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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 Sunshine Coast to the north and Surfers Paradise 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 and do.

Check out some of our listed attractions, tours and other activities.

Brisbane Attractions
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Alma Park Zoo
• 18 Alma Rd, DAKABIN / BRISBANE QLD 4503 • Ph: 07 3204 6566 • Email • 
• 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 onsite cafe.
Brisbane Forest Park / D’Aguilar 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.
Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryLone Pine Koala Sanctuary
• Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, BRISBANE QLD 4069 • Ph: +61 7 3378 1366 • Email
• 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 Park
• 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 migratory birds.
Queensland Museum
• Grey & Melbourne Streets (PO Box 3300), SOUTH BANK QLD 4101 • Ph: +61 7 3840 7555 • Email
• 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.
Warner Bros Movie WorldWarner Bros Movie World
• Pacific Hwy, Oxenford, GOLD COAST QLD 4210 • Ph: 07 5573 3999 • Email (Rides/Attractions/General Park Info) • A whole world of entertainment!
Wet‘n’Wild Water WorldWet‘n’Wild Water World
• OXENFORD QLD 4210 • Ph: 07 5573 6233 • Email
• Australia’s premier water theme park on the Gold Coast.
Whale Watching
• 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.
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Brisbane Events • Queensland Events
Postie Bike Challenge
• Ph: +61 7 3264 7727 • Email
• 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.
Home Festival
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• June
• 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.
Riverfestival
• Ph: 07 3403 8066 • Email
• Held over 10 days in early September
• An iconic annual celebration of the Brisbane community and environment, focussing on Brisbane’s 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.
• Brisbane Markets
Brisbane MarketPlace Saturday Fresh Market
• 250 Sherwood Rd, ROCKLEA • Ph: 07 3379 1062 • Email
• 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.
Jan Power's Farmers Markets
• 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 Markets
• Riverside Centre, Riverside Centre and Eagle St, BRISBANE CITY • Ph: 07 3870 2807
• 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 more.
 
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