Brisbane is a city located in the state of Queensland. It is the capital city of the state Queensland with an area of 5950 km sq. Brisbane is also classified as the global city. It is the third most populous city in Australia with the population of 2274600 in 2014. Brisbane is named after the River Brisbane. Brisbane was established on May, 1825. It is the home for the Australia’s most populated local government area. In the year 1859, Brisbane was chosen as a capital when Queensland was declared as the state separated from the New South Wales. We have provided the best places/tourist attractions in Brisbane.

Top 10 Best Tourist Attractions in Brisbane for Tourism

1. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a sanctuary of Koala situated in the outlaying district Fig Tree Pocket of Brisbane, Australia. It was opened in the year 1927 with an area of 11 acres. It remains open from 9:00 to 5:00 pm daily. We can see the animal Dozer rarely in the sanctuary. Lone Pine is the world’s oldest and largest Koala sanctuary in the world. We can see other animals like kangaroo, wombats, reptiles, echidnas and Tasmanian devils in the sanctuary. In this sanctuary, visitors are allowed to feed the kangaroos.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2. Cultural Centre

Cultural Centre is a building located in the center of South Bank, Brisbane. Cultural Centre was opened in the year 1985. The building was designed by the Brisbane architect Robin Gibson and his partners. The components of the Cultural Centre are Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland, Pedestrian bridge. The Cultural Centre received three awards, namely, a Brisbane Commendation, a Public Architecture Award from the Queensland Chapter of AIA, a National Award for Public Architecture, again from AIA, and the Clares received the AIA’s Gold Medal for their work.

Cultural Centre

3. Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens generally known as the Brisbane Botanic Gardens are situated on the tallest mountain in Brisbane. The garden was opened in the year 1970 with an area of 52 hectares. It is owned by the Brisbane City Council. The timing of the garden is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Annually Japan Cultural Festival is held in the garden.

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Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

4. South Bank

South Bank is situated in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is a cultural and educational precinct and located in the outlaying district of south Brisbane. The timing of the South Bank is 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. The South Banks Parkland is the Brisbane’s most popular tourist attraction. It contains the entertainment sections like cinema hall. South Bank Parkland, Grey Street & Little Stanley Street, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland Maritime Museum, Queensland Cultural Centre, Griffith University are important landmarks in South Bank.

South Bank, Brisbane

5. Brisbane Customs House

Customs House is a building situated in the city of Brisbane, Queensland. It is a custom house heritage-listed located in Queen Street, Brisbane. It is a three floored building, opened in the year 1889. The timing of the building is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday, 9:00 am to 9:30 pm on Tuesday to Saturday and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. Victorian Free Classical architectural style was used to construct the building. The Architecture of the building was Charles McLay.

Brisbane Customs House

6. Ride a CityCat

CityCat is a ferry service, runs from several parts in the city of Melbourne. It is the best way to see the beautiful city while enjoying the ride on a ferry. The CityCat ferry service runs from many important areas in the city of Brisbane, such as St. Lucia, Apollo Road, the University of Queensland, and Bulimba. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Brisbane.

Ride a CityCat, Brisbane

7. Queen Street Mall

Queen Street Mall is located in the center of Brisbane on Queen Street. It is a pedestrian mall in the major city Brisbane, Australia. The  timing of the mall is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Thursday and on  Saturday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on Friday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. It was opened in the year 1982 and the motto behind was to bring more people in the central business district. The mall has more than 700 retailers. On 8th March, 2013, the mall has seen a siege.

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

8. Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Climbing the Story bridge is an adventurous climbing for all the age group. It is a bridge situated in the city of Brisbane, Australia. The bridge contains the way for the pedestrian and motor vehicles. It was opened on 6th July, 1940. The total length of the bridge is 777 meters. The timing of the bridge is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday and remain closed on Saturday and Sunday. The guides there at the bridge will provide you the history of the city and the bridge.

Story Bridge Adventure Climb, Brisbane

9.  Moreton Island

Moreton Island is situated in the city Brisbane, Australia is the third largest sand island in the world. The area of the island is 186 km sq. with a population of 298 in the census of 2011. Moreton Island National Park is the major destination in the island and it is managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The highest point on the island is the Mount Tempest, which is the highest coastal Sandhill in the world. It is situated at the distance of 36 mile from the city of Brisbane.

Moreton Island, Brisbane

10. Museum of Brisbane

The Museum of Brisbane is a museum situated in the city of Brisbane. It displays the history of the city Brisbane. The timing of the museum is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It was opened in the October, 2003 and located on the ground floor of City Hall. It contains the collections of 5000 items. and attracted more than 3,000,000 visitors since its inauguration. The museum is operated by the Brisbane City Council.

Museum of Brisbane

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Article first published on April 11, 2015.

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