Brisbane

Brisbane: Things to Do

The Best Sights and Experiences

As the capital of Queensland more commonly referred to as “The Sunshine State”, Brisbane is a popular destination for both domestic and international travellers due to its subtropical weather and longstanding reputation for being “beautiful one day, perfect the next”.

Aside from the sunny days and warm weather, Brisbane is a cultural hive of activity for shopping, dining, museums, nightlife, theatre and festivals. Brisbane’s historic buildings contrasted with modern architecture creates a stunning backdrop to this beautiful city that will entice you back again and again!

Explore Brisbane

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Australia zoo

Australia zoo

Australia Zoo has a collection of over one hundred different species including Steve’s favourites the crocodile, tiger and cheetah. Australia Zoo is dedicated to educating the world about animal conservation and to increase the chances of protecting all wildlife. Learn More

Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens

The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane’s original botanic gardens. Attractions at the gardens include the Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds and more. Learn More

Brisbane River Cruise

Brisbane River Cruise

Exploring Queensland’s capital from the river is one of the best things to do in Brisbane. River City Cruises is one of Brisbane’s most established cruise companies and offer a range of cruise options including our Daily River Tours to catering for Functions and Special Events. Learn More

The Wheel of Brisbane

The Wheel of Brisbane

An iconic landmark etched upon the South Bank skyline, the Wheel of Brisbane is a breathtaking way to soak up spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of Brisbane’s cityscape, landmarks and famous river. Learn More

Lone Pine Koala Santuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Meet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos and engage with a large variety of Australian wildlife in Lone Pine’s beautiful, natural settings.  Guests experience happy, healthy animals and engaged staff, as well as the opportunity to support conservation and enjoy educational opportunities. Learn More

Whale Watching

Whale Watching (Jul-Nov)

Each year the magnificent southern humpback whales migrate to and from Antarctica. Brisbane Whale Watching’s high-speed, air conditioned luxury catamaran ‘Eye Spy’ represents the ultimate in ‘whale friendly’ design and technology. Learn More

QPAC

QPAC

Located just across the river from the Brisbane CBD, the Queensland Cultural Centre is home to the State’s leading arts and cultural institutions. These include the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, the Queensland Museum and the State Library of Queensland. Learn More

Suncorp Stadium

Suncorp Stadium

Suncorp Stadium provides Brisbane and south-east Queensland with a 52,500 plus seat capacity, state-of-the art, world-class stadium able to accommodate a range of uses including Rugby Union, Rugby League, Soccer, concerts, Boxing and Extreme Sports. Learn More

Brisbane City Markets

Brisbane City Markets

Set in two iconic inner-city locations, Brisbane City Markets was born with one purpose: deliver a premium selection of fresh farm-direct produce premium local meats, artisan goods, trawler-direct seafood, authentic baked breads, gourmet food and gourmet provisions to the middle of Brisbane’s iconic CBD. Learn More

Howard Smith Wharves

Howard Smith Wharves

Perched on the banks of the Brisbane river under the Story Bridge, HSW is quickly becoming a must visit place in Brisbane. With stunning views and a number of world class eateries, this is QLD at its best. Learn More

Burnett Laneway

Burnett Laneway

Hidden away in the Queen Street Mall, Burnet lane is home to a number of boutique bars and restuarants. Walk the lane and find out what Birisbane’s emerging resatarant and bar scene has to offer. Learn More

Eat Street

Eat Street

Lively venue at a former container wharf featuring stalls with international street eats & beer. Learn More

Queen Street Mall

Queen Street Mall

Queen Street Mall is a shopping and lifestyle precinct located in the heart of Brisbane City. Home to Queensland’s largest selection of fashion, along the open-air pedestrian mall you can shop an unrivalled mix of more than 700 stores. Learn More

XXXX Brewery Tour

XXXX Brewery Tour

The XXXX brewery tour takes you through the 140+ year history of Queensland’s most iconic brewery. You’ll learn all about your favorite brew: our world-class brewing methods, top quality ingredients and, of course, how to pour the perfect XXXX. Learn More

Interactive Map

Park Regis North Quay is centrally located to connect you with iconic attractions, destinations and local activities. Our interactive map below allows you to click on our recommendation locations to visit when staying at Park Regis North Quay.