As the end of our time in Australia was approaching, we travelled from Hervey Bay to Brisbane via another Greyhound bus.
We had a few days here, and while one of these days was spent exploring elsewhere (more on that soon!), we made sure we had time to explore Brisbane and beyond too.
Exploring the city itself needed to be done entirely on foot, as it was towards the end of our month abroad and we were running a tad low on funds!
So one morning we got up bright and early, left our Bunk Brisbane Hostel and made our way out into the heart of the city.
We literally spent about twelve hours plus walking along the river, exploring the parks, roaming the city centre, trekking across the gigantic bridges and soaking up the sunshine. Sometimes the best things in life are free! Excluding the Nandos we had of course…
On our way back to the hostel at the end of the day, we heard music and found that we’d stopped next to a Florence and the Machine concert. Another unexpected freebie!
We were shattered by the time we went to bed, but this remains one of my favourite days of our whole trip.
On one of our other days in Brisbane, we took a bus to the world-famous Australia Zoo. I always used to watch Steve Irwin on TV as a child, so getting to visit his zoo was so exciting.
The zoo itself was huge, and we happened to go on a day that was absolutely boiling, so sitting for some of the animal shows was a challenge.
For me, the highlight of the day was getting to meet and hold India the Koala. She was such a sweetheart!
I’m not completely comfortable with zoos if I’m honest, but I loved hearing about how they care for the animals at Australia Zoo. As Koalas need so much rest and sleep, they’re only bought out for an hour a day. I hope this continues!
Brisbane was our final stop on our Australian adventure, but we still had one more day to go wild, so we hired a car to head south! I’ll share more on that in my next post.