Now, I have heard a bit around the world wide web that when new visitors come to Brisbane they don’t instantaneously fall in love with the city. I didn’t know too much about it before I moved here six months ago. Primarily, I knew the mall had all the clothing stores I could possibly want. Plus lots of good bands performed in Brisbane. Yep, that is what I knew about the closest capital city to my hometown of Townsville (a two hour plane ride away).
But since moving here I’ve tried to discover a different part of this area nearly every weekend. And I think that by exploring in and around Brisbane you will come to enjoy the sunny city more. I recommend hiring a car during your visit to be able to explore everything the city has to offer.
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The North Coast
This week’s case in point? Woody Point. I took a solo road trip up Brisbane’s north coast a couple of weekends ago as I had heard a lot about the beauty of Redcliffe and its surrounding suburbs. Scarborough includes gorgeous homes positioned on canals and a couple of marinas for the boats owned perhaps by the people living on the canals.
Woody Point’s coastal Australian beach town vibe was unexpected, as I wasn’t that far from the city. I could have happily spent the afternoon walking along the water swimming at its glorious beaches and eating fish and chips by the seaside. There were quite a few people outside enjoying the sunshine and the jetty. I think it would be a great place to live with a family. You are in close proximity to the ocean and not too far from Brisbane’s CBD. But perhaps I am getting a tad ahead of myself!
Go on, Visit Brisbane
If you are in a car you can keep driving south to the next cute coastal town of Sandgate. From here follow the signs to the motorway that will take you back to Brisbane’s city centre and surrounding suburbs. So please, don’t write off Brisbane just yet. Get your walking shoes on, hire a vehicle and do some outer suburb exploring.