Brisbane, Brisbane, Brisbane…this city is one that paints a picture-perfect image of Australia. Imagine: golden beaches, glittering surf, tanned locals, and plenty of adventure everywhere you go.
Put your goals to find office space, North Sydney, with TGC on hold for a minute, and plan a trip to this beautiful Queensland city. While you’re at it, make sure to put these things on your itinerary to get the most out of your trip – you’ll have the time of your life if you do.
Visit Springbrook National Park
As a World Heritage Rainforest, Springbrook National Park is a wonder. The park is overflowing with beautiful, lush flora and fauna, lookouts, and waterfalls, including the Natural Arch: a natural formation that is both a waterfall and a cave. If you want to escape the rainforest for a second, you can visit the grotto, which is home to more than 10,000 glow worms – and that’s a sight that you’ll definitely remember for the rest of your life.
Jump from the sky
For those who are adrenalin junkies, the best tour guide in Brisbane is a plane – that is, until you jump out of it and freefall over the beautiful city. With spectacular views of Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains, you’ll soon forget you’re more than 10,000 feet above ground and just enjoy the view.
See the Glasshouse Mountains
You wouldn’t leave Sydney without seeing the Blue Mountains, so why leave Brisbane without seeing the Glasshouse Mountains? Located around 70km north of Brisbane, this park is a flat plain with eleven volcanoes (don’t worry, they’re extinct now!). Make sure to bring a camera when you visit, because these mountains look like something out of a postcard.
Visit the coasts
If you’re planning to visit Brisbane, you can’t forget its next door neighbours: the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. With a myriad of theme parks, including Movie World, Dream World, and Sea World, and its enviable nightlife, the Gold Coast is a hub where anyone can enjoy themselves. Take a walk down Surfers Paradise, visit Dracula’s for a dinner you will never forget, or have a punt at Jupiter’s Casino in Broadbeach.
For a quieter, more relaxed getaway, the Sunshine Coast is the perfect alternative: with pristine beaches, national parks, and wildlife experiences, this is the ultimate escape from any busy city life. Must-visit places include Kondalilla National Park, the Great Sandy National Park, the Maroochydore Botanical Gardens – plus, book in a whale-watching tour to see humpback whales playing in the water.
Lisa Jeffrey is a travel enthusiast who can’t get enough of Australia. She’s been skydiving in Brisbane and Sydney, and is currently planning her next trip to the west coast.