Queensland’s capital of Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia and is one of the most rapidly growing cities in the country. The city’s amazing climate that is perfect throughout the year and its setting on the Brisbane River has invited a lot of tourists and travellers from around the world. With a diverse food culture, park areas on the river bank, a busy event calendar with sporting events and nightlife and a dozen art galleries, museums and theatres, the city has a lot to offer its visitors. There are many ways you can spend your time here at the capital, here are a few suggestions.
See the city come to life on a dinner cruise
Once the sun goes down and the lights start to emerge one by one, the city’s true beauty comes into play. Brisbane River is one of the longest in South-East Queensland it flows through the capital. Cruising is one of the top attractions amongst the Aussies as it offers a great opportunity to witness the city’s famous landmarks lit up with bright colours along with a sumptuous meal to go with it. Hop on a dinner boat cruise in Brisbane and see some of the best attractions of the city including the Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge and other riverside locations. Savour a sumptuous dinner menu along with drinks and beverages as you listen to the tunes played by the in house DJ. The dinner cruise in Brisbane also offers the best space to capture amazing photographs during the nighttime set against some of the biggest landmarks of the city so don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Climb the iconic Story Bridge
If you've been in Brisbane for some time now, you may have already heard about the famous Story Bridge that was built in the late 1930s. This iconic landmark offers you an opportunity to climb to the top of it and lets you soak in 360° views of the city and its surroundings. An even better experience is climbing the bridge in the dark. This climb takes place after sunset and captures the illuminated lights from the Central Business District (CBD) and the panoramic views of Brisbane's skyline. After gearing up and a quick brief of instructions, you'll start to ascend from right under the glow of the Bridge’s multi-coloured LED system. The climb isn’t hard as it may look and before you know it you'll be up on the summit celebrating with your group. The expert guides will accompany you at all times and even drops knowledge about the bridge and what it took to make it the iconic figure that it is today. You even have the opportunity to click stunning photographs from the top of the bridge, which can be later purchased.
Enjoy the views from Kangaroo Point Cliffs
Right across the Brisbane River, the Kangaroo Point Cliffs is a popular recreational spot for adventure activities like rock climbing and running and is situated in a great spot for families and sport enthusiasts. This heritage-listed area is conveniently close to the city and allows you to enjoy the spectacular views of the city and its skyline. The Kangaroo Point Cliffs is the place to be as the sun slowly descends over the city and the lights of the city switch on and if you're feeling braver than usual you can always opt for some outdoor activities. The climbing routes are made to suit everyone of varying experiences from beginner to advanced so it doesn't matter if it's your first time or not. The 20 metre climb to the top of the cliffs is absolutely worth it as you'll be rewarded with stunning city and river views.