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Our most recommended Brisbane Walking Tours

Brisbane: True Crime Tour

1. Brisbane: True Crime Tour

Uncover Brisbane's macabre criminal past as you take a stroll through one of Australia's oldest settlements. Over 1.5 hours, be enthralled by stories from your expert guide and discover the mysteries that lie beneath the streets of historic Brisbane. Set off from the meeting point and amble through some of Brisbane's hidden alleyways and nooks, enjoying incredible photo and sightseeing opportunities along the way. Learn about fascinating true crimes stories that never made it into the official history books.  Join an investigation into a dark and crime-ridden history, and see if you can piece the facts together for yourself.

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From Brisbane: Stradbroke Island Day Tour

2. From Brisbane: Stradbroke Island Day Tour

Take a day trip from Brisbane to Stradbroke Island and discover Queensland's most popular island and its National Park. The park is almost completely controlled by the aboriginal Quandamooka people. At almost 40 kilometers long, Stradbroke Island is the second-largest sand island in the world. Located just off the coast from Brisbane, it has beautiful beaches, a rugged coastline and forests that are home to large numbers of kangaroos and koala bears. The crystal clear waters are safe to swim in year round. Following your transfer from Brisbane, enjoy a memorable experience where the waters teem with large schools of dolphins, manta rays and turtles. All of these creatures can be seen from Point Lookout. The lookout is considered Australia’s best land-based vantage point for spotting migrating humpback whales in the winter. During the tour, you will enjoy a 40-minute cruise across Moreton Bay, visit Cylinder Beach, where you are free to swim if you want and walk the North Gorge to admire the rugged views.

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Brisbane: City Highlights Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

3. Brisbane: City Highlights Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

Explore the sights in Brisbane with a smartphone audio tour. Use the unique navigation function to help you custom build walking routes to suit your interests. Listen to the audio commentary to hear the history behind different sites.  Dive into the culture and history of the city, as you see iconic landmarks. Hear the story behind how Story Bridge was built. Stroll through the riverside City Botanic Gardens. View the old quarry cliffs Kangaroo Point park.  Have the freedom to start or stop the tour whenever you wish. Pinpoint your favorite sights and source the best photo hotspots.

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Brisbane: O'Reillys Tree Top Walk

4. Brisbane: O'Reillys Tree Top Walk

After being collected from your Brisbane CBD accommodation, you will depart for O'Reilley's. Once having arrived, you'll begin with a visit to the Gallery Walk Retail Precinct. From there you can do the famous O'Reillys tree top walk, and can also visit the Kamarun Lookout. You will see natural flora and fauna, which will allow you to really experience the feeling of a natural rainforest. You can feel free to add some stops along the way of your choosing, with your itinerary flexible according to your interests. At the conclusion of your experience, you can choose to be dropped off back at your accommodation or another location of your choosing.

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Brisbane Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

5. Brisbane Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once we receive your booking, the supplier get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour: meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. They will hand-pick the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides (Lokafyers) are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travellers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Brisbane, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

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Brisbane: Guided Food Tour with Coffee and Wine Tastings

6. Brisbane: Guided Food Tour with Coffee and Wine Tastings

Test your taste with the authentic brews and culinary creations native to Queensland. Enjoy a guided visit to different foodie venues, and explore Brisbane's food scene. Discover hidden gems, meet artisans and producers, and absorb the local stories of where it all comes from. Start your experience with a coffee tasting and morning tea at a local roastery. Go for a behind-the-scenes tour and tasting session at a local winery. Savor a platter of local delicacies or cheeses, paired with wine or non-alcoholic drinks. Stop for a seafood lunch paired with a non-alcoholic drink, or enjoy a meal of local produce along with a glass of wine. Continue to your next venue to taste some sweet treats before finishing your experience with a Queensland-inspired cocktail. Try 5 to 6 dishes, along with drinks and wine tastings throughout the day, before being dropped off at your accommodation.

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Essential Brisbane: City Walking Tour

7. Essential Brisbane: City Walking Tour

This 3-hour city tour covers all the main sights in the city center and takes you where the buses can’t go. See King George Square, the Story Bridge, the City Botanic Gardens, the oldest church in Queensland, Eagle Street Pier, the City Hall Clock Tower and lots of hidden secrets along the way. Your local tour guide will even point out the best bars, cafes and restaurants. As it is a small group tour you'll get to meet everyone and feel really welcome. The tour is based on the best aspects of travel and includes a balance of interesting sites, recommendations of the best and newest places to eat and drink, a few laughs and a bit of exercise.

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Brisbane: Art and Design Walking Tour

8. Brisbane: Art and Design Walking Tour

Discover a mix of 40 works created by over 30 artists on a walking tour. Your guide will show you the best sculpture, design, murals and architectural features in the city center of Brisbane. See a mix of contemporary commissions, historical sculptures, rogue street art, and building facades. Hear the story behind each piece and pick up some great tips on eating, drinking, and art galleries to visit during your stay in the city. Finish the tour at the internationally renowned Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art just in time for you to grab lunch and enjoy the rest of your day! Alternatively, your guide will accompany you on the 10-minute walk back to the Queen St Mall.

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What people are saying about Brisbane

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 28 reviews

We had Rio as our tour guide and he was amazing. The tour was so worth it. Brown Lake is a natural delight, Cylinder beach is beautiful (I recommend BYO lunch as we had to wait a long time for our lunch here) and the walk at point lookout was fabulous. Highly recommend for an accesible and not exhausting day trip.

It was an amazing experience.. Rio was very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating... although all the locations were breathtaking, my favourite parts was the brown lake and the lookout point. The views were simply stunning!!! I'm so glad I took this tour

Excellent guide, very clear and spoke very well, we enjoyed the tour and would recommend it, you also get to see parts of the city you might not have seen

great walking tour of Brisbane, Guide was very knowledgeable and very entertaining

We had a great night, guide knowledgeable and able to answer our questions.