Brisbane Sightseeing

Brisbane's river and bay tours are well known, but the city also has some hidden gems that you can uncover by following those in the know. Get savvy locals to guide you and Brissie's dazzling, delectable and dark secrets will be revealed.

With Brisbane's warm weather and beautiful scenery, sightseeing tours here are fun year round.

For some of the city's best tours, all you need is a heartbeat and a hat. Enjoy the outdoors as you follow paths along the river and creeks to connect with scenic bridges and CityCat ferries. Start in the riverside playground of South Bank and join a Segway, stand-up paddle board or "cyclo" cab tour.

Culture and history walking tours of the CBD and inner suburbs take in laneways, public art and historic structures. The city's haunted gaols, cemeteries and heritage buildings are great for thrilling ghost tours with storytelling guides.

Enjoy a foodie tour of bohemian West End or Fortitude Valley with its Chinatown, followed by a chocolate tour of South Bank. Thirsty? Join a craft beer pub crawl, behind-the-scenes coffee tour or vineyard tour.

You can even tour Brisbane's night sky in the Planetarium on Mount Coot-tha. Explore its Botanic Gardens with a volunteer guide.

A river or bay cruise is a must. See the Kangaroo Point cliffs, CBD skyline and Story Bridge tower above you from a paddle steamer. And a whale-watching tour off Moreton Island is the perfect finale, especially at sunset.

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