The River City
Brisbane—or Brizzy if you’re a Brisbanite—is one of the oldest cities in Australia. Often referred to as the Gateway to Queensland, we think this river city might be one of the most underrated in Australia. Get your bearings with a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane—think London Eye only down under—an iconic landmark that offers bird’s eye views of the entire city below. And if that’s not high enough for you, opt for a helicopter tour that will give you a better lay of the land and the surrounding area.
Back on solid ground, stroll the city streets of Brisbane, filled with entertaining buskers, or satisfy your retail therapy on the lifestyle mecca James Street. And for foodies, indulge in culinary delights on Eagle Street Pier including a hot cuppa jo—Brisbane is known for its thriving coffee culture. Venture to the Scenic Rim for wineries from the Granite Belt Wine Region for some of Australia’s famous new world wines.