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83 Best Brisbane Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Life in Brisbane revolves around the river and South Bank is the central lifestyle destination of the city. Within a short distance you can find the Maritime Museum, Museum ersand Science Centre, and the Convention and Exhibition Centre. Walk across the Goodwill Bridge, or ride on the the Wheel of Brisbane. A longer walk takes you to Kangaroo Point. While you are on the river there are a variety of river cruises available from the Ferry Terminal at South Bank.

 

83 Most Popular Attractions in Brisbane

1. XXXX Brewery

  • XXXX Brewery PhotosXXXX has been a part of Australia’s culture since 1877, following a journey from the humblest of beginnings to its current place
  • Adults $32, Children $18
  • +61 7 3361 7597
  • XXXX Brewery Tours, Milton QLD, Australia
  • 9:30am-9:30pm
  • 3

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2. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a remarkable and totally unique Australia attraction. Not only is it the world’s first koala sanctuary, it also happens
  • Adult $33; Child $22
  • +61 7 3378 1366
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland, Australia
  • 9am-5pm
  • 4

3. Story Bridge

  • The Story Bridge has been a major part of the Brisbane skyline for more than 70 years, featured in the photographs of visitors and locals spanning the
  • Adult $99; Child $84.15
  • +61 1300 254 627
  • Story Bridge Adventure Climb, Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily
  • 1

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4. The Wheel of Brisbane

  • The Wheel of Brisbane is the ultimate Brisbane City attraction, offering incredible views of the city to those capable of handling the soaring heights
  • Adult $17.50, Child $12, Family $50
  • +61 7 3844 3464
  • The Wheel Of Brisbane, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 10am-11pm
  • 3

5. The Workshops Rail Museum

    Located at the home of Australia’s oldest operating railway workshops, the Workshops Rail Museum isn’t just a historical attraction; it’s
  • Adult $20; Child $17; Family $59
  • +61 7 3432 5100
  • The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
  • 9:30am-4pm

6. Brisbane River Cruises

    Brisbane River Cruise Video & PhotosThe beautiful Brisbane River is a sight that twists its way majestically through the carefree Queensland city,
  • starts from $59
  • Kookaburra River Queens +61 7 3221 1300; River City Cruises +61 428 278 473
  • South Bank 1 Ferry Terminal, South Brisbane Queensland, Australia
  • Daily

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7. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha

  • Free
  • (07) 3371 6685
  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot Tha Road, Mount Coot-Tha, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 8am-5.30pm
  • 2

8. Green Beacon Brewery

  • Free
  • (07) 3252 8393
  • Green Beacon Brewing Co., Helen Street, Teneriffe, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily
  • 1

9. Eat Street Markets

  • Free
  • 07 3358 2500
  • Eat Street Markets, MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton, Queensland, Australia
  • Fri to Sat 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • 2

10. City Hall

  • Free
  • (07) 3339 0845
  • Brisbane City Hall, Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 10:30pm-3:30pm
  • 5

11. Davies Park Market

  • Free
  • 07 3844 2440
  • Davies Park Market, Montague Road, West End, Queensland, Australia
  • Saturdays 6am-2pm
  • 1

12. Queensland Tennis Centre

  • Depends on event
  • 61 7 3214 3800
  • Queensland Tennis Centre, King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 8am-10pm

13. Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

  • Adults $7.45, Child $3.60
  • Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Mount Nebo Road, The Gap, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 9am-4:30pm

14. Mount Coot-tha Lookout

  • Taxi fares from Brisbane City $22.00-$31.00 AUD
  • 3369 9922
  • Mt. Coot-Tha Lookout, Mount Coot-Tha, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily
  • 7

15. Museum of Brisbane

  • Free
  • 0431 868 382
  • Museum of Brisbane, Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm

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Shopping and Nightlife

Shopping malls and markets abound in Brisbane, with weekend markets proving popular including Nundah Farmers Market or Brisbane Marketplace Retail Markets. There are malls like Queen Street Mall or the Myer Centre or perhaps you are interested in buying wholesale from Direct Factory Outlets. There are a number of food and evening tours taking place, so choose the one that appeals to you. Perhaps a River Cruise with buffet dinner?

Children and Family

The greatest place for families in the Brisbane area are the theme parks near the Gold Coast. However, in the city itself are places that children enjoy. Perhaps the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or the Workshops Rail Museum.

Day Trips

The playground of the Brisbane area is the Gold Coast, but there are other exciting options such as the Sunshine CoastAustralia Zoo and Stradbroke Island. Tangalooma Island is a lesser known tour, but hand feeding the dolphins there is unforgettable.

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