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Welcome to Brisbane! The capital of Queensland should be next on your to-do list for a variety of reasons. That fancy skyline is really something to see at night—we love looking at it when it’s all lit up. The city also has some pretty outstanding museums and gardens, if we do say so ourselves. Oh, and there is a koala sanctuary.
Yes, you read that right. You’re about to make friends with a koala. Snag your Brisbane car rental and start your engine, because those koalas won’t hug themselves.
Make a beeline for your accommodation in Brisbane and toss your bags on the bed. You can unpack later! Head for the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, about 13km from the Central Business District. Give one of your new furry friends a hug and get to know the other critters who hang out in the area. Parrots? Check. Hungry kangaroos? Check. We’re excited already.
Are you afraid of heights? If so, skip to the next paragraph. If not, drive back into the city for a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane. Climb into one of the air-conditioned gondolas and gawk at the city beneath you. It’s especially stunning at night, when Brisbane attempts to be seen from space.
Take your Brisbane car hire a little bit off the beaten path with a trip to Toowoomba. Besides being great fun to say, this city—located about 125km west of Brisbane—is home to the very soothing Japanese Garden and the stunning St. Luke’s Anglican Church.
Feel the need for something wilder? Skip Toowoomba, point your wheels a little more to the northeast and take in Ravensbourne National Park. No, it’s not one of the Harry Potter houses, though we can’t argue that there’s something faintly magical about it.
You’ve got your car hire in Brisbane, so go do something with it! Wotif is here to help you get the most bang for your annual leave buck. And hey, save even more money when you book flights and accommodation with our Brisbane holiday packages. Maybe spend that money on another koala adventure.
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Brisbane? Check out our Brisbane travel guide!