Brisbane is the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland and is the country's third largest city. The original settlement began as a penal colony, and during World War II, served as the South West Pacific Headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur. It was only after the war that it gained prominence as an important urban center. Your tour will give you a glimpse of this relaxed, friendly city and all it has to offer.
As you travel alongside the curving banks of the Brisbane River, you'll see sights such as the Parliament House, the Treasury Building, City Hall and the Old Customs House. Your route also takes you past the impressive South Bank Parklands and Cultural Centre. This is adjacent to the location where the 1988 World Expo was held. Today, the center houses the State's Art Gallery, Performing Arts Complex, a Museum and library, bearing witness to Brisbane's vibrant cultural community.
You’ll next travel to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for a visit. This is the world's largest koala sanctuary, and allows you the opportunity to get close to over 130 free roaming koalas. The sanctuary is also home to kangaroos, wallabies, sheep dogs and other animals such as the Emu, Tasmanian Devil, Wombat, Dingo and Kookaburra. Following a brief tour, you’ll have some free time to explore further on your own.