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Queen Street Mall

Queen Street Mall is the shopping paradise in Brisbane city. It is the most popular pedestrian mall in the whole country and it is known to host about 26 million visitors every year. The mall has huge number of stores which showcases local, international as well as flagship brands. It is believed that there more than 700 retailers based here which caters to almost all kinds of goods available here. It is not only the shopping that attracts people here but it is also considered as the most happening place in the whole Brisbane.

Thousands of events gets organised here and one can feel the thud of music feeling the air on every weekends. Restaurants, pubs, cinema halls, beauty salons, boutiques, bars and a throbbing nightlife can be experienced here with some of the best entertainment options being available here. It is truly the premier entertainment destination of Queensland. 

Gallery of Morden art

Based in Stanley Place, The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is one of the famed sightseeing destinations in Brisbane. Based in the beautiful twin buildings of Cultural Precinct, this is a treasury of the finest art of Asia, Australia and Pacific. Hosting some of the renowned world famous Australian as well as International art exhibitions, the place has successfully grabbed the attention of millions of art lovers across the world. In fact the greatest achievement is the storage of more than 17000 works of art in various genres like contemporary, historical and even modern art from various parts of the world. The Gallery has its own retail outlets where all purchases of artworks can be done. The stores are open from 10am to 5pm.For the travellers there are refreshments within the premises, the Goma Restaurant and QAG Cafe and Goma Cafe Bistro.

Location: Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland.

Timings: 10am to 5pm 

South Bank Parklands

South bank Parklands is located in the southern bank of Brisbane River. 17 hectares of lush and verdant landscape forms the destination of premier lifestyle and cultural stoppage of Brisbane. The park host a range of world famed renowned eateries with delicious mouth melting cuisine, breathtaking and awe striking views of the rivers and hundreds of cultural entertaining events that keeps the place throbbing with almost every night throughout the year.

For the nature lovers there are place to enjoy the silent harmony away from the hustle and bustle too. In a whole it is a splendid place to unwind and relax specially feel entertained in the weekend nights with family and friends. One can enjoy some of the best Australian cuisine in the eateries based here. 

Pony Dining Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane CBD

This restaurant is mainly renowned for its modern Australian cuisines and steaks. The location is excellent, which is one of the major reasons for which lots of people are attracted to this restaurant. The service is good and the staffs are friendly and attentive towards the customers. It is also recommended for special events because it has a private room. The food is indeed excellent and flavourful. If you have never visited this restaurant before, you should visit it at least once, and you will surely not be disappointed with it. The fitouts are stylish and modern, and you will get a sense of warmth and comfort. Booking in advance is a good idea.

Location: You can find this restaurant at Upper Level, Eagle Street Pier, 45 Eagle Street at the heart of the Brisbane city.

Price: Expect to pay around $100 for two people. 

Brisbane City Hall

When it comes to cultural and heritage icons, then the most apt sightseeing destination in Brisbane, is the Brisbane City Hall. Built in 1930, the hall has remained a property symbolic of huge pride, elegance and grandeur. Based in the heart of Brisbane, the place is famous for conducting many events displaying cultural and civic events. Going through several restorations and repairing works, the institution displays the history of Brisbane and regular tours showcases iconic clock tower, Father Henry Wills Organ and Main Auditorium.

 One can also visit the Museum of Brisbane on the 3rd floor of the City Hall, which is known for displaying the best artworks by specialized artist of the city. Contemporary exhibition is scheduled here which is equally interesting. Art and Architecture gets the best expression in City Hall and there are guided tours available to understand it in a better way. 

Treasury Casino

Throbbing life, loads of energy and huge excitement symbolises the authentic Treasury Casino which is a 24 hour casino is one of the best hangout places in Brisbane. And what more, the casino has deluxe hotel facilities in the premises which grants the visitors to spend some more time relaxing and entertaining. Based in two of the most desirable heritage buildings in the midst of the beautiful river city, this is a perfect place to unwind and relax. The casino as well as the hotel houses some the best creations which have been restored to protect historical integrity.

