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MOLTEN Conference 2024

Discover Things to do in Brisbane

Discover Things to do in Brisbane

Our top picks for delegates and partners

We've curated top picks exclusively for MOLTEN 2024 delegates and their partners, including the best dining spots, exciting tours, vibrant events, captivating art exhibitions, and must-visit destinations.

Explore and enjoy the best that Brisbane has to offer during your stay!

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Discover Theatre & Music


Queensland Ballet

During the conference the Queensland Ballet will be performing “Coppelia”: A beautiful, life-like doll and two quarrelling young lovers create comic chaos in this spirited ballet.

Dates: 18 - 23 June, 6:30pm
Prices: $107-$156

Brahms & Rachmaninov

Queensland Symphony Orchestra 

Conductor Jaime Martín leads a concert featuring Paganini-inspired variations by Rachmaninov, performed by pianist Denis Kozhukhin, followed by Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.

Dates: Friday 21 June at 11:30am | Saturday 22 June at 7:30pm.
Prices: $76-$135

Piers Lane

Medici Concerts

London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane AO has a worldwide reputation as an engaging, searching and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire. His concerto repertoire exceeds 90 works.

Dates: Sunday 23 June at 3:00pm
Prices: $90 Adult

Discover Art

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

  • mudunama kundana wandaraba jarribirri: Judy Watson
  • Birds of Passage: Ian Fairweather and Paul Jacoulet

Dates: Open every day, 10:00am-5:00pm
Prices: Exhibition entry is free
Location: Stanley Place, South Brisbane 

Museum of Brisbane

  • Rearranged: Art of the Flower
  • Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane

Dates: Open every day, 10:00am-5:00pm
Prices: Exhibition entry is free
Location: Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street

Discover Nature

Lone-Pine Koala Sanctuary

  • Wild Lorikeet feeding
  • Koala encounters
  • Raptor show
  • Sheep dog show
  • Hold a Koala
  • Dingo talk
  • Free range Kangaroo feeding

Dates: Open every day, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Prices: $39 Adult (Bookings essential)
Location: 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket

Koala and River Cruise

This popular Brisbane river cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a must-do. Enjoy close encounters with koalas and scenic views of Brisbane’s waterfront suburbs, accessible only by boat.

Dates: Departs every day of the week at 9:00am
Prices: $95 Adult and includes entry to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Established in 1970, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha are recognised as Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens. 

Dates: Open every day, 8:00am-5:00pm
Prices: Entry is free to the gardens

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

The Dark Side of the Moon Planetarium Experience: Music lovers and stargazers alike can journey around the universe with Pink Floyd’s iconic album, The Dark Side of the Moon in spectacular surround sound, combined with breath-taking views of the solar system and beyond. The Planetarium is in the same area as Mount Coot-tha, so can be combined with a visit to the Botanic Gardens.

Dates: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June 3:00pm, 4:00pm & 5:00pm; Wednesday 19 June 3:00pm; Friday 21 June 5:00pm, 6:00pm & 7:00pm
Prices: $16 Adult, bookings required in advance as days sell out

Moreton Island Tour

Relax and explore Moreton Island on this one day tour from Brisbane. We watch the city slip away as we head towards the island on our luxury catamaran. Explore the island and enjoy a full day of use of the Tangalooma Resort facilities. Swim, snorkel, relax at the bars and restaurants, or simply enjoy the world class beach.

Dates: Departs daily at 9:00am and returns at 5:00pm
Prices: From $95 Adult

Stradbroke Island Tour

Just 45-minutes from Queensland lies North Stradbroke Island, the area’s most popular island. Sitting across the sparkling expanse of Moreton Bay, the island is the second largest sand island on the planet, and boasts a mixture of pristine beaches, rugged coastlines, and peaceful waters. What’s more, the wildlife here is second to none, so animal lovers will enjoy the fabulous selection of nature encounters.

Dates: Departs daily at 9:00am and returns at 5:00pm
Prices: From $95 Adult

Discover Self-guided Ideas


Local or Luxury

Explore Queen Street Mall with over 500 stores, including luxury brands and local designers, or visit James Street in Fortitude Valley for high-end fashion and local boutiques.

Roma Street Parklands

Designer Gardens

Nestled just a 10-minute walk from Brisbane’s CBD, Roma Street Parkland offers 16 hectares of designer gardens, sprawling lawns, rolling green hills, lakes, and playgrounds. This inner-city oasis, located between Brisbane City and Paddington, invites you to explore the Spectacle Garden with free self-guided or guided tours.


Food Festival in June 

Brisbane’s biggest dining program, Dine BNE City, returns for its fourth year, serving up 90+ exclusive dining offers and events across 50+ restaurants and bars in The City.

From 1-30 June, both locals and visitors can indulge in lunches ranging from $25 to $35, curated banquets, special drink and food pairings, and a diverse line-up of culinary events, including wine dinners and a self-guided wine walk.

Discover Things to do by location

Things to do: Southbank

South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. This vibrant area offers a mix of leisure and entertainment options, from swimming and dining to sightseeing.

Swimming: Enjoy crystal-clear waters with lifeguards on duty year-round at Streets Beach lagoon.

Dining: South Bank offers diverse dining options. Visit Little Stanley Street and Grey Street for casual spots and cafes, or River Quay provides fine dining.

Sightseeing: Explore 17 hectares of South Bank Parklands. Stroll through the stunning Arbour, discover art and sculptures, relax in the Nepalese Pagoda, or enjoy city views from the Wheel of Brisbane.

Things to do: West End

West End is a vibrant inner-city village rich in history, culture, and community. Boundary Street is the lively hub with cafes, restaurants, bars, live music, and nightlife.

West End Markets: Start your weekend at the West End Markets in Davies Park, held every Saturday from 6am. Enjoy breakfast, shop for produce, and listen to live music by the river.

Feast out at Brunch: West End is renowned for its café and brunch scene. 

Street Art: Discover the vibrant street art that defines West End's unique character.

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