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Top 10 things to do in Brisbane

By admin | March 13, 2015

We often get asked about what there is to do in and around Brisbane, so here is our list of the top 10 things to do and see.

 

1 South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands boasts free entertainment, fine dining, BBQ Areas, The Cultural Centre, The Wheel of Brisbane and most infamous man made Lagoon and a lovely modern feeling gateway to surrounding park spaces that serve as the ideal spot for a picnic, reading a book or letting the kids run around.  Simply put, the South Bank area is the most pleasant overall atmosphere to be found in Brisbane that blends everything the city does well into a single focal point.

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2 Arts and Museum at Brisbane Cultural Centre

Walking the line between “cheap” and “free” depending on whether there is a special exhibition on the entertainment rich cultural district adjacent to Southbank waterfront provides a number of educational and entertaining opportunities for all.  The Culture Centre has 5 main buildings which include Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum, State Library and The Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

 

3 Lone Pine Sanctuary

The original “Home of the Koalas” Lone Pine Sanctuary is located just to the north of the Brisbane River with the option of a ferry up the Brisbane River or a bus trip only 15 minutes away.  As the world’s first and largest Koala Sanctuary with more than 130 koalas, Queensland is deemed the only state where you can cuddle a Koala, so you can come away with your memories by way of photos.  The Sanctuary also boasts birds of prey, Tasmanian devils, reptiles and many more animals.

 

4 Story Bridge Climb

The Story Bridge is one of Brisbane’s most prominent and recognisable landmarks on the River City, so why not take advantage of the supreme scenic viewpoint and enjoy a climb to the top.  You are provided a headset which provides commentary from your climb’s guide and assists with pointing out local landmarks and historical icons.

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5 Riverlife Adventures

Looking for a little more adventurous activities why not explore them at Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point, with the likes of abseiling, rock climbing, kayaking and more to ignite your interest.  The Kangaroo Point Cliffs host the abseiling in reverse a challenge more strenuous but offers the same rewards.

 

6 Rail Museum

The Rail Museum is located around a 40 minute drive away from the city and is a perfect activity for the family.  The workshops host a broad range of travel history from steam era all the way to the current electric models used today.  Something for the younger kids is the “Day out with Thomas” event during school holidays.

 

7 Moreton Island

If you are looking at experiencing a breathtaking journey this begins at the mouth of the Brisbane River aboard a fast catamaran.  A scenic trip just over an hour provides you with marine life spotting on the way.  On the Island there are a variety of activities from fish feeding, ocean kayaking, stand up paddling, guided snorkelling in the infamous wrecks and many more on land activities.

Moreton Island 2010 Shoot

 

8 Brisbane River and Kookaburra River Queens

You haven’t truly experienced the best of what Brisbane has to offer unless you have seen the city from the vantage point of the water and one of the most unique and tranquil ways for doing so is offered by Kookaburra River Queens.  Many of Brisbane’s icons take on an entirely new aspect when viewed from the water, such as the Story Bridge, Southbank Parklands and city skyline

 

9 Whale Watching

Located only 30 minutes from Brisbane City, Brisbane Whale Watching offers you the best of the best when it comes to Whale Watching with their vessel being modern, big and comfortable with all the modern on board conveniences to make your experience a memorable one with the typically clear Queensland’s sky during the whale watching season.

 

10 Explore Brisbane by Bicycle

Ideal for getting around Brisbane whether for the daily commute to work or you’re a visitor wishing to explore some of Brisbane’s most scenic spots, cycling offers a relaxed, family friendly and healthy way to take in Queensland’s Capital City.

 

ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is located within walking or short driving distance to the Top 10 Things to do in Brisbane, so come join us and explore Brisbane City with us.

 

This post was originally posted on the ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel Page www.rothburyhotel.com.au

 

 

 

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