Known for its charm and easy-going lifestyle, Brisbane has many to offer from different cuisines to vibrating cultural events. Find out what’s best in Brissy through this guide!
South Bank is one of the most famous spots in Brisbane. With a huge variety of outdoor activities (picnics and barbeques are more than welcome! 😎) and beautiful scenarios, it is a haven in the heart of the city. The Brisbane sign is an excellent location to take creative pictures with your friends and enjoy some fresh air.
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Near the Brisbane sign, there’s another charming place in the area: The Wheel of Brisbane. It opens every day from 10 am to 10 pm (on Fridays and Saturdays they are open until 11 pm, and time may differ during holidays). Whether day or night, the ride is a must-do experience in South Bank.
You can find information about prices and bookings on their official website: https://thewheelofbrisbane.com.au/
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After a short walk through the path, you can find the most iconic spot in South Bank: the artificial beach in the city. The spot is usually crowded and the Streets Beach is a must-visit while you’re in the Parklands. These aqua spaces are free to use and are open all year round. While you’re enjoying your time in the pool, please make sure you follow some easy pool rules to keep the water clean and healthy.
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If you’re a party animal 🥳, then Fortitude Valley is the perfect place to enjoy Brisbane at night. The youth hub has many options for bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Prohibition and The MET are just some examples of famous nightclubs among students and you can easily find them having fun around during the weekend. There are also a lot of Asian restaurants in the Valley and a specific place in the neighbourhood called Chinatown where Chinese shops are concentrated.
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EAT STREET NORTHSHORE
For the foodies 🍽️, Eat Street Northshore is the place to discover and taste different cuisines from all over the world. Located in Hamilton (not too far from the city centre), it opens only on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 pm to 10 pm, and on Sundays from 12 noon to 8 pm. The entry fee is AUD 3 and the prices inside may vary depending on the restaurant but every dime is worth it.
Greek, Brazilian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese are only some examples of food diversity there. With live music performances, the place became an entertainment landmark in the city.
You can check more info about it on their website: https://eatstreetmarkets.com/
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Sunsets never disappoint in Brissy and Mount Coot-Tha has the best view to enjoy the golden hour. Even though it is a bit far from the CBD, transport is not a problem to get there (buses are leaving from the city centre every day).
Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-Tha offers a breathtaking view of the city and a lovely experience from up. The entrance is free and opens 24/7. If you’re a sky lover, Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium should be on your list of things to do there as well.
To know more, have a look on their website: https://brisbanelookout.com/
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LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY
What is more Aussie than taking a picture with kangaroos and koalas? 🐨
At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, you can hold a koala, feed kangaroos, see a Tasmanian devil, watch many attractions with animals, and learn more about the Australian wildlife. This unmissable experience is available every day from 9 am to 5 pm.
Students have discounts but prices may differ and you can find detailed information on their website: https://koala.net/
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What are you waiting for to start exploring Brissy? 🗺️