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Here’s to adventure.

Dine at acclaimed new restaurants, sip spritzes atop a rooftop bar or discover Brisbane’s craft breweries. Embrace Brisbane’s outdoor lifestyle and choose your adventure – abseil cliffs, hike to hidden waterfalls, island-hop by helicopter or picnic by boat. Or simply relax poolside in urban resorts, 5-star luxury hotels or glamp under the stars.

While you’re here, don’t miss Brisbane’s major sporting and cultural events, epic live music lineups and exclusive art exhibitions. Why not stay longer and explore the Scenic Rim’s World Heritage rainforests or the stunning Moreton Bay filled with pristine islands and wildlife just an hour from the city.

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Things to do in Brisbane

Sip & Dine

Are you ready to discover why Brisbane’s dining scene is attracting global attention? Sample Brisbane’s award-winning bars, bites and brews that have made their mark on the Australian foodie scene. Whether in The City, Howard Smith Wharves, James Street, South Brisbane or surrounding regions - there is an abundance of rooftop bars, hidden laneway gems and riverside delights to enjoy while reveling in Brisbane’s alfresco lifestyle.

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Shoppers’ paradise

Wander through one of Australia’s largest open-air malls Queen Street Mall and find over 1,000 stores including international and local designers. Head to James Street to peruse one of Brisbane’s hottest retail and lifestyle precincts with impressive design showrooms, boutique fashion, art galleries and cafes. For something a little quirky, the rolling hills of Paddington are a must for quaint cottages turned shopfronts full of designer fashion, antiques, second-hand treasures and retro homewares.

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Get Cultured

See Brisbane’s stories unravel before your eyes at the Museum of Brisbane or take a walking tour unveiling Brisbane’s bountiful public art, before sampling craft beer or locally-roasted coffee in hidden laneway haunts. Discover the ancient stories and cultural practices of Brisbane’s first nations peoples through tours with Nyanda, BlackCard and Quandamooka Coast. Or make tracks for Brisbane’s beloved Cultural Precinct and visit the celebrated QAGOMA to see a fresh take on contemporary art from across Australia, Asia and the Pacific at the APT10 exhibition.

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Nature & Adventure

Hike through bushland and seek out spectacular views on Mt Coot-tha, glamp amid the bush at Sanctuary by Sirromet or get lost in nature at the luxurious Spicers Hidden Vale. Escape to the hinterland and explore World Heritage rainforests and waterfalls. Take a day trip offshore with River to Bay and explore the stunning Tangalooma wrecks teeming with marine life, or discover the North Gorge Walk on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

Seek out adventures in the heart of the city. Riverlife offers kayak, bicycle and rollerblade hire on the riverfront at Kangaroo Point. Nearby, enjoy an elevated adventure with the Story Bridge Adventure Climb and dare yourself to Walk The Plank or do a Cantilever Lean Out high above the river. If you’re a real thrill seeker, take to the skies with Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights, Pterodactyl Helicopters or Elite Helicopters.

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Explore The City

Enter the heart of The City and fall in love with the rich culture, vibrancy and experiences on offer. Stroll along the waterfront and delight in the best of Brisbane riverside restaurants and bars. Wander off the beaten track and experience hidden laneways and award-winning cocktail bars. Put aside the afternoon to tackle the ultimate craft beer trail, hopping between breweries and bars. For a cultural experience, The City has popular and diverse art trails to explore. Entertain the family with a playful itinerary of indoor activities, from bowling to karaoke – there's something for everyone.

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Brisbane’s Major Events

Brisbane’s calendar is packed with unmissable major events! Choose from T20 World Cup cricket, Australia PGA Championship or get the adrenaline pumping at the world exclusive Nitro World Games. For the culture vultures, don’t miss QAGOMA’s blockbuster exhibitions or the epic lineups across the city’s thriving live music venues. Grab the diary and head to visitbrisbane.com.au.

Indigenous culture and events

Birrunga Gallery & Dining

Birrunga Gallery & Dining is the only Indigenous-owned and operated commercial Cultural hub in Meanjin (Brisbane) CBD. The hub is an art gallery, performance space, cafe venue, and a licensed wine bar that showcases mixed media artworks & handmade products by talented local First Nations Artisans.

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Spirits of the Red Sand

Connect with Aboriginal culture like never before in this thrilling evening experience. Journey back in time to the Australia of the 1800s, discover the spirit of the land and witness the drama and upheaval that took place as two very different cultures learn to live alongside each other. The story of Spirits of the Red Sand is told through song, dance, storytelling and effects in a thrilling and interactive show followed by a chargrilled barbecue feast.

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Three Little Birds

Three Little Birds is run by indigenous chef Chris Jordan, a Koori man born in Maclean, New South Wales on traditional Bunjalung land.

Offering unique native events, catering, pop ups and cooking classes, Chris uses native ingredients and his knowledge of ancient customs and techniques to cook food that not only tastes delicious but acknowledges, educates and celebrates the unique culture and natural resources Australia has to offer.

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Nyanda Cultural Tours

Spend some time with Aboriginal tour guides who will lead you around Brisbane’s Nudgee Waterholes, Bora Ring and Bush Food Gardens site. You will be immersed into Aboriginal cultural insights and stories, Aboriginal history, and Aboriginal cultural performance elements.

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Yura Tours

Yura Tours provide outstanding Cultural experiences showcasing the beautiful Island Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) and surrounding country. Through a Yura Tour, visitors are introduced to local cultural and tradition by Traditional custodians of the land. This indigenous owned and operated business offer educational tours via foot, e-scooter or vehicle.   

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BlackCard Cultural Tours

Connect with the oldest living culture in world history as you interact with local Aboriginal tour guides and walk together in the footsteps of Ancestors through local galleries, exhibitions and public art installations throughout Brisbane's Cultural Precinct.

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