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Popular Tourist Attractions in Brisbane – Australia’s ‘New World’ City

Brisbane is a city where old and new form a marvellous partnership for thrilling attractions. The CBD is a cosmopolitan haven made verdant by the beautiful Brisbane River and parklands.


Enjoy Cuddly Fun at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The largest and first Koala reserve in the world the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is located along the banks of the Brisbane River; it is home to over a 100 koalas that visitors can cuddle up to. Kids will love the variety of wild life found there such as kangaroos, dingo's, snakes, crocs, wombats and wallabies. Feeding the laid back kangaroos is quite a treat. Interactions with the wildlife and demonstrations such a birds of prey flight demonstrations are on the cards.


Visit the Cultural Centre

A must for all culture lovers the Brisbane Cultural Centre is located on Grey Street south of the Brisbane CBD. The area is home to the Queensland Tour Company, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Art Gallery and State Library of Queensland. As you can see the area is always a hive of activity with both day and night events on the schedule.


Botanic Gardens of Mount Coot Tha

Located just 7kms from the Brisbane city centre the Mount Coot Tha Botanic Gardens is a premier attraction amongst locals and visitors. Enjoy breath-taking views of the city from the mountain while the gardens housed within 52 acres are a haven for numerous horticultural wonders. Wetland plants, bamboo, fragrant plants, cactus and bonsai sit amidst the largest collection Australia's rain forest trees at this park.

As you would have guessed Brisbane's main attractions are located within the city centre or just minutes away. As such it is wise to consider Brisbane accommodation apartments within the CBD. Apartment hotels are ideal for complete privacy and an at home feel. Ideal for coming and going at your own pace the best Brisbane serviced apartments come with all modern trappings of fully equipped kitchen, living space, pool, spa, gym and much more. Located in the heart of the city is Oaks Aurora a modern apartment hotel.


Enjoy Swanky South Bank

Entertainment central South Bank is where you will find; plazas, beautiful parklands and vibrant promenades. South Bank is located right in front of the CBD and is loved for 'Street Beach' a manmade lagoon where you will love to head for a refreshing swim. Another major pull is the Wheel of Brisbane opened in 2009 this giant Ferris wheel offers a 60 minute ride coupled with stunning views of the Brisbane city.


Customs House for History Buffs

The Customs House is operated by the University of Queensland. The vintage 19th century building is chock full of cultural and educational artefacts and offers comprehensive tours. Enjoy views of Story Bridge and dining at the in-house restaurant.


Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Adrenaline junkies and even amateur tourists will love the Story Bridge Adventure Climb. Following all safety protocols the climb to the bridges 80 meter summit rewards one with unimaginable views of Brisbane, the river and south rim. Built in 1930 the steel construction is a beloved icon of the city.


Shopping at Queensland Mall

A shopaholic's paradise the mall is home to over 700 retail stores dealing in designer wear, branded goods, international chains and local curio shops.

Expeditions to Moreton Bay and its pristine islands and browsing the Brisbane museums are just a few more of the many attractions to be enjoyed in sunny Brisbane.