Discover the state capital of Queensland, Brisbane, on your Australian adventure, the perfect city to contrast with the wonders of nature that await you further north.

Sandwiched by the Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north, Brisbane is the slick, sophisticated capital of Queensland and a destination in its own right.

Close to beaches, ancient protected forests and pristine coral islands, Brisbane boasts all the benefits of a modern city yet is surrounded by a natural wonderland.

Brisbane’s location makes it a great base for exploring east coast Australia. Sitting on the Brisbane River, which winds its way through the city, there are numerous top hotels that place you right in the heart of its finest attractions.

The river and its banks provide plenty to inspire, with the South Bank’s cultural institutions and eateries, riverside gardens, Southbank water park and even journeys down the river itself on a paddle steamer or cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Sights not to miss are the incredible botanic gardens, the look-out at Mount Coot-tha, a visit to Lamington National Park, a stay overnight on Moreton Island or North/South Stradbroke Island, taking a craft beer tour and browsing the market in Stanley Street Plaza.

Your Travel Specialist can inspire you further, or you could take a closer look at the other destinations close to Queensland, which we can include in your bespoke itinerary.

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It’s a modern, slick affair with perhaps the best rooftop bar in Queensland’s capital, perched upon the 21st floor with an expansive infinity pool that gazes out over the silvery skyscrapers, Brisbane River and parklands of South Bank. Every detail has been carefully thought through here, from the warm service to hi-tech rooms, and from the steam room and sauna to an array of sophisticated loung...

Discover Queensland Coastal Drive

Discover Queensland Coastal Drive

+1 others
18 nights from £3,445 per person
Itinerary Highlights
  • Explore the world's largest sand island by 4WD on a two night Fraser Island adventure
  • Snorkel over the Great Barrier Reef directly from the beach at Heron Island
  • Sail through Whitsundays, 74 rainforest clad islands off the coast of Airlie Beach
  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Tropical North Queensland on a 4WD rainforest adventure
Discover Sydney to Brisbane Coastal Drive

Discover Sydney to Brisbane Coastal Drive

New South Wales
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12 nights from £2,585 per person
Itinerary Highlights
  • Visit some of Sydney's highlights including The Rocks, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach
  • Explore the beauty and attractions along this beautiful coastline at your own pace
  • Relax for a few nights in this delightful and laid back, beach side resort

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