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The Big Bus offers a great range of Brisbane bus tours and guided experiences from many of the city's leading tour operators. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book with us, and if you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply*.

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A gift voucher from The Big Bus tour and travel guide can be put towards any of the hundreds of tours and experiences offered on our website in any Australian city, and globally via our affiliate partnership with Viator. Choose from an amazing range of wine tours, guided walks, food tours, scenic day trips, day cruises, scenic flights, and attraction tickets and passes. Our gift vouchers come with three years validity from the date of purchase and flexible cancellation terms if COVID-19 outbreaks occur.
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Brisbane Koala Cruise to Lone Pine Sanctuary (return cruise and wildlife park entry)

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Cruise along the mighty Brisbane River from the CBD to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to meet Australia’s most famous native animal. The renowned wildlife park is also home to kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and many other iconic species. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxed cruise back to Brisbane. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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From $33.00

Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise with Morning Tea

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No visit to Brisbane would be complete without doing a river cruise. This popular 1.5-hour morning cruise departs from the South Bank cultural precinct and includes informative commentary and a delightful Devonshire morning tea. Have your smart phone or camera fully charged; there are plenty of amazing photo opportunities along the way! COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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From $165.00

Brisbane Wine Tour to Mount Tamborine with Lunch

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Spend a fabulous day out from Brisbane visiting a selection of the boutique wineries on Mount Tamborine for tastings. You'll enjoy the convenience of pick-up from your home or hotel, and commentary from your friendly guide along the way. A superb winery lunch is included. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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Brisbane Morning City Tour with River Cruise

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Get a taste of what makes Brisbane so special during this half-day coach tour of the Queensland capital. You'll see the CBD's key sights and enjoy a cruise with morning tea on the mighty Brisbane River. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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From $110.00

Brisbane Afternoon Sightseeing Tour with Mount Coot-tha and Brewery Visit

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Get a fabulous introduction to the River City on this afternoon coach tour of Brisbane. You'll take in the incredible city and bay views from the Mount Coot-tha lookout, and do a tour and tasting at the iconic XXXX Brewery. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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O'Reilly's and Lamington National Park Tour from Brisbane

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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is located in the heart of the lush UNESCO World Heritage listed-Lamington National Park, with its forested mountain peaks and glorious waterfalls. Explore the region on this great day out from Brisbane, which includes a visit to the quaint village of Mount Tamborine. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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From $139.00

Gold Coast Day Tour from Brisbane with Canal Cruise and Lunch

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The Gold Coast is a giant playground of stunning beaches and rainforest hinterland, famous theme parks, world-class cafes and restaurants, and so much more. Enjoy an exciting day out from Brisbane as you explore the region with a local guide. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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From $169.00

North Stradbroke Island Tour from Brisbane

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North Stradbroke Island may only be a 45-minute ferry ride from the Queensland coast, but it's like stepping into another world. Soak up the beauty of the island's pristine beaches, rainforest and rugged headlands, and spot iconic native animals. This amazing day out from Brisbane is a must-do! COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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Springbrook and Tamborine National Park Tour from Brisbane

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Get up close and personal with the ancient rainforests of the Springbrook and Tamborine National Parks on this fabulous full day tour from Brisbane. You’ll visit the famous Natural Bridge and a glow-worm cave. A hearty lunch at one of the region’s wineries is included in the cost of the tour. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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St Helena Island Cruise and Walking Tour, Brisbane

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Brisbane’s St Helena Island cruise and tour will transport you across Moreton Bay and back in time. Once you reach the island, a costumed theatre performer will lead you on a tour of the ruins of the 19th century prison settlement. You’ll also enjoy a delicious picnic lunch, before boarding your return cruise to the mainland. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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Sunshine Coast Day Tour from Brisbane with Eumundi Markets

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Enjoy a great day out from Brisbane exploring the gorgeous Sunshine Coast with a local guide. You'll visit holiday hotspot Noosa, explore the sublime Hinterland town of Montville, taste-test the wares of the famous Yandina Ginger Factory, and shop up a storm at the iconic Eumundi Markets. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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Brisbane City Sightseeing Tour with River Cruise (full day)

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Experience the best of Brisbane on this fabulous full day city sightseeing tour. You'll explore the CBD by comfortable coach, enjoy a cruise with morning tea along the mighty Brisbane River, and go behind the scenes at the famous XXXX Brewery at Milton. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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Croc Express to Australia Zoo from Brisbane

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Meet the scaly, furry and feathered locals at fabulous Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast. This tour includes a return coach transfer from Brisbane to the park and entry tickets. Get up close and personal with native and exotic animals. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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Dreamworld Theme Park Tour from Brisbane

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Spend an amazing day at Dreamworld — one of South East Queensland's premier theme parks. This tour includes a return coach transfer to the park and entry tickets. Spend your day enjoying more than 40 rides and attractions throughout the park. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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Movie World Theme Park Tour from Brisbane

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Enjoy a day of star-studded fun at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast. This tour includes a return coach transfer to the famous theme park from Brisbane and entry tickets. Enjoy first-class rides and see action-packed shows. COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
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Top Brisbane bus tours and guided experiences
Top Brisbane bus tours and guided experiences

Ten of the best Brisbane bus tours and experiences

Brisbane offers an array of tours and guided experiences. Here are ten top options that will show you the best of the River City.

