A bike is a great way to get around, you can get through traffic a lot quicker, so why not hire a bike for a few days and go sightseeing in Brisbane? Not convinced yet? Well, maybe these 8 places will increase your enthusiasm a bit.
Just make sure that the bike that you decide to hire has a fully charged motorcycle battery
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
Just 12 km’s from Brisbane, Lone Pine is an 18-hectare sanctuary housing in excess of 130 koalas, it is the oldest and largest sanctuary in the world. Where else can you get to hold a koala and hand feed a kangaroo?
- The Story Bridge.
One of only 3 bridges in the world that can be climbed, this 2.5 hours guided tour takes you up to the 75m viewing point and back down again. The top offers you a 360 ° view including the Brisbane CBD, Mount Coot-tha, Moreton Bay, the Glass House mountains and the Gold Coast hinterland. Tours are conducted at dawn, during the day, twilight and night time and to really round it off the adventurous types can abseil back down a 30m pylon.
- South Bank Parklands.
A great place to relax and unwind with wide expanses of grass and shady areas, lagoons to swim in, places to barbecue, a man made beach and of course the large Wheel of Brisbane.
- Museum of Brisbane.
A museum that depicts the history of Brisbane, which is run by the Brisbane City Council and is located in the Brisbane City Hall in the CBD. A 3 in 1 stop as you can also go on a tour of the city hall clock tower.
- Whale watching.
Located at Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe this is the ideal spot to observe Humpback and Southern Right whales. You are taken out on a specially designed vessel owned by Brisbane Whale Watching, a company the does tours in June and November, the prime whale watching seasons. It is not unusual to see whales breaching less than 30 minutes into the 5-hour trip.
- Adventure Moreton Island.
Just 25 km’s from the city and run out of Tangalooma Island Resort, Adventure Moreton Island offers up to 11 activities for you to partake in. You could start with an hour long catamaran trip down Brisbane River, once on the island, enjoy ocean kayaking, stand up paddling, fish feeding, guided snorkeling tours and quad biking.
- Australian Zoo.
Also known as the Queensland Zoo and made famous by Steve Irwin of Crocodile Hunter fame. Well worth a visit as you can see birds, mammals, and reptiles, watch crocodile feeding, handfeed elephants, and numerous other hands-on activities.
- Mt Coot-tha Look Out.
Located in the Mt Coot-tha reserve, just 7 km’s from the Brisbane CBD. You will be treated to some great views of Brisbane itself, the Brisbane River, Moreton Island in Moreton bay plus the surrounding mountains.
All these sights can quickly and easily be reached by motorbike with no parking and car battery in Brisbane issues at Roadside Response whatsoever, making hiring a bike an excellent idea.