The Best Tourist Destinations and Vacation Spots in Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane, Australia is an incredibly diverse city which not only boasts of amazing natural beauty but also of its thriving cosmopolitan culture. Our city offers something to suit everyone’s tastes. This is one primary reason we see a lot of tourists at our holiday apartments at Bridgewater Terraces throughout the year.

Today, I will outline some of Brisbane’s best tourist destinations and vacation spots. Make sure to add these destinations to your Brisbane holiday itinerary!

The Cultural Precinct (South Bank)

South Bank

South Bank Parklands, Brisbane. Photo by Kgbo

Located on the banks of the Brisbane River, the cultural precinct in South Bank is a heritage listed site. The cultural precinct features a range of museums, performance venues and galleries with award-winning architecture, is a wonderful family-friendly destination.

Should you choose to stay with us at Bridgewater Terraces, you’ll have absolutely no trouble in getting to the cultural precinct. Our holiday apartments are just a 10-minute drive away from the cultural precinct.

Botanic Gardens at Mt. Coot-Tha

Most people who visit Brisbane on a holiday reserve a full day for a trip to Mt. Coot-Tha and you should look to do the same. Located just outside the city, Mt. Coot-Tha offers picturesque and panoramic views of Brisbane. A favourite with tourists and locals alike, the Botanic Gardens at Mt. Coot-Tha are a prime picnic spot and a serene oasis. Some other highlights of the botanic gardens include indigenous flora and fauna, Japanese gardens and large Australian rainforests. With rainforest trails, guided walks and minibus tours, there are several ways you can go about exploring Mt. Coot-Tha.

South Bank

South Bank

South Bank, Brisbane, QLD

South Bank hosted the first World Expo back in 1988, and since then, it remains as one of Brisbane’s most loved destinations. Filled with gardens and parklands, promenades and plazas, South Bank also offers majestic views of the Brisbane River. This riverside paradise also boasts of a human-made lagoon, and it sits right opposite the CBD. You’re sure to have a great time exploring the area on a bike or by strolling along the trails.

Nudgee Beach

Sunsets cannot get any more majestic than they do at Nudgee Beach, the closest beach to the central business district. You’ll get to witness epic views of sunset reflections set amidst mangroves and the Nudgee tree. It’s a surreal sight that you cannot experience elsewhere.

If you choose to stay at Bridgewater Terraces, getting to Nudgee Beach will be a breeze for you. It takes less than a half-hour drive from our holiday apartments to get to this amazing destination.

Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane QLD

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane QLD

Finally, Kangaroo Point is a suburb located just outside Brisbane CBD that is popular with locals and tourists alike. It is well known for the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, where you can go abseiling or rock climbing. Kangaroo Point is also located on the banks of the Brisbane River, and it offers serene and picturesque views of our city. It’s a fantastic spot for having a picnic, taking a walk, engaging in adventure activities or even going on a river cruise!

At Bridgewater Terraces, our holiday apartments are located right here in Kangaroo Point. Should you choose to stay with us, you’ll find plenty of attractions without having to travel too far!


Brisbane, Australia is a wonderful city that offers plenty of attractions for tourists. Some of our city’s best tourist destinations and vacation spots include the cultural precinct, the botanic gardens at Mt. Coot-Tha, South Bank, Nudgee Beach and Kangaroo Point. Make sure to visit all these destinations on your Brisbane holiday.

And, for accommodation in Brisbane, Australia that puts you close to these amazing destinations, look no further than us at Bridgewater Terraces. Contact us to book a holiday apartment in Brisbane today!

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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