21 Epic Things to Do in Brisbane (2020 Guide)

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Planning a trip to sunny Queensland? Don’t miss out on this list of the best things to do in Brisbane!

The capital of Queensland and one of Australia’s largest cities, Brisbane is a highly sought after destination for those coming Down Under.

The city is rich with history, a vibrant food scene, beautiful views and so much to do.

One of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane is named after the river that runs through the city and was chosen as a place for secondary offenders from the Sydney Colony.

Fast forward to today, and Brisbane is now a popular destination not only for visitors from overseas but for Australians looking for a fabulous city break.

The city is commonly referred to as ‘Brisvegas’ due to the incredible nightlife, food scene and attractions that give it a similar vibe to that of the American Las Vegas.

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Our Guide to the Best Things to do in Brisbane

Not only known for the nightlife, but Brisbane is also home to a multitude of lush green spaces, parks and walking trails to be enjoyed.

Explore history, art and culture in the cities many museums and galleries.

Enjoy a footy match, take in a show, visit some of the world’s best restaurants. You name it, Brisbane has got it.

Famous for not only it’s amazing climate the list of what to do in Brisbane is pretty endless.

No matter if you’re looking for the perfect outdoor holiday to enjoy the sunshine and warmth.

Or maybe you fancy a food- and drink-style holiday with friends. From the clifftop walks, beautiful river cruises, fantastic and fun activities for all.

Here is a list of 21 awesome things to do in Brisbane to make the most of your visit to this beautiful Australian city.

1) Stroll Around South Bank

A definite must-see on everyone’s things to do in Brisbane list is to take some time and stroll around South Bank.

Located at the southern end of the Brisbane river, this was the site for the Brisbane World Expo in 1988 and then opened to the public in June of 1992.

This location is home to an incredible amount of history and culture, and where you’ll find iconic spots such as the Wheel of Brisbane, The Brisbane Conservatory and amazing lush green spaces to enjoy. 

In the South Bank Cultural Precinct, you’ll find the Queensland science centre & museum, the performing arts centre and the State Library.

The South Bank Parklands covers 17 hectares with free swimming spots, rainforest parks and picnic areas all to be enjoyed for free.

Clem Jones promenade is the perfect place to take a walk with a coffee and soak in the views, over the river.

The South Bank Grand Arbour is a stunning covered walkway lined with beautiful flowers and makes for some great photographs too.

Tons of markets, restaurants, cafes and food stalls exist in this part of the city and all have some great options to choose from no matter what you’re in the mood for.

Two of the most iconic Brisbane attractions here are the Wheel of Brisbane, which is a Ferris wheel that takes you 197 ft up over south bank for perfect panoramic views of the city.

And Streets Beach, a man-made swimming hole which will make you feel as if you’re at the seaside without having ever left the city.

South Bank
South Bank

2) Wade at Wynum

Located on The Wynum Esplanade are the Wynum wading pools.

This heritage-listed pool was built in 1932 and is a huge part of Brisbane’s history.

The large pool fills with water straight from the sea at high tide and is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer’s day.

A concrete walkway/wall separates the pool from Moreton Bay and several pipes allow water right from the ocean to flow through into the pool at high tide.

A mesh fence has been installed to keep the pool free from any marine life in the ocean and a flood gate installed so at low tide the pool is still full.

Make a day of it by packing up a picnic, some lounge chairs and set off for a paddle in the pool.

Make use of the lush park space surrounding The Esplanade and stop in at any of the lovely cafes along the stretch of shoreline too.

Nearby to the wading pools in the Manly Jetty which is perfect for photographers looking to take photos.

Or if you want to get a better view out to Green Island just across the bay.

Pandanus Beach is just off to the left of the jetty and the Wynum Wading pools if you fancy looking for sea glass or want to tuck into some fab fish and chips by the seaside.

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3) Capture or Climb Story Bridge

Crossing the Brisbane river, Story Bridge is a huge part of the city’s history and one of the top things that should be on your Brisbane sightseeing list.

This steel heritage-listed bridge was opened in July of 1940 and was a toll bridge until 1947.

The Story Bridge is an iconic view of Brisbane, especially if you’re anywhere near the river, and one of the highlights for photographers visiting the city.

Catch it during the day and thousands of people cross it as part of their commute or head down as the sun is setting and capture it all lit up with the skyline behind.

