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Brisbane
Queensland
Brisbane CBDandSB.jpg
Brisbane and the Story Bridge.
Brisbane is located in Australia
Brisbane
Population: 1,945,639 (2008)[1] (3rd)
Density: 918/km² (2,377.6/sq mi) (2006)[2]
Established: 1824
Coordinates: 27°28′04″S 153°01′40″E / 27.46778°S 153.02778°E / -27.46778; 153.02778Coordinates: 27°28′04″S 153°01′40″E / 27.46778°S 153.02778°E / -27.46778; 153.02778
Area: 5904.8 km² (2,279.9 sq mi) [3]
Time zone: AEST (No Daylight Saving) (UTC+10)
Location:
LGA: Brisbane
County: Stanley
State District: various (38)
Federal Division:
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
25.5 °C
78 °F
15.7 °C
60 °F
1,146.4 mm
45.1 in
Brisbane (pronounced /ˈbrɪzbən/[4]) is the state capital of the Australian state of Queensland and is the largest city in that state. The statistical division of Brisbane has an estimated population of approximately 2 million, along with its LGA registering a bit over a million, it is also the third most populous city in Australia[5].
The city is situated on the Brisbane River on a low-lying floodplain between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range in southeastern Queensland. The local indigenous people knew the area as Mian-jin, meaning 'place shaped as a spike'.[6] Brisbane is named after the river on which it sits which, in turn, was named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. Brisbane's demonym is a Brisbanite. The first European settlement in Queensland was a penal colony at Redcliffe, 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the Brisbane central business district, in 1824. That settlement was soon abandoned and moved to North Quay in 1825. Free settlers were permitted from 1842. Brisbane was chosen as the capital when Queensland was proclaimed a separate colony from New South Wales in 1859. Brisbane also Borders the Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Somerset, Logan and the Redland Areas.
At a municipal level, the city is governed by the Brisbane City Council. In 1925, the City of Brisbane Act was passed by the Queensland Government, abolishing 20 local government authorities in the city and forming the largest local authority in Australia.[7] The city played a central role in the Allied campaign during World War II as the South West Pacific headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur. Brisbane has hosted many large cultural and sporting events including the 1982 Commonwealth Games, World Expo '88 and the final Goodwill Games in 2001. In 2008, Brisbane was classified as a gamma world city+ in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory by Loughborough University.[8]

