Brisbane – Beautiful one day, Perfect the next
Brisbane is located on the Sunshine Coast of Australia and is the third largest city Down Under. The city is a mix of natural beauty and historic buildings. It is well-known for architecture that is unique to Queensland. A visit to Brisbane reveals some of the most glorious sites in the country.
In 2014, Brisbane was named Lonely Planet’s Hippest City in Australia. It was high praise, but Brisbane still attracts fewer than 1 million international visitors each year. While tourists typically go to Sydney or Melbourne, they wrongly overlook Brisbane. Here is why travelers should never forego a chance to visit the capital of Queensland.
Sales Tax: 10%
Types: Ride-Hailing, Taxi, Bus, Train
Ride-Hailing: Uber, Didi, Bolt, Ola
Airport: Brisbane Airport
Type: Ride-Hailing, Taxi, Bus, TrainRide-Hailing: Uber, Didi, Blacklane
Local Favorite: Moreton Bay BugMoreton Bay bug may not sound tasty, but believe us, it is. What is the Moreton Bay bug? It is a slipper lobster found off of the northern coast of Australia. Although the term "bug" is used, it merely means crustacean seafood. The slipper lobster is often cooked and served as a main course. Chefs around Brisbane will use the tail meat, which has a medium-to-strong flavor, as an ingredient for other meals. Slipper lobster meat is cooked with citrus flavors and served with a light dressing. Supermarkets, restaurants, and fishmongers will sell slipper lobster both raw and cooked for you to enjoy.
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The Wheel of Brisbane
Roma Street Parkland
Museum of Brisbane
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
Queensland Maritime Museum
Anzac Square & Memorial Galleries
Top Tourist Attractions
Brisbane River Cruise
The Brisbane River cuts through the city like a knife, and there are some amazing places visitors can relax near the riverfront. The river makes for a great way to get around town as the CityCats take travelers from point to point along the River. There is nothing better on a gorgeous day than to glide across the waters soaking up the sun.
Riding the CityCats and ferries that travel the river gives tourists a unique look at Brisbane. Holidaymakers can see a variety of sites including mansions, parks and the different business hubs of the city. The river cruises and boats run seven days a week and travelers don’t need to pre-book. Just show up and hop on one of the boats for a delightful experience
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Australia has several animals only found on its shores. From fierce to cuddly, these animals are a must-see for anyone not from Down Under. The koala is one of the most identifiable animals in Australia, and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary gives visitors the chance to see them up close. Located on the Brisbane River, visitors will get the chance to cuddle a koala while visiting the sanctuary. The compact area also has kangaroos, wallabies, and crocodiles. The sanctuary is full of cool events each day. Visitors can experience talks from animal experts, flying demonstrations or animal feedings. There is even a River Cruise and Koala Sanctuary package to purchase.
The Australia Zoo is just a 60-minute drive from Brisbane. Owned by the family of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, the zoo is home to a wide range of animals from all over the world. Visitors can get up close to many of Australia’s magnificent creatures and find out more about them.
The zoo has a variety of programs kids and parents can enjoy. Ever fancied being a zookeeper? The Australia Zoo offers the Zookeeper for a Day program, and kids can get a crash course in how to take care of the animals. It is a fun and educational adventure.
Rally/V8 “supercar” Driving
Car enthusiasts needing a break from the cuddly animals and sightseeing will love the rally driving experiences offered by different vendors. Tourists can get behind the wheel of a rally car while a navigator sits next to them. Drivers will then take their rally car around a pro-grade circuit kicking up dust as they fly over the terrain.