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For #nofilter sunsets and beautiful views, catch the ferry to little-known Coochiemudlo Island. While Brisbane’s other islets attract more attention, this one is pleasantly relaxed. Come by day for kayaking and beach walks, then stay for sunset – the ferry runs almost until midnight in summer.
For those who prefer wheels to oars, the New Farm Riverwalk cycle path skirts little markets, parks and excellent BBQ spots. Parts of the route hover over the water, so you can walk the ‘river city’.
One of the best ways to see Brisbane is by the retro red CityHopper ferries – they’re hop-on hop-off, and completely free.
But, if you only have cloud space for one photograph, it has to be from Mt Cootha. Take in the bay with the bright lights of the big city in the background – or rise early and climb it to see the sunrise. The hike up will be worth it, promise.
For cracking insights into what the in-crowd are going to in Brisbane and beyond – from arts exhibitions to music concerts – check out the Silver Egg. It’s boutique hotel Ovolo the Valley writes a witty, whimsical blog on the hottest happenings across the world.