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5 Best Things to do in Brisbane Now

Brisbane is a city full of exciting and fun things to do. No matter what you like to do, there are sure be a few Brisbane activities to entertain you on your trip to Queensland’s capital.

1. Climb the Brisbane Story Bridge

360° views of the city aren’t something you can enjoy from all the Brisbane activities on this list, but they’re what you get when you climb the Story Bridge. The Story Bridge climb is unique in that you can climb up, and abseil down, something no other bridge climb offers. If you want an adrenaline-filled activity, this is the one for you.

2. Go swimming at Streets Beach

In the bustling South Bank of Brisbane is Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach, complete with soft sand and cooling waters. If you love to go swimming but don’t want to go on a day trip out of the city, Streets Beach is the solution for you. The beach is free to use and patrolled by qualified lifeguards, just like natural beaches. Just get to the beach early if you want to lie down and sunbathe, the beach can get busy quickly on weekends.

3. Visit the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

The QAGOM is the combination of two galleries to offer a compelling experience. Each gallery serves a unique purpose with a unique collection of art pieces, but the two together create a must-see Brisbane attraction. Experience one of the many exhibitions, which change frequently, as well as the pieces that call the galleries home. Finish up with a trip to the in-house restaurant or cafes for a relaxed afternoon of coffee and culture.

4. Go bar hopping in Fortitude Valley

If you like to enjoy a cocktail or two when you visit a new city, you’ll want to head to Fortitude Valley, a suburb in the north half of Brisbane. Here is where you’ll find the trendy bars frequented by both locals and tourists. Plan your route beforehand to visit as many places as possible, or just wander through the city and pop into the places that interest you. And if drinking isn’t your thing, swap it for a morning (or a few mornings) of wandering around the city to find Brisbane’s best cup of coffee.

5. Return to nature

If you’re looking for Brisbane activities that are about finding a moment’s peace in the bustling city, you won’t want to skip a trip to the botanic gardens. There are free guided walking tours taking place within the gardens to help you discover and learn. Or you can just wander on your own for an afternoon of quiet amongst the trees. Bring a picnic and some loved ones and take in the beauty of Australian flora.

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