Play Tourist in Brisbane: Discover some of our favourite local attractions!

With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time to get out and play tourist in your own city! We’ve sought out a collection of truly phenomenal Brisbane tours for you to explore…


For getting to know Brisbane’s indigenous culture: Kurilpa Point and Cultural Precinct Walking Tour with BlackCard Cultural Tours 

With a passion for sharing Brisbane’s spectacular indigenous culture, BlackCard Cultural Tours offers a special walking tour that showcases the city’s incredible Aboriginal public artworks.

Meandering through South Brisbane and along the Brisbane River at a leisurely pace, you’ll uncover hidden gems and see artworks from acclaimed artists such as Dr Lilla Watson, ProppaNOW Collective, Dr Fiona Foley, Adnate and Judy Watson. Three words – do not miss! 

For the history-lovers: Walking in Wartime Tour with Museum of Brisbane  

For a Brisbane walking tour of another kind, lace up your most comfortable shoes and step back in time (quite literally) with the experts at the Museum of Brisbane.

Sharing insight into how the city becoming a buzzing hub during WWII, their friendly guides will take you on a fully immersive tour of Brisbane’s most iconic wartime locations. Highlights include Brisbane City Hall, MacArthur Museum and the exquisite Albert Street Uniting Church where many war brides tied the knot. Want more? They’ll also fill you in on what lead to the famous ‘Battle of Brisbane’ and unearth the secrets of the local codebreakers that helped win the war.

For a little old-world glamour: Art Deco Tours of Brisbane with Roaring Twenties Vintage Car Hire

One for the architecture-fiends and vintage-lovers (as well as anyone seeking a fabulous day out), Roaring Twenties Vintage Car Hire’s Art Deco Tours invite you to spot the city’s most magnificent Art Deco sights from the comfort of a 1937 Dodge Convertible Sedan or 1936 Chrysler Airstream.

Travelling in style to New Farm Park and passing a slew of Art Deco structures along the way, the group’s dapper guides will have you clued-up on the local history. Tours also include DSL photography and plenty of magical memories.  

For the true crime fans: Discover Brisbane’s notorious Boggo Road Goal  

Equal parts insightful and eerie, Dutton Park’s infamous Boggo Road Goal runs a number of tours – from fascinating history talks with live re-enactments to a remarkable experience covering the former prison’s most gallant escapes. Arguably one of its most popular offerings, Boggo Road Goal’s ‘Ghosts and Gallows’ tour is a real must-do. Hear tales of the grim gallows and ghost stories from the former wardens and inmates… if you dare.  

For the foodies: Brisbane Artistry Food & Drink Tour with Kiff & Culture 

Dedicated to celebrating all things local, Kiff & Culture are stoked to introduce you to Brisbane’s hottest food and drink destinations. Hop aboard one of their limited-capacity gourmet tours (they usually take up to 11 passengers to keep things intimate) and let them do the driving while you explore Brisbane’s culinary scene and enjoy a few tipples along the way. 

Our advice? Book one of their ‘Brisbane Artisan Food & Drink’ tours for an indulgent banquet at Fish Lane venue Southside Restaurant and tastings at City Winery, Grandad Jack’s Distillery and Stone & Wood Brewery. Who could ask for more?   

 For the smart cookies: AmazingCo’s ‘Mystery Picnic’ experiences 

We all know that one friend who’s a problem-solving genius and a team-bonding whizz, right? Be sure to hit them up in the group chat when you organise one of AmazingCo’s sensational ‘Mystery Picnic’ experiences.

After meeting at your chosen location (options include South Bank, Paddington and New Farm Park), you’ll receive a unique set of digital clues and riddles. Next, you’ll roam the city, solve a mystery and collect a basket full of scrumptious bites before finding your last location and enjoying a well-earned picnic. Sounds like a thrilling day to us!  

For the adventure-seekers: Mission: SkyBeam experience with Story Bridge Adventure Climb  

If you’ve ever wanted to channel your inner Bruce Willis or Dwane ‘The Rock’ Johnson (who hasn’t?), treat yourselves to one of Story Bridge Adventure Climb’s adrenalin-filled Mission: SkyBeam experiences.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to work as a team to scale the Story Bridge, gather tools from strategic stops and race the clock to locate and disarm a deadly Electromagnetic Pulse Device. If you’re successful, you’ll save the city from total mayhem… no pressure.  


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Article by Emily Russ

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