Southbank is a lovely recreation area on the banks of the Brisbane river. It is situated where Expo was once held.
There are all sorts of things to do here, lots of people enjoy the man made lagoon... more
Australia Zoo is located in the Australian state of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast near Beerwah/Glass House Mountains. It was established under the name of Beerwah Reptile Park by Bob and Lyn Irwin... more
I wanted to add more about this beautiful parkland and show you the photos.
The memorial Corner is interesting and remembers those brave souls who fought and lost their lives during the 1st and 2nd... more
I thought I would tell you about some of the shows that are included in the Lone Pine Sanctuary admission price.
We were early, so made our way to the Aussie sheep dog show which is held 3 times a... more
The Brisbane River can be done on a proper Tour boat where you will be given a commentary, OR
The other way, and the cheapest by far, is to catch a Citycat river Ferry.
These are modern and glide... more
Sorry, no photo's of these waterfalls as every time I visit, there isn't any water going over!
Perhaps it would be best to visit directly after rain, I shall have to try that myself.
Even though it... more
Brisbane, and we have two Botanic gardens, one in the city, and one at Mt. Coot-tha.
We went to the Mt. Coot-tha gardens for another visit, and to take some photo's. These gardens are large, 52... more
Yes, Brisbane does have a China Town.
My view.....This would be the worst China Town I have ever been to!
It is located in Fortitude Valley which is only a short walk from the Brisbane CBD. There... more
STOP 1 ON THE CULTURAL HERITAGE PUBLIC ART TRAIL
Brisbane City Hall has been closed for renovations the past 3 years.
It will be open again in APRIL 2013.
Even if it is closed, it still is worth... more
THE CITY BOTANIC GARDENS
The City Botanic Gardens, are the original Botanic gardens. These gardens are quite large. They are located beside the Brisbane River and are only about 10mins from the Queen... more
This heritage listed site is the OLDEST SURVIVING BUILDING IN QUEENSLAND.
It was built in the late 1820's and used by Convicts to grind grains such as wheat and maize. The grinding was done by a... more
The Bank of New South Wales is a very impressive building at the River end of the Queen street mall.
It isn't the original Bank located on this site, THE ORIGINAL WAS QUEENSLAND FIRST BANK which... more
One of the largest steel cantilever Bridges in the World - STORY BRIDGE - Brisbanes answer to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Work began on the Bridge during the 1930's Depression. The building of this... more
STOP 18 ON THE PUBLIC ART TRAIL OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
This large Cathedral is worth paying a visit, as is the smaller St. Stephen's Chapel, built in 1850, which is located next to it.
The cathedral... more
The Shrine of Remembrance , built out of local Helidon Sandstone, is located at Anzac Square, and it is here that the Eternal Flame burns in a brass urn. The Eternal Flame forms the focal point, and... more
New Farm Park is one of Brisbanes most popular parks. A large park, with plenty of lawns, pathways, shade trees, bbqs and toilets, it is easy to reach by public transport.
The city cat ferry stops... more
Brisbane Festival is one of Australia’s premier festivals and Brisbane's annual arts cultural event. It opens with the fantastic River Fire fireworks display where 25 minutes of fireworks are ignited... more
Its foundation stone was laid in 1901 but the building did not commence until 1906, completion taking until 2009. It is designed by John Loughborough Pearson, a leading church architect of the end of... more
In June 1859, Queensland became a separate colony from NSW and the first Governor arrived just a few weeks ago. But with a population of just 6000, the state had not prioritised the building of a... more
Treasury Casino is just like any other Casino in the World, if you want to gamble, then this is the place to come!
There is an endless choice of gambling activities, more than 80 gaming tables, as... more
This is a Koala sanctuary for recovering koala's.
You cannot handle the animals or cuddle them, just observe them.
This place is magic for somewhere so close in the city, and the is NO entrance... more
Another area of the Museum I found interesting, was the Boats, & Vehicles area.
My 1st photo is of the Fire Brigade, back in 1866. It is called a Quadricycle, four men rode it, and they pulled a... more
Part of the 'cultural island' of South Bank which is made up of QAG, GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art - see separate tip), the Queensland Museum and the Performing Arts Centre.
The Gallery's philosophy is... more
I took this photo on the way to work on the ferry one morning. Brisbane is in the South East corner of Queensland, which is the fastest growing region in Australia. The river meanders and the curves...
I love to travel. It's my very favourite thing bar none, but when I've seen what I want to see on a particular trip and the money is running out, I love to come home to Brisbane. It's the best place...