Buzzing with an edgy arts scene, hip dining culture and wildlife attractions, Brisbane is fast becoming one of Australia’s most energetic cities. So pack your bags, grab your sunnies and get ready for some family fun in the capital city of Queensland!

Exploring by Foot and Ferry

Soak in the city’s welcoming weather by cruising down the Brisbane River. One of the best ways to explore the city is on this unusual form of public transport: the CityCat ferry. Take to the water and breeze around the riverside and inner city suburbs from St Lucia to Hamilton.

Enjoy panoramic city views from the open-air deck, which definitely beats the view from behind a car windscreen and plan your stops along the route to experience some of Brisbane’s trendiest suburbs. Feel like taking it easy? Stay put! A complete loop on the CityCat will show you most of the city and its stunning skylines. A local’s tip: it’s best to sit out front on a fine day to feel the fresh river breeze on your face.

Look out for the magnificent Story Bridge and time yourself for a Selfie!

If you would rather go exploring by foot, book a walking tour with a Brisbane Greeter, a free public service to show you the best of Brisbane. Led by local volunteers, they will navigate with you through the numerous city or riverside precincts.

Shop, eat and play on repeat!

Queen Street Mall

A heady mix of international boutiques, flagship stores and Australian labels, Queen Street Mall is a pedestrian mall located at the heart of the city. This shopping precinct is packed with more than 700 retailers so be ready to shop your hearts out

Boutique shopping at James Street, Fortitude Valley

With more than 130 stores calling this strip home, shop from top to bottom to find flagships, local boutiques and Brisbane designer items.

Streets Beach, Southbank Parkland

Pack your swimmers and join the locals to take a dip at Australia’s only city beach, Streets Beach

Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Southbank Parklands

Visit GOMA for the latest curated contemporary art pieces from around the world. GOMA
27 May – 3 September 2017:
Visit GOMA for Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe
This is a specially curated exhibition for GOMA where more than 500 artworks from Marvel’s
archives and private collections, with iconic objects such as Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield
and Iron Man’s armour will be featured. This is 1 exhibition that all Marvel fans cannot miss!

Eat Street Markets, Northshore

If you are there on Friday or Saturday, we recommend that you take the City Cat to Nothrshore Wharf and head to Eat Street Markets (4pm-10pm), a container wharf that has been transformed to a food and retail container market experience!