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Everything One Must Do in Brisbane - Top Tourist Activities in Brisbane

Tipped to be one of Australia's top holiday hotspots, Brisbane offers visitors a wealth of new experiences. Here are some of the best things to do during a getaway in the city.


Stop by the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

No trip to Brisbane would be complete without a tour of the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Head to this world-renowned sanctuary which has seen the likes of Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj grace its grounds and spend some quality time with the world's cutest marsupials. As the main reason, most nature lovers head to Brisbane in the first place, the leafy and spacious confines of the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary provide the perfect home of Australia's best-loved animals.


Shop Down James Street

Often compared to London's Bond Street or New York's Fifth Avenue, James Street is the trendiest shopping street in Brisbane. Queensland's best fashion labels and internationally renowned brands are available down this exclusive part of the city. Even if one cannot afford to shop in these high-end retail outlets, popping by St Barts and Aje is a must for all travellers.


Cruise on the River

Regarded as the best way to uncover the city by day or by night, a city cat ride is a must experience highlight for all travellers holidaying in Brisbane for the first time. Meandering along the Brisbane River, the City Cat Ride passes by the city's finest bridges, tallest skyscrapers and Ferris wheels; it is a great way to uncover Brisbane's top landmarks.


Catch New Bands Live at Triffid

Whether one is a music enthusiast or not, the beer garden known as Triffid is a live music hub that's worth a visit for all travellers based in the city. Offering new talent an open stage, the eclectic musical acts that perform there have gone on to become great successes in the local music scene. The outdoor setting is also ideal for a pint if the night's entertainment is not to one's liking.


Tour the GOMA

Tipped to be one of the country's top art galleries the Gallery Of Modern Art is not just an attraction reserved for art lovers visiting the city. Showcasing the work of local and internationally celebrated artists, the interactive exhibition spaces offer travellers a welcome respite from the busy city streets of Brisbane and transport tourists to a creative sanctuary.


Wine and Dine at New Farm Park

Home to some of the most popular cafes, bard and shops in Brisbane, New Farm Park is the perfect venue to grab lunch or dinner and relax with a cuppa. Home to Brisbane's famed rose gardens, the area is also ideal for a picnic. Travellers based at hotel accommodation in Brisbane CBD in venues such as the Oaks Festival Towers or similar rests will find the trip to New Farm Park a great way to wine and dine when in Brisbane.


Sign Up for a Cooking Lesson

The Golden Pig Cooking Class and other culinary schools in Brisbane offer fantastic cooking classes, wine and beer classes as well as a range of foodie related courses for tourists with an interest in the culinary arts. Signing up for one of these engaging courses is a fantastic way to make the most of one's time in the city and pick up some skills at the same time.