Combining the culture and vibrancy of a thriving city, with the feeling of a warm and welcoming small country town, Brisbane has fast grown to become one of Australia´s favourite cities.
This river city is ideally located just an hour´s drive from the beautiful Gold and Sunshine Coasts, while also offering a unique array of beaches and surrounding islands.
With culture and adventure experiences to match, it´s no wonder Brisbane is regarded as the gateway to the beautiful state of Queensland.
Founded by the late Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo offers Australia´s best wildlife experience. Spend a day visiting the 1,000 animals that call this place home, including the enormous elephants, cuddly koalas and waddling wombats. A visit to the Crocoseum is sure to be a highlight, where you will be able to see huge crocodiles in action and marvel at the bravery of their keepers.
The theme parks on the Gold Coast entice visitors in their millions each and every year. Warner Bros Movie World will transport you all the way to Hollywood and enchant you with realistic shows and performances. Just next door, experience the thrills and spills of the country´s best waterslides at "Wet ´n Wild" .
Experience the wet in a completely different way with a trip to Seaworld. Seals, dolphins and penguins frolic here happily, putting on exciting shows daily.
For a combination of all three, bring your imagination to life at Dreamworld. Home to thrill rides, water slides and a unique collection of both native and exotic animals, Dreamworld truly is a place where dreams can come true.
Gain some perspective on the city of Brisbane and take the trip up to Mt Coot-tha; the city's highest point. Experience unsurpassed views of the city and its surrounding suburbs and enjoy a light snack or meal at the Summit Restaurant or popular Kuta Cafe.
At the base of the mountain you will find the stunning Botanical Gardens, where you will enter a whole new world of fascinating flora and idyllic settings.
Brisbane is bursting with fantastic places to dine, with great restaurants and cafes spread out in every which way around the city.
Head to South Bank to experience cuisine of every kind, with Little Stanley Street and the South Bank Parklands offering an impressive range of fine dining and casual restaurant and cafe options.
Just around the corner, West End will continue to tantalize your taste buds, with restaurant names like Three Monkeys Coffee and Tea House and the Lychee Lounge, sure to entice you even further.
New Farm is another iconic restaurant destination, boasting places like The Smoke BBQ, Himalayan Cafe, Chouquette and the Vue Lounge.
Comfortable shoes are a must if you plan on doing a lot of walking around.
If you are staying outdoors, a hat and sunscreen are a must as the Queensland sun can be harsh.
Make sure you don't forget your camera either!
Your cruise ship will dock at the Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal, which is a 10-15 minute drive from the city centre of Brisbane.
Taxis are available and public transport is located nearby.
Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Time Zone: AWST (UTC+8)