Brisbane's Most Stunning Tourist Attractions
By Olivia Williams

Get the best of Brisbane's man-made and natural attractions by visiting these amazing destinations. Read on for more details.

Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland is affectionately called Australia's sunshine state. This stunning riverside city receives more than 280 days of sunshine and is one of the most beautiful places to live in the world. Perched along the Australian East Coast, Brisbane is also one of the most reputed tourist destinations in the country today. If you have made up your mind to visit Brisbane, keep reading to discover some of the best things to do around here.

Go on a River Lunch Cruise

The Brisbane skyline is one of the most precious features about the city and on board a Brisbane river lunch cruise, you will get a unique and enthralling perspective of the city from the waters. The Brisbane River flows directly through the city, its shore featuring iconic sights such as the Brisbane City Centre, Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point Cliffs. A lunch cruise in Brisbane will serve a delicious meal on board and you can get to know about the local history through the commentary on board. Don't miss this opportunity if you're looking for a relaxing cruise dining experience.

Chill Around South Bank

South Bank in Brisbane is a delightful destination with an unmatched cultural heritage. With lush green parklands, majestic river views and world-class eateries, it is also a premier lifestyle destination where people come to unwind and relax. Some of the not-to-be-missed attractions in the area are the Wheel of Brisbane and Epicurious Garden. The Wheel of Brisbane is a splendid place to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the city whereas the Epicurious Garden is where you will find a man-made beach that is open to the public throughout summer. One of the pro tips for those of you visiting Brisbane is that you may keep an eye out for shows in the city held at South Bank, because there is always something happening around here.

Climb the Story Bridge

You may have already seen and heard about the Story Bridge in plenty. It is one of the most famous attractions in Brisbane and one of the heritage-listed structures. It is often seen as a twin of the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Canada and is probably one of the most instagrammed landmarks in the city. Now, if you're an adventurous soul, you could climb the Bridge as well. Go on a 2-hr adventure tour that will take you to the summit of the Bridge. On this tour, you will get a breathtaking bird's-eye view of the city and an iconic peek into the bridge's history. Every night, this bridge lights up and offers stunning visuals against the Brisbane skyline. If you're in the city during late September, do visit the famous Riverfire Festival that features one of the most amazing pyrotechnic displays you will ever witness.

Go Rock Climbing at Kangaroo Point Cliffs

When you cross the Botanical Gardens you will discover the Brisbane River flowing elegantly before you. The Brisbane River or "Brown Snake", as local people like to call it (Australians are incredible with regards to nicknaming things!) crosses the city and finishes in Moreton Bay. If you stroll along the stream to one side, you will see the wonderful cruising boats that have moored at the Brisbane River which are one of the most delightful things to find in Brisbane! You will likewise see Kangaroo Point, a bunch of precipices inside the city where Brisbanites love to go climbing or have picnics — additionally an extraordinary spot to look at the Brisbane city horizon. You can also try your hand at rock climbing in a natural environment at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs without leaving the city.

First published on 7 Apr 2022.


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