When you next visit Brisbane, make sure you take the time to go on the Free Brisbane City Clock Tower Tour and ride in a 1930’s hand operated lift. As part of the tour you walk out onto the 64m high observation platform and get to absorb a unique view of Brisbane.
While you are there, you should also go on the Brisbane City Hall Tour and visit the Museum of Brisbane.
Details of the Brisbane City Clock Tower Tour are below. For more ideas of what to do while visiting Brisbane read Brisbane Bucket List Ideas.
VIEW FROM THE BRISBANE CLOCK TOWER
At 64m high, the Observation Platform provides a bird’s-eye view of Brisbane.
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BRISBANE CITY CLOCK TOWER TOUR DETAILS
- Cost: Free admission
- When: Tour leaves every 15 minutes, 10.15am – 4.45pm, 7 days a week.
- Duration of Tour: 15 minutes
- Where: Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, King George Square.
- Booking Details: Bookings for the Clock Tower Tour can be made at the Museum of Brisbane reception counter on level 3. Each 15 minute tour has a maximum capacity of eight people so arrive early to book your tour and avoid disappointment. Please note the tours book out early during school holidays and public holidays.
KEY FACTS ABOUT THE BRISBANE CLOCK TOWER
- The Clock Tower has been operational since 1930
- The Clock Face is almost five metres in diameter and has over 1,000 screws holding it in place
- The Minute hands are three metres long
- The Clock Chimes are Westminster or Cambridge and consists of:
- Four bells weighing over three tonnes that chime every 15 minutes and
- A 4.3 tonne striking bell marks the hour.
- The Clock tower is 87.47 metres high
- The Observation platform is at 64 metres
- Until the 1960s the clock tower was the tallest structure in Brisbane and was fitted with a red beacon to warn aircraft of this location.
- In 1930 the clock was the largest public clock and the most modern time-keeping piece in Australia
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Wheelchair access is NOT available for the Clock Tower. Please contact Museum of Brisbane on 07 3339 0800 to make arrangements prior to your arrival.
Summer Temperatures –
Brisbane experiences high temperatures and humidity in the summer months of December, January and February. Please ensure you are adequately hydrated for the tour. The Clock Tower and the two flights of stairs to the platform are not air-conditioned.
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A great little post, Susan. With the details, you’ve made it easy to add a quick tour of the tower on a visit to the city. It’s on my list for my trip to Brisbane in March. Thank you.
Thanks Anne, appreciate the feedback 🙂