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Destination Guide: Brisbane

Brissy is a city full of foodie spots, bars and awesome nightlife.. Want a more chilled experience? Check out the galleries & museums around Southbank, or venture to one of the surrounding islands. Remember Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin? You can visit Australia Zoo as you head North to Noosa from Brisbane. Check out the crocs or do the proper aussie trip thing and hold a koala!  

 

Where is it

South Queensland

What can you do there

  • Visit Moreton Island
  • Go to North Stradbroke Island
  • Skydive!
  • Australia Zoo
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary {cuddle a koala!}

Free things to do here:

  • Streets Beach Lagoon – a beaut pool that overlooks the river and the city!
  • Stand up comedy on a Friday night at the powerhouse
  • Check out the Queensland Musuem, The Science Musuem or the Gallery of modern art
  • Go up the clock tower and see the whole city {go here early to get your free ticket}
  • Go up and down the river on the free city hopper ferry
  • Chill out at Roma Street parklands
  • Mount Coot-ha – the ultimate cityscape view

Hostel recommendations:

  • Summerhouse Backpackers – a smaller hostel with a family vibe, awesome rooftop area and organised events

RatPacker Sophie recommends: go to holey moley in Fortitude Valley to play adult crazy golf – SO fun

Extra tips

get a translink Gocard to explore the city

Best Foodie Spot:

  • SO many good Japanese restaurants in the centre of town
  • Head to Fortitude Valley for epic food >> use the website happiest hour for tips on where the best dinner and drink deals are. 
  • If you miss having a cheeky nandos in the UK… DONT PANIC….. Brissy has gotcha back, here you’ll find nandos.

Best Place for a night out:

  • Down Under – the nomads bar
  • Guilty Rogue – the base bar
  • Fortitude Valley for loads of clubs – check out retro’s, GPO and try and find the secret whisky bar!

Free

Cheapskate survival kit

Free

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