Galleries and Museums
Nestled in the heart of Brisbane along the banks of the meandering River you’ll find Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct. Explore the art galleries, museum and the architecturally-designed State Library of Queensland.
- Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
- Queensland Art Gallery (QAGOMA)
- Queensland Museum
- State Library of Queensland
- Institute of Modern Art (IMA)
Brisbane’s warm weather makes outdoor markets the perfect way to shop. With a collection of farmers’ and young designer markets across the city you’ll be able to stroll and sample some of Queensland’s best produce and designs.
- Jan Power’s Farmers Markets on a Saturday
- Davies Park Markets West End on a Saturday
- The Collective Markets South Bank on the weekends
- Brisbane City Farmers’ Markets on a Wednesday
- Eat Street Markets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
For the Adventurer
Looking for adventure in Brisbane? There’s certainly no shortage! For the more active types you can:
- climb Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge;
- kayak on the Brisbane River;
- abseil down the Kangaroo Cliffs; or
- get up close and personal with the unique Australian wildlife at Australia Zoo.
For an Afternoon well spent in Brisbane
Like many cities only those that live in it can reveal its secrets. To spend an afternoon like a local why not explore some of the APAM team’s favourite spots around town:
- Get lost in never-ending aisles of one of Brisbane’s best second-hand book stores, Archives Fine Books in Brisbane CBD.
- Visit second-hand stores, beautiful book shops, long-lost record stores and wonder the streets, single-origin coffee in hand, in West End.
- Hire a bike and cycle along the meandering paths by the Brisbane River.
- Explore the antique stores in Woolloongabba and finish with a cocktail and tapas at Canvas or one the many al-fresco dining options.
- Enjoy a game of mini golf, with a drink in hand at Holey Moley in Fortitude Valley.
- After a morning at the Queensland Art Galleries explore Fish Lane and have a cocktail at Maker or pizza at Julius Pizzeria before catching a CityCat to Brisbane Powerhouse.
Another great way to see Brisbane City is via the Brisbane Greeter program. Meet friendly locals, loaded with knowledge about the history and culture of Brisbane. You can make a booking to suit your own schedule via their website.
The Brisbane Greeters have designed bespoke tours for a range of different interests. The Aboriginal Heritage, Pride (LGBTIQ+ history) or Public Art tours may be of interest to APAM delegates to give you a different perspective on the city. You can select one of these tours by choosing a “Your Choice” and entering your preferred tour into Q9 on the registration form.
We encourage you to book at least seven days before you arrive as the “Your Choice” tours require organisation time and Greeters are very popular with visitors to Brisbane.