Experience what to do in Brisbane with this range of great activities and attractions! Make the most of the great weather in Brisbane city and escape your hotel or your Gold Coast accommodation to experience all the great offerings Brisbane, Australia provides. Located in sunny Queensland, the Brisbane CBD hosts a fantastic shopping destination and great restaurants, or make your way to the Brisbane markets for farmers produce and handicrafts. A day tour to Tangalooma is also a must in Brisbane.
Across the Brisbane River you will find South Bank buzzing with more markets, restaurants, a man-made beach, festivals and events. If you have the time, get a car rental from Brisbane or book a bus transfer and make your way down south to the Gold Coast theme parks. There are just so many answers to what to do in Brisbane so before you head back to the airport, have a look through our Brisbane guide of things to do and start planning today. In addition, for more information on what to do in Queensland as a whole, check out our state page!
Getting Around Brisbane
Getting around the city of Brisbane is very easy as the CBD is flat and condensed. Therefore it is possible to get around to many of the city’s areas simply by walking or riding a bike can easily access many areas. The other areas are easily accessible through a variety of means.
Walking and cycling
It is easy to cycle around Brisbane city, as there are many bicycle paths along the river, which make for splendid views. It is legal to cycle on the footpaths but keep in mind that pedestrians have the right of way.
Find out about bike paths and rules, as well we where to hire bikes at CityCycle.
There are three main options when it comes to public transport in Brisbane, ferries, trains and buses. All three modes of transportation are interlinked by a common ticketing system, TransLink, which makes it possible for you to switch between the modes of transport as long as it is within the allocated zone and time.
For more information, visit TransLink.
Greencabs, essentially rickshaws, have been gaining a steady popularity in Brisbane. The Greencabs can usually accommodate up to two adults and two children but you could always talk to the rider to see what can be arranged. Rickshaw prices starts from $5 per adult and tours can also be arranged. Currently Greencabs operate only during the weekends and special events and can be found in throughout the CBD, Southbank and Westend.
For more information, visit Greencabs.
While it is possible to hail cabs that have their lights on, it may not be possible for taxis to stop in certain locations. Therefore it might be best to book one in advance if you are planning to keep to a deadline. The following are two of the largest taxi companies operating in Brisbane:
- Yellow cabs
- Black and White cabs - http://www.blackandwhitecabs.com.au/cms/pages/!/display.html
It is possible to hire a car and drive yourself around Brisbane at your own pace. However, keep in mind that parking in the city is expensive.
For more information, visit our car hire partner Vroom Vroom Vroom.