On this edition of Kiwi Tripsters, we embrace the warmth of Queensland in the River City of Brisbane. We check out the European Masters at GOMA, size up the blockbuster development at Queen’s Wharf, take a climb on Story Bridge, delve into the dining scene and sample Spirits of the Red, an indigenous entertainment experience like no other.

Brisbane city
Brisbane City. Photo: Queensland.com

If you needed just one reason to plan a trip to Brisbane, the Gallery of Modern Art, or GOMA, is playing host to one of the most stirring exhibitions of international art ever staged in Australia, ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.’ We set the scene.

European masterpieces of modern art, Brisbane
European Masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Photo: Queensland.com

Riverside discoveries in Brisbane. We talk a stroll with Leanne Harris from Walk Brisbane to stake out some laneway secrets and showcase the epic skyline-changing development at Queen’s Wharf. Plus we highlight Eagle Street Pier and the River Arts Trail.

Howard Smith Wharves
Howard Smith Wharves. Photo: Queensland.com

Fancy a heady dollop of indigenous cultural performance? Spirits of the Red Sand is a game-changing Aboriginal cultural experience, from Welcome to Country and a Smoking Ceremony to the full roving theatre and dinner experience.

Spirits of the Red Sand performance, Brisbane
Spirits of the Red Sand performance, Brisbane. Photo: Queensland.com

Story Bridge is a glorious structure strutting the Brisbane skyline. Is it worth climbing? Plus we delve into the delights of Howard Smith Wharves, Fortitude Valley and the traffic-stopping newcomer on the hotel scene, Hotel X.

Hotel X rooftop pool
Hotel X, rooftop pool. Photo: Hotel X

Revel in the soul of Brisbane, Queensland’s cosmopolitan capital for arts, culture and destination dining. With a subtropical alfresco lifestyle, Brisbane fast lays on the seduction factor. For timely tips and trip inspiration, start your exploration on the Sunshine State’s official visitor website. www.queensland.com

Brisbane lights. Photo: Queensland.com
  • 1:20 Brisbane's Southbank
  • 6:00 Walking around Brisbane
  • 12:16 Spirits of the Red Sands
  • 16:04 Experiencing the best of Brisbane

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