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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.
Travel Agency
“Climb the Historic Story Bridge and enjoy a great outdoor adventure with amazing views of the whole of Brisbane! ”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“Check out what is on. Can have some very interesting exhibitions. Can do a tour of the City Hall.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Loads of food choice and shops, it is more than just shopping hubs. They are lifestyle destinations where people come to connect, share and inform. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
“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!! ”
  • 53 locals recommend
“A short drive or short bus trip to the world famous Gabba Stadium. Watch an international cricket game or a music concert.”
  • 55 locals recommend
“A great place to swim (there is a beach!), eat and drink or catch a show - one of Brisbane’s best hotspots.”
  • 64 locals recommend
“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!”
  • 49 locals recommend
“Just right outside our front door. Variety of different food venues from fine dining to pizza”
  • 48 locals recommend
“The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino that also houses 6 restaurants, 5 bars, and a nightclub”
  • 30 locals recommend
Veterinary Care
“University of Queensland is beautiful, iconic and offers a range of park areas. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
“If you love gardens, this is the place to visit, great bonzia area. Within the grounds is Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. (Open 10.45am -7.30). Check it out on line but I love it. Great shows.It is about a 10 minute drive from our front door. Lots of parking. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Convention Center
“If you're here for an event, chances are it will be hosted at the convention centre. Great venue with plenty of food options nearby”
  • 35 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This weekly market is held Saturdays from 6am to 2pm. Stalls include produce, prepared food, clothing, hats, jewellery, homewares, and so on.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Great movie cinema walking distance up Brunswick. Go see a movie and ice-cream and pop corn are especially delicious!”
  • 41 locals recommend
“Thoughtful architectural gem that overflows with fabulous nooks. Brilliant events calendar, exhibitions, the world's tiniest cinema crannies, and good cafes. On the riverside. ”
  • 38 locals recommend