Essential Brisbane Experiences

Brisbane is a town of many talents. It is the Capital of Queensland, the third-largest city in Australia and it’s famous for a range of things including its friendly locals and its epic nightlife. There are so many reasons to visit this wonderful northern city, and so few excuses not to! Once you’ve bought your travel insurance policy and accommodation, the only thing to do is figure out what you have to do while you’re there. With so many attractions and experiences on offer, it’s wise to make a list so you don’t miss out on anything. We’re here to help, with a range of essential Brisbane experiences!

Morton Island

A little way off the coast of Brisbane is charming Morton Island. Perfect for a day trip or a few days’ sojourn, Morton Island is a paradise of blue waters, peaceful fishing boats and white sands. Make sure you taste the iconic Morton Bay Bugs!

Fortitude Valley

For a night you’ll never remember, Fortitude Valley is THE place to go. Boasting some of the country’s best dance DJs and nightclubs, ‘The Valley’, as the locals call it, has given birth to a vibrant and passionate music scene among Brisbane’s young and young at heart.

Queen St Mall

For the best in local and international designers, Queen Street Mall is the place to shop till you drop. Brisbane is home to some truly talented Aussie designers, and with more entering the industry each year it’s plain to see why the city is such an up-and-coming juggernaut.

Australia Zoo

Founded by the late Steve Irwin as a sanctuary and observation area for Aussie animals, the Australia Zoo is his legacy to the country and the world. Get up-close and personal with a croc and cuddle a koala as you take in the good work he did.

Theme Parks

Smack bang between Brisbane and Surfer’s Paradise lie the theme parks of the Gold Coast, an easy day trip from Brisbane and a guaranteed good time for the entire family. Visit MovieWorld, Dreamworld, Seaworld and Wet ’n Wild for an adrenalin-fuelled adventure!

Queensland Art Gallery

A surprising array of old and new, indigenous and non-indigenous, classic and modern art coexists in this innovative gallery. Featuring not only the best that Queensland has to offer, but also some of the finest work in the country, this is a cultural hit not to be missed.

A Sporting Event at Suncorp Stadium

Brisbane is a city of sport-lovers, and whether it’s an ice-cold beer while you’re watching the cricket or a scarf-clad crowd screaming their lungs out at the AFL, there’s something special about watching sport in this impressive stadium. Make sure you bring your best yelling voice and buckets of enthusiasm—you’ll be sure to fit in!

Brisbane truly does have something to offer everyone. It’s the diversity of this city, as well as the friendliness of the locals and the beauty of its natural surrounds that make it such a consistent favourite. So what are you waiting for? Book your Brisbane accommodation and find out for yourself.


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