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THINGS TO DO IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
The capital of Australia – Brisbane is the third biggest city of Australia, a city with plenty of Gardens and Parklands, lush greenery, island and a lot of wildlife and national parks throughout the city, here is a list of destinations to visit in Brisbane;
BRISBANE BOTANIC GARDENS, MOUNT COOT-THA
For all the nature lovers out there as well as locals and tourists, Brisbane Botanic Gardens are not some usual city gardens, these gardens are located at a distance of almost seven kilometers from the city on 128 acres of land, the major highlights of the gardens is the collection of Australian rainforest trees and Japanese Gardens. There are various sections of plants like bamboo, cactus and indigenous plants and many more, and you can enjoy these sections with free guided walks or you can choose minibus tours also and the cherry on the top is that the entry is free there, so do not forget to take a walk there to feel motivated in the presence of lush green vibes. And after exploring the gardens you can take a four-minute drive to Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-tha to experience the breathtaking panorama view of the entire city.
LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY
All the wildlife lovers out there want to hug a Koala (yeah me too!!), here is your opportunity at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and not only koalas, there are nests of wombats, dingoes, snakes, kangaroos, and crocodiles also in this sanctuary, this is a dream for wildlife lovers out there.
THE CULTURAL PRECINCT
Situated on the bank of the Brisbane river, a family-friendly destination for a day out is THE CULTURAL PRECINCT, the place includes awesome and amazing galleries and museums as well as performance venues, and nearby is the SOUTH BANK PARKLANDS, where you can chill out and relax with your whole family on the riverfront or can enjoy a ride on the wheel of Brisbane.
The most exciting way to travel around Brisbane city is by citycat AKA the river cruises. The citycats and city ferries offer a range of different cruises that works seven days a week, with many of them offering informative narration of the sights and history of the city.
QUEEN STREET MALL
The queen street mall is home to more than 700 retailers with their shops showcasing local, national, and international labels and designs. On Wednesdays, the mall transforms into a market of farmers selling their local flowers, produce, and products.
STORY BRIDGE ADVENTURE CLIMB
The two-hour duration of this ascend will take you 80 meters above the Brisbane River where you can experience the breathtaking view of the Brisbane city from the top of the steel story bridge that is a much-loved landmark of the city as well as one of only three bridge climbs that are available in the world.
The world’s third-largest sand island, Moreton Island is an amazing place for a day trip. You can reach there easily via ferry rides from downtown, Brisbane. The island offers activities like feeding wild dolphins, diving, snorkeling, and some shallow water wrecks, more than 98% of the area of the island is designated as a national park, and for some beautiful ocean views, you can visit the nearby Cape Moreton Lighthouse and can do some fishing or ride a whale-watching cruise and sea kayaking.
And some more notable mentions to visit in Brisbane are – Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, South Bank, Museum of Brisbane, Customs House, Springbrook National Park, Lamington National Park.
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