Ultimate Brisbane Itinerary - Choose Brisbane

Ultimate Brisbane Itinerary

Delve a little deeper into the city over six days of Brisbane experiences. Cuddle a koala and get up close and personal with kangaroos, wild dolphins and migrating humpback whales. See, taste and explore the very best of the region and tick off as many bucket list items as possible.

Day One: Get to know Brisbane


Brisbane Greeters Burnett Lane
Burnett Lane, Brisbane City

See the city through the eyes of a local and discover the hidden gems down Brisbane’s laneways. Learn about Brisbane’s beginnings as you are guided around with a Brisbane Greeter through heritage-listed buildings and the beautiful City Botanic Gardens. From here, jump on the ferry that takes you across to Riverlife, where lunch and the afternoon’s activities are waiting.


Kayaking on the Brisbane River

Be officially welcomed to Brisbane by local Aboriginal tribe Mirrabooka. Spend the afternoon walking on the wild side while fully embracing the river city lifestyle - paddle board or kayak along the river, scale the Kangaroo Point Cliffs or even abseil off them. 


Brisbane Open House - Brisbane Power House
Brisbane Powerhouse

Attend a welcome function overlooking the river at the unique Brisbane Powerhouse. Discover the Powerhouse’s history and take in the heritage-listed graffiti that lines the walls. 

Day Two: Indulge a little


Shopping on Edward Street
Shopping along Edward Street, Brisbane City

Take a shopping tour through Queen Street Mall and Edward Street’s high-end stores, finish with a private visit to one of the city’s luxury stores.


Cooking class at James Street Cooking School

Make your cake and eat it too: put your skills to the test in a cooking class at James Street Cooking School using locally grown ingredients and the wares of artisan producers. After lunch, wander through James St's local and international boutiques before trying your hand in a perfume masterclass at Libertine Parfumerie.


Directors of the Extraordinary
The Gatsby Gamble experience, presented by Directors of the Extraordinary

Take part in the 1920s-themed casino and auction experience Gatsby Gamble and follow it up in style with a whisky tasting at the clandestine Baedeker bar.

Day Three: Discover South Bank


Streets Beach
Streets Beach, South Bank

Start the day with 360-degree views of the city while riding the Wheel of Brisbane, before hopping onto mini segways for a guided tour through South Bank Parklands. Slip into some swimmers and take a dip in Australia’s only inner-city beach.


Gallery of Modern Art

Relax on the green at River Quay with a picnic lunch that offers arguably one of the most photogenic views of the city skyline. Leave just enough room to finish off with a dessert demonstration and tasting. Make your way over to the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) for a private tour through the latest exhibition and the gallery’s permanent displays.


M Sherwood Food Photographyat Goma Restaurant

Finish the day with a degustation dinner at the award-winning GOMA Restaurant, where the dining experience is as contemporary and creative as the artworks housed there. Alternatively, dine at one of Brisbane City’s fine dining restaurants. Take it to the next level and make guests feel like a VIP in these private dining rooms in Brisbane.

Day Four: Discover Moreton Island


Tangalooma ship wrecks on Moreton Island
Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Island

Cruise across to Moreton Island, the third-largest sand island in the world. For the VIPs, take the scenic route via helicopter and see the island, the crystal-clear water and the shipwrecks from the air.

For the more adventurous, explore the island on quad bikes or climb and sand-board down the beautiful dunes – you’ll want to do this over and over. Snorkel among the shipwrecks, take a dip in the Blue Lagoon or get up close and personal with the whales from June to November on a whale-watching cruise.


Tangalooma Island Resort Incentives
Dine on the beach on Moreton Island

Tuck into lunch on the beach at Tangalooma Island Resort. Dine on a smorgasbord of fresh prawns, oysters and crab, enjoying picture-perfect views and the sea breeze.


Tangalooma Island Resort Incentives
Hand-feed wild bottlenose dolphins

At sunset, the island’s world-famous wild bottlenose dolphins gather at the shoreline for dinnertime. For an unforgettable experience, wade into the water and hand-feed the dolphins.

Day Five: Brisbane’s natural beauty


Kooroomba Lavender Farm Incentives
Meet the makers at Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm

Take a scenic drive to Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm and tour the breathtaking lavender fields and vineyards. Sample Kooroomba’s exclusive house vintage wine over lunch and finish it off with their famous lavender ice-cream and scones – made fresh at the farm. 


Witches Falls WineryWitches Falls Winery, Scenic Rim

Follow a beer and wine trail through the Scenic Rim as you work your way back to Brisbane. There are a number of breweries to sample some high-quality brews and plenty of places to unwind among the vines.


Wandering Cooks
Wandering Cooks, South Brisbane

Keep the evening casual and embrace Brisbane’s outdoor lifestyle. Start off with cheese and charcuterie at Wandering Cooks, followed by a meal that has been prepared by some of the most passionate cooks in the city. End the night on a sweeter note with a scoop or two of the flavour of the week from Gelato Messina.

Day Six: Finishing on a high note


Customs House
High tea at Customs House

Built in 1886, Customs House provides an elegant backdrop fit for royalty. With views of the Story Bridge, take the time to sit back, relax and enjoy high tea while sipping tea or champagne.


Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy a matinee performance or private showing of the latest ballet, theatre production or musical visiting Brisbane at Queensland Performing Arts Centre. For the VIPs, head backstage to meet the cast and crew and discover some behind-the-scenes secrets.


Brisbane City Hall

Celebrate an incredible six days with a Gala Dinner at the glamorous 1920’s Brisbane City Hall. Enjoy welcome cocktails outdoors before making your way inside the beautifully-restored venue. 

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