Although Brisbane’s often thought of as the place you need to go to if you’re heading to the Gold Coast, it’s actually a great destination in its own right. The balmy city has beautiful gardens, lush chill out spots by the river, great restaurants and free music and entertainment if you head to the right place.
Things you must see & do
A perfect day in Brisbane could include a swim in the river at a man-made beach in Southbank, an afternoon walk through the botanical gardens and a trip up to the lookout at Mt Coot-tha to watch the sunset.
If you’re keen to take a quick trip out of the city there are heaps of options. You could head North to the Sunshine coast, East to Stradbroke Island or South to the Gold Coast.
If you’re into live music you should check out some free outdoor entertainment at Queens Street Mall where you’ll see some of Brisbane’s best perform.
Pack light... Brissie is one of the few cities in the world where a t-shirt, shorts and jandals are all you need, with a pair of togs for beach time.
If you’re there for a more than a few days you’ll want to get a ‘Go-card’. A handy smart card that you touch-on and touch-off as you board and leave public transport.
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