Brisbane Sightseeing Tours
You can see most of Brisbane in a week or so and the best way to get around the city is on foot. The CBD itself isn't huge and if you're even modestly fit you'd have no trouble seeing pretty much everything there is to see — namely the River, City Botanic Gardens, Queen Street Mall, South Bank and Roma Street Parklands. For more places to explore in Brisbane, check out our comprehensive Brisbane destinations section.
A hop on, hop off shuttle bus does a loop of the CBD every 15 minutes or so, so there's always vehicular backup if your legs get too tired. Volunteer guides offer free walking tours of the two Botanic Gardens every day except Sundays. The Brisbane CityCats and ferries are another great way to see the city. In the early days the river was the main form of transport, so most of the important historical sites can be reached from the water.
If you want to see a bit more of the city and suburbs, or venture down to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, or Fraser Island, your best bet is on an organised tour. We've listed some of the most popular Brisbane tours below — you can book them all online.
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Book this tour for a visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first and largest Australian Wildlife sanctuary where you can cuddle a cute marsupial mammal, followed by a drive to the scenic lookout at Mount Coot-tha to enjoy city and Moreton Bay views.
Enroute you will see the famous XXXX Brewery and Suncorp Stadium. Includes transport and admission to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha Scenic Lookout.
Learn about the history of this fast growing cosmopolitan centre set on the Brisbane River.
This is a Half Day Tour from 9.15am-12.15pm.
Enjoy a sky-high experience on the Wheel of Brisbane with panoramic views. You will see the River City from the water aboard a comfortable cruise boat enroute to arts precinct, Southbank Parklands.
This 3 hour historical tour of Brisbane focuses on the drama and turmoil of the city's history, highlighting intriguing crime stories and criminal tales. Join your friendly and knowledgeable guide for a detailed look at the criminal roots that first took place with the establishment of Brisbane's original penal colony, then spread throughout the underbelly of the city.
This Brisbane crime tour will wind up in one of the city's best hidden pubs where you'll be able to sample a tasty beer or three, capping off the experience in comfort and style.
Brisbane Tours — See the city and surrounds