Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour
from AUD $152.90
Get a taste of Brisbane’s history, vibrant CBD and cafe club culture on this half day guided tour of the places and architecture that characterise the capital city of Queensland including Story Bridge and Treasury Casino. Learn about the 19th century convict past of this fast growing cosmopolitan centre set on the banks of the Brisbane River. This tour then takes you direct to Mt Coot-tha Lookout built in 1918. It is home to the television broadcasting hub of Queensland and is a must-do Brisbane experience offering panoramic views of the city out to Moreton Bay. Next we visit the famous XXXX Brewery for a tour and tastings. You’ll never think of beer in the same way when you’ve learned it’s colourful past, the challenges for brewers and the behind the scenes production. There’s an alehouse and bar menu too.
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In Brief

Brisbane, Australia
8 hours
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: City Hall, Ann & Adelaide Sts King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia


Stop At: Queensland Parliament House, Qut Gardens Point Campus 2A George St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. John's Anglican Cathedral, 373 Ann St, Brisbane, Queensland 4001 Australia


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, River Terrace Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland Australia


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: South Bank Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: XXXX Brewery Tour, Cnr Black and Paten Street Milton, Brisbane, Queensland 4064 Australia

Visit the famous XXXX Brewery for a tour and tastings

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount Coot-tha Lookout, 1012 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive Brisbane Lookout, Mt Coot-Tha, Brisbane, Queensland 4066 Australia


Duration: 1 hour


  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • XXXX Brewery Tour
  • Brisbane River Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - XXXX Brewery Tour


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • A ride on The Wheel of Brisbane

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact reservations at least 12 hours before travel to confirm pickup location & time

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Really enjoyed this day trip round the sites of Brisbane Bob was a great guide and looked after us well. Would highly recommend this trip
• Submitted 20 Dec 2019
Overall excellent tour. Bob the tour guide knew his stuff. Only things that need looking into are water be available on bus, also that for brewery tour closed in shoes have to be worn.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Tour leader Bob was outstanding. We enjoyed all parts of the tour, learning things about Australia and Brisbane in particular. Held a koala, fed kangaroos. Would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 02 Nov 2018
Had a wonderful day travelling through Brisbane. The highlight was feeding the kangaroos and petting a koala bear. Learned a lot about the city. Tour guide was very knowledgeable Highly recommend
• Submitted 29 Oct 2018
Good value for money, knowledgable and good orgainzed guide and fun trip. Highly recommended to everyone.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 01 Apr 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 12 Mar 2018
Full day of sightseeing. Cruise was nice. Loved Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Tour guide very knowledgeable. Would recommend to everyone.
• Submitted 26 Jan 2018
Great way to see and experience Brisbane in one day.
• Submitted 20 Dec 2017
The city tour, the tea on the boat and the river cruise was fantastic. The Koala sanctuary was amazing. I would definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 20 Dec 2017
It was great to have visited the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Gotta take a photo with a Koala.
• Submitted 09 Nov 2017
I enjoyed the different segments of the tour. First, a very interesting city tour by bus. The tour leader had wonderful stories to share. Then the delightful cruise, along with delicious tea and scones. Fun to explore South Bank I especially was impressed by the beautiful Nepalese temple. Best of all was the visit to Lone Pine Sanctuary. We got there in time to see the feeding of the koalas and Tasmanian Devils. Getting up close to the kangaroos and wallabies was thrilling.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
Loved it
• Submitted 09 Aug 2017
This full day Brisbane trip was wonderful. We enjoyed every minute of it. Our tour guide Bob was extremely personable and very knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this tour of the city.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2017
This was a great day of sightseeing. I was by myself but felt perfectly safe. Hotel pickup was on time. Transferred to central bus station. A quick ride around the city and lots of information given. Had a stop at the botanic gardens which were beautiful. Drove to Kangaroo Point Park to take pics of Brisbane from the other side of the river. Then on to the Breakfast Creek Hotel with the bar with the most expensive rum in the world no time to eat or drink unfortunately. We met the river tour boat, had tea and cake, and took a leisurely ride down the river to the Southbank Parklands next to the ferris wheel. There was a little time to eat/drink there before heading off to the Lone Pine Koala sanctuary. This alone was worth the price of admission. You can hold a koala and get a picture taken and feed kangaroos and wallabies. There is a little grocer there so you can get snacks/drinks if you choose. The next and last stop was Mt. Coot-tha summit lookout, which had nice views of the city. The bus dropped me right back at my hotel. If you have a day to burn and want to see a lot, I recommend this tour. I should mention that I've been on other tours by other vendors in other parts of AUS who listed koala sanctuaries, but this was the first one where I actually got to hold one, not just pet it.
• Submitted 15 May 2017
Travelling for business and wanted to make the most of my weekend. I would highly recommend this tour as it squeezes in a lot in one day. The tour guide was a great guy and very knowledgable, Brisbane river cruise is fun, Lone Pine Koala Sancturary is a must when visiting and finally Mount Coot-tha is a quick stop but just enough to get a panoramic view of the city. 135 is great value especially if you don't have a car and gets you into the sanctuary.
• Submitted 23 Apr 2017
This was a great tour, the pace was perfect and our guide was quite knowledgeable. All the staff went out of their way to take good care of us. It was very well coordinated between rides and events. I highly recommend it.
• Submitted 17 Mar 2017
Great tour worth every penny. Our tour guide Bob was a mine of information and was very attentive.
• Submitted 07 Mar 2017
Awesome experience
• Submitted 18 Feb 2017
A fantastic way to see the city if you are only there for a short period of time, the Koala Sanctuary is awesome!
• Submitted 11 Jan 2017
The tour conductor was very knowledgeable, interesting and pleasant. We enjoyed the tour very much and would come back to do another! Very enjoyable and recommended. Thank you!
• Submitted 22 Dec 2016
Everything was enjoyable from start to finish
• Submitted 20 Nov 2016
Bob the tour guide was very informative about the city and showed us the most relevant sights. The river cruise gave a different view of the city and the commentary was good. The visit to the sanctuary for kola bears , kageroos, dingoes etc was good. The final tour was to the mount outside the city which gives excellent views of the city.
• Submitted 10 Nov 2016
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 10 Oct 2016

In Brief

Brisbane, Australia
8 hours
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday