Top 18 Things to do in Brisbane, Australia

Make the most of your time visiting Brisbane! I’ve curated this list of the top 19 attractions in Brisbane, Australia grouped by proximity.  Please be sure to confirm hours, as they are subject to change.

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1. Newstead House

  • Mon-Thur: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sun: 2:00pm-5:00pm

I’d highly recommend making a stop at this Victorian landmark.

2. Chinatown

The perfect chance to explore what Chinese-Australians have added to the cultural melting pot of Australia.

3. New Farm Park

City park! Get some fresh air in New Farm Park.

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4. William Jolly Bridge

“The William Jolly Bridge is a heritage-listed road bridge over the Brisbane River between North Quay in Brisbane CBD and Grey Street in South Brisbane, within City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by A E Harding Frew and built from 1928 to 1932 by M R Hornibrook Ltd.”

5. Roma Street Parkland

City park! Experience the great outdoors in Roma Street Parkland.

6. Wickham Park

City park! Take a leisurely stroll through Wickham Park.

7. Brisbane City Hall

  • Mon-Fri: 10:00am-4:00pm

“The City of Brisbane is a local government area that has jurisdiction over the inner portion of the metropolitan area of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. Brisbane is located in the county of Stanley and is the largest city followed by Ipswich with bounds in part of the county.”

8. Anzac Square War Memorial

  • Mon-Fri: 9:00am-2:00pm

“ANZAC Square is a heritage-listed town square and war memorial located between Ann Street and Adelaide Street (opposite Post Office Square), in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is a state memorial to the men and women who participated in overseas armed service and is named in honour of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.”

9. Queensland Museum

  • Mon-Sun: 9:30am-5:00pm

“The Queensland Museum is the state museum of Queensland, Australia. The museum currently operates five separate campuses; at South Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Townsville and Wooloongabba.”

10. Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art

  • Mon-Sun: 10:00am-5:00pm

Why you should visit: “The gallery’s collection includes a number of significant artworks, including the popular:.”

11. South Brisbane Train Station

“South Brisbane railway station is a heritage-listed railway station at 133 Grey Street, South Brisbane, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is one of two stations serving the South Brisbane area, the other being South Bank.”

12. Reddacliff Place

Cool public square with neat art installations.

13. Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

City park! Enjoy some downtime in Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.

14. Queensland Maritime Museum

  • Mon-Sun: 9:30am-4:30pm

15. Goodwill Bridge

“The Goodwill Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist bridge which spans the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The bridge connects the South Bank Parklands in South Brisbane to Gardens Point in the Brisbane CBD. The Goodwill Bridge was opened on 21 October 2001 and takes its name from the Goodwill Games, which were held in Brisbane that year.”

16. QUT Art Museum

  • Sat, Sun: 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Tue-Fri: 10:00am-5:00pm

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17. UQ Art Museum

  • Tue-Fri: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat-Sun: 12:00pm-4:00pm

Art museum of the University of Queensland.

18. UQ Anthropology Museum

  • Tue-Fri: 11:00am-5:00pm

“The University of Queensland (UQ) is a research university primarily located in Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane. As one of Australia’s leading universities, UQ is consistently ranked first for business administration, mining engineering and life sciences in Australasia.”

*Anything in quotes is from Wikipedia. 

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