Tourist attractions of Brisbane

World is a huge place. One can only hope to achieve a carefully laid out plan of tourist adventures since there are so many beautiful places to visit. If your goal is to visit each continent during your lifetime, maybe while visiting Australia, you may want to visit Brisbane. Brisbane is a third largest city in Australia and it lies on the river Brisbane. It’s popularity started rising after the Commonwealth games it hosted and world expo during the 1990’s. It’s architecture is a mix of historic buildings as well as modern ones. The climate is mild subtropical and the culture you will find will surely be sophisticated and relaxed. But enough introduction, let’s go onto the part why you’re reading this article.
So, which tourist attractions does this city hold?
First of all, one unique animal everybody hopes to see while visiting Australia – Koalas.
koala-5There is a lone pine Koala sanctuary in Brisbane. This is a largest Koala sanctuary in the world and you will surely be amazed after visiting this place if you are, of course, a fan of Koalas. Besides Koalas, a Brisbane river is a sanctuary to most of the native Australian animals you can’t find anywhere else in the world, such as Tasmanian Devils, some rare snakes, Kangaroos, Dingoes and more. A visit to this magnificent place can get you a photograph of you holding a snake or a baby crocodile, and everyone’s favorite – cuddling with a Koala.

The next thing you may want to visit is a cultural centre of Brisbane. Cultural centre lies on the banks of river Brisbane, and if you’re fascinated by different cultures, you will be able to experience Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Theater company and also Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Besides culture and animals, for plant lovers there is this amazing Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Garden. This place is located seven kilometers away from Brisbane and it’s one of the favorite places of tourists but even amongst the locals. This place has fifty-two hectares of horticulture to offer. Amidst these 52 hectares of horticulture you will be take through a lot of differently themed gardens. This place is housing a largest collection of rainforest trees ( Australian ), and besides these, there are also fragrant plants like bamboo, cactus, indigenous plants, wetland plants, bonsai and ferns.
The next thing Brisbane has to offer is a South Bank.
This is an original place where World Expo was held in 1988, it’s filled with plazas, parklands and promenades. There is also a human made lagoon which is a very popular choice for a swim during a warm Brisbane day. Besides all of that, in 2009, for a celebration of 150th anniversary, a giant Ferris wheel was opened. It allows an hour long ride with a magnificent view of the city. If you haven’t planned on visiting Brisbane, we hope we changed your mind with this little article. Have fun on your holiday.