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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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The Best Sights in Brisbane -Don't Miss Out On These!

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is a wonderful city offering plenty of wonders for all kinds of travellers be it the nature lovers, the thrill seekers or even the quiet souls seeking relaxation.


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

At 90 years old, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the largest and the oldest of its kind in the world! When it first started out in 1927, there were only two koalas who were named Jack and Jill. Today, the sanctuary which spans a total of 11 acres is home to an astonishing number of 130 koala bears. In addition to koalas, it also provides a sanctuary to an assortment of other wonderful creatures such as kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian devils, a variety of birds and reptiles as well as the elusive platypus. One of the amazing things about the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is that you can pet and feed the adorable koalas yourself!


Mount Coot-tha

Being 287 metres above sea level, Mount Coot-tha presents the highest peak in all of Brisbane. The site used to be the home of the Turrbal Aborigines, who used to come to the mountain and the surrounding area to collect 'Ku-ta' or honey produced by a native bee. This is name Coot-tha is derived from the word 'Ku-ta'.
In modern times, Mount Coot-tha has become a popular tourist's attraction in Brisbane as it provides beautiful scenery especially at the top of the peak. There are many walking tracks around the mountain one of which features a spectacular display of art by local Aboriginal artists.


Queen Street Mall

Here's one for the shopping enthusiasts. The Queen Street Mall is a massive pedestrian mall situated in the heart of the CBD, stretching 1,600 feet from George Street to Edward Street. The mall features a wide number of shopping centres such as the Wintergarden, The Myer Centre, Queens Plaza, Brisbane Arcade, Tattersall's Arcade, Broadway on the Mall and much more. Since there's so much to shop and explore in Queen Street Mall, what tourists usually do is to base themselves in a Brisbane serviced apartment, hotel or hostel in the nearby vicinity; so that they can travel to and fro at ease. At places like the Oaks Casino Towers, you can even get tips from the concierge on where to shop for particular items. In addition to hosting about 700 retailers, the Queen Street Mall also holds about 1,000 events each year.


Sea World

If you're travelling with kids, this is one of the best attractions to visit in Brisbane. Sea World is an amazing oceanarium, marine mammal park and theme park where you can come face to face with an extraordinary collection of marine life. The kids will go wild with the fantastic range of activities and sights available here such as the Creatures Of The Deep, Polar Bear Shores, the Nickelodeon Character Meet & Greet, SpongeBob 3D, and the Dora's Best Friends Adventure, to name a few. One of the greatest things about Sea World in Brisbane is that in addition to being one of the city's best tourist attractions; it also dedicates itself to promoting "conservation through education and the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife".


Story Bridge Climb

Scared of heights? Then here's the perfect opportunity to get rid of your fear! The Story Bridge Climb in Brisbane is one of the most adventurous activities to do in the city as it takes you 80 metres above the Brisbane River! The excursion lasting for about two hours is suitable for persons of all fitness levels.

Built in 1930, the Story Bridge is one of the only three bridge climbs in the world and is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge. The view from the top is absolutely worth the climb, as you get stunning views of the river and the city.