What are the best 10 things to do in brisbane Australia

top 10 things to do in brisbane

Visit Brisbane, and you will discover a modern and vigorous city with a sunny subtropical climate and unsurpassed natural beauty. Best of all, you will find friendly locals eager to show you this beautiful city by the river. They love your city and so will you.

Climb to Brisbane’s Story Bridge and hop off

Climb the iconic Story Bridge of Brisbane and take a look at this amazing city. Regardless of whether you climb at dawn, during the day, at dusk or night, you will discover breathtaking views of the Glasshouse Mountains to the north and the interior of the Gold Coast, a World Heritage Site to the south. Keep your adrenaline level high with an optional 30-foot rappel drop.

Tour the entertaining Brisbane South Bank

Tour South Bank, on the Brisbane River, on foot or by bike, and see the best of the city while you exercise. Famous for its wide variety of entertainment and recreational and leisure activities, South Bank includes 17 hectares of green areas, restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, boutiques, museums, and galleries. For a more fun view of the city, head to the Brisbane Wheel.

Rest at the beach in the middle of Brisbane

Experience the Australian beach atmosphere in the heart of the city. This fully guarded artificial beach is free of charge and has a beautiful lagoon surrounded by white sand and subtropical plants. Relax with an ice cream, take a dip and enjoy the famous Queensland sun. Aquativity is a fun, interactive nearby park that features water games and is ideal for young families.

Browse the Goma Gallery, Australia’s largest modern and contemporary art gallery and the iconic Queensland Art Gallery. The galleries themselves are architectural wonders and feature a diversity of Australian and international art, as well as two galleries dedicated to contemporary indigenous work. Friday nights are perfect for a drink with friends in the stylish GoMA gallery bar.

Dine in the best restaurants in Brisbane

Enjoy the perfect meal at Esquire, renowned as the best restaurant in Brisbane, overlooking the twinkling lights of Story Bridge and the river ferries. Dine à la carte or choose tasting menu from chef Ryan Squires accompanied by Australian and international wines. Gerard’s Bistro, Public, Aria, Smokehouse and The Foraging Quail are also highly recommended.

Enjoy a “rowing and shrimp” experience on the Brisbane River

Guide your kayak lit by the Brisbane River on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy the city’s bright lights on a pleasant ninety-minute paddle before relaxing on the banks of the river with a meal of fresh prawns (Friday) or with a barbecue (Saturdays) with the famous Lamington of Queensland for dessert. Accompany everything with Australian wines and beers.

Relax at Nightfall’s Luxury Wilderness Camp

Spend the night under the stars just ninety minutes south of Brisbane. Limited to six guests, Nightfall is an intimate camping experience set on 257 acres alongside crystal-clear rapids in the millenary rainforest of Lamington National Park. Explore, relax and enjoy an organic dinner prepared on the fire before retiring to sleep in a private luxury store.

Take a walking tour to taste chocolate or craft beer

Travelers with the weakness for sweets will love the chocolate tour, more than two hours to see all kinds of cocoa products with experts that will take you to eight different shops. There are a lot of things to try along the way! The craft beer tour is held in four locations, each with a colorful past, and includes the opportunity to sample twenty craft beers, plus learn about the history of brewing in Brisbane.

Shopping at The Collective Markets of Brisbane

Browse the exclusive and eclectic clothing stands manufactured by emerging artisans. This fun and pleasant market located in the bustling Stanley Street Plaza area is held on Friday evenings and weekends. The designers are mostly young creatives, and the preferred style is the “effortlessly cool.” Listen to live music while looking at handmade jewelry, art, antiques, photographs, and vintage fashion.

Customize your North Stradbroke Island Tour

Expect to spend a relaxed moment on North Stradbroke Island (affectionately called “Straddie”) a short ferry ride from Brisbane across Moreton Bay. The packages can be customized to include eco – tours, 4×4 excursions, kayaking, fishing, and sandboarding. Watch dolphins swim, photograph birds, and wild flowers or just walk for miles of pristine beach.

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