Brisbane, Australia is the Place to Visit

September 11, 2011
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BRISBANEBrisbane is the capital city of Queensland and the 3rd largest city in Australia. In the past Brisbane’s bigger city cousins felt the city could not struggle with them for culture, dining and nightlife but all that has changed.

It’s also got one of the best climate of any capital city in Australia.

The sub-tropical climate means it is warm throughout the year with mild, dry winters. The city enjoys over three hundred days of sunlight a year and as a result the town makes good use of the outdoors and the stream that wraps round the town.

Getting Around: Once you are in Brisbane it’s best if you hire a campervan to go to everything. Otherwise another choice is that it’s simple to get around the central areas by foot or public transport. The public transport is operated under the name of TransLink and permits the usage of a single ticket for bus, rail and ferry. Ensure you explore the stream using the fast and smooth Town Pussy catamaran ferries.

If you’re staying in the CBD itself or near the stream precinct of Southbank then you’ll be able to explore lots of the centre simply by foot. The CBD area of the city is fairly compact. Nonetheless if you want to get further away from the centre then Brisbane sprawls out a good distance and you might find car rental a nice option.

There are plenty of Brisbane auto rental companies to choose from including all the big names and a number of local reduced cost operators. A note of warning. If you choose a cheap car rental firm then read the details in detail. A couple of the firms charge admin and other charges in the event you cause damages to the auto and hide this in reams of details on the contract.

What to do: Brisbane has plenty to do but here are 1 or 2 recommendations to get you going.

  • Explore the brook through the Citycat ferries. Stand on the front or rear outside sections to get the very best views of the multimillion buck riverfront homes and flats along the river.
  • Visit Southbank on the other side of the river to the town.
  • Visit the eat street areas of the inner city suburbs of West End, Paddington and Oxford Street in Bulimba.
  • Shop on the Queen Street Mall which features an impressive choice of stores including department shops Myer and David Jones.
  • Play a game of bare-foot bowls at Merthyr Bowls Club on Oxlade Drive in New Farm. Access is easy thru the Citycat ferry using the New Farm Parklands stop.
  • Head to Moreton Bay and take a ferry over to North Stradbroke Island, one of the biggest sand islands in the world and home to some great beaches.
  • Use Brisbane as a base for close by destinations like the Gold Coast, the Sunlight Coast and Australia Zoo which is one hour north of Brisbane by road

Brisbane is an increasingly popular destination for Australian and global travellers so take care you make it part of your trip.

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