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THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN BRISBANE

Enjoy the Outdoors

 

Roma Street Parklands

Located in the heart of the CBD next to Hotel Jen, the venue for the Food Futures Conference, Roma Street Parklands offers an inner city green space where you can picnic in the sun, use free BBQ facilities, or eat at a nearby café. Certain areas of the parklands offer a licenced zone between 10am – 8pm where you can picnic with BYO. Click here for a map of the Parklands. 

Visit: https://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/roma-street-parkland-and-spring-hill?sc_lang=en-au

 

New Farm Park

Just north of the City, New Farm Park hosts large green areas, the historic Brisbane Powerhouse, and an extensive playground weaved into giant fig trees. The park is situated on Brisbane river and can be accessed via CityCat ferries.

Visit: https://newfarmpark.com.au/

 

Mount Coot-tha

Mt Coot-tha precinct offers a range of bushwalks, beautiful botanical gardens and a lookout with a panoramic view of Brisbane. There is an option to visit the lookout via walking the Mt Coot-tha summit circuit.

Visit: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/parks-venues/mt-coot-tha-precinct

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

The City Botanic Gardens is located in the CBD next to the Brisbane River. The gardens host large green areas with footpaths where you can walk or cycle.

Visit: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/parks-venues/parks/city-botanic-gardens  

 

 

Ride Bikes along the River

City Cycle is Brisbane’s bike hire facility. Casual passes are available for $2 for 24 hours (in blocks of 30 minutes) and can be purchased online at www.citycycle.com.au, or at selected stations with Tap + Go facilities. City Cycle stations are located throughout the CBD and inner-city locations. For more information on how to use the bikes, visit this website.

Visit Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

  • When: Daily 10am – 5pm

  • Where: Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct South Bank, Brisbane

  • What: Free art gallery offering a range of exhibitions

Visit: https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/

 

 

GOMA is located near the State Library, the Queensland Art Gallery, the Queensland Museum and the Performing Arts Centre. South Bank also provides a great range of options to eat out.

 

Eat and Drink at some of Brisbane’s Markets

 

Davies Park Markets

  • When: Every Saturday 6am – 2pm

  • Where: Davies Park, corner of Montague Road and Jane Street, West End

  • What: Healthy fast food, fashion and gifts, fresh produce and music

Visit: http://www.daviesparkmarket.com.au/

 

Milton Markets

  • When: Sunday 7am – 1pm (Subject to change before November)

  • Where: 47 Cribb Street, Milton (walking distance from Milton train station)

  • What: Gourmet food, arts and crafts and fresh produce

Visit: http://miltonmarkets.com.au/

 

 

Northey Street City Farm Markets

  • When: Sunday 6am – 11am

  • Where: Northey Street & Victoria Street, Windsor

  • What: Organic markets run by a community organisation focusing on sustainable living through permaculture.

Visit: https://www.nscf.org.au/organic-farmers-market/

 

Brisbane City Farmers Markets

  • When: Every Wednesday 8am – 6pm

  • Where: Brisbane City, top end of Queen Street Mall

  • What: Farmers markets including fresh produce and ready to eat food

Visit: http://www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au/brisbane-markets/

 

Powerhouse Farmers Markets

  • When: Every Saturday 6am – 12 noon

  • Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, Lamington St, New Farm

  • What: Farmers markets including fresh produce and ready to eat food

Visit: http://www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au/powerhouse-farmers-markets/

 

Eat Street Northshore

  • When: Friday and Saturday night 4pm to 10pm, Sunday 12 Noon to 8pm

  • Where: 221D Macarthur Avenue, Hamilton, accessible via CityCat ferries

  • What: Food stalls from around the world with live music

Visit: https://www.eatstreetmarkets.com.au/

 

Getting Around

 

Brisbane has an accessible public transport system with trains, busses and ferries. The best way to get around is through purchasing a Go Card at the Translink office located in the Brisbane Visitor Information Centre on Queen Street Mall or at most local news agencies.

 

City Cycle is Brisbane’s bike hire facility. Casual passes are available for $2 for 24 hours (in blocks of 30 minutes) and can be purchased online at www.citycycle.com.au, or at selected stations with Tap + Go facilities. City Cycle stations are located throughout the CBD and inner-city locations. For more information on how to use the bikes, visit this website.

In the lead up to the PHAA Food Futures Conference, the organising committee would like to share a range of activities that Brisbane City has to offer.