I wasn’t born in Brisbane, but after five years of living here I feel so connected to the city and the people that I absolutely love Brisbane. Living in Brisbane is so great, early morning walks; rush to work through the congested Brisbane streets, getting kids from school, having a drink or two in Brisbane pubs, going out with the family on Brisbane’s South Bank, driving the car on Brisbane’s busy Gympie Rd and many many more other things makes me consider living in Brisbane forever.
I remember our first Christmas in Brisbane. On the Christmas Eve we usually eat the fasting food, which preparation in colder climate is an enjoyment for itself but here in Brisbane on at least of 40 Celsius degrees was really sacrifice. Eating was the same, around six pm the temperature had dropped just five degrees. We were all exhausted at the time the dinner was served that no one was really keen to eat hot food but tradition is tradition and we ate as much as we can, which honestly was a very little. From that year we celebrate Brisbane hot Christmas Eves with cold seafood only.
The Goodwill Bridge is a footbridge which links the South Bank Parklands on the southside of the Brisbane River, to the Gardens Point Campus of the Queensland University of Technology on the northside. The Goodwill Bridge was named after the Goodwill Games.
If you cross the Goodwill Bridge on the Brisbane River from the Brisbane city side, and venture around to your left, just under the Captain Cook Bridge (the Brisbane Riverside Expressway) you'll find the start of The Cliffs Boardwalk. The walk runs adjacent to Lower River Terrace on the South Bank side of the Brisbane River. It stretches along this reach of the river through Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point Park to the Riverlife Adventure centre. This is the place where my wife and I spend the most of Sundays’ morning walking and watching beautiful glimpses of the Brisbane city.
It amuses me to know that The Kangaroo Point cliffs are results of a violent volcanic event which is estimated to have occurred some 220 million years ago. When the volcanic material settled, it was so hot it welded together. The fine grained rock which was formed is known as Brisbane Tuff. In the early years of settlement in Brisbane, convicts would quarry these cliffs to obtain the building stone which would be used in many of the Brisbane city's original buildings.
This is another of the great walks within easy reach of the Central City area of Brisbane. The views and atmosphere are fantastic, and you'll often find people scaling the cliff walls in search of their own adventure. The park areas include barbeques, play areas, grassed lawns and even a nature reserve. Both bike and walking tracks are available. As a Brisbane afternoon of outside exercise there aren't many other things which come close as part of a family activity.
The Brisbane River effectively borders the city, and one of the most impressive ways to explore the Brisbane city is to walk its banks via the many Brisbane city riverwalks. If you venture down to the Brisbane river from almost any location in the city, you will come across one of the paved walkways from which you can view the Brisbane river. You can even go into one of the many and varied cafes or restaurants located along the river to enjoy not only the view of the Brisbane river, but some of Brisbane's best cuisine. You can even get a Brisbane Riverwalk's Map from the Brisbane city council. What we did.
The Gabba is one of the two major sporting complexes at least within walking distance, or a short taxi or bus ride from the city. Otherwise known as the Brisbane Cricket Ground the name "Gabba" comes from the suburb of Woolloongabba in which the ground is situated. Major sporting activities held at the ground include Cricket and Australian Rules Football, along with Soccer and Rugby Union. The Gabba is the home ground for the Queensland Bulls cricket team. the and the Brisbane Lions AFL team.
One of the great tourist attractions which are available in Brisbane means you need to step away from the city to partake in it. However, it still meets the criteria of being involved with Brisbane City, its just that you generally go right over the top of it! The activity is Hot Air Ballooning. Flights will generally take you over the Brisbane River and allow amazing views of the Brisbane City centre and buildings. On clear days the in-flight views to extend north beyond the Glass House Mountains and south to the Border Ranges, with Moreton Bay and the islands visible to the east. Most Brisbane hotels in the city will have a booking service for the various ballooning operators.
Once again, Oh God I love Brisbane
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Monics, Frank, Dealan + Alex
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Diana, Brian & Ania
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Heather & Ethan
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