Contents

History

The Old Windmill in Wickham Park in Brisbane. Built by convicts in 1824, it is one of Brisbane's most significant and oldest heritage landmarks.
Brisbane was inhabited before it was settled by Europeans by the Turrbal people [9] whose ancestors migrated to the region from across the Torres Strait. They knew the area as Mian-jin, meaning 'place shaped as a spike'.[6]
The Moreton Bay area was initially explored by Matthew Flinders, landing and naming "Red Cliff Point" – after the red-coloured cliffs visible from the bay, known today as Woody Point – on 17 July 1799.[10] In 1823, Governor of New South Wales, Thomas Brisbane, instructed that a new northern penal settlement be developed, and an exploration party led by John Oxley further explored Moreton Bay.
Oxley discovered, named and sailed up the Brisbane River as far as Goodna, some 20 km upstream from the Brisbane central business district.[11] Oxley recommended Red Cliff Point for the new colony, reporting that ships could land at any tide and easily get close to the shore.[12] The party settled in Redcliffe on 13 September 1824, under the command of Lieutenant Henry Miller with 14 soldiers, some with wives and children, and 29 convicts.
However, this settlement was abandoned after one year and the colony was moved to a site on the Brisbane River now known as North Quay, 28 km south, that offered a more reliable water supply. Chief Justice Forbes gave the new settlement the name of Edenglassie before it was named Brisbane.[13] Non-convict European settlement of the Brisbane region commenced in 1838.[14]
German missionaries settled at Zions Hill, Nundah, as early as 1837, five years before Brisbane was officially declared a free settlement. The band consisted of two ministers, Christopher Eipper (1813–1894) and Carl Wilhelm Schmidt, and lay missionaries whose names were Haussmann, Johann Gottried Wagner, Niquet, Hartenstein, Zillman, Franz, Rode, Doege and Schneider.[15]
They were allocated 260 hectares and set about establishing the mission, which became known as German Station.[16] Free settlers entered the area over the following five years and by the end of 1840 Robert Dixon began work on the first plan of Brisbane Town in anticipation of future development.[17]
Queensland's first Government House was completed in 1862 and is located within the grounds of the Queensland University of Technology near the City Botanic Gardens
Queensland was proclaimed a separate colony on 6 June 1859 [18] with Brisbane chosen as its capital, although it was not incorporated as a city until 1902.
Over twenty small municipalities and shires were amalgamated in 1925, to form the City of Brisbane which is governed by the Brisbane City Council.[19][20]
ANZAC Square and the Shrine of Remembrance, Brisbane (c1930)
1930 was a significant year for Brisbane as it had gained some landmarks which would define the identity and character of the city. The Story Bridge and Brisbane City Hall, then the city's tallest buildings, were both completed. Additionally, the Shrine of Remembrance, in ANZAC Square, became Brisbane's main war memorial.[21]
American Fleet Marching Down Queen Street, March 1941
During World War II, Brisbane became central to the Allied campaign when the AMP Building (now called MacArthur Central) was used as the South West Pacific headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur, chief of the Allied Pacific forces.
MacArthur had previously rejected using the University of Queensland complex as his HQ, as the distinctive bends in the river at St Lucia could have aided enemy bombers. Also used as a Headquarters by the American troops during World War II was the T & G Building.[22]
Approximately 1,000,000 US troops passed through Australia during the war, as the primary coordination point for the South West Pacific.[23] In 1942 Brisbane was the site of a violent clash between visiting US military personnel and Australian servicemen and civilians which resulted in one death and several injuries. This incident became known colloquially as the Battle of Brisbane.[24]
World Expo 88 as seen from the Brisbane River.
Postwar Brisbane had developed a "big country town" stigma, an image which the city's politicians and marketers were very keen to shake[25][26]. Despite growing steadily, Brisbane was punctuated by infrastructure problems.
The State government under Joh Bjelke-Petersen began a major program of change and urban renewal beginning with the CBD and inner suburbs. Trams in Brisbane were a popular mode of public transport and Brisbane and the city became the last Australian city to completely close its tram network in 1969. The 1974 Brisbane flood was a major disaster which temporarily crippled the city.
During this era Brisbane grew and modernised rapidly becoming a destination of interstate migration. Some of Brisbane's much loved landmarks were lost including the Bellevue Hotel in 1977 and Cloudland in 1982, demolished in controversial circumstances by the infamous Deen Brothers demolition crew. Major public works included the Riverside Expressway, the Gateway Bridge and later the redevelopment of South Bank starting with the Queensland Art Gallery.
Brisbane staged the successful 1982 Commonwealth Games and the 1988 World Exposition (known locally as World Expo '88) during 1988. These events were accompanied by a scale of public expenditure, construction and development not previously seen in the state of Queensland.[27][28]
Brisbane's population growth has exceeded the national average every year since 1990 at an average rate of around 2.2% per year.

Geography

Satellite Image of Brisbane Metropolitan Area from the International Space Station.
Brisbane is in the southeast corner of Queensland, Australia. The city is centred along the Brisbane River, and its eastern suburbs line the shores of Moreton Bay. The greater Brisbane region is on the coastal plain east of the Great Dividing Range.
The city of Brisbane is hilly.[29] The urban area, including the central business district, are partially elevated by spurs of the Herbert Taylor Range, such as the summit of Mount Coot-tha, reaching up to 300 metres (980 ft) and the smaller Enoggera Hill. Other prominent rises in Brisbane are Mount Gravatt and nearby Toohey Mountain. Mount Petrie at 170 metres (560 ft) and the lower rises of Highgate Hill, Mount Ommaney, Stephens Mountain and Whites Hill are dotted across the city.
The city is on a low-lying floodplain.[citation needed] Many suburban creeks criss-cross the city, increasing the risk of flooding. The city has suffered two major floods since colonisation, in 1893 and 1974. The 1974 Brisbane flood occurred partly as a result of "Cyclone Wanda". Heavy rain had fallen continuously for three weeks before the Australia Day weekend flood (26 – 27 January 1974).[30] The flood damaged many parts of the city, especially the suburbs of Oxley, Bulimba, Rocklea, Coorparoo, Toowong and New Farm. The City Botanic gardens were inundated, leading to a new colony of mangroves forming in the City Reach of the Brisbane River.[31]

