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Summer Hot Spots

This summer, Brisbane is set to play host to a line-up of enticing events from across the globe.

See a 2000-year-old folding gold Afghan crown, Swiss tennis god Roger Federer, the work of a leading Chineseborn contemporary artist, the original Barbie from California and one of London’s best and longest-running musicals.

While you’re here, soak up the summer atmosphere at some of Brisbane’s best riverside restaurants, dazzling rooftop bars or simply meander through outdoor markets. Get outdoors with a riverside bike ride, island snorkel adventure or hot air balloon ride.

Use our "Hot Spots Grid" below to take a look at Brisbane's hottest spots this summer.

Brisbane's Hottest Spots


  • Brisbane Powerhouse
    Brisbane Powerhouse

    Brisbane Powerhouse

    Nestled on the beautiful banks of Brisbane River (beside New Farm Park) the former power station has become a distinct landmark, both as a stunning industrial creation and as a hub for everything creative.

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  • Surf Connect Watersports
    Surf Connect Watersports Centre

    Surf Connect Watersports Centre

    Only half an hour train ride from Brisbane City, takes you to the beautiful Moreton Bay at Sandgate Beach.

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  • Mr & Mrs G Riverbar
    Mr & Mrs G Riverbar

    Mr & Mrs G Riverbar

    Giving new meaning to the expression, "uninterrupted water views", Mr and Mrs G Riverbar is the mastermind of Brisbane restaurateurs Andy and Marcia Georges (of Il Centro Italian on Eagle Street).

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  • New Farm Park
    New Farm Park

    New Farm Park

    Only three CityCat stops from the Central Business District, the inner-northern village of New Farm has long been a place to connect with others.

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  • Riverbar & Kitchen
    Riverbar & Kitchen

    Riverbar & Kitchen

    Overlooking the water on the Eagle Street Pier, River Bar & Kitchen is the brainchild of celebrity chef and restaurateur Matt Moran.

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  • Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Ba
    Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth (GOMA)

    Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth (GOMA)

    One of the most dramatic exhibitions to be held at GOMA, 'Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth' presents major new works by a truly global artist, whose large-scale installations and explosion events have made him one of the most innovative figures in contemporary art.

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  • Summit Track
    Summit Track

    Summit Track

    Mt Coot-tha Forest is Brisbane's largest natural area, with more than 1500 hectares of open forest. It forms the south-eastern boundary of Brisbane Forest Park.

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  • Hot Air Balloon Brisbane
    Hot Air Balloon Brisbane

    Hot Air Balloon Brisbane

    If you've always wanted to go ballooning, for your birthday or to quietly hold hands with your other half, Hot Air Balloon Brisbane can make it happen! Don't miss out, combine a mornings hot air ballooning with a Vineyard champagne breakfast on Brisbane's scenic hinterland with door to door transfer

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  • Limes Hotel Roof Top Bar
    Limes Hotel Roof Top Bar & Restaurant

    Limes Hotel Roof Top Bar & Restaurant

    Limes Hotel Roof Top Bar and Restaurant's Fortitude Valley surroundings provide the perfect environment to take some time out with cocktails and tapas.

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  • Brisbane Bicycle Tours
    Brisbane Bicycle Tours

    Brisbane Bicycle Tours

    There's no better way to see Brisbane, the River City, than on a bicycle tour. We mostly stay on the bike path.

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  • Poppys Chocolate
    Poppys Chocolate

    Poppys Chocolate

    Want to experience the best Australia has to offer in chocolate making? Want to taste mouth watering chocolates only the finest hotels and retailers offer their customers? Did you know they are all made in Beenleigh and you can buy direct from the factory? At Poppy's Chocolate, their mission is to d

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  • Jan Powers Farmers Market
    Jan Powers Farmers Markets in Manly Harbour Village

    Jan Powers Farmers Markets in Manly Harbour Village

    Jan Powers Farmers Markets is on the waterfront at Manly Harbour Village on the third Saturday of every month.

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  • Aquitaine Brasserie
    Aquitaine Brasserie

    Aquitaine Brasserie

    Situated at South Bank's stylish River Quay precinct, Aquitaine Brasserie offers a relaxed dining experience that's part Champs-Elysees, part provincial farmhouse and part French Riviera.

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  • Story Bridge Adventure Cl
    Story Bridge Adventure Climb

    Story Bridge Adventure Climb

    Brisbane's must do experience, Story Bridge Adventure Climb! - a truly unique and memorable adventure for all levels of fitness and age (minimum 10 years old).

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  • Alfred & Constance
    Alfred & Constance

    Alfred & Constance

    Gastropub, tiki bar, cafe, underground cellar bar and late night dessert bar, Alfred and Constance is a one stop shop for all your dining and drinking desires.

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  • South Bank
    South Bank

    South Bank

    Culture and Lifestyle at South Bank. The southern banks of the river play host to Brisbane's thriving cultural heart, which now has a solid reputation for securing large-scale musicals and international art exhibitions.

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