Attractions in Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane, Australia: historical buildings – modern skyscrapers and many sights

When you reach the Queensland capital, Brisbane, during your dream trip to Australia, it will be easy for you to make the most of your stay. Enjoy lush parks, the relaxed lifestyle, cultural sights, first-class wines, good restaurants and a varied nightlife.

The city with 1.4 million inhabitants is also called “Brissie” by its inhabitants and is a good starting point for tours in the surrounding area. Three hundred sunny days a year ensure “Summer in the city” almost all year round. In the middle of the city you can bathe in water landscapes with free entry or sunbathe on Kodak Beach.

The Story Bridge has the best view of the Brisbane skyline.

Brisbane highlights

  • Southbank Parklands: There are many outdoor cafes and restaurants along the sandy lagoon. Large and small stages are the location of diverse cultural events. Twice a week there is a market where local artisans sell their products.
  • Gondwana Rainforest Sanctuary: Here you can get a first impression of the tropical rainforest
  • Queensland Cultural Center: European and Australian art is presented here. The museum provides information about the history, flora and fauna of Queensland.
  • Botanical Garden: It is the oldest public park in Queensland and serves as the green lung of Brisbane.
  • Queens Street Mall: In these 500 shops, cafes and restaurants you can bridge the time of a subtropical thunderstorm with an extensive shopping tour.
  • General Post Office: One of Brisbane’s major historic buildings and is a Victorian gem dating from 1871.
  • St. Stephens Cathedral: was built in 1874
  • City Hall: from its 91 meter high tower you can enjoy a fantastic view over the city and the loop of the Brisbane River
  • Old Government House: the former residence of the governor can be visited daily.
  • Parliament House: Guided tours Monday through Friday when there are no parliamentary sessions.
  • Catamaran excursion to Moreton Island: The island is one of the largest sand islands in the world and a large part of the area belongs to the Moreton Island National Park. The hiking trails lead along the beaches, rocky headlands and lagoons. You can swim and watch countless birds. Queensland’s first lighthouse from 1857 is also on the island.

Attractions in Brisbane, Australia