Magical Mystery Tours, Brisbane and South-East

Multiple Locations

Experience Brisbane City, Sunshine or Gold Coast like never before. Wildlife, mountains, the City, rainforests, waterfalls, pubs, beaches, lookouts and more! Friendly energetic staff provide fully guided tours and walks, with historical commentary and local info. Visit genuine aboriginal sites or try wildlife or seasonal whale spotting! Moderate walking or just sit back! Pick up from cruise ship or accommodation.

The Great Brisbane City tour: if you only have one day! From Mt. Cootha Lookout, to Southbank, the city, West End, lookouts and parks. Add in a visit direct to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (extra cost). The Gold Coast tour: shows the best beaches, lookouts, and a rainforest cave walk all in one day OR combine with a seasonal Winter whale tour! The Sunshine Coast tour: experience stunning high-mountain extinct volcano views with rainforest waterfall walks, art villages, then the beach. Try the Brisbane Hinterland: lookouts, forest walks and animal display. This is your tour! Stop and pick seasonal strawberries, look at wildlife or try an old pub.

You're not 'stuck on a bus', you're fully guided, with plenty of free time to explore, swim or shop.

Somewhere special to go? Character-hosted charters with a difference also available.

Our Tours

Forest to Sea: Sunshine Coast Mountains to the Beach

Pick-up/return to Cruise Ship or Accommodation! Small, personal fully guided tour of the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland. So much in one day! Drive 40 minutes north through a variety of forests and pretty farmland. We pride ourselves in catering to what you want to see!

Feel like strawberries? Drop in and Pick Your Own! (May-October) Drive up to Montville and Maleny Mountain Villages: cafes, arts and craft. Time for lunch and browsing. Enjoy great rainforest walk to view Kondalilla Falls pools, Mapleton Falls. Fabulous photo opportunities with scenery and lookouts from the escarpment over glorious Glasshouse Mountains: extinct volcanoes named by Captain Cook. Visit Mary Cairncross Park and Environmental Centre to see their valuable forest conservation work. Wildlife! Learn the aboriginal stories of these places.

Visit the cheese works or winery and sample the local produce. Go off the beaten track and visit two genuine unusual Aboriginal Sites. They then sweep down to a Beach Drive via Maroochydore, A play or stroll on the beach at pretty Caloundra. So much to see, but very relaxing with time to explore, swim or shop. Pick up and drop off by arrangement. Make some real memories. Cruise Ship patrons adjust per time limit-constraints.

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$60 $110
Brisbane Mountains Madness: Brisbane Hinterland

Pick up and return from Roma Street, your accommodation or cruise ship. A great little get-away tour: Visit the near Brisbane mountain forests of the D'Aguilar State Forest. Drop in on the Mt Nebo Ranger Station with live native animal display: see wallabies, variety of birds and reptiles and even the shy platypus. Visit a series of fabulous lookouts of Brisbane North and Moreton Bay with scenic photo opportunities. Four hours to full day: you pick!

By arrangement, visit two acre Brisbane artists sculpture gardens! Pleasant free picnic tea, try boomerang throwing, enjoy a rainforest walk through heavy forest to Greens Falls viewing platform. Watch out for wildlife. Visit a genuine Aboriginal site, one of the best preserved of it's type in Queensland.

Samford Village quaint country stop. On a Wednesday or Sunday, an additional visit can be made to *Samford Museum. Other days by appointment. (Extends tour to full day). Art and Craft at the Bark Hut. Have a *Beer or Lemonade/Optional Lunch in a classic country pub. View a Flying Fox colony on the way home.
(* At own extra cost: Museum entry, shopping and lunch or pub stop).

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$95 $115
Gold Coast Treasures: Koala Centre, city, beaches, views and forest

Drive one hour south towards Gold Coast with views of Brisbane City and Bridges and past major theme parks. Stop for a real live Koala encounter (sorry no cuddles), learn about Koala protection. On to view Gold Coast lifestyle houses, buildings and canals. Stop off at Main Beach and Surfers Paradise, Cavill Mall with time for a stroll or swim and lunch! Bring your bathing costume!

