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Things to do in Petrie Terrace

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.
Park
“Whether you're in the mood for a relaxing stroll, a refreshing swim at the beach, or a bite to eat - Southbank has it all!”
  • 454 locals recommend
Art Gallery
““Have you been to GOMA?” will be one of the top three questions any local will ask. We’re proud of our modern art gallery. It’s the largest in Australia, it just turned 10 and when you finish there pop into QAG, the Queensland Art Gallery next door.”
  • 247 locals recommend
Theatre
“Known as Q PAC Lots of musicals playing all year round. Lots of places to eat & have a drink. If you buy a show ticket, can also select to pay for a parking spot at the same time.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“One word - shopping! A huge variety of stores concentrated along a pedestrian mall in the centre of the city. Also visit nearby Edward St for designer labels.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic and Natural Science exhibits. Plenty of activities of children and adults, alike!”
  • 85 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Enjoy a walk in the beautiful botanic gardens and walk by the river You can also wander in the QUT university campus easy access from the city”
  • 100 locals recommend
Park
“A great place for a picnic and play in the beautiful gardens. There is a cafe and playground for the kids ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Ride lasts 10-15 mins, around 4 rotations. 360o Panoramic view of Brisbane city. Each gondola is fully enclosed & air-conditioned. 2 Gondolas have wheelchair access. No eating or drinking, but on board dining can be purchased. Kids under 3 embark for free. Each gondola can hold 6 Adults + 2 kids. KIds (4-11). Cost Adult $20.90/ or groupon ticket $15 ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful spot along the Brisbane River! BBQ areas, children’s playgrounds, adventure centre (which includes activities like kayaking, abseiling, cycling etc)! If you feel up to the challenge, try walking up the Kangaroo Point cliff stairs (there’s 100+ steps) in the cliff face and a fantastic Italian restaurant at the top of those stairs, awesome for lunch, dinner or sundowners! ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Some of the great advantages of visiting the galleries and museums is they are air conditioned, well maintained and they are free! After walking to South Bank from the Queen Street Mall, the museums and galleries were a welcome sight for my eyes and feet. The Gallery of Modern Art is great because they have constantly changing exhibits and a wonderful guided tour led by some very knowledgeable volunteer guides. In addition, there are interactive areas where you and your children are encouraged to participate, such as a long table full of legos and a great spiral slide that leads from the third floor to the first floor. Actually, both of those are not limited to children participation as I ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Climb the Historic Story Bridge and enjoy a great outdoor adventure with amazing views of the whole of Brisbane! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
History Museum
“Check out what is on. Can have some very interesting exhibitions. Can do a tour of the City Hall.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Nightclub
$$$
“Cloud land is beautiful, even if you pop in for a cocktail just to say you’ve been there, Thursday night is Salsa night. Every other day featuring an Italian restaurant for lunch and dinner, this is most definitely a place to visit!! ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Bar
“Just right outside our front door. Variety of different food venues from fine dining to pizza”
  • 45 locals recommend
Casino
“The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino that also houses 6 restaurants, 5 bars, and a nightclub”
  • 28 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Nightclub
“Cloud land is beautiful, even if you pop in for a cocktail just to say you’ve been there, Thursday night is Salsa night. Every other day featuring an Italian restaurant for lunch and dinner, this is most definitely a place to visit!! ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Casino
“The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino that also houses 6 restaurants, 5 bars, and a nightclub”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Brisbane’s largest concentration of award-winning and hatted fine dining restaurants lie along the Eagle Street Pier riverfront. Try Sake, Cha Cha Char, Madame Wu, Pony, Jellyfish and more. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
“This restaurant has been going for 15 years. Food has maintained it's 5 start standard and service treats you like royalty. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Blackbird Bar & Grill is an award-winning restaurant and bar on Eagle Street Pier with panoramic river views across the Brisbane River.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“A must-visit for lovers of Thai food. My favourite restaurant in Brisbane, with contemporary Thai food and fabulous Thai inspired cocktails in the Land of Smiles bar upstairs. (Please note, this restaurant is now called sAME sAME and is located at Shop AM3 Ada Lane, 46 James St, Fortitude Valley).”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This fresh, nautical-themed bar and kitchen will whisk you from the centre of the business district to a distant holiday place. Find a spot under the yellow and white striped umbrellas and order a cocktail jug to share. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Julius is like travelling to a European restaurant, with the predominantly Italian staff who are attentive and high energy, you are guaranteed a great meal. Tip is to make a booking as they are popular amongst locals and there is often a line up to get seated. ”
  • 25 locals recommend

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