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05 Must do Things in Brisbane – City of Many Allures

Riverside city Brisbane home to a sub-tropical climate and loads of smiley locals is fascinating to experience. Likewise the place offers a load of thrilling adventures to experience under sunny skies

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Climb Famous Story Bridge

Climb the bridge and abseil down! There is no greater thrill. Story Bridge is Brisbane's iconic attraction; offering stunning views across the Glass-House Mountains and the southern quarter of World Heritage site the Gold Coast. You can take up the climb at dawn, afternoon or twilight the experience is always a thrill, and for the tourist who needs that extra bit of buzz there is the option of abseiling to the bottom.

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Explore the many Attractions of South Bank

South Bank located round the Brisbane River is an ideal locale for enjoying the sunny outdoors; cycle or walk and enjoy a spot of vigorous exercise. Southbank is well known as a leisure destination for various forms of entertainment and recreational activities. Huge Southbank encompasses a total of 17 hectares of parkland, exciting museums and galleries together with a host of restaurants and friendly cafes. Riding the Wheel of Brisbane is another thrilling activity to enjoy when visiting vibrant South Bank.

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Chill Out at the Man Made Beach – In the Heart of the City

Experience the excitement of a typical Aussie beach experience by visiting the man made beach in the heart of Brisbane. Located about 15 minutes from the Oaks Felix, the free beach is ideal for those of you staying at the modern serviced apartments Brisbane is home to. The beach is resplendent with a shimmering lagoon, a welcoming white sand beach and loads of exotic plants. An idea 'chill' spot; look forward to swimming, sunbathing and loads of relaxation at this sunny destination. A plus point is the water-play park adjacent to the beach where family holiday makers can take their youngest members for some splashing good fun.

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Enjoy Dining at the Finest Eateries in Brisbane

A foodie's haven Brisbane is not shy of classy restaurants. Treat the gourmet fan in you by visiting the city's many A-listed restaurants. Esquire is tipped as the best, offering fine dining to views of Story Bridge and the beautiful ferry harbour. Best of all your meals are highlighted with some of Australia's world class wines. Brisbane's other dining venues include famous bistros, steak houses and chic bars.

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Relish a Spot of Art

Culture buffs, art lovers and anyone with a hankering to enjoy beautiful things will love visiting the high-end galleries and museums of Brisbane. The GoMA in Brisbane is Australia's biggest gallery for contemporary art, also housing the famous Queensland Art Gallery. The GoMA galleries and museums put up fine displays of work from well recognised local as well as international artists. You are also treated to galleries highlighting the marvellous work of Australia's indigenous cultures. Fridays are popular amongst local art connoisseurs for scouting the galleries while enjoying a glass of wine at the classy GoMA bar.