Brisbane Travel Guide

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Brisbane Things to Do

  • Southbank, Brisbane

    Southbank

    Lucky enough there's a newsagency just behind the beach at Southbank called Southbank Beach News that sells everything you need for a last minute decision to spend a day at the beach overlooking the fabulous river and city skyline

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  • Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane

    Roma Street Parklands

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    At one point this area was overgrown , derelict and disused railway lines. Now it is a wonderful landscaped park filled with colourful flowers. Near this area there was a windmill that used to be turned manually by chained convicts.

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  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane

    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary you can have your photograph taken cuddling a koala at any time of the day. For $16 AUD you receive a large photograph measuring 210mm x 150mm (8.3in x 6in). Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has around 130 koalas resting on Eucalyptus tree constructions. Animals are safely out of reach, but easily photographed. There are no...

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Brisbane Restaurants

  • Breakfast Creek Wharf, Brisbane

    Breakfast Creek Wharf

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The Breakfast Creek Wharf restaurant in Brisbane- it was so good last visit that we went again- still great with the most delicious prawns I have ever tasted. King prawns and the Lobster (seasonal- done in many different ways)

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  • Landmark Restaurant, Brisbane

    Landmark Restaurant

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    We went there about once every two weeks with a group of international students to have a Yam Cha. It is just a nice place to go with a group of people. The food is good, the service ok (sometimes you have to order at the kitchen when it is very busy). I guess it is a nice experience especially for people who never had a Yum Cha (heard that it...

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  • Ill Centro Restaurant, Brisbane

    Ill Centro Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ill Centro Restaurant is a very highly regarded restaurant in the Eagle St Pier complex of restuarant's. This place is where the who's who of the business community go to impress. The wine display is someting anyone from the street remembers as they pass the restaurant. But alas with quality and name comes price. Be prepared to fork out $35 per...

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Brisbane Nightlife

  • Fridays Bar and Nightclub, Brisbane

    Fridays Bar and Nightclub

    THE MANAGERS AND BOUNCERS AT FRIDAYS NIGHTCLUB BRISBANE HAVE A GOD COMPLEX AND USE UNREASONABLE AND UNNECESSARY FORCE ON ITS PATRONS FOR ABSOLUTELY NO REASON AT ALL - BOYCOTT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't let your fun night out end in getting rough-handled for no reason at all, this has got to stop! No sneakers or casual wear because bouncers and management...

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  • The Treasury casino, Brisbane

    The Treasury casino

    http://youtu.be/0xeCCykow5Q This happened at this casino and they had me charged and have left me on a disability pension, they refuse to admit liability, would never visit again. Please watch and pass it on. YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS IN BRISBANE TREASURY CASINO. No Jeans or No Sneakers

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  • The Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Brisbane

    The Elephant & Wheelbarrow

    Yes Queenslanders do call them pots (apparently!). Better get used to some pretty bizaare terminology if you are planning a trip to these parts. I've attached a website to assist you with this. Casual is fine.

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Brisbane Transportation

  • Brisbane Airport, Brisbane

    Brisbane Airport

    Con-x-ion provide a shuttle bus transfer to and from Brisbane Airport to various locations. To be picked up and taken to the Airport you need to be in the designated zones, you can check by ringing 1300 266 946. They have Minibus - luggage is put in a trailer and towed behind bus, Coach - luggage underneath in storage compartment and Taragos -...

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  • General, Brisbane

    General

    For larger Ships that cruise into Brisbane, they have to dock at Fisherman Islands at the grain wharf, not a very nice entry port into Brisbane. Buses ferry the passengers into Brisbane, and visitors are NOT allowed on the dock. To view these larger ships, like the Queen Mary II, you need to go to Pinkenba on the north side of the Brisbane River....

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  • Brisbane Ferry / CityCat, Brisbane

    Brisbane Ferry / CityCat

    Brisbane's free City Hopper service plies the river from Sydney Street (beyond the Story Bridge) to North Quay by the Treasury. It meanders slowly from one bank to the other, picking up many tourists who use the slow pace of the ferry to enjoy the sights of Brisbane from the river. It looks particularly spectacular at night.

