We talk a lot about the Brisbane property market on this blog. This week we thought we'd talk a bit about the city itself, and what this the bustling capital of Queensland – Australia's sunshine state – has to offer.
Brisbane is a place that is full of character, brimming with diverse and multicultural communities in a warm, inviting and inclusive city. There is a place for everyone here in Brisbane because it's more than just your typical cosmopolitan city. Brisbane's beauty lies in the people, the warm climate, the overall laid-back atmosphere, and the things you can do here that will make you rediscover living! Today, we run down a few of the things you can do in Brisbane. Whether as a meandering tourist, an international student or as a potential future resident!
A popular place for many tourists, the Streets Beach at South Bank is the eighth greatest manmade wonders of the world. Swimming at the massive beach-style lagoon takes you to a great spot to see the fantastic views of the city while relaxing in the sandy beaches and calm blue waters of the beach lagoon. Visiting Streets Beach is a new way to experience both a city and a beach holiday!
The trip wouldn't be complete without making time to be a Brisbane local yourself! And locals love their farmers' markets. It's where everyone can pick up the freshest produce, flowers, meat, and other local goods. Weekends are a perfect time to visit. There's the Davis Park Market you can visit on Saturdays and Brisbane City Markets during Wednesdays.
The New Farm Park, another local hit, is one of the city's most popular parks. And we can see why. A spot in the park will take you to a scenic experience of massive greenery as you watch the boats cruise up and down while you take in the riverside breeze. It's an excellent way to spend an afternoon with yourself or a weekend off to host an outdoor picnic with your circle of friends or family.
Waking up to catch and watch the sunrise is one of the most worth it, free experiences you can do. Imagine witnessing sunrise while it sits behind the striking Brisbane city skyline. You can catch all that when you make your way up the mountain where you can find a perfect vantage point of the inspiring sunrise.
The Daisy Hill Koala Centre located just south of Brisbane and meet these wildly fascinating creatures. Learn more about them and their natural habitats. The centre is home to several educational koalas who can't be released back into the wild. The best thing next to the koalas is that entry is free!
More than just a bustling cosmopolitan city, Brisbane has a wealth of outdoor activities and hike trails nearby. It's an opportunity for you to get to know nature and take delight in the calmness it brings. For beginner hikers, there's the Summit Track at Mt Coot-tha or the Araucaria track at the Brisbane Forest Park. There are also moderate to hard walking trails for more advanced hikers.
Visiting the Kangaroo Point Cliffs is the quintessential Brisbane family weekend activity where you can enjoy Brisbane's balmy nights and relaxing city views.
The iconic Shorncliffe Pier is Brisbane's largest timber park and is definitely worth a visit with while shooting the beautiful skylines with your camera. You don't have to spend a hefty amount of money to catch gorgeous sunsets here!
Brush up on history and take a tour of the Queensland Parliament House. Built in 1868, the restored interior of the Queensland Parliament House features Queensland's history and take a closer look of the red and gold leaf decoration and the grand staircase.
The Cube located at the QUT Gardens Point is one of the world's most significant digital interactive learning and display space designed to inspire the next generation of thinkers. The Cube uses advanced technology such as high definition projections, multi-touch screens, and sound technology that allows you to visualize research projects in the works.
There are plenty of things to do in Brisbane as it's ideally located to reach some of Australia's most popular tourist destinations. If you’re planning to do more than just visit, Brisbane is an ideal location to reside in as is has experienced a significant amount of development with high-rise apartments being built in the CBD and along the riverfront, making it ideal for residents who want to enjoy the unique city life by the water.
There is also an ample amount of family homes located in the suburbs with high ceilings and large verandahs as standard features. If you're a first home buyer or a property investor, Brisbane is a location worth considering. Property prices in Brisbane are considerably lower than other major cities such as Melbourne and Sydney. Plus, Brisbane's rental price trends also remains steady, with median house rental prices at $400 per week – making Brisbane the third-cheapest capital city in Australia to rent a house.
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