Brisbane as a wheelchair using visitor 

Brisbane sign in front of the skyline
Brisbane sign in front of the skyline

Brisbane is our second stop on our Winston Churchill memorial fellowship. Brisbane is the 3rd largest city in Australia and it’s definitely underrated. 

I’ve met some amazing people and organisations here but that’s different blog  (which will follow) however even without the people I’ve  met in would definitely recommend a short visit should you  be coming to this part of the world. 

Central brisbane is easy to navigate and city itself is kind of organised in themes you have the business area, the cultural area and the shopping area.

In comparison to Sydney I’ve found it to be more chilled out and more accessible both in terms of being a tourist and being a wheelchair user. The transport is as easy to use and accessible as Sydney but not as busy.

While here Kate and I have strolled along the south bank  which feels quite similar to Londons southbank (love it or loath it they have followed the same architectural style – lots of  concrete)  but also has a beach and rainforest walk in addition to the theatre and concert hall. We have visited the art galleries which are both very accessible and engaging.  

In fact we’ve found  very  little we can’t get into for whatever reason there are less steps here than Sydney.

Travel tips

1) go to the galleries and museums in southbank they are free and fully accessible.

Queensland art gallery interior
Queensland art gallery interior

2) brisbane has lots of shops if you want a cheap but good quality eat look in the shopping centre food courts in wish the UK had such variety. 

Hidden gem

The brisbane museum  well hidden in the town hall it is free to get into and gives a good introduction to the city.

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Author: zarasadventure

I am a human rights activist from the UK. I have a background in disability and participation work. I identify as a disabled person and Feminist. I belive in equity and using intersectional and approaches.

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