Borobi’s top 5 things to do in Queensland
It’s not only athletes who should be prepping for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
For those who plan on visiting the Gold Coast and other event cities to get their sporting action-fix, we challenge you to get amongst it with this ultimate taste-test of top tips in Queensland.
Inspired by the cutest mascot in sporting history, Borobi, we’ve rounded up some epic things to do and see from Tropical North Queensland right down to the state’s border.
1. Eat your way through the Gold Coast
Golden beaches aren’t the only thing worth bragging about on the Gold Coast. Say hello to this epic foodie trail dotted over 57 kilometres of coastline from Southport to Currumbin.
Now, we’re not talking Chiko Rolls and blue slushies on the beach, oh no, but restaurants serving up million-dollar views on the side, award-winning fine-dining, and cafe eats that will have you hash-tagging #foodgoals before every bite.
2. Blend in with Brisbane’s skyline
It’s no treetop canopy, but standing 80 metres above sea level on top of the Story Bridge is still a pretty impressive feat according to Borobi.
One of only three bridge climbs in the entire world, this adventure climb offers the creme da la creme of Brisbane sightseeing, with uninterrupted 360-degree views not only of the city, but stretching east to the Moreton Bay Islands and west to the mountain ranges of the Scenic Rim.
3. Discover the wild beauty of Townsville
Reef, rainforest and outback are all on the cards in Townsville, but the burning question is, where to begin?
Take your cue from Borobi, who can’t go past a jaunt to the only Great Barrier Reef island with its own postcode, Magnetic Island. Sure, he might be slightly biased considering it’s the home of the largest colony of wild koalas in Australia, but with a whopping 23 bays and beaches to explore, we don’t blame him for wanting to make the most of the island life.
4. Discover the magic of Tropical North Queensland
Unearth one of the world’s oldest living cultures and learn ancient traditions from indigenous locals whose people have called this land home for over 40,000 years at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
Here, the local Djabugay people don’t just want to tell you their stories, they want to show you and teach you their unique ways of life, from boomerang hunting to the use of native plants for food and medicinal purposes, even learning how to “shake a leg” in a traditional dance performance.
5. Spend a weekend in Burleigh Heads
It wouldn’t be a round-up of Borobi’s favourite experiences if we didn’t include paying a visit to his hometown of Burleigh Heads.
But cute mascot’s aside, a weekend in Burleigh would still totally make the cut, because this trendy Gold Coast beachside ‘burb is a holiday hotspot in its own right: think trendy shopping, top-notch dining, sunset picnics watching the sun dipping behind the coastline, and one of the most beautiful beaches in Queensland serving up both gentle waters and pumping breaks (now that’s best of both worlds, am I right?!).