Brisbane is the largest city in Queensland; as such, there's a plethora of things to do here. For a bit of history, visit the Queensland Museum, a popular stop for tourists. Upon entering the museum, Queensland's very own dinosaur -- the 100 million-year-old Muttaburrasaurus -- greets you. What's more, an awesome humpback whale is majestically displayed overhead. The atmosphere is set for an environment of discovery, wonder and learning. The Queensland Museum resides at the Queensland Cultural Center at South Bank and presents exhibitions, including the best collection of dinosaurs in the country. Children and adults alike will find a whole day of fun here.
Another must-do is the CityCat Cruises. An inexpensive day out in Brisbane with the kids is as easy as jumping on the CityCat ferry for a cruise up and down the river. The Cat is a high-speed catamaran that travels the length of the Brisbane River from Hamilton to St. Lucia stopping regularly to pick up and set down passengers. Travel all day with unlimited stops. Picnic facilities, historic sites, shopping and restaurants can be found at various stops or, if preferred, passengers can simply enjoy the round trip cruise that takes approximately two hours.
Check out bustling Chinatown. Ornate arches denote the entrance to the Chinatown Mall, where shoppers will find a number of Oriental market stores and herbalists offering Asian delicacies. Restaurants and cafes in the mall provide a delicious variety of Asian-style cuisine, including Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Malaysian. Meanwhile, alfresco dining contributes to a relaxed atmosphere. Brisbane's Chinatown is one of the most authentic in Australia. With so many things to do, the energy of Brisbane will surely take you away.
Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets
A popular museum, great for kids, and free entry!...
Eagle Street Pier
See the city sights from the river, cheap and kid-friendly... read more
Between Wickham and Ann Streets
Busy commercial and cultural center, a must-see part of town... read more
Off Alice Street
Enjoy this oasis in the city, a beautiful park on the river... read more
A city sight and shoppers' delight... read more
708 Jesmond Road
Fig Tree Pocket
Cuddle a koala at this great research sanctuary...
373 Ann St
Between Wharf and Queen Sts
Functional Anglican cathedral with many events and concerts... read more
148 Samford Road
Steve Irwin Way
South Bank Parklands
Delve into shipping's history on the historic waterfront... read more
Innovative and exciting exhibits in Brisbane's art center... read more
Sir Samuel Griffith Drive
A scenic city view with a cafe, relaxing and beautiful... read more
160 Rochedale Road
A scenic hour-long balloon ride with a champagne breakfast... read more
Popular brewery tour with samples- remember to book ahead!... read more
Lively area with a rainforest, beach, park, and promenade... read more
Corner of Breakfast Creek Road and Newstead Avenue
Newstead Park, Breakfast Creek Rd, Newstead
Brisbane's oldest house, in the park with a river view... read more
Don't just watch, interact with koalas, kangaroos, and more!... read more
King George Square
King George Sq (Ann and Adelaide Sts)
Home to City Council, also one of the finest local buildings... read more
Various locations along the Brisbane River