Brisbane experiences

Brisbane City Cat

Brisbane is known as the ‘River City’ and a lot of activities are centred around or on the Brisbane River. The Brisbane River loops around the city centre (central business district) on three sides, with various places of interest on both sides of the river. A great way to explore inner Brisbane is on the CityCat ferry.

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Catch the CityCat ferry and you can visit lots of Brisbane inner suburbs with street dining, Bretts Wharf at Hamilton, New Farm Park which is renowned for its jacaranda trees in bloom in October, the historic Story Bridge, the Riverside Centre, the Botanic Gardens, South Bank Parklands, the West End markets and the University of Queensland.

For something a bit more ‘extreme’, at the Riverlife Centre at Kangaroo Point you can try your hand (hands and feet!) at rock climbing or abseiling.  You can also hire kayaks, canoes and pumpabikes, bicycles, kickbikes and rollerblades. The Riverlife Centre also lets you experience Aboriginal culture when the local Yuggera tribe meet and perform every Thursday.

At South Bank Parklands there are a man-made beach and lagoon, an undercover piazza with a ‘super screen’, free movies, auditioned buskers, pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafés and markets are held there regularly. Adjacent to South Bank is the Queensland Cultural Centre and various buildings which house theatres, art galleries, a science centre with hands on activities, museums and the Queensland State Library. South Bank Parklands also plays host to an annual celebration called ‘River Fire’ where tons of activities are organised and which culminates in a spectacular display of fireworks over the river and its bridges.

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There is so much to see and do in inner Brisbane that you could easily spend a week or more taking in all the experiences available!




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