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Hug the majestic Glass House Mountains as you drive north in a comfortable coach. Pass the idyllic Noosa River and arrive at beautiful Rainbow Beach, whose vibrant colors come from the area’s rich mineral content. After relaxing on the beach, wander through the local shops before boarding your ferry to Fraser Island.
Reach the island and hop aboard your 4x4 for a ride along 75 Mile Beach’s vast expanses of white sand. Continue driving to Eli Creek—the largest creek on the east coast of the island—to see the infamous Maheno shipwreck site.
Finish your day with a visit to Lake Wabby—where you might find sea turtles swimming in emerald-green waters—and a buffet dinner at your resort.
Join a guided walking tour through the island’s rainforest and head to the calm waters of Lake McKenzie for an afternoon of swimming and snorkeling.
Enjoy a refreshing picnic lunch before continuing your tour of the island’s vegetation where you can see the giant shadow of a king fern, the imposing height of ancient satinay forests, and the serene gurgling of Wanggoolba Creek. Your adventure concludes with a drive back to the jetty, a ferry ride to Noosa, and an afternoon departure to your starting point. Read More close
Drive north in a comfortable coach and stop at beautiful Rainbow Beach, which gets its many colors from the area's rich minerals. After relaxing on the beach, board a ferry to Fraser Island and upon arrival, hop on your 4x4 for a ride along the majestic 75 Mile Beach with vast expanses of white sand.
Continue to Central Station Rainforest and join a guided walking tour through the stunning Pine Valley, seeing Wanggoolba Creek and the ancient satinay forest. Later, swim in the clear blue waters of Lake McKenzie before settling in for the night at your resort.
Zigzag across sand dunes and mountains to Eli Creek—the largest creek on the east coast of the island—to see the infamous Maheno shipwreck. After a fresh picnic lunch, visit Indian Head lookout for panoramic views of the island and watch for turtles, sharks, dolphins, and humpback whales.
At Kingfisher Bay Resort spend the evening relaxing at the pools, spa, or bar. If you’re feeling adventurous, explore the great bushwalks and go bird watching on a ranger-guided tour.
Travel inland to emerald Lake Wabby for a swim before riding your 4x4 past Eurong Beach Resort and Govi Creek for great photo opportunities. Your adventure concludes with a drive back to the jetty, a ferry ride to Noosa, and an afternoon departure to your meeting point. Read More close
Make your way to the Riverlife Adventure Centre and get acquainted with your experienced instructor. Listen to a safety briefing, learn the proper techniques of abseiling, and get equipped with a helmet, harness, rope, and gloves, preparing you for your adventure.
After a transfer to the top of Kangaroo Point Cliffs, marvel at the awe-inspiring views of Brisbane's main attractions and the scenic Brisbane River. Watch as your guide demonstrates the correct techniques of abseiling, including belaying. Then it's your turn to test your skills and abseil down this 66-foot (20-m) tall cliff, enjoying the thrill of sailing down its rocky surface. Read More close
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Make your way to Riverlife Adventure Centre and get acquainted with your experienced instructor. Upon arrival at Kangaroo Point, your kayaking guru provides you with basic kayaking tips and safety information.
Then leave the mainland behind and set off with your guide to experience the city from a unique angle. Depending on the tide, have the chance to see Brisbane's prominent areas and landmarks, such as the beautiful Brisbane Botanic Gardens, the historic Queensland Maritime Museum, and the quaint South Bank Parklands.
Next, paddle all the way up and under the iconic Story Bridge, connecting the northern and southern suburbs of Brisbane to idyllic Mowbray Park. Afterward, kayak back to the Kangaroo Point pier. Read More close
Make your way to Riverlife Adventure Centre and get acquainted with your experienced instructor. Upon arrival at Kangaroo Point, your kayaking guru provides you with basic tips and safety information.
Then leave the mainland behind and set off with your guide, passing by the dazzling South Bank promenade. Admire Brisbane's stunning skyline along Brisbane River and spot iconic landmarks that dot the vibrant city.
Next, paddle all the way up and under the glittering Story Bridge, which boasts a spectacular display of colored lights. Afterward, kayak back to the Kangaroo Point pier, where you dine on a selection of fresh king prawns or barbecue (depending on day), including soft drinks, iced water, Australian beer, and wine at a riverside marquee.
