Attractions

Top Choice Cultural Centre in South Bank

Queensland Cultural Centre

On South Bank, just over Victoria Bridge from the CBD, the Queensland Cultural Centre is the epicentre of Brisbane’s cultural confluence. Surrounded by subtropical gardens, the sprawling complex of architecturally n…
Top Choice Gallery in South Bank

Gallery of Modern Art

All angular glass, concrete and black metal, must-see GOMA focuses on Australian art from the 1970s to today. Continually changing and often confronting, exhibits range from painting, sculpture and photography to vi…
Top Choice Landmark in Central Brisbane

City Hall

Fronted by a row of sequoia-sized Corinthian columns, this sandstone behemoth was built between 1920 and 1930. The foyer's marble was sourced from the same Tuscan quarry as that used by Michelangelo to sculpt his Da…
Top Choice Museum in Central Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane

Delve into Brisbane's highs and lows at this forward-thinking museum, tucked away inside City Hall. The current hero exhibition is 100% Brisbane. An innovative collaboration between the museum and Berlin-based theat…
Top Choice Arts Centre in New Farm

Brisbane Powerhouse

On the eastern flank of New Farm Park stands the Powerhouse, a once-derelict power station superbly transformed into a contemporary arts centre. Its innards pimped with graffiti remnants, industrial machinery and ol…
Bridge in New Farm

Brisbane Riverwalk

Jutting out over the city's big, brown waterway, the Brisbane Riverwalk offers a novel way of surveying the Brisbane skyline. The 870m-long path – divided into separate walking and cycling lanes – runs between New F…
National Park in Brisbane

D'Aguilar National Park

Suburban malaise? Slake your wilderness cravings at this roughly 36,000-hectare park, just 10km northwest of the city centre yet worlds away. At the entrance the Walkabout Creek Visitor Information Centre has maps. …
Park in South Bank

South Bank Parklands

Should you sunbake on a sandy beach, chill in a rainforest, or eye-up a Nepalese peace pagoda? You can do all three in this 17.5-hectare park overlooking the city centre. Its canopied walkways lead to performance sp…
Park in Central Brisbane

City Botanic Gardens

Originally a collection of food crops planted by convicts in 1825, this is Brisbane’s favourite green space. Descending gently from the Queensland University of Technology campus to the river, its mass of lawns, tan…
Museum in South Bank

Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

Dig deeper into Queensland history at the state's main historical repository, where intriguing exhibits include a skeleton of the state’s own dinosaur Muttaburrasaurus (aka ‘Mutt’), and the Avian Cirrus, the tiny pl…