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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
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Brisbane Kayak Tour
"Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced paddler get out and discover Brisbane’s beautiful river city by kayak either day or night. Riverlife’s guided kayaking adventure sessions lets you see the city from a unique angle while you glide along the meandering Brisbane River!Day KayakingJu spills or chills there’s no better way to discover Brisbane’s river city.While you are out on the water have some fun in or out of your kayak. Try paddling while standing (gondola style) rafting in a line and walking on the kayak backs. pairing up and swapping kayaks kayak soccer surfing and basketball! Just ask your friendly instructors! Night KayakingDiscover Brisbane by night aboard an illuminated kayak. Embark on a unique journey with your friends past the dazzling South Bank promenade or marvel at the Story Bridge
From AUD45.00
 
Abseiling the Kangaroo Point Cliffs in Brisbane
"Step off the edge of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and into a vertical world! As you wait in anticipation to hear your name being called for your turn – stand back and enjoy the uninterrupted views of Brisbane and watch the city cats boats and kayakers skim across the meandering river!Let your experienced instructor’s help you conquer your fears and guide you safely over the edge while you experience the extreme rush of abseiling. With trust overcoming natural instinct you will be abseiling down the 20 metre high cliffs in no time.Abseiling sessions are guided by qualified and experienced instructors. No experience is necessary as each session includes full instruction a safety briefing and equipment. Participants must be at least 8 years of age and wear and use the safety equipment provided. Safety equipment includes a helmet harness rope and gloves."""
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Southbank Tips (81)

PICNIC or TO BUY FOOD @ SOUTHBANK

When coming to Southbank, there is no need to go hungry as there is plenty of everything here. You can fetch your own meat, and have a BBQ at any of the many nice areas around the park. There is even...
balhannah
Jan 30, 2010

SOUTHBANK

It can be quite hot in Brisbane, and for a nice, sandy beach, we really need to head to the Gold or Sunshine coast, that means a drive, bus or train trip.Well, Southbank, located right in Brisbane...
balhannah
Jan 30, 2010

CONFUCIOUS @ SOUTHBANK

On walking through Southbank yet once again, I happened to come across a new Sculpture, it was of the Great Chinese philosopher and thinker Confucius. It hasn't been here long, only being unveiled in...
balhannah
Jan 30, 2010

Explore the several neighbouhoods

BulimbaIt's just 20 minutes by City Cat to Oxford Street, Bulimba. Here you'll find more than 15 casual dining restaurants and lots of alfresco dining. All this plus a boutique cinema complex, several...
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elmasri
Apr 12, 2009

WALK: The Southbank

The Southbank of Brisbane River is littered with tourist sights. Cross the river via Victoria Bridge. On your right, you'll find plenty of art galleries and museums, of which I will cover...
xuessium
Nov 09, 2008

Nepalese Pagoda

There is only one in the southern hemisphere and it was built by craftsmen from 160 Katmandu Valley families for the people of Brisbane as part of World Expo 88. Situated in its current site, amongst...
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JohanIsWeg
Jul 17, 2008

Sundowner and BBQ

South Bank Parklands offer several BBQ huts where it is lawful to consumer liquor if you are having a substantial meal. In other words, they allow you to have a wine or beer with a meal cooked on the...
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JohanIsWeg
Jun 03, 2008

hepas to do

I have plenty of ideas but you will see when you get there everything is at your door step. Southbank is full of things to do. Here are just a couple I am sure others can give you more.1. Southbanks...
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Fisher1969
Apr 12, 2008

One of a kind

Southbank in Brisbane is one of a kind.This is actually the site of the Brisbane World Expo back in the 1990'sThere are many walks, formal gardens, rain forests, cafe's, restaurants, pubs etc, and on...
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stevemt
Sep 28, 2007

#1 – Landscaped parkland provides a good start

The riverside area to the south from the city is now known as “Southbank”. In former days, it was simply “South Brisbane” and was a sleazy run-down area with rotting old timber wharves, tired looking...
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tiabunna
Jan 17, 2007

#4 - Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum is at the eastern boundary of Southbank, adjacent to the (pedestrian and cyclist only) Goodwill Bridge. It is located in and around the historic South Brisbane Dry Dock and is sure...
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tiabunna
Jan 16, 2007

#3 – Visit the Nepalese Pagoda

Nearly all the national pavilions built for Expo have been removed (Nepal’s delightful hand-carved timber Pagoda is the exception). Come to a point, to demolish the Pagoda after Expo would have been a...
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tiabunna
Jan 16, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Brisbane

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Maritime Museum

Brisbane might not be a coastal city, but Queensland has over thirteen thousand kilometers of coastline, more than the once great naval power of the United Kingdom. Its coastline has attracted nearly...
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Queensland Performing Arts Complex

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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Mirimar Day Cruises

Alongside a boardwalk in the city’s heart, on the waters of Brisbane River, rested the Mirimar II, a cruise boat about to depart for Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. On board, the captain and crew greeted...
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Treasury Casino

Brisbane's old Treasury Building is now a casino and hotel and is well worth taking a look at if you have never been to a casino. In the entrance hall a huge bouncer stands by to prevent unwanted...
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City Cat and River Ferries

There are plenty of companies offering trips on the river, some of them going further than others offering lunch or dinner. We saw several boats going up and down the river with such companies as...
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Gabba Cricket Grounds

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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