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Things to do in Brisbane

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind.”
  • 454 locals recommend
Art Gallery
““Have you been to GOMA?” will be one of the top three questions any local will ask. We’re proud of our modern art gallery. It’s the largest in Australia, it just turned 10 and when you finish there pop into QAG, the Queensland Art Gallery next door.”
  • 246 locals recommend
Zoo
“It is perfect for animal encounters. Affordable and only a 10 minute drive from Essence Suites Taringa”
  • 145 locals recommend
Theatre
“Located just across the river from the Brisbane CBD, the Queensland Cultural Centre is the arts and cultural hub of Brisbane. It is home to the State’s leading arts and cultural institutions such a as Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum and State Library of Queensland. Together with the South Bank Parklands, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and neighbouring institutions such as the Queensland Conservatorium, the Centre forms a concentration of cultural, educational, retail and recreational facilities. This collection of co-located cultural institutions on a single site is unique in Australia and rare worldwide. Locals and tourists alike are attracted to the award-winning architecture, programs, exhibitions and events which attract millions of visitors each year. Being centrally located in a vibrant part of the city, we strongly suggest you check for traffic updates before you visit and plan your trip to ensure you don't miss the start of your performance.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Street Food Gathering
“There is nothing like Eat Street- a special one of a kind experience for you to enjoy. Priceless city & river views saturate & surround the 180 dining and entertainment shipping containers that add a blazing coloured landmark to the Brisbane & South East Queensland dining and entertainment scene. ”
  • 141 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Queen Street Mall is a shopping and lifestyle precinct located in the heart of Brisbane City. Home to Queensland’s largest selection of fashion, along the open-air pedestrian mall you can shop an unrivalled mix of more than 700 stores. Queen Street Mall has long been considered Brisbane’s city heart – a place to meet up with friends and family, and to seek entertainment and fun.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic and Natural Science exhibits. Plenty of activities of children and adults, alike!”
  • 85 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Enjoy a walk in the beautiful botanic gardens and walk by the river You can also wander in the QUT university campus easy access from the city”
  • 100 locals recommend
Mountain
“Its a visual thing. You can view the whole of the city from this vantage point and to make it more enjoyable there is a restaurant. Just a thing you do when you come to Brisbane. Also close to Indooroopilly and quite close to the Botanical Garden so you could visit both in a day.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Pet Service
“This park is beautiful huge and central. Next to the river, you can get on a river cat and travel up the river. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Essence is an ideal venue when attending Suncorp Stadium for Concerts, Rugby or Soccer Events. Only 3 trains stops from hotel to Milton. All ticket holders can travel for Free.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Walking distance from hotel; approx 20 mins or 1 train stop away. Offers over 300 speciality stores, Food and Beverage outlets.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Park
“A great place for a picnic and play in the beautiful gardens. There is a cafe and playground for the kids ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Ride lasts 10-15 mins, around 4 rotations. 360o Panoramic view of Brisbane city. Each gondola is fully enclosed & air-conditioned. 2 Gondolas have wheelchair access. No eating or drinking, but on board dining can be purchased. Kids under 3 embark for free. Each gondola can hold 6 Adults + 2 kids. KIds (4-11). Cost Adult $20.90/ or groupon ticket $15 ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful spot along the Brisbane River! BBQ areas, children’s playgrounds, adventure centre (which includes activities like kayaking, abseiling, cycling etc)! If you feel up to the challenge, try walking up the Kangaroo Point cliff stairs (there’s 100+ steps) in the cliff face and a fantastic Italian restaurant at the top of those stairs, awesome for lunch, dinner or sundowners! ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Some of the great advantages of visiting the galleries and museums is they are air conditioned, well maintained and they are free! After walking to South Bank from the Queen Street Mall, the museums and galleries were a welcome sight for my eyes and feet. The Gallery of Modern Art is great because they have constantly changing exhibits and a wonderful guided tour led by some very knowledgeable volunteer guides. In addition, there are interactive areas where you and your children are encouraged to participate, such as a long table full of legos and a great spiral slide that leads from the third floor to the first floor. Actually, both of those are not limited to children participation as I ”
  • 40 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Nightclub
“Cloud land is beautiful, even if you pop in for a cocktail just to say you’ve been there, Thursday night is Salsa night. Every other day featuring an Italian restaurant for lunch and dinner, this is most definitely a place to visit!! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bar
“Inspired by the roof top bars of Istanbul, enjoy amazing views of Brisbane and delicious quality food! Perfect for an early night, a late Saturday or just a Sunday Sesh! Devine $35 sharing menu for when you just don't want a full meal for yourself.. Check it out!! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Casino
“The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino that also houses 6 restaurants, 5 bars, and a nightclub”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little bar with indoor and outdoor areas. Particularly great on Sundays for a sess in the sunshine with live tunes from a local DJ.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pub
“Great spot for a steak and good food, also great for drinks. A little bit out of the city but a good spot to catch the ferry to for some lunch by the river. Also close to Mt Cootha.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Brisbane’s largest concentration of award-winning and hatted fine dining restaurants lie along the Eagle Street Pier riverfront. Try Sake, Cha Cha Char, Madame Wu, Pony, Jellyfish and more. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Best steak in brisbane and the largest range of rums with a dedicated rum bar”
  • 37 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Music venue run by one of the lads from Powderfinger. Live music in converted Airport Mechanical Hanger. Great atmosphere and lovely bar food.”
  • 27 locals recommend

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