On to try Whale spotting (July to October only) or take in beautiful coastal views from headlands. Optional SkyTower Views (approximately AUD20).

Walk at Big Burleigh, forested environmental reserve by the sea with a secret beach! Visit genuine Aboriginal ceremonial site of the Yugumbeh / Kombumerri people. Head through farmland and Numinbah valley to visit the Beautiful Natural Arch and waterfall on a rainforest walk. A World heritage-listed protected home of bats and glow-worms.

During Whale Season (June-October) combine a fabulous Whale-watch morning on Spirit of Gold Coast whale-boat, then beach and rainforest tour.

Wildlife spotting, if time and weather permits, swim in mountain creek. Return to Brisbane. Pickup in Roma Street Stop 125, outside transit centre, accommodation or cruise ship. Free morning or afternoon tea.

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$60 $115
Briz-O-Rama City Tour

Pick up/return at Cruise-Ship or Accommodation. See the best of Brisbane inner city.
Choose from a mixture of extras not on other city tours. Newstead House, The Woolstores, Powerhouse and New Farm Park. Drive the Inner City Precinct with many early Brisbane landmarks and Government Buildings.
Visit the Old Mill and Parklands, footy/ cricket stadiums, statues. Anzac Square and the eternal flame. Street art.
Add optional visit to *Lone Pine Koalas (approximately extra AUD20-30).

Views from the famous Mt. Coot-tha Lookout, Botanical Gardens, Japanese Gardens and Arboretium. Enjoy a free morning tea. Past Central Cemetery with historic citizens.
*Lunch in Bohemian West End with a variety of cuisines (own cost under AUD12-15).

Optional ride on the *Wheel Of Brisbane Ride. Nepalese Temple, stroll through Southbank rainforest and parkland. Visit a beach in the city! View the Brisbane River, Cliff and Bridge lookouts, go under and over the Story Bridge.
A quick wander down Chinatown, see the Old Museum. Have a *Beer/ Lemonade in a Famous Brisbane Hotel (or two)
If time allows see a genuine preserved Aboriginal site of the Jagera, Toorbul and Undumbi Peoples.

*own cost. Ship tours may have time constraints.

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$50 $50

Do you have a small group wanting to do something special? Magical Mystery Tours have great itineraries, but can also take you to where you want to go. Airport to the conference or accommodation? Bucks or Hens night to the footy, theatre and then a restaurant? Wishing to sight-see, or go somewhere special? Take the gang to a picnic or theme park? Want to camp, but can't get there?

Wedding guests to unusual locations! Visit a rural Festival or rodeo. Birthday groups to the beach, park or forest? Factory outlet shopping tour?

Single or multi destination charters for small groups. 14 or 8 seater vehicles. North or south coast transfers for groups. They can pick-up, drop off and take you to where you want, when you want. Trailer available for baggage.

Let your imagination run wild, and talk to them to tailor make a tour for you. What about a tour with your own personal Character Comedy Host?

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$15 $100
Whales and Gold Coast

Want to see the Queensland Whales, but tricky to get to? They pick you up in Brisbane, deliver you to the Whale Cruise onboard "Spirit of Gold Coast" (one hour south) for a marvellous morning of whale watching, with a free morning tea. Humpback Whales travel the Queensland coast from about June to mid October. To see these magnificent animals up-close is amazing!! Dolphins are often spotted too. For the afternoon, you join them in their mini bus as they tour the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads National park sea-side forest walk and Numinbah Natural Arch in the hinterland rainforest. See Gondwana land World heritage area cave and waterfalls. This is home to bats and glow-worms. Then return to Brisbane, a fantastic day. You can do the reverse if you wish an afternoon whale cruise.

If you want to view the whale from a Brisbane-based cruise, they can provide a Brisbane city tour also for the remainder of the day with Mt Coot-tha lookout and gardens. Price on application.

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$115 $115

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