Located on the south bank of Brisbane is a man made beach which perfectly overlooks the city. Most days we found ourselves unintentionally returning to the place like homing pigeons. Perfect place to chill out for a few hours and cool off. It’s pretty Instagram worthy too.
Lone Pine Sanctuary
Read more about my experience here but it really is a must see place to go whilst in Brisbane, because what makes you smile more than getting up close and personal with koalas, wallabys and kangaroos.
The most picturesque perfect place. When we arrived we took the bus to point lookout where we admired the stunning views and endured the long and beautiful hike. Make sure you take lots of snacks, water and suntan lotion because it’s intense and there are lots of steps!
We then walked all the way back to cyclinder beach and somehow managed to find a beach all to ourselves.
Oh and I forgot to mention we also saw wild dolphins playing in the sea, a sea turtle and a cute koala sitting up a tree.
How to get there: take the train all the way to Cleveland and then hop on the free bus which takes you to the “straddy flyer” ferry.
we couldn’t resist hoping on a scooter to explore the city a bit further. We went all across the river and over the bridge into the botanical gardens, wonderful.
They do go pretty fast so keep your wits about yourself.
A dissertation wouldn’t even be able to put into words how amazing this place was. Nestled along the north shore part of the river stands countless colourful containers filled with over 70 food stalls from Asian to oysters to pizza to Greek and desserts for days. All mixed in with live music, Dj’s, street performers, tap dancing and circus acts.
I of course had a burger from “Jake and Elle’s kitchen” and it was divine…. beef brisket, mac and cheese croquette, bacon, garlic aioli and bbq sauce. I’ll give you a minute to compose yourself.
I also couldn’t resist the deep fried cheese selection from ‘The Boys Coboose’ because have you met me? 3 Camembert bites and mozzarella stick and a cheddar stick with a fruity sauce.
Dessert was another level but once again I filled myself up too much to indulge, but there were churros, donuts, cronuts, cannoli, cheesecake, fudge, baked Alaska, deep fried snickers and soooo much more.
I of course didn’t get any pictures because I was stuffing my face, but watch out for Rhi,s blog as she got some amazing photos.
All in all not bad for a $3 entrance fee
Riding the river ferry
We took the river ferry to eat street and it was a wonderful experience and a great way to see the city. You could pick it up either side of the river as it cross crosses across, which makes things a hell of a lot easier.
We ohhh’d and ahhh’d over the riverbank houses and saw all of the architecture the city has to offer.
Feeling the wind in my hair made me feel so free and excited about this adventure I’m on and have me some time to reflect and be grateful for this experience.
Picnic by the river
If you wander along the Southbank side of the river you will find yourself in a lush green grassy area surrounded by restaurants.
Get yourself to Woolworths (their main supermarket) and make yourself up a picnic to take down to the river whilst the sun is setting. Then pop into an alcohol shop and get your tipple of choice to fully enjoy the experience. We sat for hours just chilling and watching the world go by, watch out for the shitty mosquitoes though
If you’re feeling fly the restraints surrounding offer their own picnic baskets which you can buy, but unfortunately our traveller budget didn’t allow for that.
So that’s it a round up of my favourite places in Brisbane. Have you been to any or have I missed any places that you love?