Australasian Diabetes Congress 2020 - Destination

Destination

Discover Brisbane

Discover Brisbane

Brisbane population: 2,054,614 in 2016
State population: 5.071 million in March 2019

Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a large city on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions. Another South Bank cultural institution is Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia's major contemporary art museums. Looming over the city is Mt. Coot-tha, site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens.


Following is a list of places to explore while you are in Brisbane:

South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands is Queensland’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination, open 365 days a year. Its world-class entertainment and leisure facilities include:

Covering 17 hectares of riverfront land, the Parklands feature free swimming facilities, walking tracks, licensed picnic areas and more. It is also home to a year-round calendar of events and plenty of eateries, including the award-winning River Quay.

https://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/brisbane/things-to-do/shopping/south-bank-parklands?sc_lang=en-au


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Did you know that Queensland is one of only two states where you can actually hold a koala? The best way to experience this is at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can meet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos and engage with a large variety of Australian wildlife in Lone Pine's beautiful, natural settings.

https://koala.net/visitor-info


Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art

Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is located across two riverside buildings in South Bank’s Cultural Precinct. QAGOMA presents an evolving program of Australian and international exhibitions, with a focus on the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific. Immerse the family in creativity at the Children’s Art Centre and see the best in international film and video at the Australian Cinémathèque. QAGOMA offers cafes, modern dining and shopping to complete your visit.

https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/


Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Story Bridge Adventure Climb

The Story Bridge is Brisbane’s most iconic structure and the best way to see Brisbane is by climbing it! Experience a unique perspective of the city and its surrounds, from the Glass House Mountains in the north to Moreton Bay in the east and stretching towards the Scenic Rim Mountains in the south, along with the best views of the Brisbane skyline and its surrounds. So, if you’re looking for Brisbane attractions, things to do in Brisbane, or what’s on Brisbane, look no further! As one of only 3 bridge climbs in the world, Story Bridge Adventure Climb offers an original adventure.

https://storybridgeadventureclimb.com.au/


Mt Coot-tha precinct

Mt Coot-tha precinct

Explore the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, ride mountain bike trails, take a walk through the Mt Coot-tha Forest to one of the many picnic areas, or visit the Mt Coot-tha Lookout for the best view of Brisbane. Visit Mt Coot-tha Library (nestled in the grounds of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha) which is home to a collection of books specialising in botany, horticulture and landscape design. Wander through the heritage-listed Toowong Cemetery, which was formally opened in 1875 and is Queensland's largest cemetery.