Mercure Hotel Brisbane

Mercure Hotel Brisbane
85-87 North Quay
Brisbane QLD 4000

Brisbane attractions and activities

Discover the fascinating attractions and activities just moments from the Mercure Brisbane Hotel. Located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD and overlooking the Brisbane River, we bring the best of Queensland's bustling capital city right to your doorstep.

With charming cafes, a trendy art and music scene, various attractions, stylish lounges and a vibrant nightlife, there is always something to do in this colorful city. Explore ancient buildings, dine in ethnic restaurants, shop in chic boutiques and soak up rays on stunning beaches as the cool waves caress the shores.

Ideal for both leisure and business travellers, and with a convenient location in the heart of the central business district, a stay at the Mercure Brisbane offers guests everything they require for a successful business trip or memorable family vacation. Brisbane is also the perfect destination to stop in if you want to visit other nearby popular tourist areas such as the Sunshine Coast, the Moreton Bay Islands and the Gold Coast.

When planning your Brisbane walkabout, ask our friendly Concierge for recommendations on the best attractions to see and assistance with planning tours and activities. Here's a list of some of our favourite things to see and do right near our hotel here in Brisbane. Please feel free to ask us for more information - we're listening!

All attractions
  • Family
  • Culture
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Queen Street Mall

    Queen Street Mall

  • Wheel of Brisbane

    Wheel of Brisbane

  • Brisbane River

    Brisbane River

  • Brisbane Museum

    Brisbane Museum

  • GOMA

    GOMA

  • South Bank

    South Bank

  • Kangaroo Point

    Kangaroo Point

Back to attractions

Queen Street Mall

Queen Street is Brisbane's most vibrant and exciting pedestrian mall with over 700 stores.

The lifestyle precint is home to arcades, high end shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and cinemas. Queen Street Mall is full of events and entertainment for the whole family. 

Wheel of Brisbane

The Wheel of Brisbane Ferris wheel is recognised as one of the most exciting and colourful additions to the Brisbane City Skyline. Riders can enjoy breathtaking views of the iconic Brisbane River when they soar high on this magnificent riverfront Ferris wheel. This is a must-see, must-do attraction when visiting Brisbane as it offers 360-degree panoramic views of the city and Brisbane River.

The air-conditioned gondolas seat up to two children and six adults comfortably and there is the opportunity to book VIP gondolas for four adults. Enjoy this inspiring experience at 60 metres sky high!

Brisbane River

Get around the Brisbane River via the City Cats – you can pay per ride or purchase a Go Card and enjoy multiple journeys. As the longest river in South East Queensland, the Brisbane River is crossed by 15 different bridges. The river flows through the city of Brisbane and then empties into Moreton Bay.

There are numerous events and activities held along the riverside throughout the year that attract thousands of tourists and locals. From fabulous walking bridges and stunning river views, to scaling Story Bridge and thrilling kayaking, there is something for all travel types.

Brisbane Museum

If you fancy a bit of history and tradition, Brisbane Museum has you covered. Nestled right next door to the GOMA, take yourself on a journey and get immersed in the fascinating exhibits. This museum isn't about ancient ruins and fossils, but rather focuses on the living history of Brisbane.

The Brisbane Museum showcases the changes that have occurred overtime with regards to the Brisbane community and the city. Learn about the history, the people, the culture and observe authentic exhibitions. Located on top of Brisbane City Hall, this is definitely a place to explore when you are in the area.

GOMA

Referred to as one of the proverbial jewels in Brisbane's visual art crown, GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) is just a short stroll over the Kilrupa Bridge and features many of Brisbane's top art exhibitions. The building itself is a fine example of modern architecture and it is home to an interactive children's art centre, as well as colourful art installations. GOMA also offers Up Late openings and Cinematheque films for all ages, and a stylish members lounge that serves as a cool place to enjoy a cocktail or listen to live music. Aside from blockbuster exhibitions, admission to GOMA is free for everyone to enjoy.

South Bank

This is one of the many foodie hubs of Brisbane! South Bank features some of the most delicious restaurants, busy cafés and lively brew bars. Situated across from Brisbane's CBD, South Bank is home to stunning beaches, colourful markets, and the famous Wheel of Brisbane ferris wheel.

Enjoy ongoing events, relax outdoors and witness stunning views of the riverside. Visitors can listen to live music on Grey Street, shop non-stop on Little Stanley Street, and stop at River Quay for a family picnic.

Don't forget to soak up the sun with the sand under your toes at Streets Beach! It is Australia's only man-made inner city beach. Fun for the whole family!

Kangaroo Point

Looking out upon the inner city cliffs of Kangaroo Point, you can guarantee that it will be an adventure! With rock climbers, the rouge lizard and an area buzzing with walkers and runners, you will enjoy your stroll with amazing views. Step onto the Kangaroo Point cliffs to see unparalleled city and river views, as well as a top-notch view of the famous Story Bridge.

Within close proximity to Brisbane's CBD, this attraction offers instant access to major highways that lead to the Sunshine and Gold Coasts. If you feel hungry during your visit, Kangaroo Point has numerous restaurants to choose from. Located within holiday complexes, you can find a succulent steak at the Pineapple Hotel or fast food treats down Main Street. Up for some thrills? Scale Story Bridge at 74 metres high above the Brisbane River!