A city that has the perfect mix of outdoors adventure and a culture filled atmosphere, from the riverside gardens to the vast array of cuisine along the Southbank. Swim in the manmade swimming beach at the south bank or take a ferry along the Brisbane River.

Brisbane

 

How to get to Brisbane

 

Brisbane has an international airport, getting from there to the city:

 

  • Air Train - A train leaves aver 15 minutes to Brisbane CBD and the gold coast. 

 

  • Taxi – Taxi stands are located at the exit of the arrival hall. There are a few private taxi company you may consider

    • Black & white cabs

    • yellowcabs

 

 

  • Uber – There is a very good uber network here. Uber allows you to pay via your Uber account so you don’t have to worry about getting your money out. Uber also gives you an estimate on the fare and it’s pretty accurate.

  • Car Rental – There a rental car companies in the arrivals terminal. Be sure to check if you can drive here prior to booking. You can also reserve a car online via Rentalcars.

 

Where to stay in Brisbane

 

Accommodation is vast in Brisbane, there are multiple types of accommodation to choose from. High end hotels, motels, Airbnb, hostels.

 

  • CBD – This is the heart of the city, everything is in waking distance. Transport links are great to visit other parts of the city by bus, train or ferry.

 

  • Fortitude valley – An area that is lively for its bars and music. Great for someone who wants to explore the local scene.

  • Southbank – This place is the best place to stay with children as it packed with fun activities. There is a man-made beach.

 

Things to do in Brisbane with children

 

  • Mount Coo-tha – Visit the highest peak in Brisbane. There is a restaurant up at the top where you can sit back and enjoy the view of the Brisbane city skyline

 

  • Southbank – This is the perfect playground for kids and big kids too. There is a load of bars and restaurants here. But the main attraction is the man made beach where you can swim and sunbath. There is also a swimming pool and play area.

 

  • Ferry – Use the free taxi ferry that goes across the river connecting both sides. There are the commuter ferries, but there are also the free ones. You can get off at any stop and go explore

 

  • Wheel of Brisbane - Sitting on the Southbank there is a giant wheel where you can get view of the city through a panoramic capsule.

 

  • Story Bridge – Climb up to the top of Story Bridge, located near kangaroo point. Brisbane’s equivalent of Sydney Harbour Bridge

 

  • Sea world (gold coast) – This is a theme park as well as a sea life centre. Watch live shows with the sea mammals and also feeding experiences.

 

  • Moreton Island – Just of the coast of Brisbane is this island, the sand dunes are very steep. Visit this island for a dive trip around a ship wreck or watching humpback whales

 

  • Noosa heads – About an hour’s drive from Brisbane it’s a beautiful sea side town. High end restaurants and bars. The surfing here is good for beginners, as the waves are not that big.

 

  • Tamborine National Park – Drive about 80km away from gold coast and into Hinterland, you can drive up to Tamborine Mountain. There are a lot of hiking trails, glow worm caves, wineries.

 

  • Skywalk Tamborine mountain – Nestled in the tambourine mountain, is an area that has been turned into a cool attraction, you can walk above the canopy of the rain forest, look at the different species of insect that live there.

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