I have only visited Brisbane once for a few hours when we stopped there on our cruise to Singapore. I didn’t really know what to expect except that it would be hot. I generally don’t like to visit our hotter states in summer but the cruise season is in summer.
It was hot but I kind of liked Brisbane. On the strength of the few hours we spent there I’d say that I would enjoy visiting there again but in winter.
There are still some nice old buildings like this one on George Street and the very imposing Cenotaph in Anzac Square.
This is Queen Street Mall where the main shops in the CBD are. It was not as modern as I expected and felt strangely familiar. I think that it reminded me of the way that Rundle Mall in Adelaide used to look in its early days. I liked it and I liked the Brisbane Arcade.
Cruising along the Brisbane River is nice and definitely something I would like to do again, not just on the tourist boats but the commuter ferries.
Sadly, from my point of view at least, more of Brisbane is starting to look like this. Lots and lots of development.
I did like Southbank and especially the Brisbane Wheel. It’s no Singapore Flyer or London Eye but you do get a good view of the city from the top.