Urban Structure

Brisbane central business district, with the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens on the left.
The Brisbane central business district (CBD) lies in a curve of the Brisbane river. The CBD covers only 2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi) and is walkable.
Central streets are named after members of the royal family. Queen Street is Brisbane's traditional main street. Streets named after female members (Adelaide, Alice, Ann, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary) run parallel to Queen Street and Queen Street Mall (named in honour of Queen Victoria) and perpendicular to streets named after male members (Albert, Edward, George, William).
The city has retained some heritage buildings dating back to 1820s. The Old Windmill, in Wickham Park, built by convict labour in 1824,[32][33] is the oldest surviving building in Brisbane. The Old Windmill was originally used for the grinding of grain and a punishment for the convicts who manually operated the grinding mill. The Old Windmill tower’s other significant claim to fame, largely ignored, is that the first television signals in the southern hemisphere were transmitted from it by experimenters in April 1934 — long before TV commenced in most places. These experimental TV broadcasts continued until World War II.[32]
The Old Commissariat Store, on William Street, built by convict labour in 1828, was originally used partly as a grainhouse, has also been a hostel for immigrants and used for the storage of records. Built with Brisbane tuff from the nearby Kangaroo Point Cliffs and sandstone from a quarry near today's Albion Park Racecourse, it is now the home of the Royal Historical Society of Brisbane. It contains a museum and can also be hired for small functions.[34][35][36]
BrisbaneRiver02 gobeirne-edit1.jpgWalter Taylor, Albert, unnamed, Jack Pesch bridges
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University of Queensland (UQ) St Lucia Campus
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The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and the Royal Children's Hospital
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Indooroopilly Golf Course (Long Pocket)
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The city has a density of 379.4 people per square kilometre, which is high for an Australian city and comparable to that of Sydney. However like many western cities, Brisbane sprawls into the greater metropolitan area. The lower population density reflects the fact that most of Brisbane's housing stock consists of detached houses.
View of Western Side of CBD from William Jolly Bridge
Early legislation decreed a minimum size for residential blocks resulting in few terrace houses being constructed in Brisbane. Recently the density of the city and inner city neighbourhoods has increased with the construction of apartments, with the result that the population of the central business district has doubled over the last 5 years[37] and closing the gap on Sydney and Melbourne.[38]
Brisbane has a lower inner city population density than Australia's two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, although constant population growth. The high density housing that existed came in the form of miniature Queenslander-style houses which resemble the much larger traditional styles but are sometimes only one quarter the size. These miniature Queenslanders are becoming scarce but can still be seen in the inner city suburbs.
Multi residence accommodations (such as apartment blocks) are relatively new to Brisbane, with few such blocks built before 1970, other than in inner suburbs such as New Farm. Pre-1950 housing was often built in a distinctive architectural style known as a Queenslander, featuring timber construction with large verandahs and high ceilings. The relatively low cost of timber in South-East Queensland meant that until recently most residences were constructed of timber, rather than brick or stone. Many of these houses are elevated on stumps (also called "stilts"), that were originally timber, but are now frequently replaced by steel or concrete.
Currently, Brisbane has only two buildings greater than 200 metres in height. The tallest is a residential tower, Aurora Tower and the second is a mixed use tower Riparian Plaza. There is also a further three buildings over 200 metres which are either under construction or have had construction put on hold.

Climate

Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate (Koppen climate classification Cfa) with hot, humid summers and dry, mild winters.[39] From November through March, thunderstorms are common over Brisbane, with the more severe events accompanied by large damaging hail stones, torrential rain and destructive winds.
The city's highest recorded temperature was 43.2 °C (110 °F) on 26 January 1940. On 19 July 2007, Brisbane's temperature fell below the freezing point for the first time since records began, registering −0.1 °C (31.8 °F) at the airport.[40]
Brisbane's wettest day was 21 January 1887, when 465 millimetres (18.3 in) of rain fell on the city, the highest maximum daily rainfall of Australia's capital cities.
From 2006, Brisbane and surrounding temperate areas have experienced the most severe drought in over a century, with dam levels dropping below one quarter of their capacity. Residents were mandated by local laws to observe level 6 water restrictions on gardening and other outdoor water usage. Per capita water usage is below 140 litres per day, giving Brisbane one of the lowest per capita usages of water of any Western city in the world.[41]/ Despite this, Brisbane's water storage is currently 97% of full capacity with permanent water conservation measures.
Dust storms in Brisbane are extremely rare; on 23 September 2009, however, a severe dust storm blanketed Brisbane, as well as other parts of eastern Australia.[42][43]
Climate data for Brisbane
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.4
(99)
40.2
(104)
34.2
(94)
32.2
(90)
30.6
(87)
27.9
(82)
27.6
(82)
35.4
(96)
33.4
(92)
36.7
(98)
37.9
(100)
36.5
(98)
40.2
(104)
Average high °C (°F) 29.1
(84)
28.9
(84)
28.1
(83)
26.3
(79)
23.5
(74)
21.2
(70)
20.6
(69)
21.7
(71)
23.8
(75)
25.6
(78)
27.3
(81)
28.6
(83)
25.4
(78)
Average low °C (°F) 20.9
(70)
20.8
(69)
19.5
(67)
16.9
(62)
13.8
(57)
10.9
(52)
9.5
(49)
10.0
(50)
12.5
(55)
15.6
(60)
18.0
(64)
19.8
(68)
15.7
(60)
Record low °C (°F) 16.0
(61)
14.6
(58)
10.6
(51)
5.6
(42)
3.0
(37)
2.5
(37)
-0.1
(32)
1.9
(35)
3.7
(39)
8.3
(47)
8.3
(47)
14.4
(58)
-0.1
(32)
Precipitation mm (inches) 113.0
(4.45)
121.6
(4.79)
76.1
(3)
63.5
(2.5)
122.8
(4.83)
70.6
(2.78)
27.1
(1.07)
37.5
(1.48)
34.2
(1.35)
65.3
(2.57)
106.8
(4.2)
114.2
(4.5)
941.6
(37.07)
Avg. precipitation days 12.5 11.8 11.3 10.6 10.1 8.7 6.3 5.5 6.1 8.2 11.6 10.8 113.5
Source: [44][45]

