Top Places in Brisbane That You Must Visit at Least Once – A Truly Memorable Getaway


A city with a rich culture, idyllic nature and fun adventures, Brisbane makes a perfect holiday destination; here are some must-visit attractions to add to your itinerary.

The Cultural Precinct

The Cultural Precinct in South Bank offers plenty to explore beside the Brisbane River and near scenic parklands; witness creative expression at the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, enjoy interactive learning at the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, watch various shows at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and more!

Queen Street Mall

For shopaholics, there’s none better place than the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane. Hotels in the CBD offer easy access to this vast pedestrian mall with over 700 shops, heritage-listed arcades and local as well as international designer brands from Chanel to Dior. Highlights include the Wintergarden, The Myer Centre and Brisbane Arcade.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha

Just seven kilometres from the city is the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha, home to picturesque themed gardens which can be explored for free. Kids will love the Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail, while there are other diverse sections where you can view indigenous flora, Australian rainforest trees, a Japanese garden, fragrant plants and more.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Also within easy reach of the city is the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can cuddle a koala! Amongst the key family attractions in Brisbane, this site also lets you hand-feed native Australian animals like kangaroos and wallabies; it has riveting sheepdog and free flight raptor shows and animal photo opportunities with dingoes and snakes too.