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Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour

  • 3-hour walking tour of Brisbane
  • Snap photos of iconic sites such as the City Hall clock tower and Story Bridge
  • Experience the greenery in the City Botanic Gardens
Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
From US$43.99
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Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
From US$43.99
Get acquainted with Brisbane’s top attractions and landmarks on a 3-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Stroll through the city’s streets, parks and laneways to see landmarks such as City Hall and its iconic clock tower, King George Square, the City Botanic Gardens, and the Cathedral of St Stephen — the oldest church in Queensland. Stop by Eagle Street Pier and view Story Bridge, which spans the Brisbane River near the CBD. Your guide shares stories about the history of Brisbane, the perfect introduction to this dynamic Australian city.
What to Expect
The tour commences outside the visitor information center in Queen Street Mall, and passes many of Brisbane's early colonial buildings and historical sites, sculptures, monuments and street art, all with their own story to tell.

You will walk through the shopping heart of the city, including the heritage listed Brisbane Arcade. As you visit King George Square you will learn of the history of Brisbane City Hall, passing by a monument to early settlers. Moving down to the city's first laneway, you will see examples of Brisbane street art and sculptures. Enjoy the Botanical Gardens and see one of the oldest trees grown for commercial purposes, followed by a stroll along the Brisbane River. Moving out of the gardens you will visit Queensland's oldest church; where you will discover a truly beautiful sculpture.

Your walk will conclude along the riverfront at Eagle Street Pier, taking in a spectacular view of the Story Bridge, where your guide will provide you with some suggestions for lunch and what to do during the rest of your time in Brisbane.
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Reviews (64)
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Reviewed 15 October 2018
Must do!!

If you've only got a couple of days in Brisbane this tour is highly recommended. Our guide, Lee-Anne, was extremely knowledgable so the tour was very informative. The tour covered history, architecture, art, culture, and coffee! The walk is very easy and mostly flat. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MinickL
WalkBrisbane, Owner at Walk Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Hi MinickL Thank you for your kind review. It was my pleasure to be able to show you a little of Brisbane, and the place we call home. I do hope that you get opportunity to experience some of Brisbane's other secret gems we spoke...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

It was a good mixture of architecture, history (historical stories), art and culture. It was a great way to see that much of Brisbane in a short time. Christine, our guide, is a very nice person. She answered all of our questions and took some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ta20182018
WalkBrisbane, Owner at Walk Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Dear ta20182018 Thank you for your review. We do like to show our guests as much as we can in the short time that is available and it seems that you were able to get a good overview of Brisbane during your time with your...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Great tour with an informative Guide

My guide, Christine, took me around Brisbane on this informative walking tour. We covered history as well as numerous sites within the city, including the city hall, the botanic gardens, a local university and much more. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour and the time went...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank katandko
WalkBrisbane, Owner at Walk Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Hi katandko, Thank you for your lovely review of both your recent City Essentials and Art + Designs Tour.. It was our privilege to be able to host you twice and to be able to show you quite different aspects of Brisbane. We are so...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Learned a lot from the tour

The tour guides are very familiar with the culture and the street of Brisbane city. They have set up a good route to travel. After the tour, I found that Brisbane is such a wonderful city.More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank yamjuc
WalkBrisbane, Owner at Walk Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Yamjuc, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasue to show you around your home away from home for a few weeks, and I am so pleased to read that you learned what a wonderful city Brisbane is as a result of joining...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Amazing Brisbane Day

Hello! So i spent the Long Weekend in Brisbane, And as i travel Solo what do i do. So i took a tour with Brisbane Walk Tour and it was Amazing. My host was Rose and she was someone who is very proud of her...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank soho319
WalkBrisbane, Owner at Walk Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

HI soho319, What a lovely review; thank you so much for taking the time to share it with fellow Trip Advisors.. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time exploring Brisbane, and that you got to see our great Art scene, and other some great...More

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Barbara H
12 August 2018|
Response from soho319 | Reviewed this property |
This is a morning tour, kicks off about 9- 9.30am I believe. Very easy 3hr tour. Hope that helps
12 July 2018|
Response from Sue C | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm not sure how it compares to free tours on offer but my partner and I did it at Easter and thoroughly enjoyed it, undertaken at a good pace and we discovered so many things we would never have discovered on our own, we... More
2 April 2018|
Response from WalkBrisbane | Property representative |
Hi chrissy19512015 Yes, Brisbane City is relatively flat and wheelchair accessible. With notice we can adapt our tours to accommodate guests in wheelchairs. Lee-Anne