Brisbane is the most heavily populated city in the state of Queensland, Australia. Its central business district stands on the original European settlement in this isolated nation and is situated inside a bend of the Brisbane River. The city was named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, a Scotsman who was the Governor of New South Wales inthe 1800s and established a colony for indentured prisoners in the area. There are numerous attractions in the area, offering a widevariety of cultural experiences, tastes and entertainment which satisfy a wide variety of tourists.
South Bank Parklands
Located on the site of the World Exposition of 1988, the Parklands brings you to a pristine haven, striking your senses with its natural beauty and man-made amusements. The Parkland’s diverse geological features enchants the visitor with a chance to walk through a miniature rainforest, eye the Brisbane River and tour the Suncorp Piazza. The Parkland’s harbor is a covered tunnel covered with bougainvilleas for a shaded stroll across the area. Several restaurants dot the Parklands, and opportunities for shopping are maximized every Sunday at the Markets of the Parklands. For beach bums, Streets Beach is a large man-made shoreline on the Brisbane River sure to please those looking for a relaxing afternoon in the sand.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
For animal lovers, a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the perfect choice that marries education with the delight of visiting these famous marsupials. It is the first and largest sanctuary for koala bears, and houses more than a hundred of the endangered species. Not only does the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary rescue its namesake animals, but also houses other native species. Take the opportunity to hand feed kangaroos, and encounter many varieties of Australianwildlife. A perfect place for families to visit, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary always fascinates.
Story Bridge Adventure Climb
Climbing the iconic Story Bridge connects a tourist to a panoramic view of the skyline, offering one-of-a-kind views of Brisbane. The terminus of a rewarding two-hour climb allows you to escape the crowds of the city and experience Australia in a new way. The largest steel bridge in Australia, the Story Bridge
The Story Bridge is the largest steel bridge rivals better-known suspension bridge with its beauty and height.
Enjoy sippingchampagne at Kuta Cafe as you watch the sun set from the summit of Mount Coot-tha, a scenic place known as “The Rooftop of Brisbane.” Before the sun sets, explore the Japanese Gardens with its amazing greenhouse and planetarium. The active can enjoy the many hiking trails around the small mountain, which vary in difficulty from casual to challenging.
The Museum of Brisbane
The Museum of Brisbane is part of the livingheritage of the city, and it displays how Brisbane and its people have experiencedchanges throughout its history. Exhibitions vary over the year, but focus on the interaction of people of Brisbane with the local wildlife and geography, as well as the interesting history of this riverside city.