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Things to do in Brisbane

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Sitting along the Brisbane River, South Bank Parklands sits in the heart of Brisbane. Towering over the park at 60 m (197 ft), the Wheel of B
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary and is home to over 100 koalas and 70 species of other Australian
Tours from $66
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The Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout provides panoramic views of Brisbane and its environs. Bus tours often stop here, and you can easily reach
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See Australia’s amazing animals on a day trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary from Brisbane. Your river cruise takes you from the bustling waterfront of Southbank to the lush parklands of Lone Pine, with the chance to see iconic sights as you glide along the water. At the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary you can get up close to koalas, kangaroos and watch platypus, sheepdogs and birds of prey in action. Animal lovers will not want to miss this experience!
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Tour a wide range of native and exotic landscapes at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Here you'll discover 52 hectares (128 acres)
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The Brisbane River , Brisbane
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The Brisbane River provides a handful of ways for you to enjoy the city's ideal climate. Ride the current in a kayak or on a paddleboard, or
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Brisbane

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Things to do in Brisbane range from riding the Ferris wheel at South Bank Parklands to exploring the city's restaurant scene and beaches. If you're in the mood to update your wardrobe or fill shopping bags with gifts for others, head over to Queen Street Mall, which houses around 700 stores. To get out of the city for a while, take a trip to the white shores of Fraser Island, the largest sand island on the planet and a World Heritage Site.

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Where to stay in Brisbane

Popular with tourists and business travelers, Brisbane's lodgings range from luxurious rental apartments with private pools and city views, to economical hostels just minutes from the main attractions in South Bank and the central business district. To soak up some local flavor at an affordable price, consider the city's inner suburbs. Located just north of the CBD, Spring Hill offers quiet accommodations within striking distance of the lively downtown areas. If you want to explore the city's famous nightlife scene, consider neighborhoods like Fortitude Valley or New Farm.
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