Destination – Discover Brisbane

Queensland's capital Brisbane, conveniently wedged between the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, is a cosmopolitan hub of arts, culture and dining, and is heavy on laid-back charm.

Boasting stunning natural assets, clear blue skies all year round and subtropical alfresco lifestyle, Brisbane is an urban metropolis with a relaxed vibe. Here you’ll receive a warm welcome from the city with timeless nature in its soul.

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Southbank Cultural Centre

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) – Presents exhibitions of contemporary and historical Australian and international art, accompanied by dynamic programs and events.

Queensland Museum & Science Centre - Discover the Queensland Museum, one of Australia's most visited museums in the heart of the Cultural Precinct at South Bank. Also part of this museum is SparkLab, an interactive science, technology, engineering and maths space for children aged 6-13 years old.

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) – Catch a show at one of Australia's leading centres for live performance. QPAC embraces the world-renowned, emerging, local & new performances each year.


Mt Coot-tha

Wander through the different surroundings with a free guided walk with your own personal guide, or simply enjoy the wonderful views from the Lookout, which is the highest point in Brisbane with a panoramic view of the city and Moreton Bay.

2. Mt Cooth-tha

Eat Street Northshore

Enjoy a wide variety of food and drinks at one of the most popular spots in the city. Located over the river in the beautiful suburb of Hamilton, Eat Street offers a quirky and fun space that is beloved by adults and children alike. Enjoy the many types of food from all over the world, crazy amounts of fun desserts, drinks, live music, games, shops, crafts and more!

3. Eat Street

Brisbane Greeters Tour

Keen to learn more about the history of Brisbane? One of the best ways to get to know Brisbane is through the eyes of a skilled and knowledgeable locals. The friendly Greeters take you through a walking tour of the city and share Brisbane’s stories, show you some great spots and introduce you to the vibrant city. These tours are free but a booking is required.

4. Brisbane Greeters

Howard Smith Wharves

Located beneath the Story Bridge, this waterfront area boasts 13 restaurants, cafes, bars, event spaces, and a hotel. This is a unique spot in Brisbane due to the combination of Brisbane’s working heritage with the thriving modern city that it has become. If you’re looking for a night out where you can have fun having a few drinks and eating delicious food, this is the ideal spot!

5. Howard Smith Wharves

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Have you ever held a koala before? The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary allows you to not only see koalas in their natural habitat, but you can also hold one and get a picture. These, and many other native Australian animals such as kangaroos, wombats, snakes, owls, dingoes, platypuses, and more, are cared for and loved at this ideal sanctuary. You can visit them, pet them and even feed them in certain areas, as well as book once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

6. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Brisbane Rooftop Bars

Brisbane in November offers the ideal weather to spend a lot of time outside. Bar hop between the many rooftop bars you can find in the Fortitude Valley, Brisbane CBD and South Bank. A few suggestions include The Terrace at Emporium Hotel, Lina Rooftop, Valley Hops, Soko, Eagles Nest Brisbane, Maya, Dirty Sultan, Elixir Rooftop Bar, Iris, Sixteen Antlers, Cielo Rooftop Bar, and more!

7. Rooftop bars

Ride the CityCat or CityHopper

Discover Brisbane from the water! Jump aboard and follow the river’s curves that define the shape of The City and suburbs. The CityCat is one of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to get around the riverside areas of the Brisbane CBD. If you happen to catch the CityHopper, you will get to discover Brisbane for free, and these convenient ferries run every 30 minutes every day between 5:30AM and midnight, and go from the UQ St Lucia terminal and the Northshore Hamilton terminal. There’s nothing like a pleasant trip free of traffic jams that can show you most of the river areas with a unique view of the city.


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Fish Lane

Another unique area where you will find exceptional restaurants and cafes, Fish Lane is one of the most hipster spots where you can take a walk among vivid, sprawling imagery and lanes draped in brilliant neon displays. Being so close to the Arts Precinct, Fish Lane is thriving with funky and vibrant venues that will take you from South Bank to West End. Despite its reputation for being quirky, Fish Lane actually offers some of the most sophisticated, award-winning restaurants, such as Gauge, La Lune Wine Co, Hello Please, and more!


9. Fish Lane

Escape to one of the beautiful Islands around Queensland

Looking to make the most of your Brisbane holiday? Why not stay for a few extra days and explore the wonderful islands that surround the Queensland Coast! November is the perfect month to explore nature, with the inviting weather and beautiful beaches at these islands;

  • Moreton Island
  • Fraser Island
  • Stradbroke Island
  • Bribie Island
10. Moreton Island