We (husband/wife in late 40s) will be returning from a cruise at the Brisbane port. We would like to stay in the area for 2 nights before flying home to the USA.
We like nature, marine life, beaches, and hikes.
I am trying to figure out where to stay. If I stay in Brisbane CBD is it easy to day trip to a beach/marine life tour? Does it make sense to grab a hotel near the Brisbane airport for a base? (It looks close to the ferries.)
It looks like many of the tourist activities in the Brisbane area are 30-90 minutes away so I am not seeing a compelling reason to stay in Brisbane CBD. Am I missing something?
The North Strandbroke and Moreton Islands look like good places. Are they a day trip or should I look into staying on the islands.
We will have been backpacking prior to the cruise so we are okay with backpacker style accommodation. Our budget would be $100AUD. We could stretch a bit for a great location.
Thanks in advance for your recommendations.