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Brisbane Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
"Hop on your double-decker bus at any of the 15 stops (see the Important Info tab) to begin your tour; your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours from first use depending on which option you choose. Enjoy onboard commentary that shares informative det a sandstone building from 1872; the heritage-listed City Hall with its iconic clocktower also home to the Museum of Brisbane; and the Commissariat Store and Old Windmill that are the two remaining buildings of the city's convict era. Along Park Road you can peruse the cafes restaurants and boutiques or hop off at the Cultural Centre to take in art hubs like the Queensland Museum or the Performing Arts Centre. If the sea fascinates you hop off at the Maritime Museum one of the largest of its kind in Australia. Just around the bend you can find the South Bank Parklands which features the sandy Streets Beach
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Brisbane Kayak Tour
"Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced paddler get out and discover Brisbane’s beautiful river city by kayak either day or night. Riverlife’s guided kayaking adventure sessions lets you see the city from a unique angle while you glide along the meandering Brisbane River!Day KayakingJu spills or chills there’s no better way to discover Brisbane’s river city.While you are out on the water have some fun in or out of your kayak. Try paddling while standing (gondola style) rafting in a line and walking on the kayak backs. pairing up and swapping kayaks kayak soccer surfing and basketball! Just ask your friendly instructors! Night KayakingDiscover Brisbane by night aboard an illuminated kayak. Embark on a unique journey with your friends past the dazzling South Bank promenade or marvel at the Story Bridge
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Day or Night Brisbane Segway Tour
"Glide spin and twist your way around Brisbane on a Segway. Cruise past the spectacular views of the Story Bridge South Bank The Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane River. With the Segway’s incredible maneuverability intuitive control and precise deceleration you’ll be the most cutting edge thing on two wheels.The Segway tours are guided by qualified and experienced instructors. No experience is necessary as each session includes full instruction a safety briefing and all equipment. Participants must wear and use the safety equipment provided by Riverlife. Safety equipment provided: helmet and high visual jacket."
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Coochiemudlo Island Tips (2)

COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND

"COOCHIE" is what the Island is commonly known as, is located 1km off the coast at Victoria Point.

The Island is a small 5ks, so you can walk the whole Island quite easily, this I have done once. No need to hurry! On the way, I saw the red clay banks, probably these are what the Island was named after, as it means"red rock," holiday shack's, and proper homes, people commute to Brisbane from here.

4 Km of beautiful safe, sandy beaches, which are ideal for the kids and adults alike, makes this popular on the weekends with "Brisbanites." There are also Lifesavers on the weekends for your protection.
Main beach is a good area for children, and its here where you can hire an auqa bike, there is a hire company.
There is also another area for other water sports, such as waterskiing, jet skis, tubing and more....
You can't surf here though, as the waters are calm.

There are parks, shops, and holiday homes available for rent.

Another enjoyable activity, is to HIRE A BICYCLE and ride around the Island. These are found at Coochie Island resort on Victoria Parade.

This Island is a little "gem" known to Queenslanders, but off the tourist track. If you want a lovely, relaxing day, then head to here, its easy to get to.
Perhaps I shouldn't say that, as last time here, I met two couples from England that come here EVERY YEAR for their holidays, for 3months, they love it!

The Coochiemudlo Ferry Service travels from Victoria Point to Coochiemudlo Island 7 days a week, 37 times a day.
Prices are $6.00 return per adult & $3.00 return per child/pensioner.
Departs: End of Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point.

Getting to Victoria Point
Victoria Point can be reached by either turning right at Capalaba, into Mt Cotton Road, and following the signs all the way to Victoria Point (29kms from city centre); or by following Bloomfield Street, Cleveland (which becomes Cleveland-Redland Bay Road) until you reach Colburn Avenue. Turn left into Colburn Avenue to reach the main part of Victoria Point. Victoria Point is the gateway to Coochiemudlo Island.

Victoria Point is also accessible by Bus

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balhannah
Jan 30, 2011

Leave the hustle and bustle behind

Coochiemudlo Island (Coochie to locals) is a relatively small island just off Brisbane. It is a great place to stay with kids or teenagers, as they can roam the island freely and safely.

One of my favourite activities is getting on my push bike and taking off for a ride around the island, and in and out of the local streets.

There are at least 2 beaches you can swim at. Both have barbeque areas. One of them hires out things like surf skis and small sailing boats. There is a golf course, tennis courts, lots of restaurants and many craft stores.

Coochie is a laid back island that has no high rise or chain stores. It is a perfect way to go back in time to a simpler life.

Coochie is great for a day trip, a long weekend or as long as you can get away.

You can get to Coochie using the car or passenger ferry from Victoria Point.

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Feb 19, 2006
 
 
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