With just one day in the capital of Queensland, planning ahead will help you maximize your time. Choose a Brisbane tour that covers all the top sights—you don’t want to waste time queuing or getting lost—stroll the South Bank, and more. Here’s how to spend your one day in Brisbane.
Museum of Brisbane
Located on the third level of Brisbane City Hall, the Museum of Brisbane offers visitors a look at the city’s pioneering past. Before this city was the capital of Queensland and one Australia’s largest metros, it was a dusty hinterland town by the river with intrepid pioneers trying to make it in a land where very few westerners had ventured. While many of the museum’s exhibits rotate, favorites include those that discuss the inhabitants close relationship with the river, and the stories of soldiers and those they left behind while fighting in World War I. See exhibits of how Brisbane has grown to a modern, fast-paced city, while also staying true to its roots with a bit of Queensland quirk. You’ll also find exhibits that highlight the work of local Brisbane artists, and the Museum of Brisbane, with its free admission, is definitely one of the city’s best stops for inquisitive travelers on a budget.
Open daily 10am-5pm
64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Queensland, QLD 4000
Museum Highlight tours are offered daily at 1pm, and free clock tower tours take place every 15 minutes from 10:15am-4:45pm.