Brisbane is just bursting at the seams with Insta-worthy locations to photograph. Whether you are looking for picturesque landscape photography in Brisbane with stunning city views or just some of the best tourist spots in Brisbane, you’ll find it all here!
We’ve put together a list of the best Instagram worthy spots in Brisbane so you can easily find the perfect location to take a photo.
Most of the best photography spots in Brisbane are inner-city and are within easy walking distance of each other. If walking’s not your thing, hire a Brisbane Citycycle for just $2 a day or catch the Free City Hopper Ferry.
South Bank Beach
With Brisbane’s amazing weather, Australia’s only inner city beach at South Bank Parklands is a fantastic location to hang out all year round. The convenient location and stunning views make it one of the best swimming spots in Brisbane.
Your friends will be envious when you share this location on Instagram. #beach #sand
South Bank Beach is just one of the many FREE activities at South Bank Parklands.
A view from the river
For a different perspective of some of the best Brisbane photo spots, take a tour of the Brisbane River in a kayak.**Book a Brisbane River Kayak Tour**
Emporium Hotel, South Bank
The Terrace Rooftop Bar of the Emporium Hotel at South Bank has stunning city views. Drop by for a drink and watch the light from the setting sun reflect on all the city buildings.
Or better still, book a room at the Emporium Hotel and you’ll get access to their impressive rooftop infinity pool.
Kangaroo Point Cliffs
Looking for Instagrammable views of the Brisbane city skyline? There are numerous vantage points along the top and the bottom of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs that provide stunning photography backdrops of Brisbane.
Kangaroo Point Cliffs is one of the top Brisbane photography locations!
The area at both the top and the bottom of the cliffs is popular for picnics but it is also a great location for sporting activities such as abseiling and rock climbing.**Book a Brisbane Sunset Abseil****Book to go Rock Climbing at Kangaroo Point Cliffs**
Mt Coot-tha Lookout
Mt Coot-tha Lookout provides stunning views over Brisbane and Moreton Bay. Arriving in time to catch the sunrise is the perfect way to start your day.
South Bank Parklands
Just across the river from the Brisbane CBD is Southbank Parklands. It provides numerous vantage points of the city skyline and is one of the best places in Brisbane for photography.
Whether you are wanting to capture the city skyline or just take a few holiday snaps with your friends. The ‘Brisbane’ sign is one of the top tourist spots in Brisbane.
The Brisbane sign can be found at South Bank Parklands on the Cultural Forecourt (between Victoria Bridge and the Wheel of Brisbane).
While you are there you should take advantage of all the FREE activities at South Bank Parklands.
Captain Burke Park
Between the twinkling fairy lights in the trees and views of the Story Bridge, Captain Burke Park is a great place for a date as it’s one of the most romantic spots in Brisbane.
QUT Campus – near Goodwill Bridge
On the city side of the Goodwill Bridge, just near QUT you’ll find two magnificent Moreton Bay Fig trees. The trees are covered in twinkling lights that create an idyllic Fairy Garden setting at night and perfect location if you are wanting to do fairytale photography in Brisbane.
This romantic little corner of Brisbane is popular with couples and many a proposal has happened here. This is one of the best locations for couples photography in Brisbane.
South Bank at Christmas
South Bank at Christmas is a beautiful location for twinkling fairy lights!
Brisbane Botanic Gardens (Mt Coot-tha)
City Botanic Gardens
Roma Street Parklands
Roma Street Parklands is a beautiful oasis in the middle of the Brisbane city.
South Bank Arbour
If you are visiting Brisbane during mid-late Spring then you are in for a treat.
Jacaranda flowering season is from early October to early November and results in a stunning carpet of purple flowers blanketing the streets and parks making it perfect for street photography in Brisbane.
To discover all the secret spots in Brisbane to photograph Jacaranda trees (and when they flower), read GET OUT AND EXPLORE BRISBANE’S TOP JACARANDA TREES HOTSPOTS
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
You can’t get much cuter than these cuddly koalas at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.**Book a Brisbane River Cruise with Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission**
If you’re looking for up-close Story Bridge views then you can’t beat the view from the top! #adrenalinejunkie**Book a Brisbane Story Bridge Adventure Climb**
The Brisbane Riverwalk juts out over the Brisbane River and is a mini highway for pedestrians and cyclists to travel from Howard Smith Wharves to New Farm. There are several stops along the Riverwalk where you are safely photograph the stunning views of the Story Bridge and Brisbane CBD.
Captain Burke Park
Captain Burke Park on the opposite side of the river is another fantastic location to photograph the Story Bridge.
Wilson’s Outlook Reserve
If you are looking for the best place to photograph the Story Bridge then you can’t go past Wilson’s Outlook Reserve. From the park you get stunning views of the Story Bridge with Brisbane City in the background.
The cliff-top location of Wilson’s Outlook Reserve can be easily accessed via an elevator from Howard Smith Wharves.
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