This sample five 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! Five days is a great amount of time to experience South-East Queensland, allowing you to see the highlights, get away from the tourist hotspots and also venture further away to places unfortunately a lot of tourists miss due to time constraints.
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Where: Brisbane, Mount Tamborine, Gold Coast and Byron Bay
Trip Length: Five days
Style of Tour: Luxury (we offer tours for any budget!)
Group size: Two people
Dates: Any dates! (Please note whale watching is seasonal)
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.
Completely bespoke - start & end at anytime, or add & remove any activity! View available activities on our See and Do page.
Day 1: Brisbane
Your personal tour guide collects you in the morning for a breakfast and stroll through Brisbane Parklands.
Helicopter tour over Moreton Bay Marine Park and the Brisbane Hinterland.
Helicopter lands at Sirromet Winery Estate for winery tour and lunch.
Transport back to five-star accommodation - your choice of a walking tour or free time.
Dinner along the Brisbane River overlooking the iconic Story Bridge.
Day 2: Mount Tamborine
Your guide will collect you for breakfast or brunch and take you to Mount Tamborine.
A guided walk or hike through Mount Tamborine nature trails (we can accommodate all fitness levels).
Visit a Glow Worm Cave and explore the Rainforest Canopy.
Transport to your new five-star accommodation on the Gold Coast.
Dinner and a Show at the Outback Spectacular or Dracula’s.
Day 3: Gold Coast
Start the day with some gentle giants on a Whale Watching tour
Visit Gold Coast best beaches, where the locals go. Learn to surf, paddleboard or just relax!
For sunset visit the highest and only beachside observation deck in Australia for 360-degree views of the Gold Coast and Hinterland. Take it to the next level and climb to the top of the 270m building.
Day 4: Gold Coast to Byron Bay
Start the day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and see rescued iconic Australian animals.
Venture into New South Wales, visit the beautiful Husk Farm Distillery and quaint small towns of the Tweed Region.
Continue the journey to Byron Bay, when you arrive, explore the relaxed and vibrant coastal town visit the beaches.
Your chosen Spa or Relaxation experience.
Day 5: Byron Bay and Departure
A early wake-up for a Sunrise Hot Air Balloon journey over the stunning Byron Bay Hinterland.
The Hot Air Balloon touches down at The Farm, undoubtedly one of the best resturants in the area, so if it suits you can have breakfast here.
Back to Byron for your remaining time before transport to your departure location.
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.
Australia is known for it’s exceptional coffee and cafe culture, with Brisbane being no exception. First we’ll take you for a walking tour in South bank, where you can grab a coffee or a light breakfast as we have a big lunch planned. South Bank is a cultural hub in Brisbane, situated on the Brisbane River, it’s here you find museums, art exhibitions, theatre and more. However it also offers some stunning river views, lovely parklands and a popular local man-made beach right in the heart of Brisbane.
Next you will be whisked away to your private helicopter, your guide will say goodbye for now as you are taken on a scenic flight over Moreton Bay just off the coast of Brisbane. Your flight will provide amazing views of the Bay and Stradbroke island, before circling back to land at Sirromet Winery situated in a beautiful, rolling hill country-side estate in Brisbane. Here you will taste local wines accompanied by a wonderful lunch. It is not uncommon to spot wild wallabies and kangaroo’s hopping in between the vines here. This is one of our favourite locations and you will see why. After lunch you will be reunited with your guide to continue your getaway, after the wine it’s probably lucky we are the ones driving.
In the afternoon your guide will drop you back off at your hotel, to recover from any lingering jet-lag or food induced comatose states. You can utilise this independent time to explore the inner Brisbane City or just relax. All our clients are provided with pre-arrival documents to take advantage of and included in this complimentary package is self-guided walks for any of the areas you stay at.
At night we will take you to dinner situated on the banks of the Brisbane River, with marvellous views of the lit Story Bridge and river activities.
Getting away from Brisbane, your guide will collect you at your leisure from your accommodation in the morning, and we will start the day with a typical Australian brunch at one of our favourite spots. Afterwards we’re heading south towards the Gold Coast but first we will call in to Mount Tamborine, located within the Gold Coast hinterland.
