RMHC H.E.L.P. Conference


When visiting QLD for the 2019 H.E.L.P. Conference, please make the most of your stay and take the time to visit one of the following attractions.

While the Conference Organising Committee recommends these tours, we do not take responsibility for these tours when booking via the external site provided.


Take a leisurely river cruise from Brisbane to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to meet native Australian wildlife up close. This half-day tour departs from bustling Southbank and cruises along the Brisbane River with views of iconic landmarks on the way to Lone Pine.

Upon arrival, you'll have about 3 hours to meet the animals. Observe the platypus, and watch animal shows that feature sheepdogs and
birds of prey. A great experience for animal lovers!

  • River cruise from Southbank, Brisbane to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • See Brisbane's modern riverside mansions and historic buildings as you cruise along the Brisbane River
  • Explore Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world's first and largest koala sanctuary
  • Cuddle a koala, hand feed a kangaroo and watch sheepdogs and birds of prey in action at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Glimpse the elusive platypus that live at the Platypus House
  • Keep an eye out for the wild lorikeets (Australian parrot) that come to feed at Lone Pine

Read more about Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission and Brisbane River Cruise HERE
Prices: From $78 per person


Observe amazing animals from Down Under and around the world at the famous Australia Zoo — Home of the Crocodile Hunter! The legacy of Steve Irwin and his family, this conservation center aims to educate visitors about wildlife and help preserve endangered species for the future. Ride to the zoo from your Brisbane or Gold Coast hotel in an air-conditioned Croc Express coach, and enjoy 6 hours of free time to browse the fantastic mammal, bird and reptile exhibits. Watch supervised educational demonstrations by animal handlers.

  • Day trip to Australia Zoo aboard a Cross Express coach
  • Enjoy the day at Australia Zoo and see exhibits of crocodiles, elephants and tigers
  • See educational and supervised wildlife talks and demonstrations
  • Pickup and drop-off from all Brisbane or centrally located Gold Coast hotels

Read more about Australia Zoo by Croc Express Coach HERE
Prices: From $139 per person



Discover the sun-bronzed shores and fashion-forward streets of Noosa Heads, one of the most famous towns of Australia’s Sunshine Coast, on this full-day tour from Brisbane. Browse the shops along lively Hastings Street, walk the seafront promenade along Noosa Beach and enjoy a ferry cruise along the Noosa River. After lunch (not included), explore the arts and crafts village of Montville and enjoy a short hike through the Mary Cairncross Park, taking in dramatic views of the Glass House Mountains.

  • Full-day tour of Noosa Heads and the Hinterlands from Brisbane
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the Noosa River
  • See the majestic Glass House Mountains
  • Ideal for families
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

Read more about the Noosa and Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Trip from Brisbane HERE
Prices: From $109 per person



Leave busy Brisbane for a full-day tour that showcases the natural beauty of North Stradbroke Island. Swim in the surf or freshwater lakes, take a short guided hike, view whales and other marine animals from the beach and coastal lookouts, visit small towns including historic Dunwich and Amity, and go in search of the island’s population of wild kangaroos and koalas. Your small-group tour has numbers limited to 21 people, which ensures a more personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.

  • Full-day guided tour to North Stradbroke Island, from Brisbane
  • Look for dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and whales in the waters of Moreton Bay
  • Relax on the sandy beach or in the refreshing waters of Brown Lake
  • Take a guided hike along the scenic headlands of North Gorge Walk to Point Lookout
  • See koalas and kangaroos lounging in their native habitat
  • Visit Cylinder Beach, Frenchman’s Beach, and the townships of Dunwich and Amity
  • Small-group tour limited to 21 people ensures a personalised experience with your guide

Read more about Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane HERE
Prices: From $159 per person


Please note the Gold Coast Theme Parks are located an hours drive outside of Brisbane. The following tour does not provide transport to and from the Theme Parks.

Save time and money with this convenient pass for admission to three of Australian Gold Coast's most popular theme parks: Sea World, Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Water World. Zoom around on roller coasters at Movie World; admire dolphins, seals and sharks at Sea World; and ride the rapids at Wet'n'Wild Water World. The 3-day pass provides entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild for three consecutive days. Upgrade to the 7-day or 14-day pass for unlimited entry to all three parks, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast valid for three, seven or 14 days from first use. The 14-day pass also includes entry to Paradise Country, an Aussie Farm Experience.

  • 3, 7 or 14-day Theme Parks pass for entry to Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild Water World, on the Gold Coast
  • Meet super-heroes and ride the roller coasters at Movie World
  • Marvel at the dolphin and penguin exhibits at Sea World
  • Ride the slides and splash in pools at Wet'n'Wild Water World

Read more about Gold Coast Theme Park Pass: Movie World, Sea World, Wet n Wild HERE
Prices: From $129 per person