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ANZAC Square, Brisbane
ANZAC Square, Brisbane

ANZAC Square is a heritage-listed town square and war memorial located between Ann Street and Adelaide Street (opposite Post Office Square), in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is a state memorial to the men and women who participated in overseas armed service and is named in honour of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

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Boggo Road Gaol
Boggo Road Gaol

Since 2012 Boggo Road Gaol Pty Ltd has conducted guided tours, events and experiences at the historic site. Boggo Road Jail is a “must do” Brisbane experience! The Gaol is open 7 days a week for public tours – admission to the Gaol is via a guided tour (see below) or via hiring the Gaol.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha (located on Mt Coot-tha Road at Toowong) are recognised as Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens , displaying distinctly different gardens arranged in thematic and geographical displays.

Brisbane City Hall
Brisbane City Hall

City Hall can be lit up for significant city, state or national events or significant events taking place in City Hall or King George Square. Museum of Brisbane Museum of Brisbane is a purpose-built gallery sitting on Level 3 of City Hall.

Brown Lake
Brown Lake

Unfortunately, the walk there and back would probably take up most of a day trip, and there aren’t any buses that service the inner corridor between Dunwich and the beach on the east coast (via Brown Lake and Blue Lake).

Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane
Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane

The Cathedral of St Stephen is the heritage-listed cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane and seat of its archbishop. The cathedral is located on a site bounded by Elizabeth, Charlotte and Edward Streets, in the Australian city of Brisbane, Queensland.

City Botanic Gardens
City Botanic Gardens

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. Bookings are available in the gardens for special events.

Coochiemudlo Island
Coochiemudlo Island

Coochiemudlo Island really is a place to come to relax and be together. Its proximity to Brisbane, small size and simplicity make this a really special choice for families looking for an easy and fun day out.

DreamWorks Experience
DreamWorks Experience

At Dreamworld, we create magic by making dreams come true. With our incredible DreamWorks Experience, we bring family favourite animations to life and give kids the joy of meeting their character heroes in person or as you watch their live performances. Enter a fairy tale at Shrek’s Faire Faire Away medieval.

Fort Lytton National Park
Fort Lytton National Park

Fort Lytton National Park is an important historic site located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River. Built in 1881 and used for the defence of Brisbane until the end of the Second World War, it is a pentagonal fortress concealed behind grassy embankments.

Glass House Mountains
Glass House Mountains

The 11 gorgeous peaks of the Glass House Mountains are found in the hinterland of Queensland's Sunshine Coast. They are about an hour's drive south of the Sunshine Coast's main hub, Noosa, or an hour north of the state's capital city, Brisbane.

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Glass House Mountains National Park
Glass House Mountains National Park

Glass House Mountains National Park is located about 70km or one hour's drive north of Brisbane. Information includes access, features, facilities, activities, walking and recreation opportunities, natural environment, ranger field guide, safety and alerts.

J C Slaughter Falls
J C Slaughter Falls

J C Slaughter Falls is the perfect location to experience a bit of nature with your Brisbane Kids at any time of the year. For some creek play and to observe the falls in action, we recommend visiting after heavy rainfall.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park

The upper section of Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park (off River Terrace) has three designated sites available for bookings for special events of short duration.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Only 12km from Brisbane City, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary with over 130 koalas. Hold a koala anyti Only 12km from Brisbane City, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary with over 130 koalas.

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Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-tha provides a remarkable vantage point to view Brisbane and beyond. Set amongst beautifully manicured gardens and nestled in the natural bushland of Brisbane Forest Park, is the Summit Restaurant and Bar, Function Centre, Kuta Cafe, Gift Shop and Observation Deck.

Mount Coot-tha, Queensland
Mount Coot-tha, Queensland

Mount Coot-tha is one of Brisbane's most popular tourist destinations and is a popular stop with bus tours. Of particular note is the Lookout, which includes the Kuta Cafe, Summit Restaurant, and Gift Shop.

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Mount Glorious
Mount Glorious

Mount Glorious Mount Glorious Queensland Welcome to Mt Glorious, a truly magic little village in the heart of some absolutely breathtaking rainforest situated in the D'Aguilar Range north west of Brisbane City.

Mount Tibrogargan
Mount Tibrogargan

Alternatively, continue on the Mount Tibrogargan circuit. Getting to Mount Tibrogargan Mount Tibrogargan is around an hour north of Brisbane, located just off Steve Irwin Way. I suggest following Google Maps to find the car park.

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Museum of Brisbane
Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane is the City of Brisbane's official museum and is located in Brisbane City Hall. It was opened in October 2003.

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New Farm Park
New Farm Park

New Farm Park is a part of the Renewing Great Brisbane Gardens project. View photos in Council's 'New Farm Park' Flickr set. ...

Newstead House, Brisbane
Newstead House, Brisbane

Newstead House is the oldest surviving home in Brisbane, but not the oldest surviving building, built in 1846, for Patrick Leslie and his wife Catherine (née McArthur). In 1847 he sold Newstead House to his brother-in-law John Clements Wickham (married to Anna McArthur), the Police Magistrate and Government Resident.

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Peel Island
Peel Island

Peel Island (Indigenous: Teerk Ro Ra) is a small heritage-listed island located in Moreton Bay, east of Brisbane, in South East Queensland, Australia. The island is within the local government area of Redland City. During the mid-19th century, Peel Island was used as a quarantine station for the colony of Brisbane.

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane
Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

The Queen Street Mall is a pedestrian mall located on Queen Street in the centre of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The mall extends approximately 500 metres (1,600 ft) from George Street to Edward Street, and has more than 700 retailers over 40,000 square metres (430,000 sq ft) of retail space, which includes six major shopping centres.

