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397 Gregory Terrace , Brisbane QLD 4000

The Storybridge

Brisbane City Centre

Brisbane is the perfect short break destination, with endless shopping, dining and nightlife options, cultural experiences and outdoor activities. Acres of green parkland hugging the riverbank and throughout the city make Brisbane a haven for urban recreation and adventure.

A good way to get your bearings when you first arrive is to explore the city by foot, aboard a river cruise on a Citycat, or on the free downtown city bus loop. Take in the sights and sounds of Brisbane and discover why the river is so central to Brisbane life.

Alfresco dining is a must do experience in Brisbane and you’ll find a great selection of cafés, bars and restaurants with a prime position right on the river. Explore the kilometres of riverside walkways or enjoy any number of adventures including abseiling the cliffs at Kangaroo Point, climbing the Story Bridge or all kinds of water sports.

There’s no better place in Queensland to indulge in retail therapy than Brisbane. Along with Queen Street Mall in the heart of the city, you’ll find shopping centres and factory outlets, upcoming designers and weekend outdoor markets. Experience Brisbane’s exciting dining scene or head to a bar in downtown Brisbane or Fortitude Valley. For something cultural there’s no shortage of galleries, museums and live theatre venues, or take the opportunity to visit Brisbane’s cultural precinct at South Brisbane.

Explore the city and you’ll soon discover, Brisbane has it all.

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Brisbane City Centre: Where To Go / Sightseeing

ANZAC Square War Memorial


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.




Adelaide Street
Brisbane City, QLD, 4000

Located 0.1K from Brisbane City Centre

St Stephens Catholic Cathedral


St Stephens Catholic Cathedral in Brisbane city is a 19th Century, neo-Gothic building with a modern extension built in 1989. The cathedral houses striking sculptures and a memorable collection of nineteenth century stained glass windows from Germany, France, England and Ireland. The neighbouring Pugin Chapel was Queensland's first church and was built in 1850.

The cathedral takes its name from the 'cathedra' or bishop's seat, symbol of the chief pastor and teacher of the local Church. In the cathedral, parish communities find a sign of their fellowship with each other and the expression of their unity with the Church throughout the world. The cathedral is therefore not only an important place for those who use it regularly, but for the whole city of Brisbane as it provides a sanctuary and an oasis of green that invites people to rest awhile. St Stephens can also be used as a unique wedding venue.





249 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane City, QLD, 4000

Located 0.1K from Brisbane City Centre

MacArthur Museum


The Macarthur Museum is a gallery dedicated to Brisbane's involvement in World War II. Visit the museum to learn about General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in the South West Pacific, who used what is now the MacArthur Museum as his base for steering one of the largest wartime campaigns in history.

Discover Brisbane's wartime heritage from 1939 - 1945, a crucial period in Australia's history. Visit the office of General Douglas MacArthur, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in the South West Pacific Area. Sit at the table where MacArthur and his staff developed strategies to win the war.

Experience life in Brisbane during the dark days of war when people feared that the city might be invaded, public air raid shelters lined the streets and children wore identity discs. Read the Courier Mail and see what Brisbane people woke up to every day.

Feel what life was like for Brisbanites when thousands of American and Australian troops inhabited camps around the city, parading through the streets and filling the shops, cafes and pubs. This was the world of our parents and grandparents. See it at the Macarthur Museum Brisbane.







8/201 Edward Street
Brisbane City, QLD, 4000

Located 0.1K from Brisbane City Centre

St Andrews Uniting Church


Designed by architect, George David Payne, St Andrew's is an excellent example of Romanesque-Byzantine architecture. Features include magnificent stained glass windows by Brisbane artist William Bustard and Melbourne firm, Brooks Robinson. The Peace Chapel contains World War honour boards and a communion set used at Gallipoli. The arched tiered chancel, pipe organ, choir and fine ecclesiastical furniture are impressive.

This Heritage Listed Church is open during the week to the public between 11:00am and 2:00pm. Guided tours for groups are also available by appointment. St Andrews can also be used as a unique venue for your wedding.




Corner Creek and Ann Streets
Brisbane City, QLD, 4000

Located 0.2K from Brisbane City Centre

Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre


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 the World Wars.

The grand hall, featuring original furniture from Queensland timbers - silky oak, maple and cedar, one of the State's largest pipe organs and gold leaf ceilings, is a must see. The library on the ground floor has had many books on freemasonry, some with special historical significance and the museum features a range of artefacts, some of which date from the early days of freemasonry in Queensland.




311 Ann Street
Brisbane City, QLD, 4000

Located 0.3K from Brisbane City Centre

Brisbane Arcade


Built in 1923, the heritage-listed Brisbane Arcade is one of the city's oldest shopping destinations. From Terazzo floors and balustrades to dado panelling, it reflects the elegance of its award-winning fashion designers, manufacturer jewellers, antique and gift stores. With just 50 specialist retailers, the majority of them home-grown, come and enjoy a unique and intimate shopping experience at Brisbane Arcade.




