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Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Aaron Trait
Jondaryan Woolshed, Toowoomba | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Ben NottHikers in Rainforest, Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, Lamington National Park | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Murray Waite & Assoc.Couple on Citycat on Brisbane River | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Chris McLennanLuke's Bluff at O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse, Lamington National Park | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Murray Waite & Assoc.Learning to surf, First Point Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Darren JewFamily with kangaroo, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Paul GiggleDingo on the Beach at Fraser Island | Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland | Photo Credit: Lauren Bath

Brisbane, Rainforest, Sunshine & Gold Coasts, Fraser Island

4-Day Trips

Description

Queensland’s State Capital

The Brisbane region is among the world’s most desirable destinations offering visitors a range of stimulating and satisfying holiday experiences. As the capital of Australia’s second largest State, Brisbane combines the atmosphere of a friendly country town with the vitality of a modern, growing city. Brisbane sits on the banks of the meandering Brisbane River, some 21 kilometers from the waters of Moreton Bay, and lies just a few degrees south of the Tropic of Capricorn. Its home to Australia’s largest colony of Koalas (Lone Pine Sanctuary) and a major center of the arts and Alfresco cafes and restaurants. This semi tropical city is the gateway to some of Australia’s premier tourist resorts, tropical rainforest hinterland and important agricultural centers.

3-night Brisbane Packages – In each of the four selected packages you will discover Brisbane, the sunny, sophisticated capital city of Queensland and one of its many splendid rainforest, islands or coastal regions.  In addition to Brisbane, your choice to add one of (4) spectacular destinations to your itinerary.  You might fancy the magical World-Heritage listed Rainforest, resort glamour of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, the fast-track fun on the Gold Coast, or embrace nature on World-Heritage listed Fraser Island.

Brisbane & O'Reillys in the RainforestBrisbane & The Gold CoastBrisbane & The Sunshine CoastBrisbane & Fraser Island

Tucked into the serpentine bends of the Brisbane River, Queensland’s State Capital boasts a variety of attractions on its doorstep, from the glorious beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts to the hinterland with Mt Tamborine and Lamington National Park provides spectacular views, bushwalks and a forest hideaway just 30 minutes from the city.

Escape to a world of ancient forest, fresh mountain air, crystal clear creeks and breathtaking sunsets only a short drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Experience the magic of the subtropical rainforest with 160kms of walking trails, over 500 waterfalls and 250 species of unique Australian wildlife right outside your door.  Connect with nature at its best and each other. Admire the magnificent surrounds and breathtaking views of Lamington National Park while enjoying traditional Australian service, great food, O’Reilly’s wine and unique accommodation. The spacious location comprises 66 rainforest retreat accommodation rooms, free from distractions of televisions and telephones and 48 self-contained luxurious eco villas set within 20,000ha of rainforest.

At O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Villas and Lost World Spa, we promise you an unforgettable experience filled with lasting memories and a renewed appreciation of nature in Queensland’s best sub tropical rainforest on the Gold Coast.

Private car transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to view Australia’s unique wildlife including Koalas.    Hold a Koala anytime & hand feed kangaroos.
Morning coach transfer to O’Reilly’s Guest House in the beautiful Lamington National Park. The afternoon free to explore the walks; bird watch; or simply relax in this charming mountain retreat. Evening guided walk to see glow-worms and wildlife
Day at leisure to explore the rainforest, home to Antarctic beech trees more than 3000 years old, hundreds of waterfalls, and a profusion of native bird life. More than 87 miles of graded walking tracks make it easy for you to explore.
Return by coach to Brisbane.
3 nights (1 Brisbane, 2 O’Reilly’s Guest House) | Scheduled activities at O’Reilly’s | Arrival transfer | Brisbane City tour with Australian Woolshed | Return coach transfers Brisbane to O’Reilly’s in Lamington National Park.

