This was our second visit to Brisbane and now that we were with my Dad and Gill and could be proper tourists for the day we really enjoyed being in the city. We walked through the main shopping streets to the Victoria Bridge, where we caught the free city hop on hop off boat.
The boat trip down the river provides a different perspective of the city and shows the high rise offices, hotels and buildings meeting the sky and white clouds above.
We passed under the Story Bridge, before hopping off at the very end of the Southbank, giving us a lovely 2km walk back along the other side of the river. Wish I’d worn different shoes though, my super pretty but not very practical sandals started to rub, ouch!
If you stood looking at Southbank with your back to the high rise you’d have no idea you were in the middle of the city, there’s a huge Streets Beach with pools, sand, water slides and loads of other fun stuff for kids. Unfortunately I think we were a bit too big for all the fun stuff! There’s so much greenery as well, with an amazing tunnel of purple/pink flowers growing too.
Our next walk was through Fortitude Valley, all the way along to New Farm. We saw some incredible houses and apartments in the New Farm area, where I could only dream of living! After spending an entire day walking, it was even starting to get dark, and not finding any restaurants that we fancied for our last supper, we caught a bus back into the centre and went to Jimmy’s on the Mall, a lovely bar and restaurant overlooking the high street. The food was fantastic and their dessert platter for two is absolutely incredible, you have to try it for yourself.