.

Fascinating & very informative. Very well organised.

Lovely staff, food was great. The show was amazing