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The Westin Brisbane

111 Mary Street · Brisbane, 4000 Australia

10 Things to do Around Brisbane City

  • Discover and explore a variety of attractions located close to The Westin Brisbane, a centrally-located hotel near to the Botanic Gardens, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Powerhouse, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary as well as several museums and arts centres.



Botanic Gardens

Just a three-minute walk from our hotel, Botanic Gardens is the city's oldest park. Originally planted in 1825, the gardens include ancient trees, rainforest glades and exotic species. Running the full length of Alice Street, and bordered by Parliament House on one side and the northern bank of the Brisbane River on the other, this lush green space provides a botanical haven for all.

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Test your skills on the Brisbane River with Riverlife's kayaking tours and stand up paddle boarding. If you prefer to keep your feet dry you can always size up the Kangaroo Point cliffs with abseiling and rock climbing adventures. Or, simply explore the riverside by Segway, cycle or scooter.

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Brisbane City Markets

Discover a taste of the countryside when one of Brisbane's best Farmers' Markets pops up from 8am to 6pm every Wednesday in Brisbane Square. Take the kids to meet local farmers and producers, sample cheese and jams to buy along with fresh produce, pasta, meat, seafood and hot smoked salmon.

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The Wheel Of Brisbane

Make your way to the beautiful South Bank and step onto the Wheel of Brisbane. This iconic landmark will show you breath-taking views and allow you to soak up spectacular 360-degree vistas of Brisbane's cityscape, landmarks and famous river.

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Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Climb to the top of Story Bridge and feel a connection with the glistening cityscape and the winding turns of the Brisbane River. Stand surrounded by the city with Moreton Bay sparkling blue in the east and the rolling green hills of the Scenic Rim to the west.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Get up close and personal with Australian Wildlife at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Indulge in a variety of activities including cuddling a koala, feeding a kangaroo and understanding the abilities of birds, reptiles and even sheep dogs through an offering of daily shows.

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Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse is the home for contemporary culture in Queensland. A magnificent power station of the 1920s, converted into an arts centre on the Brisbane River, features performances and events across music, comedy, dance, film, circus and theatre.

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Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

Located in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane's South Bank, the gallery holds a collection of over 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art, and stages a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions.​​​​​​​

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Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Sitting at the heart of South Bank's Cultural Precinct in Brisbane, a short walk from our hotel, the centre has multiple venues showcasing the best of all types of local, national and international performing arts, including dance, music and theatre. ​​​​​​​

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Queensland Museum and Science Centre

Queensland Museum is the state's centre for natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement, located just a short walk from our hotel. The museum also provides innovative public programs, educational experiences plus holiday and early childhood activities.

The Sciencentre ​​​​​​​offers visitors the opportunity to take part in exciting and educational kinetic and interactive displays and experiments.​​​​​​​

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