What to see in Brisbane
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
There's nothing pretty like hugging a koala. As the largest reserve in the world for Australia's amazing marsupials, a visit to Lone Pine marks for an unforgettable experience. Other Australian animals such as wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, dingoes and even crocodiles live in this compact sanctuary settled on the Brisbane River.
Positioned on the banks of the river, in the soul of central Brisbane, this zone is a mecca for cultural experiences. Integrating Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Theatre Company, and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the area is a center for activity during the day and night.
Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
With magnificent views of Brisbane, sparkling Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens is a preferred attraction with inhabitants and visitors alike. Lodging the chief collection of Australian rainforest trees in the world, the greens are also devoted to fragrant plants, bamboo, indigenous plants, cactus, wetland plants, ferns, and bonsai.
South Bank is bursting with plazas, parklands, and promenades. Situated right opposite to CBD, Streets Beach is located at the center of this riverside bliss. A swim in the man-made pond is a popular choice on a hot Brisbane day.
Maintained by the University of Queensland, this wonderful 19th-century building offers a cultural and educational understanding. Although working as a function center, Customs House includes ample of public spaces, with an indoor/outdoor restaurant offering unparalleled river and Story Bridge sights.
Story Bridge Adventure Climb
Catering to public of all health fitness levels and those elder ones above than 10 years of age, the two-hour experience takes guests 80 meters above the Brisbane River for non-stop splendid views of the city.
Popular as the world's third largest beautiful sand island, it's a flavor of tropical paradise without taking to travel further north. Ironic vegetation frames with clear blue water gently lapping the pure-white sandy beaches.
Museum of Brisbane
Housed in one of Brisbane's chief heritage structures, occupying the topmost level of City Hall, this 'small in size, big in stories' amazing museum conveys the history of Brisbane to life through a chain of state-of-the-art exhibitions.
Queen Street Mall
This lively shopping area is home to more than 700 retailers offering local, national, and international labels and designs. Every Wednesday, the zone at the bridge end of the mall converts into a busy Farmers Market vending local produce, flowers, and artisan merchandises.
Here you will find coated level ducks hang behind hot windows; smells of Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian and Japanese cooking fill the air. There are free outside motion pictures amid summer, and the entire spot goes crazy amid Chinese New Year celebrations.
Lip smacking cuisine of Brisbane
Some of the lip-smacking street food from around the world is exploding up around Brisbane if you know where to eat: from an increasing fleet of food trucks seeking the streets, to pop-up pavilions, tiny holes-in-the-wall, small markets and bustling restaurants stuck away in shopping centers. From mouth-watering Shanghai dumplings to Mexican tacos, Japanese gyoza to finger licking, steamed filled buns to Indian dahl and chapati' there's a worldwide budget buffet to be had on the roads of Brisbane.
Seafood like Moreton Bay bugs, king and tiger prawns, mud crabs, sea scallops, mackerel and fresh barramundi are very much liked in Queensland.
Ill Centro Restaurant, Landmark Restaurant, Govinda's, Post Office Square Food court are among most popular restaurants in Brisbane.
How to get around in Brisbane
Once you enter in Brisbane then it's easy to move around the central parts by foot or public transport. The public transport run under the label of Trans Link which allows the use of a single ticket for rail, bus, and ferry. Make sure to discover the river by means of the fast and smooth City Cat catamaran ferries. If you're residing in the CBD itself or close the river area of Southbank then it would be good to explore much of the center easily by foot. The CBD region of the city is bit compact. If you need to go far away from the center then Brisbane stretches out a long way and then car rental is a good option to go with.
Where to shop in Brisbane
There are magnificent malls in the city. But the outdoor local markets rationally are more preferred in Brisbane like:
West End Green Flea Community Market
The shopping experience in this market is as exciting as following the zigzagging and long walkway through many stalls of international clothing, recycled items, food and arts and crafts.
Rocklea Sunday Discovery Market
This is actually the prime and largest market of all the open-air and flea markets in Brisbane
JanPowers Farmers Markets
This emphasis on food and drinks. Shoppers come with high expectations from many farmers to specialty chefs. Stalls range from fresh local bread and butchers' meat to German smokehouse and crazy delicious cupcakes.
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