Thursday, October 30, 2008

Brisbane See and do

Brisbane 

1. Clock tower


Going up the clock tower which is located at Brisbane City hall is free. I was told that you have to pay aud2 for adults and aud1 for children now but I can’t be certain on that. To reach the observation deck in the Brisbane city hall clock tower, will require us to use the lift which travels through the clocks working. From the observation deck, you will be able to view most of Brisbane city and the story bridge. 

Opening hours: - Monday to Friday 10.00am - 3.00pm
                                Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm 
                               Closed Sundays and Public Holidays 
 
2. Roma street parkland
Roma Park has such beautiful flowers and gardens which are carefully maintained. Just take a stroll in the park will give you a peace of mind. Not only the beautiful flowers will amaze you but picnic area and BBQ spots are provided for free. Adding to that, your kids will have so much fun playing at the playground that comprises swings, slides, climbing frames, etc. there is also a train service that will take you around the park. 

To get to Roma Park is very easy. The train ‘roma street’ train station is a walking distance to the park. 

Opening hours:- 24 hours a day, some section of the park will be closed during the night
p/s- that picture does not show justice to the park, but thats all i have because i didnt think i would share information with others : )

3. Lone pine koala sanctuary

Lone pine koala sanctuary is the first koala sanctuary in Australia which not only house koalas but sheep, kangaroos, emu, sheep, birds etc. Some animal shows will be held throughout the day for birds, sheep and insights on koala.
Visitors will get the chance to hand feed kangaroos and cuddle koalas. Personally to me this place is a little boring as compared to Steve Irwin’s zoo in the sunshine coast but if you don’t have much time and can’t travel to sunshine coast this would be a place for you to get up-close with the Australian wildlife.

Price:- around aud20 

4. Mt coot-tha lookout

To visit the spectacular view Mt coot-tha provides, I would suggest visitors to come during sunset and from that time you will get the chance to view Brisbane city up to Moreton Bay during daylight and stay till you see the glittering lights at night…ahh romantic : ) 

5. South bank

South Bank provides streets beach, parkland and night market. The man-made swimming beach is the only Australian beach in the middle of the city ahhhhh sounds good aye? On top of that south bank provides parks for you to have family fun time with your family. I brought my niece and nephew here and they didn’t want to go back home, they even begged me to bring them back there the next day : ).  
On Friday , Saturday and Sunday night, south bank provides a lifestyle market selling arts, clothing, toys, accessories, imported goods etc. and my favorite is Cheeros…. Its flour coated with cinnamon served on its own or cream and chocolate. Very very yummy. 
Web Site :- http://www.southbankmarket.com.au/

Operating hours:
Friday-5.00pm until 10.00pm
Saturday- 10.00am until 5.00pm
Sunday-9.00am until 5.00pm

6. Ekka in august

This yearly event in Brisbane which happens only in August attracts a number of visitors. A number of exhibitions such as dairy farm milking barn, animal nursery are offered as well as entertainments, showbags , competitions etc. view the website to get more information.

The only thing I wont be doing if I do go to Ekka again next year is to play the fun fair games. Grrrrrr gets me frustrated wasting my money to play the games offered. Its so tricky that hardly anyone can win. 

Web Site:- http://www.ekka.com.au/home/default.asp
For more information visit this website which provides more information on interesting places you can visit. On my blog im only sharing my experiences.

http://www.ourbrisbane.com/see-and-do

2 comments:

a NuTty StuDent said...

salam Maya,

thanks for sharing pictures of Brisbane..hoping one day, will be there too...

regards,
lindah

awinsjclarke said...

Hey .. i know them..in the picture.. they were same faculty of office management way back in uitm shah alam. :)