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Brisbane Shopping

  • Queen Street, Brisbane

    Queen Street

    As far as I am concerned, the Tourist House has the best quality souvenirs. Near the Tourist House, are several more Souvenir Shops. The nearest shop has quite a good collection and some different items. Walking towards the city centre, you will come to Albert Street. If you turn left, there is another souvenir shop, this one specializes in cheaper...

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  • Myer Center, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

    Myer Center, Queen Street Mall

    Located in the heart of the city, the Queen Street Mall and its nearby surrounds is Queensland’s premier shopping district. Queen Street Mall highlights … Brisbane Arcade: A high end three-level shopping galleria. If you are seeking wares from some of Brisbane’s most awarded fashion designers … or simply for something you won’t find anywhere else...

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  • General, Brisbane

    General

    Want a unique gift to take home for your Grand-daughter or Grandson, or for a child that is looking forward to receiving a gift from you? I think I have the answer. Build-a-Bear workshop is located in Westfield Chermside Shop 161, Cnr Gympie & Hamilton Rds Chermside, QLD - 4032 Phone: 07 3350 5324 OR Westfield Carindale Shop 2245, 1151 Creek...

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Brisbane Local Customs

  • General, Brisbane

    General

    Brisbane has its own Coat of Arms which feature two gryphons supporting the city shield. Gryphons are mythological creatures, chosen to represent the city because of their spirited nature. The shield's symbols represent commercial activity and peace, while the motto Meliora Sequimur means 'We aim for the best' The main symbol on the shield is...

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  • Slang, Brisbane

    Slang

    Aussie slang is not what usually the word was oriiginally meant for example : someone tells you your gay it does not mean your sexual preference , it means your being stupid. Yes I know new one on me too, usually this saying is by the teenages . Australians are not all hyper sensitive about the coloured debate, so you may here australian...

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  • Vegemite, Brisbane

    Vegemite

    Vegemite celebrated its 80th birthday in 2003 - and the jingle first used in 1954 "We're happy little vegemites...we're bright as bright can be.. " was contemporised for radio and television to celebrate. It graces the cupboards and tables of almost every Australian home. 22 million jars of this spread is sold in Australia annually - and it remains...

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Brisbane Warnings and Dangers

  • Crime, Brisbane

    Crime

    I've heard it can get a bit rowdy over in Fortitude Valley, but in the central part of the city it felt extremely safe even into the early hours of the morning. What's more, for what felt like a somewhat provincial city, people seemed comfortable walking around dressed in all kinds of provocative get-up, and nobody thought it at all unusual or...

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  • Marine Life, Brisbane

    Marine Life

    It is a good idea NOT to go swimming in the Brisbane River, as it is home to approx 500 Bull Sharks. The bull shark is known for its aggressive nature and has been the cause of a few deaths in the River, and fatal maulings in the Gold Coast Canals. The bull shark lives in both saltwater and freshwater and can travel far up rivers and has been found...

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  • Transport, Brisbane

    Transport

    I know in some Countries there is no need to do this, as Buses stop at all stops. In Brisbane and suburbs it is different, you must put your arm out to "hail the bus." If you don't do this, then the Bus will drive straight past and you may have to wait a long time for the next one to come along. Look at the sign, and you will see Bus and a person...

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Brisbane Tourist Traps

  • Parents, Brisbane

    Parents

    if your a parent and your on the gold coast well look out as there are so many things the kids will wantot see and do which will cost you heaps of cash.such as dream world,seaworld ,wet and wild and of course movie world how ever one tour I did was around the hinterland region and it was well worth a look.and for a all day trip was good value.

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  • Walking/Driving in Brisbane, Brisbane

    Walking/Driving in Brisbane

    Be careful when walking or driving in BrisbaneIf walking, cross at the lights, and don't go if they are showing red. The police are having a blitz on jaywalking and it is an instant $75aus fine if caught.If driving, Dont run the amber lights. Another blitz and this is a $330aus fine if caught.

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  • Taxi rip offs, Brisbane

    Taxi rip offs

    If coming in by the airport and you intend to catch a taxi to the city, Dont allow the driver to take you the long way around via the Gateway Bridges. This will add at least $20-25 dollars to your fare. I have had this tried on me every time. Black and White taxi are the worst offenders. If you are taken this way and have told the driver not to....

