Top 10 Things to do in Brisbane in 2018

If you’re planning an upcoming Brisbane holiday in 2018, then you certainly have a lot to look forward. Brisbane is a cosmopolitan city which boasts of stunning natural beauty and offers plenty to see and do. Regardless of whether you’re travelling solo, with friends or with family, our city has something in store for you.

However, if this is your first time visiting Brisbane, then you’re probably unsure as to what the best things to do in Brisbane are. SO, as the owner of Bridgewater Terraces, today I will act as your local guide to ensure you don’t miss a thing!

So, continue reading on to discover the top 10 things to do in Brisbane in 2018. Make sure to do as many as possible on your upcoming holiday!

  1. Take the CityCat Ferry ride to get across the city. Brisbane River runs across the city and by taking a ferry, you can easily get from one place to another in no time at all. Moreover, you’ll treat yourself to fabulous sights and sounds while you commute. Best of all, you can catch a CityCat Ferry from Holman Street Pier, which is just 400 mt from Bridgewater Terraces
  2. Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – the world’s largest and first koala sanctuary to ever be built. While you’ll witness koalas, you’ll also get to see hundreds of other exotic species at this sanctuary. Lone Pine is located just outside Brisbane, and you’ll enjoy a great scenic drive on your way there.
  3. Explore the natural beauty of Roma Street Parklands. Roma Street Parklands is a stunning subtropical park located in the heart of the city. It includes plenty of colourful gardens and lawns with walkways and biking trails. Roma Street Parklands is one of the best destinations in Brisbane to relax, have a picnic or just be one with nature.
  4. Indulge in some adventure sports on the Brisbane River. There are plenty of sports activities ranging from kayaking to paddle boarding. You can also go rock climbing or abseil down the Kangaroo Point Cliffs located on the banks of the Brisbane River, and just 1 km from our apartments. You can also explore the riverside on foot or a bike.
  5. Climb up the Storey Bridge. The Storey Bridge Adventure Climb is one of only three bridge climbs all over the world. You’ll have to make your way to the top of the iconic bridge, and you’ll be standing 80m above the rest of Brisbane. You’ll get to experience panoramic sights and witness Brisbane in all its glory. Guided tours are available for this climb both at dawn and dusk. You’ll find the Storey Bridge Adventure Climb located a short 200 mts from Bridgewater Terraces.
  6. Take a day trip to Mt. Coot-Tha. Mt. Coot-Tha is located just outside Brisbane city, and it offers majestic sights of the city and the surrounding forests. There are plenty of walking and hiking trails and picnic spots, so you’re sure to have a great time exploring the area. There’s also a botanical garden present at Mt. Coot-Tha, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers.
  7. Drop by the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in South Bank. This gallery cum museum is spread across two buildings, and it showcases fine collections of contemporary, modern and historical art. It also plays host to several events and exhibitions throughout the year and operates its restaurants, cafes and retail outlets.
  8. Go shopping at Queen Street Mall in Brisbane CBD. Queen Street Mall is considered to be the premier shopping destination in Brisbane where you’ll find everything from big brands to boutique shops. The centre for retail and fashion, you can shop till you drop at Queen Street Mall.
  9. Party in Fortitude Valley, the nightlife and entertainment precinct of Brisbane. There are several bars, clubs, pubs, cafes, restaurants and live entertainment options at Fortitude Valley and you won’t find yourself bored.
  10. Explore the City Botanic Gardens located in Alice Street. Thanks to this stunning garden, you don’t even need to leave Brisbane to experience natural beauty.


Brisbane is a destination which offers plenty to do to tourists. The top things to do in Brisbane include taking the CityCat Ferry ride, visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, exploring Roma Street Parklands, taking part in adventure sports on the Brisbane River, climbing the Storey Bridge, taking a day trip to Mt. Coot-Tha, visiting Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, shopping at Queen Street Mall, partying in Fortitude Valley and exploring the City Botanic Gardens. By doing these, you’re sure to enjoy a great Brisbane holiday.

And, if you’re looking for quality accommodation in the heart of Brisbane, consider us at Bridgewater Terraces. We offer a range of self-contained apartments in Kangaroo Point which is close to all the attractions I’ve mentioned above. By staying with us, you’ll certainly make the most of your holiday.

So, take a look at our apartments and make a booking 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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