Brisbane Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Queensland is proudly known as the sunshine state of Australia, and any time of year makes a good time to visit Brisbane (often called Brizzy by locals). Brisbane sightseeing is marked by parks, coastline, gardens, and more. Whether you want to play in the water or partake in some epic shopping, this Australian city welcomes you.

Start your Brisbane tour with a stop at Mount Coot-tha. The name of this mountain peak is derived from the Maori word for honey, which was once found in abundance here. While you’re at Mount Coot-tha, explore the stars of the Southern Hemisphere at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Next, visit a laughing kookaburra at Brisbane Botanical Gardens.

Don’t forget about the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can visit koalas, kangaroos, and other local animals. Once you’re ready to commune with humans again, head to Queen Street Mall for the heart of Brisbane’s shopping. The South Bank is rich with free activities, markets, and a lagoon where you can cool off.

Spare some time to take the public ferry to Newfoundland Park, where you can visit the restored Brisbane Powerhouse, filled with art installations. To end your day, climb the Story Bridge, an ideal spot to watch the sun set over the city. Don’t worry, Brisbane tourism includes many fine and casual dining options.

What will you do on your next trip to Brisbane?

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Fahad Ali says:


Highontheinternet25 says:

I’m live in Sydney but go up to Brisbane frequently to see my partner. I have to admit, while there are definitely advantages Brisbane has over Sydney (less traffic, more laid back, affordable housing etc.) I do find it to be a little boring in comparrison. Sydney is just riddled with spectacular harbour / beach views, incredible architecture, bursting with character and culture, amazing bars, restaurants and countless things to do; as is Melbourne (minus the harbour views).
But after doing all the touristy things in Brisbane, we kind of saw everything worth seeing within a few days.
For someone visiting Australia who is only has time to see one or two cities, I would definitely recommend Sydney and / or Melbourne. Brisbane just wouldn’t make the cut for me, sorry.

Avinash Chandra says:

4:04 ‘Free for all’ *Height of sarcasm* :V

P.S- I’m living here since 1yr and really love this city, except some overpriced stores.

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Work Eat Travel says:

PLease watch this video of my trip to Brisbane Thanks! it was indeed a great place. =)

Nhung Kim says:

Brisbane is really nice city! I discovered all the places mentioned in the video above ;)). was an amazing journey

NO1 Carpet Cleaning Melbourne says:

Great video made on Lovely Brisbane. Thanks

Connor Clifton says:

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Seen0 says:

Brisbane is boring

Kieky Ramanda Andro says:

Margot Robbie might leave US and go back to Queensland when she retires. Its very beautiful.

Madison KENNEDY says:

I’m a dumb dumb

PRO Bond Cleaning Brisbane says:

Brisbane is one of Favorite places list. Actually, Brisbane is my Birthplace and i loved this place very much. I watched this video couple of times. Thanks again for sharing.

Alexander Jesse James says:

Very informative. Thank you Expedia for your great work. I’ll be visiting Brisbane when I die!

Emma Irakoze says:

going there July with my daughter cant wait to see some of these places and my big sis who i haven’t seen for 11 years.

City of Microvideos says:

Brisbane is a fantastic city!

علي الموسوي says:

Brisbane is very very feuatstic

rupali sharma says:


For study and work

Madison KENNEDY says:

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Work Eat Travel says:

When you go to Goldcoast, don’t forget to go to the Q1 building’s observation deck, BREATHTAKING VIEW of the beach and the concrete jungle – – – – – >

st. tanvir says:


Ben Piercy says:

Brisbane is the best city ever!

kitkat12 says:

Been to Brisbane once when I was 14. I was awed by the beaches in the middle in the city. This is the most beautiful city ever I have seen. The perfect blend between nature and modern city, and the kind of thing that you never find in a concrete jungle like Hong Kong. The friendly vibe, laid back lifestyle…. To me, Brisbane is the perfect city to live in. Now I am going to study in University of Queensland next month. Just watching videos and wish time could pass faster.

De U says:

lovely and exciting city

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Kilian Schreurs says:


InFaMuS CaB says:

Brisbane is my life dream
And I’m going to go there tomorrow

Colin Lam says:

Love the intro music. What is it called

Karan Poudel says:

I am there pretty soon

Anne Shaw says:

Melbourne and Brisbane are the top two most livable cities in Australia by a long way. I lived in the best areas
of Sydney for thirty years and is a long way behind these two

Darch Angel says:

Is it okay here to go for a swim even on winter?

Timothy Bolt says:

I am OZ Chinese live in Melb 20years , never wish to live in Brisbane, too hot and wet there in summer.

Anne Shaw says:

Lived in the best suburbs in Sydney for 30 years. Brisbane and Melbourne leave Sydney for dead and the real estate is half the price. . Magic city to walk around. No other major city has so much natural beauty around it within easy reach.

dabiel says:

i love how they talked about brisbane in such a good way cuz ive heard people talk about australia and brisbane in such a bad way

Happyplace says:

Thank you for the video, very informative..

Sawitta Keawnongyang says:

thank you for the good news tourist attraction

Pro Skip Bins Brisbane says:

Now, I am in Australia. See you very very soon Beautiful Brisbane ..

Kilian Schreurs says:

where in brisbane are the beaches like 0:41?

Tomas Canevaro says:

The city of the best gay couple in the whole internet 😉

Nurul tea says:

I like Brisbane. We visit my sister friend after from Gold Coast.

nomad says:

Australia is a racist country and Aussie are racists.

Flight Of Spice Blog says:

How do you have a life and travel non stop? I always talk about this on my blog

Kimberley Kearns says:



Brissy Northside represent

Karolina Varga says:

Not sure how it has a country feel. Far more refined and sophisticated than Seattle is! Standard of living is far superior. I miss my hometown and will move back to Brissy.

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