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Brisbane Sightseeing Tours

You can see most of Brisbane in a week or so and the best way to get around the city is on foot. The CBD itself isn't huge and if you're even modestly fit you'd have no trouble seeing pretty much everything there is to see — namely the River, City Botanic Gardens, Queen Street Mall, South Bank and Roma Street Parklands. For more places to explore in Brisbane, check out our comprehensive Brisbane destinations section.

A hop on, hop off shuttle bus does a loop of the CBD every 15 minutes or so, so there's always vehicular backup if your legs get too tired. Volunteer guides offer free walking tours of the two Botanic Gardens every day except Sundays. The Brisbane CityCats and ferries are another great way to see the city. In the early days the river was the main form of transport, so most of the important historical sites can be reached from the water.

If you want to see a bit more of the city and suburbs, or venture down to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, or Fraser Island, your best bet is on an organised tour. We've listed some of the most popular Brisbane tours below — you can book them all online.

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Brisbane City Sightseeing Afternoon Tour

Brisbane Afternoon Tour

Book Tour Book this tour for a visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first and largest Australian Wildlife sanctuary where you can cuddle a cute marsupial mammal, followed by a drive to the scenic lookout at Mount Coot-tha to enjoy city and Moreton Bay views.

Enroute you will see the famous XXXX Brewery and Suncorp Stadium. Includes transport and admission to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha Scenic Lookout.

 

Brisbane City Sights Morning Tour

Brisbane City Sights Morning Tour

Book Tour Get a taste of Brisbane’s city sights and history on this half- day guided tour of the places and spectacular architecture that characterise Queensland’s capital city.

Learn about the history of this fast growing cosmopolitan centre set on the Brisbane River.

This is a Half Day Tour from 9.15am-12.15pm.

 

Brisbane City Full Day Sightseeing Tour

Brisbane City Full Day Sightseeing Tour

Book Tour Brisbane city sights! Australia’s third largest city and Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, has a fresh, innovative and vibrant CBD from its trendy cafe club culture to historic sandstone buildings.

Enjoy a sky-high experience on the Wheel of Brisbane with panoramic views. You will see the River City from the water aboard a comfortable cruise boat enroute to arts precinct, Southbank Parklands.

 

Brisbane Tours — See the city and surrounds

Brisbane Segway Sightseeing Tour

Brisbane Segway Sightseeing Tour

Book TourGlide effortlessly through Brisbane breathtaking sites and see the city’s best known landmarks on a fun Segway tour. Aboard your own personal two-wheel transportation device our 2 hour 15 minute tours visit the sights of the city including the Brisbane River, Southbank Parklands, City Botanical Gardens, Eagle Street Pier, The Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Roma Street Parklands. We will also visit and interact with some wildlife along the way. There are three options on tour lengths to choose from: 45 minutes, 1 hour 15 minutes and 2 hour 15 minute tours, which include stops at points of interest where your friendly guide will provide information about beautiful Brisbane. Have a blast on these tours, soaring through stunning Brisbane sites. This tour is limited to small groups, ensuring a personalized experience that you'll remember.

 

Gold Coast, Canal Cruise and Burleigh Heads National Park Day Trip

Gold Coast, Canal Cruise and Burleigh Heads National Park Day Trip

Book TourExplore the diversity of the Gold Coast on a day trip that includes the city sights, visiting Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Burleigh Heads, discover the coastal highlights along the beautiful Southport Broadwater and experience catching a crab.You'll see it all on this full-day trip departing either from Brisbane or the Gold Coast and be amazed by the numerous contrasting experiences you can squeeze into just one day.

 

Brisbane Sightseeing Tour and Brisbane River Cruise

Brisbane Sightseeing Tour and Brisbane River Cruise

Book TourDiscover the tropical charm of Brisbane on a three-hour tour of Queensland's capital city. Perfect for first-time visitors, this comprehensive morning tour is a well-rounded introduction to Brisbane's famous sights and includes a cruise along the Brisbane River.

 

Brisbane Afternoon Tour to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha

Brisbane Afternoon Tour to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha

Book TourThis tour takes you directly to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world's first and largest koala sanctuary opened since 1927. Get up close and personal with close to 95 species of native Australian animals. Learn about native wildlife, birds and reptiles followed by a drive to a scenic lookout at Mount Coot-tha to enjoy the views of Brisbane and Moreton Bay.

 

Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Book TourDiscover Brisbane's historic city centre, river and wildlife on a full-day tour. You'll tour Brisbane's city-centre attractions by coach, take a cruise along the Brisbane River followed by a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane (own expense). See koalas and other Australian wildlife at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and enjoy Brisbane's most iconic views from the Mt Coot-tha Lookout.

