4 Reasons to put Brisbane on your travel bucket list

If you’ve never been to Brisbane, then I must urge you to plan a Brisbane holiday. Our city has plenty of attractions to offer and draws in hundreds of thousands of tourists every season. Brisbane is also the third most popular destination for international tourists – following Sydney and Melbourne.

With seasonal events, cultural festivals, lots of outdoor attractions, plenty of restaurants, clubs and shopping options, Brisbane certainly has it all. But what are some of the reasons why you mustn’t miss out in Brisbane?

Continue reading this article as I list four reasons why you should put Brisbane on your travel bucket list. I’m sure that after reading through, you’ll be planning an upcoming holiday and booking Brisbane apartment accommodation very soon!

1. Wonderful adventure destination

Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Story Bridge Adventure Climb, a popular Kangaroo Point Attraction

When it comes to adventure and outdoor activities, Brisbane certainly has a lot to offer. In fact, most tourists we receive at Bridgewater Terraces take part in some adventure or another in Brisbane. One reason why Brisbane is such a thriving adventure location is because most activities can be enjoyed within the city itself.

If you travel to Brisbane, you must head down to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. They are very close to the apartment accommodation we provide here at Bridgwater Terraces. You can go rock climbing, abseil down cliffs, kayak on Brisbane River or simply cycle around the area. You can also climb the Story Bridge, which is one of only three bridge climbs in the world. The Story Bridge is just 200m from our apartments.

If you choose to head out of the city, there are many more adventures to explore. One such is hiking to the Mt. Coot-Tha lookout. Both the lookout point, as also the forest surrounding it are heritage sites which you’re sure to love.

2. Lots of dining choices

Pit Boss American BBQ & Eats

Pit Boss American BBQ & Eats in Newmarket

If you’re anything like me, then you probably like to have a good meal wherever you go. Fortunately, when you’re in Brisbane, you won’t have to worry too much about getting good food. Brisbane has a thriving dining culture, which has been created by international experts and local chefs.

Whatever type of cuisine you’re looking for – Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Indian or American, Brisbane has something for you. You’ll find lots of dining districts in South Bank and Fortitude Valley. Cafes in Fortitude Valley are also very popular for their quick eats.

However, if you’d rather not splurge on food whist on holiday, you can always cook your own meals. To do this, simply book Brisbane apartment accommodation with us at Bridgewater Terraces. Every apartment of ours features a fully equipped kitchen for you to cook your own meals.

3. Great shopping facilities

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, QLD

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, QLD

No Brisbane holiday can be complete without some shopping. Thankfully, Brisbane boasts of a lot of shopping options – ranging from street markets to designer boutiques.

The Riverside Markets, Fortitude Valley Markets and Young Designers Market are some great street markets to pick up souvenirs. You’ll also get to witness local entertainers and have street food at these markets. Alternatively, you can head to the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane CBD if you’re looking for something more high-end. Queen Street Mall is filled with shopping arcades, boutiques and many designer showrooms for you to explore.

4. Splendid entertainment options

Madame Rouge Bar & Bistro

Madame Rouge Bar & Bistro in Fortitude Valley

I’m sure you’re well aware that Brisbane has a thriving entertainment scene. Other than seasonal festivals that are held from time to time, Brisbane offers great entertainment all year around. There are plenty of places for you to catch live music and entertainment. Brisbane also has a fair share of pubs, bars and nightclubs to keep you entertained.


If you haven’t yet visited Brisbane, you must do so soon! Brisbane is a wonderful international tourist destination. You can look forward to outdoor adventure activities, wine and dine choices, shopping facilities and splendid entertainment options in our city. No wonder Brisbane is the third most popular destination in Australia for international tourists.

For Brisbane apartment accommodation at budget friendly prices, look no further than Bridgewater Terraces in Kangaroo Point. Get in touch with us with your requirements and we’ll be more than happy to make you a reservation.

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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