Local Secrets - Things to see and do - Brisbane Queensland Australia

Local Secrets

Brisbane's sunny lifestyle shines throughout the city. To get entrenched in this way of life, do as the locals do;  follow the energy as it flows through the green leafy parks, urban precincts, along the winding river, and through the streets and laneways of the city.

  • Join a river cruise or kayak your way around the bends of the river before dining riverside, where the alfresco cafes team up nicely with the weather to provide a laidback atmosphere.
  • Be delighted by Brisbane's burgeoning food scene with fresh produce from regional producers, truly delectable dining experiences, and award winning bars and night clubs.
  • Get to know the personality of Brisbane's urban villages, which each have a distinct vibe. Fortitude Valley is the entertainment hub; New Farm has its café culture and Paddington is known for its boutique shopping in converted Queenslander style homes.
  • Shop till you drop on Queen Street Mall - the central hub for shopping in the city, or head over to James Street, where pint-sized boutiques artistically curate local and international fashion designers.
  • Visit a riverside park like the City Botanic Gardens, New Farm Park or South Bank Parklands.
  • Pedestrian bridges connect the city to South Bank. This inner-city haven is home to the Cultural Centre, Streets Beach Lagoon, and a variety of dining options at River Quay, Little Stanley and Grey Streets.
  • Drive up to Mt Cootha Lookout to see the expanse of the city and out to Moreton Bay.

Outdoors, indoors, day or night, Brisbanites love their city and we’re all convinced you will too.

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15 Day Outback Legends

Multiple Locations
Pack up the car and head out west to take on the 15 day Outback Legends self drive. This journey will take you through iconic Outback Queensland towns that offer experiences and adventure for every member of the family.

9 Day Outback Adventure

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Pack your bags and leave the big smoke behind as you take on the 9 Day self drive Outback Adventure. This journey will take you through iconic south west Outback Queensland towns that offer experiences and adventure for every member of the family.

AAT Kings Guided Holidays (Queensland)

Multiple Locations
AAT Kings offers a huge choice of holidays in Australia and New Zealand; including their signature Guided Holidays, flexible Short Breaks and sightseeing Day Tours. They also offer small group experiences which take you off the beaten track.

Adventure For Hire

Herston, Brisbane Area
From AU$180 - 200
Adventure For Hire is a rental business specialising in the hire of four wheel drive vehicles with roof top campers or touring 4X4 cars. These vehicles have been selected to give the best value of hire and enjoyable travels with many safety and comfortable inclusions including off-road GPS, EPIRB safety beacon, gas hot water, fridge/freezer and solar / battery power just to name a few.

Adventure Moreton Island

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Adventure Moreton Island offers adventure packed getaways to Tangalooma Island Resort. Explore the third largest sand island in the world with a one day or overnight package and enjoy full use of the resort facilities while you are on the island.

Adventure Way, Queensland

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Retrace the tracks of Cobb & Co, as you traverse the unique and fascinating Adventure Way. Bitumen roads now replace the rutted tracks once taken by horse drawn coaches of all but the last 150 km, enabling even those in a two-wheel drive to experience the richness of this route.

Albert Street Uniting Church

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Albert Street Uniting Church has been a Spiritual Home in Brisbane City for over 160 years. The church is in the decorative Gothic style of architecture to harmonise the style with the requirements of a tropical climate.

Alpha Car Hire Brisbane Airport

Hendra, Brisbane Area
From AU$27 - 105
Alpha Car Hire is the fastest growing car rental company on the east coast of Australia. In 10 years they have gone from one location to eight nation wide! Their secret? Great customer service and fantastic car rental deals!

ANZAC Square War Memorial

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
ANZAC Square War Memorial and Parkland, dedicated to Australia's military heritage, features the Shrine of Remembrance with Eternal Flame. Also included are war memorials, honour rolls, unit plaques, mosaic and soils from WWII cemeteries.

Apollo Motorhome Holidays Brisbane

Northgate, Brisbane Area
From AU$0 - 0
Apollo Motorhome Holidays has been helping holidaymakers embark on unforgettable road trips for more than 30 years. They offer a wide range of quality rental vehicles throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States of America and the UK.
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