For all those live music lovers, the Triffid is a must visit. Nurturing new talent while also attracting bigger artists, it has music on offer each night of the week and an outdoor beer garden perfect for the Brisbane climate.
Considered one of Australia’s finest art galleries, GOMA allows you to get creative, interactive and involved with local and international artists’ showcased works. Prepare for a day of being in awe of inspiring, mesmerising and genius art.
This trendy, fashion hub of Brisbane is where you’ll find the chicest shops. From trendy Queensland label Aje to the luxe St Barts lifestyle store, it’s worth visiting even if you can only window-shop. Pop in for a drink and charcuterie platter at Gerard’s Bar for some sustenance.
For only a few dollars, take a joyride along the Brisbane River to witness the entirety of Brisbane. From ferris wheels, skyscraper buildings, beautifully architecturally designed bridges and luscious parks, the City Cat is the best way to see Brisbane.
For a little slice of France in Albion, head to Vieille Branche. This French concept store has vintage furniture, homewares and knick knacks, a café, cheese shop and garden nursery all in one. They also run a selection of creative workshops throughout the year.
You’ll find most New Farm locals at the markets on Saturday morning, collecting their fruit and veg and gourmet treats. Make sure you grab some tasty samples while strolling the markets.
Filled with boutique shops and vintage stores, La Trobe Terrace is one of the best shopping strips in Brisbane. If you need a post-shopping refreshment then pop in for an afternoon drink (or champagne breakfast) at Darling & Co.
This is foodie heaven. Located by the Brisbane River in Hamilton, Eat Street Markets are not to be missed. Open from Friday to Sunday, they are filled with every flavour from under the sun. Think doughnut fries and decadent milkshakes to Malaysian street food and woodfired pizzas.
As soon as you walk through the door at Lefty’s, its like you’ve stepped into a Nashville Honky Tonk. Enjoy this bar with its live country and folk music and western charm. While listening to the many great acts, grab a whisky sour with freshly squeezed apple juice: it’s their specialty.
Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens are lush and tropical, thanks to the city’s warm climate. Positioned on the edge of the Brisbane River, the City Botanic Gardens provide tranquillity next to Brisbane’s bustling CBD.
If you’re feeling active then head to Ceder Creek Trail for a bushwalk followed by a dip at Ceder Creek rock pools. Be sure to pack a picnic, as it’s deep in the bush!
For a visit to galleries, museum, theatre or a dip in the man-made Streets Beach, head to Brisbane’s cultural precinct. With stunning views across the river and onto Brisbane’s CBD, Southbank offers a selection of activities and some of the city’s best restaurant and bars. If you haven’t tried the infamous Doughnut Time, it’s a must try at Southbank.
Head to Brisbane Lookout at Mount Coot-tha to see a panoramic views of Brisbane, all the way out to Moreton Bay. It really is breathtaking — whether you choose to drive up to the lookout, or hike!