Brisbane is the ultimate hub for arts and culture. There are just too many things you can check out that will help explore your creativity and open your mind to the uniqueness and heritage that are actually still very much alive in this bustling Queensland city.
You have the countless art galleries run both by the government and private individuals. Two of the biggest are the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, which is the biggest museum for contemporary arts in the country, and Queensland Art Gallery, which contains more than 9,000 pieces of artworks. These include paintings and sculptures. You can also get in touch with their information center to know if they have ongoing exhibits or special talks, which you can participate.
Blessed with great weather, fun-loving people go out of their homes and Brisbane accommodation to lounge in the Southbank Parklands. The seventeen-hectare land has several playgrounds and swings for the children and barbecue areas for those who want to have informal gatherings. There are benches and bike for hires. You can also stroll in the famous Arbour, considered to be a horticultural masterpiece in the world.
Then there’s the Brisbane Wheel. It gives you a unique way of viewing the city up in the air. The grounds, theaters, and other free areas in the city are easily transformed into artistic venues. Sometimes art students, from musicians to dancers, would hold impromptu performances for passersby. Operas, concerts, and dance recitals are fairly common. The biggest convergence of them will be on the annual Brisbane Arts Festival. The festival itself has a fiery highlight known as the QBE Riverfire.
In Ipswich, there’s the BAM Festival, a new one that’s meant to provide a venue for a wide variety of musicians. The songs can range from folk or country to metal or grunge.
Immerse yourself to the nature that makes up Brisbane. You can charter a yacht that can take you to Fraser Island. It’s inhabited by plenty types of birds. The powdery sands are perfect for sunbaking, while the waters are inviting to surfers. Adventure-driven tourists can test their stamina and competitive spirit in a 4×4 wheel drive.
Markets are also abundant, and they are open in different days of the week. Stalls offer various things, ranging from food to arts and crafts for souvenirs.