Governance

Unlike other Australian capital cities, a large portion of the greater metropolitan area of Brisbane is controlled by a single local government entity, the Brisbane City Council. Since the creation of the Brisbane City Council in 1925 the urban areas of Brisbane have expanded considerably past the City Council boundaries[46]. Prior to that, a far smaller area (comprising the inner suburbs of Brisbane today) was controlled by the Brisbane Municipal Council.
The City of Brisbane is divided into 26 wards, with each ward electing a Councillor as their community representative. The Lord Mayor of Brisbane and Councillors are elected every four years by popular vote, in which all residents must participate. The current Lord Mayor of Brisbane is Campbell Newman, who was elected to the position in March 2004[47] and re-elected in 2008.[48]
Brisbane City Council is the largest local government body (in terms of population and budget) in Australia. The Council, formed by the merger of twenty smaller councils in 1925, has jurisdiction over an area of 1,367 km2 (528 sq mi). The Council's annual budget is approximately $1.6 billion, and it has an asset base of $13 billion.[49]

Economy

Brisbane City Skyline viewed from the Riverside Walkway
Virgin Village, the Virgin Blue Holdings Limited/Virgin Blue head office in Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Brisbane's economy has white-collar and blue-collar industries. White-collar industries include information technology, financial services, higher education and public sector administration generally concentrated in and around the central business district and recently established office areas in the inner suburbs.
Blue-collar industries, including petroleum refining, stevedoring, paper milling, metalworking and QR railway workshops, tend to be located on the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and in new industrial zones on the urban fringe. Tourism is an important part of the Brisbane economy, both in its own right and as a gateway to other areas of Queensland.[50]
Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Queensland State Government has been developing technology and science industries in Queensland as a whole, and Brisbane in particular, as part of its "Smart State" initiative.[51] The government has invested in several biotechnology and research facilities at several universities in Brisbane. The Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland (UQ) Saint Lucia Campus is a large CSIRO and Queensland state government initiative for research and innovation that is currently being emulated at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Campus at Kelvin Grove with the establishment of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI).[52]
Brisbane is one of the major business hubs in Australia.[53] Most major Australian companies, as well as numerous international companies, have contact offices in Brisbane, while numerous electronics businesses have distribution hubs in and around the city. DHL Global's Oceanic distribution warehouse is located in Brisbane, as is Asia Pacific Aerospace's headquarters. Home grown major companies include Suncorp-Metway Limited, Flight Centre, Sunsuper, Orrcon, Credit Union Australia, Boeing Australia, Donut King, Wotif.com, WebCentral, PIPE Networks, Krome Studios, NetBox Blue, Mincom Limited and Virgin Blue.
Brisbane has the fourth highest median household income of the Australian capital cities at $40,973.[54]

Port of Brisbane

The Port of Brisbane is on the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and on Fisherman's Island at the rivers mouth, and is the 3rd most important port in Australia for value of goods.[55] Container freight, sugar, grain, coal and bulk liquids are the major exports. Most of the port facilities are less than three decades old and some are built on reclaimed mangroves and wetlands.
The Port is a part of the Australia TradeCoast, the country's fastest-growing economic development area.[56] Geographically, Australia TradeCoast occupies a large swathe of land around the airport and port. Commercially, the area has attracted a mix of companies from throughout the Asia Pacific region.[56]

