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Best things to do in Brisbane

Brisbane, the sun-soaked capital of Queensland, is a vibrant city that effortlessly blends urban sophistication with natural beauty. From cultural hotspots to outdoor adventures, the city offers a plethora of experiences for every type of traveller. Let's dive into the best things to do in Brisbane, uncovering its unique charm and attractions.

People relaxing and swimming Southbank's Street Beach
Streets Beach, Southbank.

Discover South Bank's Cultural Oasis

Start your Brisbane adventure at South Bank, a cultural precinct nestled along the Brisbane River. Here, you can explore the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), stroll through the lush South Bank Parklands, and even take a dip in the Streets Beach, Australia's only inner-city beach. South Bank is undoubtedly a haven for art enthusiasts and those seeking a relaxing urban escape.

Moreton Island Cruise 

Not to be missed is a Moreton Island Cruise, a natural wonderland right on Brisbane's doorstep. Moreton Island is home to the famous Tangalooma Wrecks and the world's tallest coastal sand dune. This pristine island offers an array of activities onshore and in the turquoise ocean. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters, go sand-tobogganing on the island's famous sand dunes, try your hand at paddle boarding and go for a snorkel around the Tangalooma Wrecks – a sunken shipwreck that has become a thriving marine ecosystem. Discover marine life such as dolphins, dugongs, turtles, rays and more! Put a Moreton Island cruise on your bucket list today and it's more affordable than you think! For bookings and more information check it out here

People climbing the iconic Story Bridge Brisbane
Story Bridge Climb

Climb the Story Bridge

For a panoramic view of the city, embark on the iconic Story Bridge Adventure Climb. Scaling this engineering marvel not only provides breathtaking vistas of Brisbane's skyline but also offers an exhilarating experience for thrill-seekers. Whether you choose a day or night climb, the city lights will leave you enchanted. Click here Day Trippin can help you with tours from sunrise to sunset.

Dining on fresh Moreton Bay Bugs
Fine dining Queensland style

Indulge in Culinary Delights

Brisbane's culinary scene is a diverse tapestry of flavors. From trendy cafes to upscale restaurants, you'll find a myriad of options to satisfy your taste buds. Head to Eagle Street Pier for a waterfront dining experience or explore the vibrant food markets for a more casual, yet equally delicious, encounter with Brisbane's gastronomic treasures.

koala in tree
Koala time at Lone Pine Sanctuary

Brisbane Experiences 

Brisbane is not just a city; it's a collection of unique experiences waiting to be discovered. Embrace the local culture by attending events such as the Brisbane Festival or explore the vibrant street art scene in Fortitude Valley. For nature lovers, a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary provides a chance to get up close and personal with Australia's most iconic wildlife with over 130 koalas on site! Jump aboard the MV Miramar at Southbank cruise to the oldest and largest Koala Sanctuary in the world - Lone Pine Sanctuary. This is truly a unique way to visit the Sanctuary via return cruise, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and gently cruise the River. From just $99 its a wonderful day out! Click here for more information.

City Cat river cruising the Brisbane river
Jump aboard a City Cat

Explore the Brisbane River by CityCat

Hop aboard a CityCat ferry and cruise along the Brisbane River, taking in the city's landmarks from a unique perspective. This leisurely journey offers a tranquil escape while showcasing iconic sights such as Kangaroo Point and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. The CityCat ride is not just a mode of transportation; it's a Brisbane experience in itself.

Bindi Irwin with a wombat at Aust Zoo
Australia Zoo adventures!

Visit Australia Zoo with Entry and return transfers from Brisbane.

Take on a wildlife adventure with a convenient pick-up service from CBD Brisbane hotels. Start with the captivating Wildlife Warrior's Show at the Crocoseum, hand-feed the kangaroos, and pat a koala for an unforgettable experience. Explore Bindi's treehouse, capture memories at the Wildlife Photo Studio, and go behind the scenes at Australia Zoo's Wildlife Hospital.

Don't miss the Tiger Temple's majestic Sumatran Tigers and an African Safari experience with giraffes, rhinos, zebras, meerkats, and cheetahs. This inclusive package provides seamless return transfer and at least 6 hours to explore the wonders of Australia Zoo. Prepare for a day filled with excitement and education whilst surrounding yourself with Australia's incredible wildlife!

Take a Walk on the Dark Side!

For something quirky- take a walk on the Dark Side with Brisbane's True Crime Tour.

Fully guided walking tour retracing the steps of the city's most infamous. Uncover hidden secrets behind historic buildings and alleyways, gaining a firsthand look into the city's intriguing past.1.5 hr walking tour from just $34. Check it out here.

Visit the Mount Coot-tha Lookout

For the best panoramic view of Brisbane, head to the Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Just a short drive from the city center, this vantage point offers a spectacular outlook over the city and beyond. The lookout is especially enchanting during sunset, making it an ideal spot for photographers and romantics alike.

As you plan your time in Brisbane, consider exploring these best things to do for a well-rounded guide. To make the most of your adventure, check out Brisbane Experiences and don't forget to book your Moreton Island Cruise and other adventures through Day Trippin, your no fuss travel booking website for seamless and unforgettable journeys. Brisbane awaits, promising a blend of culture, adventure, and natural beauty that will leave you enchanted.


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