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ACTIVITIES BRISBANE CITY

Activities Brisbane City provides a comprehensive QLD Tourism profile for you to find your business in your local Brisbane City 4000 area. The information presented is the most recent available and updated regularly.

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Brisbane Arcade

160 Queen Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Built in 1923, the heritage Brisbane Arcade is one of the city\\\\'s oldest shopping arcades. From Terazzo floors, and balustrades to dado pannelling, it reflects the elegance of its award-winning fashion designers, manufacturer jewellers, antiques, arts and gift stores you won't find anywhere else. So come along and enjoy your shopping experience at the Brisbane Arcade.

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Kookaburra River Queens

1 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Kookaburra River Queens welcome you aboard Brisbane’s truly unique icons. Enjoy the spectacular and memorable experience of our luxury cruise aboard authentic paddlewheelers.

As you take in the best views Brisbane has to offer, enjoy the changing city sights by day or night.

Whether it’s for a romantic seafood dinner, wedding or a corporate conference for executives, Kookaburra River Queens can tailor events to your every whim and desire. Combining elegant dining, live entertainment and undeniably the most breathtaking views of Brisbane, your Kookaburra River Queen experience will be one you will never forget!

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Brisbane Arts Theatre

210 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Just a short walk from Roma Street Station, Normanby Busway Station, Caxton Street, Normanby Hotel and Roma street Parklands is the Brisbane Arts Theatre, a 151 seat, Air Conditioned auditorium with a licensed bar and comfortable outdoor courtyard available for functions.

There is free parking right outside and disabled Access. Perfect for your next corporate function or fundraising event.

The Brisbane Arts Theatre is Available for hire in 2008!

The Theatre has \\'No Steps" Access for 117 and an upstairs gallery that seats 34.

There are two dressing rooms available which
are fully equipped and air-conditioned.

We also provide tea, coffee and \\'snack preparation\\' facilities and a licensed wine bar.

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Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Gardens Point Alice Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens is a living museum of plant collections, displaying early heritage specimens through to present day exotic and native plantings. It is considered to be one of the most important non-indigenous cultural landscapes in Queensland and is recognised for its natural and historic values. In addition to the plant collections, there are a number of significant heritage features.

Walk through the beautiful Brisbane City Botanic Gardens accompanied by a Brisbane Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guide. Tours are offered twice daily, (except Sundays, public holidays and mid-December to mid-January). Walks last approximately one hour. Meet at 11.00am or 1.00pm at the Rotunda opposite the Albert Street gates. You can also visit Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, situated on Mt. Coot-tha Road, Toowong.

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Brisbane City Hall

King George Square, Brisbane City QLD 4000

City Hall is one of Queensland's most significant heritage and cultural icons.

Since its opening in 1930, City Hall has been a symbol of civic pride and over the years it has become one of Brisbane's greatest icons and community meeting places. The building has played an important role in the lives of our local community in times of war, peace, celebration and refuge and has rightly earned the title of the 'People's Place'.

City Hall is home to Brisbane’s civic, community, artistic and social life and reopened in April 2013 after three years of extensive restoration and upgrades.

Visitors can enjoy free exhibits at Museum of Brisbane, daily tours and access to the iconic clock tower. For more information call 3403 8888 or visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/cityhall

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MacArthur Museum

201 Edward Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

The MacArthur Museum Brisbane introduces visitors to a critical time in Brisbane’s history – the dark days of World War Two.

Visit the office where MacArthur planned the Allied campaigns in the South-West Pacific and his famous, ‘I shall return’ campaign for the recapture of the Philippines.

Experience Brisbane during the dark years of 1942 to 1944 – when streets were lined with air-raid shelters, and warships and submarines crowded the banks of the Brisbane River.

Explore a time of censorship, rationing and blackouts, when adults and children carried ID cards, and housewives queued for food supplies.

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Brisbane Lookout - Mount Coo-tha

1012 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Brisbane City QLD 4000

The iconic Brisbane Lookout at scenic Mt. Coot-tha has been a favourite destination for locals and visitors for more than a century and has been made new again! Recent improvements to the renowned Summit Restaurant and popular Kuta Cafe, as well as ongoing improvements to the Mt. Coot-tha, gives everyone a reason to keep coming back!

If you haven't visited us yet you are invited to do so for Brisbane Lookout is a great destination for everyone and a "must see" for all visitors to Brisbane. Breathtaking panoramic views of Brisbane City out to Moreton Bay by day and a fairyland of glittering lights at night await you.

