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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.