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Things To Do In Brisbane

Coming up: Brisbane! You're excited to chart a course in a new direction. Never one to shy away from innovative ways to get inspired and have an eye-opening excursion, you're prepared to investigate an exciting destination from top to bottom. Find and book your activities today, and the only thing left to do is pack your luggage and start daydreaming, because Expedia makes it easy to book loads of things to do.

  • The things to do in Brisbane are not only perfect for you, but they won't cost an arm and a leg. We have 94 things to do here, and you can get them starting at £12. Get your favourite day trip on Expedia for a great price, and you will still have money for a fancy hotel or luxurious dinner while you're in town.
  • Brisbane is a favourite among thrill seekers like you. In fact, plenty of travellers have been visiting to check out local hot spots and explore the best things to do, and most are already thinking of return. The top things to do can catch the enthusiasm of even seasoned globetrotters, and one look at our list explains why. Our collection includes an impressive range of culturally themed outings and excitement. From Brisbane's most visited attractions like the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Day Admission to amazing opportunities like the Tangalooma Island Day Trip & Dolphin Feeding, there are loads of possibilities at your fingertips when you browse through all the options available here at Expedia.

Our activities are the perfect way to organise your trip. It takes an expert itinerary to best get the feel for Brisbane, especially when you want to pack in trips to museums and outdoor activities. And it's a no-brainer that you're someone who likes to get out and about遥ou are excited to get out and have an adventure. You look forward to scoping out the top activities around, and an exploration of historic city neighbourhoods is what you love best. Book group tours on Expedia, and there will be no need to worry about looking at a map.

Things to Do in Brisbane

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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