Within the Mt. Coot-tha area you'll not only find the Brisbane Lookout....though that alone is worth the journey. There is also the many pleasures and attractions of the Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, the Cosmic Planetarium, Herbarium and the many picnic, walking, bike and even horse tracks around Mt. Coot-tha. A remarkable vantage from which to view Brisbane and beyond and a fantastic, natural recreation reserve....does it get any better?

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Ella Bache - Queen Street

Shop 27, Post Office Square, 270-280 Queen Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

We are located in Post Office Square, right next door to the coffee club at the Adelaide Street entrance. Our salon has been designed to give our clients professional services and treatments in a private and serene environment. Our facilities include 6 private treatment rooms, including a tanning room, a body treatment room with a hydrotherapy shower, and all the facilities and equipment to ensure outstanding results in the treatments you may choose.

At Ella Baché, education is an ongoing process of learning and development. Our success has been made possible by three important factors: Ella Baché unsurpassed products, unwavering commitment to education, and our passion for knowledge of the skin. It is the expertise and skill of our professionally trained Beauty Therapists that sets us apart from the rest. You can be sure all of our therapists have met the high standards of Ella Baché, and have the knowledge and expertise required to advise, treat and recommend specific treatments to suit your skin and your lifestyle.

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Dome Spa Retreat at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Level 4 Brisbane Marriott Hotel 515 Queen Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

For your convenience, we offer $5 Valet parking for our spa guests at The Brisbane Marriott Hotel –our special way of commencing your journey of relaxation.

The Dome Spa Retreat is on the 4th Floor of The Brisbane Marriott Hotel and set against exquisite river views from the pool deck. As a Spa guest you are free to use the pool, sauna and spa before and after your treatments.

You will get comfortable in a robe and slippers and enjoy a herbal tea while you fill in a consultation form. Our therapists take the time to discover what you want and personalise your treatment, delivering the special results you desire.

The spa treatments are beautifully choreographed to soothe and nurture your body, mind and spirit, while also providing very specific results. Be it a 3hr Dome Signature Spa Retreat or a Dome Signature Facial - we have a treatment that will be perfect for you.

We also have a healthy, seasonal menu for post-treatment lunches.

Whether you are here for an hour or for a full day spa retreat, alone or with a group; you can be sure that The Dome Spa  Retreat is an oasis for the soul.

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Hot Air Balloon Brisbane

275 George Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Hot Air fly just a short 55 minute drive south of the City, come ballooning from Brisbane and experience the wonder, silence and romance of your first hot air balloon ride. Following your morning ride is a romantic Champagne breakfast at our special location of O'Reilly's Vineyards, what a great way to start a celebration for the day.

Hot Air Balloon Brisbane has been offering the most reliable balloon take-offs in Australia now for over 15 years.

Experienced in flying over the beautiful Scenic Rim just to the South of Brisbane City, Hot Air recommend driving just that bit  inland to catch the reliable breezes in the valleys of the Scenic Rim, to ensure that your sunrise balloon flight is one to truly remember.

Come on!, experience the best balloons & the best crew at the BEST Price, come ballooning with Hot Air Brisbane.

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Naldham House

1 Eagle Street, Waterfront Place, Brisbane City QLD 4000

As you walk through the streets of Brisbane this magnificent 19th century building is sure to catch your attention. Towering above the rest, Naldham House with its archetypical architecture and imposing structure is a legacy of Australia's Colonial past. Constructed in the late 1870's, this structure has withstood the test of time and still makes its presence felt in the lanes of Brisbane. First designed by the Sydney architects Al & G McCreedy as the office of Australian United Steamship Navigation Company in 1889, this structure has been renovated a few times ever since. Originally called the AUSN Building, it later came to be known as the Naldham house after being taken over by McDonald Hamilton.

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Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre

311 Ann St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
With its foundation stone laid on Anzac Day, 25 April, 1928, and built from local materials, the Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre is the headquarters of the craft in Queensland and a masonic memorial to those who gave their lives in
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City Botanic Gardens

Alice Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

The City Botanic Gardens is the city's oldest park, originally planted by convicts in 1825 with food crops to feed the prison colony. These gardens include ancient trees, rainforest glades and exotic species. They run the full length of Alice Street, bordered by Parliament House on the one side and the Brisbane River's northern banks on the other. They provide a lush green haven for city workers and visitors. There are free guided walks available from Monday to Saturdays from approximately 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (excluding public holidays). The walks are at a gentle pace, last approximately one hour and are led by experienced, friendly Volunteer Guides. Meet at the Rotunda near the Alice Street Main Entrance. Additionally, the Gardens hosts boxing and fitness circuits, weight loss challenges, tai chi, pilates and more. Attractions at the gardens include Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Mangrove Boardwalk and ornamental ponds. Special events are held at the River stage. The City Botanic Gardens also offer 10 outdoor designated booking areas that may be reserved for either a wedding ceremony or corporate function. The areas range from scenic lilly ponds, intimate small areas or large open grassed areas.

