Brisbane City Highlights - Half-Day Tour

This half day tour shows you the Brisbane City highlights, it has a budget morning tour option and a deluxe evening tour option. We specialize in tailor-made tours so feel free to customize this to suit you by removing or adding activities.

Brisbane Half-Day Itinerary

The full details of what's included can be found on Our Service page.

    Where: Brisbane

    Trip Length: 6 Hours

    Style of Tour: Budget (we offer tours for any budget!)

    Group size: Any size & private - only your group on tour

    Dates: Any dates!

    Price: Read about our pricing information here. Pricing below is in Australian Dollars (AUD), it includes all external activities, your own personal guide and private luxury transport

    Budget Morning Tour Option 1: $299 AUD Per Person*

    Deluxe Evening Tour Option 2: $349 AUD Per Person*

    Add Deluxe Accommodation: $199 AUD Per Person*

*Prices are indicative only and are subject to change based on your group size and any external providers prices. A free no-obligation quote for Your Trip will be provided after your enquiry.

Trip Highlights:

Customise this itinerary to suit you by adding or removing any activity! View more activities on our See and Do page.

    Option 1: Brisbane Morning Tour

  • An hour guided tour in Brisbane City showing you the highlights with your knowledgeable guide.

  • Brisbane River Cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

  • You will have two hours to explore Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary afterwards your guide will take you to Brisbanes Mount Coot-Tha Lookout.

  • From the lookout we head back to the city where you can hop on the Wheel of Brisbane in the heart of the cultural precinct South Bank. From here you can stay in Southbank as there is a lot to do here, otherwise we can provide transport back to your accommodation, cruiseship, airport or elsewhere!

    Option 2: Brisbane Evening Tour

  • Your guide will collect you from your accommodation, make use of your self-guide walking tours if you have spare time.

  • Sunset Story Bridge Climb, an adrenaline packed activity with fantastic 360-Degree views of Brisbane. Explore add-ons like 'walk the plank'.

  • Visit Eat Street Markets, a unique and fantastic dinner experience

  • Transport back to your accommodation or any other night activities.

Read in-depth about the tour in the below write-up and additionally consider these alternative activities that you may be interested in either replacing for one of the above itinerary activities or including in the itinerary in addition to the above activities.

The Wheel of Brisbane at Southbank Parklands and Brisbane River During Day Tour

The Wheel of Brisbane at Southbank Parklands

Two people standing on top of the Story Bridge looking towards Eagle Street Pier Brisbane on a Day Trip

Day Climb at Story Bridge Climb

Feel free to skip ahead to the start of the tour if you have read this before, we provide the same prelude on all our itineraries. All our itineraries have a bepsoke nature to them, including your choice of start time. So if you want to be on the move at 5:00 AM and spend all day at our world-class beaches, we can make that happen. There is no rushing halfway across the city to a pick-up point with a half-eaten bagel in one hand and a map in the other. Tailored Queensland tours are at your complete leisure, with transport to and from anywhere in South-East Queensland, we ensure you experience a dream-worthy holiday.

As travellers ourselves we are all too familiar with the stress and jet-lag that comes with travelling. So we are quite happy to provide pick-up from the airport and let you settle-in and relax before officially starting your tour. We always provide information about the area you are staying and self-guided walks in the area within our pre-arrival documents so you can spend the day exploring at your own leisure. If this is something you would be interested in let us know when you submit Your Trip enquiry and we will provide a competitive quote for transfer to your accommodation before your official itinerary start date.

Please note if you would like to start the tour from the airport or cruise-ship this is not an issue and at no extra cost.

Brisbane City Day Tour

You are here! Even if you only have half-day for a tour we can still make it a fantastic one, so let's get started.

Begin the day with your guide and enjoy a 1 hour walking tour through Brisbane, there are a few routes you can take, and your guide will discuss these with you so you can choose what you would like to see.

Your guide will walk you to a Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise allowing you to see the beauty of Brisbane from the river that hugs the city. The cruise will take you directly to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary located on the banks of outer Brisbane. The sanctuary has all the iconic Australian animals and experiences like feeding kangaroos or holding a koala. You will have two hours to freely explore what you would like to see, which is plenty of time to get the most out of your visit.

Your guide will then take you to a nearby lookout on Mt Coot-Tha, Mt Coo-Tha is the highest mountain in Brisbane and definitely has the best view of Brisbane compared to other available lookouts. At the top is a cafe, and you are more than welcome to grab a bite here but it is not included in the tour cost.

From Mt Coot-Tha you will be transported back to Brisbanes South Bank Parklands where you can again see Brisbane from above but more up close on the Wheel of Brisbane. South Bank is the cultural precinct of Brisbane and there are plenty of nearby restaurants, lovely parklands or Brisbane's Art Galleries and Museums that you can explore.

You are here! Even if you only have half the day to do a tour we can still make it a fantastic one, so let's get started.

Begin the start of the evening with a bridge climb for sunset at the Story Bridge. The Story Bridge is located in the centre of Brisbane and you will learn about it's history, as well as, get arguably the best views and picture opportunities atop this bridge. One of only two bridge climbs in Australia the Story Bridge climb gives you breathtaking 360-degree views and you will be just in time to see the sun set over Brisbane City and river. If that's not enough of an adrenaline rush we can even arrange for you to Walk The Plank... Did we mention you are 80 metres (262 feet) high?

After the Bridge climb your guide will take you to a local favourite, the Brisbane Eat Street Markets. You wouldn’t be wrong to think that you would regularly spot off-duty Tailored Queensland guides here. This is not your typical market but a culinary feast, boasting hundreds of stalls that feature every cuisine you can think of, and somehow each and every one of them is as delicious as the last. It’s a great experience with live music from local artists and river views. Eat Street’s only downfall is the amount of options available can be daunting. To help you decide your guide will let you know our favourite stalls and undoubtedly they will tell you their personal favourites as well. The best thing about Eat Street is you can always find what you are craving. Whether you want to start off the night with some fresh oysters or prawns, followed by a burger or possibly a wood-fire pizza, and last but maybe not least, top it all off with a plate of donut fries with torched marshmallows.

Once you have had your fill your guide will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation or we can continue on to one of the many night activities on offer.

Roasted marshmallows on doughnut fries Brisbane City Eat Street Markets

Need more inspiration?

Take a look at our other day tours below or tailor-make your own.