We flew into Brisbane on Thursday midday and spent two days there. Below are a few pictures and a quick recap of our first day; the second day warrants its own post, as we did a couple of fun activities (koala holding!!!). Follow along on Instagram (laura_christian89) for real-time updates :).
After picking up our rental car, we checked into the hotel and spent a few minutes in the room before setting out for lunch. We walked down into the CBD to look for a place to eat and settled on a burger restaurant that was really good.
Just before dinner we decided to take a quick tour of the city and drove through the CBD, Southbank, and then sort of got lost and ended up north of the city. We drove along the river for a few miles before turning back and got to see the beginning of a nice sunset.
On our walk home from dinner we were commenting on how Brisbane felt much quieter, smaller, and more laid back than Melbourne when we stumbled upon a fight between five men that had spilled into the street. We hadn't walked another block before three cop cars pulled down the street, so I assume the issue was resolved. So, that was some excitement for 7 pm on a Thursday! We ended up retiring to the hotel early and catching an episode of The Bachelor Australia, which wasn't a bad way to end our first day of vacation!