Destinations

AUSTRALIA ZOO

Australia Zoo, the home of the Crocodile Hunter, is located on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, just 45 minutes north of Brisbane on Steve Irwin Way.

MEET OUR AMAZING ANIMALS

Here at Australia Zoo we just love animals - from the tiniest lizard to the tallest giraffe! Australia Zoo is a great environment for our animals - it provides not only a haven for our collection of over one hundred different species including Steve's favourites the Crocodile, Tiger, and Cheetah, but is also a great platform for those same animals to act as ambassadors for their cousins in the wild. This gives Australia Zoo the ability to educate the world about animal conservation and to increase the chances of protecting all wildlife.

DAY PASS TICKETS: $59 Adults; $35 Children (3 – 14 years old)

WARNER BROS. MOVIE WORLD

Warner Bros. Movie World is a movie studio theme park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Its theme is based on the Warner Bros. film studio and related DC Comics properties.

WET'N'WILD GOLD COAST

Water Park

Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast is a water park situated in Oxenford, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, owned and operated by Village Roadshow Theme Parks. In 2009, the park received 1,095,000 visitors ranking it first in Australia and eighth in the world. Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast is located adjacent to Warner Bros. Movie World.

STORY BRIDGE ADVENTURE CLIMB

The Story Bridge is Brisbane’s most iconic structure and the best way to see Brisbane is by climbing it! Experience a unique perspective of the city and its surrounds, from the Glass House Mountains in the north to Moreton Bay in the east and stretching towards the Scenic Rim Mountains in the south, along with the best views of the Brisbane skyline and its surrounds. So, if you’re looking for Brisbane attractions, things to do in Brisbane, or what’s on Brisbane, look no further! As one of only 3 bridge climbs in the world, Story Bridge Adventure Climb offers an original adventure.

CAIRNS and FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

As the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, Cairns pulses with energy. More than 600 tours a day make the most of the year-round outdoor lifestyle while world-class sporting events and festivals embrace the cosmopolitan city's vibrant tropical culture.

Energised by nature, Cairns is the place to soak up the tropical lifestyle. Discover an exciting city that takes pride in its cultural heritage and where time seems to last a little longer. Swim at the Esplanade lagoon, sample local produce at a farmer's market, enjoy free entertainment, shop for a summer wardrobe or cruise around the marina.

Take a tip from the locals for a cool dip at a secluded freshwater swimming hole, jump on a bike for a sightseeing tour along the city's network of cycle paths, marvel at tropical plants in the Botanic Gardens, browse the galleries or catch an act in a unique rainforest venue.

The compact city is easy to get around and has the reef, rainforest and outback on its doorstep. With the Cairns International and Domestic airports only 10 minutes from the Central Business District, Cairns is the ideal entry point for a Tropical North Queensland adventure.

Travel from the city's Reef Fleet Terminal to the Great Barrier Reef and its islands, raft the white water rapids in the rainforest, step back in time with a train ride to Kuranda or treat your tastebuds to one of the many food and wine trails on the Atherton Tablelands.

Whether you want to flirt with adventure or be enchanted by exotic experiences, Cairns has it all.

FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

Stretching from Mission Beach in the south to the Torres Strait in the north, Tropical North Queensland is a rugged and remarkable region where the rainforest meets the reef. Explore the lush Wet Tropics, visit the ancient Daintree Rainforest or discover the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef

Home to two World Heritage-listed natural wonders and boasting a unique environment where Australia's largest rainforest, the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and Port Douglas are natural hotspots for tropical experiences and reef-based adventure. There’s enough reef, sun, and wildlife to keep you occupied for a lifetime.

  • Get a birds-eye view from a scenic helicopter flight and soar above the Daintree Rainforest and Ribbon Reefs before touching down on your very own sand cay on the outer-reef for a picnic lunch.
  • For the adventure of a lifetime, join a research expedition and swim with dwarf minke whales.
  • Go on a coral reef walkabout underwater and keep your hair dry! With tours available from Green Island and Moore Reef, it’s an amazing way to see coral creatures and marine life up close.
  • Take the plunge and learn to dive on the Great Barrier Reef. For the ultimate experience, combine your course with an all-inclusive liveaboard trip to the outer reefs and experience what rush hour traffic is like on the largest reef in the world.

The Wild North

For those who have already been there, done that and got the t-shirts, the reef’s Wild North offers endless opportunities to get in touch with your inner Bear Grylls.

