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A Brisbane base means easy access to the rest of Australia and some of the world’s greatest attractions. See Sydney with its stunning harbour and world-famous Opera House, the famous wine producing regions of the Hunter; Barossa Valley and Margaret River (New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia respectively); the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and Uluru in the Northern Territory; or our national capital, Canberra,where visitors can take a stroll around Parliament House, the Australian Mint, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Art Gallery and the National Museum.

Inspiring itineraries

Stay and play in paradise. Create pre and post touring programs that take in the scenic surrounds. Linger longer in the sunshine…

Iconic Australia

Central Australia Indigenous art tours
Getting to the Northern Territory is easy. Alice Springs is only a 3-hour plane ride from Brisbane. The region of Utopia is approximately 270 km north east of Alice Springs, NT. Indigenous groups from Utopia as well as many other regions in the country are able to keep their culture alive through their painting. Recognition for their unequivocally sophisticated culture has come from all corners of the world through contact with the artworks.

Whitsunday Islands

Kick back in the pristine tropical paradise of the Whitsunday Islands.  Snorkelling and diving enthusiasts will love exploring vibrant coral reefs, and getting close to marine life like turtles, whales and brightly coloured schools of fish.  Hop on board a yacht or catamaran (or even charter your own) to navigate the towering green islands and fjord-like inlets, or laze on the pure white sands of Whitehaven Beach.

The Red Centre

With stunning landscape features like the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park and the iconic outback town of Alice Springs, Central Australia is the perfect place to take in the raw beauty of this diverse continent.  Acquaint yourself with the history and culture of Australia’s First People with a visit to an Aboriginal cultural centre, or on guided walk exploring sacred sites with an Aboriginal guide.

New South Wales—for Sydney
Bright and bold, slick and sophisticated. Glamorous home to the world famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

South Australia—for the Barossa Valley
Just one hour’s drive from Adelaide you’ll find one of Australia’s leading wine regions. Home to more than 60 wineries, ranging from the boutique cellar door to the international big brand, this is a region to be savoured.

Quintessential Queensland
From the far northern beaches of the tropics to the red ochre reaches of the outback…

Tropical far north
A tropical escape experience of luscious rainforests and coastal wonders including Cairns, Port Douglas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Queensland’s outback
Vast, rugged and splendid—this ancient landscape is renowned for its Indigenous culture, pioneering spirit and colourful characters. Lake Quarry is home to the best example of dinosaur tracks in the world. The track ways, which feature some 3,300 footprints, made by nearly 200 individual dinosaurs, depict the world’s only recorded evidence of a dinosaur stampede.

Bay and beyond
Unspoiled, natural beauty sits just off Brisbane’s coast in the Moreton Bay and islands region. Grab a hat and get your camera ready because this is the real deal. This is long white sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. This is deep blue salty waters that refresh and revive. This is the quintessential Aussie beach experience without the crowds and minus the hype. An absolute must for any leisure programs. Handfeed wild dolphins under the night stars of Moreton Island—Brisbane’s very own sand island—at Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort.

Coastal day trips

Brisbane is also the perfect urban hub for easy day-trip explorations of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. The Gold Coast lies one hour to the south; the Sunshine Coast lies one hour to the north. And the greater Brisbane region also delivers a premier collection of theme parks just 45 minutes from our city centre.

Must see:
  • Dreamworld Whitewaterworld, Warner Brothers Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild and the new
  • Australian Outback Spectacular—all world-class theme parks offering world-class entertainment options that are sure to excite and exhilarate.
  • Australia Zoo—to a menagerie of crocodiles, elephants, tigers, turtles and other exotic critters.

Plan your stay

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Plan your trip in advance to make the most of your ICA 2012 experience: Discover Queensland or other Australian destinations, the travel team at Pan Pacific will be delighted to assist you with your travel itinerary. Please contact Pan Pacific for any assistance on your travel plans:

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