Brisbane's Open House

{Old Government House}

It's fun to be a tourist in your own city, and Saturday's Open House was the perfect chance to peek behind the scenes at some of Brisbane's most interesting public buildings free of charge. Lots of cities host similar events, and they make for a fantastic day date. Of the sites we visited I was most enchanted by Old Government House, once described as 'probably the most charming residence in tropical Australia'. As the birthplace of the Lamington, this historic home has a reputation for elegance and sweet treats, and their pretty courtyard cafe did both justice.

{The Queensland Parliament House}

{Cycling around to the Open House venues}

Catherine Roberts