You’ve made it to Brisbane, or maybe you’re visiting Australia for the first time too! What to do? In a city rich in arts, entertainment, parks and recreation the possibilities are endless. But first where to stay? Try Accor’s Sofitel Hotel in Brisbane Central or Novotel Brisbane to be close to the heart of it all. Then check out all of the amazing things the city has to offer For instance a great place to start would be the gardens and museums. Not only are they fantastic opportunities for some great photos, but many are also completely free.
Family game night! Bring your own or take part in some interesting large-scale versions of some all-time favorite games loved by all. What better way to meet new people than over a friendly and fun game of Scrabble, chess or Connect Four? King George Square host games night during the evening of the last Thursday of each month, but be sure to check their website for the most up to date schedule.
O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk allows you to walk through the canopy to see flowering and fruiting trees and vines, the epiphytic orchids and ferns, and the birds and animals that inhabit the tree tops. It’s the first of it’s kinds with 9 suspension bridges, many of which are 15 meters above ground. If you’re a bird watcher, then you’ll be particularly interested in O’Reilly’s annual Bird Week, this year from November 3-10, 2013.
“Now in its 36th year, O’Reilly’s Bird Week is Australia’s longest running birding event, drawing participants from around the world to this biodiversity hotspot. The seven day program provides an opportunity to see many of the iconic birds that reside in and around the Lamington area with extended excursions to Southport Broadwater and the Kerry Valley.”
Awe! Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the first and largest koala sanctuary in the world. Set inside Brisbane the 2 acre sanctuary is home to more than 130 koalas as well as Kangaroos, dingoes, wombats and many other Australian natives. In addition to touring the facility, watching shoes and watching wild life you can also have your photo taken with a Koala, Snake or baby Crocodile. Then watch the amazing birds of prey fly high and swoop low in the free flight shows. You can even get your photo taken with an owl or wedge-tailed eagle after the show.