Top 5 Photo Spots in Brisbane City

Kangaroo Point - Scout Place_A

Kangaroo Point - Scout Place

If you’re talking a walk in or near the CBD in Brisbane, don’t forget your camera.  There are plenty of spots to snap a good photo.  You’ll always get the best photos in the ‘magic hour’ just as the sun rises and just before sunset.

Here are five of my favourite photo spots for Brisbane city:

Kangaroo Point – Scout Place (pictured), the stone shelter at the top of the cliffs has great city views.  It’s a particularly good spot for sunrise and night photos.

South Bank Swimming Pool

South Bank Swimming Pool

South Bank – has good views along the river and across to the city.  Try taking a photo with the Streets Beach in the foreground (pictured) and the city buildings in the background.

CityCat river ferries – Brisbane’s river ferries give you a great vantage point for photos.

City Botanic Gardens – you can take photos of the city buildings rising from the ‘jungle’ in the gardens. On the riverside walking path that comes off Edward Street, there are views of the Story Bridge, historic Customs House and yatchs moored in the river.

Wilson Outlook– on Bowen Terrace, New Farm (below) is a small park with uninterrupted views of the Story Bridge and City.

Story Bridge from Wilson Outlook

Story Bridge from Wilson Outlook


About Dianne McLay

Australian writer, author and photographer. Author of 3 guidebooks: Brisbane's Best Bush, Bay & City Walks -- Best of Brisbane guide book -- Best Village & Coastal Walks of the Sunshine Coast. Photographer for "Building Brisbane's History - the fascinating stories behind the city's most notable buildings and structures" Editor of
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