Things To Do in Brisbane

Activities in Brisbane

Story Bridge Climb

Brisbane River Cruises

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

 

Attractions in Brisbane

Brisbane Markets

Brisbane Museum

Brisbane Zoo

 

Places to visit in Brisbane

Southbank Brisbane

 

Brisbane’s Story Bridge Climb is top of the bucket list of must-do adventures for locals and visitors, alike. And for good reason: as far as thrills go, it’s way up there – 80 metres to the top to be exact. So it’s an awesome way to experience 360° birds-eye views of Brisbane City, Brisbane River, Moreton Bay and The Glasshouse Mountains. Story Bridge Climbers of all ages report being on a high for days afterwards and feeling an enormous sense of achievement.   The lowdown on Story Bridge Climb Story Bridge Adventure Climb can take you up during the day, at dawn, or twilight. Story Bridge Climb is suitable for people of any age over 10 years, who are at least 130cm tall and less than 130kg in weight. No climbing experience is required but you should be reasonably fit….

A leisurely cruise along the winding Brisbane River is a great way to take in the sights, get to know the city, and have a fun, relaxing time while you do it. Brisbane rivers cruises are rated in the top ten activities to do in Brisbane. And the locals use the river boats for everything from business meetings to wedding receptions, kids’ parties and school tours. So book ahead – especially if you have a large group, it’s a public holiday, or you want to view a popular public event such as the Brisbane River Festival or New Years Eve fireworks.   Brisbane River Cruise Boats and Types There are quite a few operators and an inspiring array of boats – from elegant vintage paddlesteamers and quirky retro cruisers, to streamlined speed boats and comfortable modern catamarans. There are even…

Rated as one of the best things to do in Brisbane and one of the top 10 zoos in the world, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary. It is also one of the few places where you can feed and touch the animals. As well as heaps of koalas – around 130 including adorable babies – there are many other indigenous species to see. Kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, wombats, platypus, snakes and dingoes all happily hang out in this beautiful haven, nestled on the Brisbane River.   Things to do at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Cuddling koalas would have to be top of the list for most visitors to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The look of amazement and delight on people’s faces – especially kids and overseas tourists – says it all. You do pay…

Markets of all kinds can be found across Brisbane. They include the massive Brisbane Markets Limited at Rocklea, the crafty Mummy Tree Markets, and the awesome Finders Keepers Markets which showcase creations by emerging artists and designers. Brisbane also has a treasure trove of markets selling vintage clothing, second-hand goods, art, jewellery, and cool collectibles. Here are but a few of the locals’ favourites.   Brisbane Markets – Craft and Designer Finders Keepers Markets are held in Brisbane twice a year.  With their festival atmosphere, awesome live music, and funky bar and food scene, they’re loads of fun for left-of-field fashionistas and style mavericks on the hunt for killer one-offs and quality pieces from rising stars in art and design.   The Mummy Tree Markets at River Park Place, Col Gardner Drive, Morningside, and also at the Everton Park Hotel…

The multi-award winning, recently revitalised Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane’s official museum, is much more than a collection of dusty relics and ancient bones. A modern and vibrant museum, it brings the past to life by telling city’s tales and individual’s stories through fascinating displays, exhibitions and activities. There’s a lot on at the Museum of Brisbane so make sure you allow plenty of time for your visit.   Discovering the Museum of Brisbane The Museum of Brisbane is easy to get to, as it’s centrally located in King George Square. The museum is on the top of the beautifully restored Brisbane City Hall – Brisbane’s most fabulous heritage building.  From the museum, you get wonderful views of City Hall’s standout features – the copper dome and the clock tower. The locals are very proud of this innovative, publicly-owned space and…

Unlike other Australian capitals, Brisbane doesn’t have a big main zoo. It goes one better by having several fantastic zoos offering a variety of excellent wildlife experiences. So you not only get more options for fun outings, but also the chance to see wild creatures in a more intimate and relaxed fashion, free from the pressure to cram everything into one crazy day.   Your Brisbane Zoo Options If cooing to a koala is high on your bucket list, you’ve come to the right place. Queensland is the only state in Oz where it’s still legal to cuddle them. However, there’s much more going on at Brisbane zoos than petting cute, fluffy marsupials.   Alma Park Zoo at Dakabin is great for children as they can get nice and close to the residents. If they’re really lucky, they might even…

Brisbane’s inner city playground for young and old, South Bank is a wonderful place to explore, eat, shop, hang out, and have fun in the sun. This riverside lifestyle precinct boasts many attractions – beautiful parklands and gardens, a picturesque public beach and swimming lagoon, playgrounds, picnic spots, museums, galleries, and many great cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Major cultural events are staged at South Bank. They include the Australia Day Festival and Brisbane Festival’s famous Riverfire fireworks spectacular.   Things to do at South Bank Brisbane South Bank is ranked Brisbane’s top attraction for a host of very good reasons! This 17-hectare, family-friendly precinct is a perfect package of cool things to see, do and experience both day and night. Go for a stroll along the river and through the rainforest gardens Hire a bike Dine alfresco at one of…