The Top-10

Top 6 Can't-Miss Landmarks in Brisbane - 2023

Updated Sep 2023
  • No.1

    Story Bridge

    159 Reviews
    Kangaroo Point
    1.5km from downtown
    "Story Bridge is a steel cantilever bridge across the Brisbane River, Australia's longest cantilever bridge, between the northern and southern suburbs of Brisbane, Australia, used to carry vehicles, bicycles and pedestrian traffic."
    Highlights: Story Bridge is a more famous bridge in Brisbane, connecting the South Bank and Brisbane, and it is also one of the must-see attractions for tourists "visiting here". The bridge was built on June 6, 1940, and 96% of the building materials for the bridge body were taken from Australia.
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  • No.2

    South Bank Parklands

    383 Reviews
    South Brisbane
    504m from downtown
    Rita Mashiro
    "It is a very nice place to chill around, especially on the weekend. There are also restaurants by the river where you could grab a drink and enjoy your day."
    Highlights: Located on the south bank of the Brisbane River, South Bank Park is a strip-shaped hydrophilic park built along the river. You can have a barbecue here, take a cruise to enjoy the riverside view, or watch a street performance in the square, or go to the cinema to watch a movie on a large screen.
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  • No.3

    Kangaroo Point

    155 Reviews
    Kangaroo Point
    1.3km from downtown
    ". Crossed the story bridge. Seeed a different city scenery in the early morning. Climbed up the kangaroo corner, but I don't know why my address navigation was wrong? Sunrise 🌅 is there, but I can't see it rising from the horizon at all. I only see a golden light on the sky... This day is very coincidental, just to hold the city marathon. So I didn't see the sunrise scenery, so I was excited to cheer for the runners who ran around at the corner of the Kangaroo."
    Highlights: Kangaroo Point is located on the river loop on the south bank of the Brisbane River. Since the Brisbane River forms a large "U" shape here, it itself is on a high ground, overlooking the beautiful Brisbane River and the buildings on the opposite bank. Although it has the word "kangaroo" in its name, it has nothing to do with kangaroos at all. 1. Kangaroo Point Cliff, suitable for rock climbers and outdoor sports enthusiasts There is a kangaroo point cliff next to the river bank, suitable for rock climbers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. If you like excitement, you can try difficult rock climbing and enjoy the sense of accomplishment brought by conquering nature. At the foot of the cliff is the outdoor sports company RiverlifeAdventureCentre, which is specially prepared for travelers who love outdoor activities and water activities, such as climbing cliffs. Even beginners are not worried at all, because there are professional coaches and professional equipment. 2. Colorful water activities There are various activities here, and there is always one suitable for you. You can also sign up for kayaking and take a night cruise on the Brisbane River. 3. Story Bridge A landmark building Not far north of Kangaroo Point is the Story Bridge in Brisbane, which is also a landmark building. The designer of the Story Bridge is the designer of the famous Sydney Bridge. There's nothing special about the bridge itself, but it couldn't be better to climb to the top and get a view of Brisbane's cityscape. The recommended time is to come here in the afternoon and dusk. You can choose to board the bridge and experience the change of time and the alternation of day and night. 4. The location of Kangaroo Point is excellent. The location of Kangaroo Point is excellent. You can take a ferry across the Brisbane River to the commercial center. The nearby South Bank Park is a gathering place for nightclub lovers. Kangaroo Point is the concentration of many resort hotels, and it is very convenient for transportation and is very close to the highway, which can directly reach the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. The area is full of hotels, ranging from five-star hotels to backpacking inns. 5. MainStreet in Kangaroo Point is a collection of entertainment, dining and accommodation. There is a well-received hotel ThePineappleHotel‎ on MainStreet in Kangaroo Point, which integrates entertainment, dining and accommodation with a long history. The newly opened steakhouse is good value for money, with an average spending of about $40 per person. The type and number of bars and restaurants in the South Bank Park area are very impressive, and you can walk to go gluttonous.
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  • No.4

    The Wheel of Brisbane.

    88 Reviews
    South Brisbane
    528m from downtown
    "We had a great experience here through historical evaluation information of the major landmarks around Brisbane. The view was very interesting. No need to worry about air conditioning, very comfortable on a sunny day. It was a great experience."
    Highlights: The Brisbane Ferris Wheel is located in the South Bank Park, the heart of Brisbane leisure and entertainment. It is about 60 meters high and is a major landmark here. Taking a ride on the Ferris wheel, you can enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city over the Brisbane River. The Ferris wheel rotates 5 times each time, which lasts about 15-20 minutes. Although the speed is fast, the whole process is very gentle. When you reach the heights, the Ferris wheel will hover for a moment, and the audio guide will point out famous Brisbane landmarks, allowing you to better appreciate the scenery in front of you. If you come at night, you can see the night under the city lights on the Ferris wheel, which is even more charming. After riding the Ferris wheel, you may wish to take a stroll in South Bank Park, there are many restaurants, snacks and entertainment.
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  • No.5

    Brisbane City Hall

    179 Reviews
    261m from downtown
    "Brisbane City Hall offers a delightful journey through history and beauty. Its grand architecture captivates visitors, while the stunning clock tower provides breathtaking panoramic views. The informative exhibits showcase the city's heritage, making it an educational and enriching experience. A must-visit destination for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts alike."
    Highlights: Brisbane City Hall is the symbol of Brisbane and the most magnificent city hall in Australia. This prismatic tower building with Italian Renaissance style was built in 1930. The big bell on the clock tower rings every 15 minutes to remind Australians to cherish time and not waste time. 1. Brisbane City Hall is known as the "Million City Council" Before the completion of the Sydney Opera House in 1971, Brisbane City Hall was the most expensive building in Australia, so it was called the "Million City Council". You can feel the ancient atmosphere of this town hall from the outside, or you can take the elevator to the 78-meter inner observation deck, overlooking the King George Square next to the town hall and the chessboard-like streets of Brisbane, and you can enjoy the slow flow The Brisbane River through the city. 2. The atmosphere of art and culture around the city hall is strong. From the observation deck, you can pay attention to the beautiful interior decoration of the city hall: marble stairs and mosaic walls, which look like a long-standing artwork. If you are interested, you can visit the art galleries, museums, concert halls and libraries inside. There is an open-air plaza in front of the hall, where exhibitions, concerts and various celebrations are often held.
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  • No.6

    Saint John's Anglican Cathedral

    47 Reviews
    1km from downtown
    "St. John's Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia, is an Anglican cathedral. St. John's Cathedral is designed in a similar way to the Roman and Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages in Europe, and is unique in Australia, through nearly 100 years of collaboration between churches, stonemasons and architects. St. John's Cathedral is the only stone vaulted ceiling building in the southern hemisphere."
    Highlights: St John's Cathedral is Brisbane's main Catholic church, built in 1901 and rebuilt in 2003 to its original design. The church is in Gothic style, with earth-colored brick exterior walls and towering cyan spires. The interior columns and domes are pure in color, and the sun shines through the stained glass windows. 1. Geographical location St. John's Church is the Church of the Anglican Church in Queensland, Australia. It is located in the suburbs of the city center of Brisbane, Australia. William Street in the heart of the district. It is an international pilgrimage center, attracting more than 20,000 tourists from all over the world every year; at the same time, it is also an important art and music center, with its own band and several concerts every year. 2. Human and Architectural History St. John's Church has the largest church organ in Australia and a men's and boys' choir singing traditional Anglican repertoire. The construction of the church took about 100 years and involved a collaborative effort between clergy, masons and architects.
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