We, my wife and I, will be visiting our daughter and her family in Sydney for five days including Christmas. On 12/26 they will be visiting New Zealand and we will be on our own until departing from Brisbane for the US on 12/30. We have spent time in Sydney before and are using award seats, hence the Brisbane departure. One option for the period from 12/26 to 12/30 is to fly to Brisbane and spend the entire time there while taking day trips or an overnight trip from Brisbane. Another option would be to travel from Sydney to another destination and continue to Brisbane on the 29th or 30th. Could some of you Aussies or Aussie travelers make suggestions as to places that would be interesting given either option. Now the hard part. I really do not want to drive. I have driven on the left before but found it stressful particularly in traffic. For this short trip I just do not want to deal with it. The other qualifier is that “beaches” are not high on our priorities. We are fortunate enough to live at the beach and I have spent my entire life living in various beach communities in California and Mexico. We prefer the country to museums and churches and are a little long in the tooth for the extreme sport adventures. Thanks for any direction or suggestions you can offer.