The city of Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia, so it naturally occurs that it has a lot to offer for all preferences of its visitors and locals. Because of its geographical location, it has a lot to offer to nature lovers – the city lies on the bank of the Brisbane River, it is near the Coral Sea as well as numerous mountains, lakes and national parks. All this, combined with the warm Australian weather that lasts practically all year, there is always something interesting in Brisbane for those who want to enjoy nature.
Lakes – the region of Brisbane City is rich in water surfaces, therefore one of the choices for nature and water lovers can be some of the lakes near the city. Lake Moogerah in Scenic Rim, Lake Samsonvale in Moreton Bay region and Lake Somerset offer a lot of activities and waters sports for their visitors. On the other hand, if you are looking for a peaceful day by the lake for a picnic, or if you want to camp, then lakes such as Lake Wivenhoe or Lake Manchester can be your choice.
Islands – visiting some of the popular Brisbane islands can bring a lot of enjoyment to nature, sea and summer lovers. Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay are among the most popular, and they are situated quite near the very city, which makes them convenient to reach. Not only that there are a lot of activities to choose from on these islands, but the flora, fauna and marine world will be a real treat for all those who are looking for an escape from the city.
National parks – since Brisbane is surrounded by mountains and water, there are plenty of national parks to visit, ether for a day of hiking or even several days of camping. Some of the National parks are just a short ferry or car ride away from Brisbane, such as Moreton Island National Park or Samford Regional Park. You will be able to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature and still be near the city, and if you enjoy making photos of nature, there will be plenty of opportunities for you in any of the Brisbane’s national parks.
Wildlife parks – in addition to national parks, if you wish to reconnect with nature by connecting with wild animals, there are several wildlife parks in Brisbane that can bring you the experience of interacting with native Australian animals. If you are into this kind of reconnection with nature, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or Daisy Hill Koala Centre will be ideal for you.
The Brisbane River – since the city itself is located near the river, you can find some peace and quiet on its bank, or choose to relax in some of many parks near the river.
City parks – even if you cannot escape the city, there are ways to enjoy nature even in the middle of Brisbane. The city has a large number of parks, some of them offering Wi-Fi for those who need to work, some offering playgrounds for children, and if you wish to enjoy nature, you can go to some of the parks near the river, such as City Botanic Gardens, Davies Park or South Bank Parklands.