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W Brisbane is the ultimate base to explore the best of South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales’ spectacular natural wonders. If one of these natural beauties tickles your fancy, our Whatever/ Whenever team can arrange an unforgettable day trip that will give your Instagram feed some serious cred. Just ask.
MORETON ISLAND (TANGALOOMA)
Soak in Moreton Island’s tropical vibes and revel in unspoilt beaches with crystal clear water and native flora and fauna with an abundance of white sand between your toes – it is the third largest sand island in the world after all. If you’re feeling adventurous dare to snorkel the mysterious shipwrecks located off the beach to witness a hidden world under the sea, take a toboggan down the towering sand dunes or while you’re there meet the locals with daily wild dolphin feeding off the beach at sunset. Consider this Brisbane’s best kept secret.
Located an hour’s drive south of Brisbane, Australia’s ‘Glitter Strip’ is home to a sparkling coastline of world renowned beaches featuring some of the best surf in the country, theme parks and glam night life.
From South Stradbroke Island to Coolangatta dive into the Gold Coast’s surf beaches and experience one of the many leisure activities on offer. From surfing lessons, stand-up paddle boarding, luxury yachting, jet skiing, thrilling rides to gigantic water slides, the Gold Coast has it all.
For those looking to fuel their hedonistic desires, put the Gold Coast’s designer shopping malls, indulgent restaurants and lively night clubs at the top of your list.
GOLD COAST HINTERLAND
Often referred to as the green behind the gold, the Gold Coast Hinterland is nirvana for nature lovers.
Explore one of the many national parks, including world heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest with panoramic views and streaming waterfalls.
Illuminate your journey with a nocturnal eco-certified tour of Natural Bridge to spot an incandescent colony of glow worms, a truly magical experience.
For connoisseurs, visit one of the wineries and indulge in local wine and cheese to your heart’s content. Antiques, artisan galleries and quirky crystal shops are a must-visit along Gallery Walk. Don’t forget to try the fudge.
A little more relaxed than its southern Gold Coast cousin, the Sunshine Coast is renowned for its pristine beaches, magnificent mountains and lush green valleys.
The Glass House Mountains prehistoric volcanic peaks will take your breath away or just a short drive further you can visit Australia Zoo for the ultimate Australian wildlife experience where you can get up close and personal with a crocodile… Crikey! Or play it safe and cuddle a koala.
If you’re planning to head straight for the beach, get a one way ticket to Noosa Heads, featuring a stunning national park rimmed with beautiful beaches, charming cafes and boutique shopping.
SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND
Soak in an abundance of natural beauty as you discover the rolling hills, awe-inspiring countryside and epic rainforests of the Sunshine Coast’s Hinterland.
Stop by at one of the limitless lookouts to uncover postcard-perfect views out to the majestic Pacific Ocean.
If you’re feeling adventurous, embark on a hike through Kondalilla National Park where ancient hug-worthy trees, native wildlife and towering waterfalls are alive.
Once the hunger pangs kick in, refuel with a pit stop at one of the pretty parks and unpack a gourmet picnic created by our Chefs or enjoy local hospitality at an Aussie pub or eclectic cafe along the way.
Byron Bay is always a good idea. Hip and happening, this free spirited coastal town knows what’s up.
Located in Northern New South Wales at the most easterly point of Australia, here you can get a taste of Byron’s bohemian lifestyle.
Zen out and experience beachside yoga and meditation, or hang ten and go for a surf or stand-up paddle board at one of Byron’s stunning beaches. Boutique shopping, bars and fresh cuisine line the main street with plenty of delicious options to satisfy your cravings.
While you’re here, take a short trek up to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse and soak in uninterrupted, panoramic views of the ocean, Byron Bay Hinterland and the spectacular coastline. Absolute bliss.