Things to do in Brisbane
What to do in Brisbane?
Things to do in and around Brisbane
Brisbane Story Bridge
One of the top things to do in Brisbane and is to climb the Brisbane Story Bridge. Apart from the thrill of doing it the views are amazing and it only takes a couple of hours . You’ll be rewarded with the breath-taking panorama of Brisbane and all its surrounding scenery. During the bridge climb, you will be provided with interesting facts and antidotes regarding the history of the bridge and on city beneath your feet. Scaling the bridge is one of the top things to do in Brisbane.
Brisbane Bridge Climb – Climbing the Brisbane Story Bridge
Scale to the top of Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge to discover the city from a spectacular bird’s-eye perspective. Based at Kangaroo Point, Story Bridge Adventure Climb (SBAC) is one of only three such experiences in the world and is a ‘must do’ during a visit to Brisbane.
Mt Coot-tha Lookout
The 287m high Mount Coot-tha is located approximately 7 kilometres west of the centre of Brisbane. The lookout at the top of Mount Coot-tha provides memorable panoramic views of the Brisbane river, Mount Warning, Mount Barney and the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains. Almost by definition this is one of the top things to do in Brisbane. 🙂 On a clear day you can see all the way to Moreton Island in Moreton Bay and the D’Agilar Range.
In addition you can enjoy a coffee, ice cream and if you are really hungry dine at Summit restaurant on the mountaintop. If you visit Mt Coot-tha Lookout after dark you’ll see Brisbane’s city lights inspiring weighty topics of conversation such as Earth Hour, Global Warming and “you did remember to switch everything off before we left?” 🙂
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Another one of the top things to do in Brisbane is to visit the highly regarded 52 hectare Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. It contains lakes, ponds and streams providing the perfect setting for a huge array of Australian and international flora. Mt Coot-tha also plays host to a popular planetarium.
South Bank is Brisbane’s number one tourist destination and is the heart of Brisbane’s culture, entertainment, and recreation district. South Bank is situated in one of Brisbane’s most attractive locations. More than eleven million people visit each year.
South Bank Art & Craft Market
A South Bank highlight is the Art & Craft Market. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays you’ll find crafts by local artisans including fashion, jewellery, homewares, tarot, and even a massage.
Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art
Other must-visits on the South Bank include the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. For the kids, visit the Queensland Museum Science centre and if you want to catch a show head for QPAC, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. A visit to South Bank is one of the most popular things to do in Brisbane.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary as been ranked as one of the Top 10 Zoos in the World. This sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary. It is home to over 130 Koalas. Cuddle a Koala, cuddle two! Hand feed Kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife. You might even see a Platypus.
Brisbane Wildlife Cruise
Experience a cruise aboard Brisbane’s most famous river Boat, the MV Mirimar. She will take you 19 kilometres upstream through some of Brisbane’s most attractive suburbs and interesting wildlife habitats.
You’ll see modern mansions alongside graceful heritage Queenslander homes. These old houses have become iconic with their wide verandahs and wrought iron lacework. The best Queenslanders have been restored to their full glory.
Come close to flying foxes (fruit bats) in the wild. You’ll have the opportunity to get a close up view of a unique inner-city colony of fruit bats. How close? Close enough to hear the beating of their wings!
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Entrance to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is free. You will have a full two hours to cuddle a Koala and hand feed Kangaroos. The Koala River Cruise is our pick of the top things to do in Brisbane.