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Five unique things to do in Brisbane

If you think about it, every city in the world is unique in some specific way. In most cases, the different locations and activities that a city offers are usually what makes up its spirit and uniqueness.

That’s why, after living in Brisbane for over a year, I’m confident to say that I’ve become quite an expert in this field. Without further ado, here’s my list of the top five unique things to do in Brisbane:

1. Take a walk around the river
Brisbane River

Another inspirational activity to do in Brisbane is to take the path around the river in the direction of Kangaroo Point. If you decide to engage in this activity, I would also recommend that you bring your camera since the view from the top is truly mesmerising.

The best time to walk around the river is in the morning during weekdays as there are less people on the track and more space for you to enjoy the view.

2. Practice yoga during sunrise

Brisbane Lookout

Even if you’re not a yogi, I really recommend taking the trip to Mt Coot-tha – Brisbane’s most beautiful lookout. The best times to visit are in the morning and at noon when the sun covers the sky in a palette of colours.

If you are a yogi or someone who is interested in trying yoga then this is the perfect place for you. I mean what could be better than meditating while looking at the sunrise?  

3. Order a coffee

Brisbane Coffee Shop

This one is for all the coffee lovers. It is a fact that Aussies love their coffee which is why you can find amazing cafes around every corner of the city.

The great atmosphere combined with the distinct smell of the coffee beans is a nice way to clear your mind and energize your body. My favourite locations where you can order a coffee are currently West End and Fortitude Valley.

4. Pay a visit to the  Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) Museum

GOMA Brisbane

GOMA is currently one of my favourite places in Brisbane. The art installations in the museum are always very extraordinary and if you are an art junkie like me, you might even find a piece by your favourite artist.

Finding inspiration in GOMA is almost inevitable and some of the exhibits are free which is another good reason to visit this exciting place.

5. Meet a koala
Koala Sanctuary

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is one of the first places I visited when I arrived in Brisbane. The reason why I like it so much is because of the idyllic location and the great amount of care that the animals receive.

Fun fact: Queensland is the only state in which it is possible to cuddle a koala, making the encounter even more exciting. In other words, if you are an animal lover then there’s no doubt that you will fall in love with the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and its cute inhabitants.

Photo credits: Georgi Markovski

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