Dining by the Banks
Brisbane’s culinary map is dotted by an eclectic mix of dining establishments. Patrons can enjoy a variety of international cuisines in quaint markets and cosy restaurants sprinkled across the Northgate, Southbank and other areas. There’s a good reason why the CBD area is especially famous for being a foodie’s haven: it has its fair share of riverside restaurants, chic bistros, and backstreet cafes.
Iconic landmarks like the famous pub The Royal also draw in both locals and tourists. Dine against in the backdrop of the shimmering Story Bridge lights and the charming river ferries.
Shop at the Collective Markets
Held on Fridays and weekend evenings, the market (set up at the Stanley Street Plaza) is a rage with those seeking unusual, assorted, and affordable artistic merchandise. Set up at the Stanley Street Plaza, it features antiques, vintage apparel, and handmade jewellery in the midst of live music and a warm, upbeat vibe.
Cycling Around South Bank
South Bank is a must-visit if you want to check out Brisbane’s recreation and entertainment options. It’s lined-up with some of the town’s most stylish restaurants, shops, museums, and art galleries. Bonus tip: don’t leave the area without hopping on the Wheel of Brisbane; it offers a fantastic overlooking view of the city.
When you feel the need to soak up some time to yourself, head straight to the city’s Streets Beach for a leisurely walk. The artificial beach is fully patrolled, and features a beautiful lagoon, in addition to tropical plants. Grab an ice cream tub and enjoy the famous Queensland beach vibe. There’s an interactive water park (known as Aquativity) in the vicinity for families with young kids.
There’s never a shortage of attractions and activities in Brisbane. Stroll along the parks, ride bicycles in South Bank, go atop the famous Story Bridge, or hit the beach. The possibilities depend on you; it’s your vacation, after all.