Just like the other cities in Australia, Brisbane is practically urbanized but you’ll be amazed by how the Aussies manage to keep it green and beautiful. Parks are all over the city and you can clearly observe the fun mix of concrete and nature. Thinking about going to Brisbane? Well we suggest looking for an Accor hotel in Brisbane and then checking out our list of great things to do in this sun-drenched city:
Explore the beauty of South Bank Parklands
South Bank Parklands is many things at once – a beach, a bit of a rainforest, a shopping area, etc. What’s interesting in it is that it’s basically this one huge park with so many parks in it. You can spend time at the Streets Beach, which is man-made beach. It is complete with all the beach-y accessories like palms, sand beaches and even rocky creeks. If you want something less action-packed, you could take a quiet stroll at The Arbour, which is a kilometre long walkway that is lined with columns of bougainvilleas.
You can easily explore the different parklands by walking or biking and you could have a nice cup of coffee afterwards in one of the many cafes in the area.
See the Koalas at Lone Pine Sanctuary
Built in 1927, it is the first known Koala sanctuary in the world. But today you can see other species at Lone Pine like kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and wombats. You could pay a fee to hold a koala but they are mostly sensitive. Sometimes, it is enough just to see them.
View Brisbane in an Air Balloon
Going up in an air balloon is more fun when you’re with your buddies. It’s a great way of exploring Brisbane, up there in the sky with this picturesque aerial view. You could even make it more romantic buy buying gift vouchers that include a bottle of champagne. When you’re up in the air, you and your friends can make a toast to all of Brisbane. Make sure that you pick a trustworthy ballooning company that is known to give passengers an exhilarating but safe ride.
Have a tour at XXXX Brewery
Are you wondering how your beer is made? XXXX Brewery offers a tour that lasts for only an hour. It is definitely not time consuming but in a short period, you get to know the history of beer and its brewing processes. You also get to learn how to properly pour the perfect beer. Towards the end of the tour, you can have a taste of the brewery fresh beer.
There’s so much to do in this lovely city, you’ll be spoiled for options. We hope you have a great trip to Brisbane!