Walking Tour of Brisbane
Discover your home for the next weeks with Brisbane Greeters! Brisbane Greeters are locals who love living here so much that they are enthusiastic about introducing you to their city, and sharing their intimate knowledge about everything that Brisbane has to offer!
Tour of Brisbane by ferry
Discover the “River City” by City Cat, Brisbane’s famous ferry. A 2-hour ride to enjoy beautiful views of the city (Botanical Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, SouthBank precinct and much more).
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art
The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is a single institution located across two adjacent river-side buildings in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane’s South Bank. It holds a Collection of over 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art, and stages a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions. It is home to the Children’s Art Centre which collaborates on interactive artworks with leading artists from around the world, and the Australian Cinémathèque, the only dedicated cinema facility in an Australian art museum.
Lunch + River cruise
The iconic “Kookaburra Queen” has been cruising the Brisbane River since 1986. The recently restored vessels will take you on a cruising journey to view Brisbane’s best sights & attractions. Take in the views while enjoying a nice lunch featuring fresh contemporary dishes, a sensational salad bar and delectable desserts.
Noosa Day trip and Eumundi Markets
On our way to Noosa, we will stop by the famous Eumundi markets. Located on the Sunshine Coast, these markets have a diverse and amazing range handmade arts & crafts, products, entertainment and local produce and are locals’ favourite place to shop and eat at on Saturday mornings.
We will then make our way to Noosa, one of the most popular beachside family holiday destinations in Australia. It features beautiful white sand beaches, local shops & cafes, and a national park where wild koalas are often spoted!
Visit to an Aboriginal Community
On the last Saturday of your course, we will travel to Cherbourg, a small Aboriginal Community located 3,5 hours West of Brisbane. We will stop by the Ration Shed Museum (where you will be able to learn more about Aboriginal Culture), have lunch, visit the local winery and get a Boomerang painting lesson!
Mount Coot-Tha Lookout
Enjoy the best views of Brisbane city whilst having a coffee with your classmates and practise your English conversation skills!
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
We will spend the afternoon at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Only 12km from Brisbane City, it is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary with over 130 koalas. Hold a koala, hand feed kangaroos and meet a large variety of Australian wildlife in beautiful, natural settings!
Mt Tamborine Rainforest Walk
This exciting new Eco-Adventure offers guests a unique and thrilling way to explore the beautiful rainforest canopies of Tamborine Mountain, Queensland. Treetop walk including steel bridges reaching up to 30m above the rainforest.
Tamborine Mountain was inhabited by Aborigines for tens of thousands of years and, at the time of early European settlement, lay in the territory of the Wangerriburras. The origin of the name Tamborine comes from the Anglicised version of the Aboriginal word ‘Jambreen’ from the Yugambeh language.The spelling also appears on early records as Tchambreem and even Goombireen, which means ‘wild lime’ and refers to the finger lime trees growing on the mountain.
BBQ at Kangaroo Point
Kangaroo Point is a suburb of Brisbane, well-known for its great views of the city and natural cliffs. At the cliffs’ base are well maintained gas barbecues and eating spots, interspersed between vibrant river’s edge sculptures, walking and cycling tracks, making it a perfect picnic and BBQ spot!
BBQ at South Bank
South Bank is Brisbane’s first lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, restaurants & cafes, stunning river views and an artificial but beautiful beach, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a Friday lunch with friends!
XXXX Brewery Tour
XXXX is Queensland’s most famous beer! Take a tour through one of Brisbane’s greatest attractions in a remarkable exploration of the world of XXXX. This brewery tour will take you through the 135-year history of XXXX, from its origins to its position as one of Australia’s favourite beers. You will learn about brewing methods, beer ingredients and, of course, how to pour a perfect beer! The tour will conclude with a beer tasting session with your tour guide.
Moreton Island (upon request)
Upon request, we can organise a visit of Moreton Island on one of your days off (Sunday). Moreton Island is a unique “paradise” located about 20 min drive from Brisbane (+ 1hour ferry ride). This protected sand island (3rd largest sand island in the world!) is known for its stunning beaches, steep sand dunes, and beautiful snorkelling spots. A must-do when visiting Queensland, for 4WD lovers! More information about the tours available here: https://www.sunsetsafaris.com.au/moreton-island-tours.html
Stradbroke Island (upon request)
Upon request, we can organise a visit of Stradbroke Island on one of your days off (Sunday). North Stradbroke Island (2nd largest sand island in the world) is an island located about 30 km from Brisbane, and is abundant with Australian wildlife (kangaroos, koalas, dolphins and more), making it a perfect place for animal spotting. Other activities on “Straddie” include nature walks (with stunning views!), surfing and enjoying a relaxing day on the beach. A perfect weekend escape! More information about the tours available here: http://shakastours.com.au/north-stradbroke-island/
Museum of Brisbane
Museum of Brisbane brings Brisbane city’s vibrant art, culture and history to life through its exhibitions, workshops and tours,
Located in City Hall, the Museum is part of the living history of the city, examining how Brisbane and its people change over time and how our individual and collective stories reveal our character and create our identity.
The Museum comprises five galleries, a theatrette, and the Dome Lounge.
Outback Spectacular (upon request)
The Australian Outback Spectacular is an Australiana dinner and show package featuring many Australian animals, songs and bush tucker.
Located on the Gold Coast, about 1h drive from Brisbane, it offers an ultimate Australian experience! More information here: http://outbackspectacular.com.au/the-show/salute-to-the-light-horse.aspx
Guest Speaker & Afternoon Tea
Practise your English speaking and listening skills outside of the classroom with one of our Guest speakers.
Private Golf Lesson (upon request)
Private lessons are available for all levels of experience and may be scheduled in the afternoons or Sundays.
Tennis Lesson (upon request)
Private lessons are available for all levels of experience and may be scheduled in the evenings.
Byron Bay (upon request)
Other activities can be sourced according to personal preferences like Byron Bay
Byron Bay is a coastal town in the southeastern Australian state of New South Wales. It’s a popular holiday destination, known for its beaches, surfing and scuba diving sites. Cape Byron State Conservation Park is on a headland with a lighthouse. Between June and November, humpback whales can be spotted from headland viewpoints such as the Captain Cook Lookout.