Most of Australia’s cities are famous in their own right, even if it’s just for one or two things; one city which is certainly famous for its chilled out vibe and laid back atmosphere is Brisbane.
The capital of sunny Queensland, Brisbane is a must visit city, a gateway to the attractions of the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, whilst also being the ideal base before exploring the Whitsunday Islands and of course the Great Barrier Reef.
Finding the best place to stay is the ideal starting point, because from there the rest of your break is easy; you can find many cheap hotels Brisbane if you shop around properly ahead of time, and this will give you more cash to spend whilst you’re away, perhaps allowing you to save up to check out that aforementioned wonder of the world!
Of course, Brisbane is packed with the usual city attractions, such as shopping, gastronomy, nightlife, entertainment, and culture, but it is also full of natural places to visit too; a ferry or paddleboat ride down the Brisbane River will certainly make you feel like you’re a million miles away from a bustling city centre, and the countryside around the city, literally a stone’s throw away, is a must visit. The city’s botanical gardens are also a great way to escape for a few hours, and you can even hire a bike and ride through if you want a little exercise!
South Bank is the ideal place for bright nightlife, culture, and a little nature in the form of a huge lagoon, but anywhere you go in this vibrant and friendly city, you’re never too far away from entertainment.
Many people choose Brisbane as a base or a two centre destination, and that is because the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast are only around two or so hours away from the city centre. This means you can spend a week or a few days chilling out on the beach, with a few days or even another week in the city, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the facilities, entertainment, and nightlife. We also know that some of the most famous natural attractions on the planet are very close by too, including the idyllic paradise islands of the Whitsundays. Check out excursions out to the main island, Whitehaven Island, if you want to experience a true castaway experience.
Whatever you choose to do in Brisbane one thing is for sure, you will never be bored!