Explore the Brisbane Region

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 local neighbourhoods

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.

2018 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.

Get a taste of the wider Brisbane Region

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.

Explore each region and island

Drive through the scenes of Ipswich

Ipswich

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.

Couple picnic in a field

Lockyer Valley

70km, 60 minute drive from Brisbane CBD

Escape to the country and enjoy markets and galleries, plus hot air ballooning and bird watching.

Monk walks towards Chung Tian Temple

City of Logan

20km, 30-minute drive

Heart-thumping adrenaline, multicultural immersion or reconnecting with nature – City of Logan has it all.

Ocean View Estates

Moreton Bay Region

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.

Ship wrecks on Moreton Island at Tangalooma

Moreton Island

70-min ferry

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.

North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island

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. 

Playground in the Redlands

Redlands

25km, 30-minute drive

From the coast to the hinterland, the Redlands offers a charming sseaside and natural bushland experience.

Mt Barney National Park

Scenic Rim

60km, 60 minute drive

Brisbane’s World Heritage-listed backyard is home to lush rainforests, spectacular mountain ranges and local food and wine.

Couple paddle a canoe through Somerset Dam

Somerset

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. 

Brisbane Region map

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.

  1. Brisbane
  2. Ipswich
  3. Lockyer Valley
  4. City of Logan
  5. Moreton Bay Region
  6. Moreton Island
  7. North Stradbroke Island
  8. Redlands
  9. Scenic Rim
  10. Somerset
Brisbane

Brisbane

Discover Brisbane from the inside out and explore the vibrant urban villages across the city. Each suburb is a hub of activity with its own distinct vibe, unique personality and seemingly endless offering of things to see and do.
Ipswich

Ipswich

Attracting visitors to its vast green spaces, heritage buildings and growing cosmopolitan dining options, Ipswich has an ever-present urban charm.
Lockyer Valley

Lockyer Valley

Less than an hour’s drive from Brisbane, it’s a region rich with a laid-back country atmosphere and stunning valley views.
Logan City

City of Logan

From pristine natural bushland and diverse native wildlife to adrenaline-pumping adventure and historic landmarks, Logan City offers a wealth of hidden treasures.
Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Region

Relax and soak up the leisurely atmosphere of the many seaside villages of northern Moreton Bay, from the waterfront barbecue and picnic areas of Woody Point to the friendly beaches at Scarborough and Redcliffe.
Moreton Island

Moreton Island

Just 25km off Brisbane’s shore is the third-largest sand island in the world. Crystal-clear lakes and lagoons exist among tall sand dunes, abundant wildflowers and pristine beaches.
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island

An ideal holiday destination for families, groups of friends and day trippers, the island is famous for its scenic headlands, rolling surf and endless white sandy beaches.
Redlands

Redlands

Breathe in sea breezes that calm as well as invigorate, take in a landscape that stimulates as well as excites, and develop a taste for life in the Redlands.
Scenic Rim

Scenic Rim

Follow the changing landscape west and you’ll find yourself in the Scenic Rim, Brisbane’s World Heritage-listed backyard, home to lush rainforests, spectacular mountain ranges and ancient landforms.
Somerset

Somerset

The rolling hills and green open spaces of Somerset provide postcard-perfect views of endless horizons, quaint towns and pristine lakes - making it hard to believe you are only an hour away from the lights of Brisbane.