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Best Places to Visit in Brisbane - enjoy the best Brisbane has to offer!

One of Australia's trendiest city's, Brisbane has everything you could want, from gourmet eateries, boutique shops, nightlife and much more! Here are some of the best places to visit in the city.


Boundary Street Night Markets

Head over to the West End and check out the Boundary Street Markets, open every Friday and Saturday night. This suburb is a hive of activity with cool bars and cafes, restaurants, and live music venues. The markets are always lively, and you can easily pick up a few trinkets, enjoy a cheap meal at one of the many food vendors, and then sit back with a cold drink in one of the many pop up bars.


Queen Street Mall

Brisbane has hundreds of great shopping malls and markets, but Queen Street Mall is definitely one you have to check out. Situated in Brisbane's CBD, Queen Street Mall is a pedestrian only arcade, lined with over 700 retail stores, cafes, bars and much more.


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The biggest Koala sanctuary in the country has got to be on top of your Australia bucket list. Entry price is affordable and for a little extra, you can have your photo taken with a koala. The park is home to over a 130 Koalas, and it's a great place to learn more about one of the country's most famous animals.



Located on the banks of the Brisbane river, just a short walk from a plethora of coffee houses, boutique stores, and several Brisbane hotels in CBD, such as the contemporary iStay River City, is Southbank. The area attracts large crowds thanks in part to the man-made beach that overlooks the city, and the surrounding parklands which host various markets, festivals and events throughout the year. You can also find the Art Gallery, Queensland Museum, Performing Arts Centre and more in the neighborhood.


Mount Cootha

For unbelievable views over the city and surrounding areas, hike up to the summit of Mount Cootha. At the top you will find the Brisbane lookout, which is onlya7km walk from the city. If you would rather avoid the walk, but still want to see the views, catch one of the buses that depart from the city centre and go straight up to the top.


City Botanical Gardens

Australians love the outdoors, and there's not one city in the country that doesn't have its own botanical garden. Brisbane's botanical garden are located within the CBD, and it's a great place to enjoy a quiet moment away from the noise of rush hour. There are several free walks that place around the garden throughout the day, and loads of events as well.


Fortitude Valley

The epicenter for nightlife in Brisbane, Fortitude Valley is located outside of the CBD and has everything you would want for a night out. There are hundreds of pubs, night clubs, live music venues and dozens of restaurants.

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