Retail

Brisbane has a range of retail precincts, both in the Central Business District and in surrounding suburbs. The Queen Street Mall has a vast array of cafes, restaurants, cinemas, gift shops and shopping centres including: Wintergarden, Broadway on the Mall, QueensPlaza, Brisbane Arcade, Queen Adelaide Building, Tattersalls Arcade and The Myer Centre.
The majority of retail business is done within the suburbs of Brisbane in shopping centres which include major department store chains. There are 3 major Westfield shopping centres in Brisbane located in the suburbs of Chermside (Westfield Chermside), Mount Gravatt (Westfield Garden City) and Carindale (Westfield Carindale).[57]
Other large shopping centres exist at Indooroopilly (Indooroopilly Shopping Centre), Toombul (Centro Toombul) and Mitchelton (Brookside Shopping Centre). Other major shopping centres through-out the metropolitan area include North Lakes (Westfield North Lakes), Strathpine (Westfield Strathpine) and Loganholme (Logan Hyperdome).

Demographics

Significant overseas born populations[58]
Country of Birth Population (2006)
United Kingdom 95,315
New Zealand 73,128
South Africa 12,824
Vietnam 11,857
People's Republic of China 11,418
Philippines 9,871
Germany 8,645
India 7,544
Netherlands 7,014
Fiji 6,791
Papua New Guinea 6,706
Italy 6,704
Malaysia 6,686
United States 6,057
Hong Kong 6,036
South Korea 4,841
The statistical division of Brisbane includes much of Brisbane's Local Government Area as well as the cities of Ipswich, Redcliffe and Logan City and Redland City which demographically are part of a single conurbation. The 2006 census reported 1,763,131 residents within the Brisbane Statistical Division, making it the third largest city in Australia.[59] Brisbane recorded the largest growth rate of all capital cities in the last Census, with an annual growth rate of 2.2%.[60] The median age across the city was 35 years.[3]
The 2006 census showed that 1.7% of Brisbane's population were of indigenous origin and 21.7% were born overseas. Of those born outside of Australia, the three main countries of birth were New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Approximately 16.1% of households spoke a language other than English, with the most common languages being Mandarin 1.1%, Vietnamese 0.9%, Cantonese 0.9%, Italian 0.6% and Samoan 0.5%. Areas of significant overseas populations were in the southern region of Moorooka where those of African descent reside. Most of the Vietnamese population reside in the suburbs of Darra and Inala while those from Mainland China are often found not in one particular area but all around Brisbane. Sunnybank is where most of the majority of the Chinese population reside, comprising mainly of people from Taiwan and Hong Kong. Brisbane has the highest population of Republic of China (Taiwanese) citizens in Australia. It has been estimated that the population has grown to an estimated 35 000+, making them the highest Asian population in Brisbane. Consequently, Sunnybank and its surrounding suburbs have often been dubbed as the 'Real Chinatown' and 'Taiwan Town'.
The inner southern suburbs were considered the most densely populated areas of Southern European descent, primarily Greek and Italian. There are also a major number of Bosnians, Croatians, Indians, Pakistanis, South Africans and Fijians in the city.

Education

The Forgan Smith Building and the Great Court, University of Queensland.
Brisbane has multi-campus universities and colleges including the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University. Other universities which have campuses in Brisbane include the Australian Catholic University, Central Queensland University, James Cook University, University of Southern Queensland and the University of the Sunshine Coast.
There are three major TAFE colleges in Brisbane; the Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, the Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, and the Southbank Institute of TAFE.[61] Brisbane is also home to numerous other independent tertiary education providers, including the Australian College of Natural Medicine, the Brisbane College of Theology, QANTM, as well as Jschool: Journalism Education & Training.
The majority of Brisbane's preschool, primary, and secondary schools are run under the jurisdiction of Education Queensland, a branch of the Queensland Government.[62] There are also a large number of independent and Roman Catholic run schools.

Culture

Arts and entertainment

Brisbane has a growing live music scene, both popular and classical. The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), which is located at South Bank, consists of the Lyric Theatre, a Concert Hall, Cremorne Theatre and the Playhouse Theatre. The Queensland Ballet, Opera Queensland, Queensland Theatre Company and other performance art groups stage performances in the different venues. It is also the major performing venue for The Queensland Orchestra, Brisbane's only professional symphony orchestra and Queensland's largest performing arts company. The Queensland Conservatorium, in which professional companies and Conservatorium students also stage performances, is located within the South Bank Parklands.
The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), opened in December 2006, is one of the latest additions to the South Bank precinct and houses some of the most well-known pieces of modern art from within and outside Australia. GOMA is the largest modern art gallery in Australia. GOMA holds the Asia Pacific Triennial (APT) which focuses on contemporary art from the Asia and Pacific in a variety of media from painting to video work. In Addition, its size enables the gallery to exhibit particularly large shows — the Andy Warhol exhibition being the largest survey of his work in Australia. GOMA also boasts Australia's largest purpose-built Cinémathèque. The Gallery of Modern Art is located next to the State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Art Gallery.
Along with Beijing, Berlin, Birmingham and Marseille, Brisbane was nominated as one of the Top 5 International Music Hotspots by Billboard in 2007. There are also popular entertainment pubs and clubs within both the City and Fortitude Valley.[63][64]
The Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm and the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts on Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley also feature diverse programs featuring exhibitions and festivals of visual art, music and dance.
The La Boite Theatre Company performs at the Roundhouse Theatre at Kelvin Grove. Twelfth Night Theatre at Bowen Hills is also a professional theatre. The Powerhouse complex stages a range of productions.
There are numerous amateur theatre groups in Brisbane. The oldest is the Brisbane Arts Theatre which was founded in 1936. It has a regular adult and children's theatre and is located in Petrie Terrace.

