48 hours in Brisbane: the game plan
YOU'VE got 48 hours in Brisbane to discover why the locals love the River City - it's time to get busy.
We've pulled together the whirlwind tour so you don't miss out on some of the best things the River City has to offer. And of course, we've let our tastebuds lead the way.
Here is your 48 hour itinerary around Brisbane:
Morning: Go behind the scenes of Brisbane with the people who know it best. The Brisbane Greeters run daily walking tours to show you the parts only the locals know about. Well worth tagging along.
Midday: Head to Coppa Spuntino in the city for a little taste of Italy. This boutique pizzeria is a must for a lunchtime refuel.
Afternoon: Check out some of the amazing art galleries in Fortitude Valley. Try Philip Bacon Galleries on Arthur St or head to Brunswick St to see the Jan Murphy Gallery, Institute of Modern Art and Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.
Night: Head to the Brisbane Powerhouse for a serving of contemporary culture. Featuring cutting-edge performances from across the nation and overseas. The performing arts centre also has a range of bars and restaurants overlooking the river so make the most of your night.
Morning: Grab breakfast in Paddington before a wander down Latrobe Tce and Given Tce. Explore the boutique stores and charming personality of the hilly village.
Midday: Head to South Bank for a long lunch and enjoy Brisbane's riverfront cafes and restaurants. Try The Jetty, Cove bar and Dining or Popolo at River Quay. Check out the Gallery of Modern Art while you're in the area - you won't be disappointed.
Afternoon: Head to James St in Fortitude Valley to enjoy the designer and eclectic boutique stores and funky cafes. Keep heading on to Ann St where you'll stumble across hidden laneways Winn and Bakery Lane. Don't miss the decadent gluten and dairy-free brownies from I Heart Brownies at its flagship store in Bakery Ln.
Night: In staying with the boutique theme, make your night one of boutique beers! For the full 'Brewmuda Triangle' experience, start at Tipler's Tap, walk to Newstead Brewing Co and finish at Green Beacon Brewing.