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Brisbane is the Place to Visit

by on Feb.06, 2013, under Travel

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Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the third largest town in Australia. In the past Brisbane’s larger town cousins felt the town couldn’t compete with them for culture, dining and nightlife but all that’s changed.

Brisbane is now growing quicker than any other leading city and with that the city is consistently adding more for entertainment, wonderful dining and a great onstage music scene in the inner town area of Fortitude Valley. It also has one of the best climate of any leading city in Australia.

The sub-tropical climate means it is warm throughout the year with mild, dry winters. The town enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year and as a consequence the city makes good use of the outside and the river that wraps around the town.

Getting Around: Once you’re in Brisbane it’s best if you hire a campervan to go to everything. Otherwise another option is that it’s easy to get round the central areas by foot or public transport. The public transport is operated under the name of TransLink and permits the use of a single ticket for bus, rail and ferry. Make sure you explore the river using the fast and smooth City Moggy catamaran ferries.

If you are staying in the CBD itself or near the stream precinct of Southbank then you will be able to explore much of the centre simply by foot. The CBD area of the town is reasonably compact. Nonetheless if you want to get farther away from the centre then Brisbane sprawls out a long way and you may find vehicle rental a good choice.

There are many Brisbane car rental firms to make a choice from including all the massive names and a considerable number of local low cost operators. A word of alert. If you select a low cost automobile rental firm then read the details in extensive detail. Two the firms charge admin and other charges in the event you cause damages to the vehicle and hide this in reams of small print on the contract.

What to do: Brisbane has plenty to do but here are a few recommendations to get you started.

– Explore the river through the Citycat ferries. Stand on the front or rear outside sections to get the very best perspectives of the multi-million dollar riverfront homes and flats along the brook.
– Visit Southbank on the opposite side of the river to the town.
– Visit the eat street areas of the inner town suburbs of West End, Paddington and Oxford Street in Bulimba.
– Shop on the Queen Street Mall which features a great range of stores including department stores 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 largest sand islands in the world and home to some great beaches.

Use Brisbane as a base for nearby 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 international visitors so make sure you make it part of your trip.

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