Attractions and things to do in Brisbane

Located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD near Queen Street Mall, the casino and Cultural Centre, The Sebel Brisbane offers stylish and comfortable accommodation just steps from the city’s best attractions, events and things to do, from museums and cultural sites to sporting venues, historic attractions, live entertainment and more.

Below, you’ll find a short list of the top nearby attractions and things to do during your visit to Brisbane. For more recommendations or assistance arranging tours, please visit the front desk.

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  • Museum of Brisbane

    Museum of Brisbane is located on Level 3 of Brisbane City Hall in King George Square. Holding a significant place in the hearts of Brisbane residents as the "Peoples Place'' City Hall is Brisbane's premier…
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    Museum of Brisbane

  • The Elizabeth Street Theatre

    Spanning across five cinemas, the Elizabeth Picture Theatre is a moviegoer’s oasis that harkens back to the golden age of motion pictures. Blending new and old, the cinema (which…
    more info

    The Elizabeth Street Theatre

  • Suncorp Stadium

    This enormous stadium can fit almost 53,000 cheering fans in its three tiered seating design. The Stadium, however, is more noted for its rather unique rectangular stadium design, which some argue affords…
    more info

    Suncorp Stadium

  • The Gabba (The Brisbane Cricket Ground)

    The Gabba is a preeminent arena in Brisbane, playing host to a multitude of sporting events, including cricket, Australian football, baseball, cycling, rugby, soccer, pony and…
    more info

    The Gabba (The Brisbane Cricket Ground)

  • City Botanic Gardens

    Desire a moonlight walk through manicured gardens at midnight? Well, we’ve got just the spot. Nearly 50 well-lit acres are open 24 hours a day so that nature lovers may stroll at leisure through this…
    more info

    City Botanic Gardens

  • Brisbane Travel Guide

    AccorHotels up to date guide on all things Brisbane- to help you plan your upcoming trip. http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/travel-guide/brisbane/index.shtml
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    Brisbane Travel Guide

  • Chinatown

    Located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, Chinatown will delight your senses with bright colors, tantalizing aromas and delectable bites to eat. If you get a chance, make your way to Chinatown for the Chinese…
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    Chinatown

  • Queensland Maritime Museum

    Ahoy there! Models of historic ships and displays of modern cargo ships, container ships, tankers and cruise liners are on display at this maritime gem. Also of interest is the…
    more info

    Queensland Maritime Museum

  • Story Bridge

    The Story Bridge, a steel cantilever bridge crossing the Brisbane River, is arguably one of Queensland’s most iconic structures. Carrying vehicles and pedestrians alike, it connects Brisbane and Queensland.…
    more info

    Story Bridge

  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs

    Looking out upon the inner city cliffs of Kangaroo Point, you can guarantee that it will be an adventure! With rock climbers, the rouge lizard and an area buzzing with walkers…
    more info

    Kangaroo Point Cliffs

  • Queensland Art Gallery

    Part of the Queensland Cultural Centre, the Art Gallery is committed to featuring the works of Indigenous Australian artists as well as known international artists. Browse exhibits…
    more info

    Queensland Art Gallery

  • Queensland Cultural Centre

    This amazing complex houses the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, The Queensland Museum, the State of Liberty of Queensland, the Queensland Art Gallery and the Queensland Gallery…
    more info

    Queensland Cultural Centre

  • Eagle Street Pier

    Eagle Street Pier claims to be “famous for food,” but many would argue an evening stroll down the pier without so much as a nibble to eat is worth the trip. Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining…
    more info

    Eagle Street Pier

  • Brisbane River & City Cat River Ferries

    Sometimes the best views of a city are from the water. For a unique view of Brisbane, try the City Cats ferry service; you can pay per ride or purchase a Go Card and enjoy multiple journeys. As you…
    more info

    Brisbane River & City Cat River Ferries

  • South Bank Parklands

    The South Bank Parklands sit on the land used for World Expo 88 and remain one of the most visited tourist destinations. Situated on the banks of the Brisbane River, this picturesque spot is home to acres…
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    South Bank Parklands

  • Treasury Casino

    The Treasury Casino and Hotel is situated in two of Australia’s oldest buildings; they have been meticulously restored to their original grandeur. Pop into the always-bustling casino, wet your whistle…
    more info

    Treasury Casino

  • Queen Street Mall

    This shopping and entertainment mecca can be found in the heart of Brisbane City, offering more than 700 retailers for your shopping pleasure. Not ready to shop til you drop? You can also find live music,…
    more info

    Queen Street Mall

BACK TO ATTRACTIONS

Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane is located on Level 3 of Brisbane City Hall in King George Square.  Holding a significant place in the hearts of Brisbane residents as the "Peoples Place'' City Hall is Brisbane's premier heritage building.

Current exhibitions - 

Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition - A portrait of Li Cunxin

1 December 2017 - 29 April 2018

Admission 

$12 Adults, $9 concessions, $30 family, season pass available from $15

Opening hours - 

Daily 10am - 5pm, Fridays 10am - 7pm 

Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day 

Open Anzac Day 1-5pm, all other public holidays 10am - 5pm 

Admission - free except for special exhibitions or programs

telephone (07) 3339 0800

The Elizabeth Street Theatre

Spanning across five cinemas, the Elizabeth Picture Theatre is a moviegoer’s oasis that harkens back to the golden age of motion pictures. Blending new and old, the cinema (which was converted from the Old Irish Club in 2017) retains several heritage-listed elements of the building’s past, while installing state of the art technology across its cinemas. The three Royal Rooms offer a luxury service, with comfortable reclining seats and a full food and drink service delivered to your seat. The venue also boasts a bar, full kitchen, private boardroom and an outdoor entertainment area, while plans are in the works to add two more premium cinemas on the ground level.

