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BRISBANE Sign

BRISBANE Sign

A testament to its popularity, this once-temporary sign has now become a much-loved permanent landmark in Brisbane. Visitors to the city love to stand near the giant letters and take group photos or capture selfies with the Brisbane skyline behind them. The original BRISBANE sign was designed and installed for the G20 Leaders' Summit in 2014, which saw world leaders such as then-US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visit the city. It was only intended to sit by the banks of the Brisbane River for one month. The original iteration was built by local volunteers and lasted…
South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands is Queensland’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination, open 365 days a year. Its world-class entertainment and leisure facilities include: South Bank Parklands Covering 17 hectares of riverfront land, the Parklands feature free swimming facilities, walking tracks, licensed picnic areas and more. It is also home to a year-round calendar of events and plenty of eateries, including the award-winning River Quay. Little Stanley Street Known as one of Brisbane’s most popular eat-streets, Little Stanley Street is bursting with more than 30 cafes, bars and restaurants offering an array of cuisines styles including Vietnamese, Italian and more. Grey Street…
South Bank Collective Markets

South Bank Collective Markets

Every Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, The Collective Markets at South Bank feature an exciting range of arts, craft, homewares, collectibles, exotic items, designer fashion and much more. The Markets are an ideal way to find a unique gift, or simply stroll through and enjoy the atmosphere or a bite to eat. The Market is an excellent place to sample delicious treats, organic produce and homemade fare. Enjoy the fabulous music and entertainment as you browse. The Markets are held every Friday evening from 5pm to 9pm, Saturday morning 10am to 9pm, and all day Sunday from 9am to 4pm.…
Streets Beach

Streets Beach

Streets Beach is a South Bank icon and a must-visit while you’re exploring the 17-hectare South Bank Parklands. Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach boasts a sparkling blue lagoon surrounded by white, sandy beaches and sub-tropical plants. Streets Beach is an oasis in the middle of Brisbane City. Next to Streets Beach are two other aquatic spaces – the Boat Pool and Aquativity, an interactive water-play park for children. Streets Beach is free to use and is patrolled by qualified lifeguards all year round. The lifeguard’s hours change throughout the year, so please contact the South Bank Visitor Centre to see…
Aquativity

Aquativity

Aquativity is a fun, interactive water-play park right in the heart of Brisbane's South Bank. It is specially designed to encourage families and children to come together and enjoy the outdoors. It celebrates the city's close relationship with the Brisbane River. Aquativity features educational play elements referencing the river, and helps create an early understanding of the water cycle and its preservation. Aquativity also highlights the native fish and mammal species of mullet and dugong, the interesting pattern of the river catchments and the importance of indigenous, environmental and urban elements of our relationship to the river. Open on weekends…
Cork & Chroma South Bank

Cork & Chroma South Bank

Cork and Chroma is a paint and sip company, operating across five studio locations in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Take on the basics of painting with acrylic on canvas, paintbrush in one hand and wine glass in the other. Guests book in to their painting of choice from the online calendar, bring along their favourite beverage, and settle in for a night of painting, sipping and singing to their infamous Cork and Chroma playlist. The sessions are led by their experienced team of artists and run for approximately three hours, at the end of which guests leave with their own…
Queensland Maritime Museum

Queensland Maritime Museum

The Queensland Maritime Museum is a fantastic experience for the whole family. It features the historic warship Diamantina, the 1925 steam tug Forceful, the heritage listed South Brisbane Dry Dock, and a large collection of exhibits such as Jessica Watson's yacht Pink Lady. Visitors can board the Diamantina at her berth in the dry dock and access throughout the vessel is visitor friendly. The Diamantina has been restored to her 1945 condition and she is the only one of her kind left in the world. Completed in 1881, the South Brisbane Dry Dock housing the Diamantina and a lightship is…
Goodwill Bridge

