The third largest and fastest growing city in Australia, Brisbane is the capital of the famous province of Queensland. It is home to many famous sites and the world famous story bridge.
With over two million people, Brisbane demands attention from the rest of the world and has been working furiously to bring itself up to par with the other powerhouses.
Dubbed the “new world city”, this city knows the right combination to success; a bright attitude and a lot of fun. With one of the most vibrant and laid back atmospheres, Brisbane has propelled itself into one of the most sought after vacation destinations. There are many different cultures that come into one in a unique melting pot here that creates a fun energy that no one could turn down.
Despite many people skipping Brisbane on their visits to Australia because Sydney seems to steal all the attention there’s lots to see and do in Brisbane.
If you are looking for cheap flights to Brisbane, you can discover affordable holiday packages and booking your air ticket to Australia before the peak season is a great way of securing even better discounts.
Being right on the water allows Brisbane to have an excellent beach and watersport activities. Take a short ferry to Bribie Island or the Southern Bay Islands and enjoy the stretches of gorgeous and pristine beaches.
Water sports here are quite unique and a little different than home. Here you can take a group tour sand tobogganing or maybe four-wheel driving for more speed! There are also diving and snorkeling. You can even go marine watching and spot turtles, dolphins, and dugongs in the water; maybe even a whale.
Cruises are available daily that go up and down the river with excellent sites of the city and banks. If you are looking for a land activity head over to Mt Coot-tha. This cool mountain is popular for its make-out spots, but more importantly has an amazing view of the city from above.
The Brisbane Botanical Gardens and Planetarium are here as well. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is only a fifteen minute bus ride from the city. This koala sanctuary is a one of a kind experience. It is the World’s first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. There are also kangaroos here that you can buy food and feed right out of your hand. There is much more wildlife here. Take a walk through the premises and experience the true outback feel with beautiful scenery.
If you are looking for the historical roots to Brisbane go to Brisbane City Hall and King George Square. Located right next to each other, you can walk around the square and see the most famous architecture in the city. There are tours of City Hall. You can also take a free lift ride to the top of the clock tower for a great aerial view.