Visiting Brisbane is an adventurous experience. The city offers a wealth of natural and cultural attractions that are sure to leave your mind reeling with wonder.
It’s easy for you and your escorts to get immersed in the sights and sounds of one of Australia’s most liveable cities. Here is a list of must-see destinations so you can make the most out of your Brisbane trip:
The Brisbane Skytower is the tallest building in Brisbane, as well as Australia’s fifth tallest building. It is located on Queen Street Mall, and there is a beautiful observation deck to be accessed via stairs or lift.
There are many attractions around this area, so make sure to check out The Story Bridge Hotel, Hilton Brisbane Hotel and Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach Resort and Spa while you’re there.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
This is the place to see these adorable creatures in Brisbane. It’s located on Coronation Drive, about 20 minutes from the city centre and 30 minutes from the airport.
The sanctuary is open year-round, but it’s best to visit during its peak season, which is from May through September. During this time, they have over 200 koalas at their park.
You can have your own personal cuddle session with a koala. If you’re interested in holding one of these furry friends, be prepared for the loving animal experience of a lifetime. You can also watch them swing through trees, eat, and play.
The sanctuary has a cafe and gift shop, a playground for kids, a wildlife hospital and a sanctuary where you can see koalas being rehabilitated after being injured or orphaned by vehicles on the road. It also has an education centre with interactive displays which teach visitors about conservation efforts that are taking place around the world.
Mount Coot-tha Lookout and Botanic Gardens
The Mount Coot-tha Lookout and Botanic Gardens is located in the Brisbane suburb of Toowong. The lookout offers views of the city, Moreton Bay and Glasshouse Mountains.
The Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens was established in 1965 as an arboretum and public park with over 5000 species of plants from around the world, including Australian natives such as eucalypts and palms as well as exotic plants like bamboo groves and Mediterranean cypresses.
There’s also a cafe serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week and an events centre. There is a gift shop selling plants and seeds. The gardens are open from sunrise to sunset and are accessible by road or by foot.
The Queensland Museum is located in the heart of South Bank, on the banks of the Brisbane River. It is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, except Christmas Day, and admission is free.
The museum houses over 10 million specimens and artefacts, including dinosaur fossils and live animals like snakes and lizards. You can also explore exhibits about Australian history, science, culture, art and more, as there are tons of activities for kids of all ages here, too.
This list includes a few of the top attractions to visit in Brisbane. It is a beautiful city with so much to explore so make it a point to travel here.