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Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour provided by Walk Brisbane

Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour

Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
See Brisbane’s city center without the hassle of maps or itinerary planning
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Compact and, in places, closed to traffic, Brisbane’s historic center is tailor-made for walking. Perfect for travelers with limited time, this small-group tour hits the highlights in less than half a day, from City Botanic Gardens to Story Bridge, from the clock tower at City Hall to King George Square. Your guide explains the city’s secrets as you stroll and can recommend restaurants and personalized travel tips.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Diverse itinerary runs from street art through to heritage buildings
  • Walking tour covers pedestrianized areas that buses literally can’t reach
  • Guide provides personalized tips for the rest of your stay
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Diverse itinerary runs from street art through to heritage buildings
  • Walking tour covers pedestrianized areas that buses literally can’t reach
  • Guide provides personalized tips for the rest of your stay
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7501P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Walk Brisbane, Outside Visitor Information Centre, 169 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia As you stand in front of the Visitor Information Centre looking into it, look to your left.  There is a garden bed on the left hand side.  Your guide will be waiting there for you. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • What to bring: Camera, drinking water
  • What wear: Comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunglasses
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Walk Brisbane, Outside Visitor Information Centre, 169 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia As you stand in front of the Visitor Information Centre looking into it, look to your left.  There is a garden bed on the left hand side.  Your guide will be waiting there for you. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Eagle Street Pier, 45 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia Tour ends at Eagle Street Pier, Eagle Street, Brisbane
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • What to bring: Camera, drinking water
  • What wear: Comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunglasses
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 17, 2020
A note from Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
The wearing of masks by guide or guests is not mandaory, however will be available to guests if required.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Walk Brisbane
    Outside Visitor Information Centre, 169 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
    As you stand in front of the Visitor Information Centre looking into it, look to your left.  There is a garden bed on the left hand side.  Your guide will be waiting there for you. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Walk Brisbane
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    Brisbane Arcade
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    City Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Treasury Casino
    City Botanic Gardens
    Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
  • 4
    Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Eagle Street Pier
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Eagle Street Pier
    45 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
    Tour ends at Eagle Street Pier, Eagle Street, Brisbane
    See address & details
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kasto
auckland33 contributions
3 hour guided City Essentials tour with Gabbi. This was a fantastic, value for money tour and I would thoroughly recommend, especially to first time Brisbane visitors at the start of your visit to help you get your bearings. Gabbi was excellent – she made the tour very interesting, was very pleasant and answered any questions we had.
Written February 22, 2020
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Hi Kasto, Thank you for your very kind review of your recent City Essential tour. Yes, Gabbi is one of our fabulous guides who loves showing our guests around, and as you say, one of our tours is a great way to get your visit to Brisbane off to a good start. I hope you enoyed your time here, and if you come back again be sure to get in touch, we'd love to show you even more of our beautiful city. Take care Lee-Anne
Written February 27, 2020
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Shelley48
Singapore7 contributions
Family
Our family had a lovely walking tour of Brisbane city with Robyn as our guide. Robyn was warm, friendly and informative, and we enjoyed the history, architecture and street art (much of which we would have overlooked on our own!) which were highlighted to us along the tour. Highly recommended!
Written June 15, 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review of your recent Walk Brisbane City Essentials tour. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring Brisbnae with Robyn as your guide. You are so right, you would have quite possibly overlooked many of the things Robyn was able to show if you were on your own. When you only have a short period of time a guide who knows our city so well is invaluable. Take care, Lee-Anne
Written June 21, 2022
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Bev H
United Kingdom1 contribution
I would highly recommend this 3 hour tour. It was a really informative walk around the city seeing historic buildings and the new developments. Jess was an excellent guide and we learned so much about the history of the city.
It was our first visit to Brisbane and it helped us to get our bearings for the remainder of our stay.
If you are visiting for the first time it is a "must do" tour
Written March 10, 2020
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Hi Bev Thank you for your lovely review of your tour with Jess. It's great to hear that the tour helped you during the rest of your time in Brisbane, especially seeing this was your first visit. Currently we are all living through COVID-19, and we hope that you are well and that when this is all over you might be able to come back again. Take care Lee-Anne
Written April 6, 2020
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Jenny K
Townsville, Australia23 contributions
We highly recommend this very interesting tour of inner Brisbane. Lee-Anne shared her knowledge of the history and stories of the city. She effortlessly identified our interests and personalised the tour to highlight areas of particular relevance to us. We had a fabulous time which included discovering many hidden gems and enjoyed a great coffee on this tour.
Written January 28, 2020
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Hi Jenny Thanks for your review of your City Essentials tour on the weekend. It was great to meet you all and I am glad you enjoyed the tour - I did too; it was lovely to be able to show you the city. I also hope you enjoyed the other things you had planned, particularly your Saturday night restaurant! I see it has been raining quite a lot where you live, and trust that all is well and that you are staying dry. Take care, Lee-Anne
Written January 29, 2020
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Maruša Š
Ljubljana, Slovenia3 contributions
Couples
A fantastic intimate tour, that guides you through brisbane famous buildings, art, history and also future plans to the city. Our wonderful guide Lee-Anne was so knowledgeable, warm person. We got to know many things we would never spot without this tour. We also loved all stories behind city of Brisbane! Thank you Lee Anne for a wonderful three hours and i would highly recommend this tour to anyone!
Written January 4, 2020
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Hi Marusa, Thank you so much, we really appreciate your very kind review. It was my pleasure to spend some of your holiday time with you and I am so pleased you enjoyed your tour. I know that you will be heading home shortly; I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time here. If you ever come back, please do get in touch. Take care Lee-anne
Written January 8, 2020
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tpw226
Burleigh Heads, Australia177 contributions
What a wonderful way to learn about both the history and the current development of Brisbane. Our guide Lee-Anne was knowledgeable, warm and friendly. Even though we only live an hour away and have visited Brisbane often she taught us a lot. Loved discovering ‘Blu Art Xinja’, exploring the heritage buildings, Queens Wharf project and much more. Whether you are new to Brisbane or a local this tour has something new for everyone.
Written March 8, 2020
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Hi Trish, Thank you for your lovely review of your City Essentials tour today. It was my pleasure to spend a few hours with you all showing you some of the best of Brisbane’s secrets. As you say even if you don’t Iive far away and have visited before we are likely to be able to show you something new! I hope the rest of the day went well and that you capped off what was obviously a great weekend of celebration. Take care Lee-Anne
Written March 8, 2020
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Kate E
Gothenburg, Sweden8 contributions
Solo
Spent the morning with Lee-Anne and Jess. Knowledgeable and friendly guides. Learned a lot about Brisbane and Australia. Any question I threw at them was not a problem. Wish I had time to do the Laneways tour. Highly recommend!💖
Written January 19, 2020
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WalkBrisbane
Hi Kate, Thanks for your very kind review. I'm glad we were able to answer the questions you posed to us. Of course, there is always something to learn, but we are pretty confident we know Brisbane very well! It was also great that you did find time to come on our Laneways and Cafes tour; we had a fun afternoon with you then also. Take care Lee-Anne
Written January 28, 2020
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SozoHewitt
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
Friends
Recently took part in this guided walk and was blown away with level of local knowledge. Initially doing the gallery style walk. Loved it so much we went back and did the cafe and bar tours.
I wish every major city had fun guided tours like this. Love love loved it.
Written May 7, 2015
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Suresh B
Birmingham, AL1 contribution
Friends
It was a great experience and well worth taking this tour with Ariana. It was just three of us with her as the guide. She is a tremendous source of information on a fairly leisurely walk through the city. She gave information with great historical context and pointed out most of the interesting places. She also had a good pieces of advise on places to eat and visit.
Written April 29, 2015
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Jennifer L
9 contributions
Friends
We stayed in Brisbane four days and like the first tour so much we did a second and were lucky enough to get the same guide both times. The city tour was a good combination of historical and recent events, city sculptures and beautiful gardens. We were lucky to have a nice group of people from different countries.

