If you’re looking for the true Australian experience, then look no further than Brisbane. This is definitely the tourist destination that has pretty much everything to offer. With so many entertainment options to choose from and so many things to do, Brisbane is bound to leave you on your return flight with the most pleasant taste lingering in your mouth. Brisbane has so much to offer, and you’ll soon discover what makes it so special.
Getting there and around
Being the capital of Queensland, getting to Brisbane will prove itself to be much more convenient as you’ll be exposed to different travel options. If you’re coming from a foreign country, all you have to do is book a flight straight to the award-winning Brisbane Airport, which is also one of the busiest airports in all of Australia. Alternatively, you can reach your destination by cruise, which will anchor itself at Portside Wharf, a port that’s situated at the northern end of Brisbane.
Evidently, travelling to Brisbane is really no different than travelling to any other first world country and you can expect to receive and experience the same exact luxuries. Your commute is guaranteed to be nothing short of comfortable.
Once in Brisbane the Public transport system is so easy to use and can easily get you to all major attractions. If staying in the city traveling by city cat is a fun and different way to explore the city and see the sights from the river. Alternatively there is buses and trains that stop often and the drivers are knowledgeable and happy to help.
Activities and Sports
Australia (Queensland in particular) is very passionate about Rugby league. If you share the same enthusiasm, you can pay a visit to Suncorp Stadium and indulge yourself in Australia’s true league experience. You’ll get to surround yourself with loud fans as they cheer for their favorite teams and get caught up in the sheer intensity of the competition as the players battle it out for victory. Alternatively you could catch an AFL game at The Gabba and watch the Brisbane Lions take on the opposition.
Almost all parks in Brisbane have free BBQ’s for anyone to use, so you will often find families or groups of friends set up with a footy to kick around or a cricket ball to hit. Brisbane also has amazing water front, whether it is along the river or along Brighton or Redcliffe you won’t be disappointed with the views on offer. It is also along these water fronts that you can take part in some water sports, Kitesurfing, skim boarding, kayaking etc.
Hiring your own private boat on the Brisbane River is always popular and Gobananas has access to a range of boats that offers private charters either BYO (bring your own drinks) or fully licensed. Ideal for any group size because our boats can have anything from up to 10 people and biggest can easily fit 100 party goers.
Take a stroll through Brisbane’s Lone Pine Koala sanctuary, where you can interact with one of Australia’s iconic animals.
Queen street mall is an open air mall and has great shopping and places to eat, just a short stroll over one of Brisbane’s many beautiful bridges is South Bank. South Bank is an ideal place to sit back and relax, maybe even have a swim in the man-made beach or explore the Sunday markets.
No visit to Brisbane will be complete without spending a day at Moreton Island, Sliding down sand dunes, off road driving and Snorkeling or diving with the fish and hand feeding them around the shipwrecks are just some of the exciting activities that await you at Moreton Island. Tours around Morton are often and really worth the money.
What’s a holiday without letting your hair down and getting wild when the sun goes down? Brisbane definitely knows how to party. You’ll find a bar or a club situated at practically every corner of the street, so you won’t have to worry about finding a place to let loose. Ric’s Bar offers you the youthful experience, catering to the younger generations. Accompanied with affordable drinks and alternative music, its no wonder that the place is always packed and definitely worth checking out.
But if you like having variety, then hop on down to The Met, a dance club that has three different dance floors playing different genres of music including R&B, house, and even techno throughout the night. Brisbane’s nightlife is definitely one of the most vibrant in Australia, and you’ll have no trouble being entertained once nightfall begins.