Annual events

Fireworks over the South Bank Parklands man-made beach - a.k.a Streets Beach
Major cultural events in Brisbane include the Ekka (the Royal Queensland Show), held each August, and the Riverfestival, held each September at South Bank Parklands and surrounding areas. Warana, (meaning Blue Skies), was a former spring festival which began in 1961 and was held in September each year. Run as a celebration of Brisbane, Warana was similar to Melbourne's Moomba festival. In 1996 the annual festival was changed to a biennial Brisbane Festival.[65]
The Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) is held in July/August in a variety of venues around Brisbane including the Regent Cinema in Queen Street Mall. BIFF features new films and retrospectives by domestic and international filmmakers along with seminars and awards.
The Paniyiri festival at Musgrave Park (corner of Russell and Edmondstone Streets, South Brisbane) is an annual Greek cultural festival held on the first weekend in May. The Brisbane Medieval Fayre and Tournament is held each June in Musgrave Park.
The Valley Fiesta is an annual three-day event organised by the Valley Chamber of Commerce. It was launched by Brisbane Marketing in 2002 to promote Fortitude Valley as a hub for arts and youth culture. It features free live music, market stalls, food and drink from many local restaurants and cafés, and other entertainment.
The Bridge to Brisbane fun run has become a major annual charity event for Brisbane.

Tourism and recreation

Tourism plays a major role in Brisbane's economy, being the third-most popular destination for international tourist after Sydney and Melbourne.[66] Popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world's first koala sanctuary.[67]
The suburb of Mount Coot-tha is home to a popular state forest, and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens which houses the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and the "Tsuki-yama-chisen" Japanese Garden (formerly of the Japanese Government Pavilion of Brisbane's World Expo '88).
Brisbane has over 27 km (16.8 mi) of bicycle pathways, mostly surrounding the Brisbane river and city centre, extending to the west of the city.[68] The river itself was popular with bathers, and it permitted boating excursions to Moreton Bay when the main port was in the city reaches.[67] Today fishing and boating are more common. Other popular recreation activities include the Story Bridge adventure climb and rock climbing at the Kangaroo Point cliffs.

Sport

An NRL game at Suncorp Stadium
Queensland Tennis Centre at Brisbane International is a professional tennis tournament
Brisbane has hosted several major sporting events including the 1982 Commonwealth Games and the 2001 Goodwill Games. The city also hosted events during the 1987 Rugby World Cup, 1992 Cricket World Cup, 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2003 Rugby World Cup and hosted the Final of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. In 2005, then Premier Peter Beattie announced plans for Brisbane to bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games,[69] which in August 2008 received in principle Australian Olympic Committee support, including that of the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman.[70]
Two of the city's major sporting venues are the Sleeman Centre at Chandler, and the stadium facilities of the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre in Nathan. With the closure of the Milton Tennis grounds in 1994, Brisbane lacks a major tennis facility. In 2005, the State Government approved the State Tennis Centre a new A$65 million tennis stadium. The construction was completed in 2008. The Brisbane International is held here from January 2009. Brisbane has teams in all major interstate competitions, excluding the National Basketball League.
Sport Team Name League Stadium Reference
Rugby League Queensland State of Origin Suncorp Stadium [71]
Brisbane Broncos National Rugby League [72]
Rugby Union Queensland Reds Super 14 [73]
Association football Brisbane Roar A-League [74]
Cricket Queensland Bulls Sheffield Shield
Ford Ranger One Day Cup
KFC Twenty20 Big Bash
The Gabba [75]
Australian rules football Brisbane Lions Australian Football League [76]
Netball Queensland Firebirds ANZ Championship Chandler Arena [77]

