A laid-back city infused with tropical vibrance
Brisbane, Australia, the country’s third-largest city, is filled with first-class museums, spectacular nightlife and stunning nature. Australia tours attract those needing relaxation from their daily hustle and bustle, and those seeking an exciting trip of culture and shopping.
In the booming area of South Bank, residents and visitors live with a laid-back sensibility, despite the metropolitan setting. The South Bank Parklands, which opened in 1992, is a calming area with a rainforest, grassy areas and a beach so perfect it has to be man-made. Named the Streets Beach, it is lined with bright palm trees, covered in sparkling white sand and features fresh water that will please those irked by underwater creatures.
From local arts to clothes and jewelry, the South Bank Lifestyle Market houses up to 80 vendors. Located in the heart of the city, this market is close to more shopping, dining and drinking spots.
For those yearning for a cultured experience, South Bank is home to Brisbane’s art district. Art galleries, theater, dance and concert venues line the area, and a number of creative neighborhoods pepper this part of town. Travelers who are unsure where to go should ask a local about the area’s hot spots, as Brisbane is known to have the friendliest locals in "Oz."