Guest Post by Claire Hastings. Claire is a wanderer and a writer. She is editor and contributor of several online magazines, and very proud to be part of an international Dolce Placard team as a fashion editor. You can follow Claire on Twitter.
Why You Should Put Brisbane on Your Bucket List
There are more than a thousand reasons to visit the Land Down Under, and one of them is definitely to explore Australia’s vibrant cities. Whether you’re a local looking to discover the different cultures and beauties of its major cities or an outsider in search of an adventure of a lifetime, Brisbane should definitely be at the top of your bucket list.
The capital of Queensland is a true haven for millennials, hipsters and young aspiring entrepreneurs. It’s also home to a rich and vibrant cultural scene. Here are the top five reasons why Brisbane should be your next destination.
A vivid cultural scene
The galleries and museums district in Brisbane is the perfect place to get your fix of art, history and culture, from indigenous handcrafts to contemporary artists. You can visit multiple museums and art galleries in the area, including Australia’s most popular gallery GoMa, the Queensland Museum and Science Centre as well as the Queensland Art Gallery.
The art precinct is also equipped with numerous art shops, book shops and souvenir shops, which you can check out on your way to visit its beautiful cafés and bakeries. Other than the art district, the entire city is an art piece in its own right, with beautiful architecture, street art and numerous street performers contending for your attention and praise.
The most gorgeous landmarks in Brisbane are its natural areas situated in the heart of the city or just an hour’s drive to the south towards Lamington National Park or to the east towards Naree Budjong Djara National Park located at North Stradbroke Island.
The Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park is the perfect place to get your shot of adrenaline as you climb the cliff side, go abseiling or kayaking down the river. If you’re not feeling adventurous, you can cycle around the area or head out to the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens on the opposite bank.
An inspirational sense of style
Arguably, all Aussies are stylish, especially if they live in the city, however when in Brisbane, style is of the utmost importance. The vibrant culture and the vivid lifestyle of the city demands a keen fashion sense that every one of its young residents has developed.
The street fashion in Brisbane is characterised as urban, daring and upscale and the key pieces that you will see around are oversized white t-shirts, grey hoodies complemented with quality luxury bags and, more often than not, stylish designer pants as well as adorable playsuits.
The friendliest city in the land
Aussies are one of the friendliest nationalities in the world, and arguably, you will find the friendliest of the friendliest in Brisbane, a perfect place to meet new and exciting people, and nurture lifelong friendships.
There is nothing quite like meeting a local at one of the pubs or local hipster centres where ideas, creativity and positive energy flow like craft beer, and laughter can be heard around every corner. Of all the Aussies in the land, it is here where you will find the happiest bunch of them all.
A nightlife scene like no other
Brisbane’s club scene is just as vibrant and memorable as those of Melbourne or Sydney, however the key difference is in the city’s laid-back culture that allows young people to truly enjoy themselves in a friendly setting wherever they go.
Whether you head out for some pre-club drinks at Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley, or straight to the nightclubs around the city centre and Kangaroo Point, you’re bound to have the time of your life in the city that truly never sleeps.
There are thousands of reasons to explore Australia, and Brisbane is one of them. Be sure to keep these valuable facts in mind when planning your adventure in the Land Down Under and make Brisbane one of the top priorities on your bucket list.
About The Author
Claire Hastings is a wanderer and a writer. She has been writing for as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat. Claire is an editor and contributor of several online magazines, and is very proud to be part of an international Dolce Placard team as a fashion editor. Follow Claire on Twitter.
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