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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Great for dining, City Cat ride along the river for the best experience of the Brisbane River. ”
  • 452 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Art Gallery
“We love GOMA! It's a must for Art lovers. A easy 20min walk from downtown Brisbane. ”
  • 247 locals recommend
Theatre
“Brisbane's official performing arts venue. See ballets, plays and musicals. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic and Natural Science exhibits. Plenty of activities of children and adults, alike!”
  • 87 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Gorgeous walk through the Gardens right in the centre of the city and on the banks of the Brisbane River.”
  • 99 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Performing Arts Venue
“The main pedestrain Mall in the City runs from George Street to Edward Street over two huge city blocks. Features major shopping centres, department stores, restaurants, eateries etc. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Observation wheel offering city views Enclosed gondolas carry visitors 200 feet into the air day & night for panoramic views of Brisbane.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Some of the great advantages of visiting the galleries and museums is they are air conditioned, well maintained and they are free! After walking to South Bank from the Queen Street Mall, the museums and galleries were a welcome sight for my eyes and feet. The Gallery of Modern Art is great because they have constantly changing exhibits and a wonderful guided tour led by some very knowledgeable volunteer guides. In addition, there are interactive areas where you and your children are encouraged to participate, such as a long table full of legos and a great spiral slide that leads from the third floor to the first floor. Actually, both of those are not limited to children participation as I ”
  • 41 locals recommend
History Museum
“Check out what is on. Can have some very interesting exhibitions. Can do a tour of the City Hall.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Casino
“The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino that also houses 6 restaurants, 5 bars, and a nightclub”
  • 30 locals recommend
Convention Center
“If you're here for an event, chances are it will be hosted at the convention centre. Great venue with plenty of food options nearby”
  • 35 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Southbank and the Arts precinct is a must when visiting Brisbane. Queensland Art Galley & Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Museum are highlights of the area. QPAC has an excellent section of live performances both music and stage. Take a walk through the Southbank Parklands or stroll the Sunday markets open every weekend 10am-4pm. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This weekly market is held Saturdays from 6am to 2pm. Stalls include produce, prepared food, clothing, hats, jewellery, homewares, and so on.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Myer Centre is located in the heart of Brisbane's CBD fronting the highly successful Queen Street Mall. Home to Myer, Target, Event Cinemas, Coles Central and Lincraft and more than 170 specialty stores, The Myer Centre Brisbane is located above an underground bus interchange, which is Brisbane's busiest transport hub.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The riverside City Botanic Gardens are Brisbane's original botanic gardens. Attractions at the gardens include the Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds and more. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Library
“Thoughtful architectural gem that overflows with fabulous nooks. Brilliant events calendar, exhibitions, the world's tiniest cinema crannies, and good cafes. On the riverside. ”
  • 38 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Casino
“The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino that also houses 6 restaurants, 5 bars, and a nightclub”
  • 30 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Great restaurants and bars, right on the riverside, and walking distance to Brisbane's CBD. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pub
“Great spot for a steak and good food, also great for drinks. A little bit out of the city but a good spot to catch the ferry to for some lunch by the river. Also close to Mt Cootha.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Cafe
“This restaurant has been going for 15 years. Food has maintained it's 5 start standard and service treats you like royalty. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Julius is like travelling to a European restaurant, with the predominantly Italian staff who are attentive and high energy, you are guaranteed a great meal. Tip is to make a booking as they are popular amongst locals and there is often a line up to get seated. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A fresh authentic Greek family restaurant with a warm and exposed village style decor, popular with locals. 13 minutes walk.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Lychee Lounge has remained an expression of innovation for fifteen years, offering discerning cocktail seekers and taste testers a unique bar and dining experience in the heart of West End, securing itself as a truly great cocktail venue in Brisbane.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Brewery
“Craft beers and homebrews, plus international share platters, in an artful, industrial-chic setup. Has a nice outdoor beer gardens feel crossed with a bit of a laneway feel. 15 minute walk.”
  • 22 locals recommend

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