The Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Brisbane, Australia
Don't miss the best tourist attractions around Brisbane!
1. Cuddle a Koala
A trip to Australia isn’t complete without seeing one of the country's most iconic wildlife, the koala. Not just for international tourists, a trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will make even an Australian's heart melt when you get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures. Make a day of it, bring the whole family, and explore the sanctuary.
2. Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art
Situated in the Cultural Precinct of Brisbane overlooking the Brisbane River, the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art should be top of the list for artists and art enthusiasts alike. Not just for a rainy day, the galleries are a great way to spend a few hours.
3. Brisbane Sign
We all love a memorable travel shot and the Brisbane sign is certainly the perfect place to get that picture-perfect souvenir. With the impressive city skyline acting as the background, the vibrant, large, and colourful sign truly captures the essence of the city.
4. Wheel of Brisbane
Hard to miss, the Wheel of Brisbane is fun for everyone. Whether you are taking the kids for a bit of sightseeing or having a romantic evening, the Wheel of Brisbane is a brilliant way to see the city. For a little extra wow factor, order one of their packages for bubbles or a picnic.
5. Valley Walk of Fame
A lover of Australian music and a supporter of local artists? Stroll down The Valley Walk of Fame that lines the street in Brunswick Mall, a short 7 minute drive from Grand Chancellor, to pay homage to the talented Australian musicians that have been recognized for their musical talents.
While you’re exploring the Valley Walk of Fame at Brunswick Mall, pop on over to Duncan Street and get lost in Chinatown. The colours, aromas, and sights of Chinatown will transport you to the Orient without you ever having to leave the comfort of Brisbane.
7. Old Windmill
A piece of Australian history, Brisbane’s Old Windmill is a five-story building that represents the architecture and times of the late 1820s. History buffs will be itching to book into the guided talk on offer here to learn more about the country’s oldest windmill.
8. Parliament House
Delve into the world of politics with a tour of Parliament House and expand your political knowledge. Whether you come for the architecture, politics, or the people, a trip to this iconic building will round out your Brisbane holiday.
9. Roma Street Parkland
Stretch your legs, pack a picnic, and bring the kids (and the dog!). Right across the road from Grand Chancellor, Roma Street Parkland's vast 16 hectares houses the world’s largest sub-tropical garden. It’s also the perfect place for some exercise to work off those holiday treats!
10. Mary Poppins’ House
Home to the former house of Mary Poppins author, P. L. Travers, Brisbane gives you the chance to relive your youth. Many may not realise that the Hollywood book series and movie, famous around the world, was penned by a native Australian. Peak into the life of such a creative mind. Some might even say it is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!