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Brisbane

4.3
Parks · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia's New World City
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery. The city possesses an easygoing, multicultural atmosphere that complements its visual charm. Brisbane enjoys a lively music scene and maintains a tradition of strong cultural development. Use our Australia day trip planning website to plan your trip to Brisbane and other destinations in Australia.
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Popular things to do in Brisbane

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South Bank Parklands ©
Park
South Bank Parklands
4.8
Duration: 5 hours
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Wildlife Area
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Lookout
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Roma Street Parkland ©
Garden
Roma Street Parkland
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Brisbane

Sea World Theme Park ©
Aquarium
Sea World Theme Park Main Beach
3.5
Duration: 8 hours
Warner Bros. Movie World
Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World Oxenford
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach Surfers Paradise
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Dreamworld ©
Theme Park
Dreamworld Coomera
3.7
Duration: 8 hours

Parks in Brisbane

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
Garden
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
City Botanic Gardens ©
Garden
City Botanic Gardens
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
New Farm Park ©
Park
New Farm Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park ©
Park
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Brisbane

Queensland Art Gallery ©
Art Museum
Queensland Art Gallery
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Specialty Museum
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
Opal Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Opal Museum
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Distillery Tour
Distillery Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Brisbane

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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Art Museum
Gallery of Modern Art
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museum of Brisbane ©
Specialty Museum
Museum of Brisbane
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
State Library Of Queensland ©
Art Gallery
State Library Of Queensland
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Brisbane

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Osprey Environmental Centre Brisbane
Wildlife Area
Osprey Environmental Centre Brisbane
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
Black Card Cultural Tours ©
Cultural Tour
Black Card Cultural Tours
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
Pterodactyl Helicopters ©
Helicopter Tour
Pterodactyl Helicopters
5.0
Duration: 3h 30 min
 The Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Brisbane River ©
Water Body
The Brisbane River
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Brisbane

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Message from Tourism Australia

Combine art and outdoor adventure in Brisbane, where creative spaces, music and hip new restaurants meet pretty riverside gardens and man-made beaches. Explore the sun-soaked capital over a couple of days or a few weeks with our tips on the best things to see and do. International flights arrive at Brisbane Airport from many global hubs. From the airport, it's an easy 20 minute taxi or train ride to the city centre. The inner city has a free bus service that circles the city every 10 minutes, and a free CityHopper ferry service that travels along the river from North Quay to New Farm.