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Brisbane, Gold Coast, Lamington, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.
Brisbane will usually be your entry point for the area that includes the Gold Coast, Lamington National Park, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. To get a good feel for the area look at our Map of Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, Lamington, Noosa, Fraser Island, Byron Bay Australia.
To find your way around Brisbane City on Australian.com, look at the Map of Brisbane Australia.
Distances can be deceptive, so you might want to make decisions about Hotels and Accommodation in Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, Lamington or Noosa before making a final decision on your tours, experiences and activities.
Brisbane City Sightseeing, Tours and Day Trips.
Brisbane is an easy city to get around in - the main Downtown area is on a finger of land that is defined by a loop in the Brisbane River. There are many Kilometres of walking and bicycle paths around the city, and most tours and activities leave on a daily basis.
The Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise.
The Kilometres of wonderful beaches that stretch south from Brisbane have give rise to the aptly described Surfers Paradise area. Also known as The Gold Coast, the whole stretch of high rise accommodations, restaurants and Theme Parks is an experience all of its own. Many of the best Family Friendly Brisbane tours and activities are found on the Gold Coast.
Brisbane Tours Activities and Sightseeing
Tours, Activities, Experiences and Sightseeing In and Around Brisbane, Gold Coast, Lamington, Noosa, Fraser Island
Lamington National Park.
The first European settlers arrived in the hills and valleys of the heavily timbered area inland from Brisbane in the mid 1800's, but it was not until 1915 that the Lamington National Park was proclaimed. Named after Lord Lamington, then Governor of Queensland, it has become a major habitat of Australian Wildlife and birdlife in particular. Lord Lamington also gave his name to the Iconic Australian dessert, the "Lammo", or Lamington Cake. Accommodation in the Lamington National Park is at Canungra - Australian.com - Hotels in Canungra. For a day in Lamington from Brisbane, the excellent O'Reilly's Lamington National Park and Tree Top Canopy Tour is available from Brisbane City.
The legacy of the famous Steve Irwin, and now operated by his wife, Terry, the Australia Zoo is one of the most famous names in Australian Tourism. Steve Irwin was tragically killed in a Barrier Reef diving accident in September of 2006, but "The Crocodile Hunter's" Australia Zoo continues to draw thousands of visitors yearly. It can easily be visited on the Australia Zoo by Croc Express Coach Tour from Brisbane.
Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.
As you drive north from Brisbane, the road swings inland as it passes the Bribie Island National Park and then allows you to swing back to the coast at Caloundra. This is an area of wonderful beaches stretching north through Maroochydore, Marcoola and Sunrise Beach before arriving at Noosa. The sand is golden, the waters of the Pacific Ocean clear and the area provides some of the best warm water surfing in Australia. Noosa & Sunshine Coast Deals & Specials are available from Brisbane. If you are driving yourself to the Sunshine Coast, find your hotel at Australian.com - Hotels in Noosa.
Leaving Noosa , the main road swings inland again, becoming the A1 just near Gympie and then heading north to Maryborough, the main access point for Fraser Island. Some 200 Kms (120 miles) north of Brisbane, Fraser Island is reputedly the largest sand island in the world. It has a number of interesting natural features, from Eucalyptus woodlands to high sand dunes and coastal heath areas. It is ecologically unusual in that it has a type of fungus that grows in the sand and releases nutrients that allow vegetation to grow in an otherwise inhospitable environment. The Fraser Island 4WD Eco Day Trip is available from Brisbane to experience the unusual nature of this Australian National Park and World Heritage area.
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