Australia is famous in the world for its wide open spaces and natural wonders, “the outback”, “the bush”, its deserts and beaches. But the country it is also famous for its modern and vibrant cities, as it is one of the most highly urbanised countries in the world. Its large cities such as Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne are tourist attractions for people coming from all the corners of the world. However, not only the largest Australian cities are worth visiting. These 3 other Australian cities have a lot to offer: Brisbane, Adelaide, and Canberra. Among them, we will discuss here the landmarks and tourist objectives to visit in Brisbane.
Brisbane, the Queensland state capital, is Australia’s third largest city with a population of around 2 million people. This genuine new-world city expresses youthful enthusiasm, creative confidence and positive attitude. Many tourists who visit the city agree that this is the most laid back, vibrant, and friendliest atmosphere of the Australian east-coast.
The city’s Inner North is the ultimate restaurant and entertainment district. The Inner South is a cultural hub featuring markets, restaurants and premier art venues. This district also features the only beach in the middle of a city in Australia. The Inner West district features trendy hotspots with stunning views, including Rosalie, Milton, and Paddington. Brisbane’s West End is a bohemian hub with alternative locals and unique eateries. Just across the river the Queensland University’s campus offer visually stunning views. Brisbane’s Inner East district offers outdoor activities, inner-city cliffs, and it is known as home of the Gabba Stadium.
Brisbane’s South Bank features edgy cafes, ethnic restaurants, riverside boardwalks and the inner-city beach. Queensland’s Cultural Precinct includes the Queensland Museum, the Performing Arts Centre, the Art Gallery, the State Library, and the spectacular Gallery of Modern Art. Fortitude Valley combines alternative shopping, Brisbane’s Chinatown, world class clubs, eclectic bars with innovative DJs, and vibrant nightlife
Among Brisbane’s most significant historical landmarks is the City Hall and King George Square, located between Ann and Adelaide Streets. Brisbane also features many museums. Among them, worth to visit is the Museum of Brisbane. The museum features one floor for exhibition of local artists and one floor of exhibits about city’s history. Another interesting museum in Brisbane is the Maritime Museum, featuring exhibitions on the state’s maritime history.
Other historic landmarks in the city are churches and cathedrals, such as the decorative red and white building of the Albert St Uniting Church, the neo-gothic St Stephen’s Cathedral and Chapel, or the gothic revival style St John’s Cathedral. The Old Government House and the Parliament House are two historical buildings dating from the 19th century.
Brisbane city’s Botanic Gardens are just 10 minute walk from the city centre. Alma Park Zoo is located about 30 minutes north of the city centre. At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary you can watch kangaroos. The top of Mt Coot-tha offers a picturesque city view at night. The mountain is the tallest in Brisbane and makes a popular make-out spot.
Around the city you can explore the Kangaroo Point, Brisbane’s Moreton Bay and Islands, the Greater Brisbane country side, the Scenic Rim, or take a cruise on the Brisbane River