Sometimes a change of pace is all that’s needed! Among Brisbane’s urban landscape of cultural arts venues, nightlife establishments and famous shopping precincts, the city’s vibrant parks and gardens offer all the best ways to relax and de-stress should the hustle and bustle ever get too much.
If you’re planning a city break and you’re new to Brisbane, here are the 5 most relaxing locations to unwind, picnic, stroll and sightsee:
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park boasts a simply breath-taking view of the city, overlooking Brisbane River with views of Brisbane City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane CBD’s high-rise cityscape. For first-timers in Brisbane, the cliffside paths are well worth a stroll - especially during sunset - with the chance to stop for coffee at The Cliffs Cafe.
Roma Street Parklands
Roma Street Parklands is about one kilometre north-west of Queen Street Mall, and ideal for finding peace and quiet amid the beating heart of the city. This little nature sanctuary offers lush wildflower gardens and sheltering trees, manicured lawns, clean walking paths and a large pond - perfect for nature lovers with numerous garden areas to roam around.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Get even closer to nature at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, situated just a 15-minute drive from the CBD next to majestic Mount Coot-tha. This public garden has beautiful curated flower displays, exotic plants, water features and more, and is a great place to start your Mount Coot-tha adventure, which offers bush-walking trails, picnic areas and incredible views east across Brisbane City.
Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
Similar to Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha but located in the CBD, the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens is another tranquil location to stroll, picnic and explore just a short walk from Queen Street Mall. These gardens offer a colourful diversity of rare plant species, flowers and trees to observe, including the world’s oldest Macadamia, plus wide-open lawns, ponds and a riverside path for walking and jogging.
South Bank Parklands
The South Bank Parklands is a modernised park on the Brisbane River with pristine grassy areas and walking paths, colourful art sculptures and even a stunning swimming pool precinct with a man-made beach. Close to popular shopping destination Little Stanley Street and home of The Wheel of Brisbane, the Southbank Parklands is Brisbane’s most vibrant public park that doubles as one of the city’s top tourist attractions.
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With a prime location in South Bank, discover South Bank Parklands, GoMA, Queensland Museum, Little Stanley Street and more within walking distance, in addition to Queen Street Mall, Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park and Fortitude Valley in just a short drive.
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