As we move further north on our amazing holiday we pulled into the Brisbane Gateway Resort which is conveniently located near the southern gateway to Brisbane City.
Brisbane Gateway Resort has quick access to and from the Pacific Motorway and Gateway Motorway, making it very easy to find and perfectly located for travel in and around Brisbane.
It has good sized powered caravan sites and lots of cabins for short or long stays. We had a great site close to the amenities, pool and park area for the kids.
During our stay we enjoyed use of the swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball ring and fully fenced children’s playground.
Brisbane gateway offers other facilities including multiple outdoor BBQ areas, free wireless internet with strong coverage (the strongest we have had on our trip so far), recreation lounge & TV room, free kid’s Xbox games, undercover eating areas, small camper’s kitchen and large laundry with permanent ironing boards for easy access.
What’s to do in Brisbane?
Sunday-Thursday: 10am -10pm + Friday & Saturday: 10am-11pm
$21 for Adults, $14.50 for kids and $62 for a family pass of 2 x Adults + 2 x Children
The Wheel of Brisbane is an iconic landmark on the south bank skyline that we see in friends photos time and time again. It gives a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and is a must see on your visit.
We jumped on the wheel in the morning and slowly rose 60 metres above the ground. The height is not for the faint hearted however very enjoyable if relaxed. You can also ride the wheel at night and see the lights of the city and with no reservations, waiting times are minimal.
Cultural Centre Forecourt (South Bank Parklands)
South Bank QLD 4101
Another iconic landmark of Brisbane is the ‘Brisbane sign’ on the banks of the Brisbane River. Unfortunately the Brisbane festival grounds were being constructed and we couldn’t get a great photo, however; it’s an iconic beauty and definitely worth a visit. It was originally made from plywood by local Men’s Shed groups for the G20 Leaders’ Summit last year but has just been replaced with a stronger material to withstand the Queensland weather in beautiful bright colours. Chloe especially loved it!
Brisbane lived up to its name in every way. Its a beautiful, clean city that didn’t seem as hectic as Sydney. We enjoyed visiting Brisbane Gateway Resort however due to the renovations going on at the moment and the inclement weather, we didn’t get to experience the park to the full degree. Its VERY close to shops in every direction including the infamous Ikea (which we don’t have in Newcastle) and many other great shops.