Did you know East Coast Marina is located just 35 minutes from the Brisbane CBD!
With over 330 secure marina berths, East Coast Marina is the perfect place to store your boat whilst enjoying all that Brisbane has to offer!
So, to help you get inspired for your next trip, we have complied a list of 3 must-see tourist attractions in Brisbane.
1. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Cuddling a koala is a quintessential Aussie experience, and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is an ideal place to tick this off your bucket list. Other Australian animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, dingoes, snakes, and even crocodiles live in this compact sanctuary nestled on the Brisbane River. Daily encounters and experiences include bird of prey flight demonstrations, platypus feeding, sheep dog and shearing shows, Tasmanian devil keeper talks, and barn animal encounters. In addition to the ultimate cuddling a koala photograph, you can also take home a souvenir snap of you holding a snake or baby crocodile. A popular way to travel here is the Koala and River Cruise, departing from Brisbane’s Cultural Centre Pontoon every morning.
Address: 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland
Official site: http://www.koala.net/
2 Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha
Offering panoramic views of Brisbane, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha is a favorite attraction with locals and visitors alike. Not to be confused with the City Botanic Gardens, another serene oasis and prime picnic spot, the Mount Coot-tha gardens are seven kilometers from the city, with diverse themed gardens that take visitors on a journey through 128 acres of horticulture. Highlights include the beautiful Japanese gardens and the largest collection of Australian rainforest trees in the world, as well as sections dedicated to fragrant plants, bamboo, cactus, indigenous plants, and more. Budding botanists will love the Hide ‘n’ Seek Children’s Trail through the rainforest, and you can take advantage of the free guided walks and minibus tours. Best of all, entry to the gardens is also free.
While you’re in the area, stop by the Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-tha, about a four-minute drive from the gardens, for a breathtaking panorama over the entire area, with the city skyscrapers sprouting in the distance. Walking tracks weave through the national park, and a restaurant serves up delicious food with superb views.
Address: Mt. Coot-tha Road, Toowong, Queensland
3 Story Bridge Adventure Climb
Story Bridge Adventure Climb
Constructed during Australia’s Great Depression in the 1930s, the attractive steel Story Bridge is a much-loved Brisbane landmark. As one of only three bridge climbs in the world (after Sydney and Auckland), this one also offers something totally unique – the choice to abseil the descent. Catering to people of all fitness levels and those 10 years of age or older, the two-hour experience takes you 80 meters above the Brisbane River for uninterrupted views of the city.
Address: 170 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Official site: http://www.sbac.net.au/