Brisbane might not have the wow factor of Sydney or the edginess of Melbourne, but Australia’s third largest city still has plenty going for it. From the nation’s only man-made inner-city beach to some of the nation’s best cultural institutions, with thriving food and craft beer scenes to boot, Brisbane is packed with enough attractions to keep visitors on their toes.
One of the best things about visiting Brisbane is the density of attractions in the city’s heart, which makes sightseeing a cinch, particularly if you’re short on time, and love to explore new cities on foot. Here are six standouts within walking distance from the city centre.
Just north of South Bank, the Queensland Cultural Centre encompasses a cluster of the city’s top cultural institutions including the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), the Queensland Museum and the State Library of Brisbane. Spend a morning exploring the museum and galleries before catching an afternoon performance at QPAC, with South Bank’s restaurants offering plenty of lunch options.