Brisbane Travel Guide

Brisbane Attractions

The most popular tourist attractions in Brisbane include Sea World, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, South Bank, and the Queensland Maritime Museum, located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River. The best views of the city can be earned by climbing the iconic Story Bridge on the Story Bridge Adventure Climb, or hiking up Mt Coottha for splendid panoramic views.

Visitors to Brisbane who are travelling with kids in tow will be pleased to know that besides being in one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world, Brisbane itself offers plenty of activities, both outdoors and in. Take the kids to the Children's Art Centre at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art for a more cultural outing, while a trip to Sea World, Queensland's most popular attraction, is guaranteed to please with dolphins, penguins and even sharks to captivate and enthral kids of all ages.

Pack a picnic, plenty of sunscreen and a Frisbee or ball and head to the New Farm Park where rolling green grass, fig trees and playgrounds offer options for exercise and relaxation. Animal lovers can't miss a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where visitors can interact with cuddly koalas and even get to hold or feed them - a once in a lifetime experience. At the South Bank Parklands children can swim at the artificial beach, enjoy a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane, meet other kids in the playgrounds or even rollerblade and skateboard along the river's edge. Other great parks in Brisbane include Marchant Park and Peace Park, which both feature excellent playground areas.

The Gabba

The Gabba

Named after the suburb of Woolloongabba in which it is located, and with a seating capacity of 42,000, the famous Gabba Cricket Ground is just a short bus ride from the city of Brisbane. Visitors can check out locals, the Queensland Bulls Cricket...  see full details



Koala

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The world's oldest and largest koala sanctuary, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is home to more than just the cute and cuddly koala, but also to kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, wombats, echidnas and various species of reptiles as well as Australian parrots, cockatoos, kookaburras and...  see full details



South Bank Streets Beach

South Bank

The South Bank is a central Brisbane district packed with world-class attractions and experiences for visitors. It attracts nearly 10 million people each year, mostly to the South Bank Parklands, which were established on the former site of World Expo 88. The Parklands contain...  see full details



Story Bridge

Story Bridge

One of the oldest bridges in Australia, the Story Bridge is a 3,517-foot (1,072m) long cantilevered bridge which spans the Brisbane River, connecting Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point. Brave visitors who are certain they don't suffer from vertigo can climb to the top of...  see full details



Gondwana Rainforest

Gondwana Rainforests of Australia

Formerly known as the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, the Gondwana Rainforests are so-named as the fossil records show that when Gondwana existed it was covered by the same kind of rainforests. Gondwana was a southern supercontinent that existed approximately 550 million years ago, about...  see full details



Sea World, Queensland

Sea World

One of Queensland's most popular attractions for visitors of all ages and an absolute must while on holiday with the kids in Brisbane, Sea World offers marine attractions, rides, shows and much more. Check out the ocean's most fearsome predator at Shark Bay, get...  see full details