48 Hour Brisbane Itinerary


48 Hours in Brisbane, your guide to where to go and what to do in this vibrant, cultural and historical city.



Breakfast at the Glen Hotel Garden Grille Restaurant.

Monday – Saturday an a la carte breakfast is served from Charles Baker Donuts and Coffee from 6am-10am

Sunday Buffet Breakfast is served from 7am-10am

Book your table at The Glen Hotel Garden Grille Restaurant.


Parking is easy at South Bank where you have direct access to Brisbane’s cultural lifestyle and entertainment precinct at South Bank Parklands.

Things to do at South Bank:

  • QAGOMA the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art provide Brisbane residents and visitors an impressive display of permanent exhibitions and an highly distinguished annual program featuring Australian and international exhibitions.
  • QPAC Queensland Performing Arts Centre showcasing an excellent array of talent from comedians, to theatre, dance, musicals, classical music and rock music.
  • Wheel of Brisbane is an iconic scenic attraction taking passengers on a breathtaking 15minute ride 60 meters in the air in a fully air-conditioned Gondola including an audio tour of the surrounding region.
  • At South Bank Paklands you can wander through the beautiful pink and purple shaded bougainvillea Grand Arbour, have a picnic or BBQ next to Brisbane River with lots of facilities including picnic tables, barbecues, playgrounds, grassy picnic areas and amenities.
  • Streets Beach is Australia’s only inner-city man-made beach, complete with sub-tropical gardens and sandy white beaches it’s a must do.
  • Epicurious Gardens is the cities edible garden, see exotic fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices growing.
  • Queensland Maritime Museum, one of the countries largest maritime museums, explore the warship Diamantina and the lugger Penguin.
  • Dine at the vast array of casual dining options, cafes and restaurants at Little Stanley Street and Grey Street.


City Hopper – the free ferry service will take you from South Bank across the Brisbane River stopping at key city destinations.

Riverlife Brisbane is located 300metres from the Thornton Street Ferry Terminal where you can choose your own Brisbane Adventure.

Riverlife Brisbane Tours include:

  • Kayaking Brisbane River, day and night tours
  • Abseil Kangaroo Point Cliffs
  • Rock Climbing Kangaroo Point Cliffs
  • Segway Tour of Brisbane City
  • Laser Tag
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding

After all that you will be well and truly ready to retire for the evening ready for another big day the following day.


Dining is made easy when you eat at our restaurants at The Glen, The Garden Grille Restaurant and Bar offers a la carte style dining and The Deck Bar and Casual Dining serves quality bistro meals.


BREAKFAST at The Glen Hotel Garden Grille Restaurant.


Climb Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge, the easy 2 hour climb is suitable for all fitness levels, take in the magnificent views of the Brisbane skyline from 80metres above sea level for an experience like no other and views you won’t forget book in a Story Bridge Adventure Climb.


So we’ve only got 48 hours, you’ve tasted Brisbane’s arts and culture scene, done sight seeing the Brisbane way, had lots of adventures and great eats, how about you finish your trip with a relaxing spot of shopping or enjoy a beauty treatment of massage at Queen Street Mall.


Spend the afternoon in the heart of the city, Brisbane’s Queens Street Mall is one of Australia’s most visited pedestrian malls, home to more than 700 retail outlets and flagship stores, a range of shopping malls including the historical Brisbane Arcade built in 1923 . Complete with a cinema, casino, parklands, museums, galleries, salons, day spas, restaurants there is something for everyone.


Have a fantastic 48 hours in Brisbane when you stay at THE GLEN HOTEL & SUITES just 20mins from Brisbane CBD offering supreme king and twin rooms and king suites with pool, gym and onsite parking. Book your Brisbane Hotel Accommodation now.