If you’ve taken your photos and what to experience Story Bridge in another way, then strap into a harness and get climbing.

74 meters above the Brisbane River and with some of the best views of the city, climbing Story Bridge is possible by signing up for a tour with Story Bridge adventures.

In 2 hours adventure enthusiasts will be able to find out why this is one of the top things to do in Brisbane.

After a short brief by the Story Bridge Adventure crew, you’ll be strapped in and be on your way to the top of the bridge while getting the low down about the cities history as well as of the bridge.

Once you reach the top you’ll be gifted with 360’ views of the city and the surrounding Glasshouse Mountain range.

This is a completely unique experience that brings some of the most incredible views, but maybe not for those afraid of heights.

Story Bridge Brisbane
Story Bridge at Night

4) Space out at Sir Thomas Planetarium

Opened in 1978 and named after Sir Thomas Brisbane the governor of the New South Wales Colony in the early 1820s.

A visit to the Planetarium is one of the most out of this world things to do in Brisbane.

The Planetarium features a cosmic skydome (theatre) that seats 130 where visitors can take in different talks, video experiences and educational programs.

In the display zone, you’ll have access to artifacts and displays which include spacecraft models, a replica of Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit and even fragments of asteroids.

The Planetarium is also home to an exhibit showcasing some of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders who have shared their star knowledge for the first time.

A mini theatre where multiple different videos and space-related shows are held during the day for free and a gift shop are also on-site here.

For those who want to see Brisbane’s skies at night head to the observatory and join the astronomers of the planetarium.

Tours also take place when the weather conditions are just right on Saturday nights at the observatory where you may have the chance to see some spectacular activity in the sky.

  • Location: Mount Coot-Tha Road, Brisbane 4066
  • Hours: Monday/Tuesday Closed. Wednesday – Thursday 10 am – 4 pm. Friday – Sunday 10:45 am – 7 pm
  • Tickets: AUD$16.40 per adult and $10 for children

5) Get Out on the River

The Brisbane River is the longest river in South East Queensland and runs right through the city.

Chances are on any stay in the city you’ll find yourself somewhere with a view of this gorgeous river.

But if you want to add something unique to your list of things to do in Brisbane then make a plan to get out onto the river.

You can take to the river in a kayak with an outfitter located near Kangaroo Point.

With a local guide by your side in a kayak, you’ll paddle for nearly 2 hours learning all about the river you’re floating on and Brisbane.

It’s the perfect option for those who aren’t travelling with their own gear.

If you don’t want to get up close and personal with the river you can take a cruise with River City Cruises.

You’ll have your choice of morning, afternoon, lunch and even evening cruises to take you down the iconic river.

And for everyone travelling on a budget do yourselves a favour and hop on the Brisbane city cat.

These catamarans are the cities public transport ferry service, and also one of the fastest ways to get around the waterways.

Travellers get 30 minutes free to hop on/hop off the city hopper making it not only the perfect way to get around Brisbane but also get a little tour from the river without a high ticket cost. 

Brisbane River
Brisbane River

6) Roam Around Roma Street Parkland

After a long flight or drive to get to Brisbane, chances are you’re going to need a good walk to stretch those legs and get some fresh air.

Look no further than the beautiful Roma Street Parklands.

A 10-minute walk away from the city centre exists 16 hectares of gorgeous curated gardens, massive palm trees and stretches of paths to be enjoyed.

If you want to learn more about the Parklands join into a tour leaving from The Hub twice a day.

Or if you’re wrecked from a day of exploring hop on The Parkland Explorer.

This trackless train will take you through the lush fern gully through the meadows and around the whole park.

Public bbq’s, bike paths, dog-friendly, tons of green space, what more could you ever want from a city park?

Well from December to March there is a moonlight cinema to take advantage of, a lovely little tea house with a patio to enjoy lunch at, and the most immaculate, well-designed gardens you’ve ever seen.

7) Head out to Mount Coot-tha

The closest mountain to the city centre is the beautiful Mount Coot-Tha, less than 10km away from downtown Brisbane.

One of the highlights of visiting this spot is definitely the lookout.

From the observation deck, you’ll be able to look out over Brisbane and all the way out to Moreton Bay from almost 290m above sea level.

