What is Brisbane famous for?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: August 25, 2020

Reading time: 3 mins

Nestled in the tropical region of Queensland, Brisbane is truly a worthwhile spot to visit.

Home to immense beauty, and known for its youthful zeal, endless sun, and bustling atmosphere. The locals are laid back, the weather is perfect throughout the year, and the attractions found within are positively excellent!

  • The nearby Ancient Rainforest

    One of the greatest attractions that makes Brisbane famous is in the outer regions of the city. Known as the Gondwana Rainforest, it is one of the oldest rainforests in existence, with the greenery the same as those that covered supercontinent Gondwana 180 million years ago, now a World Heritage-listed site. Due to its extreme age, the rainforest is home to a staggering amount of wildlife, with some species of plant and animals found nowhere else in the world. Stroll through the thick rainforest and discover this truly incredible world of green and natural wonders!

  • The City’s South Bank

    Simply the best spot to visit in Brisbane is its exciting South Bank! Made up of 17 hectares of parkland, eateries, immaculate river views, South Bank is bustling both day and night, always jam-packed with both tourists and locals! The main spots to visit is the cultural spots, with the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum, Queensland Theatre Company and Performing Arts Centre, and State Library all packed within the region. Letting visitors wander around and be inspired by the amazing artwork and history this area has to offer. Afterwards, guests can stroll along the boardwalk, seeing the bright purple flowers covering the arched boardwalk ceiling, while taking in the sunset views and river delights. At dusk, the restaurants and bars light up, with the eateries offering delightful cuisines to go with their cocktails and wines, setting up guests in tables facing the riverside and sparkling city lights!

  • Moreton Island

    Known as the best day trip out of Brisbane, Moreton Island is a must-do adventure when travelling to this city! It is a third-largest sand island in the entire world, with adrenaline-inducing adventures and relaxing beach activities. One of the best attractions is the Tangalooma Wrecks, a large group of fifteen junk ships purposely sunk to create a safe harbour for small ships entering the island. Visitors can snorkel the ships and see how the wildlife has taken over the vessels, creating a brilliant contrast of marine life and rusting metal!

  • The Wheel of Brisbane

    There are many attractions in Brisbane’s city centre, and one of the best ways to see all of them in one go is at the Brisbane Wheel! An iconic landmark which stands out against the city’s busy skyline, stretching up 60 metres, and offering guests 360-degree views of the city. Visit in the day to see all the major sights in the city, or visit at sunset to spot the setting sun over the horizon as the city slowly lights up!

Related article: Why You Should Visit Moreton Island’s Marine Education Centre?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.

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