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Brisbane & the Glass House Mountains


Explore the sun-soaked capital of Queensland and beyond.

4 Days
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With year round warm weather, a flourishing arts and culinary scene, some of the best boutiques in the Sunshine State and plenty of outdoor space, what's not to love about Brisbane!

Only an hour north of Brisbane you will find the beautiful Glass House Mountains. If you're feeling energetic there are many great hiking routes available, otherwise, just enjoy the spectacular views from one of the lookouts.

If Brisbane isn't already on your Australia must visit list it should be!

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore South Bank's outdoor gardens, beach and riverside restaurants with views overlooking the CBD
  • Feast at Eat Street Northshore or wine and dine at Howard Smith Wharves
  • Shop the markets and designer boutiques
  • Get to know Australia’s native wildlife at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Admire the magnificent views of the CBD from Mount Coot-tha
  • Explore the rugged volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • FOODCoffee/ Snack : Morning After.
      Morning After., Cambridge Street, West End QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYExplore West End neighbourhood
      Jane Street, West End QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYStroll around South Bank
      South Bank, South Brisbane QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYKangaroo Point lookout (views)
      Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, River Terrace, Kangaroo Point QLD, Australia
    • TRAVELCityHopper Ferry - Maritime Museum Ferry Terminal to Riverside Ferry Terminal (see notes)
    • ACTIVITYQueen Street Mall (shopping)
      Queen Street Mall, Queen Street, Brisbane City QLD, Australia
    • FOODDrink : Howard Smith Wharves
      Howard Smith Wharves, Boundary Street, Brisbane City QLD, Australia
    • OTHERFortitude Valley (food and night life)
      Fortitude Valley QLD, Australia
  • Day 2

    • FOODCoffee/ Snack : Jocelyn's Provisions
      Jocelyn's Provisions, James Street, Fortitude Valley QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYStroll around James Street precinct
      James Street, New Farm QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYNew Farm Park
      New Farm Park, New Farm QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYBrisbane Powerhouse (art & cultural hub)
      Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm QLD, Australia
    • OTHEREat/drink/shop at Eat Street Northshore (see notes)
      Eat Street Northshore, MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton QLD, Australia
  • Day 3

    • FOODCoffee/ Snack : Paddington Social
      Paddington Social, Given Terrace, Paddington QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYMount Coot-tha Lookout (views)
      Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mount Coot-Tha QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYLone Pine Koala Sanctuary
      Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket QLD, Australia
  • Day 4

    • TRAVELDrive to Glasshouse Mountains Lookout Cafe
      Glasshouse Mountains Lookout Cafe, Glass House Woodford Road, Glass House Mountains QLD, Australia
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack : The Lookout Cafe
      Glasshouse Mountains Lookout Cafe, Glass House Woodford Road, Glass House Mountains QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYGlass House Mountains Lookout (views)
      Glass House Mountains Lookout, Glass House Woodford Road, Beerburrum QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYHike - Tibrogargan trailhead, Tibrogargan circuit (see notes)
      Tibrogargan circuit, Barrs Road, Glass House Mountains QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYWild Horse Mountain Scenic Lookout (views)
      Wild Horse Mountain Scenic Lookout, Glass House Mountains Rd, Coochin Creek QLD, Australia
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack : Monica's Cafe
      Monica's Cafe, Maple Street, Maleny QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYExplore Maleny main street
      Maleny QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYObi Obi Boardwalk
      Obi Obi Boardwalk, Bunya Street, Maleny QLD, Australia
    • ACTIVITYGerrards Lookout (views)
      Gerrards Lookout, Maleny-Montville Rd, Maleny QLD, Australia