Brisbane Things to Do

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  • 1. Southbank

    The site of the original settlement, this area of Brisbane was damaged in the floods of 1893. The CBD was moved to the north side of the river and the area became industrialised and run-down. It was...

  • 2. Roma Street Parklands

    At one point this area was overgrown , derelict and disused railway lines. Now it is a wonderful landscaped park filled with colourful flowers. Near this area there was a windmill that used to be...

  • 3. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

    I thought I would tell you about some of the shows that are included in the Lone Pine Sanctuary admission price. We were early, so made our way to the Aussie sheep dog show which is held 3 times a...

  • 4. Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo

    Australia Zoo is located in the Australian state of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast near Beerwah/Glass House Mountains. It was established under the name of Beerwah Reptile Park by Bob and Lyn Irwin...

  • 5. City Hall

    The Museum is a purpose built gallery on the third floor of the Brisbane City Hall. It has a number of exhibits that will change over time. At present there is a fantastic photo history of Brisbane...

  • 6. Newstead House

    I couldn't think of a better way to end my tour of Newstead House, than by enjoying a Devonshire tea on the verandah. On a hot day, the breeze was beautiful, as were the two scones with jam & cream,...

  • 7. Mt Cootha

    Mt. Coot-tha, this is where I came for a great view over the capital city of Queensland....Brisbane. The name 'Coot-tha' or 'Kuta' was taken from the Aboriginal name for the area which meant 'honey'...

  • 8. City Cat

    The Brisbane River can be done on a proper Tour boat where you will be given a commentary, OR The other way, and the cheapest by far, is to catch a Citycat river Ferry. These are modern and glide...

  • 9. ChinaTown

    Yes, Brisbane does have a China Town. My view.....This would be the worst China Town I have ever been to! It is located in Fortitude Valley which is only a short walk from the Brisbane CBD. There...

  • 10. Queen Street Mall

    Originally a busy city street a section of Queen Street was turned into a pedestrian mall in 1982 as part of the preparations for the Commonwealth Games. It was designed with the aim of bringing more...

  • 11. Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens

    Brisbane, and we have two Botanic gardens, one in the city, and one at Mt. Coot-tha. We went to the Mt. Coot-tha gardens for another visit, and to take some photo's. These gardens are large, 52...

  • 12. Story Bridge

    Well I can assure you I have not done this climb but as some of you are more adventurous than I am here is some information. And I know people who have! My daughter and grandsons have just completed...

  • 13. Anzac Square War Memorial

    ANZAC Square is a public square located between Anne and Adelaide Streets. It is a memorial to servicemen and women who saw conflict overseas and is named after the Australian and New Zealand Army...

  • 14. Botanical Gardens

    It is enjoyable to walk around seeing the big trees,the Brisbane River, and people having picnics, There were lots of plants and green is really relaxing to lie on the banks of the...

  • 15. St Stephen's Cathedral

    STOP 18 ON THE PUBLIC ART TRAIL OF CULTURAL HERITAGE This large Cathedral is worth paying a visit, as is the smaller St. Stephen's Chapel, built in 1850, which is located next to it. The cathedral...

  • 16. The Old Windmill

    This heritage listed site is the OLDEST SURVIVING BUILDING IN QUEENSLAND. It was built in the late 1820's and used by Convicts to grind grains such as wheat and maize. The grinding was done by a...

  • 17. Old Parliament House

    In June 1859, Queensland became a separate colony from NSW and the first Governor arrived just a few weeks ago. But with a population of just 6000, the state had not prioritised the building of a...

  • 18. River Festival

    'RIVERFIRE' and as the name implies, it is a colossal amount of FIREWORKS SET TO MUSIC, on the Brisbane River. It is known as "Brisbane's night of nights" and it certainly is, it is FANTASTIC!!! ,...

  • 19. New Farm Park

    New Farm Park is one of Brisbanes most popular parks. A large park, with plenty of lawns, pathways, shade trees, bbqs and toilets, it is easy to reach by public transport. The city cat ferry stops...

  • 20. Queensland Art Gallery - QAG

    Part of the 'cultural island' of South Bank which is made up of QAG, GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art - see separate tip), the Queensland Museum and the Performing Arts Centre. The Gallery's philosophy is...

  • 21. Queensland Museum

    The Queensland Museum was opened in 1862. It had a number of temporary homes including the Old Mill and Parliament House until it was set up in the Exhibition Building in Gregory Terrace in 1899. It...

  • 22. Australian Woolshed

    Yes... Yes... I'm still at it.... here at the AUSTRALIAN WOOLSHED. I seem to drooooool over all these cute little lambs at the farm. :-) Here's (ahem) me - elbowing everyone else away just so I can...

  • 23. Daisy Hill Koala Sanctuary

    This is a Koala sanctuary for recovering koala's. You cannot handle the animals or cuddle them, just observe them. This place is magic for somewhere so close in the city, and the is NO entrance...

  • 24. Treasury Casino

    Treasury Casino is just like any other Casino in the World, if you want to gamble, then this is the place to come! There is an endless choice of gambling activities, more than 80 gaming tables, as...

  • 25. Castlemaine Brewery

    This is a great day out, very interesting. Monday to Friday there are 6 tours daily departing hourly from 11am Sat tours are 10:30 11 and midday Prices are :- Adult $20 (beer included) $12 (no...

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