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Brisbane Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
"Hop on your double-decker bus at any of the 15 stops (see the Important Info tab) to begin your tour; your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours from first use depending on which option you choose. Enjoy onboard commentary that shares informative det a sandstone building from 1872; the heritage-listed City Hall with its iconic clocktower also home to the Museum of Brisbane; and the Commissariat Store and Old Windmill that are the two remaining buildings of the city's convict era. Along Park Road you can peruse the cafes restaurants and boutiques or hop off at the Cultural Centre to take in art hubs like the Queensland Museum or the Performing Arts Centre. If the sea fascinates you hop off at the Maritime Museum one of the largest of its kind in Australia. Just around the bend you can find the South Bank Parklands which features the sandy Streets Beach
From AUD40.00
 
Brisbane Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Immerse yourself in the modern city of Brisbane Australia’s bohemian ‘River City’. On this audio tour you’ll make your way through modern downtown area while learning about the history and significance of one of the nation’s oldest cities. Discover the intriguing history of Brisbane’s convict past and its involvement in the 2nd World War while ad Albert Street Uniting Church Cathedral of St Stephen The MacArthur Museum Parliament House
From $20.00
 
Brisbane City Tour and River Cruise from the Gold Coast
"After morning pickup from your Gold Coast hotel you’ll travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach to Brisbane and start with a drive through the central business district. Learn from your local guide about historic buildings such as Brisbane City Hall Parliament House St John’s Cathedral and Treasury Casino.Next you’ll find out why Brisbane is known as the River City on a 45-minute boat cruise. As you glide up the river that snakes through the city snap pics of picturesque suburbs and historic buildings including Newstead House and Customs House. Cruise under Story Bridge and past Kangaroo Point Cliffs before docking at South Bank Parklands. Once on land you’ll head to the Wheel of Brisbane for a spin on a 197-foot (60m) high ferris wheel (own expense). The ride lasts approximately 15 minutes and includes a detailed commentary pointing out the landmarks of Brisbane
From AUD139.00

City Hall and Brisbane Museum Tips (32)

TALLEST BUILDING IN THE CITY UNTIL1957

Brisbane City Hall was opened in 1930 following 10 years of construction and was renovated in 2013 at a cost of 215 million dollars. The main entrance is next to St. George Square but the building...
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davidjo
Aug 03, 2016

CITY HALL CLOCK TOWER

The City Hall Clock Tower tour is FREE OF CHARGEOriginally, this Tower wasn't open to the public, then later it was. Adults were charged six pence, children three pence to cover the cost of the lift...
balhannah
Jul 23, 2016

BRISBANE CITY HALL

Cultural heritage public art trailThe mid-19th century building with Victorian architecture and an impressive clock tower, is the only CITY HALL in Australia, the rest are TOWN HALLS. If you have a...
balhannah
Jul 21, 2016

WILLIAM BUSTARD STAINED GLASS WINDOW

On the City Hall tour, we were taken to see the William Bustard stained glass window. This was created approx. 100 years ago and is in the unusual position of being inside City Hall! What is meant to...
balhannah
Jun 16, 2014

CITY HALL MAIN AUDITORIUM

The Main Auditorium is included in the FREE TOUR OF CITY HALL.This was the highlight of the tour for me! The auditorium has a history of many famous musicians and dignitaries including the Rolling...
balhannah
Jun 16, 2014

CITY TOWN HALL - THE SHINGLE INN

The Shingle Inn is a Café located on the ground floor of City Hall. As you walk into City Hall, turn right and go as far as you can - That is where the Shingle Inn is located.Shingle Inn City Hall is...
balhannah
Jun 10, 2014

BRISBANE CITY HALL TOUR

After 3 years of restoration and refurbishment, the City Hall is open to the public again and is offering FREE CITY HALL TOURS.Go by elevator to the 3rd floor and at the reception desk as to do the...
balhannah
Jun 10, 2014

THE MUSEUM OF BRISBANE

The Museum of Brisbane is located in City Hall on the 3rd floor from where you leave for the clock tower tour.After our clock tower tour, we decided to go and see what this Museum had to offer.This...
balhannah
Jun 10, 2014

Museum of Brisbane

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...
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Nov 19, 2013

The City Hall Clock Tower

When it was built the clock was the largest and most modern time piece in Australia. The face is made from white opal and is almost 5 metres across. The minute hand is 3 metres long. The clock rings a...
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Nov 19, 2013

The City Hall Concert Hall

This magnificent auditorium deserves a tip of its own. With a diameter of 31 metres the copper roofed dome is the largest in Australia. The outer copper roof was replaced in its own restoration prior...
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Nov 19, 2013

Take a City Hall tour

This 45 - 50 minute tour takes you to 4 levels of the City Hall from the newly excavated basement to the museum on the 3rd floor. After discovering major structural damage in 2009 a massive...
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Nov 19, 2013
 
 
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Things to Do Near City Hall and Brisbane Museum

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MacArthur Museum

The museum is housed in MacArthur Chambers which is the building where General Douglas MacArthur had his headquarters in WWII when he was Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in the South West...
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Anzac Square

Everyday thousands of people walk through the subway tunnel between Central Station and Anzac Square but how many people have the time to read or look at the different displays regarding the conflicts...
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River

Even if you are not taking a cruise on the river it is well worth taking a look at the the Kookaburra Queen Paddle Wheelers which you can find near Eagle Pier. The cruises take you up and down the...
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St Stephen's Cathedral

In the grounds of St. Stephen's Cathedral you can find the old cathedral bell which was cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, London and transported to Australia in 1887 on the R.M.S. Dacca. This was...
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Queen Street Mall

Queen Street is the place to go for shopping with many well known stores and malls. It is a pedestrian precinct and each day you can see buskers there, trying to earn a few dollars or make a name for...
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Customs House

Despite being a good twenty clicks from the sea, Brisbane has always been a port city. Goods that were imported into Queensland passed through its Customs House and were stored there in a lower floor...
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