A whole Australian adventure that you cannot miss!
If you haven't visited the Queensland state capital in Australia yet, this is a good time to add it to your list of upcoming trips.
Located on the northeast coast, 920 kilometers from Sydney we find Brisbane, the third largest city in Australia, a beautiful place full of history, fun and adventure, ideal to visit with your partner, friends or family. You have nothing to envy to the most "classic" cities of this great country and surely with this post you will be completely convinced of it.
Brisbane is indeed one of the most popular cultural and tourist centers in Australia. The millions of tourists who visit it each year are shocked by the river also called "Brisbane" that runs through the city to the base of Mount Coot-Tha, and then they are even more amazed at the view when they climb it to the top.
You will see that it is a city full of interesting amenities, and that it will be impossible for you to run out of something to do, among its museums, nearby beaches, gardens, buildings and markets. In addition, its more than 300 days of sun and good weather will satisfy your summer needs excellently at any time of the year.
DISCOVER THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN BRISBANE!
Brisbane is fairly quiet, but also unmistakably cosmopolitan, full of memorable activities to enjoy. This city perfectly combines adventure, fun and relaxation. Here are some of the best places to visit when you travel to this wonderful city:
THE SOUTH BANK
You find it on the south bank of the Brisbane River. It has an area of 17 hectares of parks, cafes, bars and restaurants that you cannot miss. It is also a perfect space for events and outdoor activities. In addition, it has pedestrian walks that border the banks of the river, where you can also take bike rides. It is truly one of the most visited and characteristic neighborhoods (which they also call suburbs). It has an artificial beach that you cannot miss for anything in the world! They have really turned it into a paradise in the middle of the city, where sunbathing, walking, playing, going with children, playing sports, and drinking or eating something will have another meaning.
Brisbane lyrics: The photography you can't stop capturing!
Visiting Brisbane will leave an indelible mark on you, but nothing like taking a photographic proof to share with your friends and family. And what better to do in the giant letters of Brisbane?
Also in the South Bank suburb you will find the iconic giant and very colorful letters that read the name of the city, ideal to take that souvenir photo to print and hang on the refrigerator in your home. You find them just before reaching the Wheel of Brisbane, which we'll talk about later.
THE WHEEL OF BRISBANE
It was originally created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the state of Queensland. It is impossible not to see this attraction in the city that also attracts so much attention from locals and tourists. The Brisbane Wheel definitely adds a magical touch to the city.
Approaching and climbing the Wheel of Brisbane is enjoying panoramic views of the city, where you can enjoy the radiant sun during the day or the twinkling lights of the city during the night, and even enjoy a romantic sunset from your height. A ticket to the wheel, which may not be the most economical, includes about 3 laps in the cabin with speakers that explain during the journey a brief historical summary of the city's suburbs, which is not bad at all to find out a little more about every detail of the neighborhoods in Brisbane.
The Wheel of Brisbane rises to about 60 meters high, with a comfortable and safe route with air conditioning and a capacity for up to 8 people who will undoubtedly be delighted! So if you want to enjoy the best views we recommend getting on the Ferris wheel Brisbane and live this 360 ° experience!
CRUISE ON THE BRISBANE RIVER
The Brisbane River also offers an exciting and educational cruise experience where you will learn about the city's sights, facts, and more. The ship, which looks more like a ferry, takes advantage of the fact that the river flows through Brisban and gives its passengers a guided tour that you cannot miss. You will be able to see some more emblematic places like the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, or the Story Bridge. You can choose to enjoy this experience in the morning or in the afternoon without problem, depending on how it best suits your schedule.
The Brisbane Botanical Garden is one of the most incredible national parks to visit in the entire area, bordering part of the river's silhouette. There you will find ancient trees and countless flora and fauna typical of the place.
It has huge gardens where visitors can take a break, eat something, have a picnic or take a walk. You can also enjoy areas for outdoor sports, and bike rides. In addition, this area connects through the Goodwill Bridge with the South Bank where you will find more recreational areas, bars and restaurants.
"LA CITY" AND ITS SHOPPING CENTERS
The call City It is the center of the city, where you can enjoy streets with a lot of life, music and good vibes. The "City" It is as it is called the district of downtown Brisbane, and it is made up of several main and pedestrian streets that will fascinate you. There you will also find 4 shopping centers ideal for spending the day shopping. You will find the Queens plaza, elQueen Street Mall, elWintergarden, and Brisbane Arcade.
EAT STREET NORTHSHORE
This picturesque place in Brisbane will be amazing for eating or drinking something outdoors with great atmosphere and attention. If you will have to take a ferry a little less than an hour from the City to get there, but it will be very worth it. Here you will find everything in local and international gastronomy and also many delicious dessert options. Eat Street Northshore is not well known to tourists so don't be surprised if you just bump into locals only.
This will be an ideal point in the city to watch the best sunsets with pink tinted skies and a sunset that comes from behind the city skyscrapers. Right next to the Brisbane River you will find the cliffs of the Kangaroo Point, where you can spend a pleasant time of rest and even pack a snack and have a picnic.