Media

The main newspapers of Brisbane are The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail, both owned by News Corporation. Brisbane receives the national daily, The Australian, and the Weekend Australian, together with Fairfax papers Australian Financial Review, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and Fairfax website Brisbane Times. There are community and suburban newspapers throughout the metropolitan and regional areas, including Brisbane News and City News, many of which are produced by Quest Community Newspapers. mX, a free daily commuter newspaper, was launched in 2007, following the newspaper's success in Melbourne and Sydney.
Brisbane is served by all five major television networks in Australia, which broadcast from the summit of Mount Coot-tha. The three commercial stations, Seven, Nine, and Ten, are accompanied by two government networks, ABC and SBS, with all five providing digital television. 31, a community station, also broadcasts in Brisbane. Optus, Foxtel and Austar all operate PayTV services in Brisbane, via cable and satellite means.
The ABC transmits all five of its radio networks to Brisbane; 612 ABC Brisbane, ABC Classic FM, ABC NewsRadio, Radio National, and Triple J. SBS broadcasts its national radio network. Brisbane is serviced by major commercial radio stations, including 4KQ, 4BC, 4BH, 97.3 FM, B105 FM, Nova 106.9, and Triple M. Brisbane is also serviced by major community radio stations such as 96five Family FM, 4MBS Classic FM 103.7, 4EB FM and 4ZZZ 102.1.

Infrastructure

Health

Brisbane is covered by Queensland Health's "Northside" and "Southside" health service areas.[78] Within the greater Brisbane area there are 8 major public hospitals, 4 major private hospitals, and smaller public and private facilities. Specialist and general medical practices are located in the CBD, and most suburbs and localities. Private hospitals in Brisbane include Greenslopes Private Hospital, Redlands Private Hospital, Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane Private, Wesley and RBH Private.

Transport

Brisbane has an extensive transportation network within the city, as well as connections to regional centres, interstate and to overseas destinations.
The use of urban public transport is still only a small component of total passenger transport, the largest component being travel by private car.[79]
Public transport is provided by bus, rail and ferry services. Bus services are operated by public and private operators whereas trains and ferries are operated by public agencies. The Brisbane central business district (CBD) is the central hub for all public transport services with services focusing on Queen Street Bus Station, Roma Street and Central railway stations, and various city ferries wharves. Brisbane's CityCat high speed ferry service, popular with tourists and commuters, operates services along the Brisbane River between the University of Queensland and Apollo Road.
The Citytrain urban rail network consists of 10 suburban lines and covers mostly the west, north and east sides of the city. It also provides the route for an Airtrain service under joint public/private control between the City and Brisbane Airport. Since 2000, Brisbane has been developing a network of busways, including the South-East Busway and the Inner Northern Busway, to provide faster bus services. "TransLink", an integrated ticketing system operates across the public transport network.
The Brisbane River has created a barrier to some road transport routes. In total there are ten road bridges, mostly concentrated in the inner city area. This has intensified the need for transport routes to focus on the inner city. There are also three railway bridges and two pedestrian bridges. The Eleanor Schonell Bridge (originally named The Green Bridge) between the University of Queensland and Dutton Park is for use by buses, pedestrians and cyclists. There are currently multiple tunnel and bridge projects underway as part of the TransApex plan.
An extensive network of pedestrian and cyclist pathways have been created along the banks of the Brisbane River to form a Riverwalk network.[80]
Houghton Highway, the longest bridge in Australia)
Brisbane is served by several freeways. The Pacific Motorway connects the central city with the Gold Coast to the south. The Ipswich Motorway connects the city with Ipswich to the west via the southern suburbs, while the Western Freeway and the Centenary Freeway provide a connection between Brisbane's inner-west and the outer south-west, connecting with the Ipswich Motorway south of the Brisbane River. The Bruce Highway is Brisbane's main route north of the city to the rest of the State. The Bruce Highway terminates 1,700 km (1,056 mi) away in Cairns and passes through most major cities along the Queensland coast. The Gateway Motorway is a private toll road which connects the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coasts by providing an alternate route via the Gateway Bridge avoiding Brisbane's inner city area. The Port of Brisbane Motorway links the Gateway to the Port of Brisbane, while Inner City Bypass and the Riverside Expressway act as the inner ring freeway system to prevent motorists from travelling through the city's congested centre.[81]
Brisbane's population growth placed strains on South East Queensland's transport system. The State Government and Brisbane City Council have responded with infrastructure plans and increased funding for transportation projects, such as the South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program. Most of the focus has been placed on expanding current road infrastructure, particularly tunnels and bypasses, as well as improving the public transport system.
The International Terminal at Brisbane Airport
Brisbane Airport (IATA code: BNE) is the city's main airport, the third busiest in Australia after Sydney Airport and Melbourne Airport. It is located north-east of the city centre and provides domestic and international passenger services. In the 2008-2009 year, Brisbane Airport handled over 18.5 million passengers. The airport is serviced by the Brisbane Airtrain which provides a rail service from Brisbane's city centre to and from the airport. Archerfield Airport (in Brisbane's southern suburbs) acts as a general aviation airport.

