Brisbane is the beautiful riverside capital of Queensland. The city is sandwiched by the ocean on one side and the rugged parks on the other.
Places to visit
Start with the Mount Coot, Queensland, as the sunrise is a, must watch from there. It has not only a garden but also a waterfall. Our kids loved to watch the playful koalas at Mount Coot Tha and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Nearby to the Mount Coot Tha, there is the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. But you have to book for a show before going there. We attended the art exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art. The ticket prices were meager.
The lovers of hiking should head to the Glass House Mountains. You can contact Lucy Boots Bushwalking Tour for hikes. Also, you can get amazing clicks here. The Sea World Gold coast is an amusement park with an aquatic theme. Just at a ticket price of $12.50 at Sparklab, you can explore the interactive exhibits of involvement of science, technology, and math in our day to day lives. Sparklab is situated in the Queensland Museum, which has no entry fees. We took a paddle wheel ride up and down the river by the Kookaburra Showboat Cruise.
As we were visiting during the December, we enjoyed the Christmas festival to the fullest. From the City hall light projections to Christmas carols and parades, everything was frolic. The lit up gardens during Christmas season add up to the vibrant aura. Also, there are various workshops held in local areas of Brisbane during the Christmas.
We took a tour of Parliament house whose interiors take you back to the history. For a family picnic day feels, go to the Sherwood Arboretum. Don’t miss relishing the ice cream at Lick ice cream at Graceville after that. Being Japanese food lovers, we were amazed at the Sono Japanese Restaurant located on Portside Wharf in Hamilton.
Locals recommended us to visit Brisbane in September to attend the Bigsound festival.