As the name suggests, we got up close and personal with koalas, but we also got to feed kangaroos right from our hands.
The downtown beach on the Brisbane River at The South Bank Parklands
The Wheel of Brisbane
We began our trek with an easy stroll from our downtown hotel, over the Victoria Bridge, to The South Bank Parklands.
The park stretches about half a mile along the the Brisbane River with trails, pools, beaches, shops, and cafes.
But the highlight of the park is the ginormous Wheel of Brisbane towering two hundred feet above it all.
At the dock just below the wheel we caught the Mirimar Koala and River Cruise and were really on our way.
The sights along the river, beginning with the city’s towering, modern skyline, then winding through swanky suburbs, made for a thoroughly enjoyable morning.
For seventy years The Mirimar and Mirima II have been making this run and we can’t imagine a better way to see the city, but knowing that the opportunity to cuddle a koala awaited at the end had us eagerly anticipating our arrival upstream.