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Lady Brisbane has enjoyed a greater exposure in recent years as a liveable and vital city that welcomes people from all walks of life. As the Capital of the Sunshine State of Queensland, it is home to the University of Queensland as well as Griffith University and its South Bank invites people to fully immerse themselves into the “No Worries” way of life. It’s the third largest city in Australia. It’s a city where busy life meets the ultimate version of a relaxed and laissez-faire lifestyle. It’s a place where nature and outdoor activities meet universities and headquarters of large multinational corporations.

Brisbane is truly a city that will shock most travellers from European countries in a sense it reminds people that stress, hectic and pressure are self-made problems. The alternative to that city lifesytle is Brisbane in itself.

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Kangaroo Point


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Kangaroo Point hosts one of the most famous lookouts of the city, the Kangaroo Point Lookout which attracts locals and visiters alike for picnic, BBQ and sportive activities. Its location is very convenient to the Central Business District and to the South Bank Parklands. Spending time here will give you the utmost Australian “no worries” mentality that so many people in Europe dream about.

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fortitude valley

Fortitude Valley is a place where modern buildings meet heritage and history. It’s home to Brisbane’s Chinatown and the city’s entertainment district. As often described the district that never sleeps, Fortitude Valley offers dozens of cosy cafés to nightclubs and local fashion boutiques. Some of the best rooftop bars invite you to enjoy some cocktails and a unique view of Lady Brisbane. Its location makes it more convenient for you to explore the city centre, the riverside and an easy itinerary to the airport.

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All-Day Eating

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Greystreet at South Brisbane

Just behind the South Bank Parklands, one can find a variety of restaurants and bars, from modern Australian to Italian and Japanese food. Just a few walking metres away from South Bank bus stop, it is easily accessible to people who explore the city. Furthermore, local markets are opened as well with different stands to grab some street food or items that will make an authentic addition to your home.

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Lunch, Dinner

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If you want to enjoy a splendid view to the city’s skyline, Spokehouse Q might one of the best spots to offer your eyes and your tummy something special. The setting, cocktails and the staffs are often times vowed by many Brisbanians and those who are keen to end their Brisbane adventure with a special taste.

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Gauge gained worldwide exposure by a New York Times article back in 2015. Located in the heart of South Brisbane, Gauge mainly operates as a daytime café and serves a truly authentic, modern-Australian breakfast which is often described as “killer interpretation of breakfast.” Enjoy some bacon sanga with BBQ sauce and some house sourdough or black garlic bread with brown butter and burnt vanilla to kick-off your day.

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Roma Street Parklands

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roma street parkland

A few walking minutes away from Brisbane’s Central Business District is one of the most popular parks in the city. Mostly overlooked by tourists, Roma Street Parklands is truly a small retreat for all Brisbanians. BBQ spots, gardens, meeting points for local sport clubs and local events are often to be found here. It’s worthy to be explored by travellers who want to be inspired about the amount of effort the city invests in making life more relaxed and enjoyable. And the best thing after all: It’s completely free.

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South Bank Parklands

Things to do

South Bank Parklands & GOMA

Along with Canberra, Brisbane is the only Capital of an Australian state and territory that is not located on the coastal area. That’s why the local City Council has invested much of its efforts to create a recreational area in the city. South Bank Parklands is truly the city’s hotspot. From the lagoon to a variety of cafés, restaurants, BBQ spots and other activities, South Bank Parklands offers to its citizens and travellers everything to enjoy the sun in the Sunshine State’s Capital.

We highly recommend a whole day to spend at South Bank Parklands, combined with a visit to the Gallery of Modern Art which is just a few walking minutes away from the Wheel of Brisbane.Three bridges connect South Brisbane with the Central Business District as well.

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Brisbane River and the Riverwalk

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City Riverwalk

One of the best ways to explore any new location is to wander around. A rather more unknown itinerary is Brisbane’s famous riverwalk which most locals do to unwind after their work days or during the weekend. Starting from the Myers Centre, you can head to the Brisbane Botanic Garden and walk all the way down to City Reach Boardwalk. You will come across a varitety of cafés and restaurants. There is also a Ferry Terminal which will bring you to North Quay and New Farm.

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Straddie Island

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North Stradebroke island

This is an absolute must-to-see activity for anyone who is visiting Brisbane! North Stradebroke Island, or commonly called Straddie Island, is a secret treasure for locals who want to escape their city life for a day or a whole weekend. The island offers nice spots to relax. If you hav some luck, you may even be able to swim with some dolphins. We highly recommend to eat some local, fresh shrimps. 

Straddie Island is best accessible if you rent a car. You need to take a ferry from Clevland to Dunwich. You can find timetables here. Make sure you book your spot in advance. 

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