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Brisbane City: Our most recommended tours and activities

Express Segway Tour of Brisbane

1. Express Segway Tour of Brisbane

Meet your friendly guide who will first check you in, fit your helmet and deliver the all-important safety brief. Segways are very easy to learn how to ride, you don’t have to balance, the segway balances you. After 15 minutes of fun training on how to safely operate the Segway, you’ll explore Brisbane with your friendly tour guide. You will zoom past the wildlife, birds, beautiful gardens and iconic landmarks of Brisbane. The friendly, local guide will help you to get to know the real Brisbane. Travel 8 km and visit Kurilpa Bridge, South Bank Parklands and the Goodwill Bridge on the 1-hour tour. Add on the City Botanical Gardens on the 1.5-hour tour.

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Brisbane River: Half-Day Classic Pubs Boat Tour

2. Brisbane River: Half-Day Classic Pubs Boat Tour

Nothing beats a fresh, cold beer and having a laugh with friends at an iconic Australian pub. River to Bay’s Classic Pubs Tour will take you on a cruise down the Brisbane River stopping at some of Brisbane’s favourite pubs. As a guest of River to Bay, you can enjoy priority entry and exclusive offers at each location. From the comfort of one of our custom-built vessels, enjoy views of the city skyline as you hop-on and hop-off at three of Brisbane’s most-loved venues. First stop is the Breakfast Creek Hotel – where if you’re lucky, you may be chosen to spike the keg. Then, hop back on board to cruise down to the Story Bridge Hotel. We’ll stop right on the beach under the Story Bridge (the perfect place for a photo opportunity). Your final stop will be at either the Port Office Hotel (Friday and Saturday tours) or the Stock Exchange Hotel (Sunday tours only).

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Brisbane: City Highlights Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

3. Brisbane: City Highlights Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

Explore the sights in Brisbane with a smartphone audio tour. Use the unique navigation function to help you custom build walking routes to suit your interests. Listen to the audio commentary to hear the history behind different sites.  Dive into the culture and history of the city, as you see iconic landmarks. Hear the story behind how Story Bridge was built. Stroll through the riverside City Botanic Gardens. View the old quarry cliffs Kangaroo Point park.  Have the freedom to start or stop the tour whenever you wish. Pinpoint your favorite sights and source the best photo hotspots.

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Best of Brisbane: Night or Day Segway Adventure Tour

4. Best of Brisbane: Night or Day Segway Adventure Tour

Meet your friendly guide who will first check you in, fit your helmet and deliver the all-important safety brief. Segways are very easy to learn how to ride, you don’t have to balance, the segway balances you. After 15 minutes of fun training on how to safely operate the Segway, you’ll explore Brisbane with your friendly tour guide. You will zoom past the wildlife, birds, beautiful gardens and iconic landmarks of Brisbane. The friendly, local guide will help you get to know the real Brisbane. See iconic Brisbane sights such as The Story Bridge, Eagle Street Pier, City Botanical Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kurilpa Bridge, South Bank Parklands and the Goodwill Bridge. There will be times for your tour guides to snap photos of you as you enjoy the tour. 

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The Best of Brisbane Bicycle Tour

5. The Best of Brisbane Bicycle Tour

Take a 2 or 3.5-hour guided bicycle tour from South Bank Parklands, and ride to historic Kangaroo Point. Continue over the iconic Story Bridge to the charming suburb of New Farm. Ride down tree-lined streets and into New Farm Park, a lovely site with riverside picnic spots, cycling paths and playgrounds. Stop here for a picnic tea break, and to enjoy the river view. After the break you’ll head to the inner suburb of Teneriffe to see the many heritage sites that are being revitalized. Gradually you’ll wind your way back along the waterfront, where some of Brisbane's finest riverfront restaurants are located.  Pedal through the City Botanic Gardens, and see the outdoor sculptures and an impressive collection of native and exotic plants. The tour ends back at the starting point in South Bank Parklands. The total biking distance may vary depending on the riding skills and interests of your group.

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Brisbane City Highlights: The Heart and Soul of Queensland

6. Brisbane City Highlights: The Heart and Soul of Queensland

Spend a day exploring the heart of Brisbane. View the historic buildings of Queensland’s capital city, discover the atmosphere of the South Bank Parklands, enjoy panoramic views from the Kangaroo Lookout and even take a photo with koala bear at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Fall in love with Australia’s fastest growing city’s relaxed lifestyle, unsurpassed weather, and access to an amazing array of “Australian experiences”. Check out the quaint Chinatown and visit trendy shops at Fortitude Valley.

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Essential Brisbane: City Walking Tour

7. Essential Brisbane: City Walking Tour

This 3-hour city tour covers all the main sights in the city center and takes you where the buses can’t go. See King George Square, the Story Bridge, the City Botanic Gardens, the oldest church in Queensland, Eagle Street Pier, the City Hall Clock Tower and lots of hidden secrets along the way. Your local tour guide will even point out the best bars, cafes and restaurants. As it is a small group tour you'll get to meet everyone and feel really welcome. The tour is based on the best aspects of travel and includes a balance of interesting sites, recommendations of the best and newest places to eat and drink, a few laughs and a bit of exercise.

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What people are saying about Brisbane City

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 114 reviews

Our guide and instructor, Kevin, was amazing. He was so informative and friendly. We had a great time exploring Brisbane with him and he took lots of photos for us too. Really excellent value for money. I would recommend him and the company to everyone. Thanks for a great afternoon Kevin.

Amazing experience. Our guide was attentive, positive and there to ensure all of us had an awesome experience. Highly recommend doing this. So much fun, and the smiles were glued to our faces for hours afterwards. Trent

My wife and I were the only two participants on the tour. We received great instruction and an informative and fun tour by our guide, Sarah.

dint want it to end...... brissi is the best city n this is th best way to see it....hope they may do a longer more expansive tour one day

lovely afternoon great way to see the city's sites getting around was so easy. Great work team easier than looks