Got some free time during your visit to Brisbane or thinking of extending your stay?

Extend your stay and discover Brisbane’s backyard, a region defined by idyllic islands, rugged national parks, spectacular scenery and the freshest local produce. Cuddle a koala and get up close and personal with kangaroos, wild dolphins and migrating humpback whales.

Select your preferred tour option below from the suggested tours or click on the “VIEW ALL TOURS” button at the bottom of this screen to view a range of tours. You can also contact Brisbane’s official Visitor Information Centre for detailed information. Come for the conference, stay for the fun!

*Delegates need to book their preferred tour/s directly with the tour operators by clicking on the links provided. Payment is to be made directly to the tour operator and any queries or communication regarding the tours is also through the relevant tour operator.

Tangalooma Island
Resort Day Cruises

At just over an hour by catamaran from Brisbane, Tangalooma Island Resort is the most unique day trip destination from Brisbane. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed day out, or something a little more relaxing, Tangalooma has something to offer everyone.

Day Cruise guests have full access to resort amenities and facilities, including a heap of ‘must-do’ island based tours and activities, cafes, bars, restaurants, and Eco Ranger experiences.

Enjoy non-stop fun and adventure on the ‘Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise’, where guests have the opportunity to hand feed one of the wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the resort each evening at dusk. A signature Tangalooma experience! Or if you’re pressed for time, enjoy a ‘Classic Day Cruise’ inclusive of a signature island tour. And for those looking for a classic Australian beach escape, the ‘Beach Day Cruise’ offers just that. With all day cruises including return transfers and lunch, you won’t need to worry about a thing!

Between June and October, jump aboard Australia’s largest dedicated whale watching vessel to witness the Eastern Humpback Whale migration. Tangalooma offers an abundance of bucket-list Queensland experiences to make your day out… unforgettable!

All day cruises depart daily from Brisbane.

Story Bridge
Adventure Climb

Brisbane’s must do experience, the Story Bridge Adventure Climb is a truly unique and memorable adventure for all levels of fitness and age (minimum 10 years old).

The Story Bridge Adventure Climb is a soft adventure experience with a difference, and the most spectacular way to discover Brisbane. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll be exhilarated by a once in a lifetime experience that offers you the most breathtaking panorama of Brisbane and its surrounding natural beauty.

The one and a half to two hour experience includes a unique journey up over the bridge’s superstructure to the 80-metre summit which provides magnificent uninterrupted 360 degree views of Brisbane City, the river, mountain ranges and islands. One of only three such experiences in the world, the Story Bridge Adventure Climb also provides fascinating commentary about the history and heritage of both the bridge and city surrounds.

River City

The river is central to the story of Brisbane and there is no better way to gain a feeling for the dynamic city and its unique relaxed lifestyle than to travel its river and sit back and watch the city and its people at work and play. River City Cruises offers a cost effective, relaxing and informative perspective of Brisbane’s distinctive river scene for both locals and visitors with its year round cruises, so don’t leave town without doing at least one tour.

River City Cruises is the original and best sightseeing cruise on the Brisbane River. During the one and a half hour guided tour, you will be entertained by the informative commentary while taking advantage of the fantastic photo opportunities as we cruise past Brisbane’s most iconic sights including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, City Centre and the Story Bridge. Daily departures 10.30am and 12.30pm – Jetty A South Bank Parklands. Take advantage of the onboard Coffee Shop and enjoy a Souvenir Map including other discount offers.

Join River City Cruises for a memorable and unique Brisbane experience.

Cultural Tours

Learn the history from Aboriginal people. Your opportunity to experience an authentic, warm and culturally inclusive welcome.

You are invited to experience their tours which include Cultural insights, Aboriginal history, Aboriginal art and Aboriginal cultural performance elements. Be entertained by their Didgeridoo player and learn about the oldest musical instruments in the world.

Corporate and group packages available for 15 people maximum.

Lights Tours

See Brisbane in its best light with Brisbane Lights Tours. Let them zip you around the city and beyond to Mt Coot-tha to admire Brisbane in all its glory.

The night tour covers a lot of ground, including buzzing Paddington, Suncorp Stadium, Southbank Parklands, Fortitude Valley, and various lookouts.

Indulge in a delicious dinner, followed by some perfectly brewed coffee or tea, whilst you admire the magnificent view from the mountain.

Sail the glassy waters on the CityCat for an enchanting river cruise past the illuminated Kangaroo Point cliffs and Riverside Centre.

Complete the tour with stunning views from the City Lookout and Story Bridge. There are many opportunities to hop on and off at designated locations to take those spectacular night shots.

Please join Brisbane Lights Tours and let them show you how beautiful Brisbane is after sunset!