Acquaintance with Brisbane everyone should start with its business card - Story Bridge on the Brisbane River. This bridge is one of the few bridges in the world where everyone can climb.
Brave men prepare for climbing about forty minutes. Then they move up the southern part of the bridge to the last peak, go down to the middle, then again up to the northern part of the bridge. As you climb, your guide has time to tell various interesting facts that you hear through the headphones, as well as strict safety instructions.
Climbing takes about two and a half an hour, but fatigue and fear retreat before the awareness of their own feat and the opening view around. You can see even the outlines of distant islands on the ocean coast from the maximum height in the afternoon, and in the evening the city around and the bridge itself are colored with lights.
The capital of Queensland, the city of Brisbane is expanding rapidly. There are skyscrapers, recreation areas, cafes and restaurants, highways and other infrastructure. Once provincial and unhurried, today is Australia's third largest city of millions.
Its skyscrapers can compete with New York City. The number of parks, recreation areas, gardens and lawns can rightly be considered exotic. In what other city did you see huge unoccupied areas of wildlife and trees right in the middle of the central intersection?
If you want to swim on a hot Sunny day, which a lot of in the mild climate of Brisbane, you can go to the Sunny and the Gold Coast. If you do not want to go anywhere — there is an artificial lake in a huge entertainment complex opposite the city centre, overlooking the skyscrapers. Also, almost every house in the yard has own swimming pool, so you will not feel the absence of the ocean in a step away from you.
The architectural sights such as Gothic church on Albert Street, a city town hall of Brisbane, the Parliament building, King George Square is the oldest building of the city-the warehouses of the Commissariat, built in 1829 are worth looking in the city. You can get artistic and aesthetic pleasure, soak up the spirit of art in the district Brisbane Cultural Precinct, with a lot of galleries, exhibition halls and museums of modern art.
One of the ten best zoos in the world, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary waits for fans of wildlife and visitors who want to take a closer look, and perhaps touch the koalas, feed kangaroos, watch platypuses and marsupial Australian rodents. No less valuable will be a walk to the second popular city zoo, Alma Park Zoo.
You can find something interesting not only in Brisbane, but also beyond it. The Scenic Rim mountain range and Mount Coot-tha provide opportunities for hiking and cycling, as well as mountain tracks for climbing. You can get there by car. As a result, you will not only get a panoramic view of the city, but you will also be able to visit the Botanical Gardens and the Planetarium.