Brisbane City Hall and Clock Tower

One thing that is awesome about Brisbane is that there is so much to do within the city centre – without needing a vehicle or extensive traveling (as long as you are into old government buildings, museums, parks ect.)

So one afternoon our friend Bhav, Sami and I went down to the city hall – which looks exactly how you would think a city hall should look.

City Hall

City Hall

Also in the city hall they have a free museum to wander through.

They currently had 2 different galleries up – one about the river on which Brisbane was founded, and another about the World Expo 88, which was a huge world fair held in the city.

There were many different pictures of floats, costumes and trinkets that were found at the World Expo.

My Parrot Pose

My Parrot Pose

Sama's Parrot Pose

Sami’s Parrot Pose

A miniature model of a float they had at the world expo.

A miniature model of a float they had at the world expo.

Funky Lights

Funky Lights

Space Ball

Space Ball

Once we finished checking out the museum, we went out to the entrance where they had free tours that went up to the top of the clock tower. It was one of the only clock towers in Australia that still had the original lift. Since it still had the original lift, they could only take about 8 people up at a time, so we had to wait about 40 minutes until our turn.

The Clock Tower at City Hall

The Clock Tower at City Hall

The view from the top of the tower was amazing. You could walk 360 degrees around the tower so you could see every side of the city. We took a bunch of photos from the top.

Church seen from the top.

Church seen from the top.

Beautiful Parks

Beautiful Parks

The City

The City

The City

The City

Sama hanging out at the top of the clock tower

Sami hanging out at the top of the clock tower

We even got to hear the bell chime while we were on our way back down.

Overall it was an awesome way to spend some time in the city without spending any money!

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