Brisbane: Best Things to Do

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Welcome to the famous city in Queensland. Start your visit to Brisbane by strolling around the South Bank Parklands.

You have to mark your visit to Brisbane by exploring the oldest and largest Koala Sanctuary in the world, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Doing Shopping in Jan Powers Farmers Markets Powerhouse will give you more than a shopping experience.

You can bring the spectacular view of the Brisbane city from the waterfront to your Instagram feed which you can take from Ferry in City Cat Terminal South Bank.

Provide a grand luxury accommodation, Stamford Plaza Brisbane is always worth the price.

Located near the airport, Dandelion and Driftwood may be the best choice if you want to grab a coffee or tea before your flight.

Lastly, the laid back atmosphere of Brisbane City Botanic Gardens should not be miss from your camera lens.

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SIGHTSEEING

You have to start your visit to Brisbane by strolling around the South Bank Parklands. It is a compact park where you can do many activities in one area such as exploring the beauty Bougainvilleas garden, ride the Wheel of Brisbane to get the best city view, swimming in the artificial Street Beach, and many more. You can also have a relaxing time with a cup of coffee in the cafes and restaurants that available in the park while mesmerizing the city vibes.

South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands is one of the best attractions located at South Bank in Brisbane.

Address : Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

DOWNTOWN

King George Square is a public square located between Adelaide Street and Ann Street. The main building of the square is Brisbane City Hall which build in 1917. King George Square is commonly used for public gatherings, rallies and protest marches. As the most crowded place in Brisbane, the square is also packed with cafes, restaurants and bars.

King George Square

King George Square is Brisbane's premier public square located in front of Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City.

Address : 87 Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

SHOPPING

Doing Shopping in Jan Powers Farmers Markets Powerhouse will give you more than a shopping experience. The market is held every Saturday which dominated by local farmers' product like fruits and vegetables. But you do not need to worry if you are looking for some souvenirs to you beloved because there are also artisanal goods which make by a local artist.

Jan Powers Farmers Markets Powerhouse

Gourmet food market with local and organic produce from Brisbane.

Address : The Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

FOOD & DRINK

You are not in Brisbane yet, before you try its famous Meat Pie. You can easily find the pie in the bakery around the city because the locals love it that much. They stuffed minced meat, gravy, mushroom, onions and cheese into the batter.

CULTURE

The culture of the city is derived from the mainstream Australian culture and combine a strong history in the performing arts, music and sport.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Brisbane is from March to May, to enjoy the autumn while doing leisure activities in the parkland.

HOTEL

Provide a grand luxury accommodation, Stamford Plaza Brisbane is always worth the price. You can book a room with spectacular rivers view with the story bridge, but if the room not available, the city view is also no joke. But when you prefer to stay in the middle of downtown, you may stay at Mercure Brisbane, King George Square. The majestic skyscrapers are always ready to greet you every morning right in front of your window. King George Square and Museum of Brisbane are just some minutes walk from this hotel.

Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Sophisticated hotel with premium rooms & opulent suites.

Elegant rooms and suites with plush decor and city views.

Some suites add baby grand pianos and designer artwork.

Address : 39 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Mercure Brisbane King George Square

Sleek rooms in a stylish hotel offering a restaurant and dining, plus a bar.

The warm rooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities.

Other amenities include 14 meeting rooms and an airport shuttle.

Address : Corner Ann And Roma Streets, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

RESTAURANT

Located in the most crowded street in Brisbane, Gerard’s Bistro is the most suitable place if you want to crave for Africa, Europe or Middle East cuisine. The dining room is simple yet chic that will make you enjoy the meal in the most relaxing atmosphere. But when you travel with your buddies, you may head to GRECA because the restaurant has to share food concept which inspired by the Mediterranean way of life. Located beneath the Story Bridge, GRECA mainly served Greek authentic dish with generous Mediterranean hospitality.

Gerard’s Bistro

Gerard’s Bistro is a hidden treasure and an indulgent experience.

Combining the flavours of the Maghreb and Middle East.

They offers a modern take on classic dishes using locally sourced ingredients with traditional technique.

Address : 14/15 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia

GRECA

Offering The authentic Greek food with other menu selection.

Provide great selection of European wines.

Address : Howard Smith Wharves 3, 5 Boundary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

CAFE

Located near the airport, Dandelion and Driftwood may be the best choice if you want to grab a coffee or tea before your flight. If you are a coffee lover you have to order Dandelion Blend or Driftwood Blend but if not, you may order the mix based on your taste. On the other hand, Frisky Goat Espresso is a great place if you want to taste the real taste of an espresso. Whether black or white coffee, both of them has a special unique taste that you can not find from other coffee shops.

Dandelion and Driftwood

Whimsical cafe specialising in tea and coffee, with house blends, high tea and seasonal cafe food.

Address : International Terminal, Brisbane Airport, Airport Dr, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008, Australia

Frisky Goat Espresso

Amazing coffee stop that really cranked out the quality shot for the early morning trundle.

Address : 171 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Brooklyn Standard literally has "Brooklyn Standard" that successfully bring American Bar into Brisbane as a whole. Live music, a wide range of wine list, cocktails, and beers are something that you can easily find in this cosy bar. But if you want to spend your nightlife in the waterfront, you may head to Riverbar & Kitchen. The breezy night and a glass of cocktails is the best support system to wrap your day.

Riverbar & Kitchen

Breezy waterfront restaurant with outdoor seating, inventive cocktails and creative global cuisine.

Address : 71 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Brooklyn Standard

Cosy New York-themed basement bar offering cocktails & live bands playing blues, funk & soul.

Address : Eagle Ln, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

INTERESTING PLACE

You do not need a certain time to explore Roma Street Parkland because the park is open 24 hours. In this 16 hectare land, you can freely do your favourite activities such as do a barbeque party with your fellas, enjoying the view of the beautiful garden, or taking a deep breath in the middle of the green sprawling land. You have to mark your visit to Brisbane by exploring the oldest and largest Koala Sanctuary in the world, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This sanctuary s home for injured, orphaned and sick Koala. Beside Koala, there are also Kangaroo, Tasmanian Devils, Wombat, Echidnas, and many more live in the sanctuary.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The world's largest koala sanctuary.

With a zoo housing Australian native animal species.

Address : 708 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket QLD 4069, Australia

Roma Street Parkland

Acclaimed park featuring contemporary display gardens, waterways & an amphitheater.

Address : 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

You can bring the spectacular view of the Brisbane city from the waterfront to your Instagram feed which you can take from Ferry in City Cat Terminal South Bank. The skyscrapers building such as galleries, museums, hotels, and many more are mingling side to side create an urban city vibes. Lastly, the laid back atmosphere of Brisbane City Botanic Gardens should not be miss from your camera lens. The tropical vibes of the park along with the Brisbane river breeze will give you absolute leisure after escape the hustle-bustle Brisbane's downtown.

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Landmark botanical garden offering an array of plant life, ponds, picnic areas & a concert venue.

This is wonderful place for picnic time with your family.

Address : 147 Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

City Cat Terminal South Bank

City Cat Terminal South Bank is the great spot and best way to see the city.

Address : 100A Edmondstone St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia