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Reasons to Travel to Brisbane


1. South Bank

In 17 hectares, there’s a little bit of everything. Subtropical rainforest, a man-made beach, all of the major cultural sites, food from throughout the world, marketplaces, fantastic shopping, parks, walks, rollerblading, and a riverbank promenade are all available. There are also several public BBQs and picnic areas, as well as the Brisbane Wheel, Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and other attractions.

2. Park at New Farm

Where the natives congregate. Our advice? Take a lovely ferry journey up Brisbane River to New Farm (don’t forget to bring a picnic and some beverages). It’s a nice area to unwind and watch the sun set. On weekends, there are frequently Farmers Markets, and you might be able to catch a music or film festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse.


3. River Cruising

If New Farm Park isn’t your thing, take a river trip instead! It might be just me, but a river cruise is very fantastic, and a Brisbane river cruise is a must. It’s entertaining, different from the normal backpacker activities, and you get a good lunch while resting in Brisbane’s beautiful surroundings.


4. Queen Street Mall 

Queen Street Mall, located in Brisbane’s CBD, is a pedestrian-only area lined with a plethora of retail outlets (over 700 in actuality), restaurants, cafés, pubs, and more. The streets are always lined with buskers, visitors, and roving entertainers.


5. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The ultimate icon of Australia, this is the ideal site to see a Koala as well as learn more about them and the conservation efforts behind them. Not only are koalas present, but so are kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, and wombats. This is the spot to explore and learn about Australia’s amazing biodiversity.


6. Mount Coot-tha 

The only site to gain a bird’s-eye perspective of Brisbane and Moreton Bay. If you have some extra income, a nice supper at a restaurant or cafe is a nice treat. The second beautiful thing about Mount Coot-tha is that the hike up there isn’t too difficult.

7. Night Markets on Boundary Street

The Boundary Street Markets are open every Friday and Saturday night from 4pm to 10pm in West End, a neighbourhood immediately south west of the CBD. The West End is alive with eccentric pubs, hip cafés, a plethora of eateries, live music venues, and much too much craft beer to consume in one night. The Markets are constantly lively, and you may get an inexpensive meal from one of the food booths, some unusual jewellery or apparel, and enjoy a drink and live music at one of the pop up bars.

8. Fortitude Valley 

Bris-vegas isn’t named that for nothing! Okay, so no one really knows why it’s called as Brisvegas, there is a casino (just one), and it may be hot like Las Vegas, but the fun in Brisbane is unlimited, especially if you travel to Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s nightlife hotspot! Fortitude Valley, located just north of the CBD, provides everything you need for a night (or day) out. There are several pubs (including some of Queensland’s oldest), live music venues, upscale nightclubs, numerous restaurants, and about every form of food imaginable.

9. Cosmic Skydome & Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

This is inexpensive and a lot of fun. Watch the Brisbane sky light up. It’s part of Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, where you may watch a display or learn about the night sky with an astronomer. This is a fantastic idea for a unique date night! Check out the hours of operation and upcoming events here.

10, Moreton Island

The island is sometimes overlooked by travellers rushing up to Fraser Island, but you can and should do both. Moreton Island, like Fraser Island, is a sand island, however unlike Fraser Island, Moreton Island is excellent for snorkelling, sand boarding, dolphin spotting, and other water activities! Spend the day scuba diving among the Tangalooma Wrecks, admiring the coral and exotic fish, or simply taking in the scenery and steep sand dunes. Nomads Brisbane can arrange day packages that include bus transfers from the CBD and your ferry.

11. International Film Festival of Brisbane

Every July, this is a terrific time to visit Brisbane, which has a plethora of film festivals. Even if you don’t get to watch any films, you can enjoy the South Bank cafe culture and read all the reviews in the fresh air. This is an excellent time to visit Brisbane.

12. Suncorp Stadium

Queensland’s historic home of Rugby League, Soccer, and Rugby Union. If you consider yourself a sports fan, attending a game at Suncorp Stadium should be on your bucket list. The grounds are often used as a live music venue for major musicians and events. Check out what’s going on at Suncorp Stadium here…

13. City Botanical Gardens

Australians like nature, and there is a botanical garden in almost every Australian city. There are free voluntary walks in the grounds every day, and there are often activities going on. The Botanical Gardens of Brisbane are located in the CBD, and you will be sure to discover your own little secret calm corner.

14.  There are a lot of young folks.

The Greater Brisbane Region is home to over 2.3 million people, with approximately 24 percent of the Brisbane population aged 25-35, allowing backpackers to meet a large number of like-minded people.

15. The climate

One of Australia’s nicest climates – pleasant and warm almost all year. With temperatures ranging from 21 to 29.8°C in the summer and 11 to 21°C in the winter, sub-tropical weather is nearly guaranteed. It doesn’t usually get any colder at night! (source)

So there you have it… Although there are many more reasons to visit Brisbane and stay for a while, these should get you started. If you need more ideas, check out our guide to visiting Brisbane on a budget.