Australia is an incredible country that many travelers around the world would love to visit. It is home to the world’s best cities, heavenly beaches, spectacular valleys, and more. Its unique and rich flora and fauna is another addition to the list, not to mention a long list of activities that every traveler can enjoy in this one of a kind continent.
Are you planning to visit Australia and explore the country bit by bit? If you do, you are up for a very challenging feat, Australia is comprised of six states and various territories that make it the world’s sixth-largest country. Its capital is Canberra, but the largest and most populous city is Sydney. Australia contains a fascinating history, and every place in the country awaits to be rediscovered and enjoyed by travelers.
Sydney and Melbourne are top travel destinations in Australia for people who are looking for hype and who wants to experience the best of city life. However, if you want to try something different, visit Brisbane. This lovely capital of Queensland contains a positive, friendly, and laid back atmosphere that differentiates it from other new-world cities. Aside from the scenic cityscape, Brisbane is close to some of the best beaches in the world, and you will find a great relaxing moments in the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast that are just about an hour ride away.
There are plenty of good reasons why you should visit Brisbane, here’s our list.
1. The Climate
Brisbane could be hot at times especially in the month of February, but most of the time the climate is fantastic. Brisbane has a warm and humid weather during summer, and its winter is moderately warm. It is a perfect travel destination for people who seeks escape from the cold winters of North America and Europe.
2. Friendly People
Australians are naturally friendly, but people in Brisbane are the friendliest. They are very enthusiastic towards helping travelers, making it a great destination for tourists.
3. South Bank
Home to world-class galleries, entertainment, and cultural attractions, South Bank is an ultimate adventure destination for Brisbane’s visitors. The Southbank Parklands offers a perfect setting for romantic and family day-outs with a long list of dining options, walking and biking paths that showcase beautiful views.
4. River Cruises
Aussies have a penchant for sailing. It is not surprising though, for having these amazing beaches and rivers, you may never be able to get enough of them. Do not miss a chance to experience an activity unique to Australia. Try the popular Koala and River Cruise that takes visitors to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary—the first, largest, and oldest Koala sanctuary in the world. Do not forget to bring a camera and take a selfie with the friendly koalas at your background.
Awaken the shopaholic in you for Brisbane have a long list of shopping arcades, boutiques, and malls that offer almost anything you can buy! Do not miss the Queen Street Mall that is Brisbane’s premiere shopping destination. It lies in the heart of the city that offers vibrant shopping experience for both locals and international tourists.
A complete luxurious shopping delight, Queen Street Mall have an array of restaurants, bars, cinemas, spas, salons, and a grand casino to indulge with. You can literally shop ‘til you drop in Brisbane, and transport in its streets could be stress-free as ever.
6. A Trip at Mount Coot-tha
You want to see Brisbane in its aerial grandeur? Visit Mount Coot-tha! It is Brisbane’s highest peak and is a popular bushland destination featuring the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium along with bike trails and a park with a lovely waterfall.
Mount Coot-tha is a fantastic attraction that offers a 360 view of the city. Whether you go early morning or during the night, the view is breathtakingly perfect and you will surely think of coming back.
Brisbane is not a place to be bored as there are limitless activities that awaits you. Aside from attractions, there are also a list of events you can participate with to enjoy the most of the Brissie culture. Plan your Australia visit today and get ready to experience everything Australian!