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 Howard Smith Wharves and the salubrious suburb of New Farm. The Riverwalk replaces the original floating walkway, washed away in the floods of 2011.

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This refreshing gallery is well known for showcasing intriguing work by both emerging and mid-career artists from Australia and the Asia Pacific region…

2. Philip Bacon Galleries

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A pioneer on the Brisbane art scene, Phil has been around since 1974 and specialises in 19th-century and modern Australian paintings and sculpture. Indeed…

3. Jan Murphy Gallery

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A stalwart of the local art scene, Jan Murphy hosts regularly changing exhibitions of contemporary Australian art from both established and emerging…

4. Institute of Modern Art

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Located inside the industrious Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, the non-commercial Institute of Modern Art serves up oft-interesting, thought…

5. Customs House

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It might be crowded out by skyscrapers these days, but Brisbane's Customs House (1889) continues to cut a very fine figure with its elegant Corinthian…

6. Riverside Centre

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Shopping, eating and office complex next to (you guessed it) the Brisbane River.

7. St John’s Cathedral

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A magnificent symphony of stone, carved timber and stained glass just west of Fortitude Valley, St John’s Cathedral is a beautiful example of Gothic…

8. New Farm Park


On the tail end of Brunswick St by the river, heritage-listed New Farm Park provides urban respite with its jacaranda trees, rose gardens and picnic areas…