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Australia Zoo, the late Steve Irwin’s labor of love and a legacy carried on by his family, is a great day trip from Brisbane. Nestled one hour north of Brisbane on the breathtaking Sunshine Coast, Australia Zoo spans over 100 acres and is a natural, humane home for over 1200 animals. It’s an up close and personal chance to say hi to koalas, wombats, kangaroos and other cute and cuddly Aussie animals, and the midday Wildlife Warriors Show that Steve made famous is worth a visit.
Immerse yourself in scenic, historic or cultural significance on one of our day trips and tours. From a guided snorkelling tour and scenic wilderness cruise, to a sightseeing tour and historical day trip, there is something for everyone! Fulfil your inner curiosity with one of RedBalloon’s day trips and tours.
If you just can’t get enough of koalas (note, they are not bears), head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It’s just a few minutes drive from Brisbane CBD and has the claim to fame as being the “world’s first and largest koala sanctuary.” This is a once in a lifetime chance to actually hold and feed these gorgeous native – and very sleepy – animals.
Brisbane River Cruise and Koala Sanctuary Visit: “The Koala and River Cruise takes you on memorable journey to the oldest and largest Koala Sanctuary in the world. This popular excursion has been taking visitors to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 60 years and is a must-do activity in Brisbane.”
Duration: 5.5 Hours
Price: $55.07 U.S.D
Take a day trip from Brisbane to Stradbroke Island and discover Queensland’s most popular island and its National Park. The park is almost completely controlled by the aboriginal Quandamooka people.  At almost 40 kilometers long, Stradbroke Island is the second-largest sand island in the world. Located just off the coast from Brisbane, it has beautiful beaches, a rugged coastline and forests that are home to large numbers of kangaroos and koala bears. The crystal clear waters are safe to swim in year-round.
Duration: 9 Hours
Price: $109.45 U.S.D
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