What You Don’t Want to Miss When in Brisbane Australia
Brisbane is the big, modern, and absolutely beautiful capital of Queensland Australia. It is the hub of activity with much to see and do for the entire family. It is a destination where you will want to plan to spend as much time as possible, so you can enjoy all that it has to offer.
If Brisbane has been your choice for the family vacation, then it won’t disappoint you. You will want to kick off the holiday here with some whale watching. Moreton Bay is going to give you the best view of the Humpbacks during June to November. There are actually whale watching tours that you can participate in.
Viewing the city from the waterway
Of course you are going to want to see as much of Brisbane as possible and the best way to start this excursion is with a cruise on the Brisbane River. You will get a magnificent view of the Southbank Parklands and city skyline, along with the story bridge.
Heritage for the kids
Most parents want their kids to learn a little bit about the history of the places they are visiting. This is not always something on the top of the “want to do” list for the kids. Brisbane however, has made heritage adventures fun and exciting for the young ones.
Brisbane was originally named Mian-Jin, by the aboriginal people. Taking the kids down the Nurri Millen Totem Trail at the wetlands will offer the entire family some wonderful cultural sightings. You will get to see totem poles that reveal how the clans utilized the wetlands flora and sauna.
A visit to this famous zoo will mean taking an hour’s drive North of Brisbane. It is the home of the crocodile hunter so this is going to spur the kid’s interest right from the start. The animal interaction here that the kids will be able to participate in will create memories of a lifetime. For some animal fun closer to the city there is the Koala sanctuary.
For the Adventurers
For some water fun you can head off to the Riverlife Adventure Centre. You will have the chance to stand up paddle board down the Brisbane River. Or if you are into rock climbing then the Kangaroo Point Cliffs won’t disappoint you.
The Story Bridge Adventure Climb
You are not going to want to return home from Brisbane and not be able to tell your friends about the thrill of the Story Bridge Adventure Climb. This is a must do adventure that you can participate in during one of the three scheduled climbs each day.
A Brisbane Shopping Experience
Even the kids won’t mind a day of shopping while in Brisbane. The Queen Street Mall will probably be the starting point for this. Brisbane is bursting with many fine shopping arcades and local boutiques.
Hot Air Balloon ride
No Brisbane holiday highlight list would be complete without mentioning our very own hot air balloon ride! There’s no better way to ensure you’re making the most of a day than by starting with a dawn experience, and flying early in the morning with Balloons Over Brisbane. We’ll even pick you up and drop you back to your accommodation if you want to book this option! Complete with a full breakfast including champagne, flying over some of the most scenic landscape in the region, you’ll have made a perfect start to your day.
Everyone that visits Brisbane Australia always develops their own list of favourite things to see and do. There is one thing for certain and that is there is no shortage of fun and adventure in this amazing city.