Brisbane Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Brisbane Area
A world of experiences waits at the eccentric and dynamic Brisbane. Glistening windows wind through the Brisbane city centre offering unmasked views. Whether it's adventure, leisure or recreation you are seeking, the city centre is packed with events and activities throughout the year.
Brisbane is a premier shopping destination with countless retail centres, arcades and boutiques. If you're looking for things to do, delve into a scene like no other at Queen Street Mall which is home to over 1,000 international luxury brands and an eclectic mix of small businesses. The upmarket Queens Plaza boasts international designers such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Tiffany & Co. If you're on the hunt for local designer pieces, then the heritage listed Brisbane Arcade has you covered. Gucci, Hermes, Hugo Boss, The Cloakroom and Mitchell Ogilvie line the busy thoroughfare of Edward Street.
Hop on a sightseeing tour and experience the local historical and cultural attractions of Brisbane with superb views and stroll through its many pockets of lush greenery. Meander through the winding paths of Roma Street Parkland, the world's largest urban subtropical garden. For one of the most luscious places to go, a natural oasis in the heart of the city centre is a nature lover's paradise with misty fern groves, rocky peninsulas, lakeside meadows and plush gardens bursting with colour. Pack a picnic or relax in the sunny open grassed lands of City Botanic Gardens only a 10 minute stroll from the Queen Street Mall. Be on the lookout for wildlife including birds, crabs, mudskippers and small fish as you stroll along the river frontage of the Brisbane River.
If you're not sure what's on, you're bound to run into one of the city's many markets including the Riverside Markets where you can pick up a smooth blend of organic fair trade coffee and uncover vintage trinkets from local artisans. At night, indulge in sweeping views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge at Eagle Street Pier. Savour the flavours as you relish the fine dining at world class restaurants including Aria, II Centro, Cha Cha Char and Guzman by Gomez located on the eminent entertainment quarter.
Cherish clear bright blue skies as you head out on a shopping adventure, visit tangled parks or experience exclusive world class dining against the breathtaking panorama of the city skyline. Brisbane has it all!
Brisbane Events & What's On
- Lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree 2017 King George Square
- 1st Magellan Ashes Test: Brisbane The Gabba
- The Wizard of Oz at QPAC Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
- Scarborough Christmas Carols Scarborough Beach Park
- South Bank's Christmas Village South Bank Parklands
- Christmas Parade presented by David Jones Brisbane
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