Glad you’re looking forward to planning your weekend in Brisbane. Brisbane, the capital of the sunshine state, is full of great things to see and do. No matter you’re a visitor to the city, Brisbane welcomes you with warm gestures to show the attractive destinations. You won’t believe, Brisbane fascinates around 9.1 million diverse tourists from all over the world each year. Just wondering why you don’t book a flight to Brisbane now?
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Hooray! The flight is booked now. Keep on reading to know the top-rated, must-visit places in Brisbane.
The Places to Visit in Brisbane
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
In 1972, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is opened as an orphanage for the injured koalas. Today, it has become one of the must-visit places in Brisbane. Each year, millions of tourists and locals visit Lone Pine Koala sanctuary. The visit to this sanctuary is not just a visit, you get the chance to witness the beautiful lives of animals including, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, snakes, crocodiles, and more. Also, by visiting this sanctuary, you get the opportunity to help to protect wildlife and their habitats. Not stopping here, visiting Lone Pine Koala sanctuary, gives you to experience animal feeding, and encounter you with barn animals. Overall, those things, you would be surprised to cuddle and pose for hundreds of pictures with Koalas. Add this place to your bucket list because a day in Brisbane without visiting a Koala sanctuary is worthless.
- Story Bridge Adventure Climb
Story Bridge Climb is a must-visit place in Brisbane because you can see the whole city when you climb in. It’s the best way to see the beautiful Brisbane surrounded by Glass House mountains in the North to Moreton Bay in the East. You can celebrate your loved one’s birthdays, quick surprises in this place. It’s a unique experience that you can only experience in Brisbane. You have a choice to choose the climb. There have different packages namely, fireworks climb, twilight climb, day climb, night climb, dawn climb, and more. If you’re looking for an adventurous yet unique thing to do in Brisbane, look no further!
- Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery Modern Art
These two art galleries in Brisbane attracts millions of tourists each year. Together, there are about 1700 artworks from Australia, Asia, and the Pacific. Most of the artworks are from famous artists. The visitors say that there’s always something new to see in these two art galleries. As the places are located along the waterfront in the South Bank Cultural Precinct, you’re also able to witness the fascinating sceneries. If you’re interested in watching sculptures, films, painting, photography and so much more, do not forget to visit these two art galleries.
- Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Mount Coot-tha gardens are 7 km away from Brisbane city yet one of the most eye-catching places to visit. The garden is expanded in 128 acres surrounding and welcomes you anytime for bush walks, picnic parties or to do many more exciting things. On a clear day, you can see striking views of beautiful Brisbane in a birds-eye view from this garden and a see a spectacular view at night. Nearby, you can find plenty of seating inside and outside cafes that provide you delicious meals throughout the times you spend in botanical gardens. Add this destination to your bucket list to gather unforgettable memories. Do not forget to see the sunrise at Mount Coot-tha.
Things to do in Brisbane
Brisbane is filled with lots of exciting events and activities to engage in. Adding two more things that you should try as soon as you land in Brisbane.
- Explore the local farmers’ markets
At the weekend, every suburb has a farmers’ market where they sell fresh vegetables, flowers, meat, and artisan goods. These markets are favorites of locals.
- Lie and walk in the New Farm Park
New Farm Park is one of the popular parks to chill in a calm surrounding. You can embrace the river breeze while having a little picnic in this park.
You will love your weekend in Brisbane if you visit these places.