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Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour

  • 3-hour walking tour of Brisbane
  • Snap photos of iconic sites such as the City Hall clock tower and Story Bridge
  • Experience the greenery in the City Botanic Gardens
Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
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Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
Get acquainted with Brisbane’s top attractions and landmarks on a 3-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Stroll through the city’s streets, parks and laneways to see landmarks such as City Hall and its iconic clock tower, King George Square, the City Botanic Gardens, and the Cathedral of St Stephen — the oldest church in Queensland. Stop by Eagle Street Pier and view Story Bridge, which spans the Brisbane River near the CBD. Your guide shares stories about the history of Brisbane, the perfect introduction to this dynamic Australian city.
What to Expect
The tour commences outside the visitor information center in Queen Street Mall, and passes many of Brisbane's early colonial buildings and historical sites, sculptures, monuments and street art, all with their own story to tell.

You will walk through the shopping heart of the city, including the heritage listed Brisbane Arcade. As you visit King George Square you will learn of the history of Brisbane City Hall, passing by a monument to early settlers. Moving down to the city's first laneway, you will see examples of Brisbane street art and sculptures. Enjoy the Botanical Gardens and see one of the oldest trees grown for commercial purposes, followed by a stroll along the Brisbane River. Moving out of the gardens you will visit Queensland's oldest church; where you will discover a truly beautiful sculpture.

Your walk will conclude along the riverfront at Eagle Street Pier, taking in a spectacular view of the Story Bridge, where your guide will provide you with some suggestions for lunch and what to do during the rest of your time in Brisbane.
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Reviewed 20 June 2018
Learned a lot from the tour

The tour guides are very familiar with the culture and the street of Brisbane city. They have set up a good route to travel. After the tour, I found that Brisbane is such a wonderful city.More

Thank yamjuc
WalkBrisbane, Owner at Walk Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Yamjuc, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasue to show you around your home away from home for a few weeks, and I am so pleased to read that you learned what a wonderful city Brisbane is as a result of joining...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Amazing Brisbane Day

Hello! So i spent the Long Weekend in Brisbane, And as i travel Solo what do i do. So i took a tour with Brisbane Walk Tour and it was Amazing. My host was Rose and she was someone who is very proud of her...More

Thank soho319
WalkBrisbane, Owner at Walk Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

HI soho319, What a lovely review; thank you so much for taking the time to share it with fellow Trip Advisors.. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time exploring Brisbane, and that you got to see our great Art scene, and other some great...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile
Fantastic place with a great tour

This walking tour is really in-depth and the tour Lee Anne explained all the history, culture and development of this lovely place. She explained the old sides and the new things of this city. Such an enjoyable walk and knowledgable tour guide that I had...More

Thank Joanna Y
WalkBrisbane, Owner at Walk Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Joanna, Thank you so much for your review. of your City Essentials Tour. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you. I very much enjoyed showing you our City, and chatting with you during our tour. I'm glad that you were able to discover...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Great walking g tour, very informative and Rose knows her stuff Definitely a great way to get under the skin of the cityMore

Thank Cutestuff
WalkBrisbane, Owner at Walk Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Hi Cutestuff Thamk you for taking time to leave a review of your recent City Essentials tour. We are glad you enjoyed it and felt as though you got to get under Brisbane's skin! It's always nice for us when our guests can say they...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Thoroughly enjoyable way to see Brisbane

My wife and I took part in this walk on April 12th. I cannot praise highly enough how enjoyable it was. Our tour guide, Rose, was both very knowledgeable and friendly. We spent 3 and a half hours on the walk and it flew by....More

Thank rob040
WalkBrisbane, Owner at Walk Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hi rob040 Thank you for taking the time to give a review of your recent walking tour. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your time with Rose, and that she was able to give you a good insight into Brisbane. You are quite right,...More

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Barbara H
13 August 2018|
Response from soho319 | Reviewed this property |
This is a morning tour, kicks off about 9- 9.30am I believe. Very easy 3hr tour. Hope that helps
12 July 2018|
Response from Sue C | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm not sure how it compares to free tours on offer but my partner and I did it at Easter and thoroughly enjoyed it, undertaken at a good pace and we discovered so many things we would never have discovered on our own, we... More
3 April 2018|
Response from WalkBrisbane | Property representative |
Hi chrissy19512015 Yes, Brisbane City is relatively flat and wheelchair accessible. With notice we can adapt our tours to accommodate guests in wheelchairs. Lee-Anne