Brisbane Things to Do

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  • 26. River

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We went all the way from Southbank to the mouth of the Brisbane River. Our cruise took four(4 hours), I have met lots of people on board, enjoyed our snacks and lunch of sandwich and coffee. On...

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  • 27. 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...

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  • 28. Queensland Art Gallery - QAG

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 29. Gabba Cricket Grounds

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Brisbane Cricket Ground, given the nickname 'The Gabba' because of its location in the Brisbane suburb of Woolloongabba, is a mjor sports stadium in Brisbane. It is home ground to the Queensland...

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  • 30. 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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  • 31. Customs House

    4 out of 5 stars

    It's something of a Brisbane icon, sitting as it does on the banks of the Brisbane River, nowadays surrounded by high rise apartment and office buildings. Finished in 1889 (it took 3 years to build)...

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  • 32. Eagle Street Pier

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I don't actually know which shots are exactly of Eagle Street Pier but, since the restaurant I ate at was listed as Eagle Street Pier, I figure I had to be close because these were all taken within...

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  • 33. King George Square

    STOP 5 ON THE CULTURAL HERITAGE PUBLIC ART TRAIL The Petrie Tableau Sculpture is in honor of an early Queensland explorer, Andrew Petrie. It's a sculpture I like, and so do the Tourist's, as they can...

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  • 34. Fraser Island

    Fraser island is a huge sand island off the cost of Brisbane. The island has miles of beaches, and can only be accessed by four-wheel drive vehicles. The trip was fun, although a bit rushed, with the...

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  • 35. Boggo Road Gaol

    The site on which Boggo Road Gaol stands was first surveyed in 1863. In May of 1880, the site was designated a prison reserve. By the late 1800’s, Queensland prisons had become dangerously...

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  • 36. Old Goverment House

    Old Government house holds exhibitions on the first floor. The day I was there, it was a display from the "William Robinson Gallery". The works on display were Robinson's farmyard paintings from the...

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  • 37. Brighton Park

    Brighton park is a public park right my the estuary that you cross to go to the Redcliffe peninsular. It is tidal, so has some mangroves here. Its a fairly barren spot, but there are some shelters...

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  • 38. Moreton Bay

    As a watersports lover, I was looking to hit the beach to do some paddling. Found Sandgate is probably the closest and the only beach I can get to by public transport. Went to the Visitors Information...

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  • 39. Queensland Performing Arts Complex

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    While staying in Brisbane why not take in a show? There is always something happening at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre or QPAC as it is locally known. QPAC is part of the Queensland Cultural...

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  • 40. Kookaburra Queen

    Its been a while since I did this cruise so I cannot comment on the food. When we went, it was good. The Cruise is a nice way to enjoy the sights of Brisbane from the River. You can go for a "Cruise...

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  • 41. Chung Tian Temple

    This is a special, quiet place in Brisbane. The ‘Chung Tian Temple’ (which means ‘middle heaven’) was constructed in 1992 using traditional Chinese Buddhist architecture – it is situated between...

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  • 42. Powerhouse Theatre

    Here we have a Brisbane landmark from the old days turned into a hub for culture and the arts and situated on the banks of The Brisbane River right next to New Farm Park.. There are two restaurants...

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  • 43. Medieval Fair

    Jousting, Archery, Fire Breathing, Massive Markets, Bands, Tavern, Gladiators, Vikings, Knights, Damsels, Belly Dancers, Craft Displays, Acrobats, Canons, Re-nactments, Living History Encampments and...

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  • 44. Queensland Maritime Museum

    Stop 12 on Reflections of the river trail. This Museum is actually on the edge of the Brisbane River at the end of South Bank. There are outdoor displays as well as indoors. On your wander around,...

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  • 45. Parliament House

    Stop 9 on Reflections of the River heritage trail Parliament House opened in 1868, although Parliament was held earlier, it was in the Prisoner's Barracks. You can watch Parliament in action from the...

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  • 46. Mount Tamborine

    Mount Tamborine is a short, scenic drive from Brisbane, and if you want to try Hang gliding, this is the place to go! On the Main Western Road, Mt. Tamborine, the Canungra Hang Gliding club makes its...

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  • 47. Dreamworld

    Home to Tiger Island, Nick Central, The Australian Wildlife Experience, Wiggles World, Big Brother and some of the tallest, fastest thrill rides in the world, Dreamworld is the ultimate place for...

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  • 48. The Ekka Exhibition

    The Royal Queensland Show, (affectionately called the ?Exhibition? or ?Ekka? by Queenslanders) is a yearly Brisbane event. It has grown from a traditional country show, into a 10-day event that brings...

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  • 49. Fortitude Valley & Valley Markets

    The Valley Markets are THE Brizzy Markets to head to on a Saturday for fashion crafts and homewares. The Fortitude Valley area has a reputation (probably a very accurate one and certainly earned) of...

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  • 50. Maritime Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful display of Queensland & Australia's Maritime History. Static displays of paintings, photographs, charts and models supplemented by artifacts from the sea bed and decommissioned equipment...

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