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  • Lauren Hannemann

World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on 27 September. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.

This year, raising awareness for international tourism seems slightly irrelevant considering current travel restrictions mean no one is entering or leaving the country. This is why I am instead focusing on the importance of regional tourism. More so now than ever as the industry has been hit hard by COVID19.

We, like every other hotel, motel and resort in the state are relying on intrastate travel from Queenslanders. With national borders having been closed for months and no opening date in site as well as the uncertainty surrounding the status of the state borders, it’s the Sunny State locals who can help out.

And after reading what I am about to tell you, I can’t imagine you wouldn’t want to visit us!

Robertson Gardens is located on 10 acres of beautifully manicured land, boasting two magnificent ceremony gardens, swimming pool, BBQ area, children’s playground, outdoor gym, recently renovated restaurant and I can exclusively announce that we are in the process of introducing a recreation room including a pool table and projector screen for sporting events and movie nights.

In the unlikely event that I haven’t yet given you enough incentive to make Robertson Gardens your home away from home, allow me to introduce to you the rest of the beautiful city that we call home...

Top 10 Attractions in Brisbane:

10. Catch an NRL game at QLD’s Suncorp Stadium

Suncorp Stadium is the home of the Brisbane Broncos. NRL is an Aussie favourite, particularly in Queensland.

9. Brisbane River Cruise

Cruise along the Brisbane river and take in the city scenes. A nighttime cruise will treat your eyes to the city lights or feel the sun on your face for a daytime ride.

8. Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Have a picnic or a BBQ on top of the cliffs with picturesque views of the city. You can take the stairs down to the river walk and cycling tracks, hire a kayak and take it for a spin on the river. You can even abseil off the side if you're feeling adventurous.

7. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Get up close and personal with an Aussie icon. Lone Pine lets you cuddle and get a photo with these sleepy creatures.

6. XXXX Brewery

Another Aussie icon - Take a tour of Castlemaine Perkins brewery, known to locals as the XXXX Brewery and home of the Milton Mango.

5. Southbank Parklands

Cool off with a swim at Brisbane's man made beach in the heart of the city. Surrounded by parklands and restaurants with a large selection of different cuisines, you can take the family and make a day of it!

4. Cultural Precinct

Brisbane's cultural precinct is right next door to Southbank Parklands and includes the State Library, Queensland Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the ScienceCentre.

3. Wheel of Brisbane

Take a ride on the giant wheel for stunning views of the city and Southbank.

2. Mt Coot-ha botanic gardens and lookout

Admire the beauty of nature at Mt Cootha's Botanic Gardens and then admire man man beauty that is Brisbane city with magical views from the lookout.

1. Story Bridge climb (wharves or eagle street for a view of bridge and iconic river)

If you don't have a fear of heights, this one is for you! You can climb to the top of arguably Brisbane's most iconic landmark. If heights aren't your thing, you can take in the sight of it from Howard Smith Wharves or Eagle Street in the city.

Leave us a comment and let us know which one you're most excited to try or, if you're a local, let us know your favourite!

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