Sand, Surf, Snorkelling and Sun

This sample three day itinerary is simply for inspiration purposes, you can use it as the foundation of your holiday, create one from scratch or if you think it's perfect, we can do exactly this! Three days, although short, is still a good amount of time to experience some of what's on offer in South-East Queensland. In this sample tour we get to show you Brisbane, some of the local islands and the famous Gold Coast beaches.

Sample Three Day Itinerary

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

    Where: Brisbane, Moreton Bay Island and Gold Coast

    Trip Length: Three days

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

    Group size: Two people

    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

    All Activities Included: $500-600 AUD Per Person Per Day*

    Luxury Accommodation and All Activities Included: $800-$1000 AUD Per Person Per Day*

*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:

Completely bespoke - start & end at anytime, or add & remove any activity! View available activities on our See and Do page.

    Day 2: Moreton Island

  • A full day cruise to Moreton Island, allowing you the chance to see dolphins, dugongs, sea turtles and humpback whales along the way.

  • A guided snorkelling trip around a cluster of 15 shipwrecks.

  • Arrive back in Brisbane in the afternoon. From here your guide will collect you to take you to your new hotel in the Gold Coast.

  • At night experience indigenous storytelling with a fantastic dinner and show.

    Day 3: Gold Coast

  • Visit Springbrook National Park in the morning for a day of exploring one of the best natural parks in Australia with a guide.

  • Arrive back in the Gold Coast in the afternoon. Here visit the best beaches where you can relax, try surfing or paddleboard with the locals.

  • For sunset have the best view on the Gold Coastat the highest and only beachside observation deck in Australia.

Feel free to skip ahead to day 1 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.

Dinner at Eagle Street Brisbane City River

To begin we'll pick you up to travel to a wildlife sanctuary situated along the Brisbane River. The sanctuary was opened in 1927 as a refuge for sick, injured and orphaned koalas but over the years has become committed to the protection of all our native wildlife. Here you will be able to see the native favourites, koalas, kangaroos, platypuses, dingoes and many more.

In the afternoon when you are finished your guide can take you to Mount Coot-Tha a lookout that has a stunning view of Brisbane before taking you back to your hotel where you can either relax, or we can arrange a tour of the beautiful botanical gardens and the city essentials.

Tonight we are taking you to the river for dinner with a view, the restaurants along this waterfront are some of Brisbane's best, with unbeatable city and river views. You will spot plenty of night activites on the river including a paddle-steamer dinner cruise, night kayak tours and much more (Brisbane Activities).

Being your first day in the area you may want to have an early night and your guide can take you back to your hotel. However, if the night is still young, we suggest a stroll along the waterfront as it is lined with lively spots and fantastic views including the lit Story Bridge. As always we can recommend our favourite places to visit at night.

Today consists of a full day cruise to Moreton Island. Moreton Island is off the coast of Brisbane and the surrounding bay is home to a thriving marine wildlife population, allowing you the chance to see dolphins, dugongs, sea turtles and humpback whales. It's definetely worth staying at Moreton Island if you have the time, here wild dolphin feeding and sandboarding is available. Nonetheless, if time is short this cruise lets you experience the highlights. Once you reach Moreton Island you will have the chance to feed fish and take a guided snorkelling trip around a cluster of 15 shipwrecks off of the islands coast. The wrecks are home to over 200 species of fish and 130 species of coral. You have a very high chance of viewing green sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins and dugongs among the wrecks.

Canoeing and snorkelling at Moreton Island shipwrecks

There are a variety of activities available on Moreton Island including feeding wild dolphins. Furthermore, there is a variety of deluxe and luxury accommodation options available on the island that we can recommend.

Your cruise will finish in the late afternoon and your guide will be waiting to collect you once finished. From here you will be heading South of Brisbane to a new accommodation at the Gold Coast. Your guide will give you some time to relax & settle in, and will pick you up in the evening for your selected dinner location. After a full day cruise and shipwreck snorkel you’re probably tired, but if not the Gold Coast has an active nightlife with many activities. If that’s an option, as always, your guide can help point you in the right direction.

In the morning we will take you to Springbrook National Park for some scenic walks and beautiful lookouts that look over the Gold Coast hinterland and coastline. Queensland's coastal rainforests are home to many unique animals and flora, as well as some amazing geological formations like the Natural Bridge. You could easily spend a whole day in some of these national parks which have walks/hikes for all ages and fitness levels.

Any trip to the Gold Coast wouldn't be justified if you did not visit one of the world renown beaches. The Gold Coast is home to two locations that are on the World Surfing Championship list and the beaches are truly some of the most picturesque beaches in the world. So after our morning walks we will venture to Burleigh Heads beach, the current local hotspot. A relaxing afternoon at one of the lively beachside restaurants overlooking Burleigh Beach is an option. Otherwise, we can organise some paddleboards or a learn to surf session so you can experience what The Gold Coast is all about.

Unfortunately holidays must always come to an end, and depending on your departure time, you’re guide will take you back to Brisbane for your departure.

Girl surfing at sunrise Gold Coast beach

Think you need longer to explore everything? No problem, construct your own itinerary with help from your personal guide with a tour length that suits you.

Need more inspiration?

Take a look at our other sample itineraries below or check out everything there is to See and Do here.