160 Queen Street Mall
Brisbane City, QLD, 4000

Located 0.3K from Brisbane City Centre

Riverside at the Pier Markets, The


Riverside Sunday Markets situated at The Pier, Waterfront Place 7.00am to 3.00pm is an integral part of Brisbane Tourism for 26 years. It has Arts and Crafts and many interesting stalls to appeal to all tastes. There is free live entertainment, delicious snacks and is surrounded by exciting eateries on the River. It is a must for tourists and Brisbane locals alike.





1 Eagle Street,
Waterfront Place
Brisbane City, QLD, 4000

Located 0.3K from Brisbane City Centre

Museum Of Brisbane


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.




Level 3, City Hall
Brisbane City, QLD, 4000

Located 0.3K from Brisbane City Centre

Queen Street Mall


This vibrant shopping and lifestyle precinct lies at the heart of Brisbane City and is arguably Australia's most successful pedestrian mall, playing host to over 26 million visitors a year.

The Queen Street Mall offers an unrivalled mix of local, national and international labels and flagship stores. More than 700 retailers have made their homes here - many enjoy mall and street frontage, others are tucked away inside world-class centres and heritage-listed arcades. Queens Plaza, the latest jewel in the Queen Street Mall crown, is a must visit. Other long-time favourites include Wintergarden, Broadway on the Mall, the magnificent and historically significant Brisbane and Tattersall's Arcades, Queen Adelaide Building, MacArthur Central and The Myer Centre.

The Queen Street Mall is not merely the state's shopping hotspot, it has long been considered Brisbane's city heart; the place you head with friends and family if it's fun and entertainment you seek. Over 1,000 events take place throughout Queen Street Mall each year. In addition, there is a cinema and casino right on the Mall, and parklands, museums, galleries, salons, day spas, restaurants and bars can be found in the surrounding Brisbane City streets.

Visitors certainly will not struggle to amuse themselves!




Queen Street
Brisbane City, QLD, 4000

Located 0.3K from Brisbane City Centre

Brisbane City Centre: Activities

Brisbane is blessed with fantastic weather year round, perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. Make the most of the Brisbane River and its surrounds at Riverlife Adventure Centre. Situated at Kangaroo Point, the centre offers a range of activities including kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing and rollerblading. Take a leisurely stroll along RiverWalk, a
pedestrian walkway which connects parks and bikeways along the river or cycle along the 20 kilometres of inner city bikeway tracks. Adventure lovers can enjoy magical views of the city and abseil down the cliffs at Kangaroo Point or climb the Story Bridge, one of three such experiences in the world. Enjoy a picnic at Roma Street Parklands, New Farm Park or the City Botanic Gardens, take a refreshing swim at South Bank’s lagoon or see a movie at an outdoor cinema (seasonal). Whatever outdoor activity you desire, you’ll find it all in Brisbane!

Brisbane City Centre: Events

Brisbane plays host to a wide range of events that will excite and inspire – sporting events, international film festivals, big name Broadway shows and music festivals. Riverfestival is Brisbane’s major annual festival, focusing on the city's signature natural landmark, the Brisbane River. The highlight of the festival is Riverfire – a breathtaking display of fireworks and a ‘dump and burn’ from the RAAF strike jets at its finale. Brisbane’s cultural precinct is located in South Brisbane, where you’ll find the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum, GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) and the Performing Arts Complex.

Brisbane City Centre: Shopping

Brisbane’s retail scene gets bigger and better every year. Queen Street Mall is the centre of city shopping with over 700 specialty stores including six centres. QueensPlaza is the latest mall development with Tiffany’s, Louis Vuitton, Mecca Cosmetica and more. For the very latest in local fashions and edgy urban styles head to Fortitude Valley. Here you’ll also find the exclusive Emporium – a lively shopping, dining and lifestyle precinct. Explore James Street in New Farm, a hot spot for homewares and fashion including Sass and Bide, Scanlan and Theodore and Little Joe.

For factory outlet shopping head to DFO, one of Brisbane’s newest and biggest outlet superstores, located a short distance from Brisbane Airport and now at Jindalee. For fresh local produce, don’t miss the Farmer’s Markets at the Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm Park, held on alternate Saturdays each month. For unique gifts and local handiwork, the weekend markets at South Bank, Riverside or Brunswick Street Mall are not to be missed.

Brisbane City Centre: Eating Out

Brisbane has an ever growing exciting culinary scene and is filled with award winning restaurants, alfresco cafés and funky bars. The inner city has evolved into an upmarket and modern dining precinct with many top restaurants
including Restaurant Two, Gianni and e’cco Bistro, or head to Eagle Street Pier for a choice of modern and award winning dining. For cheap eats and ethnic cuisine, head to West End or Chinatown in Fortitude Valley. James Street in New Farm, and the Emporium and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley offer a great selection of funky bars, cafés and trendy restaurants including Isis Brasserie. Watt Modern Dining has one of the best riverfront locations, situated next to New Farm Park or head to South Bank for a great range of dining options.

Brisbane City Centre: Travel Tips

Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre


The Brisbane Visitor Information Centre is located in the Regent Building 167 Queen Street Mall in the Brisbane Central Business District.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking.




Queen St Mall
Brisbane City, QLD, 4000

Located 0.3K from Brisbane City Centre