Brisbane city is the social hub of Queensland. It boasts a diverse and booming café and restaurant scene, extensive shopping mall and access to a range of sightseeing and recreational activities. With all of this at your fingertips, there is a lot to do outside of class time to make your experience in Brisbane with Canterbury memorable.
Depending on your interests, there are a number of activities and sightseeing opportunities in Brisbane city and the surrounding suburbs. We recommend making your way across the Brisbane River, via one of the walking bridges or an infamous City Cat, to visit South Bank. The South Bank area holds the city’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) which plays an important role in the culture and art scene in Brisbane and Queensland as a whole. You will also find the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) which holds a range of theatre, music, concerts and other cultural performances to suit any taste.
A small drive or bus ride to the nearby suburb of Fig Tree Pocket will allow you to get up close to Australia’s cuddliest animals at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Here you will be able to engage with, feed and pat Koalas and Kangaroos making it a truly Australian experience. Mt Coot-tha Lookout is another popular Brisbane destination just a short bus trip outside of the main city. Here you will see city and mountain views with access to restaurants and cafes too.
Brisbane’s public transport system includes buses, trains and ferries. Brisbane’s central station is located off Ann Street – a very short walk away from the Canterbury campus on Adelaide Street, the station has trains running to surrounding suburbs as well as the popular Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast destinations.
Adelaide Street has a popular bus route with buses coming from Brisbane’s northern suburbs Chermside and Stafford as well as Fortitude Valley, Spring Hill and the popular hub at the Cultural Centre. If you need help planning your public transport journey to the campus you can visit translink.com.au or contact us for further direction.
A quick walk to Queen Street from our campus on Adelaide Street will take you to the popular Queen Street Mall. This strip and the surrounding streets offer an array of restaurants, cafes and eateries from fine dining to fast food chains.
We recommend checking out Gramercy Coffee in the Edward Street Laneway of the Wintergarden for your taste of the Brisbane café scene. However, for more traditional tastes, Starbucks has two locations along the mall for your convenience. Regarding food, check out Miel Container on Albert Street for burgers, Korean BBQ at Maru on Elizabeth Street or Italian at Vapiano in Albert Lane.