Things to do in Brisbane

Brisbane is known as the gateway for the marvellous natural attractions within the area. But many don’t realise the city itself is teeming with terrific adventures for the whole family. Park yourself in the city for a day or two and try out some of these epic attractions.

Brisbane City

Best Things to do in Brisbane

1. Brisbane Wheel

For an impeccable 360-degree panoramic view of the city, head to the Brisbane Wheel. Take a seat in one of the Wheel’s gondolas and be glided up the 60-metre heights, giving even the most daring adventurer, a flutter of butterflies in their stomach. The gondolas hold up to 8 people per carriage, so you can enjoy the ride with your family and friends. Food and refreshments are also provided on board, so you can sip on a delicious bubbly as you marvel at the city’s skyline sights!

Brisbane Wheel

2. New Farm Park

Made up of stunning open spaces, and riverfront scenery, New Farm is one of the most exclusive inner suburbs of Brisbane. New Farm’s popular park is perfect for a day in the sun among the greenery. Whether you are biking through, strolling along, or simply laying in the grass patches, you will certainly not be disappointed.

3. Kangaroo Point

A suburb set right along the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point is one of Brisbane’s oldest suburbs. Renowned for its natural beauty and its central location, there is an array of activities on offer for the whole family. Story Bridge is one of the most visited attractions, an iconic bridge within the city. Trek up the bridge to see the stunning skyline, lush greenery and sparkling river snaking through the surrounds.

4. South Bank

Sitting along the riverside banks of Brisbane River, South Bank is bursting with great restaurants, bars, shops, and events. Enjoy the open-air amphitheatre as you tuck into some delicious lunch or dinner. For some shopping, visit one of the Bank’s markets held throughout the year, with local creative offering an array of art and crafts.

5. Streets Beach

Set along the city’s south bank, The Streets Beach is one of the most popular places in Brisbane. It is a manmade beach, equipped with a sandy shoreline, sub-tropical plants, and clear blue waters. Cool off from the humidity and go for a dip at this refreshing attraction.

Streets Beach


Enrich your mind in one of the many art galleries and museums within the city. GOMA, short for the Gallery of Modern Art is one of the most exhilarating galleries. With over 16,000 works and innovative art spaces to inspire you as you walk through the different sections. Special exhibitions are held throughout the year, so make sure to check out the gallery’s calendar to see if any are worthwhile!

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