Presentation of the destination
Brisbane is the most populous city and state capital of Queensland Australia. Located nearly 1000 kilometers north of Sydney, it borders the Brisbane River and is surrounded by Moreton Bay and the Australian Cordillera. The city is spread out on a valley bordered with hills from which one reaches incredible panoramas, in the middle of botanical gardens. Whether you are a nature lover, an outdoor enthusiast or a fan of outdoor sports, you will understand, you will not be disappointed by this trip. For the setting to be perfect, the local culture is a tasty mixture of friendliness and folklore. Brisbane is a compendium of discoveries for the traveler who is prepared to enjoy an untouched fauna and flora in a paradise on the other side of the world. Nature, culture and outdoor sports have made their way to the city of Brisbane and guarantee its lucky visitors new experiences every day.
Points of interests / things to see
Located on the other side of the world, the image of Brisbane evokes the guarantee of a place charged with nature and sun to the visitors coming from far away. Indeed, the city benefits from a subtropical climate with mild winters and wet summers. The rushes are however frequent. Huge, the city is one of the most populous in the world. It has even been ranked the 16th most enjoyable city by The Economist in 2009! Brisbane is therefore a surprising city, renowned for its magnificent nature, its annual global sports competitions, its underwater life so close and its lush vegetation. The visitor who reaches this end of the world can live a different adventure every day and a unique contact with the marine and tropical nature. All just a step away from a huge metropolis vibrating and calm at the same time.
The main asset of the city is undoubtedly its natural environment. The beauty is striking and for the great happiness of the visitor there is a multitude of activities to discover and enjoy. Most of the tours or excursions that you can find will be directed towards the water, and for good reason, the geographical situation of Brisbane calls the traveler to discover more closely the aquatic life. If you go to the north of Brisbane, you will come across the Sunshine Coast first. Take a day trip along its cities to the dream beaches. The coast is indeed bordered by pristine beaches and warm waters that will delight lovers of swimming! For swimming always, the beaches of Noosa Heads, Alexandra Headlands, Caloundra or Mooloolaba are among the most famous. Stop by the Underwater World Aquarium, which will give you amazing knowledge of the life of the waters around Australia. Some cities on the way ... Eumundi is a picturesque town with many historic buildings to visit, and many art galleries. In Ettamogah you will find a rather sophisticated little town, and its beaches are sublime. If you head to the south of the city, you will meet the famous Golden Coast, or CÃ'te Dâ € ™ Or. For sports addicts, do not miss Palazzo Versace, the surfer's paradise. You can then embark on a tour of the Broadwater Canal, discovering the luxurious villas and splendid boats on the shore. In Coolangatta you can see a rather unique architecture with its skyscrapers seemingly flowing into the bay. The back country is also spectacular, a tropical forest awaits you for memorable walks to meet the animals. Brisbane is located near Byron Bay. Do not miss to visit it. Come have a coffee, relax because here everything is around your well-being. Byron Bay has built its reputation around this relaxed lifestyle. Take the opportunity to find souvenirs as there are some beautiful local craft shops. If you spend the day there, take the time to eat by the beach. Byron's lighthouse, perched on a rock, is the most eastern lighthouse and therefore one of the most powerful. In close proximity and always in a relaxed style, a family farm offers some of the most exotic tropical fruits in the country. Fall for their natural products of all kinds: soaps, oils and other teas |
If you manage to leave the blue waters of the beaches bordering Brisbane and its surroundings, take the opportunity to explore the parks and natural wonders that abound in the region. From a tropical forest to exotic animals, you can make every day a unique and different experience from the previous day. Take a tour of Springbrook National Park. For example, you will find Natural Bridge and explore a tropical forest from which you can enjoy an exceptional view of the Queensland back country. Other park spots, the Numinbah Valley or the Natural Bridge Falls. Reilly's National Park of Lamington is another tour that will seduce you. Classified World Heritage, this park is populated by tropical birds. You will discover a luxuriant nature and visit one of the farms producing alpaca! You will also find something to satisfy your cravings and other local products including Tamborine. But the main attraction of this park is the Canopy tree on which you can walk, 16 meters above the ground! When you come back down, take the time to eat or sleep in one of the family-run eateries in Oâ € ™ Reilly. The hospitality of the locals is a real pleasure.
