Got some free time during your visit to Brisbane or thinking of extending your stay?
Extend your stay and discover Brisbane’s backyard, a region defined by idyllic islands, rugged national parks, spectacular scenery and the freshest local produce. Cuddle a koala and get up close and personal with kangaroos, wild dolphins and migrating humpback whales.
Select your preferred tour option below or contact Brisbane’s official Visitor Information Centre for detailed information. Come for the conference, stay for the fun!
South Bank 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.
Queensland Museum is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland.
The Museum houses permanent and changing exhibitions and also provides in-depth education experiences, innovative public programs, early childhood activities and entertaining holiday activities. We aim to connect visitors to Queensland, its people and Queensland’s place in the world – past, present and future, through exhibitions, displays and public programs.
Story Bridge Adventure Climb
Climbing Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge is an adventure like no other. Standing on top of the bridge above the glistening landscape is a very special moment – you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. This is your chance to see Brisbane truly shining. From far above the river gleams, the city sparkles, cars look like toys and you can see all the way out to Moreton Bay in the east and the rolling green hills of the Scenic Rim to the west.
In the early days of the colony free settlers shopped at Brisbane’s first marketplace in Market St and later at the Roma St Markets, then the advent of corner stores, shopping centres and eventually shopping malls all but killed the trip to the market.
In the 1980s entrepreneur Peter Hackworth started the stalls rolling again, establishing flea markets at West End and Riverside. Today the revival is in full swing with markets of all varieties – farmers, organic, flea, fashion, craft, ethnic and kids stuff – pulling the crowds.
Roma Street Parkland
Hugging the northern side of the CBD, Roma Street Parkland and Spring Hill are iconic parts of Brisbane and its history. Roma Street Parkland, one of Brisbane’s premier parks, is considered to be one of the two best examples of contemporary display gardens in Australia. Well known by garden and plant enthusiasts for its exceptional horticultural standards, it is also an important community asset, popular visitor destination and event space for Brisbane.
Brisbane River Kayaking
Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced paddler, get out and discover Brisbane’s beautiful river city by kayak either day or night. Riverlife’s guided kayaking adventure sessions lets you see the city from a unique angle while you glide along the meandering Brisbane River!
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Only 12km from Brisbane City, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary with over 130 koalas. Hold a koala anytime, hand feed kangaroos and meet a large variety of Australian wildlife in beautiful, natural settings.
Kangaroo Point Cliffs
Offering impressive early morning or evening views, extending across the river to the City and beyond to the mountains surrounding the city’s outskirts, the Kangaroo Point Cliffs are a popular picnic spot. At the cliffs’ base are well maintained gas barbecues and eating spots, interspersed between vibrant river’s edge sculptures, walking and cycling tracks, and whimsical pavilions for the rest. You might also consider some serious abseiling!
The Wheel of Brisbane
Etched on the South Bank skyline, The Wheel of Brisbane is a breathtaking way to have a 360-degree panoramic view of Brisbane City from the heart of Brisbane’s cultural, lifestyle and entertainment precinct, The Parklands, South Bank. Rising almost 60 metres above the ground in the safety and comfort of a fully enclosed, air-conditioned gondola, it’s a must-do attraction on any visit to Brisbane.