Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Travel Guide
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Places of Interest in Brisbane
- General Post Office
Historic Neo-Classical building built in the late 19th century.
- Cathedral of St Stephen
Beautiful Gothic-style Catholic cathedral in Brisbane, completed in 1874.
- Commissariat Store Museum
Historical building erected in 1829 using convict labour.
- Parliament House of Queensland
French Renaissance style building designed in 1865 by Charles Tiffin, whose design won the architectural competition.
- Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
The second oldest botanic gardens in Australia.
- Old Government House
Former government house, also designed by Charles Tiffin, now housing the National Trust of Queensland.
- City Hall
Neo-Classical building with Italian Renaissance clocktower completed in 1930.
- Customs House
One of the oldest buildings in Brisbane, now used for civic functions.
- Anzac Square
Public park commemorating those who have given their lives for their country.
- Old Windmill
One of just two buildings from Brisbane's days as a convict colony.
- St John's Anglican Cathedral
One of the most splendid churches in the southern hemisphere.
- Fortitude Valley
Centre of Bohemian culture in Brisbane.
- Brisbane Chinatown
A lively area with Asian stores and restaurants.
- Queensland Cultural Centre
Complex that includes the Queensland Art Gallery, a museum, a performing arts centre and a library.
- South Bank Precinct
Site of Expo '88 held in Brisbane.
- Queensland Maritime Museum
Museum chronicling Queensland's maritime history with model ships, reconstructed cabins and relics from early shipwrecks.
- Story Bridge
Landmark bridge constructed during the Great Depression and opened in July, 1940.
- Newstead House
The oldest surviving residential house in Brisbane.
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The oldest koala sanctuary in Australia, opened in 1927.
- Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens located in the foothills of Mount Coottha Forest Park, with the largest planetarium in Australia.
- Brisbane Forest Park
Protected forest within D'Aguilar Mountain Range.
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