Brisbane Travel Guide
Welcome to my Brisbane Travel Guide. I have decided to do a series on the different towns and cities I spend a lot of time in or love to travel to and share with you the kinds of things I love to get up to when I am in town. So because I am currently in Brisbane I thought I would start there.
While i do come to Brisbane a lot due to personal reasons there are a number of different things I enjoy experiencing while I am here. Plus when the warm weather comes out that is a massive bonus as i prefer the warm weather over the cold that’s for sure.
What I love about the Southbank Parklands is it’s such a beautiful spot to go for an afternoon walk or even take some lunch down and sit at one of the picnic tables and enjoy a bite to eat while enjoying the surroundings. In the summertime I love to go for a swim at Streets beach which is a perfect spot to go for a dip on a hot sunny day in the middle of Brisbane don’t you think?
There are so many great restaurants and cafes in the surrounding area to enjoy a drink and a meal. My 2 favorites spots to have a bite to eat in Little Stanley Street are Bourbon Street and Gnocci Gnocci Brothers as I absolutely love the food served there.
There are also some great museums and cultural things to do around the Southbank Parklands which are a lot of fun to check out as well. My favorite to go to is the Queensland Museum as I love checking out the different exhibits that are regularly there. There are so many great things to learn about and I love learning new things about the world around us.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens
I have had a photoshoot done in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and I love going walking along the water and through the gardens on a nice day. It’s a beautiful place to go and have a relaxing walk. I have taken friends down there for lunch in the park which is a great way to spend the afternoon with friends. It’s such a peaceful place right in the middle of the city to go and explore. Some of the things to check out while you’re there are the Bamboo Grove, Weeping Fig Avenue, Riverstage, ornamental ponds, and more.
If you have kids there are great playgrounds for them to play on while you enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch with your family which is great for them to be entertained.
As someone who likes to be environmentally friendly where possible and support local producers going to the farmer’s markets is a great way to support your local producers and there are some awesome ones to check out around Brisbane. Some of my favourites are Jan Powers Farmers Markets There’s one in Manly, Mitchelton and in Newfarm. There’s also the Nundah Markets and Brisbane City Markets.
I love the idea of fresh locally sourced produce and food and it feels so much more community-minded. There are so many different things you can check out and experience at them. There is usually a great variety of stalls ranging from Food to Lifestyle options. Which are your favourite farmer’s markets?
Old Petrie Town
Have you checked out Old Petrie Town? Not only is there some great history here, interesting Shopping and a great community feel they also have some markets you can check out and some great things to learn about. There’s a couple of museums to see such as the Steam Museum, Fire Museum, the Murrumba District Scout Museum and Pine Rivers Heritage Museum. Check out the Old Petrie Town Website to see what kind of things you can explore and experience.
Explore the amazing collection of historic buildings in this pre 1930’s town, and the eclectic assortment of vendors that operate within them. Discover the history with a tour through one of the 4 museums onsite. Take a moment to stop and Experience the atmosphere of this special place, and the vast array of creatures that inhabit the natural environment.Old Petrie Town Website
I haven’t previously attended the Brisbane Festival but I would really love to this year there are so many amazing-looking events that I would love to go to. I will definitely be taking my friends along with me to some of them and having a great time. I would definitely be open to attending with some new and old friends as well if you’re looking for someone to go with you.
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