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Best of Brisbane Guide

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Brisbane
Australia’s third-largest city, Brisbane is the hub of Queensland culture, offering a peek at the past and a glimpse into the future. Visit the historic Windmill and Old Commissariat Store, built by convicts in 1828, or fast-forward to the present (and beyond) with a trip to the new Gallery of Modern Art. Mingle with locals atop Mount Coot-tha, cruise the Brisbane River to South Bank’s sandy beach on the City Cat and make sure to fill the cuteness quota at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, home to koalas and kangaroos. 

All things to do » Things to do

CityCat Ferry
CityCat Ferry
Attraction type: Ferries
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South Bank Parklands
South Bank Parklands
Owner description: South Bank Parklands is Brisbane's premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class... more Owner description: South Bank Parklands is Brisbane's premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind. less
Attraction type: Parks; Game & Entertainment Centers; Playgrounds
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Owner description: Interact with the animals and enjoy a beautiful landscape in the world's largest koala sanctuary, created to preserve Australian wildlife. Koala hugs, kangaroo feeding, lorikeet... more Owner description: Interact with the animals and enjoy a beautiful landscape in the world's largest koala sanctuary, created to preserve Australian wildlife. Koala hugs, kangaroo feeding, lorikeet feeding; it is very interactive. Amenities: free wiFi everywhere, parents' rooms & cafe less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas; Zoos; Parks; Other Food & Drink; Other Zoos & Aquariums
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State Library Of Queensland
State Library Of Queensland
Attraction type: Libraries
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Roma Street Parkland
Roma Street Parkland
Scenic park located right in the middle of the city features colorful subtropical gardens and Celebration Lawn, a green oasis for picnicking, flying kites or just relaxing.
Attraction type: Gardens; Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

La Vue Waterfront Restaurant
La Vue Waterfront Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 3,368 Restaurants in Brisbane
Cuisines: French, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Sono Japanese Restaurant
Sono Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 3,368 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price: $16 - $63
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Sushi Kotobuki
Sushi Kotobuki
Ranked #3 of 3,368 Restaurants in Brisbane
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Bella Tiarnie Italian Restaurant & Gourmet Pizzas
Bella Tiarnie Italian Restaurant & Gourmet Pizzas
Ranked #4 of 3,368 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price: $18 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Miel Container - Premium Homemade Burger
Miel Container - Premium Homemade Burger
Ranked #5 of 3,368 Restaurants in Brisbane
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Kookaburra Inn
3.0 of 5
Kookaburra Inn
$49 - $61
Ranked #10 of 118 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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Brisbane City YHA
4.5 of 5
Brisbane City YHA
$36 - $75
Ranked #18 of 118 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel
Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel
$20 - $41 (AUD 28 - 58)
Ranked #34 of 118 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Meriton Serviced Apartments Brisbane on Herschel Street
4.5 of 5
Meriton Serviced Apartments Brisbane on Herschel Street
$79 - $176 (AUD 111 - 247)
Ranked #1 of 161 Hotels in Brisbane
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Meriton Serviced Apartments Brisbane on Adelaide Street
5.0 of 5
Meriton Serviced Apartments Brisbane on Adelaide Street
$81 - $144 (AUD 114 - 202)
Ranked #2 of 161 Hotels in Brisbane
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The Glen Hotel and Suites
4.5 of 5
The Glen Hotel and Suites
$106 - $168
Ranked #4 of 161 Hotels in Brisbane
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Emporium Hotel
5.0 of 5
Emporium Hotel
$142 - $218
Ranked #3 of 161 Hotels in Brisbane
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The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites Brisbane - MGallery Collection
5.0 of 5
The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites Brisbane - MGallery Collection
$177 - $225 (AUD 249 - 316)
Ranked #5 of 161 Hotels in Brisbane
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TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel
4.0 of 5
TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel
$98 - $163 (AUD 138 - 229)
Ranked #6 of 161 Hotels in Brisbane
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