Brisbane and Gold Coast Tours

Day Tours

Short Breaks

The rest of Australia likes to make fun of Queensland, but it’s probably just because they are jealous of the sunny state’s warm weather and laid-back lifestyle. Brisbane is a growing cosmopolitan city with plenty of sightseeing opportunities within the metropolitan area. Jump on a morning city sightseeing tour to get a lay of the land and an understanding of the history and culture, before experiencing some of the exciting restaurants in the city. After a few days in Brisbane, you will want to enjoy some of the beaches Queensland is famous for. Head north for tours to Fraser Island, south to explore the Gold Coast, or jump on a day tour from Brisbane to Stradbroke or Moreton Islands.

Best Day Tours and Trips from Brisbane

The best day trips from Brisbane are going to take you to enjoy the famous weather on a sunny beach. The North Stradbroke Island Tour heads out from Brisbane for a full day of exploring this island just off the Queensland coast. The boat takes you across Moreton Bay, for stunning views as we leave the mainland. Enjoy the tea-tree infused waters of Brown Lake, stunning views of Point Look Out and a swim at Cylinder Beach as you learn about the Indigenous history of the area and keep an eye out for dolphins and whales.

The other great day tour from Brisbane will take you to Moreton Island. Here you will have a full day to enjoy the facilities at Tangalooma Resort, plus a number of optional activities including a Marine Discovery Tour or Desert Safari Tour. Animal lovers may even want to upgrade to a Whale Watching Cruise or Dolphin Feeding, for an unforgettable experience with these majestic sea creatures.

Explore the Gold Coast Sightseeing Day Tours

Less than one hour drive from Brisbane is the laid back surfing city of the Gold Coast. If you can resist the draw of the vibrant beaches, you can jump on a city tour to explore the area, enjoy a cruise of Broadwater and try your hand at yabbie pumping and crabbing. The beaches are not the only draw card of this lively area with trips from the Gold Coast taking you inland to explore the stunning scenery of the Hinterlands. On our One Day Springbrook and Natural Arch tour you will have the opportunity to learn about the amazing biological diversity of the Springbrook National Park in the stunning surrounding of some of the world’s oldest forests. Join the Glow Worm Evening Tour from the Gold Coast to experience the wonder of the forest at night and the magic of the caves illuminated by these strange invertebrates.


Where do you pick up from for Gold Coast and Brisbane Tours?


To make it more convenient for you, all our Gold Coast/Brisbane tours pick up from various hotels in the inner-city, dropping you back off after your full day adventure.


How long do the Gold Coast / Brisbane Tours last?


The general length for our tours is typically eight hours, beginning in the early hours of the morning and concluding before nightfall. Check the Gold Coast and Brisbane tour details on each tour page for specific departure and arrival times.


I have a special dietary requirement. Can I still come on the tour?


Yes! We cater for all different types of dietary requirements. All you need to do is leave a comment in your booking notes or tell our operator team over the phone and we can organise it for you.


Are there any extra costs on the Gold Coast and Brisbane tours?


Most of our tours include all transport, guide and attraction fees and associated tour costs for the day. Not all Gold Coast and Brisbane tours include meals however, and some offer optional extras are available which are arranged at an additional cost. Check the inclusions tab on the tour page for specific details of what’s included for each tour.


Can children go on the Gold Coast and Brisbane tours?


Children of all ages are welcome on our tours! We usually offer discounted ticket rates for children (please check the Tour Details tab for our age confines).


How do I pay for my Gold Coast/Brisbane tour?


To book, simply head to our Gold Coast and Brisbane Tour pages and click the ‘BOOK NOW’ button on our webpage, or alternatively, you can call our office on 1300 661 225 to book. You need to pay at the time of booking in full, with either a Visa or MasterCard.


What do I need to bring?


We suggest packing a day bag full of your essential belongings, including your camera, water bottle, and wallet.


What should I wear for my tour to the Gold Coast/Brisbane?


Lace-up those walking shoes for the day, as our tours are jam-packed with action! To stay comfortable through a long day of walking and a variety of weather conditions, make sure to choose the correct clothing material and style.


Do you accept group booking?


Yes, we accept group bookings all our Gold Coast and Brisbane tours! Large groups should contact us to check availability before booking. If you are interested in a private tour, you can email our charters team at charters@ssta.com.au


What is the policy for cancellations or refunds?


One Day Tours: cancellation or change of date outside of 7 days of departure will result in a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellation or change of date within 7 days of departure will result in a 50% cancellation fee. Failure to board, change of date or cancellation within 48 hours of departure will result in full fare forfeiture. Multi-day tours: For tours of two or more days, cancellation or change of date outside of 7 days of departure will result in a 50% cancellation fee. Failure to board, cancellation or change of date within 7 days of departure will result in full fare forfeiture.