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We're past the middle of the year, which means you’ve probably endured months of stress at work and possibly even at home. So, now is probably a good time to start thinking about some vacation time.
We know you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a travel destination, but we’re here to tell you that Brisbane, Australia is the destination for you! In fact, we’ve gone and compiled some places in Brisbane to visit that will spark that desire to travel and appease the outdoors lover in you.
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Why outdoors, you ask? Well, don’t be ridiculous, nobody goes to Australia to be indoors! The weather is beautiful there!
#1 South Bank Parklands
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South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands feature world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round. Hop on to iconic Wheel of Brisbane to take in a 360-degree panoramic view of the city.
Smacked in the heart of this parkland is Streets Beach, Australia’s only man-made inner-city beach.
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Need more ideas on what to do outdoors in the city? Watch this video:
#2 Mount Coot-tha’s Brisbane Lookout
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For a stunning panoramic view of the CBD all the way to Morton Bay, head over to Mount Coot-tha's Brisbane Lookout.
If you choose to visit this location in the morning, you can also get some hiking done by following The Honeyeater Track which leads you through 2.1km of bushland. The track starts a mere 375m from the lookout. Along the way, you can pop into a café and get your dose of coffee and a slice of cake or two.
#3 Eat Street Northshore
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A former container wharf turned lively venue for some delicious eats (including Halal, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian options) and entertainment – 180 containers to be exact. With so many choices, there’s never a dull weekend when you visit this blazing-coloured landmark in Brisbane.
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If a view is what you’re after, you’ll glad to know that you can feast your eyes on priceless city and river views that surround this place.
#4 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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So, are we talking about koalas or kangaroos? At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, you not only get the chance to be up close and personal – like cuddle them, kind of close – with koalas, but also other famous Australian wildlife such as Tasmanian devils, platypus and emus, and kangaroos in a bushland setting.
They also put on an Australian Outback farm life show featuring sheep dogs showing off their sheep mustering skills.
Need more ideas on how to get close to nature? Watch this:
And you can never run out of adventurous activities while in Brisbane:
#5 Brisbane’s outdoor dining scene
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There’s of course, no shortage of dining options in Brisbane, but more importantly, this capital city of Queensland has lots to offer when it comes to riverfront dining! Some notable ones to try include Riverbar & Kitchen for some paleo-friendly breakfast along the Brisbane River, and the copper-domed Customs House, which incidentally, is also the most awarded restaurant in the city.
There, didn’t we say that Brisbane is the perfect place for the outdoors lover in you?
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The next question is: what airline should you take? Luckily for you, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is reinstating their full service for direct flights on the A330-300 aircraft with up to 290 seats to Brisbane every Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from RM1,399.
Visit Malaysia Airlines to book your flights now! You won’t regret it.