Where do you take visiting friends in Brisbane?


When friends visit from interstate, where’s your favourite places to take them sightseeing around the city?

Share around your ideas – then none of us will be stuck for interesting ideas when friends come to stay in town!

Thanks to @rorybaust for today’s suggestion.


  1. I take them to the Chocolate shop in Samford Village(Platform 30 it’s called)
    Fantastic hand made chocolates, IN A TRAIN CARRIAGE!! Great cafe and gift shop next door.

    And who doesn’t like chocolate :)

  2. I took two American friends to do the Story Bridge Adventure Climb. We went at sunset and it was truly the best way to see the city. It was so beautiful lit up and they were very impressed with the information given by our tour guide.

  3. Chouquette for cake and coffee. Azafran Restaurant for dinner. Gold Coast and Southbank precinct for a day out. Don’t know where for shopping though…Brisbane is pretty boring in this regard. The city is especially embarrassing when shops don’t go beyond a single street!!

  4. Morning walk through Southbank and over Goodwill Bridge, then visit Old Government House for William Robinson’s rainforest paintings. Admire huge fig tree in Gardens. Then down George St to Kurilpa Bridge for view of GoMA and State Library. Lunch or picnic at GoMA.

  5. Swiss Gourmet Deli at West End – sit outside for the passing West End scene.
    Walk over the Goodwill Bridge to Southbank, swim at Southbank.
    Shingle Inn for coffee and cake for the tradition.
    City Cat to University of Qld, walk by the river.
    Bike ride from Southbank along the river to Toowong or along the river at West End.
    Cultural Centre: GOMA, Art Gallery etc.
    Art galleries, cafes etc at Fortitude Valley/New Farm
    Clayfield, Ascot for the beautiful old Queenslanders.
    New Farm Park for the roses
    Mt Cootha for the view


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