If you fancy a bushwalk or a mountain bike ride head to the trails, with the option to climb from the bottom all the way to the summit.

If you want something a little different from hiking you can also go horseback riding along the trails with 20km of trails to choose from.

After trekking/biking/walking/photographing relax with a sweet treat or have a meal at Kuta Cafe, or have dinner at The Summit restaurant which is a bit more upscale.

Wander through the lovely parks, take a picnic or cook up a bbq on any of the public spits here which adds to anyone’s list of reasons to visit.

Mount Coot-Tha is also where people can find the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and The Planetarium too.

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8) Get Your Art on at GOMA

Not only is the outside of the Gallery of Modern Art (aka GOMA) one of the top things to see in Brisbane the collections of art housed here are incredible.

Located near South Bank, GOMA is also part of the Queensland Cultural Centre.

Opened at the end of 2006 and the largest of its kind in Australia was also built to compliment the neighbouring Queensland Art Gallery.

GOMA has held countless exhibitions since they opened its doors to the public, including Marvel; Creating the Cinematic Universe and An Andy Warhol display.

Currently, the gallery is exhibiting a gallery called WATER which has been put together by several artists showcasing the theme of water.

Island Fashion was curated as an ode to the incredible fashions of Australia.

Peruse the Asian Art Collection, The Open Studio, The Australian Art Collection and the International Art collection just to name a few. 

9) Mosey Through the Botanical Gardens

Brisbane is lucky enough to be a city with not 1 but 2 botanical gardens.

The City Botanic Gardens are located just off Alice Street and also known as Queens Park.

While smaller, the City Gardens are still beautiful and green.

They are also open 24/7 and the perfect spot to take a picnic, a book, your dog or just a frisbee for the perfect and cheap day out in the sunshine.

Next up is the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-Tha, also with free entry and opened in 1976.

Covering over 50 hectares, you’ll be able to spend hours exploring the beautiful grounds and admiring the local and international plants and flowers.

Featuring a Japanese Garden, natural wildlife, Australian native rainforest trees and a tropical dome these Botanic Gardens are simply beautiful and should be enjoyed at a relaxed pace.

Tuck into a coffee and a cake in the quaint cafe on-site before or after exploring or bring your binoculars and try to get some bird watching in.

Dogs are sadly not allowed on site, nor is having a picnic.

But the gardens are located right next to Piedmont Park where you can do all those things before coming in to stroll the gardens.

Botanic Gardens
Tropical Dome at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens

10) Head Across the River

One of the best things to do in Brisbane will have you crossing the river either by boat or on the Pacific Motorway.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs are heritage listed cliffs and a popular recreation spot.

If you’re an avid climber head over to the cliffs on the eastern river banks, there are multiple sections for different experience levels here too and even floodlights for when it gets dark.

Also on this side of the city are is Kangaroo Point Park containing public use bbq’s, toilet facilities and benches so it’s the perfect spot to head down for a sunset bbq or a Sunday session with friends.

Rent a kayak (or bring your own) and paddle down the river while looking up at the climbers.

Head out at dusk for an awesome viewpoint of the city and Story Bridge all lit up.

This part of Brisbane also connects to the Botanical Gardens which makes it a perfect addition to any trip out to Kangaroo Point.

11) Take a Trip to Eat Street

Are you a travelling foodie? Or just someone who loves to find new and fun places to eat when you travel? Or maybe you just need to eat?

Whatever the reason behind it, you should definitely take a trip to Eat Street in Brisbane.

Located on the shore of the Brisbane River and home to over 180 entertainment and food options all in repurposed shipping containers.

Every Friday and Saturday from 4 pm -10 pm and 10 am-2 pm on Sunday head down to the historic Maritime Wharf #2 and take on any number of eateries.

Taste the flavours of the world with food stalls serving up dishes from Vietnam, Africa,  Brazil, Italy and Turkey just to name a few.

Pizzas, dumplings, Australian favourites, doughnuts, crepes, gourmet popcorn, mocktails, local beers, the options are endless.

Stop in at the multiple shops to pick up everything from gorgeous ottomans, beautiful dream catchers, local art pieces and even something for your dog!

With entry at 3$/person, it’s a no brainer to head over and eat until you need to buy bigger pants – which you can also do here! 