  • Experience game fishing and discover the hidden cultural treasures of the Torres Strait Islands. The Great Barrier Reef off Cape York is also the place to be for truly amazing sport fishing, with northern bluefin tuna, dog-tooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, marlin, and huge Spanish mackerel up for grabs.
  • Feed the resident giant potato cods that weigh 150kg, witness a live shark feed on Osprey Reef or in the winter season watch pods of minke whales and dolphins as they frolic in the warm water.
  • Dive the world famous waters of the Cod Hole at Lizard Island and visit the remote Haggerstone Island, accessible only by air from a neighbouring Island.

GOLD COAST

It has set the scene for blockbuster movies and world-class surf events, so it’s no surprise Queensland’s most charismatic city has been drawing visitors for more than 50 years. The Gold Coast is a glitzy strip of high-rise hotels and expansive resorts set along more than a dozen golden sand beaches.

There’s something here for everyone, from dedicated surfers to easy-going families and sophisticated foodies. Just 30 minutes from the beach you’ll find a subtropical hinterland dotted with tumbling waterfalls, bushwalking trails and quaint villages.

Things to do on the Gold Coast

You could happily spend a week (or more) flopped by the pool, but there’s so much more to do on the Gold Coast.

LONGREACH AND OUTBACK QUEENSLAND

Enjoy wide open spaces and big skies in Outback Queensland, where you can follow in the tracks of dinosaurs, meet larger-than-life outback characters, cheer on a field of racing camels and sleep under a blanket of stars.

Things to Do in Outback Queensland
From World Heritage-listed fossil fields and one-of-a-kind museums to action-packed events, you’ll find something fascinating to do in Outback Queensland.

Year of the Outback
2019 marks The Year of Outback Tourism making it the perfect time to visit and attend one of the world-class events on offer. Experience Australia’s best live events in Queensland.

Dig up a dinosaur
Follow the dinosaur trail around Winton to see the world’s only site of a dinosaur stampede, and work on newly found dinosaur bones in a fossil lab.

Walk on the wing of a plane
Go behind the scenes and take a wing walk on a 747 in Longreach, birthplace of Qantas, and learn about Australia's heritage at the Stockman’s Hall of Fame.

See the sky on fire
The sunsets are bigger and better in the Outback – watch the sky light up from the top of Big Red, the highest dune in the Simpson Desert.

Take an outback road trip
Kick up some dust on a road trip along one of outback Queensland’s themed adventure drives or famous bush tracks and who knows the locals you'll meet.

Explore epic landscapes
It’s not all dust and dunes, Outback Queensland is home to national parks and gorges, too. Highlights include the sandstone-surrounded Lawn Hill Gorge in Boodjamulla National Park and its neighbouring Adels Grove campground.

SUNSHINE COAST

Just an hour’s drive from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is easily accessible and easy to navigate. Perfect for an action-packed holiday or quiet escape at any time of year. Discover vast beaches, a thriving food scene and many natural treasures in the surrounding hinterland.

The region does cover a large area and there is no doubt that you are going to want to explore whilst you are here. Hiring a car is a good option for those that want flexibility when travelling through the region and buses and tour companies can help you get around and see it all.

BRISBANE

Queensland’s buzzing riverside capital city is wedged between the ocean and rugged national parks. Brisbane is a cosmopolitan hub for arts, culture and dining but still retains a close connection with nature and a classic laid-back Queensland attitude. It’s also the gateway to the wonders of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane
Whether you want to catch an art exhibition, cool off in a rainforest waterhole or just sample some great Queensland food and wine, you can do it all in and around Brisbane.

Visit South Bank
Walk across the Victoria Bridge to discover Brisbane’s cultural heart, home to world-class museums, theatres and event spaces. Take me to South Bank.

Get lost in an ancient rainforest
It’s worth the one- to two-hour drive south-west of Brisbane to step foot in the vast, World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests. Popular hiking and camping spots include Main Range or Mount Barney national parks.

Cuddle a national icon
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, a 20-minute drive south-west of the city, is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, home to more than 130 of Australia’s cuddliest creatures.

Wine and dine
Eat and drink your way around the city at cool cafes, waterfront restaurants and rooftop bars.

Riverfire

Watch Brisbane ignite in all its glory from the best spot in town this September! Tucked away on the river’s edge underneath the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Riverlife is the perfect place, away from the crowds, to enjoy Brisbane come to life under the stars.

This exclusive Riverfire event boasts unobstructed views from the river’s edge, with spectacular food, drinks, and live entertainment to make this the ultimate Brisbane Riverfire 2019 experience. Our Pop-Up Food Stalls will satisfy your taste buds with signature dishes from our executive chef Join us at Riverlife for an explosive Riverfire event, away from the crowds, to enjoy Brisbane come to life under the stars. With this year’s Riverfire promising to be bigger and better than ever, don’t miss your chance to secure tickets. Click here to find out more about Riverfire 2019.