Brisbane City Sights Tour
Aboriginal live theatre show and dinner experience
Moreton Island adventure with sand boarding, snorkeling, hiking
No. of days: 4 Days
Start your visit to Brisbane with an introductory sightseeing tour where you will cover all the main sights. This is the perfect way to explore Brisbane on your first day. Enjoy an interactive Aboriginal live theatre show and dinner where you will experience storytelling, songs and dances as you journey back from Dreamtime to Australia in the 1800s. Discover over 1200 animals at Australia Zoo a 1000 acre zoo made popular by the late Steve Irwin “The Crocodile Hunter”. The zoo is a good place to see the iconic wildlife of Australia and a popular destination for visitors. Spend the day at Moreton Island, one of Australia’s largest sand islands and right on Brisbane’s doorstep. Your adventure includes a 4WD drive, sand boarding the sand hills, snorkeling and kayaking the Tangalooma Shipwrecks to view the abundant marine life living around the wrecks.
DAY BY DAY:
Day 1: After arriving in Brisbane you will be transferred to your accommodation. Orientate yourself with the city on an afternoon sightseeing tour to see points of interest and learn more about Brisbane. Covers all the main sights in the City Centre including King George Square, the Story Bridge, the City Botanic Gardens, the oldest church in Queensland, Eagle Street Pier, and the City Hall Clock Tower. This evening you have a cultural theatre show and dinner. Spirits of the Red Sand is Australia's newest and most spectacular interactive Aboriginal live theatre show and dinner experience. Led by a Storyteller, you'll journey back from Dreamtime to Australia of the 1800s. Storytelling, song, dances, chants and traditions are all infused within this historical re-enactment. After the show, there's a hearty Australian char-grilled barbecue dinner and dessert. A highlight will be mingling with the cast during dinner.
Day 2: You’re off to the zoo today! Take the scenic trip to Australia Zoo on the famous Sunshine Coast, home of the Crocodile Hunter. Australia Zoo is a must see holiday highlight for Australians and international visitors alike with more than 1200 animals from around the globe, daily shows and a state of the art, wildlife preservation and conservation hospital. Check out giraffe, rhinos, cheetah and zebras on the African Savannah, plus Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. Visit Bindi's Island, where guests can get up close with ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabran Tortoises and colorful macaws!
Day 3: It’s a day of adventures on Moreton Island. Board the luxury catamaran and cruise the Brisbane River past Moreton Bay Islands and across Moreton Bay Marine Park. Spot dolphins, fish, sometimes whales, dugong and turtles. Arrive at Moreton Island's famous west coast shipwrecks (Tangalooma) and land on the west coast of Moreton Island here you will board the 4WD vehicle and drive off the ferry directly onto the Sandy Beach the world's third largest sand island. Travel with your guide by 4WD to the Desert, pass beautiful wildflowers and bird life to remote sand hills. Here your guide will take you, with equipment, to sand board the sand hills at speed, or try a gentle slope (speeds up to 65kms an hour). This area is great for walks, hikes and photography. After lunch and a brief relax, enjoy a guided snorkel tour of the Tangalooma Shipwrecks. This is a safe adventure snorkel with a professional guide, with all snorkeling gear provided (fins, mask, snorkel). This snorkel experience will allow you to see coral, fish, turtle and the shipwreck under water. Kayak the Shipwrecks and spend time exploring many species of fish, turtles and other marine wildlife. It’s a fantastic and relaxing day out.
Day 4: Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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As an idea for a 2-week vacation to Australia or New Zealand we recommend a budget of around $8,000-10,000 (including economy airfare), this would be for a 4 star and above itinerary, a little cheaper if we did more moderate accommodations.