Pre and Post Conference Tour Options
Ensure you make your long journey to Australia worthwhile by adding some extra days to your itinerary before and after DIS 2016. Please find below a selection of pre and post conference tour options. You may also want to attend the Media Architecture Biennale in Sydney from 1 – 4 June 2016 together with the Vivid Festival of Light, Music & Ideas. For more things to do in Brisbane and South East Queensland, check out visitbrisbane.com.au/things-to-do
Story Bridge Adventure Climb
The Story Bridge Adventure Climb is one of only four bridge climbs in the world and is a spectacular way to discover Brisbane. Reach the top and be rewarded with a 360 degree view of the city, river and surrounding mountains.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Cuddle a koala anytime, handfeed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings.
Just 25km off Brisbane’s shore is the third largest sand island in the world. Crystal-clear lakes and lagoons exist among tall sand dunes, abundant wildflowers and pristine beaches. Hand feed wild dolphins, and dive or snorkel among mysterious wrecks and pristine waters, or watch silhouettes of fishermen casting their lines in lingering twilight. The adventurous can try quad biking, four-wheel-driving or sand tobogganing. Chances are you’ll want to extend your stay at the resort or pitch a tent for the night.
Tangalooma Day Cruise
Situated right on Brisbane’s doorstep, the beautiful Moreton Bay with its unspoilt islands, is a remarkable setting for a range of wonderful activities and adventures. Enjoy a high speed catamaran trip to the Island and then spend the day exploring its natural wonders.
Operating on the beachfront of Tangalooma Island Resort, Tangatours is an exciting adventure and tourism operator which provides both land and water based activities to the resort and day guests.
What a perfect way to spend a day in paradise, sailing along the crystal clear waters of Moreton Bay in one of their easy to use Catamarans, getting up close and personal with the large array of sea life on their fish feeding, snorkelling or diving tours and much much more!
North Stradbroke Island
Straddie (to the locals) is known for some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in Australia. An ideal holiday destination for families, groups of friends and day trippers, the island is famous for its scenic headlands, rolling surf and endless white sandy beaches. Three little townships on the island provide a relaxed village atmosphere with a variety of cafes and restaurants often filled with locals, surfers and sun-baked tourists. Go whale watching from Point Lookout, the best land-based whale-watching site in the world, experience some of the best views on the island from The Gorge Walk or take a dip in one of the island’s freshwater lakes.
North Stradbroke Island Surfschool
Remarkable location, fantastic coaches and quality equipment. Learn to surf with dolphins as buddies. Cylinder Beach is a world class venue right on Brisbane’s door step. All equipment is supplied including safe learn to surf boards, rash/sun vests and wetsuits if needed.
North Stradbroke Island has plenty to offer the adventurous visitor of all ages. The award winning tour company Straddie Adventures specialise in sea kayaking, sand boarding, four wheel drive tours and snorkelling adventure for visitors to the island.
Australia Zoo Croc Express Tour
Undoubtedly a highlight of any visit to Queensland is a trip to Australia Zoo. Made famous by the antics of Steve and Terri Irwin and their global documentaries, the Zoo is now a living legacy to Steve and his wildlife conservation efforts.
Dreamworld and WhiteWater World
Dreamworld, Australia’s largest theme park, includs 50 rides and attractions, as well as wildlife within 8 different worlds. Among the many attractions, Dreamworld has the tallest and fastest thrill rides in Australia, as well as precincts dedicated to DreamWorks™ and The Wiggles™, offering fun for people of every age. Dreamworld is also home to Tiger Island, the world’s largest interactive tiger facility.
Co-located with Dreamworld, Dreamworld’s sister attraction is Whitewater World. WhiteWater World complements the Dreamworld experience with 30 thrill slides and 22 lifeguards, including dedicated precincts for toddlers though to thrill seekers.
Movie World where movies come to life and everyone’s a star. Meet your favourite stars and super heroes, experience the adrenaline pumping thrill rides and watch an array of spectacular shows.
Sea World is the premier marine animal park in Australia, offering amazing attractions and rides for all ages.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast has long been one of the most popular attractions in south-east Queensland. Get up close with a ton of the best and cutest native Aussie and exotic wildlife at the many interactive displays and wide-open enclosures while walking amongst the lush, comfortable eucalyptus and rainforest environments. All your animal favourites are here – cuddle and have your photo taken with a koala, get up close with crocodiles, hand-feed the many friendly kangaroos and much, much more. Be sure to stay around for the daily Rainbow Lorrikeet feeding – one of the main attractions!