If you're into nineteenth-century architecture, we suggest you organise a car hire in Brisbane and take a tour around the city's beautiful old buildings. Listed below are a small sampling of what Brisbane has to offer the historically inclined.

Commissariat Store

The second oldest building in Queensland, this is a must-see for all visiting history buffs. The Commissariat Store was built by convicts in 1829 and remains unchanged – in essentials – to this day. It is located on beautiful Williams Street, which is something of a historical treasure itself, having been dubbed the "unofficial birthplace of Queensland".

Open from Tuesday to Friday, the Commissariat Store is now a museum. It costs just $5 per adult or $10 for a family to visit.

Customs House

Work commenced on Customs House in 1886 and took three long years to complete. The building is now owned and operated by the University of Queensland, and free guided tours of this beautiful public space are available every Sunday between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00. 

Board rooms, a heritage ballroom and a top-quality restaurant are all enclosed within the walls of this magnificent cultural and educational paragon. Go in and have a look!

Albert Street Uniting Church

This fine example of gothic architecture is situated in the heart of Brisbane, and has been serving the city's christian community for 160 years.

Admission is free, but donations are always appreciated. Even if you don't have time to stop in, we recommend driving by this historic landmark to see the 42-metre-tall spire that towers over the streets below.

So, what are you waiting for? Hop on a plane to Brisbane, pick up your car rental in the Brisbane airport, and get ready to see Brisbane in all its historical glory!