Travel by coach for a delightful tour of Brisbane and its surrounding areas. You will no doubt notice that beneath Brisbane's country-like charm, there is a big city's vitality. The Capital of Queensland, Brisbane is also the state's historic and cultural capital, seat of government and a major seaport. The city has also served as host for World Expo 1988 and the Goodwill Games in 2001. Brisbane was destined to become one of the bright stars of Australia's colonization and today, with a population of more than one million, it is the third largest of Australia's cities. Enjoying a semi-tropical climate, this lovely city is lushly landscaped with jacarandas, flame trees, bougainvilleas and numerous other flowers and shrubs.
Your tour will take you past the Parliament House, the Treasury Building, the old Customs House, the Cultural Centre, the magnificent Botanical Gardens and many other historical and landmark sites. You may notice that Brisbane has the look of a city that has recently grown-up. Much of the old and unsightly areas of the city have been bulldozed and replaced with glittering glass and concrete towers, hotels and paved shopping malls. The meandering Brisbane River, the lush inner city parks and the unusual blend of historic and modern architecture make this a truly unforgettable city.
Making your way beyond the metropolitan and urban areas, your coach will climb nearly 755 feet above sea level for an unparalleled panoramic view over the city from the Mt. Coot-tha lookout. A brief stop will be made here, giving you the opportunity to capture some memorable photos of the sleek skyscrapers and picturesque suburbs that comprise Brisbane today. Leaving the lookout, your coach will return you to the pier.
Please note: The order of sights visited may vary and the itinerary may be reversed. This tour does not operate with a separate guide, but rather with a driver/guide.