Bookings recommended on telephone 07 3854 4444 -  located at 175 Elizabeth Street

Show your room key from The Sebel Brisbane to receive discounted tickets

Suncorp Stadium

This enormous stadium can fit almost 53,000 cheering fans in its three tiered seating design. The Stadium, however, is more noted for its rather unique rectangular stadium design, which some argue affords spectators the very best view of sporting events.

 

NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE FIXTURE 2018

20 April - Brisbane Broncos vs Melbourne Storm

3 May - Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

12 May - Brisbane Broncos vs Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

18 May - Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters

24 May - Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels

30 June - Brisbane Broncos vs Canberra Raiders

11 July - STATE OF ORIGIN - final game 

20 July - Brisbane Broncos vs Penrith Panthers

26 July - Brisbane Broncos vs Cronulla Sharks

16 August - Brisbane Broncos vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

2 September - Brisbane Broncos vs Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

The Gabba (The Brisbane Cricket Ground)

The Gabba is a preeminent arena in Brisbane, playing host to a multitude of sporting events, including cricket, Australian football, baseball, cycling, rugby, soccer, pony and greyhound races. It’s also the venue for concerts. 

City Botanic Gardens

Desire a moonlight walk through manicured gardens at midnight? Well, we’ve got just the spot. Nearly 50 well-lit acres are open 24 hours a day so that nature lovers may stroll at leisure through this historic botanical garden, which showcases mature cycads, figs, palms and bamboo.

Brisbane Travel Guide

AccorHotels up to date guide on all things Brisbane- to help you plan your upcoming trip.

http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/travel-guide/brisbane/index.shtml

Chinatown

Located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, Chinatown will delight your senses with bright colors, tantalizing aromas and delectable bites to eat. If you get a chance, make your way to Chinatown for the Chinese New Year or Valley Fiesta. 

Queensland Maritime Museum

Ahoy there! Models of historic ships and displays of modern cargo ships, container ships, tankers and cruise liners are on display at this maritime gem. Also of interest is the education on lighthouse technology, which will come in handy as you gaze at the towering Bulwer Island Light on display outside the Museum.

Story Bridge

The Story Bridge, a steel cantilever bridge crossing the Brisbane River, is arguably one of Queensland’s most iconic structures. Carrying vehicles and pedestrians alike, it connects Brisbane and Queensland. Not afraid of heights? Climbing the bridge has become quite a popular pastime! 

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Looking out upon the inner city cliffs of Kangaroo Point, you can guarantee that it will be an adventure! With rock climbers, the rouge lizard and an area buzzing with walkers and runners, you will enjoy your stroll with amazing views.

Queensland Art Gallery

Part of the Queensland Cultural Centre, the Art Gallery is committed to featuring the works of Indigenous Australian artists as well as known international artists. Browse exhibits and collections of paintings and sculptures, and don’t forget to check out the exhibits and activities created especially for children.

Queensland Cultural Centre

This amazing complex houses the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, The Queensland Museum, the State of Liberty of Queensland, the Queensland Art Gallery and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. If your feet aren’t sore after touring all the buildings the Centre has to offer, take a walk through the professionally maintained, subtropical gardens, visit a café or stop by one of the bookstores. 

UPCOMING EVENTS at Queensland Performing Arts Centre

20 February 2018 onwards - Disney's Alladin - The Musical, Lyric Theatre

16 March - 26 August 2018 - Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, Queensland Museum

24 March - 5 August 2018 - Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection, Gallery of Modern Art

10 May 2018 - Barry Humphries - The Man Behind the Mask, Concert Hall

17-19 May - Queensland Theatre - The Longest Minute, Cremorne Theatre

22-30 June 2018 - The Merry Widow, Opera Queensland, Lyric Theatre

July 2018 (date to be confirmed) - Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, Lyric Theatre

9 August 2018 - (Not) The Last Night of The Proms, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Concert Hall 

7- 15 September 2018 - Cinderella, Queensland Ballet, Lyric Theatre

9 November 2018 - Viva Vivaldi - Camerata, Concert Hall 

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Eagle Street Pier

Eagle Street Pier claims to be “famous for food,” but many would argue an evening stroll down the pier without so much as a nibble to eat is worth the trip. Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining or just want unparalleled views of the Brisbane River, the Eagle Street Pier delivers.

Brisbane River & City Cat River Ferries

Sometimes the best views of a city are from the water. For a unique view of Brisbane, try the City Cats ferry service; you can pay per ride or purchase a Go Card and enjoy multiple journeys. As you glide under bridges and past iconic sights, you’ll agree that this mode of transportation beats an expensive cruise any day.

South Bank Parklands

The South Bank Parklands sit on the land used for World Expo 88 and remain one of the most visited tourist destinations. Situated on the banks of the Brisbane River, this picturesque spot is home to acres of parkland, eateries, unique events and, of course, stunning views of the river. 

Treasury Casino

The Treasury Casino and Hotel is situated in two of Australia’s oldest buildings; they have been meticulously restored to their original grandeur. Pop into the always-bustling casino, wet your whistle at one (or several) of seven bars, grab dinner at one of six restaurants or lay your head on a pillow in one of 130 luxurious and award-winning hotel rooms.

Queen Street Mall

This shopping and entertainment mecca can be found in the heart of Brisbane City, offering more than 700 retailers for your shopping pleasure. Not ready to shop til you drop? You can also find live music, a cinema, eateries, a farmer’s market, a casino and hotels.

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