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Brisbane Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Brisbane Family-friendly activities

From Brisbane: Australia Zoo Entry Ticket and Koala Cuddle

1. From Brisbane: Australia Zoo Entry Ticket and Koala Cuddle

Experience the Australia Zoo in its entirety with entry tickets, round-trip transportation, and the chance to cuddle the friendly koala bears. Get up close to the range of exotic animals housed in the zoo, and take a peek inside the on-site Wildlife Hospital. Enjoy comfortable transportation from your hotel in Brisbane to the Australia Zoo. Spend the day discovering the amazing animals on display, from the tiniest lizard to the tallest giraffe. Learn about Australia's native wildlife and how the zoo is helping to conserve and protect it. Then, head to the koala habitat to meet and cuddle the friendly creatures. Learn all about the koalas and their eucalyptus diet, and get a picture with the most iconic Australian animal. Finally, make sure to stop by the Wildlife Hospital, where you'll see vets and nurses at work from a dedicated viewing area.

Australia Zoo Entry & Transfers from Brisbane

2. Australia Zoo Entry & Transfers from Brisbane

Begin the day in style, comfort and luxury as you ride in a 7-10 seated, air conditioned vehicle. 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 to Brisbane Cbd

From Brisbane: Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise

3. 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.

Brisbane: Outdoor Rock Climbing Session

4. 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.

Brisbane City Highlights: The Heart and Soul of Queensland

5. Brisbane City Highlights: The Heart and Soul of Queensland

Entry to Koala Sanctuary payable at koala.net 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.

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What people are saying about Brisbane

We took this tour in Dec, 2022 and it was truly amazing. First off, it was just two of us in a van and our driver and a guide Steve provided us with an unforgetful experience both on the road as well as in the Zoo. Steve picked us up from our hotel on time and was engaging in conversation with us throughout the drive to the Zoo, enlightening us with cultural and historical facts and events. He was very personable and even treated us with Pavlova desert once he learned that we did not have a chance to try it previously. Steve provided us with suggestions how to organize our time in the Zoo to make the most out of the experience there. He picked us up from the Zoo on time and again kept us entertained on our way back to the hotel. It happen to be my birthday and I wanted to personally thank Steve again making it so memorable. I would highly recommend both Steve and your company to all interested, you would not regret it.

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

This was the most fantastic zoo I’ve ever been too. It is so clean and the animals seem so well cared for. Steve would be proud that his legacy lives on. I’ve always wanted to hold a koala. I cried that I finally got the opportunity. If you love koalas as much as I do, this is the place to be. Thank you for making my dreams come true.

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.

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