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Things to do in Brisbane

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“No trip to Brissie would be complete without going to Southbank Parklands. Rich in cultural history, South Bank’s Parklands saw their first glimpse of promise in its post-industrial-period when World Expo 88 opened the area up for public visitation. Enjoyed by so many and seen as a valuable public space to Brisbane after Expo, South Bank’s Parklands were redeveloped for public enjoyment, and that lush inner-city oasis is still enjoyed by the public today.”
  • 458 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Queensland's premier visual arts institution, the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), connects people and art through a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions that showcase works from a diverse range of historical and contemporary artists.”
  • 251 locals recommend
Zoo
“Visit the world's oldest and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Theatre
“Located just across the river from the Brisbane CBD, the Queensland Cultural Centre is the arts and cultural hub of Brisbane. It is home to the State’s leading arts and cultural institutions such a as Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum and State Library of Queensland. Together with the South Bank Parklands, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and neighbouring institutions such as the Queensland Conservatorium, the Centre forms a concentration of cultural, educational, retail and recreational facilities. This collection of co-located cultural institutions on a single site is unique in Australia and rare worldwide. Locals and tourists alike are attracted to the award-winning architecture, programs, exhibitions and events which attract millions of visitors each year. Being centrally located in a vibrant part of the city, we strongly suggest you check for traffic updates before you visit and plan your trip to ensure you don't miss the start of your performance.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Street Food Gathering
“Just a 16 minute drive from home, Eat Street is a great option for dining out by the river. Popular with guests!”
  • 145 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Queens Plaza is the glitzy home to high-end brands and Queensland’s flagship five-storey David Jones department store. On the ground floor find all the luxury brands including Burberry, Tiffany and Co., Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, Paspaley, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dior, Saint Laurent, as well as Mimco, Michael Hill Jeweller and Perrott’s Florist. On the upper level you can find high-end fashion labels, Camilla, Alice McCall, Zimmerman, Sass & Bide, Viktoria & Woods and Gorman, along with Mecca Cosmetica.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Museum
“ A great free museum with dinosaurs, whales, local Australian exhibits, also has a science centre below (fee to pay) which is brilliant for kids, you can easily while a few hours away here ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“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. Spanning 18 hectares and 1.2 kilometres of river frontage, it’s one of Brisbane’s most treasured parks. Opened in 1828, the gardens was home to the first public garden in Queensland and is a place of heritage significance.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Mountain
“Imagine a sea of twinkling lights and a breathtaking view of one of Australia’s best cities! The MT Coo-tha lookout is a great place to spend a few hours gazing at the wonders of Brisbane City. There are also picnic and barbeque spots that can be used for a family’s day out in the sun. If you’re up to it, take the Aborginal art Trail that gives an interesting peek into their art and culture. A lovely escape from the demanding city life!”
  • 120 locals recommend
Pet Service
“Just a beautiful piece of Brisbane! The park is a great place to lie in the sun, to exercise, to picnic or to just hang out. Parking can be a bit tricky on weekends, but it's only a 1km walk from The Cottage.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Many people stay with us to attend one of the sporting events or concerts held at Suncorp. It’s an easy 1/2 hour walk across the Go Between Bridge or check with Phil or myself if one of us is free to drop you off nearby. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If Shopping is your thing, Indooroopilly Shopping centre is 1 bus stop away or a 2 minute drive. 3 levels of specialty shops. Free parking for 3hrs (+2hrs longer if you go to the movies there and scan your ticket)”
  • 83 locals recommend
Park
“Scenic park located right in the middle of the city features colorful subtropical gardens and Celebration Lawn, a green oasis for picnicking, flying kites or just relaxing.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“The Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane provides an unforgettable experience for everyone and includes up to four revolutions on your 10 to 15 minute ride. With a magical stop at the top and an engaging audio tour pointing out popular Brisbane landmarks, it's a must-do activity for all. Visitors can experience the Wheel a few ways with sights by day, lights by night, sunset rides or by enjoying a Sky High Picnic on board with options for both kids and adults. There are also birthday and romantic experiences you can book for your loved ones as well as a range of Sirromet wines to enjoy while you ride.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Park
“Fabulous views of the river and city. Rock climbing and many activities as well. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is a single institution located across two adjacent river-side buildings in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane's South Bank. QAGOMA holds a collection of historical, modern and contemporary art, and stages a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions. We are home to the Children's Art Centre which collaborates on interactive artworks with leading artists from around the world, and the Australian Cinematheque, the only dedicated cinema facility in an Australian art museum. QAGOMA operates its own retail outlets and cafes and restaurants, proceeds from which support the Gallery.”
  • 41 locals recommend

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Nightclub
“Cloud land is beautiful, even if you pop in for a cocktail just to say you’ve been there, Thursday night is Salsa night. Every other day featuring an Italian restaurant for lunch and dinner, this is most definitely a place to visit!! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bar
“Inspired by the roof top bars of Istanbul, enjoy amazing views of Brisbane and delicious quality food! Perfect for an early night, a late Saturday or just a Sunday Sesh! Devine $35 sharing menu for when you just don't want a full meal for yourself.. Check it out!! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Casino
“The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino that also houses 6 restaurants, 5 bars, and a nightclub”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little bar with indoor and outdoor areas. Particularly great on Sundays for a sess in the sunshine with live tunes from a local DJ.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Pub
“Great spot for a steak and good food, also great for drinks. A little bit out of the city but a good spot to catch the ferry to for some lunch by the river. Also close to Mt Cootha.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Brisbane’s largest concentration of award-winning and hatted fine dining restaurants lie along the Eagle Street Pier riverfront. Try Sake, Cha Cha Char, Madame Wu, Pony, Jellyfish and more. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Best steak in brisbane and the largest range of rums with a dedicated rum bar”
  • 39 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Music venue run by one of the lads from Powderfinger. Live music in converted Airport Mechanical Hanger. Great atmosphere and lovely bar food.”
  • 27 locals recommend

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