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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind.”
  • 444 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Art Gallery
“Brisbane's modern art museum hosting large scale exhibitions of well known and emerging artists. A beautifully designed space and a must visit in Brisbane.”
  • 242 locals recommend
Zoo
“Very Australian and if you want to cuddle a koala then this is the place. You can catch the ferry.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Street Food Gathering
“Food stalls from all around the world with lots of avenues of live music. Large car park.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Theater
“Brisbane's perfoming arts centre in the Southbank precinct, overlooking the Brisbane river.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“QueensPlaza is the glitzy home to high-end brands and Queensland’s flagship five-storey David Jones department store. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Museum
“well worth a visit! great for kids and adults and right across the road from sountbank”
  • 85 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Amazing gardens with playground, ponds, walking and bicycle tracks, flower display, Sunday markets, live music and shows. Family friendly in every way! ”
  • 96 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Mountain
“Brisbane Lookout is a "must see" for all visitors to Brisbane with breathtaking panoramic views of Brisbane City out to Moreton Bay.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of the largest shopping malls, one can shopping, enjoy food and watch movies inside.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful city garden perfect to wander in or take a picnic with the family and relax by the lake. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Observation wheel offering city views Enclosed gondolas carry visitors 200 feet into the air day & night for panoramic views of Brisbane.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Great games, great bands & artists Bali Villa is in the Suncorp parking zone, and you can walk to the stadium ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Pet Service
“New farm park is a popular spot for families, with enough amusements to keep little ones busy all day. The historic Brisbane Powerhouse, situated right next to New Farm Park, is also a must-see, playing host to live arts, weekend farmers markets and moonlight cinema (seasonal). ”
  • 100 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Park
“A beautiful spot along the Brisbane River! BBQ areas, children’s playgrounds, adventure centre (which includes activities like kayaking, abseiling, cycling etc)! If you feel up to the challenge, try walking up the Kangaroo Point cliff stairs (there’s 100+ steps) in the cliff face and a fantastic Italian restaurant at the top of those stairs, awesome for lunch, dinner or sundowners! ”
  • 69 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Art Gallery
“Some of the great advantages of visiting the galleries and museums is they are air conditioned, well maintained and they are free! After walking to South Bank from the Queen Street Mall, the museums and galleries were a welcome sight for my eyes and feet. The Gallery of Modern Art is great because they have constantly changing exhibits and a wonderful guided tour led by some very knowledgeable volunteer guides. In addition, there are interactive areas where you and your children are encouraged to participate, such as a long table full of legos and a great spiral slide that leads from the third floor to the first floor. Actually, both of those are not limited to children participation as I ”
  • 41 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Eleven Rooftop bar is the place to experience Brisbane's nightlife from above and within. As it is an upmarket venue you must wear smart casual or you may not get let in - great atmosphere, the drinks are reasonably priced, friendly staff and fantastic views!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Cloud land is beautiful, even if you pop in for a cocktail just to say you’ve been there, Thursday night is Salsa night. Every other day featuring an Italian restaurant for lunch and dinner, this is most definitely a place to visit!! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Casino
“The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino that also houses 6 restaurants, 5 bars, and a nightclub”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pub
“Great spot for a steak and good food, also great for drinks. A little bit out of the city but a good spot to catch the ferry to for some lunch by the river. Also close to Mt Cootha.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little bar with indoor and outdoor areas. Particularly great on Sundays for a sess in the sunshine with live tunes from a local DJ.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Best steak in brisbane and the largest range of rums with a dedicated rum bar”
  • 38 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Music venue run by one of the lads from Powderfinger. Live music in converted Airport Mechanical Hanger. Great atmosphere and lovely bar food.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“An iconic Brisbane waterfront precinct, Eagle Street Pier is home to world class dining options with unrivaled views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

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