Brisbane is one of Australia’s most underrated cities, which should definitely not be the case. Unknown to many, Brisbane’s culture is pleasantly rich: the arts scene is unbelievably awesome, the nightlife will always get you dancing on your feet, and the restaurants and cafes offer great food and environment.
Both locals and visitors take good advantage of the weather in Brisbane. The city is perfect for cycling, kayaking, rock climbing, swimming, jogging, or basically anything that involves activities outside. With awe-inspiring man-made infrastructure and amazing nature, it’s no surprise that Brisbane attractions has some of the most hashtags and geotags on Instagram. Give this city a chance, get a cheap car hire in Brisbane, and drive around town!
- South Bank, Brisbane
South Bank focuses on lifestyle and local culture, which is why it is a prime spot for tourists and locals alike. It is located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, and boasts 17 hectares of amazing parklands, top-of-the-line restaurants and beautiful river views. Numerous events are held here all year round, which makes it an even more exciting and fun place to hang out. Last year, South Bank garnered almost 13,000 hashtags on Instagram, making it one of the most visited places in Brisbane. Just type #southbankbrisbane on the search tab, and enjoy scrolling through your feed!
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
If you love koalas, then you’ll definitely love this hashtag! Fluffy and cute koalas will fill your feed, as almost 19,000 hashtags of the place and animals themselves are featured on Instagram for 2016. Even Hollywood celebrities and musicians visit this place to have their picture taken with the lovely koalas and kangaroos. Lone Pine is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary. Currently, they are taking care of over 130 koalas, a number of kangaroos, and a large variety of animals known to live in Australia. Type the hashtag #lonepinekoalasanctuary on Instagram if you want your day to be made!
- Queen Street Mall
Everyone loves the Queen Street Mall, especially the ones who LOVE shopping. The area is known as one of the largest shopping precincts in Australia. It features 700 retailers, both local and international, and ranges from affordable to high-end. Choose from H&M, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, Pandora, French Connection, and a whole lot more for your shopping needs. During Wednesday, local produce, flowers, and artisan products sell their specialty at the Farmers Market, which is located by the bridge at the end of the mall. Since a lot of people shop here and visit the place, it is no surprise that it is one of Instagram’s most hashtagged and geotagged in 2016, garnering a total of 8,600 posts. Simply search for the hashtag #queenstreetmall on the social media app, and feast your eyes on the lovely places and people of Brisbane!
- Story Bridge Adventure Climb
This bridge is one of Brisbane’s most well-known landmarks. The Story Bridge Adventure Climb is one of the only three bridge climbs in the world, and offers a unique and one of a kind experience where you can choose to rappel your descent. Almost 60,000 people posted on Instagram last year, with the hashtag #storybridge.
Brisbane is full of pleasant surprises, and this city should definitely be in your checklist! Have you been? What are your top recommendations?