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Popular Attractions in Brisbane



Brisbane is the third largest and the third most populous city in Australia, and home to the third busiest airport... that's a lot of thirds! This city offers several popular attractions to discover.

Mt. Cooth-tha Summit

When you are at the top of Mt. Cooth-tha (located 7 km to the west of the Central Business district), you will have some breathtaking views of the city. When the day is clear, you will see up to the distant southwestern ranges and the Moreton Bay towards the east. There is a summit restaurant, where you can enjoy some gelato as you take in the beautiful scenes. You will see spectacular views both during the day and at night.

Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Before you leave the mountain, take some time to visit the beautiful gardens that cover some 52 hectares. There are streams and ponds amid the Australian and sub-tropical plants. You can also visit Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, where children are sure to have fun.

City Botanic Gardens

The City Botanic Gardens are home to some special national plants. Enjoy walking on the boardwalk through the mangroves.

Story Bridge

If you're looking for adventure, the Story Bridge is an ideal destination for you. Climbing to the top of the iconic bridge takes about two and a half hours. You will have the opportunity to see the city and its surrounding mountains from all directions. Enjoy either the sunrise or sunset depending on your time of visit from the bridge's perfect perch. You will also have the chance to have spectacular views of exploding fireworks in the city if you happen to visit on New Year's Eve.

South Bank

This is one of the sites that Brisbane is best known for. It is located across the river from the central Business District. There are a number of features you can enjoy here, including the sandy beach, lush green picnic areas, numerous entertainment spots and shops. There are fireworks here irrespective of the time of the year. If you would like to sample some crafts designed by local artisans, then you should visit over the weekend: the South Bank Art & Craft Market is opened between Friday and Sunday.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

You do not have to worry about leaving Brisbane city if you would like to see some wildlife. Just visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you will have the opportunity to see such animals as the kangaroo and koala.

Brisbane River

Brisbane is known as River City because of this river. If you take a ride on the CityCat, which is relatively cheap, you will not only experience the river but also see some special features in the city. In fact, this is one of the best ways of touring the city. Apart from riding on the CityCat, you can also take a cruise on the Kookaburra River Queens.

There are many other places that you can visit in Brisbane such as Fortitude Valley, Queen Street Mall and Ale House.



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