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1. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 7y

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I need suggestions of how to fill in a day in Brisbane before catching a flight in the early evening :)

2. Posted by johannacam (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Hi there

Here would be my recommendations:

The centre of Brisbane is relatively small so you can easily explore on foot. There is also a bus that does a loop of the city if you prefer not to walk. The key sites are the two Botanical Gardens (organised walking tours every day except Sunday), and the River (you can take a cruise down the river on a Sea Cat which runs from 6am to 10.30pm from a huge range of locations)

Mount Coot-tha Look out - 7km outside of Brisbane, offers a fabulous view over Brisbane. The summit restuarant here is good for lunch as the view is stunning. Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mt Coot-tha
07 3369 9922

Southbank is well worth a visit:
Parklands - good for people watching, strolling by the river or using the public Barbeques.
Little Stanley Street - al fresco dining
South Bank Beach - a man made beach

Queen street mall - best for shopping, pedestrianised zone, variety of shops, cafes etc
Shopping in Paddington, Paddington Antique Centre ( a converted cinema)

Fortitude valley is famous for Brisbane's nightlife and particularly its live music scene. Worth heading here in the evening.

Where to eat

The Brisbaners will tell you that the restaurants here are fantastic and much cheaper than Melbourne or Sydney (and some would say less pretentious) So this could be the place to push the boat out and have a really nice meal.

Simple Pleasures Bistro and Bar - Award winning fine dining. Book ahead. Shop 7 2060 Moggill Rd Kenmore
T 3378 9466
Eagle Street Pier - a good spot for restaurants and there is also a market here. Try Pier Nine 07 3226 2100 or Michael's Riverside 07 3832 5522
Caxton Street - great seafood restaurants

or why not take a day trip to

Moreton Bay day trip
Have a drink in one of the old pubs - Grand View hotel or Full Moon hotel

Have a lovely day.

Kind Regards

Johanna -snip-

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

3. Posted by iloveoz (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

I was in Brisbane for two days and have a few suggestions:

Museums: If you're into art, Brisbane has some great museums that are definitely worth checking out. I was impressed by the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery Modern Art (and I've been to some nice museums around the world) and they're both free. Those are the only two I can vouch for, but there are a several others in the area that look interesting.

Brisbane City Hall and clock tower: The building was pretty cool if you like architecture, and you can take the lift to the top of the clock tower. I thought it was worth the price of admission: free! When I was there they had a small exhibition of glass art, which was amazing.

Botanic Gardens: The park is nothing to write home about, but it's nice to walk around if you have some time to kill. Again, it's free.

Treasury Casino

River Cruises: I didn't do one but they looked fun.

I think Brissy gets a bad rap--maybe because there's no awe factor or major attractions as in Sydney or Melbourne--but I found it to be a very clean and walkable city. You can just take a walk downtown and have a nice time. :)

4. Posted by Mikey85 (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

:) defo mout cootha lookout! great views!!