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Our most recommended Brisbane Viewing Points

Moreton Island: Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise Adventure

1. Moreton Island: Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise Adventure

Meet the skipper and crew at the Rivergate Marina Brisbane where you’ll be welcomed on board your vessel to begin a 1-day Moreton Island adventure! The modern, purpose-built whale and dolphin-friendly vessels feature large viewing decks, guaranteeing all guests a rail-side position on this ultimate marine discovery cruise. Visit the magical world of the Moreton Bay Marine Park, home to bottlenose dolphins, dugongs and giant loggerhead turtles. The park is also home to humpback whale between June and October. A marine naturalist on board will provide insightful commentary, blending aspects of marine mammal behavior with the interesting history of the Moreton Bay islands. You’ll enjoy a guided snorkeling tour around the 14 scuttled ships of the Tangalooma Wrecks as well. There is a kiosk on board where you can purchase additional snacks and drinks, and there is also a licensed bar.

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Brisbane: Story Bridge Adventure Climb

2. Brisbane: Story Bridge Adventure Climb

The Story Bridge Climb provides the best 360-degree panoramic view of Brisbane city from the heart and soul of Brisbane’s most iconic landmark – the Story Bridge. Your adventure begins at base camp, directly under the Story Bridge itself. After a quick pre-climb brief, you’ll depart the base and ascend a spiral staircase that leads to the start of the suspended walkway directly beneath the Bradfield Highway (Brisbane's shortest highway). You’ll start your journey along the suspended walkway to the base of the southern pylon, learning about the colorful history of the Story Bridge and Brisbane as you go. From here - it’s climb time! Start to venture up through the inner Eastern bridge arm, climbing level with one of Brisbane’s busiest commute points, and then ascending straight up the south-eastern cantilever arm that stretches over the Brisbane River and reaches up into the sky. Before you know it you’re celebrating with your climb group on the summit platform, where you’ll get your bearings and hear some fun facts about the amazing 360 panoramic view before you. See Brisbane and its surroundings, including the Glass House Mountains, Moreton Bay, and the Scenic Rim. Venturing further along you’ll explore the bridge from a different angle, traveling approximately halfway across the river below before returning to the top platform for a final climb group photo before your descent back to base camp. Every climb to the top includes a group photograph, with additional individual photographs available for purchase afterwards - once your adrenaline has calmed down! See the glittering nighttime lights of Brisbane below - a unique vantage point for such a view with twilight option.

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Brisbane: 1.5 Hour River Sunset Cruise

3. Brisbane: 1.5 Hour River Sunset Cruise

Board your boat for the evening at 5:45 PM and set off along the scenic Brisbane River at 6:00 PM. Purchase a drink from the onboard bar, then sit back and relax as you gaze at the city skyline. Gently cruise along the river, admiring the many bridges along the way, including the impressive Story Bridge. Marvel at the beautiful Kangaroo Cliffs, and watch the city be transformed with color as it lights up at night. Along the way, listen to relaxing music, take in the sights of the city, and soak up the memories of this unforgettable experience. The cruise ends at 7:30 PM, back at the dock.

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Brisbane: Whale Watching Cruise with Gourmet Lunch

4. Brisbane: Whale Watching Cruise with Gourmet Lunch

See the amazing humpback whale and enjoy an onboard gourmet lunch on this exciting, 5-hour whale watching cruise near Brisbane. Marvel at the magnificent humpback whale in one of the world’s best whale watching destinations, Moreton Bay. Enjoy a gourmet lunch aboard the Eye-Spy catamaran whilst watching the whales - an experience you're unlikely to forget in a hurry!

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Best of Brisbane: Night or Day Segway Adventure Tour

5. Best of Brisbane: Night or Day Segway Adventure Tour

Meet your friendly guide who will first check you in, fit your helmet and deliver the all-important safety brief. Segways are very easy to learn how to ride, you don’t have to balance, the segway balances you. After 15 minutes of fun training on how to safely operate the Segway, you’ll explore Brisbane with your friendly tour guide. You will zoom past the wildlife, birds, beautiful gardens and iconic landmarks of Brisbane. The friendly, local guide will help you get to know the real Brisbane. See iconic Brisbane sights such as The Story Bridge, Eagle Street Pier, City Botanical Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kurilpa Bridge, South Bank Parklands and the Goodwill Bridge. There will be times for your tour guides to snap photos of you as you enjoy the tour. 

