Tourism has always played an important role in Brisbane’s economy. This third most known Australian vacation destination (following Sydney and Melbourne) is seen by many as a sleepy country town that hides within a bustling city façade. However, it was in the recent years that the city has successfully stirred from the slumber and emerged as among the most ideal sites to live in across the country-continent. There are about a thousand tourists packing their bags and visiting Brisbane from all over the world every week, all year round.
Brisbane facilitates a perfect lifestyle. Vacationers could not have a hard time to understand why. Aside from its transformation into a sleek and cosmopolitan city with world-class art galleries, a fabulous café culture, and a booming live music scene, the city uniquely maintains its easy and laid-back attitude, typical of any small remote community. Without a doubt, Brisbane’s lazy and subtropical climate helps make up its overall appeal to holiday makers. It offers and facilitates more than enough unique activities that would surely keep vacationers’ interest.
Start the list of things to do with abseiling the city in champagne and nibbles. You could take a panoramic and romantic night view of the city as you dance with the lights in Story Bridge, which connects Brisbane CBD and the suburb center of Kangaroo Point. Recreation and daytime outdoor fun activities are facilitated at Southbank Parklands, which feature man-made lagoons and beaches, markets, giant television screens, and museums. Roma Street Parkland, the world’s biggest subtropical garden within a city center has themed gardens and recreational centers. Reading and eating packed lunches are activities that are ideally done at Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, while Brisbane Forest Park features a vast Australian wildlife in perfect display.
Not to be overlooked are theme parks that abound in the city. Steve Irwins Australia Zoo would certainly be appreciated by children as there are many wildlife creatures on display. Wet n Wild water park is obviously and is extremely popular during summer. SeaWorld would truly be a must-see for kids of all ages, especially the dolphins and polar bears, which are offered as alternative attractions other than thrill rides and water park amenities. DreamWorld houses some amazing rides with extraordinary thrills like Wipeout and Giant Drop.
Brisbane is also an ideal shopping destination. Queen Street mall, Portside Wharf, and the Fortitude Valley are where most of the popular shopping stores and boutiques are located. The sites also serve as venues for the most kicking nightlife and band culture showcases. As an added attraction, there are many resort accommodations that help further wrap up the entire Brisbane holiday vacation experience. There would never be any dull moment in this city.