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After a brief orientation to get you acquainted with your Segway, hit the streets to cruise past the spectacular views of the Story Bridge and the Brisbane River. Get a look at the waterfront and the bustling central business district, using the Segway's incredible maneuverability to roll right up to the best viewpoints around.
With qualified and experienced instructors to guide your adventure, you can get the most out of your time on the town. No experience is necessary, as each session includes a full instruction briefing on safety and the proper use of your equipment. Read More close
From your departure point at Brisbane or the Gold Coast, make your way north in a comfortable coach, taking in views of the ocean to the east or the vegetation-dusted peaks of the Glass House Mountains to the west.
Upon arrival, hop aboard 4-wheel drive off road vehicles for a guided adventure drive along the stunning white sands of 75 Mile Beach.
Break for a delicious picnic lunch before heading to idyllic Lake McKenzie. Along the way, hike through verdant rainforests protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the lake, don’t miss the opportunity to dive into the azure water for a swim or snorkel. Afterward, join a guided walking tour on the nature track and marvel at the sights of interesting natural features like giant King Fern. End your exploration by boarding your ferry for a final jaunt back to the mainland. Read More close
Make your way to the meeting point for a transfer to Port of Brisbane, where your luxury catamaran awaits. Onboard, receive a warm welcome from the friendly crew members. Then leave the mainland behind you, cruise along the Brisbane River, and if you're lucky, spot dolphins, whales, dugongs, and turtles.
As you get closer to Moreton Island, marvel at the picturesque views of the Tangalooma Wrecks, a famous dive and snorkel site. Upon arrival, hop aboard your 4x4 and drive along the beach of the world's third largest sand island. Here, try out sandboarding and zigzag your way down the highest sand hill in the world, Mount Tempest, before visiting Blue Lagoon for a snorkel in its exquisite azure water.
After a delicious picnic lunch overlooking the golden beach, admire breathtaking views of Flinders Reef atop the historic Cape Moreton Lighthouse. Then swim in the Champagne Pools and laze on the white sands of Honeymoon Bay. Enjoy sweeping views of the coastline and the famous Tangalooma Wrecks before returning by cruise. Read More close
Meet your guide at Mount Ngungun, which rises to a height of 830 feet (253 m) with a flat-topped summit, where you can prepare for your adventure. Get familiar with your equipment, go over some techniques with your skilled guides, and then learn to master both the available abseiling routes: the smaller 65-foot (20-m) cliff face and a 164-foot (50-m) abseil.
Unlike some extreme activities where you only get one turn, abseiling lets you take the challenge as many times as you like within the allotted time. Learn to scale the mountainside like an old hand, and get a unique perspective of the beautiful country. Read More close
Meet your guide at Mount Ngungun, with a a flat-topped 830-foot (253-m) peak that forms the setting for your adventure. Go over the basics of rock climbing with your guide, take a walk up to the summit, choose your path, and start climbing.
Throughout your time on the mountainside, you can take on the climb as often as you like within the allotted time. Feel the adrenaline and the sense of accomplishment for yourself as you scale the mountain, and look down at the surrounding scenery from the summit. Read More close
Meet your professional guide who can provide expert rock climbing instruction as you conquer the various climbs set up for you. Whether you are just a beginner of an expert wanting to test your limits Kangaroo Point can provide a challenge for all. Let your guide know about your rock climbing experience, test those limits and reach new heights to enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the Brisbane River and city’s vast skyline.
After you have met your guide at the bottom of the cliff, you will run through a safety induction and then let the climbing begin! Nothing beats the feeling when you've managed to get to the top of the climb. Read More close
The Segway's maneuverability, intuitive controls, and precise deceleration make for a cutting-edge vehicle that can carry you through the streets with ease. Roll past Story Bridge, the South Bank ferry wharf, the City Botanic Gardens, and the Brisbane River, and head up the bustling thoroughfare of Edward Street for a look at the landmarks that make up the heart of the city.
