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Things to do in Highgate Hill

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
“Southbank in Brisbane is a reclaimed area that was originally docks. This is now the entertainment leisure centre of Brisbane. With a beach pool and heaps of water activities, walking trails, biking tracks, restaurants, cinemas and more, there is something for everyone here. Visit the markets on a Friday night, Saturday or Sunday in the main walking street in Southbank for some great products, or just hang out at the local with a cool beer, live music and great atmosphere. ”
  • 458 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A great place to immerse yourself in culture. Ever changing exhibits and always something fun for the kids to do in their own section of the gallery ”
  • 249 locals recommend
Theater
“Known as Q PAC Lots of musicals playing all year round. Lots of places to eat & have a drink. If you buy a show ticket, can also select to pay for a parking spot at the same time.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“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. Queen Street Mall has long been considered Brisbane’s city heart – a place to meet up with friends and family, and to seek entertainment and fun.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic and Natural Science exhibits. Plenty of activities of children and adults, alike!”
  • 87 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Enjoy a walk in the beautiful botanic gardens and walk by the river You can also wander in the QUT university campus easy access from the city”
  • 100 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.”
  • 51 locals recommend
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
History Museum
“Check out what is on. Can have some very interesting exhibitions. Can do a tour of the City Hall.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“A great place to swim (there is a beach!), eat and drink or catch a show - one of Brisbane’s best hotspots.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Casino
“The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino that also houses 6 restaurants, 5 bars, and a nightclub”
  • 30 locals recommend
Convention Center
“If you're here for an event, chances are it will be hosted at the convention centre. Great venue with plenty of food options nearby”
  • 35 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This weekly market is held Saturdays from 6am to 2pm. Stalls include produce, prepared food, clothing, hats, jewellery, homewares, and so on.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Library
“Thoughtful architectural gem that overflows with fabulous nooks. Brilliant events calendar, exhibitions, the world's tiniest cinema crannies, and good cafes. On the riverside. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Myer Centre is located in the heart of Brisbane's CBD fronting the highly successful Queen Street Mall. Home to Myer, Target, Event Cinemas, Coles Central and Lincraft and more than 170 specialty stores, The Myer Centre Brisbane is located above an underground bus interchange, which is Brisbane's busiest transport hub.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pub
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“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

Top restaurants

Casino
“The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino that also houses 6 restaurants, 5 bars, and a nightclub”
  • 30 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
Pedestrian Plaza
“Great restaurants and bars, right on the riverside, and walking distance to Brisbane's CBD. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Cafe
“This restaurant has been going for 15 years. Food has maintained it's 5 start standard and service treats you like royalty. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Julius is like travelling to a European restaurant, with the predominantly Italian staff who are attentive and high energy, you are guaranteed a great meal. Tip is to make a booking as they are popular amongst locals and there is often a line up to get seated. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A fresh authentic Greek family restaurant with a warm and exposed village style decor, popular with locals. 13 minutes walk.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Lychee Lounge has remained an expression of innovation for fifteen years, offering discerning cocktail seekers and taste testers a unique bar and dining experience in the heart of West End, securing itself as a truly great cocktail venue in Brisbane.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“If you love tasty Greek food and are seeking a cheap sit down dinner then this is the place for you. Most dishes are under $15 with quick service, and BYO wine (with corkage $2). A great place to start your night before venturing off to explore the latest nightlife Brisbane has to offer.”
  • 12 locals recommend

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