Things to do in Brisbane

With so many wonderful things to do in Brisbane, you could easily enjoy a whole weekend or even several weeks experiencing everything this buzzing city has to offer. From iconic landmarks to award-winning restaurants and popular shopping spots, you’ll never be short of options when it comes to deciding what to see in Brisbane.

Story Bridge

One of the most iconic landmarks in Brisbane, the Story Bridge provides sweeping views over the city. Take a leisurely stroll on the walkway and enjoy the views (and photo opps!) for yourself. If you're feeling adventurous and don't mind heights, why not take part in the Story Bridge Climb?
The Story Bridge Hotel is an iconic feature of the Brisbane skyline.

Glass House Mountains

Just an hour's drive from Brisbane, Glass House Mountains is famous for its natural beauty. Made up of 11 stunning peaks, here you can escape the excitement of the city and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. With walking tracks and lookouts galore, Glass House Mountains is a must-see for every nature lover.
Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Coonowrin and Mt Beerwah are just three of the Glass House Mountains.

Brisbane City Hall

The heritage-listed Brisbane City Hall is one of the most famous attractions in Brisbane. It also plays host to several important events throughout the year. Learn about the city's fascinating history with a guided tour featuring the Main Auditorium, Father Henry Willis Organ, and the iconic clock tower. Brisbane City Hall is also home to the Museum of Brisbane, where you can enjoy works by local artists.
Brisbane City Hall has an ever-intriguing collection of things to see in the Museum of Brisbane.

Mt Coot-tha Lookout

Another great spot to snap your holiday photos, Mt Coot-tha Lookout offers breathtaking views of Brisbane, all the way to Moreton Bay. Here you can admire the beauty of the city during the day and be enchanted by a fairyland of lights after the sun sets. Wander one of the many walking tracks and stop for lunch at the award-winning restaurant.
One of the best views of Brisbane is from the Mt Coot-tha lookout.

South Bank

Rich in culture and buzzing with cafes, restaurants and bars, South Bank is a popular spot for locals and visitors. Indulge your taste buds at one of the many eateries, or pack a picnic to enjoy in the beautiful parklands. However you wish to spend your day, South Bank has something to offer everyone.
Shady trees and expansive river views are all on offer at South Bank.

Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane has no shortage of local talent, and you can experience the independent and emerging artists firsthand at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Once a power station in the 1920s, the building itself will leave you in awe. Holding 1,250 performances and events every year, the Brisbane Powerhouse is home to music, comedy, dance, film, theatre, and more.
The Brisbane Powerhouse holds many of Brisbane's best events.

Museum of Brisbane

Here's another great reason to visit South Bank during your Brisbane holiday: QPAC. This is one of Australia's leading centres for performing arts. Classical music and opera, ballet, musicals, comedy, theatre… QPAC offers a world of entertainment for everyone. The building also features several dining options so you can enjoy dinner and a show.
The Queensland Museum is in the impressive cultural precinct near QPAC.