University of Queensland Walk, Brisbane
Whether you are a culture vulture, sports fan or nature enthusiast or are just looking for a great place to chill out, make your way over to the University of Queensland. This outstanding 114-hectare site is bounded on all sides by the Brisbane River and boasts three lakes, lush landscaped grounds, tennis courts, eight athletics ovals and more. The campus can be found in Saint Lucia, an exclusive Brisbane suburb that's home to some of the most beautiful and elegant homes in the city. While you are on campus, check out the Art Museum, which houses one of the largest public art collections in Queensland. There are more than 3,500 artworks, including Australian art from the colonial period to the present day, and Chinese antiquities. Another prominent building is the Great Court in the center of the campus. Study the exterior walls and cloisters of the court, which are adorned with carvings and friezes of historical images. Look for statues of leading lights in science, philosophy and literature. They flank the entrances of some of the main buildings here, and among their number are carvings of Plato, Charles Darwin and William Shakespeare. The court’s lawn is a popular lunch spot for students and host various ceremonies, exhibitions and events throughout the year.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works:
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to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
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