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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

South Bank Parklands
South Bank Parklands
Choose from restaurants, cafes, a lagoon, a beautiful beach, playgrounds, gardens and walkways or barbecue and picnic areas to enjoy your day at South Bank Parklands.
Attraction type: Parks; Game/ Entertainment Centers; Playgrounds
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Interact with the animals and enjoy a beautiful landscape in the world's largest Koala sanctuary, created to preserve Australian wildlife.
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Gallery of Modern Art
Gallery of Modern Art
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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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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The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
Owner description: The Brisbane River is perfect for adventure, leisure and recreation. Go kayaking, stand up paddleboarding or take a trip on a City Cat. Celebrate the Brisbane River at a Riverfire... more Owner description: The Brisbane River is perfect for adventure, leisure and recreation. Go kayaking, stand up paddleboarding or take a trip on a City Cat. Celebrate the Brisbane River at a Riverfire function or just have a picnic in the riverside parkland. The Kangaroo Point Cliffs are a great vantage point to see the Brisbane River, or go rock climbing or abseiling with Riverlife Adventure Centre. Try Story Bridge Adventure climb, cycle, rollerblade or go for a jog. Dance with the local aboriginal tribe, Mirrabooka or visit South Bank. However you look at it you can't visit Brisbane without experiencing the River. Then cruise out to Tangalooma Island Resort for a must do experience. Enjoy! less
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Bella Tiarnie Italian Restaurant & Gourmet Pizzas
Bella Tiarnie Italian Restaurant & Gourmet Pizzas
Ranked #1 of 3,014 Restaurants in Brisbane
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Brendan's Cafe on the Goodwill Bridge
Brendan's Cafe on the Goodwill Bridge
Ranked #2 of 3,014 Restaurants in Brisbane
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Cuisines: Café
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
The Spice Avenue Balti Restaurant
The Spice Avenue Balti Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 3,014 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price: $13 - $29
Cuisines: Indian, British, Balti, Bangladeshi
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Malt
Malt
Ranked #4 of 3,014 Restaurants in Brisbane
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Reserve Restaurant Milton
Reserve Restaurant Milton
Ranked #5 of 3,014 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price: $19 - $49
Cuisines: European, French
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Kookaburra Inn
Kookaburra Inn
$61 - $77
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Brisbane City YHA
Brisbane City YHA
$31 - $101
Ranked #13 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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Colonial Village Taigum
3.5 of 5
Colonial Village Taigum
$57 - $167 (AUD 64 - 186)
Ranked #19 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Meriton Serviced Apartments Brisbane on Herschel Street
Meriton Serviced Apartments Brisbane on Herschel Street
$92 - $265 (AUD 103 - 296)
Ranked #1 of 160 Hotels in Brisbane
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Meriton Serviced Apartments Brisbane on Adelaide Street
Meriton Serviced Apartments Brisbane on Adelaide Street
$90 - $270 (AUD 100 - 301)
Ranked #4 of 160 Hotels in Brisbane
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Punthill Brisbane
4.5 of 5
Punthill Brisbane
$133 - $213
Ranked #5 of 160 Hotels in Brisbane
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Spicers Balfour Hotel
5.0 of 5
Spicers Balfour Hotel
$275 - $393 (AUD 307 - 438)
Ranked #2 of 160 Hotels in Brisbane
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Emporium Hotel
5.0 of 5
Emporium Hotel
$227 - $338
Ranked #3 of 160 Hotels in Brisbane
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Royal Albert Hotel
4.0 of 5
Royal Albert Hotel
$150 - $371
Ranked #6 of 160 Hotels in Brisbane
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