Brisbane is a large and one of the oldest cities in Australia. Since the city is situated and centered along the natural beauty of the Brisbane river, there are major attractions,lots of must-see places and must-dos in our beautiful city. From historical museums to the best parks, premier shopping precincts and cozy cafes, indeed Brisbane has all the adventure you need for an enjoyable weekend. Let's make sure your weekend is memorable with these 8 top tips for your next Brisbane visit.
If you have a sweet tooth, head to the Dello ManoBoutique and Cafe at Tattersalls Arcade,in the heart of Brisbane. An elegant family-run cafe serving their world famous luxury brownies, cakes, high teas, decadent morsels and more. Dello Mano should be your first port of call on any Brisbane visit - after all you will need sustenance for the other 7 tips for visiting Brisbane :)
The weekend is a special time to relax, unwind and of course enjoy great food. For your Brisbane Weekend getaway, book ahead for the Dello Mano High Tea and experience our world-famous brownies, delicious sweets and savouries served on a tiered stand. Enjoy the relaxation of afternoon tea done well,coupled with the rarity of handmade treats. Maybe even pick up one of the delicious, extra sparkly Golden Gaytime Mudcakes at the end of your Brisbane visit. Who knows it might be your next favorite!
(Image courtesy of Dello Mano)
If you are an art admirer and have an eye for photography, then Queensland Art Gallery is your next stop. With over 17,000 artworks including modern, historical, and contemporary arts, this gallery really satisfies the love of art.With all its international and Australian art exhibits, Queensland art gallery is the top ticket for art lovers who visit Brisbane. And oh, did I mention that the proceeds of the gallery are used to operate its own cafes and restaurants which offer a fine dining experience as creative as their surrounding? Now that's really beautiful.
Image courtesy of www.qagoma.qld.gov.au)
If you are an adrenaline junkie and looking for an adventure like no other then you must try the iconic Story Bridge Adventure Climb for an unforgettable and special experience. With the summit 80 metres above sea level, you'll see the city sparkling and shining. Book it, Climb it and feel like you're on top of the world as you stand on the top of the bridge.
(image courtesy of www.sbac.net.au)
After a day full of adventure and fun, end it with a romantic night and fancy dinner. Book the Brisbane River Cruiseand enjoy the sights of the city at night. With the 3-hour dinner cruise, you're sure to enjoy the buffet meal and a magical evening on the river. It will definitely be one of those nights to remember.
(image courtesy of Kookaburra River Queens)
If you are seeking thrill, chills and adventure all at once, never miss out on the Brisbane Kayak tour. For an hour and thirty minutes, you are to see an awesome look at the city's waterway, plus the adventure as you paddle your way to the river city. For the first timers, no worries as you are supported by experienced kayaking instructors.Day or night Kayaking, this adventure will be memorable. Kayaking is fun! Book the tour here.
(image courtesy of viator.com)
For a breath of fresh and scented air, the City Botanic Garden is a must visit in Brisbane. This beauty lies at the foot of Mount Coot-tha in Brisbane. The 56 hectare premier botanic garden has a tropical display dome, bonsai house with over 300 bonsai trees, exotic rainforest, Japanese garden, lagoon, bamboo grove and many more features everyone is sure to enjoy exploring. You will be relaxed and love the surrounding beauty. Just make sure to bring your cameras with you to capture this experience.
(Photo from Wikipedia)
Of course the trip is never complete without a sight of Australia's wildlife. The oldest and largest Koala sanctuary in the world is luckily just a 20-minute drive away from Brisbane city. Never miss an opportunity to hold koalas, watch various reptiles, other animals and also hand-feed kangaroos.
(image courtesy of www.koala.net)
Wander in the creative setting and the iconic Queen St. Mall of Brisbane. Being in the heart of the city, this is one of Brisbane’s oldest shopping precincts. Housing an array of specialty stores, everything you could want is thee, in one central station. So after your trip around the beautiful city of Brisbane, wander inro the iconic Queen Street Mall in the heart of the city to complete your Weekend getaway.
(photo from Wikipedia)
Whatever you do, we're sure you will enjoy the great quality of life and weather Brisbane has to offer.