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  • 96%
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  • 87%
    Local Culture
  • 79%
    Foodies
  • 78%
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  • 77%
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  • 70%
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  • 70%
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    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.

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  • BrisbanePro 2014
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    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.

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  • BrisbanePro 2014
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    "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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Australia's growing metropolis, stepping from Cinderella's shadow. astonishedXpression.wordpress.com

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  • Brisbane

    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.

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  • Brisbane

    Very underrated city. Sure, there's no beach, but there's a river beach and lots of cool museums and cafes.

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  • Brisbane

    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.

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  • Brisbane

    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.

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  • Brisbane

    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.

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  • Brisbane

    This is the capital of Queensland and the second major city I ever went to when I came to Australia in 2001 for a visit.

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  • Brisbane

    There was so much to do but best of all was eating a sea creation called Bugs They only come from Brisbane If went tomorrow would go to anyplace that service Bugs

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  • Brisbane

    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!)

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  • Brisbane

    awesome place heaps to see beautiful woman friendly people what more could you ask was verrrry hot in summer tho

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  • Brisbane

    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!

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  • Brisbane

    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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  • Brisbane
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    the tourism here is a serious industry.

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Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city and the capital of Queensland, was settled as a penal colony in the 19th Century, and today more and more people are relocating here due to its affordability and tropical climate. “Brissie” is full of interesting districts like the CBD, mixing historical sites and world-class shopping, and the South Bank, full of edgy cafes and restaurants. While it has faced severe droughts in recent years, necessitating the 4 minute shower, the water supply has bounced back to less dire levels. It also boasts an influential music scene, recognized by American company Billboard, and hosted at various bars like the Hi-Fi. Laid back yet cosmopolitan, approachable yet sophisticated, Brisbane is one of Australia’s gems.

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