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Colmslie Beach Reserve

Colmslie Road, Colmslie, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Adjoining the Brisbane River, the Colmslie Beach Reserve is a great children's playground with the Octopus Garden, barbecues, shelter picnic area and sandy beach. Located off Colmslie Road next to the Brisbane River, it is located nine kilometres and 13 minutes east of Brisbane City. Public transport is available to and from Colmslie Beach. Public transport is available to and from Colmslie Beach via Lytton Road.

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Elizabeth Arcade

99 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Elizabeth Street has long been the place to find Brisbane's up-and-coming fashion designers with its shining star Elizabeth Arcade. Home to a great range of boutiques each offering diverse fashion options. Must-shops at the arcade are Garnsis, Little Lace and Violent Green. Don't miss out on Xile and Highway 7, just located outside on Elizabeth Street. Xile is a mecca for international fashion, stocking such designers as Dolce & Gabbana and Armani. For something with a street and punk rock edge head to Highway 7. When you've finished shopping, the arcade is the perfect place for a bite to eat thanks for the numerous Asian cafes on offer.

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Brisbane Customs House

399 Queen Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Customs House, one of Brisbane's heritage icons, is located on the river in the Central Business District. The beautifully restored building is operated by The University of Queensland as a cultural, educational and heritage facility. Behind the grand Corinthian columns you will find exquisite boardrooms, a stunning ballroom, a licensed restaurant and an information centre. Customs House is open to the public for viewing. Visitors are able to stroll through the building and capture its historic flavour while a display of Customs Service memorabilia from those bygone years stirs the imagination. A permanent display of the Stuartholme-Behan collection of Australian Art is located in the building. The licensed restaurant is located on the river level in what was once part of the Queen's warehouse. Seating is provided inside in heritage surroundings as well as outside overlooking the river. A range of function rooms is also available for corporate and private functions catering from three to 350 persons. Customs House is a Brisbane And Queensland tourism award winner. Walk to Customs House down Queen Street or along the river boardwalk. Customs House is readily accessible by CityCat with bus and train stations in the near vicinity.

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Old Government House

2 George Street, Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Old Government House is recognised as one of Queensland's most important heritage sites. The building recently underwent a AUD15 million restoration and is now open to the public as a House museum. Visit the house (admission is free) to get an insight into colonial life in the early days of Queensland. Old Government House is also home to the William Robinson Gallery. Located on the first level the Gallery and study centre honours the life and work of this distinguished Queensland artist. Tours of Old Government House and the William Robinson Gallery are run regularly.

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Albert Street Uniting Church

Corner Albert and Ann Streets, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Albert Street Uniting Church has been a Spiritual Home in Brisbane City for over 160 years. The church is in the decorative Gothic style of architecture to harmonise the style with the requirements of a tropical climate. The most prominent feature of the external design is the spire on the Albert and Ann Streets corner. This rises to a height of 42 metres from the street. The spire continues upward in a graceful and unbroken line, capped by a handsome wrought-iron finial. The Church is open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.00pm for prayer and reflection, and is also a popular venue for local and international weddings.

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Caxton Street and The Barracks

61 Petrie Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

If you want to be immersed in good food, great shopping and live sport, Caxton Street and The Barracks has you covered. Caxton Street exudes an energetic vibe under the imposing shadow of Suncorp Stadium, coming alive most weekends due to the scores of footy fans who converge on the strip after NRL, Rugby Union or Soccer games. The many alfresco restaurants cater to different tastes - Indian, Thai, Modern Australian and the iconic Gambaro's, famous for its fresh seafood. The Barracks has become a landmark retail and commercial hub, successfully integrating heritage-listed buildings and contemporary architecture. Originally the site of the local city jail before ironically becoming a police station and later army barracks, The Barracks is steeped in history. Offering a unique range of dining and shopping options, the Barracks provides a charming alternative to the larger lifestyle villages around Brisbane.

