See and Do in Brisbane
Expats will find Brisbane’s relaxed atmosphere makes it a natural choice for holidaymakers. Filled with attractions and within easy access of Australia's east coast resorts and theme parks on the Pacific Motorway, leisure and pleasure are two cornerstones of the city’s civic character.
Surfers flock to the centre in anticipation of better access to the Sunshine Coast in the north, and the nearby national parks, as well as the centrally located artificial beach, make for ideal family fun in the sun.
Recommended attractions in Brisbane
Named after the suburb of Woolloongabba in which it is located, this famous cricket ground offers locals and visitors alike great entertainment from sport to music and greyhound racing.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is not only home to Australia’s unofficial cute and cuddly mascot but also to kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, Tasmanian Devils and various species of reptiles as well as bird life. The sanctuary has the impressive distinction of being the world's oldest and largest koala sanctuary.
Queensland Maritime Museum
Founded in 1971, the Queensland Maritime Museum contains large-scale exhibitions featuring historic sailing ships, cruise liners and tankers; as well as a library containing artefacts, documents and original maritime photographs.
As one of Brisbane’s most popular attractions, The South Bank is a jam-packed central district that features Australia’s only man-made beach and lagoon alongside parklands, rainforest walks, barbeque areas and cultural centres.
The Story Bridge stretches across the Brisbane River; connecting Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point. Visitors with strong stomachs and nerves of steel can climb to the top for a reward of breathtaking cityscapes.
Sea World offers marine attractions, rides, shows and much more while elegantly toeing the line between entertainment and education. Interactive tours and an amazing aquarium are only two of the essential highlights.