Brisbane is a city for the senses; walking under impossibly blue skies around this foot-friendly city opens up a world of experiences. A well planned series of paths and bridges connect the city centre to South Bank, as well as many of our urban villages that tease the river’s edge as it bends the city, its parks and gentle skyscrapers. Use the map below to discover the greater regions and click on Brisbane to find your feet around our urban villages.
Brisbane's inner-city suburbs and neighbourhoods each have a different personality to experience. From strolling between shops in Paddington's cute Queenslander cottages, to partying late in Fortitude Valley – use the below links to learn more about Brisbane.
Each Brisbane suburb is a hub of activity with its own distinct vibe, unique personality and seemingly endless offering of things to see and do.
Do you really know Brisbane? We’ve gathered the best, the more euphoric, the must do experiences everyone needs to have in and around the River City.
2020 is the year of adventures, so here are 52 epic Brisbane adventures that we can bet you're either yet to do (bucket list!) or would love to do again.
Spend your free time exploring our scenic mountains, expansive lakes, lush rainforest, sandy beaches, nearby islands, wineries, breweries, farms and towns.
These restaurants, bars and cafes are worth the drive (or the boat) to enjoy lunch with a spectacular view or the freshest paddock-to-plate experiences in the Brisbane region.
The Brisbane region is teeming with cascading waterfalls, expansive lakes and trickling waterholes. Discover your next adventure.
30km, 30-minute drive from Brisbane CBD
Explore gracious old buildings, beautiful parks and a quirky food and shopping precinct in Queensland’s oldest provincial city.
70km, 60 minute drive from Brisbane CBD
Escape to the country and enjoy markets and galleries, plus hot air ballooning and bird watching.
20km, 30-minute drive
Heart-thumping adrenaline, multicultural immersion or reconnecting with nature – City of Logan has it all.
20km, 30 minute drive
Take a drive along the mountain roads through dense forest, or head seaward for dolphin-spotting and lazy evenings spent by the sea.
Just 25km off our shore is the third largest sand island in the world. Find pristine beaches, mysterious wrecks, hand feed wild dolphins and quad bike.
40-min drive + 25 or 50-min ferry
Straddie (to the locals) is famous for its scenic headlands, freshwater lakes, rolling surf and endless white sandy beaches.
25km, 30-minute drive
From the coast to the hinterland, the Redlands offers a charming seaside and natural bushland experience.
60km, 60 minute drive
Brisbane’s World Heritage-listed backyard is home to lush rainforests, spectacular mountain ranges and local food and wine.
70km, 60-minute drive
With expansive lakes, mountain forests and tranquil valleys, Somerset is the ideal real country escape from the bustle of city life.
Click on the different regions in this interactive map to discover more about each area around Brisbane. This map feature is best viewed on a computer.