Brisbane: The River City

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Did you know Brisbane is one of the most oldest cities in Australia. The cities heritage is known for it’s distinct Queenslander architecture. It’s commonly known by the locals as ‘Brisvages’ or the ‘ River City’.

Each neighbourhood in Brisbane offers something unique with natural beauty and an incredible climate, Brisbane is a must see. A relatively young, upcoming city in the northeast of Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to do:

 

Lone Park Koala Sanctuary

The first koala sanctuary to open in the world. The spot to see Australia’s cutest native animal. A short bus journey just outside the city you can see koalas in their natural habitat.

 

Glass House Mountains

Anyone up for a road trip? This range of thirteen hills has some lovely walks. If you’re feeling brave, check out the shadows above the hills at sunrise. It’s absolutely incredible.

 

Story Bridge

One of Brisbane’s most iconic sites. You can climb the bridge or abseil down as part of a guided tour. A view of the city like no other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Markets

The place to be on Friday and Saturday is Stanley street plaza. Get ready to experience the best local street food and browse the shops for Knick knacks. Be sure to arrive hungry.

 

The Wheel of Brisbane

If you’re keen to find the best views of Brisbane, this could just be it. With 360 degree panoramic views 200 feet above the ground it’s sure to be an incredible sight.

 

Fortitude Valley

Brisbane’s entertainment distract from funky bars, night clubs, boutiques and popular eateries, Fortitude is where it’s happening.

 

Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

Australia’s largest gallery of modern art. It’s a must see for all you art lovers. The perfect rainy day activity!

 

Eat Street Northshore

All the foodies, listen up. You’ll need ample time to check out the insane array of food on offer before deciding on your final choice. An awesome destination for authentic Aussie food.

City Hall Tour;

Take a guided tour of the beautiful city hall, the heart of the city. Built between 1920-1930’s the history and architecture is one worth learning about. Do book in advance though using this site.

 

How many days do you need to explore Brisbane.

Three days should be more than enough the see everything Brisbane has to offer. Brisbane tends to be friendlier and cheaper than other major cities. Many activities and attractions are free as are some of the city transfer ferries and buses.

 

Must eat hotspots in Brisbane.

JoJo’s for breakfast. The poached eggs are cooked to perfection.

The Garden Pantry, you can eat in a beautiful city garden.

Hungry for something sweet then make a pit stop at Gelato Messina for an ice cream.

 

West End Farmer’s Markets.

Early Saturday mornings call for a visit to the markets. Score yourself some fresh fruit and vegetables for a very reasonable price. Try on some vintage clothing or try some of the many cheese varieties for sale. If this wears you out, sit down and enjoy the street music and dine on dishes from all over the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southbank Parklands and Swimming Lagoon

Enjoy a relaxing walk in the Southbank parklands and a refreshing dip in the city lagoon. Southbank parklands is situated on the Brisbane river. It’s full of beautiful lawns and colourful flowers. The Ferris wheel sits in the perfect location and the lagoon borders the parklands.

 

Shop and Eat on James Street

Check out city winery, yes you heard me! A winery located in the middle of the city. You can do a wine tour, wine tasting and even order food.

 

Cruise along the Brisbane River

See the city by river cruise. The city hopper ferry is completely free and sails from North Quay to Sydney street. The ultimate budget solution.

 

Felons Brewery

A hip brewery that comes alive at the weekends. Sun, beers, a cosy lawn area and outdoor dining, what more could you ask for?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset from Mount Coottha

From here you have a great view of the whole city. There’s multiple walks, the botanic gardens and the planetarium. It’s also known as the perfect spot for some nighttime star gazing.

 

 

Did you know Brisbane is one of the most oldest cities in Australia. The cities heritage is known for it’s distinct Queenslander architecture. It’s commonly known by the locals as ‘Brisvages’ or the ‘ River City’. Each neighbourhood in Brisbane offers something unique with natural beauty and an incredible climate, Brisbane is a must see. A relatively young, upcoming city in the northeast of Australia.
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