With its subtropical climate, gently rolling hills, river weaving through it and grand old Queenslanders (‘Queenslanders’ as in the houses; few Brisbanites people would describe themselves as ‘grand’), it’s always a wonder Brisbane isn’t a bigger fixture on the traveller map.
Queensland’s easygoing capital is a city for those who reckon life’s better lived outdoors. The days here start early, the evenings run late, the sun shines 260 days a year and public parks and picnicking spots are everywhere. Beaches? Inner city South Bank has a good version, but there’s no beating the real ones on North and South Stradbroke Islands. Given this obsession with enjoying the elements, it might then seem a surprise that Brizzy also boasts a vibrant indoors scene. Art galleries are popping up everywhere, café culture’s truly taken hold, and the city’s birthed some of the country’s biggest bands of recent years. Cultural cringe what?
Day tours in Brisbane
Explore Brisbane's laneway pubs and bars, renowned for their unique selection of boutique brews, mix in some chat – both historical and topical – and you’ve got an Urban Adventure with an edge! On this tour we'll introduce you to a Brisbane of side streets and courtyards, a city where ANZAC, WWII, and unmarked convict heritage abounds and some of Australia’s best craft beers can be found — what about this doesn’t sound brilliant?
See Brisbane through a lens of crime and vice, from Captain Logan's punishing treadmill to the corruption of the Fitzgerald Inquiry. Our team of historians and archaeologists will bring to life the stories of floggings, murders, riots, and the old-fashioned depravity that used to simmer beneath the city’s sleepy Colonial image.