Australia’s third-largest city has plenty to see and do. Three days gives you ample time to tick off the highlights and explore Brisbane’s beaches and hinterlands. To make the most of your time, look for tours that combine multiple attractions or choose a custom tour to create the perfect itinerary.
Queensland Maritime Museum
Even though Australia is considered a continent it’s still an enormous island, so it only makes sense there’s a maritime history as storied as Australia itself. Here at the Queensland Maritime Museum on the banks of the Brisbane River, learn about the thousands of different ships that have wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef, and tour inside theDiamantina—a river frigate from World War II that’s the last remaining boat of its kind found anywhere in the world. Hear the tales of its service in the Pacific and experience the exceptionally cramped living quarters, and sit in the place where Japanese sailors signed surrender documents on board. Back on shore inside the museum, tour the exhibits on marine engines, lighthouses, and nautical equipment, or marvel at the exhibit ofHappy II, one of the smallest vessels to every successfully sail across the Pacific. Hobbyists can marvel at a collection over 300 model ships, with styles ranging from modern construction to some of the world’s first sea craft.
Open daily 9:30am-4:30pm. Last admission at 3:30pm
412 Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, QLD 4101
Anyone choosing to visit theDiamantina should be comfortable navigating steep stairs and walking through narrow spaces. There are complimentary audio tours, as well as rotating exhibition from naval architects and shipbuilders.
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