Brisbane, with a total area of 1220 square kilometers, is the third largest city in Australia. Since 1859 it has been the capital city of Queensland. It is bounded by the sea on the east and by the Great Diving Range on the west. Its suburbs from north to south, along the Sunshine and Gold coasts, are merged with endless thread of holiday resorts.
Brisbane was established in 1824 and was originally a convict colony like Sydney. It got separated from New South Wales in 1859 and became the capital of the new state, Queensland. The international exhibition Expo 88 that was held in Brisbane is an important event history of the city.
Beautiful, big and bold, that is how the people in Brisbane call their city. Tourists loved its sunny climate, luxuriant gardens and parks; and its relaxed lifestyle.
Brisbane’s climate encourages innumerable outdoor activities. Today, Brisbane travel offers modern and cosmopolitan city, gardens and parks which allow tourists to uncover all the excitement and diversity that the capital city of Queensland has to offer.
There are various ways to get around when sightseeing from waterways, bus tours, and walking. Whatever transport method you choose, the blending of historic, modern and beautiful landscapes and buildings will occupy your day.
Here is a list of Australia backpacking tips on where to go in Brisbane City:
- Albert Street Literary Walk
In Albert Street, Brisbane you will find a trail of 32 brass plaques walk path that have been inset in the pavement showcasing various Brisbane’s observations of famous authors.
- Anzac Square
The Anzac Square is located in between Adelaide and Ann streets. It has an immaculately amazing landscape and its radial paths will lead you to the Shrine of Remembrance which has a Greek Classic Revival design.
- Botanic Gardens
Established in 1858, the Botanic Gardens are located in the Brisbane River bends. With featured mangrove boardwalk and bunya pines avenue, these gardens are part of Brisbane’s most beautiful parks.
- Brisbane City Gallery
Brisbane City Gallery is a place for constant exhibitions of fresh and revitalizing arts and crafts. You can also find permanent collections of arts by their local artists.
- Old Windmill
The Old Windmill is located in Wickham Terrace, Brisbane and it is the oldest surviving building in Brisbane. Constructed in 1828, it is a sandstone tower used as a mill for corn grinding. However, because of the incorrect engineering of its sails, it became an all-in-one fire lookout tower, meteorological and signal station.
- Queen Street Mall
The Queen Street Mall is the heart of Brisbane’s retail and cinema entertainment. It contains more than 600 shops, two big cinema complexes, eleven shopping malls, the Treasury Casino, and 45 cafes and restaurants.