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Top-rated Attractions in Brisbane – Highlights of an Entrancing City

The city of Brisbane is always an interesting metropolis to visit. Here you will find a host of interesting attractions that will undoubtedly capture the imagination of the visitor, like those below.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to cuddle a koala, make it a point to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. In fact, this attraction is considered to be the world's biggest sanctuary for the well-known marsupials of Australia. At Lone Pine in addition to koalas, you will have the opportunity to observe an array of native Australian creatures like wallabies, kangaroos, dingoes, wombats, crocodiles and snakes. Interesting displays that you can experience here include flights of birds of prey, sheepdog demonstrations, feeding of Tasmanian devils and platypuses, shearing displays and encounters with barn animals. You will also have the opportunity to take a photo whilst holding a koala, baby crocodile or snake.

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Cultural Centre

Brisbane's splendid Cultural Centre is sure to capture the interest of the discerning visitor. Located on the riverbank in the midst of Brisbane's heart, this appealing hub for the arts will undoubtedly appeal to those who seek culture-related experiences. Within this centre, you will find the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Theatre Company and the Gallery of Modern Art. In the daytime as well as the night you will find plenty of interesting activities going on here. Even the innovative architectural design of the buildings and the attractive gardens contribute to the appeal of this cultural hub.

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Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

These attractive botanic gardens also offer outstanding views of the city of Brisbane. Innumerable local residents and visitors alike frequent this pleasant attraction. Situated a short distance away from the city, these gardens feature a number of themed areas that will capture the imagination of the visitor. Consisting of no less than 52 hectares of outstanding horticulture, the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens boasts the world's most extensive selection of rainforest trees native to Australia. Other attractions at these gardens include bamboo, fragrant plants, wetland plants, cactus, bonsai, ferns and indigenous plants. These gardens are always an interesting sanctuary to stroll through.

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South Bank

The South Bank is sure to delight leisure seekers with its expansive parklands, promenades and plazas. In fact, the South Bank was the site of 1988's World Expo and remains a highlight amongst Brisbane's leisure attractions. Streets Beach which is located opposite the city's CBD may be regarded as the focal point of this paradise on the riverside. You will have the opportunity to cool off on a warm day by taking a dip in the artificially constructed lagoon. In order to commemorate Queensland's 150th anniversary, the huge 'Wheel of Brisbane' – a colossal Ferris wheel – was opened to the public in 2009. An accommodation choice to consider from which this attraction would be within easy reach would be Oaks Aurora Tower, which is a conveniently located hotel in Brisbane CBD.

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Customs House

Brisbane's well-known Customs House will undoubtedly draw the attention of the discerning culture lover. This splendid 19th century edifice is sure to appeal to the visitor providing an educational cultural experience. Although Customs House – which the University of Queensland owns – is today operated primarily as a centre for various functions, it offers a number of spaces for the public, including a popular restaurant that offers remarkable views over the river and the surrounding area. On Sundays, you will have the opportunity to take part in free of charge tours of this building conducted by knowledgeable guides.

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