Architecture , Heritage Building
The Parliament house is a glorious building made in 1867 that houses the Parliament of Queensland. It is fascinating to experience the atmosphere of the parliament, with its many chambers and rooms, each having interesting political stories hidden in the walls. The High Tea that is held on specific dates is highly popular for its lavish spread and variety of teas laid out by the resident chefs. One can even witness the Parliament in session through the visitors balcony.
Park, Play Ground, Entertainment, Leisure
“There is always something happening at South Bank. The parklands offer a plethora of outdoor opportunities like walking, cycling, swimming, picnicking. There are glorious rainforests and gorgeous fauna that will keep you under a spell for hours at a stretch. Swim at the tropical lagoon or hop into the ferris wheel or just head to the esplanade to take in the spectacular views of the city.There is also a museum and lots of kiddie gyms to keep your children busy. After a tiring but fulfilling day, unwind at one of the many cafes or riverside eateries for a memorable supper.”
South Bank Parklands
Wildlife Sanctuary , Nature
“A great way to spend an exciting day with family and friends, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is rated as one of the top ten sanctuaries in the world. Whether you want to hug an adorable koala bear or feed enthusiastic Kangaroos, there are a host of activities to keep you enthralled for hours.”
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Trail, View Point, Walking Area, Picnic Spot
Imagine a sea of twinkling lights and a breathtaking view of one of Australia’s best cities! The MT Coo-tha lookout is a great place to spend a few hours gazing at the wonders of Brisbane City. There are also picnic and barbeque spots that can be used for a family’s day out in the sun. If you’re up to it, take the Aborginal art Trail that gives an interesting peek into their art and culture. A lovely escape from the demanding city life!
Mt. Coot-tha Lookout
Garden, Park, Picnic Spot
“Roma Street parkland is 16 hectares full of lush greenery, coffee and tea plantations and native gardens that make it a subtropical paradise. There a number of things to do for families like barbeques and walks through rainforests. Check out the unique art pieces in the park created by talented artistes. A day well spent!
An expansive area of natural beauty and delight, Roma Street Parkland offers a day of rejuvenation in the lap of Mother Nature.
Roma Street Parkland
Sport, Arena, Stadium
The suncorp stadium is a 52000- seater stadium that has witnessed some jaw dropping sports action. The stadium offers group tours of this iconic sports arena but one can even witness the live action in a popular rugby game. There is also an option to combine a brewery tour along with a tour of the stadium.
Sun Corp Stadium
Amusement Park, Landmark, Theme Park, Entertainment
“‘What better way to start your vacation in Brisbane than at the top?’. The opening line of the wheel of Brisbane website sums it all up. For a bird’s eye view of beautiful Brisbane, hope on to this observation wheel that offers a brilliant perspective of the various sights in the city. The ride at night is especially special with the city lights shining back at you dreamily. The gondolas go up to the height of 60 m offering stunning 360 degree views of the city.
Wheel Of Brisbane
Art And Culture, Educational Site, Natural History Museum
The Queensland museum provides an interesting insight into the evolution of Queensland through interesting displays of art, paintings and videos. A museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement, the innovative programs and in-depth explanations keep not just the adults but also the kids quite entertained.
Art Museum, Entertainment, Performance, Theatre
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre is a part of the Queensland Cultural Centre. A number of amazing shows like the King & I are performed at the centre besides the other variety of activities in music, dance and theatre. While in Brisbane, spending an evening here is a great option to witness the rich culture of arts in Australia. There are a number of dining options around the center.
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
The State Library is so much more than just a library, it offers a nourishing environment of information and activities for everyone. There are free displays and exhibitions that are educative and innovative. The Library was founded in 1896 with the aim of providing valuable knowledge resources to the public. The views from the library are stunning to say the least.
State Library Of Queensland
A great way to educate and acquaint yourself with the history and essence of Brisbane, this small Museum has an eclectic mix of sculpture, interactive communication and craftwork. There are a number of rotating exhibitions that take place in the museum representing local and international artistes.
Museum Of Brisbane
Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Sculpture
The Gallery of Modern art can be easily called the ‘Temple of Talent’. It hosts a number of interesting exhibitions that showcase everything from paintings, murals, sculptures and a variety of art. There are a number of interactive features in the Gallery that make the whole experience a memorable one. There are also a number of activities for kids so you don’t have to worry about their entertainment.
Gallery Of Modern Art
Beach, Water Body, View Point, Entertainment
Moreton Bay is a coastal paradise situated at a mere 20 kms from Brisbane. It is great for a day trip and offers excellent opportunities for swimming, snorkeling and diving in pristine blue waters. The stunning beaches are noteworthy for their silky white sands and gorgeous views. One can choose to feed dolphins or laze around on the beach for hours.
Botanical Garden, Walking Area
“Stroll lazily through this oasis of calm or get your kids along for an educational eco-tour, each of the 52 hectares of the garden is filled with innumerable opportunities to unwind and relax.
The best way to explore this beautiful retreat in the heart of Brisbane is to take a self-guided walking tour.
City Botanical Gardens
Landmark, Monument, War Memorial
A beautiful shrine to remember the fallen soldiers of the World war 1, the Anzac memorial is truly a peaceful place where one can reflect on a number of emotions. It is especially ethereal to be present during the annual Anzac day parade on 25 th April. The manicured lawns and bottle trees shade this area and make it a mid-city oasis for many. The Anzac spirit of evangelism is what makes this memorial so personal and memorable to many.
Anzac Square And Shrine Of Remembrance
“The Treasury building is a 100 year old building that is now converted to a casino and hotel which has about 1300 machines and 80 gaming tables. This iconic building is a brilliant example of Renaissance architecture. The building is lit up magically in the evening giving it an opulent look. More than the casino, visit for the beautifully restored building and the aura that it still emanates.
Water Body, Waterfront, River, Walking Area, Cruise
There are a number of activities that take place on the bustling Brisbane River. There are a number of river cruises, Water skies and kayaking options for visitors which make for an interesting way to experience the lifeline of Brisbane. One glimpse of the city skyline against the river and you would understand why Brisbane is such a revered place. A number of parks and monuments are lined along the river which gives the riverfront a lively ambience.
The Brisbane River Cruise
Sir Thomas Planetarium is located at the entrance of the Brisbane Botanical gardens and is the only stand alone planetarium in Australia. A great place to explore space and beyond, the planetarium is equipped with state of the art telescopes and qualified astronomers. The shows inside the Cosmic Skydome are definitely the show stopper.