Brisbane is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia: strong in culture, art and the bar and restaurant scene. It has everything you need for a weekend or a week away, with the luxury of being warm almost all year round.
Keep reading to discover the hidden gems we think you need to see.
The Museum of Brisbane can be found within Brisbane City Hall. Museum of Brisbane boasts the passion, history and creativeness of the people of Brisbane, reflecting on the ever-changing cultures within the city. This museum is dedicated to supporting the city’s talented artists, writers, designers and historians, relying on the locals to create work that is inspired by the city of Brisbane.
The museum opened in October 2003 and ever since then has had exhibitions, tours and events held there. The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm with Mondays being closed for school bookings only.
If you’re looking to learn more about Brisbane’s history, be sure to make time for this gem!
2. City Hall Clock Tower
Brisbane City Hall, QLD
The City Hall Clock Tower is the most iconic feature of the building and it’s an important landmark of the city. When the City Hall first opened it was not open to the public, but after a lot of requests from visitors they eventually opened it up to the public.
Today, you can visit the clock tower seven days a week from 10am-5pm for free, so simply grab your tickets at level 3 and head on up.
The clock tower contributes to the cultural and architectural significance of City Hall, resting 92 metres high, with an observation platform from 76 metres up. This used to be the tallest structure in Brisbane until the 1960s and the structure has over 1000 screws!
This is definitely a must-see on your travels around Brisbane, so be sure to pay it a free visit.
3. Brisbane Powerhouse
New Farm, QLD
The Brisbane Powerhouse is a distinct landmark within Brisbane: a hub for creativity, art and cultural innovation.
At its peak, it supplied electricity for the largest tram network in the southern hemisphere, and when trams were replaced by buses, it was eventually decommissioned in 1971.
The redevelopment of the powerhouse was designed by the city architect Peter Roy and was opened in the year 2000, then being re-opened in 2007 with increased audience capacities, restaurants and bar facilities as well as the ability to hold functions.
This non for profit space now offers various amounts of entertainment for all ages and interests.
4. Coochiemudlo Island
Coochiemudlo Island is located in Redland City, an easy 45 minute drive from Brisbane city centre. From here, you’ll catch a quick ferry to the island or if you want to take your car or boat across, there’s a barge service available too.
The island offers three sandy beaches with calm and clear water, making it the perfect spot for families or anyone that wants to relax and chill out for the day. You can hire bikes, a tinnie and even BBQ boats to make the island your own little sanctuary.
This island has so much to explore, so to be one with nature, take in the fresh air and escape from the city for a day – you won’t regret it.
As you can see, Brisbane has a huge amount to offer from its amazing food, events, history and culture, to perfect island getaways.
Bastian is the Sales & Marketing Manager here at Travellers Autobarn. He holds a Master of Commerce in Marketing and International Business Management, and 20+ years experience in campervan hire, road trips and travel.