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24 Hours in Brisbane (Inner City & Western Area)

Whether you're stopping in Brisbane along your travels or planning a day from another city, here are some of the local experiences you must do while you're in Brisbane!

For the 24 hours, you'll need a car as these experiences are spread throughout Brisbane, and the west of the city area.


Hike Mount Coot-Tha. There are a number of tracks available, click here for a trail map. Our current favourite is Track 71 - Spotted Gum Track - 2.4km one way. At the end of the track, you'll reach the Mount Coot-Tha lookout, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of Brisbane. You can rest and get a coffee or snack from the Summit Cafe there. If you don't want to hike, you can drive up to the outlook point too.

Once you've come back down, stroll to the Brisbane Botanical Gardens. It is super relaxing with a number of displays to see.

Prepare a picnic brunch and enjoy the views of New Farm Park. If you don't want to prepare food, you can also get yourself some takeaway from the Brisbane Power House, or the Jan Powers Farmers Market (Sat 6am-12pm only).


Jump on the free City Hopper for a relaxing cruise along the Brisbane River. If you followed the above, the closes terminal would be the Sydney Street Ferry Terminal. If you detoured elsewhere, just click on the above link and you'll be able to view the free ferries offered by the City Hopper.

Get off at Eagle Street, Brisbane City, walk or catch an electric scooter to Brisbane Town Hall. From here, you can book and head up to the Brisbane Clock Tower. It's one of the most historical buildings that remain in Brisbane.

Head to the Southbank Collectives Market for an afternoon snack and enjoy the markets. They're open:

Fri 5pm-9pm

Sat 10am-9pm

Sun 9am-4pm


Head to Brisbane's very own brewery - Felons Brewing Co. at Howard Smith Wharf. There are a number of restaurants under the iconic Story Bridge to choose from as well from fine dining to burgers at Betty's Burgers. Those who love mushies - you must try out the Shroom Burger at Betty's Burgers - it's out of this world!

Post dinner, go for a stroll on the esplanade in Southbank.

Walk or scooter back to Eagle Street Ferry Terminal. Make sure you check the last ferry service times here.

These little 24 hour guides are designed so you can mix and match the locations and activities you enjoy. Stay tuned for more guides for the Brisbane region!

Happy travels and keep wandering.



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