Backpacking in the capital of Queensland is becoming more and more popular, not just because Brisbane is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities, but because it’s so easy to get around. You can hop on a bus or get a catamaran or ferry down the Brisbane River, while it’s affordable to get a train to the Gold or Sunshine coasts. If you’re keen to check out Brisbane, browse flights to Australia to get a good deal.
Here are some reasons to visit Brisbane:
People expecting to see beach sand from Brisbane’s sky scrapers are usually surprised that it’s set a little bit inland from the coast, and yet, nearby beaches at Sandgate and Nudgee, and on the Sunshine and Gold coasts, are well worth the visit. The city parks and botanical gardens are also top attractions as they’re packed with indigenous flora and fauna.
As mentioned, there are many ways to get to know the city, whether on foot, ferry or bus. Energetic visitors might like to hire bikes and take to the numerous bike trails that stripe the city and its surrounds. There is rock climbing available along the Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point Cliffs, which is a popular picnic and abseiling site, while adrenaline junkies can climb to the top of nearby Story Bridge, which is a city landmark, and according to the official website, the largest steel bridge designed and constructed in Australia.
Another great way to get to know the local scene is to hang out Brisbane’s popular pubs and clubs, which host great live music and many of Australia’s most popular bands. Popular clubs in the CBD are the Port Office Hotel bars, Love and Rockets and the Caxton Hotel.
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