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“Just re furbished ?”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of City Hall

City Hall
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$106.53*
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Brisbane City Tour and River Cruise from the Gold Coast
Ranked #14 of 339 things to do in Brisbane
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Owner description: Brisbane's most famous landmark features the circular Concert Hall, a world-famous grand piano organ and a majestic view from the clock tower.
Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just re furbished ?”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

It always was rather special BUT now with the renovations done it should be a must see . The ride in the lift to the tower was always fun and the view though not high, is worth the effort .

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Durack Qld
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“WOW this is great”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

My wife and I visited here to-day as we were keen to see the newly restored building. We were really impressed. It is a really great old building and the marble stairs and the ceilings are terrific. We spent a long time in the Brisbane Museum on the third level and this is an excellent attraction. It is better then the Queensland Museum at Southbank ! We loved re visiting EXPO 88, and the film trip down the Brisbane River is brilliant.The 200 million dollars this job cost was money well spent.

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Relaxing way to spend time”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

I visited the City Hall for the first time on the 22nd of May and I was impressed with its old-world charm and beauty. The Museum of Brisbane showed me a lot of the history of Brisbane through wonderful photographs. There are chairs everywhere so visitors can sit down and discuss photographs and artifacts if they want. It was also interesting to see the memorabilia from the 1988 Expo. I was fortunate to have the chance to visit the Clock Tower as there was a cancellation for the 1:00 pm tour and it was great. The auditorium was simply beautiful. The attendants and the tour guides were all very friendly. There was a Shingle Inn within the building, which is a bonus if you want to enjoy a nice cuppa and something light to eat. Highly recommended for all age groups.

Visited May 2013
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Darwin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful Building”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We visited this lovely building in May 2013 and unfortunately were unable to visit the Clock Tower as you had to book ahead. Despite the disappointment of not seeing the clock tower, and having the guided tour we were free to roam and visit each of the rooms that were open and learn so much about Brisbane's History.
The information and displays that are available were interesting and despite having grown up in Australia, in Melbourne, I realised just how little I knew about Brisbane compared to other states.
I highly recommend this as a place to visit but please book ahead so you can take the guided tour.

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Under Repairs”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

It is a spectacular building, that unfortunanly was let go. They have done a lot of work on King George Square that to new people may look great, but they ripped out the fountain and grass areas. The hopefully the building itself will have that old gracious look to it and won't seem new.

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