Exciting Travel Ideas in Brisbane Australia

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Travel Ideas in Brisbane Australia

Are you looking for an adventure? Brisbane’s warm, sunny weather and subtropical climate provide the perfect backdrop to an exciting day of fun-filled activity. Travelers looking for a fun experience in the Brisbane area have a long list to choose from!

Nature lovers will treasure a visit to the national parks to see the unique flora and fauna of Queensland. Beachgoers have miles of pristine beach to hang out. Lovers of all things food, wine and beer have plenty to taste, savor and enjoy.

Take an adrenaline-pumping adventure with scenic flights that catch a captivating view of Brisbane by day or a spectacular sunset by night. Add even more fun to your scenic flight by combining a helicopter expedition with a pub crawl or winery tour. For an even more heart-pounding adventure, climb Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge.

Here are our top picks for exciting travel ideas in Brisbane, Australia.

Explore the Awe-Inspiring National Parks

There are more than 230 designated national parks in Queensland, many of which are in or around Brisbane. Travelers to Brisbane should spend a day (or more) exploring the national parks and enjoying this amazing natural resource.

Here are a few of our top picks for fun national parks in the Brisbane area:

  • D’Aguilar National Park – Lush subtropical rainforests
  • Mount Barney National Park – Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area
  • Lamington National Park – Lush rainforests and spectacular views
  • Moreton Island National Park – Tall sand dunes and miles of sandy beaches
  • Naree Budjong Djara National Park – Freshwater lakes, woodlands and endangered heathlands
  • Venman Bushland National Park – Forest of eucalyptus and melaleuca trees
  • Fort Lytton National Park – Coastal military fortifications
  • Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park – Five islands that provide local shorebird habitat

Boost Your Creativity in Nearby Toowomba – The City of Gardens

It’s time to get your creative spark back. Take time to stroll through the lovely gardens of Toowoomba – nicknamed the City of Gardens. Immerse yourself in the natural surroundings and breathe in the fresh air. Let your mind wander through the garden paths and return refreshed and recharged.

Check out the impressive creativity you’ll find in these Toowoomba gardens:

  • Queens Park and Botanic Gardens
  • Ju Raku En Japanese Garden
  • Laurel Bank Park
  • Queensland State Rose Garden at Newtown Park

Go Wine Tasting – By Helicopter

Let someone else do the driving while you sit back and enjoy the view and the wine! A highlight for any traveler visiting the Brisbane area is a wine tour to sample some of Australia’s finest. On a helicopter wine tour, you can see more of the scenic vineyards that have put the Australian wine scene on the map. Take a tour of 3-4 wineries, with time for a leisurely lunch.

Make it a romantic wine tour with a loved one, or grab a few mates and build memories of fine wines tasted in the heart of the Queensland wine country.

Experience an Exciting Heli-Pub Crawl

If wine tours are not your thing, then try a heli-fun pub crawl! Have double the fun by taking a scenic helicopter tour over Brisbane and stopping at a few pubs along the way for pints with your friends.

Brisbane boasts a long list of unique local pubs. Plan to visit pubs with an authentic Australian outback, Irish, beach, marina, mountain or lakeside atmosphere. Leave the driving to a local helicopter pilot, who can point out the iconic Brisbane sights as you hop between pubs.

This is pub crawling at its best and uniquely Australian!

Conquer Fear on Brisbane’s Story Bridge

Step into excitement as you climb Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge. Beat your fear of heights and prove to yourself that you can do it!

This cantilever bridge crosses the Brisbane river and rises 80 meters above sea level. Looking out over the city as you climb the Story Bridge will give you a unique view of the skyline, the Glass House Mountains in the north, and the Scenic Rim Mountains in the south.

Once you’ve completed this heart-pounding experience, you will have bragging rights with your friends for years to come.

Author’s Bio: Matt McGrath is an avid traveler and a prominent writer in the blogging community. He has been to more than 50 countries. While he loves discovering new cultures and adventures, he is also passionate about sharing practical tips with his followers. If you love to travel and adventure, we recommend that you read and follow all his articles! More about him on his website – http://mattmcgrath.me/