Brisbane Activities Bucket List

Must-Do Activities

  • Cultural Centre ******
  1. Gallery of Modern Art
  2. Queensland Performing Arts Centre
  3. State Library of Queensland
  4. Queensland Art Gallery
  5. Queensland Museum
  • Story Bridge Adventure Climb (~2.5 hours) *****
  • City Hall Clock Tower (whole morning) ****
  • Mount Coot-tha Lookout *****
  • Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens (see water dragons) ***
  • City Cat Ferry **
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ***
  • Roma Street Parkland (Spectacle Garden, rainforest, fern gully) *
  • City Hopper Ferry ***
  • Museum of Brisbane ***
  • Eat Street Northshore Street Market (Friday and Saturday night) **
  • New Farm Park and River Walk ****
  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park *****
  • Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre ***
  • South Bank *****
  • Jan Powers Powerhouse Markets **
  • Whale-watching at Moreton Bay **
  • Jan Powers City Farmers Market **
  • Wheel of Brisbane **
  • Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium *
  • Streets Beach (and window shopping Little Stanley Street boutiques —> Stanley Street Plaza Market [Friday evening, weekends]) *
  • Davies Park Farmers Market (every Saturday morning) *
  • North Stradbroke Island (eco-touring, kayaking, sand boarding, birdlife) *
  • Sherwood Arboretum (pretty colonial era, good for picnic) *
  • Moreton Island (can dive among Tangalooma wrecks – 3 hour drive) *
  • Roma Street Parkland (largest garden) *
  • Maritime Museum *

Other Activities

  • Brisbane River
  • City Botanic Gardens
  • Suncorp Stadium **
  • City Botanic Gardens
  • Queen St. Mall *
  • Boggs Road Gaol Historic Site
  • Eagle Street Pier
  • Anzac Square
  • St. Helena Island
  • CityHopper Ferry
  • City Sounds
  • Daisy Hill Koala Centre
  • Wednesday Afternoons Go Sailing group
  • Wynnum Wading Pool
  • Epicurious Gardens
  • City Centre Heritage Trail (with Brisbane Arcade, St. Stephen’s chapel)
  • Bribe Seaside Museum
  • The Cube
  • Waterfalls
  • Shorncliffe Pier
  • Old Petrie Town
  • King Island (early morning walk)
  • BrisAsia Festival in February
  • Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre
  • West End Fire Festival
  • Parliament House
  • Vault Games
  • Sunshine Beach
  • Brisbane River “Paddle and Prawns”
  • Chocolate Tour
  • Kookaburra River Queens cruise
  • Workshops Rail Museum
  • Tangalooma Island Resort (wild dolphins)
  • Avid Reader bookstore
  • Woolloongabba Antiques Centre (milkshakes)
  • West End shopping
  • Paddington (cottages to quirky shops and restaurants)
  • Spring Cooking School
  • Simpson Falls
  • Spring Hill Baths
  • Stephanie’s Spa at Sofitel Brisbane (mud therapy)
  • Sciencecentre
  • St. Helena Island (convicts)
  • Redcliffe City Skydiving on Suttons Beach
  • BrisStyle Indie Markets
  • Brisbane Bike Tours
  • Mt Glorious (has restaurant and cafe)
  • Cleveland Heritage Walk (4 km)
  • Australia Zoo
  • Fortitude Valley nooks, Winn Lane, Bakery Lane

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