 

Recommended Hotel Selections

Sofitel Brisbane Central– has a luxurious spa and an outdoor pool, positioned in the most central city location with direct access to the Central Station.
Royal on the Park – located a short pleasant stroll away from the shopping district, the exciting Queen Street Mall, restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment offerings.
O’Reilly’s Guesthouse Canopy Room or 2 bedroom Villa – only a short drive from the City or Gold Coast experience the magic of the subtropical rainforest and wildlife outside your door
Novotel Brisbane – in the heart of the city less than 10 minutes walk from Queen Street Mall and the Riverside boardwalk
O’Reilly’s Guesthouse Canopy Room – only a short drive from the City or Gold Coast experience the magic of the subtropical rainforest and wildlife outside your door
Hotel Ibis – conveniently located in the city center, within easy walking distance to the Queen Street Mall shopping precinct, Treasury Casino and South Bank Parkland
Hotel Grand Chancellor – located in the heart of Queensland’s sunniest capital city situated only a short stroll to the malls or to Southbank and Riverside boardwalk
O’Reilly’s Guesthouse Mountain Room – only a short drive from the City or Gold Coast experience the magic of the subtropical rainforest and wildlife outside your door

 

Low Season and High Season supplements will be quoted at time of booking. An extra night cost in Brisbane and/or O’Reilly’s available (price on request). Private car transfers or a rental car can be substituted between Brisbane and O’Reilly’s.

O’Reilly’s ‘Discovery Weeks’ are dotted throughout the seasons, giving guests the chance to search for mammals in January, learn to paint wildlife in watercolour from the Artist in Residence each May, or join in the signature event, Bird Week, each November – with a host of other events and special weeks in between.

Those who aren’t so interested in birds might prefer to spot mammals or go in search of frogs – and we have special weeks to cater for their interests – while experienced bushwalkers are always keen to take on the challenges of our ‘Off the Beaten Track’ program during August.

Whatever the season, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat serves up nature with a family hospitality, honed over 80 years in the business.

O’Reilly’s Discovery Weeks and seasonal activities are complemented by a daily Discovery Program, offering bushwalks, 4WD adventures, visits to spectacular lookouts, the famous Tree-Top Walk and the equally famous Flying Fox, nocturnal adventures to spot wildlife, not to mention the ‘Scrub Club’ just for kids.

The Gold Coast is a city of contrast, boasting 18 miles of golden, lifeguard patrolled, unpolluted beaches and the lush sub-tropical backdrop of the Gold Coast hinterland. This international resort city offers a multitude of accommodation, lifestyles, man-made and natural attractions, nightlife including the futuristic Jupiter’s Casino, restaurants, entertainment and shopping to cater for all tastes and budgets. With almost 300 days of sunshine every year, there is plenty to do.

Private car transfer to hotel. Afternoon coach tour includes the “River City” Highlights and a visit to the famous Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
Self drive to Gold Coast, Australia’s holiday playground – 1 hour south of Brisbane. (Includes: Mid Size Automatic Rental Car, with unlimited miles & CDW insurance.)
Day at leisure on the Gold Coast to enjoy the beautiful beaches or the many attractions along this 18 mile stretch of coastline. We recommend a visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (optional) where you can get up-close and personal with Aussie Wildlife, the lorikeet feeding, try the Zip Line or green challenge ropes course or the evening Wild-night Adventure dinner & guided tour. (bookings recommended)
Return to Brisbane airport this morning, drop your rental car and connect with your onward flight.
3 nights (1 Brisbane, 2 Gold Coast) | Arrival transfer | Brisbane City Highlights tour including Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary  | 3 day car rental.

