Things to do in Brisbane while you’re here for the PGA
With stunning natural assets, clear blue skies all year round and a subtropical alfresco lifestyle, Brisbane is an urban metropolis with a relaxed vibe. Here you’ll receive a warm welcome from the city with timeless nature in its soul.
Whether you’re a self-confessed foodie or just eager to satisfy hunger pangs, there’s always an outstanding eatery to visit. The gastronomic offerings of the riverside capital city are now well and truly on par with celebrated larger cousins Sydney and Melbourne. Outdoor dining precincts in particular are flourishing - luxe Valley resident James Street and ever-popular Howard Smith Wharves are two must-visits. Beer enthusiasts will be delighted to hear there's no shortage of independent breweries worth a sampling session in a city that has become widely renowned as Australia’s home of craft brewing — you’ll find them scattered from the city centre to Brisbane’s outer suburbs.
For the adventurous at heart tackle the Story Bridge Adventure Climb, Riverlife Adventure Centre or Brisbane by Bicycle, or take a wander of Brisbane City Botanical Gardens, or a city skyline swim at Streets Beach in South Bank. The riverside precinct of South Bank is home to some of Brisbane’s best-recognised cultural offerings. Leading gallery duo QAGOMA sits clustered with theatrical hub QPAC and the family-friendly Queensland Museum and Sciencentre. If you’re keen on a hit of golf Brisbane is the perfect city to play a round with Victoria Park, Brookwater Golf and Country Club and The Brisbane Golf Club among some of the best.
Surrounded by World Heritage-listed national parks and just a short ferry ride away from island paradise, Brisbane is perfectly positioned for some incredible and diverse day trips. Head to the neighbouring world-class sand islands of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) for its beaches and diving (including manta rays in summer and grey nurse sharks in winter) or Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) to go snorkelling around the famous wrecks. Point your car west and you'll find yourself in the Scenic Rim, Brisbane's World Heritage-listed backyard. Surrounded by idyllic national parks, explore lush rainforests, spectacular waterfalls, rugged mountain ranges and breathtaking lookouts from Mt Tamborine, Mt Barney, Lamington and Springbrook National Parks, or reconnect with the surrounding natural beauty at Lake Moogerah. These natural wonderlands can be experienced in the air, on the water or across the land by hot air ballooning, fishing, water skiing, kayaking, cycling, bushwalking or mountaineering.
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