48 Hours in Brisbane and the Gold Coast

I have dreamed of visiting Queensland since we arrived in Australia! Rasmus spent most of his childhood in Brisbane and hasn't stopped talking about it. The borders finally opened up long enough for me to squeeze in a weekend trip during one of Rasmus's games!

Our friends, Brad and Brittany, were kind enough to host me at their beautiful home outside the city. And these guys put on their serious tour guide hats and took me for a whirlwind trip between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

If you've only got 48 hours, they put together the perfect guide! I flew into Brisbane, and we drove between there and the Gold Coast.

Day One: Brisbane Sightseeing

Brisbane is located on the east coast of Australia and is a beautiful, tropical city.

Did you know that Brisbane has some of the best beaches in Australia? It’s ranked number three in the world!

Its famous attractions include the Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, and Mount Coot-tha.

Mt Coot-tha

Mt Coot-tha is a popular tourist destination for many reasons. But it's a great first stop because you get the birdseye view of the Brisbane skyline. You'll find the Kuta Cafe, Summit Restaurant, and Gift Shop at the lookout.

It’s located at an elevation of 977 feet (302 meters) above sea level and features the tallest point within the city limits of Brisbane. It lies at the east end of the Taylor Range and marks an approximate distance of 4 miles (6 km) from the CBD (central business district).

Mount Coot-tha was the home of the Yugara Aboriginal Aboriginal people who came to the area to collect 'ku-ta' ( honey ) produced by the native stingless bee.

Kangaroo Point