 The casino hotel has six prominent restaurants and seven bars. Every night, the excitement is pulled up by the live music performance arranged here. The Hotel is also quite popular here especially since it is an award winning hotel in its distinctive boutique which remains preferred by all. 

Alma Park Zoo

Located in Alma Road on the northern side of Brisbane, The Alma Park Zoo based on 40 acres of land is the oldest zoo and the first one built in Queensland. Tropical gardens and paved pathway at the backdrop of lush rainforest trees and verdant growth of plants beautifies the zoo in the most fascinating way. Photography is allowed here so one can catch some great clicks of snakes, crocodiles, koalas, lemur, baboons and others. The zoo houses almost 200 mammals and comprises of almost 100 species including exotic ones from Australian natives, American, African and even Asian animals. Several events remain organised by the zoo like Hamadryas Baboon presentation, reptile presentation and others which makes the tour more interesting. The zoo is quite easy to locate as it is only 30 minutes drive towards the north of Brisbane, close to Dakabin Railway station.

Location: Dakabin, Queensland

Timings: 9am to 4pm 

Eagle Street Pier

If the choice is to experience the breathtaking sights of Brisbane River then one of the best ways of doing the same is to visit the Eagle Street Pier. This is a fascinating waterfront with charming views of the river and filled with a splendid collection of some of the best eateries and dining avenues serving some of the best cuisines worldwide. This is one of the famed locations for enjoying excellent food and entertainment with the presence of ARIA restaurant, Pony, Cha Cha Char, Sake and many others. Apart from delicious food, the place is also a great stop to enjoy work class wines and cocktails available in the best rated bars located here. In fact it is one of the popular places to spend a delightful evening with friends and family.

Locaton: 45 Eagle Street, Brisbane. 

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What You Should Know More About Brisbane

  • Travel advice

    • Carry your passport wherever you go in the city.

    • Smoking is prohibited in public places like restaurants, malls, etc.

    • The drinking laws are strictly followed. You must produce your passport to buy a drink.

    • Free internet is provided in a few places like the South Bank Parklands.

    • Brisbane is low in crime but you need to take care of your belongings anyway.

    • If any issue comes up, contact the cops as soon as possible. They will approach you in no time.

    • The summers in Brisbane are pretty hot and humid accompanied by sunlight enough to give you sunburns. Don’t forget to carry your shades and apply a sunscreen before going out.

    • Carry your binoculars while travelling to the national parks.

    • Trekking can be done at some places; don’t forget to carry your walking shoes.

  • Drinking law

    The minimum legal age for drinking liquor is 18 years and this law is strictly followed. You will need to produce your passport in the bars to buy drinks.

  • What you will like there?

    Natural views

    Brisbane is naturally rich with mountain peaks, rivers, and the most fascinating animal of Australia, kangaroos. You must visit Brisbane if you love nature and wildlife. The mountain peaks offer such great views to the surrounding places. The sunset looks spectacular from the peaks. Last but not the least, the Brisbane River is truly beautiful and the Brisbane authorities have maintained it really well. The Story Bridge, the South Bank Parklands, the Wheel of Brisbane- all have added to the beauty of the river.

    Advanced technology

    Brisbane is a developed city with a lot of technologically advanced facilities to simplify our lives. You will surely appreciate those.


    The locals of Brisbane are friendly, open, and great to spend a time with. If you require any help at any point of time, never hesitate to ask for it from the locals.


    The restaurants in Brisbane are truly amazing. They will serve you fresh and delicious foods to satisfy your taste buds. If you don’t want to try the local cuisine, you will surely get your native cuisine somewhere in the city. Even the street food is sumptuous and healthy in Brisbane.


    The mountain peaks offer an array of options in adventurous sports like trekking, hiking, mountain biking, and a lot of other thrilling activities. If you really want the best of your adventure experiences, ride the claw. You will never ever forget it, is a guarantee. There are a number of adventure parks and amusement parks as well like the Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park.

    There are a number of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Brisbane. The national animal of Australia, kangaroos, is a treat to watch. They are friendly with human and you can even feed them with your hands. The koalas have got a sanctuary of their own and they are really playful. Spend a great time with the soft, furry animals.

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