Brisbane City Sights Day Tour
There is so much to see and do in Brisbane when on a holiday in Australia. There are many tours to go on that are within an hours drive from the centre of town, or else spend a day touring the sights of the city.
Roma Street Parkland and Spring Hill
On the central business district northern side, you find the iconic Roma Street Parkland, known as one of the premier parks of Brisbane for its vibrant display of modern colorful gardens of such excellent horticultural standards. Designed to create a public garden to excite the imagination and to be an environment that is an asset for the community. It is a very popular destination for visitors and a place where many events take place.
Spring Hill is a very old neighborhood of Brisbane dating back to the 19th century and so named because the creek of the hill was the source of the first fresh water supply to Brisbane. The Spring Hill Baths are the oldest public baths in Queensland, while the Old Windmill built in 1824 was used to mill grain before becoming a gallows for the then penal colony. There are numerous cafes and restaurants in the area creating a lively vibrant atmosphere to the surroundings.
Things to see and do
The cultural centre of Brisbane is South Bank, across the river from the CBD. This is the premier tourist attraction for visitors of all ages. Pay a visit to Goma, Australia’s premier museum of Contemporary Art with free entry to most of the exhibitions and permanent art collections. Or else, involve yourself in the Queensland history of art and artists at QAG, where you can take in works of Nolan, Drysdale, and Vida Lahey.
At the Queensland Museum view indigenous, islander’s arts and crafts, and various other interesting displays, there is no charge for entry.
A tour of the State Library of Queensland is always knowledgeable and fascinating. There are ongoing exhibitions and events taking place to interest both adults and children. On Sundays, the library offers free films in the auditorium, this range from classical films to cult or else family blockbusters. You will find exhibitions at the Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery on the 4th level of the library varying from culture to literature or history. On the same level next to the Queensland Terrace, there is a commemorative teacup collection on display.
The Heritage listed Story Bridge
The Brisbane River serves as a backdrop for a range of outdoor attractions and adventures. The heritage listed iconic steel cantilever Story Bridge offers visitors a special adventure to experience. You can climb up the bridge and survey the landscape of Brisbane from a great height. You will see as far as Moreton Bay in the east and the hills of the Scenic Rim in the west. To further your adrenalin hype step over the edge and scale down the bridge pylon abseiling 30m down taking in the sights and activities of the river far below as you go. This operates mainly Sunday mornings.