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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Library
“Don’t forget to visit the planetarium and try one of their show (please check their shows time schedule and make a booking first to avoid disappointment)”
  • 39 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The council runs guided discovery tours Mon to Sat - 11am-12noon & 1-2pm. Call council on 3403 2535 or check their website to find out more.”
  • 41 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Bus Station
“The botanical gardens are nice but the Mt Coot-tha lookout is incredible. Great bush walking. Great cafe. Great day. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Miscellaneous Shop
“Medium size shopping mall. Kmart, Coles, David Jones, foodcourt, restaurants & cafes.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great spot for a steak and good food, also great for drinks. A little bit out of the city but a good spot to catch the ferry to for some lunch by the river. Also close to Mt Cootha.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Every seat is Gold Star seat :) Enjoy pizza and beer or fine wine and fine dining whilst you watch the latest movies ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Planetarium
“Another great parkland in Brisbane with a lovely large pond to watch the ducks swim by. Planetarium tours are free. There is an admission cost for Planetarium shows. For more information see brisbane.qld.gov.au Stop in on your way to Mt. Cootha Lookout, a popular tourist spot to look over Brisbane.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar, restaurant and café. Great place for any time of the day - the boathouse food is great. Good crowd in the evening with bars on multiple levels.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Corner Store is a classy café in a renovated Queenslander, with interesting modern food for breakfast and lunch. Open 7 days from 7am – 2pm. 15 min walk. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Establishment
“Our favourite way to travel and explore Brisbane! Take a day trip along the river on one of Brisbane's City Cats, head across the river and explore West End's Friday night markets or head over to South Bank for a family fun day at the parklands & Lagoon... Maybe head into the city to get in some shopping or enjoy the cities nightlife. You could go a little bit further and you can explore Kangaroo Point which has a bunch of outdoor activities available and Eagle Street Pier to enjoy some of Brisbane's finest restaurants! If you want to enjoy arguably one of the best parks in Brisbane continue onto New Farm Park and have a great day relaxing in the open air! Why Not visit Hamilton and explore portside dining, shopping or even the Famous Eat Street Markets. The options are Limitless!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Rosalie Gourmet Market – Cheeses, Dips, Breads, Flowers, Chocolates, Pastries, Fruit. Market and Providore, Coffee Shop upstairs. Good Quality produce, a little pricey.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“-good close shopping center (it has all you need) -right next to the train station ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Dentist's Office
“Rosalie Village really does have quite a village, but hip and contemporary feel to it. Plenty of excellent little restaurants here, still through and take your pick.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Cheap and cheery Asian Fusion food with an extensive menu for all tastes and BYO from the bottle shop next door ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“As of July 2018 all major shops will no longer provide free bags so make sure if you are buying food you bring some bags with you or you will be charged for the supply of them. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for a night out particularly on a Wednesday as this is UNI night! Great Aussie Pub food with a good variety of live music as well as live sport on the big screen this is sure to be a place to go if you have a group, want some drinks have fun on a budget! ”
  • 6 locals recommend