Sitting on the Brisbane River you will find one of Australia’s favourite cities, the capital of Queensland. It is also one of the country’s fastest growing cities. There is plenty to eat, drink, see and do. If you are looking for a hotel in Brisbane, you will not have to look very hard. Go to the heart of the city to find casual eateries and high end restaurants, outdoor cafes, boutiques as well as bars and pubs. Nearby, offering sweeping views over the rooftops, is one of Brisbane’s favourite apartment hotels, Oaks Festival Towers.
The Brisbane River that weaves through the city center is the heart and soul of Brisbane. South Bank is the riverbank precinct located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River. Here you will find entertainment, seventeen hectares of lush inner-city parkland, restaurants, cafes, bars, boutiques, museums and galleries. Towering over South Bank is The Wheel of Brisbane, a sixty meter tall Ferris wheel. Eagle Street Pier is the center of Brisbane’s food scene. A stroll along the iconic pier will take you past a number of world class restaurants. Food festivals like: The Eats and Beats Food Truck Festival, The Colombian Street Festival and Bribie Paniyiri Greek Festival are becoming part of a Brisbane tradition that celebrates cuisines and cultures.
To get around Brisbane, simply lace up your walking shoes, this is a city that was meant to be explored on foot. If you need some direction look up ‘The Brisbane Greeters’. This group of chatty and helpful Brisbanites simply want to introduce you to their beloved city. The sandy beaches overlooking Moreton Bay are a perfect vantage point for spotting dolphins, whales and turtles. Take a day to travel to the Granite Belt Wine Region, where you will find some of Queensland’s finest wines.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+