WELCOME TO BRISBANE
Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, was first established as a convict penal colony in 1824 but then opened up to free settlement in 1838 due to its suitability for fishing, farming and timbering. Built largely on the Brisbane River, it is known for its beautiful parklands and botanical gardens as well as its museums and theatres.
A few of the recommendations:
South Bank is located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River. Comprising of 17 hectares of lush parklands it is a display of world-class eateries, man-made beaches, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events throughout the year. One of Brisbane’s most popular destinations for locals and tourists alike.
Opened in 1927, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the both the oldest and the largest Koala Sanctuary. Come and hold a koala, hand feed some kangaroos and meet a variety of other Australian native wildlife.
Opened in 1978 the Botanic gardens are opened every day of the year. The gardens provide visitors a living museum of native and exotic plant collections. The themed sections include a scented garden, bamboo grove, arid zone with a cactus garden, Japanese Gardens, waterfalls, tropical greenhouse and the largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees in the world.