For some of the best views of Brisbane's skyline, climb Story Bridge, rent a kayak or hop aboard a CityHopper ferry.
You'll find about 130 of these cuddly creatures at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world's oldest and largest koala reserve.
Flora and fauna, a planetarium and picturesque city views are just some of what you'll find at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.
During special events like the Brisbane Festival and Ekka, iconic buildings in the central business district are illuminated with an array of colored lights.
Though Brisbane doesn't boast many beaches, one of the easiest to reach is Streets Beach, which sits about a mile south of the city center.
Catch a rugby match or football game at Suncorp Stadium, one of two sports facilities found in Brisbane.
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For an up-close look at Brisbane's towering Story Bridge, take to the water or climb to its top.
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Instead of renting a car in Brisbane, rent a bike instead. You'll find more than 140 bike-sharing stations scattered throughout Brisbane.
More than 120 exhibits are housed in the Museum of Brisbane, making this a great option for travelers wanting to learn more about the city's people and places.
In addition to offering picturesque views of Brisbane's skyline, the Brisbane Lookout, Mount Coot-tha features top-notch walking trails, including several that end near the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.
One of the standout spaces at the City Botanic Gardens is the Weeping Fig Avenue, where several fig trees planted in the 1870s tower over a walkway.
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The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art are collectively known as QAGOMA. You'll find this artistic institution in the Parklands at South Bank.
To celebrate the end of the Brisbane Festival, the city puts on an impressive fireworks display called Sunsuper Riverfire.
If you love shopping local, you'll enjoy perusing the stalls at Brisbane's farmers markets. Popular markets include Jan Powers Farmers Markets and the Boundary Street Markets.
The world's largest urban subtropical garden can be found at Brisbane's Roma Street Parkland.
Brisbane's subtropical climate is ideal for those itching to get out on the water in a boat.
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One of Aussies' favorite sauces is piri piri, a spicy concoction with Portuguese roots. You'll find piri piri served alongside potato wedges and on everything from chicken pizza to fish.
Ditch the car and climb aboard a CityHopper ferry to get to top sights like Story Bridge and the City Botanic Gardens.
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