Discover Brisbane's top major attractions

Brisbane is Australia's most biodiverse capital city. From the bayside to the hinterland, there is no shortage of major attractions to visit and explore in Brisbane.

Cruise the Brisbane River

With Brisbane’s warm, sub-tropical climate and our incredible riverside sights, visitors and locals should not miss out on taking one or more of the several cruises down the Brisbane River. These cruises include: River City Cruises, Kookaburra Showboat Cruises and the Koala and River Cruise by Mirimar. Each cruise comes with an array of different packages to make your Brisbane River experience worthwhile.

Breathtaking Views

Two men rock climb at Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Although you might not meet our furry friends there, Kangaroo Point Cliffs is a popular place for picnics, abseiling, and rock climbing. While you’re there, visit the Cliffs Cafe for a breathtaking view of the city. Standing atop the ancient cliffs, the unmasked views of the river, city attractions and mountains show Brisbane at its best. We would recommend that you visit the cliffs at sunset to enjoy the best of the scenery.

A short drive from the city centre, the spectacular views from Mt Coot-tha stretch out to Moreton Bay and around to the distant mountains. At night, the city lights and star-lit skies are spread before you.

Brisbane Powerhouse

If you’re itching for more entertainment, we recommend you visit the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm. The Powerhouse hosts both local and international talent and is a hub for everything creative – it has two restaurants, regular art shows, free comedy, festivals, farmers' markets and more.

South Bank and the Cultural Centre

Just around the corner, you can find a Brisbane "must do". South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands and Australia's only inner-city, man-made beach makes South Bank Parklands the perfect place for a dip in the pool, stroll in the park or a barbecue with friends. Make sure you visit the Epicurious Garden, which grows organic seasonal produce all year round.

Get your slice of arts and entertainment by visiting Brisbane’s major attractions at the Cultural Centre. Located at the northern end of the parklands, this riverside hub includes the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Queensland Performing Arts Centre, State Library of Queensland, and the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre.

South Bank is also a hub for restaurants and cafes, late-night dining and it also has a cinema.

Story Bridge Adventure Climb

The breathtaking panoramic views from the top of the Story Bridge stretch out to Moreton Bay and west across the Scenic Rim. The two-and-a-half-hour Story Bridge Adventure Climb experience includes a journey over the bridge's superstructure to the 80m summit and is one of only three such experiences in the world.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Sanctuary

Officially recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with 80 years of experience and over 130 koalas. Hand-feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, or get cuddly with a beautiful koala.

Urban Precincts

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

Brisbane's Islands

Family sit by the gorge

Within easy reach of Brisbane lies the pristine beauty and dive sites of Moreton Island, little villages and endless beaches of North Stradbroke Island, convenience of Bribie Island, and the secluded group of Southern Bay Islands. Paradise is on our doorstep, what are you waiting for?

Sports Stadiums

The Gabba and Suncorp Stadium play host to international football, cricket, rugby, rugby league and AFL throughout the year, as well as major touring acts.

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