Top Things to do in Brisbane in 48 hours

Whether you’re on your way to the Gold Coast or planning a weekend getaway, here are Brisbane must see’s and do’s to make the best of it!

Things to do in Brisbane:

Day 1: Southbank must see’s and do’s

Start by cruising the charismatic Brisbane River on a free hopper ferry. Meandering through the city will give you a fair idea of what to expect from both riversides.

Hop off at the Southbank and head towards the waterside grandiose art complex. Exhibitions coming from all over the world will surely fill your morning at the Queensland Museum and GOMA – Gallery of Modern Art. In the meantime, get some tickets for the latest must see show at QPAC – Queensland Performing Arts Center, one of the best in the country.

Stroll along Parkland and catch an outdoor pocket show or relax at the inner-city beach overlooking the CBD skyline. Pick one of the stalls by the green shores for lunch, on your way to Kangaroo Point Cliffs. From here you can start a Story Bridge climb, or if you are feeling less adventurous there is plenty to explore by the sandstone cliffs rising from the water. Wrap up with drinks at a trendy rooftop or join the Brisbanites as they gather at the Charming Squire brewery for happy hour.


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Day 2: The CBD and buzzing go-to neighbourhoods

Your second day at this laidback city will pair you with a local volunteer at the Brisbane Greeters for a free walking tour of the city. Take note of all the insider’s tips and quirky stories while hanging out at the peaceful City Botanic Gardens. You can’t miss the chance to try some Asian street food at the Wandering Elephant, out and about in the city.

Take the afternoon to explore the peculiar suburbs such as New Farm, where a converted powerhouse is now a vibrant artistic hub. Fortitude valley is another happening area for shopping and sipping on a cup of coffee at the blooming laneways.

Before the end of the day, stopover at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – the world’s largest of its kind – and pet the friendly marsupials. Finally, visit Mount Coot-tha and enjoy a 3-course dinner as the sun sets on Brisbane skyline right in front of you.


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We hope you liked our suggestions of things to do in Brisbane in a a couple of days. Pack your bags and enjoy a super laid back getaway!


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