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Welcome to Brisbane

About Brisbane

With many urban villages along the riverside with paths and bridges that connect and weave throughout the city, the destination teases the senses with its lush green vegetation, clear blue waters, smells of the exotic foods and sounds of the bustling city all against a background of the skyscrapers.

 

Brisbane is a very foot friendly city, be it walking amongst the tall building that line the streets or along the river that bends throughout the urban villages. The easy to read signage and friendly people will make your visit here easy and memorable.

 

With year long good weather this destination is great fro those looking for a subtropical climate. The winter is still mainly dry and warm, with the summers being extremely hot and temperatures reaching 40 degrees. The winter normally reaches around 20 degrees or hotter.

 


Information & Facts

Activities

Must-see Attractions in Brisbane

 

Queensland Maritime Museum

This museum is one of Australian’s largest Maritime Museums and is found at the South Brisbane Dry Dock on the Brisbane River. It is open every day of the year except the 24th and 26th of December. The Maritime Museum has been open since 1971. It features a lot of maritime aretefacts and collectables and also a naval ship!

 

The Old Government House

If culture is what you are looking for then this is the place to be. It was built in the 1860's and was Queensland’s first public building. It was also the first building in the state to be listed as a heritage site. In 2009 it was opened to the public as a museum and is also home to the William Robinson Gallery. Not only is this attraction full of culture and heritage but it is also free admission.

 

Ghost Tours

Another cultural and heritage is the ghost tours which offers visiting some of Brisbane’s most historic buildings along with revisiting the stories that created their spooky demeanour. The ghost tours are an authentic experience with none of the theatrics of people jumping out at you. All the scares enthralled on this tour are genuine!

 

Riverlife Adventure Centre

For those who wish to experience the outdoors and have a sense of adventure, the river life adventure centre brings the adventure to the city. This activity centre offers a wide range of activities to suit every adventurer. The centre specialises in kayaking, rock climbing and abseiling on the Brisbane River. For something different then try the night-time kayaking or rock climbing.

 

North Stradbroke Surf School

An active visitor might like to try the famous sport of surfing while visiting Brisbane. This surfing school has been aiming to get the community involved in surfing. So as well as learning to surf the waves, you will also get to meet local people and mix in theor culture.

 

Victoria Park Putt Putt

Get a good view of Brisbanes central business district while also keeping your eye on the ball. This 18 Hole mini golf course features water and sand traps. If you and your friends are interested then why not have a Putt Putt Party

 

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha

If you are looking for something relaxing and leisurely then why not visit the Brisbane Botanic Gardens in Mount Coot-tha. The tours are guided and admission is free. See all the many tropical types of plants this attraction has to offer. Covering 52 hectares, the gardens are considered Queensland’s premier subtropical gardens.

 

Blue Lake National Park

This quiet haven offers a natural and relaxing space to those who are interested in nature and wildlife. The waters here are crystal clear and are home to some native fish of the area. Although the water is very clear, swimming is not recommended. There are no facilities here so it is a perfect escape from the bustling city. Enjoy a day of relaxation with scenic views.

 

Story Bridge Adventure Climb

After safety briefing, it is time to brave the climb over the iconic Story Bridge. This unique experience offers the thrill of the height along with beautiful views. Not only can you climb the bridge but you are also given the option of abseiling down one of the pylons instead of making your decent down the steps. This is an adventure sure to get your heart racing.

 

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

This sanctuary is set apart from others as it is the only and biggest Kuala Sanctuary in the world. Amongst the Parklands on the Brisbane River. You can hang out with the koalas as well as wombats, dingoes and kangaroos. Adventurous visitors can get their picture taken with a baby crocodile and a snake. There is also an extraordinary birds of prey show.


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