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Brisbane Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Brisbane Family-friendly activities

From Brisbane: Australia Zoo Transfer and Entry Ticket

1. From Brisbane: Australia Zoo Transfer and Entry Ticket

Enjoy a convenient pickup from your Brisbane accommodation and make your way to the world-famous Australia Zoo aboard an air-conditioned vehicle. Explore this interactive attraction with an included admission ticket, gaze at exotic animals, and witness fascinating live shows. Visit Australia Zoo, accompanied by your friendly and experienced guide. You will have approximately 6 hours, heaps of time to enjoy the best Zoo in Australia. Explore the world's most interactive zoo at your own pace and watch daily animal shows including saltwater crocodiles and more. Don't miss the Wildlife Warriors show at 1.00PM! Relax at the end of the day as your tour concludes with drop off back at your hotel in Brisbane's CBD.

From Brisbane: Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise

2. From Brisbane: Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise

When you check in at the wharf, the staff will communicate all tour times of the day to guests. Then travel from Brisbane to Moreton Island on a scenic ferry ride. You may choose to enjoy a complimentary beverage either on the boat ride or the return journey. Arrive at beautiful Moreton Island after approximately 75 minutes and spend some time exploring at your own leisure. Have full access to the various pools, cafes, restaurants, bars, and, of course, the beach! If you have selected the desert safari tour, travel by 4WD vehicle to the Tangalooma Desert. With this thrilling and bumpy 4WD bus tour, getting there is half the fun. When sand tobogganing, you can reach speeds of up to 40km per hour. If you have chosen the marine discovery cruise, you’ll journey along the coastline in search of dolphins, dugongs, green sea turtles, rays, and more. The purpose-built discovery boat provides unobstructed views of Moreton Bay’s intriguing marine life. Enjoy full eco commentary, provided to explain the habitats and behaviors of the local marine creatures. The "Discover the World of Dolphins" presentation at the Eco Centre at 3:15 PM is optional. Watch this or simply explore the island at your leisure until sunset. Then, make your way to the jetty for the wild dolphin feeding program. Witness a majestic pod of dolphins visiting the shallow shore and see them play together until it’s time to be fed. Follow an expert into the shallow water and hand-feed fish to a wild bottlenose dolphin. You will be assisted by the Dolphin Care Team, consisting of Eco Rangers and dedicated staff who operate under strict guidelines to ensure the protection of the dolphins. At approximately 7:00 PM, leave the island and travel back to Brisbane, arriving at 8:15 PM.

Brisbane: Electric Picnic Boat Rental from Breakfast Creek

3. Brisbane: Electric Picnic Boat Rental from Breakfast Creek

Be your own captain aboard Australia's best private picnic boat experience. See Brisbane like never before with up to eight people aboard your very own environmentally-friendly, self-drive picnic boat. With no boat licence required, the electric boats are easy and fun to drive with virtually no noise and no fumes. Communal recycled timber picnic table included, so bring your own picnic and drinks. Perfect for couples, families and groups of friends. GoBoat is pet friendly too, so all fur babies are welcome. Gather your crew and jump aboard.

Brisbane City Highlights: The Heart and Soul of Queensland

4. Brisbane City Highlights: The Heart and Soul of Queensland

When you are planning a trip to Brisbane or the Gold Coast, take advantage of our day tours. It is guaranteed that you will have a ball in Queensland, where Australia shines and spectacular day tour options, sightseeing and nature experiences abound. Our Trip is unique because we are able to tailor it to your needs and change our times to suit how long you want to spend in a particular destination. Spend a day exploring the heart of Brisbane. View the historic buildings of Queensland’s capital city, discover the atmosphere of the South Bank Parklands, enjoy panoramic views from the Kangaroo Lookout and even take a photo with koala bear at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Fall in love with Australia’s fastest growing city’s relaxed lifestyle, unsurpassed weather, and access to an amazing array of “Australian experiences”.  Let us show you around the Beautiful River City.

Brisbane: Outdoor Rock Climbing Session

5. Brisbane: Outdoor Rock Climbing Session

Challenge yourself to climb the weathered walls of Kangaroo Point Cliffs and experience the thrill of outdoor rock climbing. Meet your friendly guides and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment whilst watching a safety briefing. Once you’re feeling confident it's time to scale the rocks and put yourself to the test physically and mentally. As you ascend to the top of Kangaroo Point Cliffs, admire spectacular views overlooking Brisbane River and the CBD. This session operates every Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:30am, and is perfect for families, friends, and groups looking for an early morning energizer. The experience has been designed to showcase the very best of outdoor rock climbing, which is worlds away from the scenes of indoor climbing centers.

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What people are saying about Brisbane

I had the most amazing tour on 8/02/2023. The driver was so friendly. He advised us what to expect while we were driving there. Once we got to the Zoo he walked us in and provided us all with a map. He explained the layout of the Zoo and the best way to see most of the Zoo in our time there. It was a mini bus full with 9 passengers which was much better than a 50 person bus. I highly recommend this tour.

This was the perfect experience with a perfect driver/guide, Steve. After a day full of fun and sweat at the Australia Zoo, Steve read my mind by suggesting to stop at a local store to get freshly cut pineapple and fruit. Definitely one of the best parts of the trip

Lots to do on Tangalooma, cruises, snorkeling, swimming in the sea, dolphin watching, 4x4 riding etc. A brilliant day out

We had a great city tour of Brisbane. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. I highly recommend the tour.

The day was awesome. Island is pretty and the dolphin experience is something not to miss