Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour

Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour

3 hours Brisbane City, Australia

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The perfect introduction to Brisbane. This small group, three hour walking tour covers all the main sights in the city center and takes you where the buses can’t go. Unlock the unique character and landmarks of Brisbane as you see King George Square, the Story Bridge, the City Botanic Gardens, the oldest church in Queensland, Eagle Street Pier, the City Hall Clock Tower, historic buildings and lots of hidden secrets along the way. Only have one day in Brisbane? This is the tour for you.
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Stop At: Walk Brisbane, Outside the Brisbane Visitor Information Centre, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia

You will meet your guide and fellow travellers OUTSIDE the Brisbane Visitor Information Centre, 167 Queen Street Brisbane. We'll spend a few minutes introducing everyone and giving you a overview of your tour

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Brisbane Arcade 160 Queen St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia

Visit the historici Brisbane Arcade and enjoy the beautiful architecture of this Victorian era building. We'll tell you a fascinating story about the family of the man who had this building built back in the early 1900's.

After the tour has finished you might want to come back here for a spot of shopping

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: City Hall, Ann & Adelaide Sts King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia

We'll visit King George Square and view Brisbane's second City Hall. As we view the outside of City Hall we will show you something right up the top that you may not ordinarily see.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Treasury Casino, Top of Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, Queensland 2004 Australia

On our way to the former Queensland Treasury Building (now Treasury Casino) we will wander down Brisbane's oldest laneway to learn about Brisbane's convict past. We'll also see some of Brisbane's emerging street art scene.

Pass By: City Botanic Gardens, Alice Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia

After leaving the the former Treasury Building and on our way to City Botanic Gardens we will take some time to explore other historic buildings, hear stories about people that built Brisbane, learn about multi-billion dollar investments that will shape Brisbane's future, before exploring our beautiful City Botanic Gardens

Pass By: Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, River Terrace Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland Australia

From across the Brisbane River we will view Kangaroo Point Cliffs and learn how they got their unique shape. Known for its recreational activities you may see locals rock climbing or abseiling the cliffs.

Stop At: Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia

After leaving the tranquility of the City Botanic Gardens enjoy walking through the commercial and finance areas of Brisbane, where old and new buildings blend seamlessly, before making our way to the Cathedral of St Stephen. We will visit Queensland's oldest church, and you will be surprised and delighted by what you see..

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Eagle Street Pier, Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia

As our time togethers nears its end we will walk to Eagle Street Pier on the Brisbane River front. After viewing the iconic Story Bridge, and seeing markers indicating the levels of the floods that hit Brisbane in 2011 we will provide you with recommendations for cafes, restaurants and bars by the river where you can have lunch.

Duration: 10 minutes


  • Professional guide


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Walk Brisbane, Outside Visitor Information Centre, 169 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Return Details

Eagle Street Pier, 45 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • What to bring: Camera, drinking water
  • What wear: Comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunglasses
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • The wearing of masks by guide or guests is not mandaory, however will be available to guests if required.


10 Reviews

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Helen E August 2020

Great tour, a lovely way to see a new city. Very informative, Gabbi was an excellent and charming tour guide. Most enjoyable. Perfect walking pace even for my 83 year old mother.

Scot L July 2019

The tour is perfect, the information is shared is fun and educational. Brisbane is a very easy city to walk, this tour should be one of the first things you do when visiting brisbane. If you are fortunate enough to get Lee-Anne you will also get great food recommendatios for any budget or food preference, this includes places to get a drink and relax. I highly recommend the tour.

Phil May May 2019

Our guide, Lee-Anne met us with a cheery welcome and we began our three hour walk around Brisbane. Lee-Anne has a wealth of knowledge about the history of Brisbane, which she imparted as we walked. Part way into the tour we stopped off for a welcome coffee at a boutique coffee shop in one of Brisbane's lanes and drank coffee that was locally roasted. Walking a City with a guide is both a healthy and informative way to absorb an understanding of the history of a City. Lee-Anne Harris' cheery commentary made the walk all the more pleasurable and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the learnings. Recommended.

Dale W December 2018

Great tour for first time in Brisbane. Christine the tour guide was excellent, covered history of the city up to present day. Promoted as a small tour, however we were the only people on the day. Would recommend.

Brian D December 2017

We had a very enjoyable and informative tour with Leanne. She made it very interesting an answered all our questions. Thank you .
Brian and Lorna.

MARIJKE G May 2017

This was the first thing we did upon arriving in Brisbane so we should have a good feel for the city. Our guide was the best and we enjoyed touring with her. We covered quite a bit of the city in just a couple of hours.

Andy W January 2017

Best value for money ever! Lots of insight that you couldn't get from bigger tours! Highly recommended for people wanting to get to know more in depth of the city's history!

Lynne S February 2017

The tour was great! Although I have been to Brisbane a few times, Rose took me to places I didn't know existed! I particularly liked the quirky little stories she had about some of the places and people from history. 3 hours is quite a tiring walk in the heat. Rose considered the age of the group.

Eva S September 2016

Fantastic guide was well informed, interesting and interested in the city. My guide had an intern with her who was also lovely.I was the only person on the your,but did not feel they cut corners at all...quite the contrary.Great way to orient to the city for a first timer.Highly recommend!

Alison D April 2016

What a wonderful way to spend a morning! Although I was the only person, Leanne was happy to show me a part of Brisbane through a well informed walking tour - which I duplicated for my husband in the afternoon. Thoroughly recommend this tour - a great way to find out more about Brisbane.

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