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ANZAC Square War Memorial

Adelaide Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

ANZAC Square War Memorial and Parkland, dedicated to Australia's military heritage, features the Shrine of Remembrance with Eternal Flame. Also included are war memorials, honour rolls, unit plaques, mosaic and soils from WWII cemeteries. Touch-tell systems explain the significance of the ANZAC Square War Memorial. The centrally-located Square is a peaceful sanctuary for reflection within the busy Brisbane City precinct.

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G Adventures

466 George Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000
As a company of passionate and quirky explorers, G Adventures believe that a holiday is more than just a brief escape from work. Travel is a way to celebrate individual freedom; to explore the incredible places you've only read about in books; to discover tastebuds you never even knew you had. Travel opens eyes and hearts to unique cultures and extraordinary wildlife. They believe that the getting there can be just as much fun as the being there, and that true measure of a journey is friends made, not miles crossed. When you travel with them, you forge lasting connections to the people and places you visit. You will travel in small groups composed of like-minded travellers from all over the world. They prefer real, to simulated experiences. You will stay in small and intimate accommodation over big and convenient whenever possible. Enjoy local flavours and fresh food when it's time to refuel. G Adventures encourage sustainable development by doing the right thing and supporting community-powered businesses and the people that run them. They love the world as it is, and recognise what it has the potential to become.

Museum Of Brisbane

Level 3, City Hall, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Rather than a museum of fossils and old bones, Museum of Brisbane is part of the living history of the city, examining how Brisbane and its people continue to change over time and revealing how each of our individual and collective stories are the milestones of the city's evolution. The Museum explores seemingly ordinary people and places of Brisbane to uncover unexpected and fascinating stories.

Aquarius Health and Medispa

Level 2, 70 D Mary Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Relax, unwind and revive in the Aquarius Day Spa and Bathhouse. Book yourself a luxurious face or body treatment or for cosmetic treatments book yourself into their clinic. Their day spa entry includes the use of the 22 metre indoor heated swimming pool, hot and cold plunge pools, saunas, steam room, gym facilities, as well as yoga and fitness classes. Their separate male and female bath houses are a fusion of European elegance with Asian minimalism where you can feel cleansed and rejuvenated by immersing in its aquatic ambience. Their gym is fully equipped to keep in shape and the fitness classes throughout the day offer a variety of options to meet your health and fitness goals. Join them in a world where Spa meets Cosmetic, while you look after your inner and outer health. Kick-start a healthier lifestyle or simply relax, revive and unwind in their Inner-City Oasis. What better way to treat yourself, to feel relaxed and pampered in a retreat that is Aquarius Health and Medispa. Their goal is to help you "look, feel and be your best!"

Goodwill Bridge

Between Brisbane Central Business District, and South Bank, Brisbane City QLD 4000
The Goodwill Bridge is a dedicated footbridge which links the Brisbane River's north and south banks, connecting South Bank with the city at Gardens Point. It is just under 500 metres long but a brief walk along this architecturally impressive structure gives you a whole new perspective on South Bank, the Brisbane River and city. The bridge is not open to vehicular traffic and also features public art installations along its length. It was built in 2001 and takes its name from the Goodwill Games, which took place in Brisbane the same year.

Mercy Heritage Centre

547 Ann Street, All Hallows' Convent, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Step into the atmospheric Mercy Heritage Centre and explore the life and work of the Sisters of Mercy in one of Brisbane’s oldest surviving buildings. The core of the building ‘Adderton’ was built in 1858 by John Petrie. A convent for more than 144 years, visitors now have the unique opportunity to explore this historic residence, gaining insights into the Sisters of Mercy daily life through intimate encounters of the nun’s living conditions and instructional training. Revealed is the full breadth and depth of the rich and diverse history of the Sisters of Mercy Brisbane, the origins of the Mercy Order and its key ministries, the All Hallows' School and rare aspects of Catholicism through interactive exhibitions, demonstrations and guided tours. Also discover the different layers of the building’s history, the magnificent Chapel and an incredible collection of religious relics. Visitors can uncover stories of the lives lived in this incredible place as well as enjoying unparalleled views overlooking the Story Bridge and the Brisbane River from the verandas of this unique cultural setting.
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Colmslie Beach Reserve and Off Leash Dog Park

Colmslie Road, Colmslie, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Adjoining the Brisbane River, the Colmslie Beach Reserve and Off Leash Dog Park includes a great children's playground with the Octopus Garden, barbecues, shelter picnic spots, and pet friendly sandy beach. Located off Colmslie Road next to the Brisbane River, it is located nine kilometres and 13 minutes east of Brisbane City. Public transport is available to and from Colmslie Beach. Public transport is available to and from Colmslie Beach via Lytton Road.