Whether you want to shop, admire the views, or get a fix of culture – Brisbane is the must-have ticket! Here’s our pick of ten top things to do…
Boundary Street Markets in West End
West End is Brisbane’s quirky suburb, full of character and good vibes. The Boundary Street Markets are on Fridays 4pm- 10pm, Saturdays 10am- 10pm and Sundays 9am- 2pm. If you love food, music, and an artsy environment, a visit to these markets is a must!
Mt Cootha Lookout
For beautiful panoramic views of Brisbane city and Moreton Bay, take a trip to Mt Cootha. Whether you visit during the day or on an evening, this lookout does not fail to impress. Relax with a coffee or meal at Kuta Café and take in the scenery.
Visit the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
For art lovers, Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art has a collection of historical, contemporary and modern art. Surrounded by cafes and in the centre of Brisbane, you can view collections at the art museum for free. Exhibitions are on regularly and only require a small fee.
Watch a show at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre offers a range of shows for theatre enthusiasts. The centre also has a range of bars, cafes and bistros so you can treat yourself to a meal and drink before or after the performance. With stunning views of Brisbane city from the city, QPAC is a nice way to spend a night in Brisbane.
Eat Street Markets
Eat Street Markets is a foodie’s heaven. On every Friday from 4pm- 10pm, Saturday from 4pm- 10pm and Sunday 10am- 3pm, the markets at Hamilton Wharf offer a diverse range of international cuisines, both sweet and savoury. There is something for everyone, so make sure you go with an empty stomach and big appetite.
Yatala Drive-in Theatre
The unique Yatala drive in theatre is open 7 days a week and shows the latest blockbusters. It is rare to come across drive-in theatres so make sure you don’t miss this one!
Southbank is located along the Brisbane River, across from the Brisbane CBD. The area boasts plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes, a man made beach, live music and much more.
Watch a movie and Limes Rooftop Cinema
Limes Hotel plays movies at their rooftop cinema every Thursday and Friday evening. The movies include both new and old classics starting at 7pm. Food and drink can also be ordered from the bar both before and after the movie. The words ‘open-air cinema’ speak for themselves.
XXXX Factory Tour
The brewery of Queensland’s beer of choice XXXX is located in Brisbane and offers guided tours of the factory. While many consume the drink regularly, not many can boast that they have seen firsthand how it was created!
Have a picnic in Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens
In the heart of Brisbane City, the Botanical Gardens offers a peaceful environment with sculptures, ponds and beautiful gardens. It’s the perfect place to that a picnic lunch, relax in the grass and soak up some sun.
Author: Molly Houseman