Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is a cosmopolitan and lively city that is home to many different types of scenery, including skyscrapers, parkland and even an artificial beach. Brisbane is a river city, although close to the coast, with Brisbane River running through it.
Things to do
CityCats – Spend a day getting your bearings by jumping on the sleek twin hulled CityCat and exploring the city and its riverside precincts like New Farm, Kangaroo Point, South Bank and West End.
The Wheel of Brisbane – The Wheel of Brisbane offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Brisbane City from the heart of Brisbane’s cultural, lifestyle and entertainment precinct, The Parklands, South Bank.
The Workshops Rail Museum – All Aboard! This museum offers a wide range of hands-on exhibits, multi-media encounters and colorful stories. This coupled with huge steam locomotives and over 140 years of history, make for an interactive authentic heritage and cultural experience at the birthplace of rail in Queensland. Visit the website for further information.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – Everyone loves the cuteness of a koala and at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, 25 minutes from Brisbane city centre, there are more than 130 living here, so you can be guaranteed you are going to catch some of them awake! Visit the website for more information.
XXXX Brewery – Follow the beer making process and end up in the Ale House bar to try some of their famous brews. Tours are open to all ages (of course you have to be over 18 to sample).
Golfing – Queensland is best known amongst golfers as being Australia’s golf resort capital. Thirteen of the top 25 resort courses in Australia can be found in Queensland. There are many fine courses in Brisbane, including the brand new Brookwater Golf Club and North Lakes Resort Golf Club, Royal Queensland, Indooroopilly and the Brisbane Golf Club.
Shopping at the Queen Street Mall – The heart and soul of Queensland’s shoppers, the Brisbane Queen Street Mall has five major shopping centres, two department stores and four shopping arcades begging to be explored. That’s over 700 retailers including local, national and international designers.
Indulge in food and wine – Brisbane’s dining scene has evolved at a rapid pace over the last couple of years and it has no intention of slowing down. With top Australian restaurants like Aria, Stokehouse and Sake making Brisbane its second home and the calibre of the restaurants, cafes and bars opening up around the city, there’s never been a better time to follow your tastebuds to foodie heaven.
Visit the world famous theme parks! Hire a car or hop on a bus and visit these parks in Australia’s theme park capital!
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