Want to know where Brisbane locals eat, drink and play? From the heart of the city to our beautiful suburbs and the wider Brisbane Region, here’s what you need to know about every iconic Brisbane experience – and some hidden gems. Whether it’s a world-class dining experience, an exclusive cultural attraction or a scenic adventure into the great outdoors, you’ll love exploring everything the Brisbane Region has to offer.
Every corner of Brisbane has its own unique style and charm. From a seaside stroll on the Bayside to leafy hills and boutique shopping in Paddington and late-night escapades in Fortitude Valley, use the below links to learn more about Brisbane’s wide range of experiences.
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.
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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.