Things to do in Brisbane

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Brisbane

Things to Do in Brisbane


Top Attractions in Brisbane

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From quick jaunts to full-day outings.



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What travellers are saying

  • IrishMD
    Dublin, Ireland216 contributions
    Safe and attractive area in Brisbane, with plenty of daytime cafés and restaurants. I enjoyed several relaxing walks in this area during my holiday.
    Written February 8, 2024
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  • humanfoodbag
    Brisbane Region, Australia17 contributions
    I went for my birthday. My friend and I made sure to visit every part of the park. We saw a myriad of different animals, many of which I had never seen in real life before. We were also able to watch the Raptor Show and the Sheep Dog Show while we were there. The sleepy koalas were by far my favourite.
    Written February 19, 2024
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  • LarrySylvia
    Buderim, Australia22 contributions
    My wife developed a limp, so couldn't walk around Brisbane, Instead we took a City Cat cruise from North Quay to Hamilton and back. A wonderful trip made even more enjoyable by the friendly and helpful crew.
    Written January 29, 2024
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  • Youweedog
    Dundee, UK12 contributions
    We only did it cause our hotel was 5 min walk. So glad we did. The tour guide Josh was great. So many interesting facts and nice 3 beers to round it off.
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • Joanne
    Lake Mary, FL1,768 contributions
    Our tour group stopped here for about 20 minutes - which is about all you need to take some awesome pictures. On a clear day you just have the best view of all of Brisbane. It is rather crowded with lots of people taking pictures and getting in the way, so you have to be patient for people to move out of your sight. There are decent bathrooms and a little cafe. The best part is that there is free wi fi here and all around the city.
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • PaulBartlett
    York, UK209 contributions
    By pure good luck our hotel was across the road. What a simply beautiful park. So varied with some great livestock. Birds are always a pleasure but the Eastern Water Dragons are something special. Just a pity we weren't there for the Christmas lights, which were being installed and looked like they would be spectacular. Reading that this must have been a flat railroad yard only 20 plus years ago, so a huge amount of work must have been necessary to develop this special place.
    Written December 26, 2023
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  • max736
    Brisbane, Australia49 contributions
    The Brisbane Botanical Garden by Mt Cootha has lots of beautiful gardens which you could spend a few hours exploring. My issue with the place is that it's located next to a busy highway so you can hear the sound of traffic throughout the garden. It takes away from the serenity of the place. I would suggest going to a Mt. Cootha hiking trail instead. Unless you really don't mind the sound of traffic as you walk through a Japanese garden...
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • ItchyFeet
    Camarillo, CA7,749 contributions
    We got tickets and rode the city cat up to the Hamilton turnaround spot and back to South Banks Park area. It was nice to write the boat as the sun was setting and see the city lights coming on. Also, once you get out of the city area and the sun has start to see thousands of bats coming into the city to settle for the night as they fly across the river. We bought a ticket for $20 Australian, which is a two hour window to ride the boat.
    Written October 29, 2023
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  • Jpickers56
    Norwich, UK17 contributions
    There is nothing to fault this service, ferries run every 30 minutes and a very useful way to cross from Kangaroo Point where we stayed to the city centre, otherwise a long walk was required , staff excellent as well as being knowledgeable and keeping you informed.
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • Chris F
    Slaithwaite, UK482 contributions