12) Take in a Match

Suncorp Stadium or Lang Park is where to head if you’re looking to get your sports fix while visiting Brisbane.

It was originally established in 1914 and at one time housed sports such as cycling and soccer.

Now in more recent times, spectators can take in a rugby league or union game, soccer and even take in a concert.

The atmosphere alone is something worth experiencing even if you aren’t a die-hard sports fan. For a list of what’s on at Suncorp stadium visit their website.

If you really are into sports and what to know more about the history of Suncorp Stadium book in for a tour of the premier sporting facility.

Find out fun facts about the iconic Brisbane Broncos, and even the State of Origin matches.

On the grounds of what used to be a cemetery, you’ll be taken through the stands, the field and even the dressing room to get an all-access afternoon and learn so much you never knew before about the stadium.

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13) Bottoms up at the XXXX Brewery

First sold over 140 years ago, XXXX beer is an Australian staple for any good summer bbq, Sunday at the stadium or just a night out with friends.

If you want to find out where the beer came from, why it’s named XXXX and learn to pull the perfect pint to impress your friends, why not take a brewery tour?

Visitors will even get a chance to head into the Packaging Hall to see how the beers are labelled and packaged before sending them off to bottle shops around the country.

If you want to get a taste instead of a tour, pop into the Alehouse for a great meal and a cold beer.

Gastropub dining, cold beers, pool tables and even special function rooms for private hire are all the makings of a great day out in Brisbane.

  • Location: Patent Street, Brisbane 4064
  • Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm and Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
  • Tickets: $22 per person includes a tasting and a free gift

14) Take a Day Trip to Cedar Creek

30 minutes from Brisbane and you’ll find yourself immersed in the beautiful bushland of Cedar Creek.

If you’re looking for a place to escape city life even just for a few hours without having to drive for hours then this is it!

The creek winds around from the top of Mount Glorious which is part of the D’Aguilar Ranges and continues along the creek bed all to way to Moreton Bay.

Not only is the location serene and pretty but you may even get the chance to lay your eyes on some Aussie locals.

Not people of course, but some cool animals native to Australia like kookaburra, platypus and even wallabies.

Pack up a picnic or the fixings for a sausage sizzle and use one of the half a dozen bbq spots along the riverside.

Or pack your swimmers and sit around in the cool rock pools pre or post-hike out to the falls.

The Cedar Creek area has several different trails including one that leads you to a small waterfall which is always a highlight.

Be mindful of the trail to get there and back as it can be a little bit rocky and slippery when wet.

Cedar Creek
Cedar Creek

15) Venture Down to Howard Smith Wharves

At the boundary of Brisbane City Center and Fortitude valley, you’ll find the heritage-listed Howard Smith Wharves.

Constructed in the late 1930s and also known as Brisbane Central Wharves this is a great spot to check out new and exciting entertainment in the city.

More than 80% of the site has been designated as a public space to be enjoyed by visitors who come down to this part of Brisbane.

There is even a beautiful path for cycling/walking along the river’s edge with beautiful views across the river. 

And if you want to be right in the heart of all the action the wharves have to offer there is even a hotel here.

The Fantauzzo is a luxury hotel built over 6 floors and with absolutely spectacular views.

Not only can you sleep and play here but the dining options are amazing too. From Felons Brewery to champagne sittings at Mr.Percivals.

The Greek-inspired menu at GRECA or maybe you fancy a bite to eat at Betty’s burgers, some of the best in Brisbane.

This should definitely be on your list of things to do in Brisbane if you love good food, a great atmosphere and unique night out.

16) Waltz Around the West End

The inner-city suburb of Brisbane is one full of unique and vibrant shops, cafes, restaurants and more.

The West End of Brisbane is less than 2km from the city centre and a great place to have a wander.

If you’re into street art there are tons of murals to be found and you can even hop on a free Brisbane Greeter tour to learn more and find the best murals.

If you fancy a stroll through the markets you can head to the Boundary Street Markets every Friday & Saturday for some great food.

Or stop by the Davies street market on the weekend for fresh produce and great coffee.

Looking for new views of Brisbane? Head over to Orleigh Park for fantastic views over the West End and Brisbane.

Want to get a little exercise in or try something new? Stop in at Urban Climb to test out the multiple climbing walls they have.

For something truly new and exciting, every full moon the West End hosts The West End Fire Festival full of fire spinning, music and a drum circle.

