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Best Transport Attractions in Brisbane

by Sally Foster (follow)
Get set for planes, trains and automobiles

Do you have a wheel and engine obsessed little one in your house?

There are some great places in and around Brisbane for those that adore all things transport, with the makings of a memorable day out.


My little one will exclaim with intense excitement each and every time a plane flies overhead. Luckily for him, we live close enough to the airport that planes going overhead is a regular occurence. If you want to go plane spotting with your own Amelia Earhart, then the Brisbane Airport has a list of all the best places you can go plane spotting! They include parking, tips, times and the types of planes as well. You can check out the website here.


The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich, is an interactive heritage experience located at Australia’s oldest railway workshops. They have been in operation for 150 years and have some beautiful historic buildings. You can also ride on a genuine steam train on steam train Sundays! See here for more information on the museum and the steam train rides.

Location: North Street, North Ipswich
Cost: Adults $14.50, Concession $12.50, Child 3-15 $11.50 and children under 3 are Free. There are also annual and group passes available.

Also based out in Ipswich is Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway which is Brisbane's closest and oldest preserved ​railway experience. With different steam train journeys available, you can have a wonderful family day out with a picnic, scenery, wildlife and markets.

Location: Bundamba Racecourse, Bundamba
Cost: Cost varies according to experience so see here for fares.


If your kids are into cars, then be sure to check out the QLD Motor Sports Museum. They are home to a collection of cars and bikes including racing cars, classic road cars, motorbikes and rally cars. Based out in Sumner, the QLD Motor Sports Museum is open on Fridays to Sundays from 10am to 3pm.

Location: 25 Argon Street, Sumner
Cost: Adults $15 and School Children $5.

Historic Transport

Show your kids a slice of history at the Brisbane Tramway Museum. Having lived in Melbourne for years, I have a huge appreciation for trams and it is such a shame that QLD no longer has them. But you can still show them off to the kids and teach them about how the trams shaped this city. You will have the opportunity to see trams in real life or even have a bus tour along the old route. Based in Ferny Grove, the museum is open on Sundays from 12:30pm to 4pm.

Location: Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
Cost: Adults $14 and Children $7

So how do you like the list of awesome transport attractions in London? Have we missed any? Please let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!

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