Journey towards Brisbane
Friends, we have tried to take you with the mind blowing places of Australia. In first two parts, we have visited to Sydney and Melbourne. Now we will visit to Brisbane, which is the Capital city of Queensland.
When we entered into Brisbane, Story Bridge would be the first step to visit, which gives us the glamour with fun by climbing 80 meters (262 feet), above Brisbane River. It was built in 1940. For enjoying the place, two hours visit is allow for plenty of awe-inspiring views over the river and city skyline.
South Bank & Modern Art Gallery:
Next to Story Bridge is South Bank, a popular precinct along Brisbane’s southern river bank. We can enjoy our lunch at Stokehouse Q and SWIM at Streets Beach, which is most popular and based at South Bank. Australia’s largest gallery of modern and contemporary art is based nearby of South Bank, named, Queensland Art Gallery- Gallery of Modern Art. For art lovers, it is best place to visit. The Queensland Art Gallery is architectural wonders itself and include two spaces devoted to indigenous work.
Great Barrier Reef:
Great Barrier Reef is a one of the wonder of natural world. From Brisbane, we can have a cruise for enjoying so many types of Barrier Reef. There are 3000 coral reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays in the world. We can also experience the Sunlover by Starlight by staying overnight on this place. It would be a great different experience of our life. We can also enjoy the same thing by using the Helicopter, but in this case, the personal touch will not possible.
After two hour drive from north of Cairns, World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest is there. Older than the Amazon, the Daintree Rainforest is a living museum of flora and fauna dating back at least 135 million years and is largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia. It is also home to a number of rare and endangered species, including the southern cassowary and Bannett’s tree kangaroo. We can enjoy also the view and personal touch of various types of crocodiles, frogs, snakes and lizards around the Daintree River.
Kings Park is the one of the World’s largest inner city parks offering splendid views over the Swan River and city skyline. For Kings Park, we have to take flight from Cairns which takes only five hours fly to Perth, which is a capital of West Australia. Western Australian Botanic Garden is based here which features more than 3000 species of native flora. During spring, park is transformed with a wonderful display of wildflowers. Kings Park is just a heaven of nature.
It is just 30 minutes by car; we can find one of the best preserved 19th century port streetscapes of the world, which is nearby port city of Fremantle. Visit the round house, built as a jail in 1831 and the oldest public building in West Australia, Fremantle Prison and the impressive Western Australian Maritime Museum. For shopping lovers, Fremantle markets are also available with lots of varieties, arts and craft gallery. Rottnest Island is located in 19 miles off the coast, surrounded by aquamarine waters. There are 63 beaches and 20 secluded bays are the best explored on bicycle. There are the ferry services available to enjoy the maximum parts of Island.
Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef:
Ningaloo Reef is one of the World’s Heritage listed wonder from West Australia. A 162 miles coral reef fringes this glorious coastline and its waters are rich with tropical fish, manta rays, and harmless whale shark. Turquoise Bay is a great place to try snorkelling for the first time, with its clear, shallow water brimming with colourful corals. There are also number of half and full day diving tours to experience this breathtaking underworld. It would be a best for scuba diving lovers.