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Brisbane Attractions

One of Australia’s biggest and most underrated cities Brisbane is a thriving metropolis with a booming gastronomic scene superb cultural attractions and excellent leisure options. The city was built around the Brisbane river with large park areas incorporated into the urban sprawl. It’s an active city

with plenty of places to run swim cycle and even rock climb. Glittering high rises outline the city’s emerging importance as a centre of business and finance. In fact everywhere you look you get the sense this a city very much on the up. Trendy fashion boutiques stylish restaurants and plenty of outdoor attractions combine with hours of sunshine to make this a popular destination on Australia’s Queensland coast.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Brisbane

CBD - The city centre packed full of shopping malls cinemas historical sites and plenty of the best restaurants.

South Bank - The most cultural part of the city head here for diverse food options cool boutique shopping arts attractions and some of the best museums in Australia.

West End - The hippest part of town with an edgy and bohemian vibe. Discover record stores rare book shops organic food and all the coolest kids in town.

The Valley - Technically Fortitude Valley this is where you’ll find both the city’s Chinatown and some of the best nightlife. The area hums with live music in the evening so just follow your ears.

New Farm - One of the most up and coming areas in a city that’s full of them. The place to see and be seen with swanky restaurants and high end shopping.

Things to See in Brisbane

Stroll the riverfront parks of the South Bank complete with al fresco cafes and weekend markets. Head out to the Botanic Gardens a short walk from the city centre or stop off at the Queensland Cultural Centre to see some of the best modern and performance art in Australia. The city also boasts some historic buildings most notably the old Parliament House and Government House dating back to the 1860s. Climb up to the top of Mt Coot-tha to drink in the best views of the city from its tallest peak or explore the Roma Street Parklands the world’s largest sub tropical gardens with forest walks and a maze.

Things to Do in Brisbane

Rock climb at Kangaroo Point where you can even climb at night with well lit faces or get active on the city’s bike and running paths. Take a boat cruise on the Brisbane river or get another perspective with a balloon ride over the city. Head out of the city to discover nature and top watersports at Moreton Bay and islands. Shop in the city’s hip boutiques or dine out on food from around the world in this ethnically diverse city. Brisbane is a place where you’re never short of options.

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Brisbane Central Business District

Are you interested in beautiful gardens, stunning river views and popular shops? A visit to Brisbane Central Business District might be the perfect thing. You can also explore top sights like Queen Street Mall and Roma Street Parkland.

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Brisbane Airport

Travellers come to Brisbane Airport for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like DFO Brisbane and Southern Connector Drain while you're in town.

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Fortitude Valley

Bustling bars, funky shops and edgy art galleries make up the heart and soul of Brisbane’s most iconic nightlife district.

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South Brisbane

South Brisbane is a destination visitors seek out for its ample dining options, fascinating museums and beautiful river views. You might also want to check out attractions like South Bank Parklands or Queensland Performing Arts Centre while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

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Redcliffe

Explore the calm sandy beaches and green parks that surround this picturesque peninsula and great family holiday destination just north of Brisbane.

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Kangaroo Point

Striking cliffs line the river at this inner-city location, where Brisbane locals come to get active and spend time outdoors.

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