 

Brisbane Private Photography Walking Tour

Brisbane Private Photography Walking Tour

Book TourPhotograph Brisbane’s hidden and iconic hot spots while you learn to use your digital camera. You'll receive personalized attention with a professional photographer as your mentor and guide. Aimed at beginners, this private 2-hour walking tour offers hands-on and one-to-one experience so you can improve your photography skills while exploring the city.

 

Brisbane Bike, Rollerblade or Scooter Rental

Brisbane Bike, Rollerblade or Scooter Rental

Book TourNew to town or just want to take an easy ride through Brisbane’s inner city hot spots? Cycle, Rollerblade, Scooter or Kickbike your way around the city with any one of these hire options.

 

Day or Night Brisbane Segway Tour

Day or Night Brisbane Segway Tour

Book TourLet your experienced instructors be your guide you as you glide past the spectacular views of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge, South Bank, the Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane River on a Segway. These Brisbane Segway tours are guided by qualified and experienced instructors. No experience is necessary as each session includes full instruction, a safety briefing and all equipment. There are several departures to choose from through the day and also tours at night with the option on to end your Segway Tour with a delicious gourmet barbeque or a bucket of fresh prawns.

 

Afternoon Brisbane Photography Tour

Afternoon Brisbane Photography Tour

Book TourLearn how to best use your digital camera in manual modes and master composition. Need a local professional photographer to show you the best spots at the best time? this is the best way to explore and discover. A unique learning adventure to inspire and spark your passion for photography.

 

Brisbane Night Photography Tour

Brisbane Night Photography Tour

Book TourLearn how to best use your digital camera in manual modes and master composition. Need a local professional photographer to show you the best spots at the best time? this is the best way to explore and discover. A unique learning adventure to inspire and spark your passion for photography.

 

Morning or Afternoon Brisbane Half-Day Brewery Tour

Morning or Afternoon Brisbane Half-Day Brewery Tour

Book TourVisit local craft beer scene in and around Brisbane including two breweries and a craft beer bar. Small groups experience unique flavors and a fun day out sampling new beers and supporting the local community.

 

Brisbane Mini Segway Tour

Brisbane Mini Segway Tour

Book TourA new and fun way to see Brisbane’s beautiful river city and South Bank Parklands. Cruise along the river with our experienced guides — a great way to cover lots of ground and see and hear about the spectacular views and sights. Our self-balancing, two-wheeled robo-gliders are easy to master and safe with its speed controlled by a simple shift of bodyweight. Once you step on them, you’ll quickly find out just how much fun they can be and just how easy they are to ride! No experience is necessary as we train you before you start your tour and provide you with all safety equipment.

Opt for the 30-minute tour for a quick snapshot of the city, 45-minute tour to see more of the sights or select the 60-minute experience to see the full highlights of Brisbane. If you're a night owl, book in for our 75-minute night tour!

 

Brisbane City Tour with Private Personal Photographer Guide

Brisbane City Tour with Private Personal Photographer Guide

Book TourMake travel memories extraordinary! Forget selfie sticks, asking other tourists to take your picture and terrible selfies! Your local supplier connects travelers with local, professional photographers in over 100 destinations around the world to capture those once in a lifetime memories. During this one or two hour experience, you will be guided by your local Brisbane photographer to a number of locations capturing natural, modern images whilst pointing out things about the city that only a local would know. Within 48 hours of the shoot, you will receive a selection of sample images and then the full high resolution, digital album within seven (7) days. When the holiday is over, this experience is the ultimate souvenir, professional and extraordinary photos taken by a local photographer who knows exactly where to get the best shots.

 

Luxury Glasshouse Mountains and Sunshine Coast Hinterland Full Day Tour

Luxury Glasshouse Mountains and Sunshine Coast Hinterland Full Day Tour

Book TourFeel like a movie star as you sink into the luxury Lugano leather seats and stretch out in complete comfort behind privacy glass in one of our prestige Mercedes Benz V250 vehicles. With panoramic views, a fully air-conditioned passenger compartment and ample legroom you will be treated to five-star, personalised service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff who know our destinations intimately. Explore the Glasshouse Mountains and hear the Aboriginal legend surrounding these unique mountains. Enjoy the never-ending views of the Sunshine Coast as we travel along the top of the Blackall Range. You'll feel as though you have been out with trusted friends for the day. We'll make your Day Tour memorable for all the right reasons.  