1. Brisbane City Sightseeing Tour (full day)

On this fabulous full day city tour by coach, you’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort and cover the majority of Brisbane’s key sights. The tour features live commentary and includes a river cruise with a Devonshire morning tea served onboard. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour and tasting at the iconic XXXX Brewery.

Brisbane Full Day City Tour with River Cruise and Brewery Visit
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Featured Guest Review:

I’m so glad that we were able to do this tour. Our expert driver took us to all major parts of the city. The tour is aimed at the sights and sounds of Brisbane with walks through the beautiful botanical garden, a river cruise, and an optional ride on the Wheel of Brisbane. The tour groups are small, which makes it pleasant and enjoyable. Mi Irû C (via TripAdvisor)



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Top Brisbane bus tours and guided experiences: Mount Coot-tha Summit Lookout

2. Gold Coast Day Tour with Canal Cruise and Lunch

The Gold Coast is a giant playground of stunning beaches and rainforest hinterland, famous theme parks, world-class cafes and restaurants, and so much more. Enjoy an exciting day out from Brisbane as you explore the ‘Goldie’ with a local guide.


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Top Brisbane bus tours and guided experiences: Explore the Gold Coast.

3. Whale Watching Cruise

There’s perhaps no better place to observe the mighty humpback whales on their annual migration than on the clam waters of Brisbane’s Moreton Bay. Enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch as you watch these gentle giants breach, blow and play — sometimes within metres of your boat! Pick-up from Brisbane is included.

4. Mount Tamborine Winery Tour

Beautiful Mount Tamborine, located half-way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, offers lots of delicious delights, not least of all a burgeoning wine scene. It could well be the region’s best kept secret, so join a full day grape grazing tour to find out more. This tour includes tastings and lunch.


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Visit Cedar Creek Estate on a Mount Tamborine wine tour. Image: Alamy

5. Koala and River Cruise

A cruise up the mighty Brisbane River to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has been a cherished favourite with locals and visitors to the River City for several decades. Much of Brisbane’s history has played out along the banks of the river and the commentary on board the cruise gives a compelling account of the facts and mysteries over the years.

Lone Pine is one of the few places in Australia where it’s legal to hold a koala. A day out doesn’t get any more ‘Aussie’ than this!


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Top Brisbane bus tours and guided experiences: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

6. City Lights Dinner Cruise

Experience the magic of the Brisbane city lights on board the iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner as you cruise past many of Brisbane’s most popular landmarks lit up, including the breathtaking Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point cliffs, Maritime Museum, South Bank precinct, Story Bridge and many more.


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Top Brisbane bus tours and guided experiences: City Lights Dinner Cruise

7. City Segway Tour

Time to take in more of Brisbane’s inner-city sights on a guided Segway tour. This is seriously the most fun you can have on two wheels and pretty much anyone can master it. It’s all about weight transfer. Easy! Zip your way around the Botanical Gardens, South Bank Parklands, the Story Bridge and many more Brissy icons. Small group sizes and a personal approach make this tour a winner.

8. North Stradbroke Island Day in Paradise Tour

Unspoilt sandy beaches, warm clear water, lazy lunches and a relaxed vibe are all part of the quintessential Queensland island lifestyle, but sometimes you don’t have to travel too far to find yourself in paradise. Enjoy a day of discovery on North Stradbroke Island in Brisbane’s beautiful Moreton Bay, including lunch at the iconic Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel. Highlights on these ‘Straddie’ tours include a visit to Brown Lake and a stroll on the pristine sandy beach at Amity Point.


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Top Brisbane bus tours and guided experiences: North Stradbroke Island

9. Prison Life Experience on St Helena Island

While Brisbane is Australia’s third oldest capital city (by year of settlement) behind Sydney and Hobart, evidence of colonial heritage is not as easy to find here — unless you know where to look. St Helena Island in Moreton Bay is a fascinating time capsule of the region’s early history. Explore the island with your hosts in colonial period costume and character. A picnic lunch is included.


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Top Brisbane bus tours and guided experiences: St Helena Island

10. Brisbane River Lunch Cruise

The Kookaburra River Queen paddle wheelers have been a familiar sight on the Brisbane River since Expo 88. Kick back and relax on a sensational two-hour lunch cruise, which includes a buffet of seasonal dishes and live music.

Browse our full range of Brisbane tours and experiences here. We offer a Best Price Guarantee and COVID-19 Cancellation Guarantee.

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