Find Things to do in Brisbane! Attractions, Tours & More

Apart from all the normal things you'd expect to be able to to do in a city with a million plus people, Brisbane has plenty of unique activities to keep you entertained.

At the top of the list is South Bank, with its man-made beaches and lagoons, giant TV screens, markets and museums; then there's the city botanic gardens which are a must-see; there's plenty of shopping to be done in the Queen Street mall and Fortitude Valley ('The Valley') is home to some of the best nightlife and band culture in the country where you can check out a variety of bands on their home turf (and not to mention some big international festivals and tours).

Browse through the below list of things to do in Brisbane - some of them are free and some aren't but you'll be guaranteed a fun and entertaining time no matter what your interests are.

Most Popular Things to do in Brisbane

Cruise The Brisbane River

Cruise The Brisbane River More InfoHop on board a cruise for a sightseeing journey as the Brisbane River twists and turns its way through the city of Brisbane.

During the day you’ll be able to gaze upon pretty parks & gardens, historic mansions, bustling docks and the amazing Brisbane skyline. Or go east towards Moreton Bay and take a cruise through the wrecks at Tangalooma.

Tour Brisbane City and see the sights!

Brisbane city tours More InfoThere's heaps of options for visitors to see what the city has to offer, from sightseeing tours combined with other great activities (like cruises, entrance to main attractions and transport), to free guided walks through the botanic gardens.

Go on foot, by bus, city cat or get driven in style! Make sure you see what Brisbane has to offer.

FREE things to do in Brisbane!

FREE things to do in Brisbane! More InfoBrisbane is one of those places that's fun to just explore! There's plenty of attractions around the city and beyond, but plenty more free activities to delight your day.

Visit galleries and museums for a cultural awakening, or why not grab some friends for a picnic in the park?

See Brisbane on a budget (well... no budget!).

Brisbane Experiences - activities, tours & more

Brisbane Experiences - activities, tours More InfoIf you're keen to find more tours, attractions, tickets, cruises, deals and transport options for your trip in Brisbane then don't past this comprehensive list of operators.

You can find prices, tour availability and book straight away to avoid disappointment!

Climbing Adventures

Cruise The Brisbane River More InfoSee spectacular views of the Brisbane city skyline while you climb the iconic Story Bridge, or test your abilities at the Kangaroo Point cliffs, Brisbane's best rock climbing destination.

The city is a climbers dream!

Go abseiling, indoor rock climbing or get the adrenaline pumping on a real cliff. Experienced guides make sure all the safety stuff is in check so all you have to do is... rock up!

Flying Adventures & Activities

Brisbane Flying Adventures More InfoGet a bird's eye view of Queensland's capital as you gently float through the sky in a hot air balloon, taking in the majestic sights of the scenic rim and beyond.

That not your style? Soar through the air in an old style adventure warbird, throw yourself from a plane with a friend tandom skydiving, or see the views of the city from a helicopter joy flight. See our picks for flying adventures and book a flight online.

Day Trip Beyond Brisbane

Brisbane Day Trips More InfoBrisbane is a great jumping off point to explore South East Qld's best destinations.

Take a day trip or day tour to Fraser Island, the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast or Moreton Island and see the natural beauty that Queensland has to offer, take part in some fun activities along the way and meet other travellers like yourself - you never know where the day may go!

Transport is included in most tours and you can be sure to have a great day guided by a local to all the best attractions - and not just the touristy ones.

Driving Courses & Tracks in Brisbane

Brisbane Driving courses and race tracks More InfoIf driving means more to you than just a way to get from point A to point B, then Brisbane is the city for you.

A variety of driving experiences are available that suit all rev heads, from advanced driver courses on the tarmac, to lap races in a rally car on a dirt track.

Hear the engines roar from an exotic sports car, WRX, Holden or Ford, or why not try a tour on a motorbike? The choices are endless!

Go Wild on a 4WD Tour

Brisbane 4WD Tours More InfoThere are some amazing places in South East Queensland that can only be accessed by a four wheel drive, including the dunes of Fraser Island or Moreton Bay, the scenic waterfalls and rainforest of Springbrook and the bushy hinterland areas that are, well, just fun to drive off road!

Rest assured though that a 4WD tour doesn't have to leave you holding on your seats - you can choose to go on a scenic eco tour through natural forest - the choice is yours. View our list and book your 4WD tour online.

See Australia's Theme Park Capital

Gold Coast Theme Parks More InfoIf this is your first visit to Queensland then you must take the time to visit the Gold Coast's famous theme parks.

Make a splash at 1 of the two water parks filled with gigantic slides & water rides; there's Movie World with blockbuster-themed rides and stunt shows; Sea World boasts an array of marine animal displays and ocean-themed rides; or visit Dreamworld and take on the big 7 thrill rides. Theme park tickets and multi passes are available so you can see them all!

Water Babies, Welcome Home!

Brisbane Water Activities More InfoLove to have fun in the water? Brisbane will not disappoint with the Brisbane river, man-made Streets Beach in South Bank, wrecks and dive sites at Moreton Bay and the Gold Coast beaches an hour's drive south all available to Brisbane's visitors and locals.

Find scuba diving tours, kayaking, surfing, sailing and windsurfing, you'll have plenty of things to do to make a splash! View these Brisbane water activities and book online.

Whale Watching Cruises & Tours from Moreton

Brisbane Whale Watching More InfoWatch as these majestic sea mammals make their way along the east coast of Australia from the cold Antartic waters, stopping at Moreton and Hervey Bay for some play and bonding with newborn calves.

Each year from around July to November, whale watching tours and cruises in Brisbane are available to showcase how these majestic creatures frolick in their natural habitat. Experience the wonder of getting up close to the largest mammals in the world!

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