Forest Lodge

About Brisbane

Young and vibrant, Brisbane lies at the heart of one of the most diverse and popular holiday regions in Australia and enjoys an enviable climate of warm, bright summers and clear mild winters - making Brisbane an ideal place to visit all year round.

Things to do & see

The possibilities are limitless. Here are a few suggestions:

St Lucia Golf Links
Located on the corner of Indooroopilly Road and Carawa Street, on the northern banks of the Brisbane River, the 18 hole St Lucia Golf Links are open 7 days a week. It is a very interesting course designed by Dr Alistair MacKenzie, architect of the famous Augusta Golf Course in Georgia.

Mt Coot-tha Lookout
Mt Coot-tha Lookout offers a breathtaking panorama of Brisbane City and beyond.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens
This 19 hectares of land along the bank of the south-eastern bend of the Brisbane River features ornamental plantings, ponds, lawns and a mangrove boardwalk.

Queen Street Mall
Located between Edward and George streets, the Queen Street is strictly a pedestrian mall with over 500 stores, including several major department stores, situated along two city blocks and up and down interesting arcades.

Riverside Pure Craft Markets
Specialises in Australian arts and craft - no imported goods allowed.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary. Here, Australia's native fauna and flora are waiting to delight.

At Southbank you’ll find the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, State Library, the Brisbane Wheel, Queensland Art Gallery and Museum. The South Bank Parklands are home to restaurants, cafes, the Maritime Museum, and a real sandy beach and lagoon, all with a city backdrop.

Southbank Crafts Village
The South Bank Crafts Village, with its colourful market tents and roving Latin American entertainment, adds life and atmosphere to Stanley Street Plaza .

Brunswick Street Mall
Spread along its confines are captivating cafe's and coffee shops, eateries displaying a wide range of multicultural cuisine, various exotic bars, hotels and nightclubs for tourists and locals alike.

Chinatown Market Mall
Situated in Brisbane's Chinatown amongst an array of Chinese restaurants, you enter this Saturday market between two dragons . Just like a market in China with an array of wares.