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It's an area of Queensland that approximately 2,200,000 people reside in.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and the Wheel of Brisbane are magical places to have some time with the kids. Want more? The RNA Showgrounds and Settlement Cove Lagoon will ensure the good times keep on coming.
The Castlemaine Perkins Brewery and the XXXX Brewery offer hop heads an excellent opportunity to learn about the complex art of brewing and what it is that makes the beer in this area so delicious. Take a look around where it all happens and relish a very refreshing afternoon seeing the sights.
If you feel the need for speed, follow the sound of revving engines to the Queensland Raceway and the Willowbank Raceway. Be warned though, these fast-paced races are not for the faint of heart!
Experienced wine taster or not, a few hours of testing out the different blends at the region's vineyards won't let you down. If you'd like to visit more than one, certainly add the Sirromet Wines, the Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm and the Paradine Estate Winery to the agenda. It doesn't matter where you go first. They are all great fun!
If you're somebody who just loves to challenge the blackjack dealer from time to time, you should consider heading to the Treasury Casino.
Collected from landscapes across the earth, the plant species at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens are certain to impress. Many tourists also like to have a wander through the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens and the Mt Coot-Tha Gardens.
Pack a picnic hamper and take it easy for a while in the leafy surroundings of Roma Street Parkland and Centenary Lakes Park. New Farm Park and Centenary Place are two more pleasant spots to while away the afternoon with a good book.
If you're in the mood for wandering along a shoreline, watching the passers-by or just sitting back by the water's edge, head to Sutton's Beach or Cylinder Beach. Locals might also recommend Frenchmans Beach and Deadmans Beach.
Switch off your phone and have a rest from the noises of the modern world at Blue Lagoon and Blue Lake National Park. Nature enthusiasts will also have an excellent time at Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Brisbane Forest Park.
See the world in a new light by spending some time at one of the area's fascinating cultural spaces. The Caboolture Warplane Museum and the Workshops Rail Museum offer a range of collections that are bound to keep you captivated. The Dick Johnson Racing Raceshop and Museum and the Brisbane Tramway Museum are also worthwhile.
The Queensland Maritime Museum will send you floating back through the region's nautical history. Bubbling over with sea-bound tales and salvaged artifacts, the whole crew is bound to have fun at this one.
To expand your knowledge on history's greatest scientific breakthroughs, make the trip to Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre. It'll be an exciting day of discovery for the whole group.
Not only are the specimens and curiosities at the Queensland Museum and the UQ Anthropology Museum a lot of fun to look at, they're also highly educational.
Do you love art? There are galleries of all kinds here. Start off your tour of this creative enclave with a stop at the Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art. The Institute of Modern Art and the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology are also worth a look if your schedule allows.
Take yourself back through time and uncover mysteries of yesteryear at the Museum of Brisbane and the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum. Do you like the sound of those? Continue your journey at the Redcliffe Museum and the Commissariat Store Museum.
Discover the region's past with a trip to Hughesville and QUT Old Government House, just two of the historical sites here. When it comes to bygone times, the stories are countless. The ANZAC Square War Memorial and the Naldham House are two more great places to stop by.
Observe the streaming water underneath Story Bridge and Walter Taylor Bridge, two enduring examples of civil engineering.
In more dangerous times, Fort Cowan Cowan and Fort Lytton National Park helped protect Brisbane from enemy attack. If you're interested in the military history of the region, their time-worn walls have plenty of stories to tell.
Whether you consider yourself a spiritual person or not, you're sure enjoy an afternoon at St. Stephens Cathedral and St. John's Anglican Cathedral. If you'd be interested to look at some more religious sites, check for guided tours at St. Andrew's Uniting Church and St John’s Cathedral.
This region's most prominent tourist sights can overshadow its less known, yet equally fascinating activities. Gateway Bridge and the State Library of Queensland are a couple of worthwhile options. If you can squeeze it in, also check out the Doomben Racecourse and Scarborough Marina.
Situated in Brisbane Airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of DFO Brisbane, Doomben Racecourse, and Eagle Farm Racecourse. Nudgee Golf Club and Portside Wharf are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kangaroo Point Cliffs and The Gabba. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and Queen Street Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cathedral Square, Queen Street Mall, and Roma Street Parkland. Suncorp Stadium and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Treasury Casino, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, and Brisbane City Hall. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
With direct access to the beach, this Point Lookout hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cylinder Beach, Deadmans Beach, and Frenchmans Beach. North Gorge Walk and Point Lookout Community Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brisbane Square Library, Queen Street Mall, and Wintergarden.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Doomben Racecourse, Eagle Farm Racecourse, and Portside Wharf. Brisbane Cruise Terminal and Eat Street Markets are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, and Museum of Brisbane. Treasury Casino and Queen Street Mall are also within 10 minutes.