Queens Park, Ipswich
Queens Park, Ipswich

Queens Park in Ipswich A destination more than a park with animals to see, playgrounds to adventure on and gardens to peruse. In the relentless search to find ways to fill our children’s days with wonder and adventure, (yet without a hefty price tag attached), there are very few places that can boast the ability to tick as many boxes as Queens Park in Ipswich.

Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Art Gallery

Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct South Bank, Brisbane Queensland 4101, Australia T: +61 (0)7 3840 7303 E: gallery@qagoma.qld.gov.au

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct South Bank, Brisbane Queensland 4101, Australia T: +61 (0)7 3840 7303 E: gallery@qagoma.qld.gov.au

Queensland Maritime Museum
Queensland Maritime Museum

Queensland Maritime Museum is searching for enthusiastic volunteers to be the public face of the Museum – enthusiastic and committed people to help in all aspects of Museum management. Send us your details and get the process started.

Reddacliff Place
Reddacliff Place

In recent years, Brisbane has undergone a city wide upheaval. Once upon a time, where Brisbane Square stands now used to be a park. A nice humble square of grass that bordered the mayhem of the Queen Street Mall. It was a lovely place to go to roll around in the grass, take a short time out, or to meet someone.

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Robelle Domain
Robelle Domain

Robelle Domain is more than just a playground for Brisbane Kids. It is situated on 24 hectares and contains more than 11km of boardwalks, sporting fields, walking tracks and playgrounds for Brisbane Kids to enjoy.

Rocks Riverside Park
Rocks Riverside Park

200x177-picnic-rocks-riverside-park.jpg. Rocks Riverside Park is a district park located at 531 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks in Brisbane's south.

Roma Street Parkland
Roma Street Parkland

The Roma Street Parkland is adjacent to Brisbane Transit Centre and the Roma Street Station. There is pedestrian access to the Roma Street Parkland from the Roma Street Station, as well as from Albert Street, and from the section of the Parkland which used to be called Albert Park, in Wickham Terrace.

Sea World Gold Coast
Sea World Gold Coast

Sea World is the premier marine animal park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The park includes rides, animal exhibits and other attractions, and promotes conservation through education and the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium was established in 1978 by Brisbane City Council. Located within Brisbane's Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, the Planetarium is home of the Cosmic Skydome, a 12.5-metre-diameter projection dome.

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South Bank
South Bank

South Bank is a cultural, social, educational and recreational precinct in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.The precinct is located in the suburb of South Brisbane, on the southern bank of the Brisbane River

South Bank Parklands
South Bank Parklands

The South Bank Parklands are located at South Bank in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The parkland, on the transformed site of Brisbane's World Expo 88, was officially opened to the public on 20 June 1992.

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South Bank, Queensland
South Bank, Queensland

South Bank is a cultural, social, educational and recreational precinct in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The precinct is located in the suburb of South Brisbane, on the southern bank of the Brisbane River.

St Helena Island National Park
St Helena Island National Park

St Helena Island is Queensland’s most historic island. Conveniently located in Moreton Bay just four kilometres from the mouth of the Brisbane River, this beautiful National Park was home to hundreds of society’s outcasts for more than 60 years.

Story Bridge
Story Bridge

The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge spanning the Brisbane River that carries vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the northern and the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is the longest cantilever bridge in Australia. The road across the bridge is named Bradfield Highway.

Streets Beach
Streets Beach

Streets Beach is a South Bank icon and a must-visit while you’re in the Parklands. As Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach, boasts a sparkling lagoon surrounded by white, sandy beaches and sub-tropical plants. Streets Beach is free to use and is patrolled by qualified lifeguards all year round.

The Claw
The Claw

Vending business Brisbane (Koalakrane claw machines) Skill Testers. 33 machines 24 placed 9 stored. Includes three franchised areas, Logan , Redland bay and Beaudesert. Must sell due to genuine health reasons, not able to keep up with it. Two days work per week. Great opportunity for the right person to pick this business up and improve it.

The Giant Drop
The Giant Drop

The Giant Drop, was officially declared the ‘tallest, vertical free-fall ride in the world’ by the Guinness Book of World Records in their 1999 edition. Standing 119m high (39 stories), The Giant Drop is now a legendary Australian landmark.

The Old Windmill, Brisbane
The Old Windmill, Brisbane

The Old Windmill is a heritage-listed tower mill in Observatory Park adjacent to Wickham Park at 226 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was built in 1820s by convict labour and is the oldest surviving building in Queensland. It is also known as Brisbane Observatory and Windmill Tower.

Treasury Casino
Treasury Casino

Discover everything you need to know about our amazing casino, hotel accommodation, entertainment, events, restaurants and bars at Treasury Brisbane!

Victoria Bridge, Brisbane
Victoria Bridge, Brisbane

The Victoria Bridge is a vehicular and pedestrian bridge over the Brisbane River. The current bridge, opened in 1969, is the third permanent crossing erected at this location. It is shared by vehicular traffic, pedestrians and cyclists.

Victoria Park, Brisbane,
Victoria Park, Brisbane,

Victoria Park is a heritage-listed park at 454 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill & Herston, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 3 December 2007.

Wheel of Brisbane
Wheel of Brisbane

The Wheel of Brisbane is located in the Parklands at South Bank in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural, lifestyle and entertainment district. Cultural Forecourt, The Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia.

Workshops Rail Museum
Workshops Rail Museum

The Workshops Rail Museum, TWRM, Queensland Museum, QM The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich, Australia is a wholly interactive authentic heritage and cultural experience located at the birthplace of rail in Queensland.

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