Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - Although home to a wide variety of Australian wildlife including kangaroos, possums, wombats, emus and lyrebird, the real attractions of this sanctuary are the 130 adorable koalas.
Mount Coot-tha - Get the best views of the city from this mount’s viewing platforms. The Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens are at the foot of the mountain and have an enclosed tropical dome, an arid zone, rainforests and a Japanese garden.
Queensland Cultural Centre -This complex houses the Queensland Art Gallery, the Queensland Museum, the State Library and the Performing Arts centre. The museum features a dinosaur garden and a worthwhile exhibition on whales.
South Bank -The site of Expo ’88, the South Bank has become one of Brisbane’s most vibrant areas. Here you’ll find 40 acres of parklands, restaurants, cafes, bike paths, market stalls and even a sandy man-made swimming beach.