Here are our top five ideas on how best to enjoy Brisbane



Enjoy an alfresco breakfast amid the 40 acres of South Bank Parklands, followed by a scenic ride on the Wheel of Brisbane.

Explore the nearby art galleries, museums and sites of the cultural precinct. Be sure to stop in at the Gallery of Modern Art to view their latest exhibition and impressive collection of modern and Indigenous artworks.

Spend time shopping in the Queen Street Mall and the surrounding city streets and laneways.

Close the day with a seafood experience by the River in one of the high-end Eagle Street Pier precinct restaurants.


Take a river cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – the world’s largest koala sanctuary. Cuddle a koala, walk amongst kangaroos and meet the diverse local wildlife of Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Easy your way into the evening with a brewery, beer and barbeque tour at the XXX Ale House – a landmark Brisbane location.


See the sunrise and the early morning city views with the Story Bridge Adventure Climb. Or see Brisbane through the eyes of a local and book a Brisbane Greeters walking ‘journey’ for a first-hand look at what makes our City’s heart beat.

Head into James Street, Fortitude Valley to visit the fashion and lifestyle boutiques, and enjoy lunch at one of the many bistros.

Finish the evening with a twilight kayaking tour and barbeque dinner under the stars with Riverside Adventure Centre or dine alfresco along South Bank’s River Quar.


Take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef’s stunning Lady Elliot Island where the coral reef is alive and the island is teeming with life. Only a short flight with Seair from Redcliffe, experience a combined island tour and glass bottom boat/snorkel tour, guided reef walk, and seafood buffet lunch.


Visit Queensland’s iconic Australia Zoo on the ‘Croc Express’ Tour. Made famous by the antics of Steve and Terri Irwin, the Zoo is now a living legacy to Steve and his wildlife conservation efforts. Exhibitions include the Crocoseum, Tiger Temple, Elephantasia, and African Savannah.

Brisbane Greeters

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