As the state capital of Queensland, Brisbane offers plenty of
attractions and activities. With its sub-tropical climate and modern facilities
that include easy access to the
to the north and
and the Gold Coast
to the south.
From museums to national parks, local markets, festivals and
events, shopping, restaurants and cafes, there is no shortage of things to see
Check out some of our listed attractions, tours and other activities.
Alma Park Zoo
18 Alma Rd, DAKABIN / BRISBANE QLD 4503 Ph: 07 3204 6566
Brisbane's Alma Park Zoo is the
perfect location for your family to discover beautiful native and intriguing
exotic animals. Set in a lush, rainforest environment, just 30 minutes north of
Brisbane, Alma Park Zoo is the perfect place to visit throughout the year. A day
at Alma Park Zoo will allow you and your family to discover a wide range of
Australian and exotic animals including 100 species and 200 individual animals.
Pack a picnic or bring your own BBQ lunch and enjoy time with the family on the
lawns or in our beautiful and peaceful rainforest gardens. There is also our
Brisbane Forest Park /
DAguilar National Park
Covering some 28,500 ha Brisbane
Forest park makes for an easily accessible escape from the city. Here you will
find clean mountain air, bird calls, picnic areas, bushwalks, mountain and
valley views, waterholes to swim in, information centre, restaurant, wildlife
all around, magnificent tall eucalypts and lush rainforest all on your doorstep.
Lamington National Park
With cool mountain air, waterfalls,
ancient rainforests and some fantastic bush walks, the park is a sanctuary for
some unique and rare plants and plant communities. The park protects precious
remnants of once widespread subtropical rainforests.
Pine Koala Sanctuary
Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, BRISBANE QLD 4069 Ph: +61 7 3378 1366
Dedicated to the preservation of
Australian Wildlife through education about the needs of our unique Australian
animals. The first and largest Koala Sanctuary in the world.
Moreton Island National
Long sandy beaches abound, crisp
clean and clear freshwater lagoons are dotted across the island most of which
remains in a pristine state, wildflowers are also plentiful. Swamps are popular
with the birdlife of which there has been 184 species recorded many of them
Grey & Melbourne Streets (PO Box 3300), SOUTH BANK QLD 4101
Ph: +61 7 3840 7555
Must see for all the family.
Roma Street Parkland
1 Parkland Boulevard, BRISBANE QLD 4000 Ph: +61 7 3006 4545
A must seen attractions in Brisbane,
the world's largest sub-tropical garden, covering 16 hectares and offers a
number of features including Spectacle Garden, with its themed gardens, Forest
Walk, the Lake Precinct, Celebration Lawn, Upper Parkland, public art, activity
centre, cafes and more.
Springbrook National Park
90 minutes from Brisbane and only 45
minutes from the Gold coast Springbrook National Park is a treasure trove of
natural wonders on the doorstep of Queensland most populated region.
Bros Movie World
Pacific Hwy, Oxenford, GOLD COAST QLD 4210 Ph: 07 5573 3999
(Rides/Attractions/General Park Info)
A whole world of entertainment!
OXENFORD QLD 4210 Ph: 07 5573 6233
Australias premier water theme park
on the Gold Coast.
Brisbane is located about 14 km
inland on the Brisbane River, which empties into Moreton Bay. It is this region
where whale watching and tours are enjoyed. Species seen include the Humpback
Whales, Southern Right Whales, Longfin Pilot Whales, as well as dolphins.
Ph: +61 7 3264 7727
September/October (check website for dates)
The Postie Bike Challenge is a
3,000 kilometre rally (not a race!), 10 day event. A group of Postie Bikes
will leave Brisbane on a brand new adventure. The challenge is designed as a
spectacular national event with a major goodwill objective. In the tradition of
the Postie Bike Challenge the route take us through some of the most remote and
beautiful countryside Australia has to offer. As the route changes each year,
check the website for details.
Previously held in April, the Home
Festival is a free all-ages event to celebrate, connect and explore the complex
meaning of home through music and creativity. A local community event, it
provides space for up-and-coming performers of a variety of genres, and provides
spaces for children to seniors to share the joy of creativity.
Ph: 07 3403 8066
Held over 10 days in early September
An iconic annual celebration of the Brisbane
community and environment, focussing on Brisbanes signature natural landmark,
the Brisbane River. The festival takes in the waterways and culture, heralding
the start of spring with a rich and diverse program of music, visual arts, film,
forums, education projects, dining, culture, free outdoor events and a number of
recreational events. For details visit the website.
MarketPlace Saturday Fresh Market
250 Sherwood Rd, ROCKLEA Ph: 07 3379 1062
6 am to 12 pm - Saturday
Each Saturday the Brisbane
MarketPlace Saturday Fresh Market at Rocklea is the popular destination for many
locals and visitors. With a great range of fresh produce, including fruit,
vegetables, seafood, meat, gourmet deli, baked goods and fresh flowers. Also
range of other crafts and products or just spend a leisurely morning sipping
coffee over the morning papers in one of the cafe dining areas.
Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, NEW FARM QLD 4005
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (see website for other locations and dates)
Colourful bustling market selling
fresh farm produce, flowers, breads, artisan products, meat, fish, poultry,
plants, organics and food related objects... it's a feel good grass roots
experience with a social and community slant and a lot of fun.
Riverside Centre, Riverside Centre and Eagle St, BRISBANE CITY Ph: 07 3870
7 am to 4 pm - every Sunday (except Xmas and New Years Day)
The Riverside Markets is a great
crafts market, having won a number of tourism awards. The market provides an
outlet for furniture makers, woodworkers, glass blowers, leather workers,
jewellers, artists, fashion designers, photographers, knitters, doll makers,
alternative therapies, masseurs, stained glass Purveyors, speciality sauces,
jams and spices, quality bakers, patisserie, flowers and growers, fruit and
vegetables, Aboriginal art of all varieties, sculptures, metal workers and much