What to do while you’re in Brisbane
While you’re in Brisbane for the 2020 ICONN, there are plenty of ways to spend your free time and explore your surroundings. The city’s pleasant climate, relaxed lifestyle, vibrant culture and diverse attractions make it a charming destination for visitors of all ages and persuasions, so you’ll have no shortage of options regardless of whether you’re just killing time in the evenings or turning your trip into a mini holiday.
Art and history buffs should head straight to the Queensland Museum and the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) to browse their impressive permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, while those seeking a dose of fresh air will enjoy a visit to the man-made Streets Beach on the banks of the Brisbane River and a stroll to Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park for beautiful views of the city skyline. The City Botanic Gardens are also a must.
In town for more than a couple of days? Brisbane’s proximity to the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast means it’s easy to experience some of Queensland’s top attractions without travelling more than 90 minutes in either direction. Nature lovers won’t be able to get enough of the region’s sprawling hinterland and jaw-dropping coastlines, not to mention the iconic Australia Zoo. If you’re craving a thrill, stop by any one of Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Dreamworld and Sea World for an unforgettable theme park experience – or get yourself a multipass and visit all four!