Brisbane City Parks & Gardens

There are a number of parks and gardens in and around Brisbane City that are worth exploring during your stay in Brisbane. 


These include:

  • South Bank Parklands with 17 hectares of green spaces, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hosts hundreds of fantastic events all year round.
  • City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane's oldest park with its ancient trees, rainforest glades and exotic plant species. The park runs the full length of Alice St, bordered by Parliament House on one side and the Brisbane River's northern banks on the other. 
  • Roma Street Parklands one of Brisbane’s premier parks, with some of the most beautiful examples of contemporary display gardens in Australia. 
  • New Farm Park with 18 hectares of superbly planned horticultural delights such as a mass display of roses, Jacarandas and Poincianas are located in the park's centre. The park is adjacent to the Brisbane Powerhouse at 1042 Brunswick Street, New Farm 

For more information on Brisbane Parks and Gardens and guided tours visit Brisbane City Council


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Brisbane Whale Watching


Did you know that you can head out to the majestic Moreton Bay on a day tour to see the gentle giants of the sea - the Humpback Whales?


Each year the magnificent Southern Humpback Whales migrate to and from Antarctica. As these gentle giants of the deep make their way through our warm waters they feed, mate and play in the clean, clear blue sea of Moreton Bay. Brisbane Whale Watching Cruises are only a 30 minute drive to Redcliffe on Moreton Bay. The cruise includes:

  • Bus from Brisbane CBD
  • Morning tea
  • Fresh buffet lunch including Tiger Prawns, selection of cold meats and salad
  • Afternoon tea
  • Extensive and informative commentary

The cost of the 5 hour cruise starts from $140 per person.Tours from July through to October and seats are selling fast so make sure you don't miss out on the whale’s northern migration! For more information and bookings visit Brisbane Whale Watching


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The Sciencentre

Introduce your kids to science in an enjoyable and immersive environment at The Sciencentre at South Bank. The Sciencentre is located on Level 1 of Queensland Museum and is a fantastic destination for families, with many displays that allow visitors to get hands-on and experience science at work.

Housing permanent and changing exhibitions and providing in-depth education experiences and innovative Science Theatre shows, it is a must-see destination for children, families and even adults!

The Sciencentre is open 9:30am to 5:00pm daily and is located at Corner of Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank.

Entry is $14.50 Adults, $11.50 Child (3-15 years).

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Coming Up at Riverstage

Enjoy some of the best local, national and international acts at Riverstage the outdoor entertainment venue within the City Botanic Gardens in Brisbane.

There is a huge array of live music entertainment coming up at Riverstage, including:

  • Imagine Dragons - Sat 5 Sept
  • Wiz Khalifa - Sun 27 Sept
  • Parkway Drive - Fri 2 Oct
  • Chet Faker - Sat 31 Oct
  • Hozier - Fri 6 Nov
  • Mumford & Sons - Sat 7 Nov
  • Florence + The Machine - Wed 18 Nov
  • Rise Against - Fri 4 Dec

For more information and tickets visit Ticketmaster

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Brisbane Boat Show

Are you a boating enthusiast? For those of you who have a passion for the outdoor lifestyle that comes with being on the water, the Brisbane Boat Show is on again this year at the Brisbane Showgrounds from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 September.


Bringing together the boating industry with boating enthusiasts there will be a great display of products, boat brands and services on display. There will also be heaps of live entertainment, demonstration areas, seminars to engage you and prizes to be won.   


With free entry to children under 15 when accompanied by an adult, and free kids activities, you can be guaranteed the whole family will enjoy.


Times: Thursday & Friday: 10am – 8pm, Saturday: 9am – 5pm Sunday: 9am – 4pm

Admission: Adult 1 Day Ticket $18.00

For more information and pre-purchase tickets visit Brisbane Boat Show 


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