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The Best Places to Visit in Brisbane, Australia

Have fun visiting these top places in Brisbane!

1. North Stradbroke Island 

Known to the locals as ‘Straddie’, Stradbroke Island offers an abundance of beautiful beaches and water activities such as diving and surfing. Simply hop on the ferry for 25 minutes to indulge in the beauty that is North Stradbroke.  

2. Moreton Island 

If you are planning an escape from the city, Moreton Island is the perfect place. Only 75 minutes from Brisbane via ferry, the island is packed with epic activities! From sand tobogganing to night kayaking through the lush waters, the third largest island in the world will keep you busy.  

3. Sunflowers in Lockyer Valley 

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” Sometimes you need to take a leaf out of nature’s book and the sunflowers in Lockyer Valley are certainly eye opening. Visit the fields during summer for picture perfect scenes.  

4. Suncorp Stadium 

Sports mad rugby and soccer fans flock to Suncorp Stadium to get their major sporting fix. Get amongst the high energy and world class sporting when you are next in Brisbane. Be sure to support your favourite team by wearing their colours!  

5. Glasshouse Mountains 

Home to Australia Zoo, scenic bush walks, breathtaking lookouts, scrumptious food and of course iconic mountain ranges, Glasshouse Mountains offers a lot just one hour from downtown Brisbane. Grab your adventure buddy and set off! 

6. Gold Coast 

For a taste of pure summer all year round, head to the Gold Coast for sun and surf. Shop up a storm in Surfers Paradise, appreciate Mother Earth in the hills of Tambourine Mountain, grab brunch in Burleigh Head, or test your limits at the theme parks further north.  

7. Microbreweries 

Spend local and support local. Head along to Brisbane’s fantastic microbreweries to discover the wonder that is Queensland beer. We recommend popping into Pumpyard, Copperhead, Fortitude, or Scenic Rim Breweries. Enjoy!  

8. Eat Street Northshore 

Quirky and colourful. Eat Street Northshore is a collection of eateries, shops, and bars that are well worth visiting. Drop in on an empty stomach and be transported to many different countries through the power of food.  

9. Brisbane City Hall 

Our top tip for making your time in Brisbane memorable is to get a taste of the city’s impressive history. The Brisbane City Hall is a historical landmark and has an observation platform at the top of the building’s clock tower – a great spot for pictures!  

10. Sunshine Coast 

Just north of the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast is a bustling hive of activity. We recommend checking out the Eumundi Markets, Mooloolaba, and the Buderim Forest Park for a taste of local cuisine, atmosphere, and natural beauty.