Queensland’s riverside capital is a both a buzzing hub for arts, culture, dining and craft breweries, and a gateway to the beautifully peaceful atmosphere of southeast Queensland’s natural beauty.

 

Brisbane boasts diverse and unlimited opportunities and experiences for the adventurer, the foodie, the sports enthusiast, and those chasing live music and world-class entertainment.

 

From the city centre, embrace the outdoor lifestyle and sip cocktails up on the rooftops or dine riverside with the iconic Story Bridge as your backdrop.

 

Satisfy your wanderlust and explore the lush surrounding hinterland or endless sandy beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Moreton (Moorgumpin) and North Stradbroke (Minjerribah) Islands. Great things to see and do in Brisbane include:

Eat and Drink

Discover why Brisbane’s dining scene is attracting acclaim by sampling its bountiful bars, bites and brews. The city’s old favourites are reopening, and hip new restaurants, bars and cafes are throwing open their doors. Whether in the city or surrounding region, discover dining spots with spectacular views or rooftop bars that will have you soaking up sensational sunsets and revelling in Brisbane’s alfresco lifestyle.

 

 

 

Shoppers’ Paradise

Prepare yourself for some serious retail therapy. Browse flagship stores, heritage arcades and international brands in Queen Street Mall, peruse boutique retailers and homewares in James Street or be surprised by Brisbane’s flourishing antique and vintage scene. Wander down a labyrinth of intimate spaces in Brisbane’s laneways – including Winn, Bakery and California Lanes in Fortitude Valley – to discover captivating cafes, boutique bars, artisan creations and rare finds.

Adventure activities

Seek out adventures in the heart of the city. Riverlife offers kayak, bicycle and rollerblade hire on the riverfront at Kangaroo Point. Nearby, enjoy an elevated adventure with the Story Bridge Adventure Climb and dare yourself to Walk The Plank or do a Cantilever Lean Out high above the river. Brisbane By Bicycle will whisk you to all the best spots while, further afield, you can go sky high with Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights or Pterodactyl Helicopters.

Get Cultured

See Brisbane’s stories unravel before your eyes at Museum of Brisbane or take a walking tour unveiling Brisbane’s bountiful public art, before sampling craft beer or locally-roasted coffee in hidden laneway venues. Discover the ancient stories and cultural practices of Brisbane’s Indigenous peoples through tours with Nyanda, BlackCard and Quandamooka Coast.

Make tracks for Brisbane’s beloved Cultural Precinct to visit the Queensland Museum to immerse yourself in Queensland’s story, or QAGOMA to check out the world-exclusive exhibition; The Motorcycle – Design, Art, Desire,or be amazed by Ai Weiwei’s Boomerang, a 270 000 crystal-piece installation filling the Watermall.

Nature

Brisbane is Australia’s nature capital. Hike through bushland and seek out spectacular views on Mt Coot-tha or glamp in luxurious splendour amid the bush at Sanctuary by Sirromet. Make tracks to the hinterland and explore World Heritage rainforests, glistening waterfalls and refreshing rock pools. A wonderland of national park walking trails around Brisbane will see you exploring beautiful terrain.

Wildlife

Brisbane is one of the best places to see and get up close and personal with wildlife. Meet koalas and kangaroos at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or cruise offshore and take a day trip or longer stay to beautiful North Stradbroke or Moreton Islands all within an hour from the city. Here, you’ll spot turtles, dugongs, koalas, kangaroos and even hand feed a wild dolphin at Tangalooma Island Resort, which also offers whale watching tours.

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