When it comes to tourism, Brisbane has always been in the shadow of Sydney and Melbourne. However, over the past few years, Brisbane has developed a charm of its own, the locals are incredibly friendly, the surrounding nature is stunning, and the city itself is very inviting.
To help you get the most out of your trip, here are our top ten picks.
Kangaroo Point & Lookout
Kangaroo point is one of the most liveable suburbs in Brisbane, it’s located right on the river opposite Brisbane’s Botanical Garden. This section of the river has cliffs running all along with it, and the lookout from the top offers some of the finest views of the city skyline. If you are into a bit of fun and adventure, you can also take part in some rock climbing on the cliffs, the best way to participate is to join an organized group.
A great museum covering Natural History, Science, Queensland History as well as cultural heritage. Definitely a go-to if you are interested in learning more about Australian History.
South Bank Parklands
Southbank has a lot to offer for everyone! There’s a beach, a kid’s water play area, a large playground, some top-quality restaurants, an IMAX, a small rainforest and boardwalk, plenty of green open spaces and much more. It’s easy to spend half a day here and simply relax, eat, and explore.
These stunning mountains are a bit of a distance from Brisbane, but they are worth the trip! The mountains with the gorgeous hinterlands as the backdrop are quite unique. Just remember to bring your hiking boots, plenty of water and sunscreen.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Being able to get up close and personal with a koala has become bit of a rare thing, even in Australia. However, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary offers just that and more, this is a great destination to get a closer look a some of Australia’s wildlife.
Brisbane Sightseeing Tour and Brisbane River Cruise
If this is your first time to Queensland’s capital city, then the best way to get a feel for Brisbane is on this tour, spend 3 hours on land and water learning about Brisbane’s history, and seeing some of its main sights.
Eat Street North Shore
This will be one of the highlights of your trip! Eat Street is a food market the offers just about every type of cuisine you can think of! It’s the destination for foodies, an absolute treat for your tastebuds.
Not far from Brisbane is Mount Coot-tha’s lookout, giving you panoramic views stretching from Brisbane all the way to Moreton Bay. It’s also an area offering an abundance of hikes and walks. This is a great way to get out of town and close to nature.
Royal Botanical Gardens
Situated between the city and the river is the large and beautiful Brisbane Botanical Garden. It’s very well maintained and features a Royal Palm Lawn, Rainforest Hideaway, Camellia Lawn, a rose garden, and more.
Warner Bros. Movie World
If you are a thrill-seeker than check out the theme parks between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It’s different, fun, and memorable. So, if you have a day where you just want to go wild, check out Movie World or one of the other 3 major theme parks nearby.
If you are planning a trip to Brisbane then you have a lot to look forward to and hopefully this blog has given you a bit of extra inspiration! To help us select these top ten attractions, we got some help from Traveloris’s Brisbane Trip Planner, they work with local’s to help them choose the best sights and attractions.