Things to do in Brisbane

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1. Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Below the 287-metre peak of Mount Coot-tha lies a real jewel in the crown of Brisbane’s amazing outdoor offerings. Opened in 1976 as a compliment to the existing gardens downtown, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens are larger and more extensive than their city counterpart. 52 hectares of the sprawling nature reserve at the foot of Brisbane’s highest peak are devoted to housing some of the world’s rarest and most unusual plants and flowers within a variety of different habitats.
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Tropical rainforest, temperate wetlands and rolling savannah are home to some of the world’s most amazing plants and flowers in Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

2. Treasury Casino

Marvel at the beautiful façade of Brisbane’s old sandstone Treasury Building with its architectural hints of 16th-century Italy. Step inside to enjoy the many fun activities on offer within.
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A magnificent 19th-century building and riverside jewel that is now host to one of Queensland’s biggest casinos and entertainment precincts.

3. Queen Street Mall

With over 26 million visitors every year, Queen Street Mall is not only Brisbane’s busiest shopping complex but a major tourist attraction in its own right. Since it opened in 1982, crowds have been flocking to visit more than 700 retail outlets and countless bars and restaurants in and around the mall and its 6 complexes. The indoor shopping centres, pedestrianised mall and warren of surrounding backstreets and alleys also play host to an ever-changing array of concerts, events and street performances, ensuring a unique experience for every visitor.
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Brisbane’s premier shopping destination houses bars, restaurants and shops of all descriptions in its 40,000 square metres of retail space.

4. Eagle Street Pier

Eagle Street Pier offers premier fine-dining in Brisbane’s central business district. Head here to sample innovative dishes from famous chefs and enjoy refreshing cocktails under the stars.
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A host of restaurants adorns this glittering riverfront location, where the amazing views over the famous Story Bridge are an ideal complement to the food.

5. Roma Street Parkland

Occupying a 16-hectare site in central Brisbane, Roma Street Parkland was used as an important meeting place for Aboriginal ceremonies for thousands of years. Today it is home to a range of spectacular subtropical plant displays, sweeping vistas and unique artwork, making it the escape of choice for nature and art lovers alike.
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Escape to this inner-city oasis right in the heart of Brisbane.

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