Four Parks To Sit Pretty in Brisbane
Posted on January 21, 2013 by sguese
Australia’s third largest city is often thought of as a sleepy country town. Lurking beneath Brisbane’s sleepiness is a big city in disguise. Perhaps Brisbane’s balance of small town and big city makes it one of the most desirable places to live in all of Australia. With its world-class art galleries, booming live music scene and café culture, Brisbane is far from boring. However if you would prefer to be lazy in the city, Brisbane offers several parks to get lost in. Don’t miss these.
City Botanic Gardens
The City Botanic Gardens of Brisbane are often visited for the views of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Set alongside the curve in the Brisbane River, the Botanic Gardens are Brisbane’s oldest park. Visitors and local alike find the wealth of walking trails, green lawns, bamboo lawns, macadamia trees and Moreton Bay figs appealing on a lazy afternoon.
Roma Street Parkland
Across 16 hectares of land, the Roma Street Parklands sprawl out in Brisbane. They are also one of the world’s largest subtropical urban gardens. Visitors here can expect to see 40 varieties of Australian native trees, a lake, three waterfalls, playgrounds and barbecues a plenty.
South Bank Parklands
Set up on the western side of the Brisbane River, the South Bank Parklands present a sea of activity in Brisbane, in park form. The parklands are home to cultural attractions, fine eateries, small rainforests, hidden lawns and gorgeous flora. Many flock to Streets Beach, an artificial beach resembling a tropical lagoon. The South Bank Parklands are also home to the Queensland Maritime Museum. The museum details the maritime adventures along the coast. As if all of that wasn’t enough, the Parklands are also home to the Wheel of Brisbane, the London Eye style attraction.
Brisbane Forest Park
Top off a tour through Brisbane’s parks with a visit to the Brisbane Forest Park. Just northwest of the city, the 28,500-hectare natural bushland presents remote gorges, subtropical rainforest and woodland. Throughout the park, you can take advantage of a number of walking trails.
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