Brisbane is often just known as a gateway to popular destinations like the Gold Coast, Moreton Island, and the Sunshine Coast
However, in the past five years, Brisbane city itself has become a popular tourist destination bubbling with life and excitement. Plus, you won't have to worry about looking for halal food or family-friendly activities. A melting pot of cultures, Brisbane is a Muslim-friendly destination and has so much for you to discover!
1. Savour all kinds of tasty halal treats, from street food to fancy steak dinners
Eat Street Northshore
Hours: 4pm - 10pm (Fri, Sat) | 12pm - 8pm (Sun)
Address: 221D MacArthur Ave, Hamilton QLD 4007, Australia
Explore Eat Street Market at Northshore during the weekends to discover its alleyways lined with food stalls in shipping containers. With over 70 vendors, there is a wide variety of halal options for you to choose from. There'll also be three stages offering free live music and family-friendly entertainment.
Black Hide Steakhouse
Hours: 11.30am - 11pm
Address: 36 Caxton St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
For a luxurious taste of Queensland's organic wagyu and Angus steaks, book a table at Black Hide Steakhouse. This restaurant offers premium beef cuts that are locally sourced and 100% halal certified, and is located in one of Brisbane's most historic buildings. Plus, the crispy wagyu-fat roasted potatoes are to die for.
2. Head over to Streets Beach at South Bank, a man-made beach in the middle of the bustling city
Hours: 6am - 12am
Address: Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Streets Beach is Australia's only inner-city, man-made beach and is popular with tourists and locals alike. You can take a dip in the lagoon, while being surrounded by white sandy beaches, sub-tropical plants, and the Brisbane skyline. Plus, the beach has free admittance and is patrolled by qualified lifeguards all year round.
3. Take a stroll at one of Brisbane's famous markets
Sunday Discovery Market
Hours: 6am - 12pm (Sunday)
Address: 250 Sherwood Rd, Rocklea QLD 4106, Australia
Go for a treasure hunt at Sunday Discovery Market, with over 380 stalls selling a huge variety of new and second hand items. You'll be able to find interesting items like collectibles, antiques, clothing, accessories, kitchenware items, and more.
Interested in travelling to Brisbane? You can now fly direct with fares as low as RM2,329 with Malaysia Airlines
Just a 10-hour flight away from Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane is perfect for travellers who want to explore a whole new side of Australia. Plus, you can still travel to popular destinations like the Gold Coast, Moreton Island, and the Sunshine Cost with no hassle from the city.
Check out their promotional air fares and book your flight tickets to Brisbane with Malaysia Airlines today
Also, don't forget to visit MATTA Fair from 15 March to 17 March 2019 at the Putra World Trade Centre for the best deals