With qualified and experienced instructors to guide your adventure, you can get the most out of your time on the town. No experience is necessary, as each session includes a full briefing on safety and the proper use of your equipment. Read More close
Make your way to beautiful Sandgate Beach and get acquainted with your experienced instructor. Before your ocean adventure begins, join a small-group session and listen as your skilled instructor provides you with basic surfing instruction and safety information, including facts about waves and etiquette.
Over the course of your coaching session, learn to ride waves by holding on to your kite and making forehand and backhand turns. Later, take the chance to practice your new found skills. With the help of your instructor, make huge strides in a short amount of time. Read More close
Hop aboard a luxury vessel and cruise in comfort around Moreton Bay's beautiful waterways on your way to Moreton Island. On arrival, your adventure starts immediately. Jump into a 4-wheel-drive vehicle and ride off the ferry directly onto the beach. Moreton Island consists of 98 percent protected national park land, and it is the world's third-largest sand island.
The location becomes your playground, as you travel along Middle Road. Take the scenic route past forests full of eucalyptus and 250-year-old trees on your way to the desert. Here, brave the giant sand dunes as you sand board and toboggan, reaching speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (50 km/h). After working up an appetite, enjoy a fresh picnic lunch prepared by your friendly guide.
Once lunch is finished, hop back on your vehicle and head to your next activity. Reach the Tangalooma Shipwrecks, 15 wrecked vessels located just 160 feet (50 m) off the beach. Snorkel here, among Queensland's most diverse marine creatures, including a wide range of life like parrotfish, wobbegong, and clownfish. Read More close
Depart from Brisbane's Holt Street Wharf on a luxury catamaran and cruise toward the pristine beaches of Moreton Island. Here you have full day of fun in the sun. Mix up your time with stand-up paddle boarding, outrigger canoeing, or even a fish-feeding tour and sightseeing cruise.
Choose 3 or 4 of the following activities on Moreton Island:
- Beach Segway instruction and tour
- Stand-up paddle boarding
- Guided snorkel at the Tangalooma Wrecks
- Catamaran lesson and sailing
- Banana boat ride
- Outrigger canoeing
- Fish-feeding tour and sightseeing cruise
- 1-hour motorboat rental
- 3-hour kayak, snorkel gear, and wetsuit rental
- Full-day fishing rod rental
And after a full day of adventure, sit back and relax on a spacious catamaran that takes you back to the Holt Street Wharf.
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A quick orientation gets you ready to glide around Brisbane on a smooth, easy-to-handle Segway. Cruise past the Story Bridge for some spectacular views of the Brisbane River, South Bank, the City Botanic Gardens, and Kangaroo Point. See how each place embraces the nightlife once the sun goes down as the Segway takes you on a 2-wheeled adventure.
Along the way, an experienced guide lets you in on the town's unique sights and secrets to really give you a feel for the city. With no experience necessary, the Segway gives you a great opportunity to see what Brisbane has to offer. Read More close
After morning pickup from your hotel in your 4x4 vehicle, make your way to Redland Bay to board your ferry. Breathe in the fresh sea air and take in the spectacular setting of Moreton Bay. If you're lucky, spot whales, dugongs, and dolphins.
Upon your arrival at North Stradbroke, drive along 18 Mile Swamp, a gorgeous wetland of water lilies and spring-fed lakes, home to an abundance of bird life. From there, continue your tour to the picturesque Main Beach, a prime whale-watching spot from July to November.
Afterward, join a guided walking tour of North Gorge Walk and marvel at the sights of distinctive flora and fauna. Then head to Flinders Beach, where you can swim in the exquisite, azure water or try your hand at fishing. Once you've worked up an appetite, relish a delicious barbecue lunch and take time to laze on the white sands.
At the end of your day, ride past a forest of cypress pines back to the paved road. Finish at the pier, where you board a transfer back to your hotel. Read More close
Make your way to beautiful Sandgate Beach and get acquainted with your experienced instructor before getting started. Then join a small-group session for a thorough briefing on surfing fundamentals, secrets, safety tips, and etiquette.
Next, put your theoretical knowledge to the test and learn basic surfing skills, such as forehand and backhand turns, as well as paddling. Read More close
Make your way to the Riverlife Adventure Centre and get acquainted with your experienced instructor. Listen to a safety briefing, learn proper rock climbing techniques, and get geared up with a helmet, harness, and rope. Once you're prepared for your adventure, it's time to take to the rock face.
