Things To Do Brisbane

Brisbane, Queensland’s capital one of Australia’s most beautiful cities. With amazing weather, lots of fun and a dining scene to rival any city. Brisbane is a perfect destination for anyone.

Full of top eateries, adventure and only 1 hour drive to the largest holiday destination the Gold Coast. And in the other direction the sunshine coast full of top beaches and a relaxed vibe. Makes this place a perfect long stay.

Top Attractions

Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo is the number one zoo in Australia, known for being opened by the late Steve Irwin.

Now run by Steve’s wife and children, Australia Zoo is an incredible day experience, 30 minutes north of Brisbane.

The must see is the crocodile show, as these cross take center stage for feeding time. Many other shows and an endless list of animals to see and interact with.

The Zoo was built in 1970 and known as the ‘Beerwah Reptile Park and was a small two acres. Today, Australia Zoo surroundings are over 700 acres, with 110 acres of these on public display.

Eat Street Markets

Queensland’s most famous and largest food and music market. Only 15 mins drive from the city center and out in the Northshore industrial state.

An impressive purpose built village built from 180 recycled shipping containers. With 70 different traders, including food from every continent and including 5 themed bars the really is an entertainment hub.

GABBA Stadium tour

Take a tour around Queensland most famous sports ground the Gabba. The tours are scheduled for Thursdays at 11am

Gabba Stadium Tour information

City Hopper

The city hopper is a free ferry service along the Brisbane river with six stops in all you can hop on and hop off all day long.

Running every 30 minutes and operating from 5:30 am to midnight 7 days

Australia Zoo

Free Things To Do

Mount Coot Lookout

Located just outside the city and a short 15 minute drive is the Mount Coot Lookout.

With stunning views of this iconic city, and well worth getting there for sunrise.

South Bank Parklands

Situated south side of the river is the ever popular south Southbank Parklands. covering 17 hectares , this wrea is home to Queensland’s home for culture and lifestyle destination.

Open swimming pools, walking tracks and picnic areas run alongside the river with (QPAC) Queensland Performance Arts Centre; Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.

The back streets around Grey Street and Little Stanley Street, are where the foodies go with many restaurants, cafes and bars.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Located in the north west corner of the city is the Brisbane Botanic Gardens a beautiful and peaceful way to spend a part of the day.

Mt Coot Lookout

Our Choice Restaurants

Madame Wu

Set amongst the banks of the Brisbane river, just off eagle street pier lies Madame Wu. An upmarket modern Asian fusion restaurant, designed to share bringing a ultimate food journey of flavours and textures.


This fine Japanese restaurant Saki brings a slice of Japan to Brisbane’s popular Eagle Street Pier.

With 6 restaurants around Australia serving Sake’s food says a lot for the quality and consistency of this business.

The restaurant offers traditional share tables, private tables and bench kitchen facing seating. The food is great to share and try many options and combinations.

Red Hook

Casual dining amongst Brisbanes ever growing laneway dining scene, Red Hook oozes trendiness and that hipster vibe but doesn’t compromise on quality.

Based on New York’s ever popular street food with burgers, wings, tacos, hot dogs and other inspired NYC street food classics.

Gerards Bistro

Tucked away out of sight lies Gerards Bistro a contemporary and awarding winning middle eastern restaurant, with a modern take on classics.

A restaurant that prizes themselves on locally sourced produce and giving back to the city.

Relaxed, yet formal dining gives this bistro and great feel and is one of Brisbanes finest.

Saki Eagle Street Pier

Best Hotels

Rydges Fortitude Valley

601 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland, 4006

Tel: 07 3188 3000

Grand Chancellor Brisbane

23 Leichhardt st, Cnr Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Queenland, 4000

Tel: 07 3831 4055

Sofitel Brisbane Central

249 Turbot Street, Brisbane Queensland 4000

Tel: 07 3835 3535

Rydges Fortitude Valley

Our Must Do’s

Eat Street Markets (see above)

Australia Zoo (see above)

Dinners at Saki (see our restaurant choices)

Transport options




Useful Websites

Visit Brisbane

BCEC (Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre)

Lying half way up Australia’s east coast it has great access to a number of places like Tamborine Mountain and the ever popular city of the Gold Coast.

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We are adventure seekers who love to explore the world. So one day, we decided to write about it here is our story so far


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