Explore a network of nature trails throughout Mount Tamborine National Park as you walk past Australian gumtrees, thundering waterfalls and spectacular views. Here you will visit a glow worm cave with thousands of native worms in their protected environment. Afterwards visit the rainforest canopy on a self-guided walk 1.5km (about a mile) walk, 30m (100 ft) above the ground. In Mount Tamborine we can organise another delicious winerie lunch, just a drink or if you are still full from earlier we can skip it all together.
From Mount Tamborine we will continue to the Gold Coast where we will let you get settled into your new hotel. As you look out from your hotel you will instantly realise where the Gold Coast gets its name. We will collect you in the evening for your chosen dinner location, here the nightlife is rife with many activities. Perhaps a Dinner and a Show where you journey to the heartland of Australia, the outback. Utilising a transformative arena and highly trained horses, immerse yourself in the story of two struggling ‘Aussie’ farmers. Alternatively, if you would prefer something with a bit more risqué comedy, another cabaret-esque dinner and show option is Dracula’s, an equally excellent option but not very child friendly.
The Gold Coast is lucky enough to be home to the migration route for Humpback Wales, in the morning you will be taken on a whale watching tour off the coast for a near guaranteed sighting of these gentle giants in their natural habitat. If you’re lucky you may spot Australia’s elusive, yet most famous whale, Migaloo, the all-white humpback whale.
In the afternoon we are getting you away from the not so nice crowded tourist beaches, heading to local hot spots where you can paddle-board, kayak or get amongst the locals and learn to surf. But if that’s not your cup of tea, you can just relax by the beach and take in the splendour.
For sunset you will feel as if you are flying again, as you head up to The SkyPoint Observation Deck. This 360-degree observation deck is on the 77th floor of a Gold Coast skyscraper, it is the only beachside observation deck in Australia. This observation deck provides unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and the endless gold coastline from where the Gold Coast gets its name.
Because we are completely bespoke this is highly dependant on what activities you choose and whether we are arranging your accommodation for you.
If we haven’t seen much of the native Australian animals yet, today’s your guarantee as we visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, with rescued Koalas, Kangaroos and more. Spend as much time as you like here, but once you think you have cuddled enough koalas and fed enough kangaroos we have still so much to see.
Continuing south in our journey we will cross the border into New South Wales heading towards the famous Byron Bay. Along the way we can visit lovely local markets, distilleries or the beautiful towns that would be missed by any other tour. You could spend five days alone visiting all the individual towns, all of which offer a completely different atmosphere and their distinct cultural vibe. After we show you a favourite or two, we’ll continue our journey to Byron Bay.
Byron Bay is a coastal town on the most eastern-point of Australia, a year-round travel destination known for it’s spectacular beaches, amazing hinterland, vibrant community and laid-back vibe. We will arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon, once you are settled in we will leave you to your own devices. Explore the town, visit the beach but if you would prefer a tour of the area, that can always be arranged. Byron Bay is also a mindful & spiritual place, with an abundance of spa, yoga and meditation experiences available.
With plenty of delicious food options available, dinner will be a difficult choice, as always our guides will provide recommendations of our favourite spots. Afterwards, if you are interested, our guides will also happily point out where you can catch some live music for a late night boogie.
An early rise for your last day, but for good reason, as you will be taken for a magnificent sunrise hot air balloon flight over the New South Wales country-side. Floating gently above the lush green rolling hills of Byron Bay’s hinterland, this unique experience is absolutely breath-taking, with splendid diverse views of the country, gorgeous beaches and Mount Warning the lingering remnant of a historic volcano.
Once you land you will have breakfast in the country-side, after which, depending on your departure flight times from Brisbane, you’re guide will collect you and begin your return to Brisbane for your departure. Otherwise we will return to your accommodation for a few more hours to explore Byron, the laid back and free spirited attitude of the town will make you want to stay forever. Alas, holidays must always come to an end, and once you’re ready your guide will take you back to Brisbane for your departure.
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.
Take a look at our other sample itineraries below or check out everything there is to See and Do here.
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Length: Four Days | Style: Luxury