Once christened Australia’s hippest city, there are a ton of unexpected gems to discover in Brisbane. From abseiling down cliffs to having a dip in a beach in the middle of the city, bar hopping through historic pubs and wandering laneways, the River City will delight you at every turn.
Kangaroo Point is known for its views and natural beauty. Hike the Story Bridge Adventure Climb for a 360-degree view of the city and its surrounding mountain ranges. Abseil or rock climb the natural Kangaroo Point Cliffs before getting much deserved refreshments at any of the excellent local bars and cafes.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The world’s first and largest koala sanctuary offers visitors a peek into the daily lives of these adorable marsupials where you can bond with a real life koala. Truly an experience that will last a lifetime.
This protected sand island known for its beautiful beaches and steep dunes will thrill nature lovers offering everything from snorkeling, sand tobogganing to a once in a lifetime experience of hand feeding wild dolphins.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha
Parks are as much a work of art as any painting or sculpture, and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens are some of the finest you’ll see. Scented garden, bamboo groves, Japanese Garden and the largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees in the world are just some of the oases located on the grounds.
CityCat and Ferry Services
You can travel the city by foot, car, or bicycle, but why not eschew those options in favour of a tour via the Brisbane River. Hop on the CityHopper ferry for free, enjoy the breeze and scenery, and hop off whenever something interesting catches your eye, which is bound to happen pretty often.