Trawl through the charming vintage stores, op-shops and lovely second-hand bookstores to come home with a few treasures.

17) Catch a Show at The Powerhouse

The Powerhouse is located at the centre of New Farm Park in Brisbane.

The park itself is lovely, with lots of green space and banyan trees for shade and for picnics and lounging, a sports oval, two tennis courts and a croquet pitch, also you’ll be a stone’s throw from the riverside.

At the Eastern end of the park, you’ll find The Powerhouse.

Housed in a refurbished power station where its name originated from and opened in 2000.

Today The Powerhouse is used as a multipurpose centre for performing arts and events in Brisbane.

The theatre space here can be rearranged to accommodate numerous types of events including concerts and dance performances.

Not only are visitors able to catch a show, a comedy night and a number of other events here there are also 2 restaurants to be enjoyed, Bar Alto and Mary Mae’s Bar & Kitchen.

On the weekends space is converted to host a farmer’s market to be enjoyed by all.

Come down and check out Space Pixels, a cool and beautiful light exhibition inspired by video games.

You can even book in for tours of the space and get a behind the scenes look at what the Powerhouse used to be and what it was like as a power station.

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18) Explore the City’s History

Tucked into the City Hall in Brisbane you’ll also find the Museum of Brisbane.

Exploring the contemporary and classic history of this city and all within a beautiful building which is also a piece of history to be admired.

The museum is open daily and entry for visitors is free, with the exception of special exhibitions.

An added bonus is the museum is open until 7 pm on Friday nights with an opportunity to join a clock tower tour.

The museum manages the City of Brisbane collection which was created in the late 1850s and houses over 5,000 pieces of local art, sculptures and ceramics.

Exhibits can change often but some current offerings include Women in Architecture, which uncovers the relationship between practice and innovation in the industry.

Walking with Vida is a walking tour that will take you through the prominent women throughout Brisbane’s history as you step back in time.

Stay up to date with the events and exhibits at the Museum of Brisbane by visiting their website.

A nice little addition to the museum is the option of 2 cafes from which to choose.

Visit Commix Espresso for a coffee or even for lunch or stop into The Shingle Inn.

Located on the ground floor of City Hall, The Shingle Inn is actually a recreation of one of Brisbane’s most loved and oldest cafes which was opened in 1936.

19) Take on a Flightless Skydive

One of the most gravity-defying things to do in Brisbane involves making a trip to iFlyWorld.

Instead of heading up into the clouds in a plane you can get the thrill of a skydive without having to take that plunge.

At iFlyWorld you’ll be in the capable hands of a knowledgeable and trained instructor who will give you the safety rundown and how the experience works before suiting up and trying it yourself.

Your instructor will then take you into the wind chamber and then your session will begin.

Everyone will get 1 hour in the chamber and get 2 occasions to try flying. Additional hours can be purchased when you register for your time slot too.

While it is similar to a skydive, you won’t be jumping into the tunnel from any height. Instead, you’ll be lifted by the air below you and allowed to float on the controlled air flowing in the chamber.

No experience is necessary. Just a keen sense of adventure and closed-toed shoes and you’ll be off into the sky (sort of) in no time).

For more details and to book visit their website.

20) Head to the Seaside

Shornecliffe Pier is North of the city centre and a lovely slice of history that has been restored.

First opened in 1884 the pier was originally built for incoming ferry services and continued on like that for decades.

In the early 2000s, the city was set to tear down the pier but the community banded together to have it restored in 2012.

The newly refurbished pier was opened again to the public in March 2016.

Extending nearly 350 m out into Bramble Bay, the pier is the largest of its kind in Brisbane and the longest in all of Australia.

While this may be just a pier to some it is also the start-off point for the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race and draws incredible crowds for this annual maritime event.

This stretch of beachside connects Shornecliffe, Brighton and Sandgate which makes for the perfect seaside day out.

Indulge in the freshest seafood, watch the windsurfers take on the swells at sea or even try it yourself.

Sit out at one of the many cafes looking over the ocean as the sunrises or grab a drink with friends and watch the sunset.

Hit up the Sandgate Golf club for a round or two, go pub hopping in the afternoon or scour the countless op-shops for that hidden treasure. 

