Get the Ultimate Brisbane Experience with This Itinerary
Brisbane is filled with destinations and activities that can satisfy any kind of traveller. If you are someone who is fond of food, outdoor activities, or picturesque views – Brisbane is definitely a stop you would not want to miss. This itinerary will help you maximise your trip and allow you to enjoy all that Brisbane can offer.
Explore the Central Business District (CBD)
We hope you got yourself a car hire at the Brisbane airport because the first thing you will do is shop to your heart’s content at CBD. The streets of CBD is filled with boutiques and huge shopping centres. Make sure you drop by Queen Victoria Building and Strand Arcade, two of the biggest shopping and eating destinations in CBD. Both are also Victorian-style buildings, occupying the whole block of George Street, so it is very hard to miss.
Once you are done with your shopping spree, you can continue exploring CBD’s countless restaurants, bars, and cafes. You can check out Eagle Street Pier restaurant, Drury Lane, Common Man Coffee Roasters, or The Lokal.
Visit Scenic Rim
Get away from the city for a bit and immerse yourself in nature and picturesque sceneries at Scenic Rim. There are lots of activities you can choose from once you make your way to Scenic Rim.
If you are a sommelier and a gourmand, which are just fancy ways of saying you love food and wine, you will definitely love your time here. You can choose to do a pub-crawl, in which case, you can follow a Scenic Rim Distilled – A Guide for Thirsty Travellers. This includes a list of wines available in Scenic Rim and the wineries, breweries, and distilleries that can be visited here.
For foodies, there are countless cafes, bakeries, and restaurants like the Beaudesert Café & Mangiamo Italian Restaurant, Arthur Clive’s Family Bakehouse Kalbar, Country Cafe & Convenience Store Peak Crossing, among others.
You can also choose to go on a tour of the museums, enjoy outdoor activities and arts and crafts, or chill at the parks.
Try Outdoor Activities at Riverlife Adventure Centre
It would not be a Brisbane, Australia trip without enjoying a few outdoor sports fun. After basking in nature and stuffing yourself with food and spirit, drop by Riverlife Adventure Centre to enjoy adrenaline pumping activities. You can do rock climbing, kayaking, abseiling, biking, rollerblading, and a much more chill option of Segway Tours.
Riverlife Adventure Centre also offers night package which includes Friday Night Paddle & Prawns, Sunset Paddle Dips & Drinks, Night Rock Climb, Night Segway Tour, and Saturday Night Paddle & BBQ.
Chill by Cruising the Brisbane River
After all of that, what you want to do is just relax and enjoy the city. You can do this by taking a cruise in the Brisbane River, offered by the Kookaburra River Queens. You will ride their iconic old-style paddle wheel boat. They are largely made from wood and uses old-time boat techniques to move around the river. You do not have to worry about noises most modern boats make, because the diesel engines are kept below deck.
During the cruise, you will see popular destinations like the Brisbane Story Bridge, South Bank Parklands, and from the top decks, a beautiful skyline view of the city. Part of the Kookaburra River Queens itinerary is a lunch or dinner buffets, providing guests with Australian specialities and international fare. Guests will also be treated to live music, especially if it is a specially-themed jazz cruise.