Brisbane 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 string of architecturally notable buil…
Top Choice Park in South Bank

South Bank Parklands

Should you sunbake on a sandy beach, saunter through 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 perform…
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 Rolling Stones played their first-ever Australian gig in the building's magnificent auditorium in 19…
Top Choice Museum in Central Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane

On the 3rd floor of City Hall, this forward-thinking museum explores historic and modern aspects of Brisbane. The permanent Perspectives of Brisbane exhibition includes fascinating insights into the city's ancient I…
Top Choice Gallery in South Bank

Gallery of Modern Art

All angular glass, concrete and black metal, must-see GOMA celebrates modern and contemporary art from Australia, Asia and the Pacific. Regularly changing exhibitions spotlight everything from painting, sculpture an…
Top Choice Historic Building in Central Brisbane

Old Government House

Queensland's most important heritage building, this 1862 showpiece was designed by estimable government architect Charles Tiffin as a residence for Sir George Bowen, Queensland’s first governor. The lavish innards w…
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…
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 manicured lawns, t…
Gallery in South Bank

Queensland Art Gallery

While Brisbane's main art museum includes numerous international works, its forte is its Australia collection. This includes works by heavyweights like Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, Arthur Boyd, Charles Blackman, …
Public Art in South Bank

The Pillars Project

Beneath the South Brisbane rail overpass, a handful of concrete pillars have been transformed into giant street-art murals by some of the hottest names on the scene. Especially notable is Guido Van Helten's arrestin…