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Brisbane

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Australia's New World City
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery. The city possesses an easygoing, multicultural atmosphere that complements its visual charm. Brisbane enjoys a lively music scene and maintains a tradition of strong cultural development. Use our Australia day trip planning website to plan your trip to Brisbane and other destinations in Australia.
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Popular things to do in Brisbane

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Park
South Bank Parklands
4.8
Duration: 5 hours
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Wildlife Area
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Lookout
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Garden
Roma Street Parkland
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Brisbane

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Aquarium
Sea World Theme Park Main Beach
3.5
Duration: 8 hours
Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World Oxenford
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach Surfers Paradise
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Theme Park
Dreamworld Coomera
3.7
Duration: 8 hours

Parks in Brisbane

Garden
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
City Botanic Gardens
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
New Farm Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Brisbane

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Art Museum
Queensland Art Gallery
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
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Specialty Museum
Opal Museum
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Distillery Tour
Distillery Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Brisbane

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Art Museum
Gallery of Modern Art
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museum of Brisbane
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
State Library Of Queensland
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Brisbane

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Wildlife Area
Osprey Environmental Centre Brisbane
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Cultural Tour
Black Card Cultural Tours
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Helicopter Tour
Pterodactyl Helicopters
5.0
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
The Brisbane River
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Brisbane

Popular with tourists and business travelers, Brisbane's lodgings range from luxurious rental apartments with private pools and city views, to economical hostels just minutes from the main attractions in South Bank and the central business district. To soak up some local flavor at an affordable price, consider the city's inner suburbs. Located just north of the CBD, Spring Hill offers quiet accommodations within striking distance of the lively downtown areas. If you want to explore the city's famous nightlife scene, consider neighborhoods like Fortitude Valley or New Farm.
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Message from Tourism Australia

Combine art and outdoor adventure in Brisbane, where creative spaces, music and hip new restaurants meet pretty riverside gardens and man-made beaches. Explore the sun-soaked capital over a couple of days or a few weeks with our tips on the best things to see and do. International flights arrive at Brisbane Airport from many global hubs. From the airport, it's an easy 20 minute taxi or train ride to the city centre. The inner city has a free bus service that circles the city every 10 minutes, and a free CityHopper ferry service that travels along the river from North Quay to New Farm.