Top things to do in Brisbane

Brisbane, fondly called Brisvegas and Brisneyland by locals, is the capital of the state of Queensland. Its subtropical climate attracts people with a love of the outdoors and as such consists of a young, active and multi-cultural population.

Mount Cootha

Take in the city views from Mount Cootha lookout after a day of walking the many tracks in the state forest or marvelling at the glory of the botanical gardens. Cootha offers something for every-one!

Streets Beach

Streets Beach is located in the heart of Brisbane's popular South Bank precinct - just across the river from the CBD. The beach is a perfect place to spend a hot summer's day swimming and relaxing on the sand or grass. There are plenty of free gas BBQs or head to one of the many restaurants in the area in between swims.

West End Markets

Set on the idyllic Brisbane river, the West End markets offer a variety of fresh produce and local artisan products. Spend your Saturday morning wandering the stalls before grabbing some food and coffee and listening to a local band on the bank of the river.

New Farm Park

Take a ferry to New Farm park and spend the day walking the gardens, having a picnic, and exploring the Powerhouse which offers riverside dining and art and theatre. There are free BBQs and epic playgrounds for those wanting to spend a day relaxing with family and friends in the sunshine.

China Town

Brisbane is a multicultural city and offers a variety of international cuisines. China Town, set in the heart of Fortitude Valley - a vibrant inner city suburb and popular nightlife precinct - offers a range of options from the East to suit all tastes.

Stradbroke Island

Stradbroke Island sits off the coast of Brisbane and can be reached by ferry in under an hour. The Island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world for surfing, swimming and even whale watching! Stay a day or more and experience local cuisine, beach driving, and swimming in freshwater lakes, and more!

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South Bank

South Bank is located on the southern banks of the Brisbane river - across from the CBD - and offers stunning views, world class cuisines and 17 hectares of parkland.

There is something for everyone at Southbank from swimming and playgrounds to galleries and performing arts.

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Brisbane City

Spend your day eating, drinking and shopping before relaxing under the cool shade of a tree in the luscious botanic gardens in the Brisbane CBD.

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Fortitude Valley

Affectionately known as The Valley, this suburb is packed with bars, restaurants, speak easy, and music venues.

Here you'll find old record stores, funky fashion stores, art galleries and performing arts to tantalise your creative side.

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West End

West End is an inner-city suburb that is rich in history and cultural diversity. It's offers a laid-back, bohemian vibe and a slew of music venues, bars, and restaurants.

Here you will find some of the best Greek, Vietnamese, and even Ethiopian restaurants to try!

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Paddington & Rosalie

Paddington and Rosalie are affluent suburbs sitting to the West of the CBD. Here you will find boutique shopping, antique stores, gastronomic adventures, and trendy cafes for brunch.

Nearby, Suncorp stadium hosts rugby and soccer games as well as concerns for internationally acclaimed music artists.

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Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point is an inner southern suburb of Brisbane boasting dramatic cliffs along the river back.

The cliffs are a popular spot for runners, cyclists, kayakers, and having picnics at one of the many free BBQs. The has some of the most spectacular views in all of Brisbane.

Fun for the Family

Brisbane is a very family friendly city that invests in creating fun and interactive experiences for everyone.

Connect with Australian Wildlife

Spend a day at the Koala Sanctury in Fig Tree Pocket or head over to Enoggera Reservoir for a swim and to explore the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre where you'll find a range of furry and slippery friends from wombats to platypus!

Get out on to the water

Riverlife can be found at the bottom of the Kangaroo Point cliffs and offers a range of water activities including day and night paddling. Watch the sunset as you cruise down the river followed by dinner on one of their famous "Prawn and Paddle" tours!

Explore the local parks

Brisbane has world-class parks and playgrounds in and around the city. Each has been designed carefully to include everything a family needs for a day out from BBQs, to water fountains, and of course fun and stimulating playgrounds that will both challenge and delight the kids!

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