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Top 10 things to do in Brisbane


The capital of Australia’s sunshine state, built next to the Brisbane river. It’s modern, vibrant, arty and has a tropical climate. Here is our Brisbane top 10!

  1. Free Brisbane Ferry

Hop on and off the Brisbane free ferry! a cheap and scenic way to explore the city.

  1. Gold Coast Hinterland

30 minutes outside of Brisbane is the Gold Coast Hinterland and World Heritage Listed national parks such as Tamborine Mountain, Springbrook and Lamington National Park. Go for a hike through the beautiful scenery and cool off at one of the natural swimming holes.

Gold Coast Hinterland

  1. Brisbane Southbank

On the Southbank you can find Brisbane’s man made beach which in the summertime is heaving with tourists. There is a great atmosphere, and it is near to some great places to eat and drink.

  1. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Get your picture hugging a Koala here at Australia’s oldest Koala sanctuary.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

  1. The Wheel of Brisbane

See Brisbane from another point of view on the city’s big wheel. It is located on the Southbank in the centre of the entertainment district giving great views of the city.

  1. Walk over the Queen Street Mall

The queen street mall is a vibrant shopping street in the heart of Brisbane. It is a great place to relax, grab a drink and people watch.

  1. Hire a bike

Brisbane is one of the most bike friendly cities in Australia with long trails along the Brisbane river. So hire a bike, bring your picnic basket with you and explore Brisbane the fast and fun way, by bike!

  1. Enjoy the nightlife

There is nightlife to suit all tastes in Brisbane including live music, all night partying and fancy cocktails.

  1. Visit museums

If you are a big fan of art, culture and other museum-related businesses, Brisbane is a great city for you! A few of our recommendations are the following:

  • Gallery of Modern Art

Part of the Queensland Cultural Centre, the gallery focuses primarily on contempory art from Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

  • Museum of Brisbane

The art work here tells you something about Brisbane, its history and its community.

  • Science Centre

Suitable for all age groups, the Sciencentre provides educational experiences and science theatres shows.

  1. Take a tour at the XXXX Brewery

Learn more about Queensland’s famous beer brand and enjoy tasters as part of the tour!