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  • koolkat91
    Salzburg, Austria230 contributions
    A great Lookout Point over Brisbane City.Easy access withthe local bus services,and Toilets and restaurant on site.Lovey views over the city,and worth visiting.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • jonathan m
    Bury St. Edmunds, UK260 contributions
    We had 1 1/2 hours and only managed about 1/3 of the gardens. Probably needs 2 visits. It is free.
    Japanese gardens, bonsai specimens, cacti, temperate gardens , lagoons, rainforest , giant bamboos and more…
    Excellent.
    Written 13 November 2023
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  • ItchyFeet
    Camarillo, CA7,742 contributions
    The City Hall building is in the middle of modern skyscrapers and has a lot of local Brisbane history. It’s also near a couple of outdoor shopping/eating areas. It’s well worth a stop to check it out and if you have time to go inside and do a tour.
    Written 29 October 2023
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  • reeceyb
    Chichester, UK1,584 contributions
    Iconic bridge in the middle of Brisbane crossed it a few times more than needed but it was a cool thing to go and see do the climb if you can
    Written 14 October 2023
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  • WorldTravla7
    Cairns, Australia6,036 contributions
    It had been years since I had been to Suncorp Stadium (I also worked here for Spotless catering in the 2000’s) & came twice for Broncos games in 2023. First time we were in the members section (as my cousin’s guest) right behind the uprights & the second was with my whole family up in the stands (3 generations) to let the kids enjoy their first live game of footy. It’s a huge stadium (52,500 capacity) with lots of atmosphere on game nights/days. Unfortunately the Broncos lost both games - the first to Penrith (which happened again at the Grand Final!) and then to Gold Coast Titans! Lucky for us I work in Milton & we could park at my work and walk 15 minutes to the stadium. Otherwise parking is a nightmare. I had fun in 2023 & plan be back in 2024!
    Written 12 November 2023
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  • ItchyFeet
    Camarillo, CA7,742 contributions
    Near the Brisbane sign in South Banks is the wheel that is open all day and into the night. They take your photo and of course want you to buy it, which we need…
    Written 29 October 2023
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  • walt101
    Doha, Qatar89 contributions
    The tour was fun. I didn't find it scary, though some of the stories were both interesting and gruesome. Our guide was good, with lots of interesting tales of life inside, escapes, executions, ghostly visits by ex-prisoners, and the appearance of a ghostly cat called Tripod (he had three legs).

    I'd also recommend them for their great customer service. Having booked a few weeks in advance, one of our party (my 11-year-old niece) became a COVID close contact and had to isolate for the week, just before the tour. The organisers were so helpful in re-arranging another date.

    So, excellent customer service, great tales of a darker side of Brisbane's history, and a fun way to spend an evening with friends or family.
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • 99DaveDerbyshire
    Derbyshire, England822 contributions
    I'm not going to write a review as such. Everyone that goes here will have their own reason for doing so. Here are some of my photos.
    Written 12 November 2023
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  • Brian T
    London, UK6,782 contributions
    The Brisbane Powerhouse is a cultural hub, an artistic centre, and a contemporary arts venue which buzzes with creativity, lively and edgy performances, and originality and innovation. That in itself is a good reason for a visit to this distinctive landmark which nestles on the north bank of the Brisbane River in New Farm.

    However, the Powerhouse has not always been that way. It sprang to life in 1928 as an actual power station to provide electricity for Brisbane’s growing tram network at the time. It was decommissioned in 1971 after Brisbane gave up its trams and replaced them with buses, and lay derelict until 2000 when it was reinvented as an entertainment and cultural hub. The restoration was clever, maintaining an interior that had become pimped with fabulous and colourful graffiti over the years of its dormancy, keeping lots of the industrial machinery that kept the powerhouse turning, including old electrical transformers which are now lighting fixtures, and maintaining the overall structure of the building, both inside and outside. It’s almost as if it is a museum house. And that to me is the best reason to visit. I didn’t attend any cultural or arts events here, but I had a fabulous time exploring the old building and enjoying the fabulous restoration which has taken place there.

    The best feature to me was the large pieces of graffiti which have been retained. The building was a hotbed for graffiti during its period of dereliction, and much of it has been kept, going the venue an edgy and sometimes irreverent feel. You’ll also see vestiges of machinery, old electrical equipment, huge switchboards and transformers. It all works as a concept, and adds a historic and heritage feel to the complex.

    You are free to wander around when the complex is open. You don’t have to be attending a performance or function there, though there are sometimes free live performances which you are welcome to attend and enjoy. There’s a number of flexible performing spaces and viewer open platforms, and the venue hosts a comprehensive array of performing arts, visual arts, festivals, and free community events across numerous genres including music, comedy, dance, film, visual arts, cabaret, circus, theatre, writers+ideas and children’s programming. Further developments took place in 2007, when restaurants, bars, conference and rehearsal rooms and offices were added. There’s a very pleasant riverside cafe for a meal or drinks during the day; it also offered free water for your water bottle.

    Make sure you explore the historic building inside and out, attend a live performance if one is happening at the time of your visit, discover works of art and relax at the waterside restaurants and bars. It’s a fabulous spot!

    It's easily accessible via buses which run along Brunswick Street, or the CityCat which has a river stop a short work from the venue.
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • Tabatha1998
    Auckland, New Zealand638 contributions
    An absolute must while visiting the city. A very easy walk and you can make it as long or as short as you like. Great way to soak up the city vibes.
    Written 22 August 2023
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  • Stephen T
    27 contributions
    Full of history and the best Australian church I have visited. It matches anything we have seen in Europe. A must see experience
    Written 1 June 2023
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  • DAVID H
    Falmouth, UK646 contributions
    Situated on the river there are lots of really nice bars and restaurants servicing a busy commercial district and at times can get very busy but a great spot to watch the river flow by whilst enjoying a cold beer
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • PBPG
    Yorkshire, UK6,007 contributions
    An impressive cathedral built between 1870 and 1920 it has some great stained glass. We were greeted by a very friendly lady who gave us a potted history and guidance on what to look for.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Teresse B
    11 contributions
    This place is Brisbames best kept secret. You do need a car to get there but the grounds, museums, tours and self tours are all excellent and extensive. There is room for the kids to run around and plenty for the adults to appreciate with memorabilia from 1850 to 1930 odd. The volunteers are just lovely amd its just a great atmosphere.
    Written 9 July 2023
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  • reeceyb
    Chichester, UK1,584 contributions
    Nice place came here for the west end markets and which was good lots of street food and nice things to try and buy. The west end is not as polished as the rest of the inner city and that’s what makes it good
    Written 14 October 2023
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