We took the recommendation to take the free red boat to the south bank beach afterwards and did this every day after. The second tour was lanes and cafes and our only complaint was that there was too much food! We loved the lamington and the story behind it. Fun but relaxing too.
Written April 15, 2015
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Great way to spend the day
We loved this walking tour. Brisbane is such a delight to explore and Lee-anne did a great job. The tour finished i
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Saw all manner of hidden delights
A terrific view of the art work around Brisbane shown to us by a guide who really knows their way around. Many tha
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Experienced Laneways and cafe tour -although monsoon weather -such an interesting tour in Brisbane -lovely coffee s
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I loved this tour
Thank you Lee-Ann for showing me the beautiful art work on this 3 hour walking tour. I enjoyed your descriptions a
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Art & Design Brisbane
A wonderful and eye-opening way to explore Brisbane : very worthwhile! If I did it again tomorrow I’m sure I would
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Brisbane City up close
We have always enjoyed the way a walk taken by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide can introduce us and connec
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Amazing
If you like the nature, the trees, the river, and like cycling or wolking, then it is the best place !
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Insider Knowledge of Great City Art and Design
This walking tour shows you the hidden gems of art and design that proliferate the Brisbane CBD. The tour trains yo
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Wonderful tour!
I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour with Lee-Anne. She is so knowledgeable about the city and gave a great tour o
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Well worth the time
We headed of with Leanne for our 3 hour walking tour in a small group of 3. A fantastic way to spend 3 hours and g
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Great Insight!
We had a great tour with Lee-Anne! She's very knowledgeable and gave us a great insight into the city's streetart
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Amazing Tour / Amazing guide / The best experince ever
We started preparing our visit to Brisbane a few months in advance and looked for local guides with great expertise
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Brisbane Walking Tour
I can’t recommend Lee-Anne and Walk Brisbane highly enough, but I’ll have a go. Lee-Anne was recommended to me by
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A must do
Excellent way to get to know Brisbane. Spent three hours exploring, learnt about the history and development of Bri
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Enjoyable even for locals!
I lived in Brisbane for 3 years, yet during the tour I learnt for the first time many interesting pieces of informa
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