Shornecliffe Pier
Shornecliffe Pier

21) Check out the Koala’s at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Founded in 1927, Lone Pine is the World’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary.

Originally opened during a time when koalas were being killed for use of their fur, the sanctuary was taking in sick, injured and orphaned koalas.

Founded by Mr. Claude Reid, who saw a need for a place to care for and protect this iconic Australian species, Lone Pine was created as a place to keep them protected and prospering.

Covering 11 acres, visitors can not only see koalas here but also wombats, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, and various types of reptiles and local birds.

There are opportunities to get up close and personal with the koala’s here with the supervision of trained and experienced staff here at the sanctuary.

Or you can explore the sanctuary and join in on different animal talks and shows throughout the day.

The team at Lone Pine Koala sanctuary have dedicated their lives to the research and education of koalas and all the animals also residing here.

Their aim is to keep the safe and sustainable space they have created as a means to protect all animals who cannot protect themselves.

They pride themselves on being a teaching sanctuary, and one that promotes the social initiative.

For example, creating a volunteer program for people to learn more about the animals and what they can do to be protected.

In addition to offering visitors a chance to see these animals in a safe space, there are also different events hosted here like yoga mornings, children’s activities and school programs on offer.  

  • Location: 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket QLD 4069 
  • Hours: 9 am – 5 pm Daily
  • Tickets: $42 per adult and $25 for children

Brisbane City Guide

Now that you know what to do in Brisbane we want to help you make your other plans as well by sharing the best accommodations and places to eat in the city.

Best Accommodation – Where to Stay in Brisbane

This buzzing capital city of Queensland is one of the most visited in the country.

With a list a mile long of what to do in Brisbane you’ll want somewhere to rest your weary feet after a long day of exploring.

From luxurious resorts with incredible amenities to the perfect social backpackers for those on a budget, the city has it all.

Best Hostel in Brisbane – Bunk

Bunk Brisbane is right in the heart of Fortitude Valley boasting a fun and social atmosphere for all their guests.

This backpackers hosts a nightly meet and greet in the onsite bar called Birdies so guests can mix and mingle together after checking in.

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Brisbane – Gambaro Hotel

Located less than 5 minutes from Suncorp Stadium the Gambaro is a boutique hotel with a gorgeous selection of rooms and suites.

All rooms come kitted out with triple-play entertainment systems, spacious layouts and a lot of the rooms here offer lovely balconies to enjoy the views.

Dig into beautiful seafood dishes at the restaurant on-site or treat yourself to a meal at Blackhide Steakhouse in the restaurant as well.

No matter what has brought you to Brisbane you’ll want to keep coming back for this hotel.

Best Luxury Hotel in Brisbane – The Westin Brisbane

The Westin Brisbane with views of the river, a prime location and world-class accommodation is the perfect slice of luxury in the city.

This 5-star hotel offers guest rooms with floor to ceiling windows, several restaurants, a fitness centre and the Heavenly Spa by Westin.

Gorgeous details run their way through every inch of the hotel making it the perfect oasis after a day taking on all the Brisbane attractions you want to see and more.

Best Restaurants in Brisbane

Brisbane is home to a range of different people and different cultures making the city a melting pot for all kinds of different cuisines.

From daily freshly caught seafood with views of the river to pub gardens for all to enjoy the gorgeous sunshine.

Brisbane has to offer and a ton of other options for every budget.

You’ll have endless options for fueling up before/after a day of Brisbane sightseeing.

BUDGET – Melt Brothers

Using only the freshest of ingredients the brothers behind Melt Brothers have created the perfect place for cheese lovers, especially those on a budget with nothing on the menu going for more than $10.

Do yourselves a favour and try the M.C Cheesy mac & cheese or the Shake that Hass toastie.

MID-RANGE – BillyKart West End

BillyKart West End is set under the largest green wall (covered in plants, herbs etc) in the Southern Hemisphere and home to fresh bistro-style dishes.

Pop in for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or even just a drink with friends Billykart has it all.

LUXURY – Customs House

With spectacular views of Story Bridge, Customs House is a brilliant restaurant that does not spare anything for its guests.

Come for a special holiday meal, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Brunch or just treat yourself to a meal.

Queensland Snapper, mushroom Tarte Tatin, and grilled Mooloolaba prawns are just a few of the delectable items on the menu here.

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