A buzzing metropolis in the heart of Australia, Brisbane is a happening place to visit during any time of the year. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland is a happy-go-lucky place. For starters, its beaches are a hit among the young and the old alike. With the Gold Coast located in the vicinity, a visit to the beach is always a possibility. The white sand beaches over there can have a calming influence on the mind and leave you rejuvenated.
For the cultural aficionado, the Queensland Arts Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art are ideal getaways. Natural and cultural history embrace each other at the Queensland Museum. The city also has many delightful spots for you if you are interested in watching ballet, opera or any other theatre performance. The historian may find himself at St. Helena Island’s Prison Ruins where you can come across the myriad remnants of Australia’s colonial past
Nature and Adventure Lovers Rejoice
The subtropical urban garden located within walking distance from the city hall is a great place to relax and have a bite. The garden is an ideal place to lay on the lush green grass and read the favourite book of your choice. Similarly, the Manly Boat Harbour with its waterways and islands is likely to attract you if you are a nature lover.
Equally, if your adventurous self beckons you, head to the Riverlife Adventurer Centre and try biking, rollerblading, rock climbing or abseiling. If you want to spend an afternoon with your family, then you could also head to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs where you can spot the kangaroos in their natural habitat.
Brisbane provides plenty of choices in the food department as well. Gauge in South Brisbane is the hub of innovation and provides a delightful experience to the foodie in you. You can try their breakfast and maybe head for a healthy bout of sightseeing. For a more authentic experience, you could try the nutty flavoured Grub or the Lamington, which is in fact, the “national cake of Australia”. For tea, you could have Anzac biscuits or the Pavlova whose origin is still a bone of contention between Australia and New Zealand, much like so many other things. However, when all is said and done, Australia spoils you with the varied choices.