Brisbane Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 87%Local Culture
- 78%Nightlife Lovers
- 77%Budget Travelers
- 70%Adventure Travelers
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- BrisbaneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7
Brisbane is THE city to visit if you are an art-lover. The public buildings spend 2% of their budget to install public art. The amount of art installation in the city is overwhelmingly amazing. Brisbane is also quite diverse. The Brisbane River bends across the city, there are sub-tropical rainforest walks, and artificially made beach. Such a pleasant and laid back city.Recommended for:
- BrisbaneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 8
Australia's pretty river city is stepping out of Melbourne and Sydney's shadows and into the spotlight. Boasting the most popular art gallery in Australia, GoMA, the beautiful South Bank precinct, a buzzing nightlife unhampered by strict licensing laws (as in Sydney) and gorgeous "Queenslander" architecture, Brisbane has earned its cosmopolitan stripes but retained its laid-back vibe. Trendsetters and design lovers flock to Fortitude Valley while fashionistas will take sanctuary in the boutiques that inhabit chic, converted cottages in Paddington's famous shopping strip.Recommended for:
- BrisbaneMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6
Brisbane is a well-known up and comer on the Australian scene. One of the fastest growing cities in the world Brizzy is just starting to come into it's own on the international scene behind it's big sisters Sydney and Melbourne. A smaller much more manageable city Brisbane is a nice alternative to the big girls.Recommended for:
- BrisbaneMember ofLuxury TravelersAdventure Travelers
What does one say about ones home Town... bloody wonderful.. just go and discover a precinct or two, then a beer at the powerhouse and a show at the Arts Centre with a ferry ride in between in perfect weather.Recommended for:
- BrisbaneMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure Travelers
Brisbane, the jewel of Queensland, is a river city with a newly glamorous reputation: Bris-vegas. Amongst the nightclubs, casino, and budding culinary scene, it's the place to go for bright lights in the Australian northeast. And while the glitz and buzz don't compare to Sydney or Melbourne, Brisbane is a largely friendly place with a charm all its own.Recommended for:
The city straddles the Brisbane River, which meanders its way through leafy suburbs towards Moreton Bay. The capital of Queensland, it is a liveable city, well situated to take advantage of natural riches north towards the Sunshine Coast and south towards the Gold Coast and Hinterland.
While not the most dynamic city in the world, it does allow for a more sensible and relaxed lifestyle.
The cultural mix allows for bewitching culinary highlights in ethnic enclaves; public infrastructure, however, is sadly lacking when compared to significant world cities.
The first stop on my most recent trip to Australia was Brisbane, which is a one and a half hour flight north of Sydney. I met my cousin in this metropolitan city that is reminiscent of my previous hometown, San Diego. We started the evening by stumbling across unexpected surprises like large game night. After a serious game of Jenga, we nursed our jet lag by sipping champagne at the Treasury building and dining al fresa on Queens Street.
The next day we meandered through the botanical gardens to South Bank, which is the cultural center of the city and has a bounty of delicious dining options. Yet, we felt truly at home once we came upon West End. This urban area is filled with boutique shops and quaint, casual restaurants such as Burrows, a place known for pizzas and ciders. We ended our stay by witnessing a musical light show on the river. I hope our mates in Brizzy realize just how lucky they are.
Brisbane has a great array of "cultures". I stayed in West end, which is a great little hippy suburb, with houses on stilts, hippy boutiques, and lovely people, all shared a common interest.
I went for a walk to the art museum, and only wish I could've had more timr to wonder around the free attraction, as well as the museum next door. Such an impressive place.
- BrisbaneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
"Brissy" is a lovely city, not too big, not too small, and pretty clean, with a personality all its own. Being up the coast in Queensland, it has a separate identity to New South Wales, Sydney, and parts south sort of like San Diego is different than Los Angeles in the US.
Besides the ocean nearby, it has its own river as well. It also has its own local beers, and of course, it's own crustaceans, Morton Bay "bugs", a lobster tail like shellfish only found in these parts.
Fantastic city and I don't like cities. A great place to eat is a pub/restaurant called the Caxton. Kilo steak and the staff are awesome. Food really good. Check out the public pool on the south side of the bridge, really cool. made out to be a beach over looking the river.
Great central point to explore the south east area of Queensland. In the south you have the Gold Coast and its beaches and theme parks, to the west the rural area's around Toowoomba with wineries and farmstays, and in the north the Sunshine Coast with Australia Zoo and Noosa (very upmarket eateries and shops ... great spot to while away an afternoon!)
It's been awhile since I was in Brisbane 2000 but I know at the time I loved it as we went to the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise to go to 2 of the 4 amusement parks and had a great time even though our day at the second was in rain great fun everyone should go there!
Its my 2nd favourite city (Sydneyite born) but I love the city itself, I have lived in and around it for years. Worked here and day tripped it when on holidays and returned three times this time I AM NOT MOVING lol. I love the shopping, the galleries, the river walk I could walk from home to the city centre, the bus terminals and train terminals are far superior to anything that I have come across. The Myer Centre is the main bus terminas and you can catch a bus from there to far reaching places. Roma Street is the main train station and its set out is fantastic, taxi ranks, food courts, hotel and gaming all on the outside of the station very hard to get lost but easy to get the wrong train ...
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