What To Do While In Brisbane, Australia

When talking about Australia, everyone immediately thinks of Sydney or Melbourne, but when you discover Brisbane, I am sure you will surrender to the charm of this ideally sized city, friendly, sunny and increasingly cosmopolitan people.

When it comes to fun, my good friend, Aaron, owner of Pedleys Solar in Brisbane, always tells me this city stands out for the multitude of options offered.

This city is the third largest in Australia and the only one to have a subtropical climate in the country. Issues such as safety, health, employment opportunities and quality of life are some of the strengths there.

So, what is there to do while in Brisbane? I asked Aaron to give me his top 3 suggestions and this is what he told me.

1 – WALK THROUGH SOUTH BANK

This is the best place to go for a walk in the evening or in the morning during the weekend. One of the most touristic (and beautiful) spots in the city, the South Bank neighborhood is charming, both for its beauty and the variety of things to do.

The region is on the banks of the Brisbane River and has a nice artificial beach, where people usually sunbathe and exchange an idea. In addition, a huge ferris wheel completes the stage for perfect shots. If the idea is to take a tour with a more cultural footprint, South Bank is also the ideal place.

The GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) museums and the Queensland Art Gallery share spaces with theaters, presentations and other activities that take place there. A more than complete tour!

2 – KANGAROO POINT CLIFF

Leaving South Bank and following the riverside you will arrive at Kangaroo Point, another delightful place to walk, ride a bicycle, have a picnic or just admire the Brisbane skyline. In fact, if you’re looking for a dash of adrenaline, get ready!

It is possible to rappel or climb the rock walls and also rent a kayak to navigate the river. In addition, those who enjoy a walk can climb to the top of the gorge by means of a staircase and enjoy the view. Without a doubt, this is the best view in the region!

The view from the top of the cliff is also very beautiful and very disputed at sunset! It has a staircase to go up and down, keep an eye out and don’t get discouraged!

3 – ENJOY A NIGHT OUT AT EAGLE STREET PIER

If you like a busy night, you can start calling Brisbane your new home. Life never stops there! There are many options for bars and nightclubs, but nothing compares to Eagle Street Pier. The region is also called the River Side and is one of the most popular in the city.

An excellent choice for making new friends or taking a walk with new exchange friends. It is right by the river and has activities for all tastes and budgets.

There are bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Unmissable!

I hope that this article helps you in a future visit to this city or maybe it helps you decide your next vacation destination. This is a nice video we found showcasing Brisbane – have a watch:

Best travel destinations in Finland

Finland is known as the pandora’s box of experiences! From the deep sea to the snow, for the young and for old alike, the Republic of Finland may be a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With an infinite list of places to go to in Finland, it is robust to choose simply some. 

If you are planning to visit this amazing place then this article is surely going to be much helpful for you.

In this travel guide, we have shortlisted some of the best places that you should visit during your trip to Finland.

Let’s get started.

Northern Lights

The northern lights in Finland are generally visible between the months of March and September in the region of Finnish Lapland.

The northern lights in Finland are also known as the Aurora Borealis, and it is also a surreal treat for the viewers’ eyes. As a matter of fact, visitors here can experience the trance of nature.

These northern lights seem to be out of the world. Make sure to check them out during your trip.

Santa Claus Village – Disney Park of Finland

Santa Claus Village is an amusement park that is constructed in the snow-covered mountains of Lapland. You can call this place a Disney version of Finland. This place is a home for beautiful ice restaurants, husky and reindeer rides, an igloo hotel, the safaris and excursions, and much more.

Your trip to Finland will be considered incomplete if you don’t visit this place.

Suomenlinna Fortress – A Must Visit

It is one of the largest sea fortresses that were built in the 18th century on the Suomenlinna. It is only a 15-minute ferry ride from Helsinki Market Square.

Once you reach here you will easily fill up your day with beautiful tourist attractions and sights.

This place is also remarked as the UNESCO world heritage site and was built back in 1847 by the Swedes, at that moment Finland was under the Swedes territory.

Kauppatori and Esplanadi

Helsinki harbor is an important part of the city, the crucial landmarks over it serve as a popular gathering spot for the open-air market of the local farmers, fishermen, food production managers, and the craftsmen who sell their stuff directly from their boats. You can also experience the fragrance of the salmon cooking on the cedar planks beside the boats, it also depends upon the season in which you travel.

Turku – Blend of ancient and modern architecture

Turku Castle was built in the 16th and 17th century, now it is home to the Turku museum. The old towns and harbors here are now transformed into a shopping center, some of them are converted into cathedrals while others are transformed into churches. You will also see some markets here and even a Swedish theatre as well.

The riverside restaurants will surely satisfy your taste buds. 

So if you are planning to travel to Finland then make sure to check out the Turku Castle here as well.