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Top Secrets of Woolloongabba - Explore like a local

Located in the suburban part of Brisbane, people might overlook this town and think it is a sleepy little place but here are five hidden things you can do while you are there.

1

The Gabba

Locally known as the Brisbane cricket ground, this is a major stadium and a popular attraction found in the City. If you love cricket and everything to do with this sport, you certainly must visit the place. The first-ever cricket match was held in the year 1896 on these grounds. Apart from cricket, the Brisbane cricket Grounds also hosts rugby, baseball and more.

2

Shopping

Granted, you can do some shopping in all parts of Australia but here is what is unique about Woolloongabba. You have many places to choose from and go shopping. From second-hand Book Stores to great household items at a cheaper price, you can find almost anything you want here even if it is not tourist based items. Most of the shopping areas in the city are found within close proximity to many a Woolloongabba hotel the likes of Oaks Woolloongabba. Putting yourself up at a centrally located hotel will give you other advantages for you in terms of checking out the attractions nearby and heading out places faster without spending too much time of your vacation just travelling. When you are shopping in this part of Brisbane, try the local market as well as the high-end boutique stores

3

The Story Bridge adventure climb

Found in the ever-popular Kangaroo Point a few kilometres away from the city, this is one of the best ways for you to discover the breath-taking scenery that Brisbane has to offer. This whole excursion would take you about two hours, including the climb up and down the bridge. From the top of the structure you will have 360-degree view of the city below and the lakes beyond. If you are above the age of 10, you will be allowed to go on this excursion and the cost for an adult will range anywhere from 99 Australian dollars to about 180 Australian dollars. Since this is a highly popular attraction in this part of the country it is recommended that you book in advance before you head out to the place.

4

Kangaroo point

This is a popular spot for Rock climbing and if your fitness level lets you, definitely try this out while you are in Australia. There are different excursions you can choose from and if you are a beginner rock climber, do not worry as there are rock climbing excursions specifically designed for beginners too. If you are not someone who likes these kinds of activities on your vacation and you just want to chill and have a laid back time you can pack yourself a picnic basket and enjoy a peaceful evening with some great food and then head on to the base of the hill.

5

Saint Nicholas Cathedral

This is one of the oldest known orthodox Russian churches in the country and was built during the year 1935. The completion of the construction ended only in the early 1950 and this place is listed on the Queensland Heritage register since 1992.

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