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Brisbane – it’s happening!
BRISBANE is one of Australia’s most appealing and happening cities, particularly if you’ve got the time to explore the greater regions in a caravanning holiday. The inner-city precinct has developed over the last decade to become a sophisticated hub offering premier shopping, dining and entertaining venues while on the outskirts, the city is surrounded by a great number of fascinating and scenic regional and country towns. The subtropical climate means the city boasts pretty amazing weather all year round, great for bushwalking, swimming or just relaxing and enjoying some of the cities fantastic seaside and riverside locations.
One thing visitors to Brisbane notice (apart from the friendliness of the people and the amazing weather!) is the long and meandering river which snakes throughout the entire city and confuses many newcomers (from one angle it appears the city is on an island!). In downtown Brisbane, the river is lined with extensive walk-ways, some stretching right over the river or connecting to the other side over several impressive bridges. A great bonus for visitors is the accessibility of things – the city provides a fantastic transportation system making it really easy to get around.
The fast and sleek looking CityCats are a fantastic vantage point to gain a full perspective of the beautiful Brisbane River, as well as connecting to any number of great river-side eateries, museums, urban hubs or even the famous Treasury Casino!
The community parks are a tribute to the city, perfect for rolling out a picnic blanket or stretching the legs for a scenic riverside walk. Driving only an hour out of the city brings you to a whole host of other naturally superb beach or hinterland locations.
In the heart of the city, is the City Botanic Gardens famous for its magnificent Moreton Bay Figs and quite stunning garden landscapes. South Bank, on the south side of the river, has many quiet grassy spots to wile away the hours with a good book, or a cool off with a dip in the ever-popular lagoons. There are playgrounds and shallow pools for little ones and plenty of great places to eat.
New Farm Park, only 5 minutes out of the city, is one of the city’s best community parks, with expansive fields ideal for a kick around of a soccer ball or throw of a frisby. Rocks Riverside Park at Seventeen Mile Rocks is one of the largest riverside parks in Brisbane. Unique in its own way, it has a natural escarpment that overlooks the parkland as well as a community amphitheatre. For serious big trees, visitors can head out to Brisbane Forest Park, only 15 minutes from downtown Brisbane. The walking trails and panoramic outlooks will take your breath away.
The Colmslie Beach Reserve at Murrarie is a favourite play destination for kids. The ‘Octopus Garden’ features a huge playground area and is situated right beside the river, making the perfect spot for a family BBQ or picnic – you can even wet a fishing line.
Discover Brisbane’s coastal villages and get a little sea air into your lungs. Enjoy a lazy day eating fish and chips by the sea, or exploring the coast by foot, bike or rollerblade. Most of these seaside treasures are only 20 minutes from downtown Brisbane but they all enjoy a more relaxed pace of life. Living on the coast is all about boating, “beaching” and enjoying the outdoors – the ideal place for a change of scenery.
Sandgate on Brisbane’s northside, is home to a great number of historic buildings and quaint walking trails. Stroll along the esplanade, enjoy a sunrise breakfast or have dinner by the sea. There are a great number of seaside eateries to choose from or the Full Moon Hotel overlooking the Shorncliffe headland is a perfect spot for relaxing Sunday afternoons.
Just 20 minutes on Brisbane’s southside is Manly Harbour Village, offering a gateway to Moreton Bay and its many islands. Not many people know that Manly Boat Harbour is the largest man-made marina in the southern hemisphere, sheltering more than 1,500 vessels in its jetties. Sailing tours run daily and make a fantastic way to explore Brisbane’s beautiful Moreton Bay and surrounds. Manly hosts a great number of cafes, pubs and eateries offering various styles of bayside dining.
Only a short 1 hour ferry trip from the seaside town of Cleveland, visitors can explore the marine wildlife parks of Moreton Island or Stradbroke Island. Feed wild dolphins off Tangalooma on Moreton’s calm south side or take a dive off the famous rocky outcrops of Straddy! These islands offer some of the most spectacular vantage points to view the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Australia.
Within two and a half hours drive from Brisbane's busy skyline, you'll discover some of the best kept secrets in Queensland: deep secluded valleys, cascading waterfalls, jagged mountain ranges and pristine wilderness areas. Whether you need a short break away or an action packed adventure, a litany of experiences await you in South East Queensland Country.