Watch your guide demonstrate the basics of belaying, rappelling, and setting anchors before taking on the challenge yourself. Climb the lit-up weathered walls, which reach 66 feet (20 m), on a route especially suited to your skill level.
Once you reach the peak, marvel at the awe-inspiring views of Brisbane's main attractions and the scenic Brisbane River down below before being transferred back to the starting point. Read More close
With challenges that fit any skill level, this course can show you what a Segway is really capable of. After some brief instructions and a safety lesson, try weaving around the cones, jump the speed bump, and master the terrain like a legend.
Designed to take you places that a car or bicycle can't, the self-balancing Segway is a perfect platform to try a few tricks. Check out its incredible maneuverability, control, and precise deceleration as you glide, spin and twist around the course. Read More close
Begin your eco-experience with a delightful visit to the spectacular formation known as the Natural Arch. Pass through this incredible structure best described as unique combination of waterfall and cave.
The tour continues as you take a 2. 5-mile (4-km) circuit, where you journey under dazzling waterfalls and marvel at vast, subtropical rainforest areas rarely seen by the general public. Deep within the rainforest you're treated to a delicious picnic lunch. Then visit the aptly named Best Of All Lookout, where you can enjoy panoramic views all the way from Byron Bay to Moreton Bay. From this point you can also spot native wildlife like wallabies and birds in their natural habitat.
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In the morning, travel to the beautiful white sand of Sandgate Beach. Join your small group and listen as your skilled instructor provides you with ocean facts and basic surf awareness. Once you collect your surfboard and put on your wetsuit, follow your expert guide through a basic warmup and a sand session that covers the fundamentals of surfing.
Next, put your theoretical knowledge to the test and learn basic surfing skills, such as forehand and backhand turns and paddling. Your instructor takes you into the water and helps you surf your first waves. Over the course of your coaching session, learn to catch and stand up to unbroken waves. Leave feeling confident in your newly acquired paddleboard surfing skills. Read More close
Make your way to the Story Bridge Adventure Climb Center and get acquainted with your experienced instructor. Listen to a safety briefing, learn the proper techniques of climbing, and get equipped with a helmet, harness, and rope before your adventure.
Watch as your guide teaches you the basics of belaying and rappelling before taking up these challenges yourself. Experience climbing the 262-foot (80-m) steel bridge and marvel at the spectacular views of Brisbane's skyline, Glasshouse Mountains, Lamington National Park, Moreton Bay Islands, and Mt. Coot-tha.
If you're feeling adventurous, enhance your experience by abseiling the bridge. See the glistening cityscape while attached to the side of it for a thrilling, yet well-supervised, vertical descent. When you're finished, you even have the opportunity to purchase professional photos or a DVD to commemorate your journey.
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With unparalleled views, Kangaroo Point's urban cliff face offers a unique abseiling—also known as rappelling—adventure for beginners as well as experienced climbers. As you embark on the mentally and physically rewarding challenge, watch the sky change colors from one of the best vantage points in Brisbane and see the beautiful city skyline light up as the sun goes down.
Unlike other extreme activities where you only get one try, this activity allows you to attempt the challenge as many times as possible during this session. Abseiling is fun, easy, and relaxing, but it's not a natural thing to do and skilled guides help you become relaxed and get familiar with the equipment, safety requirements, and safe rappelling techniques. Read More close
Depart from Brisbane Holt Street Wharf and cruise over to Tangalooma Resort on Moreton Island. Arrive at the island and enjoy a variety of water and land activities. Feel the thrills as you ride the dunes on a sand toboggan that speeds up to 25 miles per hour (40 km/h).
Alternatively, relax on the beach and soak up some sun or enjoy some free time to explore the island on your own. After working up an appetite, grab some lunch on the island. Then venture off on a 4-wheel drive desert safari.
A highlight of your visit is hand feeding a pod of wild dolphins at dusk. Watch them speed to shore; see how they play together. Then it's your turn to feed them. After a full day of adventure, board the cruise back to Brisbane.
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