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Just 9 ways to make the absolute most out of 48 hours in Brisbane.

Look, let’s be honest.

There’s absolutely nothing worse than scrolling through Instagram on a cold winter’s day, only to see half the people you’re following enjoying Aperol Spritzes in Italy and warm beaches in Malta. (We’re looking at you, Zoë Foster Blake).

We get it. It sucks.

But while not everyone has the time (or the spare cash) to head over to Europe for six weeks to escape the wrath of Australian winter, there is a solution.

You see, despite what you might think, a quick visit to Brisbane is actually the perfect way to spend your next weekend away.

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After all, Queensland’s capital city is home to some of Australia’s best food, wine, art, shopping and cultural events.

All you need is a spare 48 hours.

Here’s just nine ways to make the absolute most out of 48 hours in Brisbane.

See a show at Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

From the hilarious School of Rock musical to the Australian Ballet, there’s pretty much something for everyone at QPAC.

 

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Enjoy lunch under the Story Bridge.

Situated under Brisbane’s Story Bridge, Howard Smith Wharves are home to contemporary Greek taverna Greca and the idyllic Mr Percival’s over-water bar among other restaurants.

 

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Visit Brisbane's hidden laneways.

From hole-in-the-wall coffee shops to wine bars, adult arcades and hidden burger joints, Brisbane's laneways rival Melbourne's.

Brisbane's best Fortitude Valley laneways include Winn Lane, California Lane and our personal favourite, Bakery Lane.

 

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Go shopping in James Street.

James Street is essentially the boutique shopping capital of Brisbane. The suburban street is home to both independent and local flagship stores as well as designer stores for all things fashion, homewares and beauty.

 

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Stay in the perfect location.

Located in the heart of Brisbane CBD, the ibis Styles has Queen Street Mall, Eagle Street Pier and a bunch of restaurants and bars right on its doorstep.

 

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Explore the Museum of Brisbane.

For a cultural hit, the Museum of Brisbane is located smack bang in the middle of Brisbane City and always featuring interesting exhibitions.

 

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Drink cocktails in Fish Lane.

Another hidden laneway located right near the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Fish Lane is home to Julius Pizzeria (side note – the truffle pizza is amazing), wine bar Maeve and hidden bar Next Episode.

 

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Wander through Brisbane's Botanic Gardens.

There's no better view than the Brisbane city skyline from Brisbane's Botanic Gardens.

 

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