The Story Bridge is one of only 3 bridges that can be climbed worldwide. From its summit, the views of the city (day or night) look spectacular, and will be well worth it. In addition to the city you can see the Glasshouse mountains to the north, and also the interior of the Gold Coast to the south, which was declared a World Heritage Site. Would you dare to live this extreme adventure?
Climbing Mount Coot-Tha is one of the best organized excursions in the city because it is one of the places that attracts the most attention from tourists and locals alike. There you will find the best views of the entire city without a doubt.
To think that this city is really great, and to be able to observe it from the heights in this location is incomparable. It is even a place where you can go hiking on designated routes or ride a bike to the top of the mountain if you dedicate yourself to cycling since it will take at least two hours to get there. You can also take the bus, or go in your own rented vehicle.
You can access the place day or night with certain conditions and if you stay to see the sunrise you will live an incredible experience that you will not regret.
BUDDHIST TEMPLE FO GUANG SHAN CHUNG TIAN
The large Asian community in Brisbane also has a presence in the city, and at Fo Guang Chung Tian Buddhist Temple you will find a bit of its culture. It has a beautiful museum inside with an exhibition of Chinese crafts and paintings, and it also has abundant gardens and patios, a lake with ducks, parks, rooms for praying, guided activities to make wishes and more. The truth is that it will be a memorable place to visit in Brisbane.
SETTLEMENT COVE LAGOON
It is not a place very busy by tourists in general but not for that reason it is less charming, surely in fact you will have a great time. The Settlement Cove Lagoon is found north of Brisbane, on Redcliffe, and it has a very large tropical pool for family gatherings throughout the day. The site is very pleasant and summery, and it is not far from the river, in fact, they are connected by a pier about 10 minutes away. It will be an ideal place to spend a different day!
THE ANZAC SQUARE
Among the most emblematic places to visit in Brisbane we find Anzac Square. It is a place especially visited by tourists since it was built to pay tribute to the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who participated in the First World War. In its surroundings you find many green areas with wooden chairs and beach chairs to rest from your tourist activities, as well as restaurants and cafes.
THE ARBOR AT SOUTH BANK
The flowers and vines plants are the true protagonists of this place. You will see passageways built by curved metal structures covered with flora and plants that you will not resist crossing. Nearby you'll see green areas perfect for picnics and outdoor grills, as well as free group recreation organized by the city council, such as zumba and yoga.
The Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art will satisfy the most hungry for art and culture. Each season they renew their different rooms and exhibitions, which are normally mostly free. Its world-class and internationally renowned collections leave a memorable impact on everyone who visits it.
ROME STREET PARKLAND
Outdoor activities and food truck fairs await you at the Roma Street Parkland located inside La City. The fauna and flora abound in this location bordering a waterfall that impresses its visitors. The whole environment is very serene and relaxing but also full of life and activity. Perfectly combines fun and relaxation!
LONE PINE SANCTUARY
You will find abundant Koalas and other native animals of Australia in the Lone Pine Sanctuary, where endangered fauna such as dingoes or wombats are protected and cared for to stop their disappearance.
In this place they do an admirable job and open to the public, especially to inform visitors about the current situation of these animals. In addition, they have a kangaroo reserve for visitors to observe them closely and even interact with them.
This is indeed the oldest and largest koala and kangaroo sanctuary in the entire world. You find it located on the banks of the river in the city.
The New Farm is without a doubt one of the most authentic spots in the city, a truly Australian place to visit in Brisbane. Its green areas are ideal to spend a relaxed and very quiet time for a picnic or to celebrate special occasions. It really is one of the most beautiful and peaceful parks that you can visit when you go to Brisbane.
This suburb in Brisbane is the ideal destination for lovers of the sea, although it is a bit far from the city, about an hour and a half away from the center.
There you will find a beautiful beach where the protagonists, in addition to its soft sand and crystal clear water, will be the small crabs that deliberately protrude from the sand, entering and leaving in a very particular and fun way.
You can see this show even from its large dock known as the "Jetty". However, it is not a conventional beach, some of its sections will make you feel that you are rather in a pool, so relaxation will not be missing at any time.
WESTFIELD GARDEN CITY
If you have not already enjoyed the malls in La City enough, you can visit the Westfield Garden City which is one of the most incredible, luxurious and complete shopping malls in Brisbane, and they will surprise you much more than we have mentioned above. It almost looks like another city! The Garden City is really big, and has many stores of all types and styles.
You will also be surprised by its section of cafes, bars and restaurants, located along a spacious corridor decorated very elegantly that guides you to an outside plaza. This area is very well lit and decorated with deck chairs and hammocks, to relax in the most incredible and luxurious way possible. And who would say that you would find all this in a "simple" shopping center.
QUEENSLAND MARITIME MUSEUM
There are so many museums to choose from in Brisbane. Without a doubt, the maritime museum will be a great choice to include in your activities agenda. It is in fact one of the largest maritime museums in the world, with an important collection of exhibitions of great interest that you will not want to miss.
With all this repertoire of activities and locations you will surely not see this city in the same way! Adventure awaits in the most remote places, and although it is not a small city at all, you will spend the best of times in less conventional and typical places. Do not hesitate to include Brisbane in your next travel plans, and get ready for a fun and different adventure!
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