Brisbane, South Bank, Fortitude Valley, West End, New Farm, Portside Wharf, King George Square, Kangaroo Point and "The Gabba". Self-Drive Tour with Hotel Car Hire (unlimited kms) Bonus Vouchers. Departs from Brisbane. Themes include: Queensland, Departs from Brisbane, Fly-Drive Car, Returns from Brisbane. + Show more
3 days Car Hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance
3 nights good standard Brisbane hotel (luxury upgrades available)
Queensland Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants & attractions)
Relax all the hard work has been taken out of your Self-Drive Holiday. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and the security of this popular DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Itinerary.
Mount Coot-tha Wheel of BrisbaneGlasshouse Mountains National ParkCrocodile Hunter's Australian ZooLamington National ParkDreamworldSea WorldWarner Bros. Movie WorldWet 'n WildWater WorldThe Gabba
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Sitting pretty on Moreton Bay, on the banks of the Brisbane River, watched over by Mt Coot-tha and the Taylor Range, historic, subtropical Brisbane is the perfect hub to enjoy excellent examples of elegant colonial architecture, lush tropical gardens, chic cafes, restaurants, boutiques and malls or to visit a wildlife park to meet the fauna and flora of Australia; grab some culture at a great museum or gallery, bathe on a riverside beach, visit vibrant markets, see the high rollers at a casino; maybe pop up to the Sunshine Coast for golf on a world famous course or down to the Gold Coast for some family fun at a theme park or to grab some waves at a brilliant surf beach.
South Bank (beautiful riverside swim lagoon, beach, parklands, cafes, restaurants, vibrant weekend Markets, cinemas, galleries), Wheel of Brisbane (great views from 60m above the river in a ferris wheel (enclosed gondola)), The Queensland Performing Arts Centre, The Queensland Conservatorium, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA international art exhibits), Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, State Library of Queensland, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane City Hall and King George Square (tour an historical landmark), New Farm Park (historic park, long avenue of jacaranda trees, rose gardens plus some 40,000 other plants, shady picnic areas), Museum of Brisbane (local art exhibition, history of city), St Stephen's Cathedral (neo-Gothic), St John's Cathedral (Gothic revival), St Stephen's Chapel (oldest church in Queensland), Albert St Uniting Church (highly decorative white stone and red brick), Alma Park Zoo, the Commissariat Store (historic building, exhibitions on Brisbane history), Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (first and biggest koala sanctuary in the world, some 130 koalas, hand feed kangaroos, cuddle a koala), City Botanic Gardens (learn history of the gardens and the city), Parliament House, Old Government House (mid 1800's historical, elegant buildings), Old Windmill (1828, oldest building in Brisbane), Mt Coot-tha, (was Country of the Turrbal Aboriginal people and means 'Place of Honey', scenic drive, heavily afforested Mount Coot-tha Reserve, walking tracks, picnic facilities, amazing panoramic vistas from peak over Brisbane and area), Manly Boat Harbour (gateway to the Moreton Bay Marine Park, pristine islands and waterways), Manly Harbour Village (overlooking marina, cafes, restaurants, shops), Maritime Museum (Queensland's maritime history exhibitions; historic WWII warship, the HMAS Diamantina and other vessels, dry dock), Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium (space and astronomy displays, mini theatre, Cosmic Skydome, space and astronomy programmes, a "live" segment of the current sky at night in Brisbane, shop for astronomical/science merchandise, free parking, cafe and restaurant), urban villages; Gentrified Fortitude Valley (vibrant, bohemian, weekend markets, funky boutiques, tree-lined Brunswick Mall, nightlife), New Farm (trendy, shopping, New Farm Park ,Powerhouse Arts Centre), Bretts Wharf (historic pelican lined river wharf),Chinatown (food, shops), Sunnybank, (outer suburb, authentic Asian food).
North of Brisbane: See the Glass House Mountains National Park (scenic mountain drive, lookouts, Mt. Beerwah, macadamia nuts and homemade jams), Beerwah, Australia Zoo (the iconic 'Crocodile Hunter', Steve Irwin family's owned), Eumundi (famous quirky pub and markets, Weds. and Sats), Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Blackall Ranges, (galleries, crafts, cafes, scenic views and bushwalks),Maleny, Montville, Flaxton, Mapleton, Sunshine Coast (beaches, cafes, restaurants, upmarket boutiques and shops); Noosaville, Noosa Heads, Coolum (beautiful lakeside world famous golf course owned by billionaire Clive Palmer, resorts, beaches), Redcliffe peninsula (friendly township, beaches, shops cafes)
South of Brisbane: Hit the Pacific Motorway southbound to all the fun of the Gold Coast lifestyle of sun, sea and me or to the Lamington National Park, the Springbrook National Park or to the Gold Coast Hinterland; Beenleigh (famous rum distillery to tour and taste), Ormeau, Pimpama, Coomera, Oxenford, Sanctuary Cove, Helensvale, experience the man made thrills of the theme parks: Dreamworld, Big Brother House, Sea World, Movie World, Wet'n'Wild, Water World, hit the beaches; Broad Beach (chic cafes, boutiques, fine sandy beach), Southport (beach, shops), Main Beach (helicopter tours, skydiving, jet boating or cruising, great surf beach, and top marque luxury and home to the opulent Palazzo Versace and a backdrop of natural bush, whale watching in season), Surfers Paradise (the real main beach for brash tourist attractions and all the GC glitz and glamour), Miami and Mermaid Beach (beaches, with restaurants), Burleigh Heads (great surfers and families beach, fancy dining Currumbin, Currumbin Wildlife Park (koalas, kangaroos, snakes, birds, crocodiles), Palm Beach (beach residential area), Tugun and Bilinga - Kirra, Coolangatta and Tweed Head (famed Sunday Sessions on NSW border, popular beaches, entertainment),or take in some natural beauty; Gold Coast Hinterland; Tamborine Mountain (distillery, hand crafted goodies, chockies jams and fudge,) Springbrook National Park (ancient, volcanic remnant shield Springbrook Plateau, Purling Brook Falls, panoramic coastal vistas from Canyon Lookout, gorges, waterfalls, caves, and wildlife), Canungra (horse rides vineyards,), Lamington National Park (tree top canopy walk, bush walking), Tropical Fruit World (tour, shows, tastings in fruit plantation orchard).