The 15 Best Things to do in Brisbane, Australia

Wandering Wheatleys

Brisbane is a city that’s too easy to fall in love with. Perhaps it’s the beautifully meandering bends of the Brisbane River, maybe it’s the city’s effortless sophistication, or could it be the endless sunshine and free public swimming lagoons?

With so many exciting things to do in Brisbane, you might not know where to start. To help you out, we’ve compiled our list of the absolute best sights in Brisbane for you.

If you’re interested in learning more about local history, a visit to the excellent Queensland Museum is one of the best things to do in Brisbane!

Delve into history at the Queensland Museum

To learn more about the history of Brisbane, spend a few hours browsing through the unique displays at the fascinating Museum of Brisbane.

Learn about local history at the Museum of Brisbane

On the walking tour, you’ll visit popular locations and traditional tourist sites, including the Museum of Brisbane, but you’ll see these sights through an Aboriginal, rather than a European, lens.

Take an Aboriginal walking tour of Brisbane

Image courtesy of BlackCard Cultural Tour

There are many ways to cruise along the Brisbane River, and you’ll find that the city’s iconic waterway is packed with public ferries and private boats.

Cruise the Brisbane River on a Tides of Brisbane Tour

The City Botanic Gardens are located on Gardens Point. The gardens are expertly cared for and are home to hundreds of unusual, rare, and unique species of plants collected from across the world.

Take a break at the City Botanic Gardens

Opposite Gardens Point – on the other side of the Brisbane River – you’ll find the cliffs of Kangaroo Point, one of Brisbane’s best natural attractions.

Stroll along the cliffs at Kangaroo Point

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