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Our Favourite Suggestions for great things to do and see in Brisbane




River City Cruises

Brisbane is known as the River City, so what better way to see it than by doing a river cruise.  Discover the best view points of Brisbane when you climb aboard the River City Cruises tour boat which has 2 departures every day.  Cruise along the picturesque Brisbane River whilst you are guided with informative commentary.   This is a relaxing and cost effective way to explore Brisbane with discounts available for families and seniors.

The Lost World Valley

Picture yourself escaping reality at the beautiful Lost World Valley in Brisbane's Scenic Rim.  Relax and unwind as you soak up the atmosphere of Lamington National Park.  There are so many things to do in the area such as farmstay activities, walks and self guided walks, bird watching, horse riding, swimming, museum, exhibitions, recreation activities, picnics, food & cooking, fishing, beautiful gardens, art exhibitions and more.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

There is much more than just koalas at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.  This amazing zoo has a huge variety of Australian animals including kangaroos, platypus, Australian birds and much more.  Interact with the animals such as hand feeding the kangaroos or cuddling a koala.  With over 130 koalas, this wildlife park is a must do Brisbane attraction, not just for holiday makers but also for Brisbane locals.

South Bank Parklands

There is no shortage of things to do at Brisbane's South Bank Parklands.  With a range of unique cultural experiences, activities, restaurants, bars, cafes, shopping options and entertainment, you'll be sure to add a visit here to your holiday itinerary.  Cool off at the public beach and lagoons or enjoy a family BBQ at the picnic grounds or perhaps come at night and experience the amazing nightlife entertainment.

Queensland Museum and Sciencentre

A fun, educational, interactive and popular place to visit - not just for the kids but for adults too. The Queensland Museum Sciencentre is located at South Bank in Brisbane. Learn about Queensland cultures, history, biodiversity, geosciences, dinosaurs, ancient life, animals and more. There is plenty to do with a range of events and hands on exhibitions. It's an exciting attraction for Queensland locals and holiday makers from around the world.

City Botanic Gardens

A great place to visit whil on your Brisbane holiday is the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.  Take a map and stroll the gardens on a self-guided walk where you can visit and see attractions such as Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue and ornamental ponds.  The City Botanic Gardens are located riverside and often host Brisbane events.  There are great grass areas and picnic tables, great for a family outing or romantic occasion.

City Sights Day Tour

See the sights of Brisbane City at your own pace with this hop-on, hop-off bus day tour.  Visit some of Brisbane's most well known attractions including the Brisbane City Hall, Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha look out, the 1st industrial building built in Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium, Regatta Hotel, Art Gallery, Museum, Library, Maritime Museum, Chinatown, Anzac Square as well as many Brisbane restaurants, cafes and bars.

State Library of Queensland

At the Queensland Culture Centre at Southbank on Brisbane River you will find the State Library of Queensland.  This is the largest main reference an d research library in QLD.  The wide rance of resourses, services and events make the library a very interesting place to visit in Brisbane.  Research and learn about their Collections, Preservation and conservation, Queensland history, Family history, Convict Queenslanders, Children and families, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queensland, Multicultural, Maps, Music, Law, Business, Art and design, Queensland stories and more.

Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding

Catch a catamaran from Brisbane to Moreton Bay where you will find Tangalooma which has over 80 tours and activities on offer.  A unique experience is to visit Tangalooma Island Resort and get the opportunity to hand feed bottlenose dolphins.  They call Tangalooma nature's theme park, it's an adventure and educational experience for the whole family.  Dolphin feeding can be experienced each night at Tangalooma if included in your accommodation or tour package.

Story Bridge Adventure Climb

See Brisbane City from a perspective like no other.  The Brisbane Story Bridge Adventure Climb is a thrill and experience with breathtaking views of the Brisbane River, Brisbane City and all the way to Brisbane's Scenic Rim.  Climb at any time of the day - dawn, daylight, twilight or night.  There's safety briefings and guides to put your mind at ease.  You can even take it to the next level and do an abseil climb!

Riverlife Adventure Centre

There's so much to do at the Brisbane River and Riverlife Brisbane can help you choose your adventure.  Adventures include BBQs, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, abseiling, rock climbing, rollerblading, cycling, kick bikes or even an aboriginal cultural experience with Mirrabooka performances.  Great fun ideas for school holidays, there's something for everyone in the family.  Purchase your tour tickets online, including gift vouchers.

Mirimar Cruises - Brisbane River & Koala Cruise

A popular Brisbane River Cruise, Mirimar Cruises departs daily in an ultra-modern cruise boat.  Enjoy an entertaining narration about Brisbane from the cruise captain.  The views are breathtaking and will leave with you great memories of your Brisbane holiday.  After seeing the amazing homes on Brisbane's waterfront you will visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary with lots of opportunities to get up close and personal with Australian wildlife.

Whale in Paradise - Whale Watching

Whales in Paradise offers daily transfers from Brisbane during the whale watching season.  They offer a 100% guarantee of whale sightings, or receive a full refund.  This whale watching tour takes you from your Brisbane pick-up point to Surfers Paradise, on the famous Gold Coast.  This day tour includes free time for dining or shopping in Surfers Paradise as well as your whale watching cruise.