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Things to See & Do in Brisbane

Australia's third largest city and the capital of Queensland, Brisbane is a thriving lifestyle city which offers a great range of things to see and do. From the CBD to the outskirts of the city and the famous Brisbane River, there are a great range of activities and attractions to suit all visitors.

The Queen Street Mall is a shopping mecca with a multitude of dining options while the inner city suburbs of Woolloongabba and Paddington offer boutiques, antiques and the famous 'Gabba' Cricket Ground. Just a few blocks from Queen Street you'll also find the beautiful Botanic Gardens, historic Parliament House and the Queensland Maritime Museum which showcases a variety of nautical treasures that date back as far as 1925. At the top of the CBD, the Treasury Hotel and Casino is a crowning jewel which offers glitz and glamour, a variety of bars and restaurants as well as entertainment, gambling tables, poker machines and deluxe accommodation.

The lifeblood of the city, the Brisbane River wines its way through the CBD and outer suburbs. There are plenty of beautiful areas where you can enjoy the river including boardwalks, picnic spots, walking trails, bike paths, pontoons and riverside restaurants. You can also get out onto the river in a CityCat or cruise the waterway in style on a paddle steamer.

The picturesque riverside cultural, entertainment and recreation precinct of South Bank is another popular Brisbane attraction which features 17 hectares of eateries, parklands, walking paths, bike ways, a piazza and performance space. The lifestyle destination also features a man made lagoon which is life guard patrolled, making it safe for swimming. The unique sandy beach is a welcome respite for some sun and relaxation in the heart of the city.

Just a short drive from the CBD, the Mount Cootha Lookout offers some of the best views in Brisbane all the way out to Moreton Bay. Featuring the city's premier planetarium and heritage park, the lookout also offers exotic plants at the Botanic Gardens, a garden cafe and the award-winning Summit Restaurant.

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  • Queensland Art Gallery Queensland's premier visual arts institution and a leading art museum nationally. The Gallery's driving philosophy is to connect art and people.

  • Golf in Brisbane Follow this link for information on many of Brisbane's golf courses.

  • South Bank Plenty of things to do when you spend time at Brisbane's popular South Bank.

  • Brisbane's Bikeways There is 520 kilometres of bikeways in Brisbane - an excellent way to see the city.

  • Queensland Museum South Bank Brisbane's Museum of natural environment and cultural heritage offer a great day out for the whole family.

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