Brisbane's best spots for photos

Whether you're showing visitors around Brisbane or exploring a new location, we've put together a list of some of Brisbane's most iconic locations for photos.

Natural wonders

  • Mt Coot-tha Lookout, Mt Coot-tha
    Capture Brisbane's skyline in full at the Mt Coot-tha Lookout. With serene and idyllic views of the cityscape you'll feel on top of the world!
  • Tropical Display Dome, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
    Snap a new Insta profile photo in front of this iconic tropical-plant greenhouse. Find out more about the Tropical Display Dome. If you're visiting in spring, wander to the Japanese Garden to see the cherry blossoms in bloom.
  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point
    Pack a picnic and perch at the top of the cliffs to get an iconic photo of the sun setting behind the city's skyline.
  • New Farm Park, New Farm
    From the renowned rose garden to the charming gazebo, there are plenty of photo opportunities in this well-loved Brisbane park.
Mt Coot-tha Lookout, Mt Coot-tha

Iconic Brisbane

  • Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City
    History buffs will love capturing the neoclassic and Art Deco-inspired angles of Brisbane City Hall, or taking in a bird's eye view from the Clock Tower in a free tour at the Museum of Brisbane.
  • Brisbane from a CityCat
    The Brisbane River shapes our city, and nothing says "I've been to Brisbane" more than snapping a photo aboard one of our beloved CityCats. There are plenty of beautiful backdrops to capture including New Farm Park, Story Bridge or Brisbane Powerhouse.
  • Story Bridge 
    Is there a more iconic Brisbane snapshot than the Story Bridge? Take your pic at Wilson Outlook Resereve or along the Riverwalk near Howard Smith Wharves where you can conveniently stop for a bite to eat afterward.
  • South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane
    From the well-loved Brisbane sign to The Wheel of Brisbane and the beautiful bougainvillea walk, you're spoiled for choice for photography at this location.

Hidden gems

  • Burnett Lane, Brisbane City
    Celebrate art and architecture and snap a picture in front of the buildings and street art that brings this inner city laneway to life.
  • Suburban style
    Brisbane City is not the only great place to go for photos. Spend time exploring unique public art and creative lighting in Brisbane's suburbs.
  • Bowen Park, Bowen Hills
    Bowen Park lights up after dark providing a wonderful backdrop for photos. Explore other creative lighting project locations across Brisbane.
Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley

Get snapping

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