Stuck on ideas for things to do on your next trip to Brisbane? Our Beautiful River City has something for everyone. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure the options are endless.
Get yourself to Southbank
Paris may have a Left Bank and a Right Bank but Brisbane has Southbank!This beautiful parkland is located directly across the river from the CBD. With its 17 hectares of lush landscaped gardens, walking and cycling paths, world class eateries, its very own beach and stunning river views, its easy to see why tourists and locals alike flock here to soak up the atmosphere.
They don’t call it the River City for nothing. Winding leisurely through Brisbane City, the Brisbane River is a major part of life here, so much so that every September, we celebrate it with a fireworks spectacular “Sunsuper Riverfire”. There is no better way to enjoy the beautiful city skyline and beyond than from the water. The Brisbane City Cats operate seven days a week at regular 15 minute intervals and even more frequently in peak hour. For a more leisurely experience, why not take a cruise on the Kookaburra River Queen paddle wheelers, where great food, entertainment and cruising all come together. Lunch and dinner cruises are available.
Visit an Iconic Brisbane Pub
Nothing says quintessential Queensland more than a traditional Brisbane Pub and there are a few standout ones that should not be missed. The Breakfast Creek Hotel is arguably one of the most iconic pubs in Australia. Affectionately known to most as “The Brekky Creek” it’s famous for its premium quality steaks and “Beer off the Wood”. It also has a great beer garden. Other great pubs worth a visit include The Regatta Hotel at Toowong, The Story Bridge Hotel at Kangaroo Point and the Norman Hotel at Woolloongabba. Relax with a nice cold beer and take in the chilled out vibe.
Be a Culture Vulture
South Brisbane is home to the Cultural Precinct, an innovative arts centre located near the Victoria Bridge on the river. It consists of the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and the Queensland Theatre Company. There are always exhibitions showcasing the best of Australian and International Art and QPAC features some of the world’s best performers.
Shop till you drop
Brisbane has really come of age in terms of places to shop. If you are staying close to Brisbane city then Queen Street Mall is the place to start. It is located in the heart of the CBD and is Queensland’s most popular pedestrian mall hosting a mix of national, international and flagship stores. There is something for everyone from the high-end Queens Plaza, The Myer Centre and Mac Arthur Central to the Wintergarden and historically significant Brisbane Arcade and Tattersall’s Arcade. There are also a few major shopping centres close to the city namely Toowong Village and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. If you are looking for something a little unique or boutique then head into the urban Precincts of Fortitude Valley, Paddington or West End.
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What visit to Brisbane would be complete without getting to cuddle a beautiful Koala. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, housing over 130 of these beautiful cuddly creatures. There is a host of other Australian wildlife also and you can feed the kangaroos! Situated just 15 minutes drive from the CBD, it is easily accessible. You can also reach Lone Pine by Boat. Mirimar Boat Cruises depart daily at 10.00am from the boardwalk outside the State Library.
Get your Groove on
Go to a live music gig in and around Fortitude Valley. There are many great bars and music venues where you can see some great Australian and International acts. The recently opened Triffid in nearby Newstead is Brisbane’s newest live music venue created from an old commercial hangar with state of the art sound techniques. Enjoy some food and drink served up from shipping containers in the pop-up beer garden outside.
There are many exciting activities to get your heart racing. Head to the Riverlife Adventure Centre at Kangaroo Point where you can go paddle boarding or kayaking on the River or abseiling and rock climbing from the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Cycling, Kayaking and Segway tours are also available. Take in the stunning views all over Brisbane from the top of the Story Bridge on the Story Bridge Adventure Climb, one of only three in the world.
Head Straight to the top
View Brisbane from Mt Coot-tha Lookout. Located just 7kms from the CBD, this lookout has stunning panoramic views of Brisbane city and its surrounds. You will see the River, Mountains and on a clear day can also see Moreton Island and as far up to the Glasshouse Mountains. Enjoy a coffee and grab some lunch or dinner at the café or Summit Restaurant. Don’t forget your camera!
Stay at Founda Gardens Serviced Apartments
It takes time to experience all that our great city has to offer. Why not spend that time wisely and stay at Founda Gardens Serviced Apartments, your home away from home in Brisbane. Our extremely spacious and luxurious two and three bedroom apartments are fully self –contained with large fully equipped kitchens, balcony of the main living area with table and chairs, two bathrooms, air conditioning, Complimentary Foxtel, and much more. Situated only 2kms from the CBD in Auchenflower, Founda Gardens Serviced Apartments are in the perfect position to discover all of Brisbane’s top attractions. Leave the car parked securely in our free undercover car park and jump on a city cat, bus or train, all only a short stroll away. After an exciting and fun filled day, relax by the pool in our beautiful landscaped gardens or enjoy an alfresco barbecue overlooking the Brisbane River. Our very friendly resident managers will ensure that your stay at Founda Gardens Serviced Apartments is a memorable one.
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