Capital of the Sunshine State, inner-city Brisbane is fast becoming a rival to urban hubs like Sydney and Melbourne. Winding around the Brisbane river with shopping districts, cultural precincts, heritage buildings, beautiful parks and an evolving live music scene demonstrating how far it’s come from its country-town origins. Despite the glittering skyscrapers and seething boulevards, you can still feel the relaxed ambience and casual friendliness of the locals, making it the perfect destination for an urban getaway.
Brisbane City and the Brisbane CBD is packed with the usual array of boutique stores and upscale shops, which congregate along Queen Street Mall, a pedestrian boulevard given over to the sheer fun of shopping and dining. Close by, the iconic Story Bridge spans the Brisbane River, providing visitors with great photo ops and scenic views of the city, with the newly opened Howard Smith Wharves offering a vibrant new place to dine, stay and play in the city. If you’re looking to get in touch with the local foodie scene, Fortitude Valley is a blur of nocturnal activity, with an eclectic range of eateries, clubs and bars dedicated to spicing up the night.
Lying adjacent to the CBD is South Bank, which houses many of Brisbane’s most beautiful attractions, like the Wheel of Brisbane, Streets Beach and Kangaroo Point cliffs. A man made lagoon with sand beach provides a fresh and relaxing place to cool off in the city centre, delighting all members of the family day and night. You’ll also encounter a diversity of galleries and museums, including the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (which regularly hosts great shows and theatre productions) and the Queensland Maritime Museum.
Brisbane continues to mature as a city offering locals and visitors entertainment and opportunity, with the Star Entertainment Group building a new casino ‘Queens Wharf’ due to open in 2021, complete with world class eateries and six star accommodation.
Mount Coot-tha is the go-to destination for Brisbanites who want to get back in touch with nature. Just a stone’s throw from the CBD, you’ll be able to experience authentic Australian bushland by walking along dedicated hiking trails or relax in manicured gardens designed to showcase floral beauty that boasts wide city views from the top.
Abseil down Kangaroo Point Cliffs, visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or visit one of the many farmer’s markets held across the suburbs every weekend. With so many activities and options in the city centre alone, you will have plenty of activities and adventures in Brisbane on your next holiday adventure.
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