Watch the sun rise from Kangaroo cliffs and see the sun reflect off the buildings across the river.
Then a hearty breakfast at one of the many great breakfast restaurants we have found. From there enjoy a stroll through the nearby Roma Street Parklands, which is a garden paradise in the centre of the city. There are guided or self-guided walks that you can take through the gardens.
Exit the parklands at the top of Wickham Terraces, where you can see the city’s oldest remaining building and one of the few convict built constructions that remains – the Old Windmill. Dating from 1824, the mill was used to grind wheat to feed local convicts and was later the first site of the Queensland Museum.
Just a little down the road you will see the iconic Brisbane City Hall on King George Square. The building itself is considered one of the most beautiful city halls in all of Australia and at the time of construction was the tallest building in the city. Close by is the the Museum of Brisbane where you can learn all about Brisbane history as well as seeing visiting art exhibitions from local and international artists.
In the afternoon there are a couple of daring activities that you can choose between – abseiling and rock climbing at the Kangaroo Point cliffs or the Story Bridge climb. The Kangaroo Point abseiling is a three hour session where you are taught everything you need to know and given plenty of opportunity to try it out with highly skilled and qualified instructors.
The Story Bridge is one of the city’s major landmarks between Kangaroo Point and Fortitude Valley. A guided bridge climb gives you a thrilling 360 degree view of the inner city and is one of the most exciting things to do in town. Both of these activities have to be booked in advance online or in person.
We are going to head now to Fortitude Valley for what can only be described as heaven for those with a sweet tooth. Freestyle Tout at Emporium in “the Valley” is a café that offers light meals, but everyone really comes for the amazing desserts. After sweating it out on the cliffs or bridges of Brisbane, you deserve a little decadence, which is what Freestyle Tout does best. The Lindt chocolate saucy pudding comes highly recommended.
If you have a car or take the City Sights bus to Mount Cootha as the sun sets and watch the whole city whilst you enjoy a drink at the Summit restaurant.
Where to eat at night as there are so many places. Maybe have a look at some of the award winning Australian restaurants that have emerged in recent years. if you have not been on the river then consider one of the dinner cruises on the Kookaburra Queens.
If the weekend Brisbane nightlife takes off and the club scene is centred on Fortitude Valley. During the week all is much quieter but the theatres on the South Bank will have shows.
And finish your day taking in the lights from the South Bank. There is plenty to see and do when visiting Brisbane from thrilling attractions to partaking in the lifestyle that has been consistently voted one of the best in the world. Come and find out for yourself why it is one of the world’s most liveable cities.