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Brisbane & the Gold Coast

Brisbane & the Gold Coast Holidays

Discover cosmopolitan Brisbane, gateway to the Gold Coast and enjoy The Queen Street Mall, the Botanic Gardens and the South Bank with its markets, landscaped gardens and swimming lagoon. Explore the Gold Coast’s fabulous beaches and World Heritage Rainforest at Lamington National Park. Stay in lively Surfers Paradise, or for a quieter alternative, choose upmarket Broadwater or laidback Coolangatta.

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Here's a selection of our most popular holidays in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
If you'd like to see how you could fit this state into a wider exploration of the country - take a look at our Australia Holidays page.
Queensland Coast & Hinterland
15 days / 14 nights
from £2,166
  • Brisbane
  • Lamington National Park
  • Montville
  • Rainbow Beach
  • Lady Elliot Island
  • Noosa Heads

  • Luxury Queensland
    14 days / 13 nights
    from £4,673
  • Brisbane
  • Scenic Rim
  • Hayman Island
  • Lizard Island
  • Cairns

  • Nature Queensland
    16 days / 15 nights
    from £2,287
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Port Douglas
  • Fraser Island
  • Heron Island

  • Queensland Thrills & Spills
    20 days / 19 nights
    from £Please contact us
  • Animal Encounters
  • Hamilton Island
  • Whitsunday Islands

  • Barrier Reef Roaming - Motorhome Holiday
    14 days / 13 nights
    from £852
  • Brisbane
  • Noosa
  • Hervey Bay
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Airlie Beach
  • Mission Beach
  • Port Douglas

  • East Coast Islands & Rainforest
    12 days / 11 nights
    from £3,125
  • Sydney
  • Gold Coast
  • Hervey Bay
  • Hamilton Island
  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef


    The Johnson Brisbane - Art Series
    from £66
  • Restaurant, café & bar
  • Stunning 50 metre pool
  • Gym
  • Art tours
  • Smart car, bike & scooter hire
  • Limited parking from $30 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • Next Hotel Brisbane
    from £43
  • Restaurant, bar & pool bar
  • Infinity pool
  • Transit lounge with sleep pods & showers
  • Gym
  • Parking from $45 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • QT Gold Coast
    Gold Coast
    from £79
  • 3 restaurants & a bar
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis courts
  • Free use of bikes
  • Parking from $10 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • O'Reillys Rainforest Retreat
    Nature Retreats Beyond Brisbane
    from £73
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Café
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Treetop walk
  • Daily rotating activities (most payable locally)
  • Walking trails
  • Free parking

  • Tangalooma Island Resort
    Nature Retreats Beyond Brisbane
    from £65
  • 3 restaurants, a café & a bar
  • 2 pools
  • Spa
  • Children’s playground
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • Daily rotating activities including nature cruises & scenic flights (most payable locally

  • Sanctuary By Sirromet
    Nature Retreats Beyond Brisbane
    from £91
  • 2 restaurants
  • Café
  • Winery tours and tastings (payable locally)
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi


    Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure
    Approx 11-12 hours
    from £135
  • Wild bottlenose dolphins
  • Desert Safari or Marine Discovery Cruise
  • Whale Watching Cruise or Shipwreck Snorkelling

  • Australia Zoo General Admission
    Approx 8 hours
    from £41
  • Crocodile Feeding
  • Free-flight bird show
  • Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

  • Koala Sanctuary & River Cruise
    Approx 5.5 hours
    from £49
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Cruise the Brisbane River
  • Get up close to koalas

  • Brisbane by Bicycle
    3.5 hours
    from £61
  • Cycling tour of Brisbane
  • Picnic in a park
  • Small group

  • Tamborine Mountain Winery Tour
    Approx 8 hours
    from £92
  • Visit award-winning wineries
  • Small group tour
  • Witches Cheese Factory

  • Gold Coast Hinterland Hot Air Balloon Flight
    Approx 6-7 hours
    from £208
  • Fly over Gold Coast Hinterland
  • O’Reilly’s for breakfast
  • Glass of Champagne

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    Recommended Immunisations

    Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio booster
    Yellow Fever

    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

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    Enjoy comprehensive cover in Brisbane & the Gold Coast from just £55 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

    Visa information given is given for British citizens holding a valid UK passport with at least 6 months validity remaining. Immunisation guidelines assume routine UK childhood immunisation has been given and will not apply to all situations. Medical advice should be sought. Your Trailfinders consultant will advise you of the specific visa and immunisation requirements for your trip.


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