Your essential guide to Brisbane as a tourist

Are you heading to Brisbane for the first time? If you are, no doubt you’re excited and looking forward to your holiday. Brisbane is a fantastic destination that has something in store for all types of tourists.

As a local, I thought that this would be a poignant time to offer you a handy little guide for our city. By following this guide, you are bound to have a fantastic time on your first Brisbane holiday.

So, continue reading this article to discover how you can experience the best that Brisbane has to offer. You can thank me by checking out our holiday apartments and rates offered by Bridgewater Terraces. I’m pretty sure that after taking a look, you’ll consider staying with us on your holiday.

1. Things to do

Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum

Our wonderful city, Brisbane presents a lot of activities and attractions. Unfortunately, I couldn’t possibly sum up everything it has to offer in just one or two paragraphs. Instead, I’ll focus on the best activities that Urge you try on your Brisbane holiday.

For nature lovers, I recommend that you visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Lamington National Park. You’ll get to experience Australia’s indigenous wildlife at these sanctuaries and parks.

Also take a tour of South Bank, Roma Street Parklands, Queensland Museum and the Brisbane Botanical Gardens. These relaxing tours are a great way to experience the culture and sights of Brisbane City.  

If you’re fond of outdoor activities, then you should go on the Brisbane River Cruise. You can also partake in some adventure sports offered by Riverlife Adventure Centre. The Story Bridge climb is another great activity that adventure enthusiasts are sure to enjoy.

Lastly, if you enjoy a day-trip, consider at Moreton Bay and Mt. Coot-Tha. Each are incredibly popular with our guests here at Bridgewater Terraces.

2. Where to eat

Pane E Vino

Gluten Free Pasta from Pane E Vino

Now the important part: food. Brisbane boasts some amazing eateries and bars where you can fill up in between visiting tourist hotspots. Whatever type of food you’re looking for, you’ll have no problems finding it in Brisbane.

Some of my personal favourite fine dining options in Brisbane include Bacchus, Enoteca, Black Hide Steakhouse and 1889 Enoteca.

If you’re looking for cheap eats in our city, then you should visit Café O-Mai, Miel Container, The Vietnamese and Guilty Rogue Public House. Other great eateries for you to try out include the Great Café & Restaurant, Pane E Vino, C’est Bon, Ortiga and Chidos Mexican Grill.

If you’d like to drop by a bar or pub, then Brisbane won’t disappoint. I often head over to Fitz + Potts, Hop & Pickle, Embassy Craft Beer Bar or Alen’s Espresso with friends to have a good time. These bars and pubs will certainly make your day in Brisbane.

3. Where to find accommodation

3 Bedroom Apartment Brisbane

3 Bedroom Apartment at Bridgewater Terraces

Finally, Brisbane offers a range of accommodation options for you to choose from. You can choose to stay in one of the many hotels, resorts or holiday apartments in Brisbane. However, before making a choice, you need to ensure that your accommodation is centrally located. This way, you’ll get to enjoy the best of Brisbane without having to travel too far.

At Bridgewater Terraces, our holiday apartments are rated as one of the best in Brisbane. We’re located in Kangaroo Point, just outside Brisbane CBD. By staying with us, you’ll have no problems getting to any of the destinations that I have mentioned earlier. Moreover, our luxurious and spacious 2 and 3-bedroom apartments are incredibly affordable. So, stay with us to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing Brisbane holiday without burning a hole in your pocket.


If you’re travelling to Brisbane for the first time, you sure have a lot of exploring to do! There are plenty of attractions inside and outside Brisbane that are worth exploring. Moreover, Brisbane has some fantastic eateries, bars and pubs to keep your stomach happy on your holiday. Finally, Brisbane also has a range of accommodation options for you to choose from. I’m sure you’re going to have a gala time on your first Brisbane holiday.

For the best accommodation in Brisbane at affordable prices, look nowhere else but Bridgewater Terraces. Make a reservation with us by dropping us an email at res@bridgewaterterraces.com.au. Book with us today!


About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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