If the surroundings capture the traveler with his enviable nature, the city of Brisbane itself is magnificent and full of surprises. Several options are available to you if you wish to visit it. First of all, discover the history of Brisbane, its monuments such as the city hall, the Parliament, the cathedral Saint Johns or the casino TrÃ © sor, among the best known . You will quickly realize that there is a typical style of the region, through the traditional use of the tin and wood houses on stilts in particular. Sports fans will certainly want to tread the Lang Park Stadium which has seen so many great athletes. If you want to see the city higher up, you have to go to the belvedere of Mount Coot-Tha, from which you will have a splendid view of the Cordillera and Moreton Bay. For another view of the city, do not hesitate to experience the Brisbane Wheel! Located in South Bank, the attraction offers a unique panorama to those who are ready for the game. It is also in this district that culture festivals will find museums and other galleries. art.Â But the city is especially famous for the river of the same name that crosses it in a picturesque way. Go sailing on the river from the Newstead Gardens. This river walk will give you a still different view of the city, passing under the Story Bridge. For another view of the city, go up on this same bridge! From the top you will have the chance to have a 360 ° view of the city and its surroundings. A strong and especially instructive experience before visiting these landscapes. The walk to the top of the bridge is an institution in the city. You can choose the moment and the light that you want to enjoy, from dusk to sunset. And of course, visiting Brisbane would not be complete without a hug at a Koala, image force of local tourism advertisers. Go to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Australia is the country of the Koalas and it would be a shame to pass by the experience of the contact of these animals. In the sanctuary, you will also see other animals emblematic of the country, from kangaroos to wallabies or other wombats. Come watch the subtropical wildlife!
Brisbane is a fairly stretched city, zigzagged by the river of the same name. Ipswish, whose huge railway workshop has become a strong tourist attraction, is one of the city's districts that you can explore. The neighborhood of Fortitude Valley is one of the most interesting. It's here that you will discover Brisbane's nightlife. Former popular district, it has gradually turned into a spot for outings of the city, and it is now there that are the bars and nightclubs. The most animated part is Brunswick Mall. The area is also home to Chinatown, another institution in the city. Another neighborhood to go out, Toowong is a young neighborhood located on the riverbank and close to the University of Queensland. You can also go to the Treasury Casino which gives the nickname of Bris Vegas to the city.
With the Anglo-Saxon culture very present, the city hosts many amusement parks, renowned for their quality and ability to delight young and old alike. Of course most of them are turned to the aquatic world. Take the opportunity to better discover, in a fun way, the marine world that borders the city. The Sea World Gold Coast Park, for example, thrills thrills and shows animals. The park is particularly active in safeguarding the local marine world and is attempting a pedagogical approach to the environmental issue. For a playful approach, learn about the water parks that are not lacking in the outskirts of the city. You can spend a day testing toboggans and other attractions in the water in a framework often friendly and lively.
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How to get there ?
The city of Brisbane has its own international airport. If you arrive by plane, the question is how to reach the city. You can opt for shuttles or taxis at the airport. Be aware, however, that most hotels offer their guests a free transfer subject to reservation before departure. Once there, you will discover with joy that the public transport network is rather well developed with a train and a bus network that effectively squares the entire city. Brisbane has even recently been given free rides, do not hesitate to enjoy! To visit the nearby nature, the case is complicated. In this case it will be more convenient to have your own vehicle. It is very easy to rent a car, from 18 years old. There are also shuttles connecting Brisbane to the main natural destinations that surround it. In any case the multitude of on-site tourist agencies will be happy to inform you on how to reach the most popular spots. For accommodation, Brisbane offers a complete range of accommodation solutions, from the most economic, with its hostels to the most sophisticated.
Brisbane city city hall
Hotels in Brisbane city (Queensland)