Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast

Day Trips from Brisbane

Day Trips from Brisbane

Gold Coast

Situated about 66 km southeast of Brisbane, Gold coast is the sixth-largest city and the largest non-capital city in Australia in terms of population. It is yet another famous day trip location from Brisbane. Among many places to see in Gold Coast, the Sea World, the number one ranked marine park in Australia, the Lamington National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site spanning over 200 kmideal for viewing fauna and flora, bushwalking and camping and the Surfers Paradise Beach, the most famous beach in Gold Coast take prominence.

Sunshine Coast

Situated on the Pacific Ocean coastline about 100 km north of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast comprises of an area of 1633 km2 including 60 km of coastline. The Sunshine Coast is the ideal place for an action-packed holiday or a quick escape from the hectic city life at any time of the year. Mooloolaba Beach ranked the sixth place among the best beaches in Australia, Noosa National Park with over 15 km of walking paths through lush rainforests and the coast, and the Australian zoo with over 1200 animals are just a few famous places in Sunshine Coast.

Moreton Island

A trip to Moreton Island is in the bucket list of every person in Brisbane. Nicknamed the little island paradise of Brisbane, it is one of the most famous tourist attractions. The island is amazing with natural sceneries including wild forest, beautiful sandy beaches, glassy lakes, massive sand dunes as well as a picturesque lighthouse. Tangalooma shipwreck is one of the best snorkeling sites near the island with crystal clear waters to view marine life as well as coral formations.

Best Backpacker pubs in Brisbane

Downunder Bar and Grill

Downunder is one of the most famous pubs in Brisbane. It’s cheap and is the ideal place for any backpacker. Hence it is always full of people hailing from every corner in the world. Various activities ranging from ladies’ night to wet t-shirt contests makes the bar all the more exciting and fun.

Cheap places to stay in Brisbane

Summer House Backpackers

Located in the popular hostel district in Brisbane CBD, it is an ideal place for any backpacker to stay. It has clean rooms and unlimited free Wi-Fi added with a free Friday BBQ on the rooftop. As all the guests at the hostel are between 18 and 35 and international travelers, you will be able to get to know fellow backpackers and share your experiences with them.

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