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From Gold Coast: North Stradbroke Island Sunset Tour

6. From Gold Coast: North Stradbroke Island Sunset Tour

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 Gold Coast at 8:30 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 Gold Coast is about 7:30 PM. See less

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Brisbane: Abseiling at Kangaroo Point Cliffs

7. Brisbane: Abseiling at Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Step off the edge of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs into a vertical world. As you wait in anticipation to hear your name being called for abseiling Kangaroo Point Cliffs, stand back and enjoy the uninterrupted views of Brisbane and watch the City Cat ferries, boats, and kayakers skim across the meandering river. You are in control as you descend down the cliffs, going as slow or as fast as you like using the rope at your side. Each session includes full instruction, a safety briefing, and equipment. Your friendly instructor will also be at the top of the cliffs holding a safety line to guide and encourage you the whole way down.

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Brisbane: Illuminated River Night Kayak Tour

8. Brisbane: Illuminated River Night Kayak Tour

Discover the city of Brisbane from the water with a river kayaking tour, either if you are a first-timer or an experienced kayaker. Get to grips with your kayak with a full introduction by staff before heading out onto the water with your guide. Explore the city for 1.5 hours with a local guide leading the way down the Brisbane River. Pilot your own kayak and paddle your way past landmarks such as the Story Bridge or South Bank while listening to all sorts of anecdotes about the city. With all equipment included, all you will need to worry about is taking in the sights and enjoying this epic night kayaking adventure with your group!

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From Brisbane: Bribie Island 4WD Nature Adventure

9. From Brisbane: Bribie Island 4WD Nature Adventure

Your guide begins the adventure by letting the tires down on the 4WD and hitting the surf beach. Make your way towards Fort Bribie WWII Bunkers along the sand. Stop to view wildlife and the various lagoons along the way. After an informative, historical tour of the WWII bunkers, this is when the real adventure begins! The scenery changes from rugged Australian bush to open forests, swampy wetlands and dirt roads, all in the blink of an eye as you head inland and hit the 4WD tracks of the Bribie Island National Park. Following a stop for lunch, enjoy the opportunity to see local kangaroos, goannas and other wildlife at Poverty Creek. Next enjoy the serenity and the stunning views of The Glass House Mountains. After a picnic lunch and group photo in front of the Pumicestone Passage, continue along the 4WD track to White Patch.

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Brisbane: O'Reillys Tree Top Walk

10. Brisbane: O'Reillys Tree Top Walk

After being collected from your Brisbane CBD accommodation, you will depart for O'Reilley's. Once having arrived, you'll begin with a visit to the Gallery Walk Retail Precinct. From there you can do the famous O'Reillys tree top walk, and can also visit the Kamarun Lookout. You will see natural flora and fauna, which will allow you to really experience the feeling of a natural rainforest. You can feel free to add some stops along the way of your choosing, with your itinerary flexible according to your interests. At the conclusion of your experience, you can choose to be dropped off back at your accommodation or another location of your choosing.

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What people are saying about Brisbane

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 135 reviews

We had Rio as our tour guide and he was amazing. The tour was so worth it. Brown Lake is a natural delight, Cylinder beach is beautiful (I recommend BYO lunch as we had to wait a long time for our lunch here) and the walk at point lookout was fabulous. Highly recommend for an accesible and not exhausting day trip.

Would recommend the Story Bridge Adventure climb to any one. We found the climb easy with regular stops along the way for points of interest and photos. Our guide was very well versed and made everyone feel at ease and praised each one for achieving the climb. My husband is 78 and managed the climb very well.

It was an amazing experience.. Rio was very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating... although all the locations were breathtaking, my favourite parts was the brown lake and the lookout point. The views were simply stunning!!! I'm so glad I took this tour

The captain of rhe vessel and all the crew were super helpful and friendly and got out of the way when it was time to relax and have fun.

Friendly, knowledgeable ultra safe guides. Great climb.