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7 things to do just for fun

Posted by on October 3, 2011

There are hundreds of things to Do & See in Brisbane, a backpacker could stay for a year and still not get to see everything there is to do. So Brisbane backpackers hostel Somewhere to Stay give you the top things not to miss out on while you pass through or hang around Brisbane.

1. Visiting South Bank Parklands is a must!

This place is absolutely stunning, hectares and hectares of shops, gardens, rain forests, cafes, restaurants and even a beach built facing Brisbane’s spectacular City centre all in one place you have to see in Brisbane. Located a short hop skip and jump from Brisbane backpacker hostel Somewhere to Stay. It’s easy to spend a full day wandering around and enjoy the Brisbane life, Brisbane views and Brisbane sun. Lose yourself right here at South Bank.

2. See Brisbane and Cruise the River

The Brisbane river winds through Brisbane like a big snake taking its time on its way to the sea. Take a cruise on the river and see Brisbane on a number of different types of boats, from simply using the public transport system called the CityCat; or enjoying a seafood buffet at sunset aboard the paddle wheeler Kookaburra Queen; to cozying up with someone special in a unique Gondola. There’s also general sightseeing tours as well as lunch cruises – definitely the only way to see the city. Once you’ve seen the city cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and see what only Australia has to offer, Koalas!

For Great Adventures you can’t go past Riverlife Adventure Centre www.riverlife.com.au or Tangalooma Island Resort www.tangalooma.com both are a must do while in Brisbane.

3. Cuddle a koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary , has hundreds of koalas for you to cuddle. Cuddling is a national pastime, there is not a single home in Australia without a photo of someone cuddling a koala. But it’s not just Koalas you can feed lorrikeets, kangaroos, and even hold a snake! See wombats, echidnas, tasmanian devils, dingoes and every Australian animal there is to see.

 

4. Enjoy the view from Mt Coot-tha

Mt Coot-tha (pronounced Mount Cootha), is another great Brisbane pastime, every visitor to Brisbane has been taken to Mt Coot-tha for coffee and ice cream by their relatives, its just a must do thing with it’s breathtaking panoramic views of Brisbane city, views out to Moreton Bay by day. Enjoy a meal or just a coffee looking out over the city and its surrounds.

5. Expand your horizons in the Cultural Precinct

Back at South Bank, Brisbane host it’s cultural centre, with all our cultural spaces grouped together at South Bank in an area called the Cultural Precinct. Just across the river from the CBD, 10 minutes from Brisbane Backpackers Hostel Somewhere to Stay, this area features the largest gallery of modern art in Australia (Gallery of Modern Art), the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Queensland Conservatorium, Queensland Museum (incorporating the kids’ favourite -Sciencentre), Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the State Library of Queensland. There’s always something new and exciting to see and most of it’s free!

6. Revisit Brisbane’s History

Brisbane is young by world standards, but it still has a lot of history in its streets. Visit Cit Hall (a view from the Clock Tower observation deck is a must), the Museum of Brisbane, the Old Windmill, Newstead House or a Ghost Tour of Brisbane’s streets. Did you know Brisbane is the 2nd most haunted city in the world as voted by National Geographic.

7. Go native in the Gardens

Brisbane has an number parklands and gardens to enjoy, South Bank is just one of them, so whether you want to enjoy the flora, have a family BBQ or simply to relax and enjoy your surroundings, the City Botanic Gardens and Roma Street Parkland are both within walking distance of the city centre. Then Roma Street Parkland is the world’s largest subtropical garden in a city centre.

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