Brisbane is a cosmopolitan city with art centres, exquisite dining, and fun day trips for both kids and adults alike. What if you only have a weekend to explore this great metropolis? A weekend is not enough to discover all that a place has to offer, but it will give you reasons to keep coming back.
Are you hankering to get close to those adorable koalas you see on television? The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the place to be to meet and even hug these cute creatures. The sanctuary is the first and biggest koala centre in the world, with eight decades of experience and more than 130 koalas under its care. If seeing and cuddling koalas is not enough, hand-feed kangaroos and lorikeets during your stay in the sanctuary.
The Story Bridge Adventure Climb provides beautiful panoramic views of the Scenic Rim and Moreton Bay. The journey to the bridge is part of the adventure; the more than two-hour trip takes you over the superstructure of the bridge then to the 80m peak.
Brisbane has several dining options for the food lovers. After tiring day trips to the Story Bridge Adventure Climb and Koala Sanctuary, satisfy your hunger with meals from Hatch & Co. and other restaurants. Visit South Bank, the city’s lifestyle destination, and explore its verdant parklands and have a barbecue with friends and family. Travel the world by eating Japanese, Italian, Russian, and Indian, Malaysian, and Mediterranean dishes all within the Bank’s vicinity.
Go to the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art to see the best works of artists from different parts of the world. The Brisbane Powerhouse is another noteworthy destination for visitors looking for free comedy, art shows, and festivals.
Brisbane is a vibrant city that has excellent dining, culture, and day trips for visitors who only have a weekend to visit the city.