One day in Brisbane? You're Going to Need More
Updated: Sep 2
Sometimes you don’t have to look very far to travel. Sure, it’s exciting to explore new areas we’ve never been before but we live in strange times where interstate travel is not possible at the moment. If you’re currently in Brisbane or looking to travel here in the near future, then you’re in luck! We’ve come up with some of the places that you’ll want to visit when you have the chance. Whether you’re into photography or simply want to enjoy the culinary experience, there’s always something for everyone in this city.
Look at That View
You don’t have to look far to find beautiful scenery within the city. The river that crosses the city is incredibly beautiful once you find the perfect spot to take it in. Our favourite spot? Wilson Outlook Reserve. Located just above Howard Smith Wharves, you get an amazing panoramic view of the city, Story Bridge, and north of the river. It is really quiet and peaceful up there, perfect if you want to take your time taking in the view. If you want to take the best pictures, be sure to be there just before sunset as the sun goes behind the buildings. Alternatively, night time is also a good time since the Story Bridge will be lit up in beautiful colours.
Kangaroo Point Cliffs is another spot we highly recommend visiting. Stunning is the best word to describe this place. Once you get to the top of the cliffs, the view towards the river and the city is breathtaking. If you think about it it's amazing how there's a natural cliff side so close to the CBD!. If you're into rock climbing, Kangaroo Point Cliffs is a must-do. It's an extremely popular place to go rock climbing and you can clearly see why. How often do you get the opportunity to climb a natural cliff so close to the city centre?
Never-ending List of Events
Brisbane is home to various events that are open to the public across the city. Visit Brisbane has a list of all the events happening in the city that constantly updated with the latest events. From live music to fitness boot camp, there’s always plenty to see and do! Be sure to check it out once a while because you won’t want to miss on events such as the Night Noodle Markets and Le Festival. They take place at South Bank Parklands once a year and have some of the most unique food and drinks you’ll see around.
Street Food? Yes Please!
On the subject of food, there’s still heaps of street foods around the city if you can’t wait for the next upcoming festivals at South Bank Parklands. Farmer Markets are scattered throughout the city every Saturday morning. Donuts, fresh smoothies, brownies, popcorn, it’s all there! The smell of food, as you walk through these markets, will definitely make your stomach growl. Oh and while you’re there, you’ll want to pick up some fruits from one of the farmers. They’re fresh and cheap and the farmers highly appreciate us supporting them.
The closest Farmer Markets are located in New Farm and Kelvin Grove. Perfect distance for a morning walk from the city. There's also the Brisbane City Markets that's on every Wednesday right in front of the Brisbane Square Library
There’s definitely a lot more to Brisbane than what most people thought. If you know what to look for and where to go, you’ll be in for a special time. Subscribe to our newsletter and we'll share more travel and marketing guides with you in the future.