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Enjoy a self-driving journey at leisure through the New South Wales region. See a koala sanctuary, discover the marine life of Tangalooma, and stroll through the rainforest at Lamington National Park in Queensland.

  • Round-trip flight to Brisbane, Australia
  • 9 nights of accommodation in 4* hotel or similar
  • Private airport transfer to hotel in Brisbane on arrival
  • Entry into the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and a river cruise upon return
  • Boat transfer, lunch, and Eco Ranger Experience
  • Tangalooma Marine Discovery day pass with access to resort and full use of facilities
  • 5-day car rental (Hyundai i30 or similar with inclusive cover)
  • Lamington National Park guided rainforest tour
  • Travel Protection: Cancel up to 3 days prior

Book by Apr 30!

Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton
Jun 1-Nov 30, 2024 from $4199 + $213 tax
Dec 1, 2024-Feb 28, 2025 from $4999 + $213 tax
Victoria, Kelowna, Winnipeg from $300 more
Toronto, Montreal, Halifax from $700 more

Not included

  • Optional excursions
  • Porterage fees
  • Any meals/beverages (unless specified)
  • Fuel, parking fees, traffic violations, additional driver fee, car upgrades, roadside assistance, insurance coverages, child car seats, luggage racks, additional rental nights, late drop off fees
  • Airport service charges, personal accident insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Visa requirements
  • The sequence of the itinerary may be altered for reasons beyond the supplier’s control, such as accommodation availability, weather, national events, strikes, etc.

Hotels: Will be assigned by the supplier up to 3 days prior to departure. Travel Best Bets has no control over the hotels and their location that are arranged for this package.

Suggested Itinerary

Excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, or replaced with an alternate option depending on availability, weather, seasonality and operational reasons beyond the supplier’s control.

Day 1:  Depart Canada

Fly to Brisbane

Day 2: Arrive Brisbane

Upon arrival to Brisbane, take your private transfer to your hotel and check in, where you will spend the next four nights.

Enjoy your day at leisure to explore the stunning harbour, cultural life, dynamic food scene and vibrant cityscape of the city, as well as its outstanding contemporary and colonial architecture.

Day 3: Brisbane

Make your way to the Cultural Centre Public Pontoon for your early morning meet up with your group to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and to enjoy a river cruise on the way back.

Enjoy the informative commentary from your captain as you glide along Brisbane’s waterfront. You’ll also have three hours to explore the world’s largest koala sanctuary and see platypuses up close.

Return to hotel and enjoy the rest of the day your way.

Day 4: Brisbane – Tangalooma (L)

Meet the group for an excursion to Tangalooma, where you enjoy a cruise along the Moreton Bay Region’s protected marine park. Motor along the bay in a pontoon boat with a knowledgeable guide and catch a glimpse of the marine life beneath the surface.

Return to hotel and spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 5: Brisbane at Leisure 

Enjoy the day exploring the city at a leisurely pace.

Day 6: Brisbane – Lamington National Park

Check out of your hotel and pick up the car rental to drive to the Lamington National Park. Check into the hotel for two nights.

Day 7: Lamington National Park

All aboard the four-wheel-drive bus for a guided rainforest tour to the mystical Glow Worm Experience! Perch yourself beside the secluded gully, home to millions of ancient glow worms illuminating the cliff face in a blanket of twinkling stars.

Keep your eyes peeled for other nocturnal dwellers such as pademelons, possums, bandicoots, frogs, insects and even a carpet python or a Lamington spiny crayfish (if you’re lucky)! Torches are required on this evening tour.

Day 8: Lamington National Park – Gold Coast

Check out of your hotel and head to the Gold Coast for the following two nights.

The Gold Coast is a modern city of glittering high-rise buildings built around superb beaches, including the world renowned ‘Surfers Paradise’.

Dive into the lively nightlife nearby, international theme parks, and designer boutiques. Experience the opulent Palazzo Versace or head to the hinterland for rainforest walks and spa retreats.

Day 9: Gold Coast at Leisure

Continue exploring the region at your own pace.

Day 10: Gold Coast – Brisbane

Check out of your hotel and make your way back to Brisbane, where you will check into an airport hotel for the evening.

Day 11: Brisbane

Return your rental car at the airport and board your flight back to Canada.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287