Brisbane’s lovely subtropical weather, combined with its refined culture and outdoor recreation options, has made it a great city to explore both for tourists and locals. The third largest city in Australia, it’s ideal for small families with young kids. Here’s an overview of some of Brisbane’s most family-friendly attractions.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
An attraction for all ages, the18-hectre Lone Pine Sanctuary offers encounters with cute little koala bears, kangaroos, dingos, and duckbilled platypus. Kids can enjoy plenty of photo opportunities. There are also exhibits and bird flight displays. Feeding barn animals is another amazing activity to keep the little ones busy. Bring a lot of water, especially on warm days. BBQ and picnic facilities are also available outside the park at no additional charge.
South Bank features parks, shops, and brightly-lit promenades. Streets Beach, a popular local family-friendly beach, is nestled in the heart of the area. There’s also an artificial lagoon, which is quite sought after by families on hot weather. Then there’s the iconic Wheel of Brisbane, known to offer a vantage point view of the entire city.
And of course, what’s a destination without good food? Head to any of the James Street restaurants for flavourful cuisines.
One of the most scenic ways to capture the essence of Brisbane is on the Brisbane River. Take the children on a fun City Ferry ride; it has convenient hop on and off terminals. The rides highlight the cultural, historical, and natural beauty of the city by covering all iconic landmarks from the University of Queensland to bridges and river mansions.
In addition to the sanctuary, South Bank and Brisbane River, there’s a lot more for shopaholics and gourmet buffs. You can, for instance, go shop hopping at the Queen Street Mall. Take the time to see what the city has to offer. The bottom line is for your family to spend lots of fun time together.