Whether you are visiting Brisbane city by chance or by choice, you are going to want to make the most out of your stay. You can always go to the most sought out top tourist destinations, but take heed, you are not the only person who wants to go. In most cases, you are going to find yourself in a crowd and that could take most of the fun away from your experience.
Fortunately, wanting a beautiful tourist experience doesn’t necessarily mean having to go along with a massive crowd. There are a lot of hidden wonders in Brisbane where you can take your time to relax and enjoy. Either there aren’t too many people around or you have the place all to yourself. Mediatimes lists some of the underrated places in Brisbane City.
The Shorncliffe beach isn’t entirely hidden. As a matter of fact, it is a stretch of beach beside a well-developed community. However, the place is much bigger than the overall foot traffic. So, you get to do anything you want without disturbance or pressure from the next tourist.
What do you get in Shorncliffe Walk? A lot. Regardless of what you want to do, there is always something for you. Want to breathe fresh salty air from the beach? There are benches all over the place. You can even sit underneath the multitude of trees.
When you are more into history and heritage, there are late 80’s and various 19th century buildings and structures. Most have been repurposed as bars and restaurants, so you have the choice to take a look as well as have a meal. Your choice of food is limitless as the place is surrounded by almost anything you can think of.
Bunya Crossing Reserve
If you want to get up close with nature, this is going to be the place for you. There is a variety of activities you can do in the reserve. Either you take a swim or paddle a canoe to take a little adventure around the area. There is actually much to see especially that there is a considerable fish population in the area. In fact, you can catch them by line or by net.
Among the other things you can do is follow a hiking trail. That’s right, if you don’t want to get wet, you can still go on a little adventure. When you get tired, there are picnic tables and you can even have a barbecue.
Sometimes you just want to take a dip on a white beach. While most beaches in Brisbane are packed, the Coochiemudlo island is different. It is one of the hidden islands in the area mainly because it is small. Despite the limitations, it is mostly up to the taste of a lot of people and you might find yourself being satisfied as well.
There are three sandy beaches to choose from. Since it is less known, you are not going to see a hint of garbage around the area. So, you are greeted with clear water and a thriving marine ecosystem. You can also bring along with you a bike to pedal through the small island until you can find a location that you like.
Parks are great spaces to unwind and breathe some fresh air, but they can get a little jam packed. Fortunately, there is one exciting park within the city of Brisbane. Sitting on top of a hill, the Teneriffe park is a lesser-known location. Most would be even baffled to know that it even exists.
Other than the usual park amenities like playgrounds and swings, it has a great view of the Brisbane CBD. There is also enough space to run around and take a hike if you want to appreciate everything that a mountaintop has to offer.
Dragonfly Café at Eden Gardens
When you want to take a sip of coffee or have a meal, you might want to check this place out. It is an outdoor café and what makes it great is the ambience that it delivers. There is a gift shop and playground for additional things you can see and do.
The café is open from 8 o’clock in the morning until 4 pm and they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So, regardless of what time you decide to visit and unwind with nature, there is something you can munch on.
Sometimes, the best places are the ones that you can take your time enjoying. No crowds, just you. These underrated places might not be part of any top tourist spot list, yet they will give you a unique experience you are bound to remember and want more. So, the next time you are around Brisbane, make sure to visit them.