Enjoy going out with your new friends in and around Brisbane anytime. The Activities Office can help you with discounted tickets, advice and to organise trips away.

1. Brisbane and surroundings

Southbank

Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

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Brisbane and surroundings

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Springbrook National Park

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2. Experience foods from around the world at Eat Street

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3. Gold Coast and theme parks

Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast)

Theme parks

Australia’s biggest theme parks are all here: Seaworld, Dreamworld, Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild and Whitewater World. Travel by public transport to: 

  • Seaworld for classic rides and marine life including polar bears, penguins, shark bay and dolphin shows
  • Dreamworld for big scary rides, tigers, crocodiles, and a large range of native animals
  • Movie World for movie-themed rides, rollercoasters and stunt shows
  • Currumbin wildlife sanctuary.

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4. Islands close to Brisbane

Stradbroke Island

Moreton Island

Fraser Island

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5. Noosa and Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast offers many top beaches including Noosa and Mooloolaba.  Sunshine Coast also offers great youth hostels and food, as well as beautiful rainforest walks and mountain views.

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6. Great Barrier Reef

Take a road trip up to the Great Barrier Reef during session break - go snorkelling amongst the spectacular coral and fish, see turtle nesting and hatching (December to February) or humpback whales (June to November).

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