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!
Shopping in Brisbane
Shopping Hot Spots
- Queens Street Mall
The main shopping mall in Brisbane that contains a variety of shops and houses several shopping centres together.
- Queens Plaza
One of Brisbane’s newest shopping centers with big brands and high end fashions.
- Broadway on the mall
A variety of formal, bridal and evening wear. Also has a food court and several specialty stores.
- Edward Street
Stroll down Edward Street and bask in the sheer luxury of the shops lining it. From Hermes and Ralph Lauren to Cartier and Tiffany & Co. This street breathes elegance.
- Westfield Garden City
A large shopping centre spanning two levels and containing a variety of stores.
Markets in Brisbane
- Brunswick Street Mall
Located in the heart of Chinatown, you will be able to find a variety of Asian products and retailers. Markets with fresh produce and handmade items are run on Sundays.
- Eagle Street
Every Sunday the Riverside market is held here, with locals displaying their homemade items and fresh produce as well as a variety of handcrafts and souvenirs.
- Davies Park Market
This is a large farmers style market contain fresh produce, meats, cheese and a variety of handcrafts and homemade products.
- Valley markets
This market is very popular with the locals and tourists alike. Open every weekend, a vast display of jewellery, accessories and artwork created by up and coming local artists can be found.