 

Recommended Hotel Selections

Sofitel Brisbane Central –  has a luxurious spa and an outdoor pool, positioned in the most central city location with direct access to the Central Station.
Royal on the Park – located a short pleasant stroll away from the shopping district, the exciting Queen Street Mall, restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment offerings.
Palazzo Versace Gold Coast – In a spectacular waterfront setting, every aspect of architecture, ambiance, furnishings and ornamentation reflects a level of opulence once confined to the grand hotels of Europe.
Novotel Brisbane – in the heart of the city less than 10 minutes walk from Queen Street Mall and the Riverside boardwalk
Mantra Sun City Surfers Paradise – located in the heart of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, offering high-rise accommodation featuring panoramic ocean and hinterland views.
Hotel Ibis – conveniently located in the city center, within easy walking distance to the Queen Street Mall shopping precinct, Treasury Casino and South Bank Parkland
Hotel Grand Chancellor – located in the heart of Queenslands sunniest capital city situated only a short stroll to the malls or to Southbank and Riverside boardwalk
Paradise Resort Gold Coast – four low rise accommodation wings offers a range of accommodation options to suit individuals, couples and families.

A region approximately 133 miles or a 1.5 hour drive north of Brisbane, Queensland. Famous for integrating the natural and built environments to provide visitors with the sense that they have arrived in paradise. Although this is not to say that modern amenities and top restaurants that the discerning traveler of today expects are absent from the equation!

Sun-drenched beaches, powder white sand, pristine waters and a water temperature that invites year round swimming is Noosa’s real drawcard. And when its combined with stunning, stylish architecture against a lush, green hinterland you know you have found the perfect setting for your vacation escape.

Noosa is at the northern end of Queensland’s sub-tropical Sunshine Coast and combines international sophistication with the laid back carefree ways of a small seaside town – population is only about 35,000. Hastings Street is the heart of the town and is Queensland’s best-known avenue with its tempting boutiques, restaurants,pavement bistros and beachfront north facing apartments. The perfect place to stay before you set out to explore all that is on offer in the Sunshine Coast!

Private car transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Cuddle a koala anytime, hand feed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings. Lone Pine is approximately a 15 minute drive from the Brisbane city center. Travel by Car, Taxi or Bus. Or take the Mirimar boat cruise – departs from the Cultural Centre Pontoon at 10:00am daily.
Self drive to Noosa, The Pride of The Sunshine Coast- 1.5 hour north of Brisbane. (Includes: Mid Size Automatic Rental Car, with unlimited miles & CDW insurance.)
Day at leisure to explore the village, relax on the beautiful beaches or hike through Noosa National Park rainforest along the stunning coastline to discover a lovely picnic area for lunch.
Return to Brisbane airport this morning, drop your rental car and connect with your onward flight.
3 nights (1 Brisbane, 2 Noosa) | Arrival transfer | Admission to Lone Pine Sanctuary | 3 day car rental.

 

Recommended Hotel Selections

Sofitel Brisbane Central –  has a luxurious spa and an outdoor pool, positioned in the most central city location with direct access to the Central Station.
Royal on the Park – located a short pleasant stroll away from the shopping district, the exciting Queen Street Mall, restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment offerings.
Tingirana Resort Noosa – superbly positioned on the famous Hastings Street beach.
Novotel Brisbane – in the heart of the city less than 10 minutes walk from Queen Street Mall and the Riverside boardwalk
Sebel Resort Noosa – set in the heart of cosmopolitan Hastings Street, offers location and luxury with an opportunity to enjoy the best Noosa accommodation with supreme amenities.
Hotel Ibis – conveniently located in the city center, within easy walking distance to the Queen Street Mall shopping precinct, Treasury Casino and South Bank Parkland
Hotel Grand Chancellor – located in the heart of Queenslands sunniest capital city situated only a short stroll to the malls or to Southbank and Riverside boardwalk
Culagoa Point Beach Resort – nestled on a secluded beach overlooking the pristine Noosa River, North Shore and beyond. The resort is perfectly positioned along Noosa Sound an enjoyable 10 minute flat walk to famous Hastings Street, Main beach and Gympie terrace on the river.

A great way to expand your Sunshine Coast experience is to combine a short stay at the world’s largest sand island Fraser Island!

