An Unforgettable 8-Day Trip to Brisbane and Around

Are you ready for an adventure? Pack your bags and get ready to explore the beautiful city of Brisbane and its surrounding areas. From stunning beaches to lush rainforests, this 8-day trip has it all. Get ready to experience the best of Australia's East Coast.

Destination Highlights

Suggested Itinerary

1Arrive in BrisbaneExplore South Bank ParklandsDinner at Eagle Street Pier
2Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryBrisbane City HallStory Bridge Adventure Climb
3Moreton IslandSandboardingSunset Cruise
4Noosa National ParkHastings StreetDinner at Noosa Beach House
5Gold CoastSurfers Paradise BeachTheme Park of your choice
6Byron BayCape Byron LighthouseBeach time
7Tamborine MountainCedar Creek FallsWine Tasting
8Australia ZooDepart Brisbane-

Local Cuisine

  • Meat pies
  • Fish and chips
  • Pavlova
  • Tim Tams
  • Vegemite on toast

Accommodation Recommendations

How to Get There and Away

By Plane

Brisbane Airport is the main airport in the area, with flights from all major cities in Australia and many international destinations.

By Car

If you're driving, Brisbane is easily accessible from the north and south via the Pacific Motorway.

By Bus

Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service both offer bus services to Brisbane from major cities in Australia.

By Train

Queensland Rail offers train services to Brisbane from major cities in Australia.

Comprehensive Packing List


  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Bathing suits
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Flip flops


  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant


  • Camera
  • Phone charger
  • Power bank
  • Universal adapter

Tips for Saving Money

  • Use public transportation instead of taxis.
  • Eat at local restaurants instead of touristy ones.
  • Book activities and tours in advance to get better deals.
  • Look for free activities and events in the area.

Language and Cultural Etiquette

  • Australians are generally laid-back and friendly.
  • It's common to greet people with a simple "hello" or "hi".
  • Australians use a lot of slang, so don't be afraid to ask for clarification if you don't understand something.
  • Tipping is not expected in Australia.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Experiences

  • Take a hot air balloon ride over the Gold Coast.
  • Visit the Glow Worm Caves in Tamborine Mountain.
  • Go on a whale watching tour in Moreton Bay.
  • Explore the street art in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of year to visit Brisbane?

The best time to visit Brisbane is during the spring (September to November) or fall (March to May) when the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds.

Do I need a visa to visit Australia?

Most visitors to Australia will need a visa. Check with your local Australian embassy or consulate for more information.

Is it safe to swim in the ocean in Australia?

Yes, but be aware of any warnings or signs posted at the beach. Some beaches may have dangerous currents or marine life.


Did you know that Brisbane is home to the world's largest sub-tropical garden? With so much to see and do, this 8-day trip to Brisbane and around is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Don't wait, book your trip today and get ready for an adventure!