Brisbane a great weekender

Tangalooma Resort on Moreton Island

Eat Street

Scenic Rim Walks

River To Bay Cruises

Whats New On The Gold Coast

South East Queensland Focus

The Australia and Beyond Holidays team just had a great long weekend in South East QLD we visited some great accommodation options on the Gold Coast, The new  Langham Hotel, the Dorsett and one of our family favourites the Voco. We visited the Scenic Rim, Brisbane and Tangalooma Resort on Moreton Island.

Tangalooma Resort Moreton Island

Where is Tangalooma, Moreton Island, Queensland, Australia
Tangalooma Island Resort is only a 75-minute catamaran cruise from Brisbane. The Resort is the perfect family holiday destination for guests seeking an understated yet unique adventure, educational or nature based experience – right on Brisbane’s doorstep on the incredible Moreton Island.

Protected and treasured, this is nature’s theme park where amazing natural encounters are just part of the everyday experience. With heaps of tours and activities on offer, Tangalooma is the jewel of Moreton Bay and islands. Activities on offer include Brisbane’s best Whale Watching Cruise, ATV Quad Bike Tours, Marine Discovery Cruise, the Desert Safari Tour with sand tobogganing, Snorkelling the Tangalooma Wrecks and so much more! The star attraction at the Resort is the unique guest activity of hand feeding a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins!

Visit Scenic Rim

With spectacular natural beauty, sweeping valleys and mountain ranges, the Scenic Rim is a year-round destination brimming with foodie experiences, outdoor adventure, cultural pursuits, eco escapes and visitor attractions. The region is home to Australia’s most accessible World Heritage-listed rainforests, six national parks and three lakes as well as fertile farmland and welcoming country towns. Full of things to see and do, the Scenic Rim is just 80km or an hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast in South-East Queensland.

Eat Street 

Located just 15 mins from Brisbane CBD and 12 mins from the international airport on a disused historic wharf over the Brisbane River – Covering over several hectares of land and built from 180 repurposed recycled shipping containers – Eat Street Northshore is an endless fun-filled adventure that will satisfy your taste buds matched with some of the best local live entertainment Queensland has to offer.

Featuring over 70 traders including 5 themed bars, eclectic shops and micro restaurants offering delicious dishes and tasty treats from six of the world’s seven continents including Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

River to Bay Cruises

Our custom-built fleet of high-speed vessels are some of the fastest, safest and most efficient boats operating in South-East Queensland. That means we can take you to more remote, harder-to-reach destinations faster than anyone else.

An exciting adventure awaits on our Moreton Bay Island Tour. Depart Brisbane and enjoy a quick 60-minute boat ride to the Tangalooma Wrecks to snorkel and spot wildlife. Then, stop for lunch at Dunwich (North Stradbroke) and spot koalas. Finally, enjoy a nature walk at St Helena Island National Park.

Escape the city’s hustle and bustle for an underwater adventure with River to Bay’s Tangalooma Wrecks Snorkel Tour from Redcliffe & Sandstone Point or from Brisbane. Boarding at the Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point Hotel, Bongaree Jetty, Redcliffe Jetty, or Brisbane, our fast boats will take you to Tangalooma Wrecks on Queensland’s beautiful Moreton Island in comfort.

Go on a day trip from Brisbane and discover the world’s second-largest sand island with River to Bay’s Stradbroke Island Day Tour. Departing City Botanic Gardens and Northshore Harbour, River to Bay’s custom-built vessels will take you to Stradbroke Island in an hour. At Straddie, you will spot koalas and other wildlife, relax along the sand, soak up some sunshine, and be mesmerized by the picturesque beauty of Stradbroke Island.

Eat Street

River to Bay

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Visit Scenic Rim Courtesy QLD Tourism