Fraser Island is the ultimate in tropical island wilderness. It has been identified as Australia’s next contribution to the World Heritage list – the largest sand island in the world.   Fraser features dense rainforest, endless beaches and deep midnight-blue freshwater lakes trapped high atop 700 foot dunes.  Because of its size and isolation, the native Australian wildlife found on the island are the purest examples of their breed. Kingfisher Bay Resort provides every amenity of modern lifestyle in perfect harmony with nature providing access to the unique and sensitive attractions that abound on Fraser Island.

Kingfisher rangers guide a variety of 4WD coach tours and small personalized tours to explore Fraser Island. Rangers have a free daily program of nature walks and activities such as bird watching, star gazing and fishing clinics. Relax with a cocktail by one of the pools, play tennis, bubble in a spa, indulge at the natural therapy and beauty clinic or go fishing and get chef to cook your catch. Dolphin and whale watch cruises also available.

Private car transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Cuddle a koala anytime, hand feed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings. Lone Pine is approximately a 15 minute drive from the Brisbane city center. Travel by Car, Taxi or Bus. Or take the Mirimar boat cruise – departs from the Cultural Centre Pontoon at 10:00am daily.
Itching to explore the world’s largest sand island? Today you journey approximately 4 hours north to Hervey Bay by comfortable air-conditioned coach. Then it’s a 50 minute ferry across to Fraser Island. At Kingfisher Bay Resort you begin your 2-night adventure. By day you’ll explore Fraser’s famous sand tracks and by night you’ll enjoy resort living – with the comforts of home.
Today experience Fraser’s iconic beauty spots – Seventy Five Mile Beach, Lake McKenzie and beautiful Wanggoolba Creek from the comfort of an air-conditioned, custom-designed 4WD coach.
This morning ferry across to Hervey Bay where you join your air-conditioned coach for the journey back to Brisbane.
3 nights (1 Brisbane, 2 Fraser Island) | Arrival transfer | Admission to Lone Pine Sanctuary | Hot buffet breakfast daily | Full day 4WD ranger guided Beauty Spot eco-tour of Fraser Island on DAY 2 of arrival including morning tea, Lunch & National Park entry fee | Return passenger ferry transfer ex Hervey Bay | Return scheduled coach transfers ex Brisbane

 

Recommended Hotel Selections

Sofitel Brisbane Central –  has a luxurious spa and an outdoor pool, positioned in the most central city location with direct access to the Central Station.
Royal on the Park – opposite the Botanical Gardens and a short pleasant stroll away from the shopping district, the exciting Queen Street Mall, restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment offerings.
Kingfisher bay Resort Fraser Island – nestles among tree-covered dunes on the edge of the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait and is a paradise for boating, fishing, swimming, bush walking, 4WD and just enjoying the magnificent, natural beauty of this island.
Hotel Ibis – conveniently located in the city center, within easy walking distance to the Queen Street Mall shopping precinct, Treasury Casino and South Bank Parkland
Hotel Grand Chancellor – located in the heart of Queenslands sunniest capital city situated only a short stroll to the malls or to Southbank and Riverside boardwalk
Eurong Beach Resort Fraser Island– right on the eastern beach with accommodation to suit all budgets, the resort is only accessible by four-wheel-drive.

Brisbane: Optional Tours to Enhance your Stay

  • Admission to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary (18-hectare) located in the Brisbane suburb
  • Wild-night Adventure at Currumbin After dark includes BBQ buffet dinner, wildlife tour, traditional Aboriginal music & culture.
  • Full-Day Sunshine Coast/Noosa Heads
  • Full Day Australia Zoo Crocodile Express Tour 5 hours at the Zoo
  • Full Day O’Reilly’s & Mt Tamborine – art,crafts, Lamington Nat Park, birds,bush walks
  • Byron Bay, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tropical Fruit World Tour
  • Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure Day Tour Catamaran, lunch, sand tobogganing & hand feed a bottle-nose dolphin

Low Season and High Season supplements will be quoted at time of booking. Rates for Christmas Holidays and special events are higher and may require a minimum stay.

Phone one of our Aussie Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your BRISBANE Holiday now!

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