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Top Attractions in Brisbane

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What travellers are saying

  • Sarah C
    Ashtead, UK1,290 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's well worth sending a couple of hours along the South Bank, there's so much to see, mock beaches, art galleries, bridges, city vista, people watching...
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • Jessparish11
    Woking, UK52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed the visit to the sanctuary, it showcases all the classic Australian animals, koalas, platypus, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes etc.
    We pre-booked the koala hold, it was very fleeting and I was unsure if it felt a bit like a corporation of using the animals for profit, but they do conduct important koala research here, just came away a little unsure if it felt a bit more like a zoo than a sanctuary. Others have commented here how the koalas in the sanctuary are actually from a breeding program as opposed to being rescued and unable to live back in the wild.
    In general, we really enjoyed our day here.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Vicki Thomas
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing time on the City Cats. Seniors got half price. We spent a couple of hours going up the river. Comfortable seats. Great view looking at all the buildings.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • WelshSaraH89
    Blackwood, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views of the city from afar, a lovely looking cafe to have lunch at, we didn't have anything there but seemed busy. We got an uber up but found out there was a bus that goes there too so got that back down.
    Written 16 March 2024
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  • Wendy M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was very informative and interesting our guide Zac made the tour totally enjoyable. The burgers were delicious too and although I’m not a beer drinker, I enjoyed the tasting with my beer of choice being the fifty lashes
    Written 7 April 2024
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  • KBofLB
    Littleborough, UK564 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited Roma Street Parkland on a visit to Brisbane some ten years ago. I enjoyed that visit, but I noted on this occasion that there has been significant development in the meantime. The formal flower beds have been increased in size and looked wonderful. I was particularly impressed by the rainforest area and its colony of flying foxes. I managed to avoid treading on any of the abundant eastern water dragons!
    This is an essential site for visitors to Brisbane to include on their itinerary.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • humanfoodbag
    Brisbane Region, Australia41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I hadn’t visited the botanic gardens in a very long time. I visited it recently. A lot of it is as I remembered. I really enjoyed walking through the gardens. There are a lot of things to see. My favourite was the bonsai garden.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Paul Legate
    United Kingdom20,408 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Brisbane River is the longest river in South East Queensland and runs through the centre of Brisbane.

    The river is a significant focal point of Brisbane and dominates the city, a great deal of attractions in the downtown area are contentrated around the riverfront. During our stay in Brisbane we did a number of walks using the the dedicated multi-use bikeways.

    One walk was from CBD to Toowong along the Bicentennial Bikeway which runs along the river and there were some fantastic views of the Brisbane skyline and the river itself.
    Written 28 March 2024
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  • EamonBessbrook
    Belfast, UK16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Class service, but when we went to land at the Dock Side, the driver did a Star Wars skit over the tannoy about arriving at the Dark Side... he had the place in stitches, it was one of the funniest things I every heard. Every passenger left with a smile on their face. Awesome :-)
    Written 10 March 2024
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  • LMCM111
    Perth, Australia672 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely gardens, beautifully set out and delightful to walk around. Close to city and easy to access southbank. Only downside was the cyclists who obviously thought they were on a race track.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • A A
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely museum with a really interesting collection - booked a tour which was really informative and well worth it - thank you so much!
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Damon
    London, UK39 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attended the eX de Medici exhibition, great artwork and creativity. Entertainment was well organized and catered for.
    Written 10 March 2024
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