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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
“Great for dining, City Cat ride along the river for the best experience of the Brisbane River. ”
  • 452 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Art Gallery
“We love GOMA! It's a must for Art lovers. A easy 20min walk from downtown Brisbane. ”
  • 247 locals recommend
Street Food Gathering
“Visiting Brisbane during the weekend? Indulge yourself in the best food venue of our city, with dozens of food stalls from various countries. ”
  • 139 locals recommend
Zoo
“Don't miss the opportunity to get in touch with Koalas! Meet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos and engage with a large variety of Australian wildlife in Lone Pine's beautiful, natural settings. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 as a safe refuge for sick, injured, and oprhaned koalas, at a time when the species was being culled for the fur trade. Founder, Claude Reid, recognised something had to be done to help protect one of Australia's most iconic species. Today, Lone Pine remains as a destination for local and international guests to not only see native Australian animals, but to also connect and learn, and to leave feeling inspired to make small, positive changes in their daily lives to help protect their own native wildlife and habitats. P.S. Queensland is the only state that allows visitors to hold Koalas. Contact: 61 7 3378 1366 Time: open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm (open Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day 9am - 5pm. No public holiday surcharge) Tickets (Daily Passes) Adult $37.8 Child $22.5 Family (2AD+3CH) $79.2 MINI Family (1AD+3CH) $58.5 Student/ Senior/ Pensioner $22.5”
  • 144 locals recommend
Theatre
“Brisbane's official performing arts venue. See ballets, plays and musicals. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic and Natural Science exhibits. Plenty of activities of children and adults, alike!”
  • 87 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Gorgeous walk through the Gardens right in the centre of the city and on the banks of the Brisbane River.”
  • 99 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Performing Arts Venue
“The main pedestrain Mall in the City runs from George Street to Edward Street over two huge city blocks. Features major shopping centres, department stores, restaurants, eateries etc. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Mountain
“Get a clear understanding of the Brisbane spread. On a good day you can see out to Morton Island. There is a restaurant and cafe at the lookout”
  • 123 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Great games, great bands & artists Bali Villa is in the Suncorp parking zone, and you can walk to the stadium ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful gardens, live music and cultural events. Great place for children, and close to public transport and the CBD. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Observation wheel offering city views Enclosed gondolas carry visitors 200 feet into the air day & night for panoramic views of Brisbane.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Cinemas, food, shopping. Indooroopilly has just about everything. This 4 story shopping center is large, allow time to find a park and cover all the centre has to offer”
  • 80 locals recommend
Pet Service
“Walk to the Norman Park ferry terminal and take the ferry across the river to New Farm Park. Enjoy a picnic by the water, hire bikes to ride a long the river, visit the Brisbane Powerhouse, or play in the huge children’s playground. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Travel Agency
“Climb the Historic Story Bridge and enjoy a great outdoor adventure with amazing views of the whole of Brisbane! ”
  • 44 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! ”
  • 70 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences

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
“Eleven Rooftop bar is the place to experience Brisbane's nightlife from above and within. As it is an upmarket venue you must wear smart casual or you may not get let in - great atmosphere, the drinks are reasonably priced, friendly staff and fantastic views!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Casino
“The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino that also houses 6 restaurants, 5 bars, and a nightclub”
  • 30 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.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Great restaurants and bars, right on the riverside, and walking distance to Brisbane's CBD. ”
  • 28 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.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Best steak in brisbane and the largest range of rums with a dedicated rum bar”
  • 38 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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