Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane

Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia with a population of around 1.6 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city is located in the southeast corner of Queensland and is 960 km (596miles) north of Sydney and 97 km (60miles) north of the Gold Coast. Greater Brisbane comprises over 180 suburbs and localities and covers an area of 1,141 sq. km. Brisbane is a river city making full use of its enviable environment. The Brisbane River winds gently through the city and serves as a delightful way to explore the area. And there is so much to explore. A day in Brisbane might include international standard shopping in the Queen Street Mall; a swim, rainforest walk and lunch at South Bank Parklands; feeding dolphins at Tangalooma, then in the evening dine in world class restaurants and finish with a late night river cruise. But there's more! Take some time to discover the Botanical Gardens, take an enchanting stroll through Fortitude Valley and Chinatown and a cruise out to the Bay Islands. With so much to do you may need to stay a while longer!  

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Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia with a population of around 1.6 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city is located in the southeast corner of Queensland and is 960 km (596miles) north of Sydney and 97 km (60miles) north of the Gold Coast. Greater Brisbane comprises over 180 suburbs and localities and covers an area of 1,141 sq. km. Brisbane is a river city making full use of its enviable environment. The Brisbane River winds gently through the city and serves as a delightful way to explore the area. And there is so much to explore. A day in Brisbane might include international standard shopping in the Queen Street Mall; a swim, rainforest walk and lunch at South Bank Parklands; feeding dolphins at Tangalooma, then in the evening dine in world class restaurants and finish with a late night river cruise. But there's more! Take some time to discover the Botanical Gardens, take an enchanting stroll through Fortitude Valley and Chinatown and a cruise out to the Bay Islands. With so much to do you may need to stay a while longer!  

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Queensland’s Indigenous food scene is bursting with unique flavours inspired by the flora and fauna of the Australian bush. If you’re keen to sample some authentic bush tucker but don’t much fancy foraging for it yourself, add these incredible Indigenous-inspired dining experiences to your culinary bucket-list. You won’t regret it. FLAME TREE BAR & GRILL, CAIRNS KUP MURRI AT MUNGALLA STATION, MUNGALLA ABORIGINAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE – FLAMES OF THE FOREST, PORT DOUGLAS  

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Due to the large number of students and residents from various countries, the city of Brisbane has diverse and vibrant cultural scene. Theatre, sport and music are especially popular among the locals. Some of the cultural institutions include Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Arts Theatre, etc. Brisbane had hosted the 1982 Commonwealth Games, 1992 Cricket World Cup, 2003 Rugby World Cup and more. The main culture events that take place here are Ekka (Royal Queensland Exhibition), Brisbane International Film Festival, The Paniyiri festival, Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival, etc. The Brisbane Festival is the international arts festival that is celebrated every September with music, dance, theatre, comedy, circus and other events.  

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Brisbane's recorded history dates back to 1799, when Matthew Flinders explored the Moreton Bay. The region was first occupied by the Jagera and Turrbal tribes. The town of Brisbane was initially conceived as a penal colony for the British convicts that were sent from Sydney. However, since the city was great for fishing, timbering, farming and other occupations, it was open for free settlement in the year 1838. Brisbane flourished after the Second World War when the hospitals, universities and museums came up. The town grew in the late 1880s and became a centre for commerce and the capital of Queensland. After hosting the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the city received an enormous boost for infrastructure and sporting development. In the years that followed, multiple landmark buildings were erected like the Riverside Centre, Waterfront Place, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, etc. While Sydney and Melbourne were the more recognized cities, Brisbane now has a thriving cultural scene is rapidly becoming one of the world’s best tourist destinations.  

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From Queensland’s premier shopping precinct – The City – to local favourites Fortitude Valley and Paddington, you’ll discover shopping experiences like no other in Brisbane. The City offers more than 1000 stores and the state’s largest collection of flagship stores. Fortitude Valley is home to local designers and high-end fashion at James Street and the Emporium, while Paddington is best for homewares, books, vintage and designer fashion.  

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Brisbane is an outdoorsy city year-round. While denizens of the southern metropolises cower inside during the winter months, daytime temperatures in Queensland’s capital rarely dip below 20°C. And in Brisbane the best kind of fun is often found outdoors and free. From exceptional markets to lush tropical gardens, Brisbane has you covered without breaking your wallet. - Free art, swimming and meandering - Head north to Sunshine Beach - Cycle New Farm Riverwalk - Hit the river on the CityHopper - Explore the Sherwood Arboretum  

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Put away the wine bottle and give your liver a rest with these some night activities that don’t involve late night bar hopping. Kayak the Brisbane river by night, laugh yourself silly and maybe see a ghost or two as you discover Brisbane’s true beauty in a bunch of Instagram-worthy activities.  

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By Flight : The Brisbane Airport is the prime international airport serving the city of Brisbane and the South East Queensland region. It is the third busiest airport in Australia. The airport is connected to various cities across the world, such as Abu Dhabi, Manila, Seoul, Singapore, etc. and also to Australian cities such as Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, etc. Major airlines serving this airport include Virgin Australia, Korean Air, Qantas, China Airlines, Air New Zealand and many more. Nearest Airport: The Brisbane Airport is located 13 km northeast of the city. Safety Suggestion: The city of Brisbane experiences thunderstorms and heavy rain during the summer season. This may lead to flights being delayed or diverted during this season. By Bus : Brisbane is well-connected to other cities in the state of Queensland and also to other states in Australia, via bus routes. Premier Motor Service and Greyhound buses connect it to cities in other states. There are a number of private services that have direct buses linking Brisbane with other cities like Miles, the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Toowoomba, Maroochydore, Bundaberg, etc. Journey Suggestion: The roads and highways leading to Brisbane are in good condition. Since the summers bring in heavy rains and storms, the road becomes slippery and visibility reduces. Hence, it is recommended to check the weather forecast before planning this road trip. By Train : There are two main trains that connect Brisbane to outside cities. Countrylink runs two daily services from Sydney, with connections from Canberra and Melbourne. The Queensland Rail has train services from most states in Queensland. Portside Wharf has a Cruise Terminal that welcomes a majority of cruise liners docking in Brisbane. It is located on the north side of the city.  

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