Attractions in Brisbane, Australia
South Bank has a pleasant overall atmosphere that blends views of the Brisbane River, the Cultural Centre above, the Wheel of Brisbane and plenty of expansive grassed and shaded areas. Modern, extremely well-maintained and lined with trendy cafes, restaurants, surrounding parks and an artificial beach, this is a great place to unwind and relax and maybe even swim. It’s spacious, it’s clean, and above all, the majority of South Bank’s entertainment on offer is entirely free (aside from parking). With plenty of BBQ areas, lagoons to swim in and biking tracks, you can easily spend a few hours at South Bank if you want to get the most out of its offerings.
Location:Grey St, South Bank
South Bank's waterfront area provides a number of opportunities to get your cultural fix, playing host to various art galleries, museums and exhibits all within some pleasantly clean and modern surrounds. The Queensland Cultural Centre allows you to immerse yourself in a world of creativity and is an excellent example of a city providing locals and visitors alike with an easy-to-access dose of historical exhibits, art and more.
Location:708 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary which lies just to the north of Brisbaneâs CBD, is known as the original home of the koalas with the first and largest koala sanctuary in the world. Set amongst beautiful natural bushland, Lone Pine is far more of a literal sanctuary than manufactured commercial zoo. Due to Queensland law being the only state in Australia that allows you to cuddle a koala, youâll be able to come away with a photograph of your encounter.
Location:170 Main St, Kangaroo Point
One of Brisbane’s most obvious and distinctive landmarks, the Story Bridge goes a long way to adding its own sense of character to the city. Lasting roughly 2.5 hours, the journey up and back down the bridge is long without being overly tiring, and it also happens to be good value for money – particularly when compared to the other bridge climbs on offer. During the climb, you’ll be provided with all gear necessary for the experience and have everything well explained in terms of safety and what to expect.