Brisbane is a place of Australian heritage, innovative pastimes and is its own cultural mecca. Within Brisbane, you can find various pockets of unique styles including the craft beer scene in Newstead, museums and performing arts in South Bank, the City Botanic Gardens and the large shopping centres in the outer suburbs. Boasting a famously laidback vibe, a Brisbane tour is one of the best ways to explore the many sights along the river and those amongst the towering high-rises.
Don't miss these Brisbane attractions
- Climbing Brisbane's Story Bridge
- Paddle steamer cruises on the Brisbane River
- XXXX Brewery tours
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
- Queensland Museum
Team up with a local guide on a walking tour of the city and explore Brisbane from a different angle. South Bank Beach and the city's famous Ferris wheel, The Wheel of Brisbane, can both cool you down and heighten your senses within a matter of hours.
Save your legs on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that passes the famous Queen Street Mall, the Bavarian Bier Cafe at Eagle Street Pier and quaint West End markets, among other attractions. Alternatively, you can take a guided tour of the XXXX Brewery in Milton for a taste of Queensland's most iconic beer.
If you enjoy the outdoors, you can cuddle a koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or take a day trip to Australia Zoo. Meanwhile, thrill-seekers can soar through the clouds in a hot air balloon and enjoy the blue skies and bird's-eye views with a champagne breakfast. If the breathtaking scenery isn't enough, then a Story Bridge Adventure Climb may well be in order.
Visitors can enjoy an evening tour of the Brisbane River aboard the traditional paddle steamer, The Kookaburra Queen, while admiring Brisbane's striking bridges and stylish skyscrapers. The spectacular city lights can also be enjoyed at the breathtaking Mt Coot-tha lookout, where bushwalking tours are also available during the day.