 

Waterfalls, Rainforest and Glow Worms Mt Tamborine Full Day Tour From Brisbane

Waterfalls, Rainforest and Glow Worms Mt Tamborine Full Day Tour From Brisbane

Book TourAfter pickup from your hotel accommodation we travel up to Mt Tamborine in the hinterland of the Gold Coast
First stop is a delightful walk through an ancient Rainforest in the Joalah National Park to view the beautiful Curtis Waterfalls followed by a complimentary morning tea overlooking the scenic view from the western escarpment
Next is a guided tour of the Glow-worms  ($9) and wine tasting at the Cedar Creek Winery.
Lunch is an Aussie hamburger with stunning views overlooking the Gold Coast and the Pacific Ocean from the Eagle Heights Mountain resort.
You can then wander along The Gallery Walk with it's many and varied arts and craft shops. There a range of other experiences such as the Opal Shop, Cedar Creek Rockpools, Botanic Gardens and other scenic views before being dropped off back at your hotel accommodation.

 

Maleny Sunshine Coast Hinterland & Beautiful Beaches Full Day Tour from Brisbane

Maleny Sunshine Coast Hinterland & Beautiful Beaches Full Day Tour from Brisbane

Book TourPrivate Tour with a local guide  Full Vehicle Hire for up to 7 passengers available Mondays to Sundays
After pickup from your hotel accommodation in a personal chauffeur driven vehicle ( max 7 people ) you will experience the loveliest scenic areas of South East Qld, the Sunshine Coast Maleny hinterland and and it's beautiful beaches.
After stopping to view the Glasshouse Mountains and the Rainforest Education Centre, seeing a lovely waterfall and  exploring the delightful tourist mountain villages of Maleny and Montville, you will enjoy lunch whilst taking in the stunning views at one of the many restaurants and cafes.
A drive down Razorback Mountain Road takes you through the lush hinterland and back up through the mountain town of Buderim.
Your next stop brings you to the beautiful beaches of Alex Headland and Maroochydore where a delicious afternoon tea overlooking the beaches with their breezes will be enjoyed by you.

 

Byron Bay Full Day Tour from Brisbane

Byron Bay Full Day Tour from Brisbane

Book TourPrivate Tour with a local guide Full Vehicle Hire  up to 7 seats available
Enjoy a great day travelling on a private tour with a local guide to the world famous one and only Byron Bay in a personal chauffeured vehicle ( max 7 people ). From the iconic White Lighthouse which is the most easterly point in Australia, you will have uninterrupted views up and down the sun drenched coastline.The pristine beaches with their gentle rolling surf front an amazing array of cafes, restaurants and arts and craft shops. Maybe have lunch with the locals at the Byron Bay Hotel or at any number of specialty cafes. Side trips on the way include either Burleigh Heads Beach on the Gold Coast or the Natural Arch Waterfall in the hinterland and The Crystal Castle on the way home. All this in a personally chauffeur driven vehicle ( max 7 people ) with pickup and drop off at your hotel accommodation.

 

Brisbane City Sights Walking Tour

Brisbane City Sights Walking Tour

Book TourPrepare to be entertained and informed about Australia's coolest and most underrated city! Brisbane Insights is a comprehensive and interesting walking tour of all Brisbane's city landmarks, historical places of interest, hidden laneways and secret and alternative stories! Local guides will give you an 'insider' perspective on Brisbane's brutal, rebellious and funny history!

 

Green Cabs Brisbane Tours

Green Cabs Brisbane Tours

Book TourIn Brisbane take an open topped Green Cab to follow the river’s cycle paths through the city’s beautiful Botanical Gardens, along the delightful and scenic Clem Jones Promenade at South Bank, through trendy Little Stanley St at South Brisbane and over several pedestrian/cycle only bridges. You can travel through the city’s CBD past all Brisbane’s historical buildings and go to places to have the best views of our city’s skyline. Our personalised tours can even collect and/or drop you at your hotel or at any other CBD location of your choice. Your rider will play your favourite music or you can just sit back and simply enjoy the sounds and sights of our beautiful city.

 

Brisbane City Art and Design Walking Tour

Brisbane City Art  and Design Walking Tour

Book TourWe LOVE art. And Brisbane's ever changing art scene has something for everyone.  Take our three-hour Art + Design Tour and get an up close introduction to Brisbane’s excellent open air art scene. We keep our group size small, a maximum of 8 guests so that everyone is involved. On our Art + Design tour you will traverse the streets of Brisbane, both north and south of the river, and discover hidden – and not so hidden – unique street art all the while conversing with fellow guests and your guide about your personal interpretation of the art you see. With the ever growing Brisbane Street Art Festival, there is always something new to be seen. We’ll finish at the internationally renowned QAGOMA Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art just in time for you to grab lunch and enjoy the rest of your day.   Alternatively, our guide will accompany you on the 10-minute walk back to the Queen St Mall.