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Gateway to Sunny Queensland
Brisbane has a thumping pulse and a vibrant heart. Maintaining a youthful energy, Queensland’s capital has shed its country town image and emerged as a mature destination with a thriving arts and cultural program – using any excuse to host a festival to celebrate! There’s no shortage of art, music, theatre and entertainment in this dynamic destination and with so many great accommodation options in Brisbane, Best Western is the ideal place to base your Brisbane holiday.
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The opening of the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) has put Brisbane on the cultural map. Nearby, the Queensland Museum offers an exciting range of exhibits featuring everything from prehistoric fauna and flora to quirky glassware.
Queenslanders know how to make the most of their state’s remarkable weather, and festivals are often on the agenda. Everything from Buddha’s birth to water is celebrated here. There’s also a variety of boutique galleries, mainstream and art house cinemas, restaurants and pubs which all add to the city’s vibe and energy.
One of Brisbane’s star attractions is the man-made lagoon, with its glistening white beaches – free for anyone keen to take a dip, picnic areas and free barbecue. It is a popular haven and welcome reprieve on a steamy day.
Visit South Bank Brisbane
Brisbane’s inner city playground for young and old, South Bank is a wonderful place to explore, eat, shop, hang out, and have fun in the sun. This riverside lifestyle precinct boasts many attractions – beautiful parklands and gardens, a picturesque public beach and swimming lagoon, playgrounds, picnic spots, museums, galleries, and many great cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Major cultural events are staged at South Bank. They include the Australia Day Festival and Brisbane Festival’s famous Riverfire fireworks spectacular.
Things to do at South Bank Brisbane
South Bank is ranked Brisbane’s top attraction for a host of very good reasons! This 17-hectare, family-friendly precinct is a perfect package of cool things to see, do and experience both day and night.
Streets Beach is one of the big draw-cards of South Bank. With its pristine sand and crystal-clear lagoon edged by palm trees, this award-winning man-made beach is an idyllic place for swimming, sunbathing, and chilling out on a hot Queensland day.
The Nepal Peace Pagoda was originally built for Brisbane’s World Expo, which was held at South Bank, back in 1988. The Pagoda is now a much-visited and photographed attraction, thanks to its traditional architecture and artwork.
The Young Designers Market, held on the first Sunday of the month, has the latest exciting fashions from talented young designers looking to make a name for themselves.
The Wheel of Brisbane is a giant slow-moving Ferris wheel with 42 gondolas that takes visitors on an awesome 15-minute ride up to 60m. The views up there will make your day.
Things to do in Brisbane
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