Goodwill Bridge

The Goodwill Bridge is a dedicated footbridge that links the Brisbane River's north and south banks, connecting the Queensland Maritime Museum at South Bank with the city at Gardens Point. It is just under 500 metres long but a brief walk along this architecturally impressive structure gives you a whole new perspective on South Bank, the Brisbane River and Central Business District. It was built in 2001 and takes its name from the Goodwill Games, which took place in Brisbane the same year. The bridge is not open to vehicular traffic and also features public art installations along its length.
QUT Art Museum

QUT Art Museum

QUT Art Museum is one of Queensland's premier visual art galleries and custodian of the QUT Art Collection. With a focus on contemporary art, the program includes internally curated exhibitions, commissioned projects and touring exhibitions. An exciting range of public programs for all ages is available. The Museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, and on weekends from 12pm to 4pm. QUT Art Museum is located at QUT's Gardens Point Precinct next to the City Botanic Gardens, a short walk from the city centre.
Old Government House

Old Government House

Old Government House was the hub of colonial life in the early days of Brisbane. Built between 1860 and 1862, just after Queensland achieved separation from New South Wales, the House was Queensland's first public building. Used as both a private residence and official state office, this House continued to be the home of Queensland's governors until 1910. Recognised as one of Queensland's most important heritage sites, the building has undergone works and is now open to the public as a House museum. Visitors can gain insight into colonial life in the early days of Queensland, plus visit the William…
The Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane

The Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane

An iconic landmark etched upon the South Bank skyline, the Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane is a breathtaking way to take in views of Brisbane City. Rising 60-metres above South Bank you will enjoy spectacular 360-degree panoramic views from the safety and comfort of a fully enclosed, air-conditioned gondola that seats up to eight people. The Wheel is located the heart of Brisbane's cultural and entertainment precinct and is just a five-minute walk from South Brisbane buses and trains. The Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane provides an unforgettable experience for everyone and includes up to four revolutions on your 10…
Pinot & Picasso South Brisbane

Pinot & Picasso South Brisbane

Pinot and Picasso is Australia’s number one Paint and Sip Experience! They have over 50 studios operating around the country. Pinot and Picasso allow you to take on some of the basic (and some more advanced) techniques of painting on canvas, in a hassle-free, approachable and collaborative setting. Enjoy a night of BYO wine and painting as our expert Pinot and Picasso hosts deliver each session with comprehensive step by step instruction with plenty room left for your inner-Picasso to run wild. By the end of the night, even all you ‘non-creatives’ will be taking home your very own Picasso!
Commissariat Store Museum

Commissariat Store Museum

As the second oldest surviving building in Queensland, the Commissariat Store Museum brings the state’s early history to life. The two original storeys were built by convict hands, and it is one of the few remaining structures from the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement (1824-42). The ground floor was used as a colonial/government store from its construction in 1829 until the 1960s, while the first floor was used as accommodation. The museum contains rotating and permanent exhibitions with a wealth of information about Queensland’s convict and colonial history. Located on William Street in the Brisbane CBD, it is operated by The…
Tony Gould Gallery

Tony Gould Gallery

The Tony Gould Gallery offers an insight into Brisbane's theatrical history, providing entertaining, theatrically-designed exhibitions curated by the Queensland Performing Arts Centre Museum. The Gallery is located at the Performing Arts Centre, (access via the Cremorne Theatre entrance) within easy walking distance to Queensland Art Gallery and Museum, State Library of Queensland and South Bank Parklands. Backstage and special interest tours are available by prior arrangement for interested groups.
Brickman® Wonders of the World

Brickman® Wonders of the World

The excitement is building! Explore history’s greatest masterpieces, brought to life by LEGO® Certified Professional, and LEGO Masters Australia judge, Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught. From the Great Wall of China and Taj Mahal, to the Empire State Building — this world-class exhibition takes you on an interactive trip throughout history. No passport required! Experience more than 50 awe-inspiring displays brought to life in incredible detail. From Asia, Europe, America, the Ancient Wonders, Technology and Transport, and the Great Barrier Reef, see if you can find: - The heaviest – The Titanic at 120 kilograms - The longest – Tokyo subway map…
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