Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

City's Melting Pot of Culture

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

City's Melting Pot of Culture

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There is a debate in this country that evokes a sense of tribalism and urban warfare like no other.

If I had a dollar for every time an argument sparked over whether Sydney or Melbourne was superior, I might be able to afford their cost of living.

The hustle and bustle of Sydney is undoubtedly captivating, just as Melbourne's beautiful architecture and intriguing street art forms its DNA as a cultural icon.

Yet what if I told you there was a new kid on the block that could rival what both Sydney and Melbourne have to offer?

This city is no longer just that small, country town or tacky clubbing scene known as Brisvegas; its name is Brisbane, and it's a melting pot of culture.

You may be fooled into believing Brisbane isn't home to thought-provoking art, but the spray paint that stains Fish Lane tells a different story.

Whether it's the large-scale mural sitting across from The Fox Hotel that pays tribute to the de-industrialisation of the South Brisbane area, or the acrylic discs beside the towering Melbourne Residences that overlap in a kaleidoscope of colour, you're bound to be fascinated by what Fish Lane has to offer.

And if you truly want to deep dive into Brisbane's answer to Melbourne's Hosier Lane, booking a Brisbane Greeter tour can transform your perceptions.

It is both surprising and heartwarming to see Brisbane through the eyes of a volunteer whose passion lies in telling the city's untold history.

Yet if art isn't calling you to travel south of Queensland's border, the River City has just the vibe that'll leave you on cloud 'wine'.

For those who desire hand crafted pale ales, served with a side of great service, Teneriffe's charming Green Beacon Brewing is just a CityCat ride away.

Or for a luxurious experience, step into the roaring 1920s and indulge in curated cocktails at Emporium Hotel's newest dining addition, the Piano Bar. …

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