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Australia

WE WELCOME YOU TO AUSTRALIA

G'day and welcome to Australia! We are delighted to welcome you on to our Travel and Tour site as part of our SCM24 information. Firstly - Australia is just "beaut "(beaut translates to great in Australian 😎), and we want you to take every opportunity to explore our great nation. If you want to learn to speak Australian quickly, you should start by adding either an “ie" (Brisbane =Brissie), or an "o", e.g. David = Davo, John = Johnno.  So to go to the servo is to go to the petrol (gas) station, to get a pressie is to receive a present, and to say hello - is simply, g'day!

Watch this link to see a great introduction to our Aussie Slang...

SIGHTSEEING POSSIBILITIES

Sightseeing Possibilities

We have a team of SOSJ members who are dedicated to helping you have a great time here at SCM24, and either before or after your attendance. While we cannot actually book anything for you, we can certainly give you some advice and guidance as to what to do, and how to do it. 

We are contactable re travel and sightseeing queries at  scm24advice@gmail.com

Here are some sites to explore, by region, as you start to plan your trip.
 

Australia Map

Start by looking at the map. We are here in Brisbane, in the green zone! It takes about four days to drive from Brisbane to Cairns, about a day from Brisbane to Sydney, two days from Brisbane to Melbourne, and about five days at least to drive to Perth. So what is our advice? Aeroplane, bus or train! Click here for a great introduction to our great place.

BRISBANE VISITOR GUIDE

THINGS IN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE HOTEL

Brisbane Festival

BRISBANE FESTIVAL

This is Brisbane’s most anticipated event of the year, bringing people together as they awake from their winter slumber for an explosion of arts performances and experiences. Brisbane Festival is unlike anything else you can experience in the world. It redefines what an International Arts Festival looks and feels like, staying ahead of the game and bringing the next generation with it.

Riverfire Festival

RIVERFIRE (SATURDAY 31 AUGUST)

The final event of the Brisbane Festival, Riverfire's free spectacular fireworks display along the Brisbane River regularly draws thousands of people to the riverbanks to celebrate the city.

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

BRISBANE CITY BOTANIC GARDENS

The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane's original botanic gardens. Attractions at the gardens include the Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds and more. Booking sites are available for special events.

Queen Street Mall

QUEEN STREET MALL

Shop, play, dine and stay in the heart of Brisbane. Discover the hidden gems and iconic landmarks that spark stories and create memories to last a lifetime.

St Stephen's Cathedral

ST STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL

St Johns Cathedral

ST JOHN'S CATHEDRAL

THINGS FURTHER AFIELD IN BRISBANE

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

BRISBANE BOTANIC GARDENS MT COOT-THA

Goma Performing Arts Centre

GOMA, PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, QUEENSLAND MUSEUM, QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY

The Gallery of Modern Art is an art museum located within the Queensland Cultural Centre in the South Bank precinct of Brisbane. The gallery is part of QAGOMA.

South Bank

SOUTH BANK

Venture into South Bank’s pristine Parklands, swim at the famous Streets beach or relax on South Bank Parklands’ sprawling almost 15 hectares of lawns, complete with free barbeques, licensed picnic areas and two lively playgrounds. The peckish will also find dozens of eateries dotted throughout the precinct.

THINGS WITHIN A DAY TRIP RANGE (GOLD COAST)

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctruary

CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a heritage-listed zoological garden at 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin, Queensland. It was built in 1947 onwards.

Sea World Marine Park

SEA WORLD MARINE PARK

Dolphins, polar bears, sharks, penguins and many more marine creatures plus a variety of shows and rides.

Sea World Cruises

SEA WORLD CRUISES

Lunch and dinner cruising waterways of the Gold Coast, as well as whale watching from June to November.

Warner Bros Movie World

WARNER BROS MOVIE WORLD

Movie World is Australia's only film-related theme park and the oldest of the Warner Bros. parks worldwide.

Outback Spectacular

OUTBACK SPECTACULAR

Including a delicious three course dinner with beverages, Australian Outback Spectacular's Heartland takes guests on a compelling and emotional ride into the heart of the Australian bush.

Springbrook National park

SPRINGBROOK NATIONAL PARK

Spectacular waterfalls, lush rainforest, ancient trees, impressive views, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty makes Springbrook an outstanding place to visit. Springbrook National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, one of Queensland’s five World Heritage properties and part of the World Heritage Family.

THINGS WITHIN A DAY TRIP RANGE (SUNSHINE COAST)

Australia zoo

AUSTRALIA ZOO

Located an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Australia Zoo is a team of passionate conservationists working around-the-clock to deliver an animal experience like no other. Steve and Terri Irwin's vision has always been to make Australia Zoo the biggest and best wildlife conservation facility in the entire world, and there is no other zoo like Australia Zoo!

sunshine coast aquariums

SEA LIFE – THE SUNSHINE COAST'S UNDERWATER WORLD

No trip to the Sunshine Coast is complete without visiting SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. Previously called Underwater World, our aquarium is a multi-award-winning, all-weather visitor attraction.

Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths and get up close to over 10,000 creatures, including one of Australia's largest collections of jellyfish. Meet the rare weedy sea dragons, the famous resident seals and over 20 species of shark and rays.

whale watching queensland

WHALE WATCHING

Day tours are available with a variety of operators in season.

THINGS WITHIN A DAY TRIP RANGE (TOOWOMBA)

carnival of flowers

CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS

We are set to have bunches of amazing events across the 30 days of September such as spectacular floral features, colourful community events and tasty treats. There really will be something for everyone and we can't wait to welcome you into the garden city.

army aviations museums

ARMY AVIATION MUSEUMS

At the Australian Army Flying Museum we seek to engage our patrons, with the wonders of flight and the intriguing and daring nature of military flying.

Explore Australia

Click on the links below to do some of your own exploring pre and post SCM24.  Why not consider finding the treasures further afield?

POPULAR DESTINATIONS

queensland

QUEENSLAND

northern territory

NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)

western australia

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

new south wales

NEW SOUTH WALES

tasmania

TASMANIA

south australia

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

victoria

VICTORIA

Australian Capital Territory

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)

ICONIC PLACES TO DO

The Indian Pacific | Iconic Places to do in Australia

THE INDIAN PACIFIC

(train from Perth to Adelaide), big country, big train....

The Great Barrier Reef | Iconic Places to do in Australia

THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

One of the great natural wonders of the world - various sightseeing operators and destinations – Barrier Reef and Coral Sea dive operators in Cairns

ULURU

A monolith in the Red Heart, visible from outer space

The Ghan | Iconic Places to do in Australia

THE GHAN

Big train, big place, goes from Adelaide to Darwin

Litchfield National Park, Darwin | Iconic Places to do in Australia

IN DARWIN

Check out Litchfield National Park, Kakadu, Yellow Waters, Twin Falls, Edith Falls - in fact, just check out the whole lot.

Rottnest Island | Iconic Places to do in Australia

ROTTNEST ISLAND

Go play with the quokkas

Ningaloo Island | Iconic Places to do in Australia

NINGALOO ISLAND

Go swim with the dolphins

Fraser Island | Iconic Places to do in Australia

FRASER ISLAND

(now known officially as K’gari) - explore a beautiful island, the world’s largest sand island, and do some whale watching along the way.

Outback - Stockman's Hall of Fame | Iconic Places to do in Australia

OUTBACK - STOCKMAN' S HALL OF FAME

Museum located in Longreach, Queensland which pays tribute to pioneers of the Australian outback

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Then come back and check in with your Travel & Tours team here at the SCM24 site They will give you the best advice.

Email: scm24advice@gmail.com

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