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Brisbane What to Pack

  • General, Brisbane

    General

    A Hat, The rainy season is summer here so be prepared for that, Winter is usually quite dry. Sunscreen, Insect repellant if you are here during the summer and mossies bother you. All of your medications, in their origional containers along with a copy of the pescription is a good idea. Swimware

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  • The Sun, Brisbane

    The Sun

    A Hat, The rainy season is summer here so be prepared for that, Winter is usually quite dry. Sunscreen, Insect repellant if you are here during the summer and mossies bother you.All of your medications, in their origional containers along with a copy of the pescription is a good idea. Swimware

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  • SEND YOUR BAGGAGE UNACCOMPANIED!, Brisbane

    SEND YOUR BAGGAGE UNACCOMPANIED!

    If you are travelling on from Brisbane you can send your luggage ahead as unaccompanied baggage. This can be done from the International terminal, Level 4 by taking your luggage to the Qantas unaccompanied baggage counter where they will send your goods on ahead for you. They can be contacted on 1300 368 747 or 1300 368 747 to determine the cost...

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Brisbane Off The Beaten Path

  • General, Brisbane

    General

    A very nice scenic drive to do, is a full day trip to Mt. Mee. From Brisbane, head toSamford, then onto the small village of Dayboro. A stop at these villages finds Museums and historical buildings. Dayboro is where we find the brown tourist sign to Mt. Mee. Straight away, we begin to climb up the Mountain side, even from the start, the scenery is...

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  • Coochiemudlo Island, Brisbane

    Coochiemudlo Island

    "COOCHIE" is what the Island is commonly known as, is located 1km off the coast at Victoria Point. The Island is a small 5ks, so you can walk the whole Island quite easily, this I have done once. No need to hurry! On the way, I saw the red clay banks, probably these are what the Island was named after, as it means"red rock," holiday shack's, and...

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  • Glasshouse mountains, Brisbane

    Glasshouse mountains

    The Glasshouse Mountains are located to the north of Brisbane. On May 17, 1770 Captain James Cook discovered these mountains, and said as they looked like a glass house, he would name them the "Glasshouse Mountains." They are a series of steep-sided volcanic plugs, that rise abruptly from the ground in unusual shapes, quite stunning! Anytime of...

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Brisbane Sports & Outdoors

  • Rock Climbing, Brisbane

    Rock Climbing

    Rock climing and abseiling on the sheer face of the Kangaroo Point cliffs is a very popular weekend activity in Brisbane - and there are plenty of courses for beginners available. There are a few places along the cliffs where we regularly see groups of learners and more experience climbers training. Just depends on whether you prefer to start at...

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  • Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre..., Brisbane

    Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre...

    The venue opened in 1975 as a facility for athletics and was officially named by the Queen, as the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Sports Centre during her visit to Australia in 1977. The Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC), formerly known as QEII ('QE2') Stadium and later ANZ Stadium, at Nathan is the third largest sporting arena in...

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  • The Sleeman Centre, Brisbane

    The Sleeman Centre

    Sleeman Centre — team based there: Queensland Firebirds (Netball) The Sleeman Centre was purpose built for the 1982 Commonwealth Games. Since then the centre has hosted a range of sporting events including the 1994 World Masters Games and the 2001 Goodwill Games swimming, diving and cycling events.The Sleeman Centre and the Chandler Aquatic Centre...

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  • Information, Brisbane

    Information

    Looking to book some local or overseas travel? Seeking enlightenment on where to go and what to do? There is an annual Travel Expo held on a weekend in February at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre which is located at South Brisbane close to the Cultural Centre and South Bank. Typically around 100 exhibitors from all aspects of the...

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  • Flora & Fauna, Brisbane

    Flora & Fauna

    These Birds are quite friendly even though they may not look it. They love to hang around eating areas, hop on tables etc, where ever food is. They never used to be like this, there home was in the Farmer's paddocks, finding grubs to eat with their long beaks. A long drought, thousands of hungry birds, and they found Suburbia for a food supply. DO...

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  • Transport, Brisbane

    Transport

    The City Cat trip from bretts Wharf to the University of Southern Queensland is a Great! way to see Brisbane from a different angle. Bretts Wharf lies at the bottom of Racecourse Rd in Ascot, one of the richer Northside suburbs of Brisbane, and at the top end lies Eagle Farm Racecourse. Along the street are many cafes, reatuarants and boutiques to...

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