With a wealth of entertainment, exciting activities and major shopping complexes, Brisbane is teeming with amazing experiences and opportunities. Take a stroll, river cruise or bus loop to introduce yourself to the city and then set off to any of the adventures or activities listed here to make your visit to Brisbane unforgettable!
To get some snazzy new outfits or perhaps a bargain on some accessories, the Malls of Brisbane should be your spot. At the Queen Street Mall it’s possible to spend a week exploring the 700+ specialty stores.
Want to splash out a bit and treat yourself to something really nice? Hop over to Queens Plaza and get yourself a new Louis Vuitton accessory or make your neck sparkle with a new Tiffany’s necklace. At Fortitude Valley you can find more edgy and up and coming fashion as well as the exclusive Emporium which holds up a certain standard of lifestyle with their posh stores and lively dining area.
If you’re on a budget just head over to DFO. This new outlet superstore packs tons of sweet deals without making you look like you got a bargain. The New Farm on every other Saturday features local crafts and handiwork and would be an excellent place to find one of a kind gifts, souvenirs, or even something for yourself!
With it’s ever-growing culinary scene, Brisbane has a plethora of places to wine and dine or just grab a good brew. For some truly award-winning cuisine head to Restaurant Two, Gianni or Eagle Street Pier. These are some of the top restaurants in the area and you will more than likely walk away satisfied.
For some cheaper eateries with a cultural flair head to Chinatown or to West End to get something different for dinner. After you’re done dining, get yourself a few drinks at any of the cute, trendy, and hip bars and cafes like the Isis Brasserie or the Watt Modern Dining which has some of the best riverfront views.
Things to do
If you like adventure, Brisbane will be your haven. Head to Kangaroo point for some fun activities like rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking and rollerblading. Not looking to be that adventurous? No worries, just take a leisurely stroll or bike ride though the RiverWalk and enjoy the scenery around you. After your walk or thrilling rock climbing take a break with a nice picnic at the Roma Street Parklands or City Botanical Gardens. You can even enjoy a quick dip in the beautiful South Banks Lagoon to cool off.
From film festivals to broadway shows Brisbane has something to entertain anyone. For an awe-inspiring fireworks display and to see RAAF jets roar above, come to the annual River Festival, Brisbane’s major festival. There’s the Queensland Art Gallery and Performing Arts complex as well as many other art galleries to that appeal to anyone’s artsy side.