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Brisbane Travel Guide

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and home to around 1.5 million people, but despite its size, it manages to maintain the laid-back and friendly atmosphere of a much smaller community. 

The city has a diverse set of attractions. Animal lovers are particularly well catered for by Alma Park Zoo and the famous Australia Zoo, and the Walkabout Creek Restaurant and Wildlife Centre is great for those who want to visit the animals in a more natural environment.  

There are also several impressive parks for those who enjoy natural surroundings. Visitors can camp, cycle or ride a horse in Brisbane Forest Park, and those looking for beautiful scenery can admire the botanic gardens and spectacular views of Mt Coot-tha. 


For a look at Brisbane’s political and cultural history, visitors can get a guided tour of Parliament House, visit the Anzac Square World War II tunnel or just enjoy the views from Story Bridge. For a look at Brisbane’s criminal past, visit Queensland Police Museum to find out about some shocking and fascinating crimes. If you’ve got children, take them along to Queensland Museum, where visitors of all ages can play with the interactive displays in the Science Centre. 

For a night out at the theatre, try the Brisbane Power House or Harvest Rain Theatre and if you want to take a look at Brisbane’s art, Queensland Gallery or Modern Art is Australia’s largest modern art gallery.  

Shopping fans won’t be disappointed in Brisbane. You can buy souvenirs of all kinds here, whether you’re interested in the designer shops of Brisbane Arcade or the handmade goods of the Crafts Village Markets  

Download the free travel guide to find out more about these attractions, and the many others that Brisbane has to offer. 

Brisbane travel guide

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