Queensland’s capital city is a fantastic cultural hub, has a flourishing dining scene and is jumping off point for so many incredible nearby waterways! It is a fantastic place to visit all year round and here are six things we love about Brisbane!
Enjoy the year round sunshine
There’s a reason it’s called the Sunshine State! Brisbane gets beautiful weather for 283 days out of every year. Perhaps this endless supply of sunshine is the reason why Brisbane locals are considered to be some of the happiest and friendliest people!
Hang out with koalas in their natural habitat
Who doesn’t love koalas? Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s oldest & largest Koala Sanctuary, and is only 15 minutes from the city centre.
Australia is well known around the world for our unique wildlife (some more cuddly than others) and most visitors to Australia are amazed by our animals. Lone Pine is one of the only places in Australia where you are able to cuddle Koalas and snap a selfie with one!
Koala’s aren’t the only animals you can interact with at Lone Pine and you’ll get the opportunity to see many other native Australian animals and even hand-feed kangaroos. Dan bought five bags of kangaroo feed, so he was super popular with them!
Explore Australia’s Number 1 Artificial Wreck
Like any major Australian coastal city, Brisbane has its fair share of awesome water activities. But if you’re looking for a truly unique scuba diving experience, then you should definitely check out the HMAS Brisbane Tour, located off Mooloolaba which you can experience as a day trip from Brisbane.
This artificial wreck provides a fun adventure for divers of all ages and capabilities, with a calm and hassle-free experience that’s perfectly friendly to newcomers. One of the advantages of diving in an artificial wreck is that you don’t need wreck certification to explore!
Take a trip to Moreton Bay
A quick 20 minute drive from Brisbane will have you read to board the ferry and cruise across beautiful Moreton Bay to Moreton Island! In just over an hour, you’ll be stepping off onto pristine beaches and be able to experience all this wonderful island has to offer, starting with crystal clear waters, colourful fish, stunning white sandy beaches and the Tangalooma ship wrecks which you can snorkel around!
Catch an underground show at the Spring Hill Reservoir
Lovers of live theatre will jump at the chance to catch an underground show (and by that, we mean literally underground) in one of Brisbane’s most unique venues.
The beautiful Spring Hill Reservoir is located deep beneath Albert Park and was once used to provide water to the city. The Reservoir was was closed in 1962 and decommissioned as Brisbane’s main water supply.
Today, the Underground Opera Company perform lavish productions in this one-of-a-kind underground space which has some of the most incredible acoustics to be found anywhere in the world. The Underground Opera run events such as Opera in the Reservoir and Carols in the Reservoir, definitely one for the music/entertainment bucket list!
Visit the Eat Street Markets
There’s really no where like Eat Street anywhere in the world. This multicultural, shipping container market has been designed to allow you to experience all the sights, smells, sounds and tastes that Brisbane has to offer. The Eat Street Markets are loved by locals and visitors alike and you are guaranteed to not leave hungry! The markets run every Friday and Saturday night from 4pm – 10pm and on Sundays from 12pm – 8pm.
What are your favourite things to do in Brisbane?
This post was written in collaboration with Choose Brisbane.
All opinions, as always, are our own.