Roma Street Parklands
Located in the heart of Brisbane, Roma Street Parklands has been dubbed the world's largest subtropical garden in a city centre.
Encounter a diverse range of flora, with over 100,000 varieties of shrubs and 1,200 mature trees. There are many pathways interspersed throughout the parkland with shelters, seating, barbecue facilities and beautiful viewpoints.
South Bank Parklands
The South Bank Parklands were constructed on the old site of Brisbane’s World Expo ’88 and were opened to the public in 1992. The Parklands are a unique destination, with lovely grassy areas, plazas, rainforest and of course the unique Streets Beach.
Streets Beach is a man-made swimming beach with gorgeous white sands, palm trees and chlorinated fresh water. It is the perfect way to cool off on one of those warm Brisbane afternoons.
The Botanical Gardens were originally planted by convicts in 1825 with food crops to feed the prison colony. In 1828, the botanist Charles Fraser selected the site to become a public garden. The gardens are now Brisbane’s oldest and most mature, with many rare and unusual botanic species.
There are many areas in the gardens ranging from large open grassed areas perfect for picnicking on, rainforest, beautiful lily ponds and a fascinating mangrove boardwalk with an avenue of bunya pines.
Lone Pine Wild Life Sanctuary
50 minutes from the Gold Coast, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Cuddle a koala, hand feed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings.
Mount Coot-tha is both a mountain and a suburb. One of the highest points in Brisbane, it is 287 meters above sea level.
The Mount Coot-tha Lookout sits at the top and gives visitors a wonderful panoramic view of Brisbane, the Glasshouse Mountains, Moreton Bay and the D’Aguilar Range.
Located at the base of mountain is the Mount Coot-tha Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Inside these gardens is the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium which features a Cosmic Skydome, Mini Theatre, Observatory and informative programs for both children and adults.
Located a few hours north of Queensland, Fraser Island has been listed as a World Heritage site since 1992.
Expect plenty of different flora and fauna, including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamps, eucalyptus woodlands and sand dunes. You might also come in contact with local wildlife, such as Australian native birds, wallabies and possums. If you cast your eyes out to sea you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of frolicking dolphins and migrating Humpback Whales.