Brisbane Travel Guide

Queensland   Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast

Brisbane is one of the larger cities in Australia and the capital of the state of Queensland. From furry animals to historic homes and sunny beaches there are a variety of things to do in a relaxed lifestyle.


- Southbank Parklands -


Visit the premier lifestyle and cultural destination located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River. The Grand Arbour is located in the picturesque South Bank lush parklands sub-tropical climate.

Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

The Gallery of Modern Art is home to exciting exhibitions and events and worth a visit for all those interested in art, culture and events.

- Sirromet Wines -


Sirromet winery offers a variety of dining options from fine dining in the award winning Restaurant Lurleen’s to café style dining in the Tuscan inspired terrace or Cellar Door. All enjoy the natural structure and unique architecture of the winery’s buildings with breathtaking scenery surrounding Moreton Bay.

Mount Tambourine

Mount Tambourine is a beautiful scenic escape from the city with plenty of activities to drive to. Whether it's driving to a scenic lookout to Rotary Lookout or the Glow Worm Caves in Mount Tamborine, there's a little something for everyone all-year round. If you're looking for an adrenaline filled activity, the Tree Top challenge is a fun activity with the family also.

- Mount Cootha -


Head to Mount Cootha for a city view of Brisbane City. Day or not, the view is always worth a quick stop or a active hike.

Botanical Gardens, Mount Cootha

A lush green space with a large variety of plant species and greenery worth a leisurely visit for a day out or somewhere where you can be inspired by nature.


Places to Dine in Brisbane

Restaurants ∞ Brisbane City

Discover Brisbane and its culinary adventures of places to eat, drink and socialise in Brisbane Also keep up-to-date with events and things to do in Brisbane.



Brisbane City  

Southbank ∞ West End

~ Bacchus ~

Modern Australian | European

~ Blackbird Bar & Grill ~

Modern Australian | Trendy Bar


~ Alchemy Restaurant & Bar ~

Modern Australian | European

Alchemy Restaurant & Bar 

~ Black Hide By Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane & Persone ~

Steakhouse | Seafood

Brisbane CBDThe Gambaro family's second steakhouse, a 155-seat city-centre sibling for its Caxton Street venture, occupies high-ceilinged quarters in the Treasury Brisbane casino. The look is clubby, with plush velvet bucket chairs and a mix of marble-and timber-topped tables, built on the bones of a heritage building with tall timber-framed French doors and wood panelling. Service is formal but friendly.

Black Hide By Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane & Persone


~ Bucci Restaurant ~

Italian | Chef Table

James Street Precinct

Bucci Restaurant

~ Donna Chang ~

Modern Chinese

Brisbane CBD

Donna Chang


~ Gambaro Seafood Restaurant ~

Australian | Seafood

~ Gerard's Bistro ~

Middle Eastern | Persian

Gerard’s Bistro

~ GOMA Restaurant ~


GOMA Restaurant

~ Hôntô Brisbane ~


Brisbane CBD

Hôntô Brisbane


~ Il Centro Restaurant and Bar ~

Modern Italian

Il Centro Restaurant and Bar


~ Kingley's Brisbane ~

Modern Australian | Steakhouse

~ Hellenika ~

Contemporary Greek | Trendy

Brisbane’s very own urban resort The Calile Hotel has you sorted. Much-loved Nobby Beach eatery Hellenika has opened a sibling venue in Brisbane, serving at the hotel’s signature poolside restaurant. Simple authentic home-style Greek food, designed for alfresco dining, poolside bites and beautiful wine.

~ La Vue Waterfront Restaurant ~

Modern Australian

La Vue Waterfront Restaurant


~ Moda Restaurant ~

Modern Spanish | Tapas | Chef Table

Contemporary menus influenced by Catalan flavours, plus boutique wines, in a elegant dining room. Experience one of Brisbane’s most unique restaurants.Relax and enjoy our mouth-watering Spanish-inspired menu, including extraordinary tapas, delicious entremeses and steaks grilled with a famous MIBRASA charcoal oven, paired with a Spanish, South American or boutique Australian wine.



