On the corner of Nudgee Road and Gerler Road, minutes from the airport.
The Sunshine State’s capital enjoys year-round subtropical weather, and the chilled atmosphere to match. This riverside city is situated between rugged national parks and the ocean, offering a bounty of activities and attractions for those looking to live it up as the locals do.
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Don’t miss out on the pumping heart of the city itself, however, with its rich tapestry of arts, culture and dining options. Brissie might be the third-largest city in Australia, but it still maintains the relaxed, small-town vibe that has become synonymous with the Queensland way of life.
Make sure to add the below activities and destinations to your itinerary for your next Brisbane trip.
Visit the city’s beach
You heard right; Brisbane has its very own private beach right on its doorstep. Forget trekking out to the outer suburbs to reach the coast, this little slice of paradise can conveniently be found in South Bank, nestled against the CBD.
Streets Beach is an entirely artificial beach equipped with sandy shores, palm trees and a crystal-clear lagoon – but you won’t be able to distinguish it from the real thing. This is a great spot for families to come and relax, drinking in the Brisbane city skyline while having a dip in this safe, controlled environment.
Climb for the views, abseil for the thrills
Once you’ve finished lounging by the man-made beach, book a climb up Brisbane’s Story Bridge for uninterrupted panoramic views of the skyline, river and surrounding ‘burbs. On a clear day you’ll even be able to see all the way south to the World Heritage-listed Gold Coast hinterland, and if you turn north, to the Glasshouse Mountains.
The bridge climb will see you rise approximately 80 metres above sea level, while you learn about the history of the bridge and its construction. If you’d prefer to get back down faster than you got up, then there’s an option to abseil the 30 meters down the anchor pier facing the river.
Celebrate Aboriginal culture
The land Brisbane resides on has a long and powerful history in Aboriginal history, and it’s important to remember and appreciate this diverse and fascinating culture. Embark on a tour with BlackCard Cultural Tours to walk in the footsteps of Aboriginal elders. Visit galleries along the way to learn about ancient knowledge passed down through the generations.
If you’re visiting Brisbane during winter, it’s definitely worth attending the Quandamooka Festival, celebrating Aboriginal country, people and culture. The festival offers numerous immersive events that explore dance, language, traditions and more.
Meet some cute koalas
You can’t come to Australia and not get a photo cuddling a koala – it’s practically illegal. So, head on over to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and marvel at the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary. With over 100 cuddly tree bears in residence, you’ll be able to get your quintessential tourist snap and learn about the efforts that go into nurturing this declining species.
The sanctuary also has all manner of other Aussie animal favourites for you to appreciate, from kangaroos, birds of prey, dingos and slippery reptiles, to name a few.
Come for the subtropical climate, stay for the culture, natural wonders and cruisy personality – Brisbane has plenty to offer.
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