Discovering Brisbane: The Ultimate Guide To The Top Things To Do

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia, is well-known for its laid-back lifestyle, subtropical climate and breathtaking natural beauty. The city is home to a vibrant cultural scene with something for all kinds of travellers to enjoy on their travels. If you’re stuck on things to do in Brisbane, we have curated a list of activities to make the most of your stay and create memorable experiences to cherish. 

Top things to do in Brisbane to commemorate your stay 

Rather than scramble to find last-minute things to do in Brisbane on your arrival, let us research for you. Here are some ideas to make your visit an unforgettable one:

  • Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 

This sanctuary is home to over 130 koalas. If you have little ones, they’ll be in for a treat as they can get up close and personal with these cuddly creatures and see other native animals, from kangaroos to wombats and wallabies. 

  • Take a scenic cruise of the Brisbane River 

Hop aboard a cruise of the Brisbane River for incomparable views of the Story Bridge and Brisbane CBD. Choose from short sightseeing cruises to longer dinner cruises where you can enjoy a delicious meal while watching the sunset.

  • Explore the South Bank Parklands

Stroll through the gardens of the South Bank Parklands, enjoy a picnic with your loved ones, visit the Queensland Museum or check out a show at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre — the options are endless!

  • Shop till you drop at Queen Street Mall 

Queen Street Mall, the main shopping precinct in Brisbane, is home to various stores, from high-end fashion boutiques to plenty of souvenir shops. 

  • And more!

Discover plenty of things to do in Brisbane with Pineapple Tours 

At Pineapple Tours, we offer a range of luxury tours so you can make the most of your stay. Whether you’re travelling with your significant other, family or friends, you’ll be pleased with our selection:

Do you want to explore as much of Queensland as possible in a short time? With this 3-day tour, you can make the most of your stay over a short time while taking it slow and embracing the scenery. So what are you waiting for? Strap your seatbelts and hop onboard for this 3-day scenic adventure:

Day 1 Brisbane — We’ll pick you up from your Brisbane accommodation and head towards Mt Cootha, where you can take in the panoramic views of the surrounding city and coastline over a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll explore Summer Land Camels and receive a guided farm tour where you can sample lactose-free artisanal camel products. After returning to your accommodation, you can indulge in a gourmet dinner prepared by a renowned chef and take in the wonderful scenery.

Day 2 Gold Coast — We’ll pick you up from your Gold Coast accommodation on Day 2 and take you on a drive to the Gold Coast Hinterland, where you can enjoy a leisurely hike or allow our tour guide to drive you through the lush rainforest. You’ll then visit the Beechmont Markets (located in a charming village in the markets), explore their artisanal products and end your day with a gourmet meal.

Day 3 Byron Bay — We’ll take you through the tweed Volcano to Byron Bay, where you can see the wildlife at Cape Byron Lighthouse — Australia’s most easterly point. Attend a gourmet lunch and visit a local macadamia farm or gin distillery. You can explore local beaches and shops and return to your accommodation via a scenic route. 

Why spend the day scrolling through your phone for things to do in Brisbane when you can trust our tour guides to take you on a journey through the best culinary experiences in Brisbane? We’ll pick you up from your accommodation and take you to some of the best wineries and restaurants in the region, where you can sip on your favourite drinks, eat locally sourced cuisine and drive through the quaint countryside. 

Are you travelling with your special someone? If you’re racking your brains trying to think of romantic things to do in Brisbane, sit back and let us take care of your travel itinerary. We couldn’t imagine a better way to spoil them than our Luxury Honeymoon Experience. We’ll pick you up from your Brisbane accommodation and take you on a personalised journey through the Scenic Rim, where you can sample the finest food from local farms in the region and travel through the beautiful countryside. Visit local wineries while enjoying the highest level of comfort and service. 

Byron Bay’s hinterland is filled with gorgeous villages, breathtaking scenery and rolling hills that will captivate you. We’ll pick you up and drop you off at your Brisbane accommodation, providing you with a gourmet lunch and complimentary beverage catering to you and your travel companions’ dietary needs. Stop by the must-see destinations of Byron Bay Township, Cape Byron Lighthouse and enjoy short, scenic walks. 

Sample a selection of locally owned and made beers at Stone and Wood Brewery or Byron Bay Brewing Co, or other distilleries in Byron Bay. We’ll drive past beaches on the way back to your accommodation. Our travel guides will take the time to get to know your guests and best accommodate your needs. 

After picking you up from your Brisbane accommodation, we’ll take you through the Scenic Rim, where you can visit historic towns, villages and vineyards and wineries. We’ll treat you to a delectable lunch where you can sit back, enjoy the conversation and take in the spectacular views. 

Book a scenic luxury tour with Pineapple Tours today 

While there are plenty of things to do in Brisbane and must-see attractions, our travel guides at Pineapple Tours know Brisbane better than anyone. They’ll take you on personalised tours to explore the countryside, local wineries and the best locally sourced cuisine so you can experience Brisbane to the fullest. Check out all our private tour packages and contact our team if you have any questions — we’re happy to assist.