~ Moo Moo The Wine Bar & Grill ~

Modern Australian | Steakhouse


~ Otto Ristorante Brisbane ~

Modern Italian | Fine Dining


~ Pony Dining ~

Modern Australian | Steakhouse

Pony Dining


~ Restaurant Dan Arnold ~

Modern Australian

Restaurant Dan Arnold


~ Saké Restaurant & Bar ~

Contemporary Japanese

Saké Restaurant & Bar


~ Signature at Emporium Hotel Southbank ~

Contemporary Australia



~ Vintaged Bar and Grill ~

Hilton Hotel, Brisbane CBD


~ Riverbar and Kitchen ~

Contemporary | Bar and Restaurant


~ Sono Japanese Restaurant ~

Contemporary Japanese | Fine Dining

Portside WharfBrisbane CBD

Sono Japanese Restaurant

~ Three Blue Ducks ~

Three Blue Ducks


~ Urbane Restaurant ~

Brisbane CBD

Contemporary Australian | Steakhouse

Urbane Restaurant


Places to Socialise in Brisbane


Fridays Riverside ♦ Eagle Street Pier Brisbane CBD

Nightlife | Bar and Nightclub

~ Hellenika at the Calile ~

Contemporary Greek | Trendy

Brisbane’s very own urban resort The Calile Hotel has you sorted. Much-loved Nobby Beach eatery Hellenika has opened a sibling venue in Brisbane, serving at the hotel’s signature poolside restaurant. Simple authentic home-style Greek food, designed for alfresco dining, poolside bites and beautiful wine

~ Blackbird Bar & Grill ~

Modern Australian | Trendy Bar 


~ Eleven Rooftop Bar ~

Modern | Trendy Rooftop Bar


~ Jade Buddha ~

Asian Fusion | Bar and Nightlife

Explore things to do in Brisbane

Gold Coast

Springbrook National Park

Spectacular waterfalls, lush rainforest, ancient trees, impressive views, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty makes Springbrook an outstanding place to visit. Springbrook National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforest, Australia World Heritage Area, one of Queensland’s five World Heritage properties and part of the World Heritage Family.

Springbrook Hike • Picnic • Camp • Campervan • BBQ • Horseriding • Lookout

Surfers Paradise

The Spit

Burleigh Heads


Surfers Paradise Restaurants


Broadbeach Restaurants



Sunshine Coast

Noosa Heads National Park

Hell's Gate

One of my favourite coastal walks to date is Hell’s Gate Noosa where you can fully enjoy the coastal views and stop by the many beaches. The weather in Queensland especially towards the Sunshine Coast is always perfect for a reason to get outdoors all year round with many locals taking advantage of their neighbourhood.


Noosa Fairy Rockpools

Where to find the Noosa Fairy Pools! One of the more newer editions to the much loved Noosa Sunshine Coast is the Noosa Fairy Pools. Found just past Dolphin Point and Granite Bay take a step away from the path past the bench and make your way towards the rockpool that has become quickly popular. Make sure you check the tide and go at the right time as this will make the most of your experience as you can jump into the pool.

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast


When you’re in the Sunshine Coast why not find some fun places to enjoy the hotspots that makes Queensland unique. Away from the city with many scenic spots, the Sunshine Coast is much more relaxed than the Gold Coast and for good reason! Whether its taking advantage of the surf and beaches or hiking one of the scenic mountains or coastal trails, you could even find yourself strawberry picking PYO style!


Mount Coolum

One of the best things about growing up in Queensland are the natural scenic landscapes to explore, from beaches to mountain hikes to waterfalls and creeks. Queensland really is your outdoor backyard with all the weekend activities you can grow up exploring with your friends!

An easy to moderate hike up Mt Coolum leads to an expansive view over the Sunshine Coast. You can easily make it to the top within 30-45 minutes and great for all fitness levels. If I lived on the sunshine coast I would love to be able to do this active hike at Mt Coolum and even The Glass House Mountains.

The Glass House Mountains

A fun day trip during the right season is Strawberry picking! Freshly picked strawberries somehow do taste more fresh and so much more fun picking them yourself! This is a great stop if you’re coming or going towards the Sunshine Coast to PYO strawberries!


Where to stay in Brisbane