You may have noticed I have been very quiet again on the whole blog front; especially after saying I would be more consistent on uploading posts, and yet here I am again, apologising on not doing that. However, I do have a reason for being so quiet, and that is Australia!
Australia is such a beautiful country, and it has always been a dream of mine to visit, so when I had the opportunity to go and visit my family over there for 6 weeks, I could not say no! I flew to Brisbane and went to experience the Queensland life, and what a life they have!!
Brisbane is a fantastic city to explore, and there are many attractions to keep you entertained and busy, whatever your interests are. So I thought I would share with you a few of the amazing sites I loved, and make a list for you if you ever decide to make the trip down under.
Brisbane Sign – Have you really been to Brisbane if you have not had a picture with the Brisbane Sign! Located along Brisbane River on Southbank, it is a wonderful place to start your Brisbane journey. Surrounded by grass and fantastic buildings, it is a great place to sit, take a moment and discover the amazing views looking back onto the city.
Brisbane Wheel – If you want to see some beautiful sites of the city from a higher view, then going up the wheel is the perfect solution for you. An adult ticket costs £11.40 (converted from AUD June 2019). However, if you are not a fan of heights, then you can just sit next to the wheel and see Brisbane from the view of the river. Grab yourself some food and drink, enjoy the sunshine and take in the beautiful views, and you can even watch the planes make their way up into the sky in the distance.
- Story Bridge
Walking along Brisbane River is a great way to spend a few hours of your day. When you reach the Story Bridge, you are greeted with great views and restaurants/bars that you can go to and admire the scenery from. If walking under the bridge is not enough for you, and you are a fan of heights, then make sure to book a Story Bridge climb, and walk along the very top of the bridge. If you love sunsets, then I recommend doing the Twilight climb, and walk the tops of the bridge as the sun goes down.
- Eat Street Northshore
If you love food and live entertainment, then I definitely recommend this place for you. Even though it is not directly in Brisbane city (east of the city), I had to include it in the list! First you can look around some small markets and then make your way to the main food hub. There is a wide range of food counters; from Mexican, Japanese, Thai, American, Brazilian and many, many more, so there will be something for the whole family. In front of the stage, there are plenty of seats and tables to allow you to enjoy your food and drink whilst watching the live entertainment. If you still fancy more food, then I suggest you go and buy some churros!! Cheap, and they taste amazing!! Eat Street Northshore is also located along Brisbane River, so any boat lovers and young children can watch boats go past.
- Mount Coot-Tha
Mount Coot-Tha is not in Brisbane city itself, but if you fancy seeing the city from a different viewpoint, then I suggest taking a drive up to the top. The views from the top are magnificent! You are able to see the city and landscapes surrounding it. From high, tall buildings to the left, to mountains and green views to the right. It is a view I could never get bored of!
- Have a cocktail up W Brisbane
After a busy day of exploring the city, then an evening spent up a tall building drinking cocktails sounds amazing! W Brisbane has a bar on the very top floor (as well as a very fancy swimming pool). From here, you can sit and enjoy the views looking onto the river and Southbank. The cocktails were roughly $18 each, so not exactly cheap, but you are in the city and that is to be expected. With a view like this though, you do not mind treating yourself and paying a little extra.
Brisbane has many things to offer, and this list is not even half of it. Brisbane is a beautiful city and one of my favourites; from great buildings, shopping, beautiful walks, entertainment and fantastic people, it is hard not to fall in love.
If you have been to Brisbane yourself, then let me know what you loved, incase I missed any places when I went there.