Utilities

Water storage, treatment and delivery for Brisbane is handled by SEQ Water, which sells on to Queensland Urban Utilities (previously Brisbane Water) for distribution to the greater Brisbane area. Water for the area is stored in one of three dams; Wivenhoe, Somerset and North Pine. As of 13 May 2005, Brisbane has enforced water restrictions due to drought.[82] This has also led to the State Government announcing that recycled sewage will be pumped into the dams once the pipeline is complete in 2009.[83]
Electricity and gas grids in Brisbane are handled by Energex (electricity), and Origin Energy (gas), with each company previously holding a monopoly on domestic retail supply. Since 1 July 2007 Queensland regulation changes have opened up the retail energy market, allowing multiple companies to resell both gas and electricity.[84]
Metropolitan Brisbane is serviced by all major and most minor telecommunications companies and their networks. Brisbane has the largest number of enabled DSL telephone exchanges in Queensland. An increasing number are also enabled with special hardware (DSLAMs) which enable high speed ADSL2+ internet access. The Brisbane CBD also features a complete underground fibre optics network, with numerous connections to the inner suburbs provided by various service providers.
Telstra and Optus provide both high speed internet as well as Pay TV through their cable services for the bulk of the city's metropolitan area. Both of these providers also host wireless networks with hotspots within both the inner and suburban areas. In addition, 3 Mobile, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone all operate both 2.5G, 3G and 3.5G mobile phone networks citywide.[85]

Sister Cities

Brisbane has sister city relations with the following cities:[86]

See also

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For other places with the same name, see Brisbane (disambiguation).
.Brisbane [1] is the capital of the state of Queensland.^ Queensland was formally established as a colony separate from New South Wales in 1859 and became self-governing, with Brisbane declared its capital.
  • Brisbane Flights: Cheap flights to Brisbane, Queensland- lastminute.com 11 September 2009 1:16 UTC www.lastminute.com [Source type: News]

^ In 1859, a gold rush led to the establishment of the colony of Queensland with Brisbane [¤] as its capital, named after Sir Thomas MakDougall Brisbane, the sixth Governor of New South Wales .
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^ Brisbane Home Cutting through lush coastal plains, the Brisbane River coils like a snake around the cosmopolitan chic of Queensland's subtropical capital.
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.It has a population of about 2 million people, making it the third-largest city in Australia.^ It has a population of about 2 million people, and is the third-largest, and fastest growing, city in Australia .
  • Brisbane - FlexiJourney Travel 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flexijourney.com [Source type: General]

^ Brisbane is Australia's third largest, but maybe not its hottest city.
  • Brisbane Hotels Australia - Cheap Hotels in Brisbane 85% Off. 20 September 2009 4:12 UTC www.hotelsguru.com [Source type: General]

^ Brisbane ( pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australia n state of Queensland , and is the third largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1.8 million.
  • Brisbane at AllExperts 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It’s a positive attitude and creative confidence that makes Brisbane a genuine new-world city.^ It’s a positive attitude and creative confidence that makes Brisbane [¤] a genuine new-world city.
  • Brisbane - FlexiJourney Travel 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flexijourney.com [Source type: General]

^ The city has come a long way since then, and its hosting of the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and the World Expo in 1988 definitely helped put Brisbane on the map.
  • Brisbane Flights: Cheap flights to Brisbane, Queensland- lastminute.com 11 September 2009 1:16 UTC www.lastminute.com [Source type: News]

^ Named in honour of Sir Thomas Brisbane , the city grew from a harsh penal colony established by New South Wales at Redcliffe in 1824.
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.Also, even though Brisbane is rapidly developing and forward-thinking, it maintains a youthful enthusiasm and has what is arguably the most vibrant, laid back warm atmosphere of any east-coast capital city.^ And , even though Brisbane is rapidly developing and forward thinking, it maintains a youthful enthusiasm and boasts what is arguably the most vibrant, laid back warm atmosphere of any east-coast capital city.
  • Brisbane - FlexiJourney Travel 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flexijourney.com [Source type: General]

^ Unlike other Australian capital cities, a large portion of the greater metropolitan area of Brisbane is controlled by a single local government entity, the Brisbane City Council .
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^ Brisbane's wettest day was 21 January 1887 , when 465 mm (18.3 in) of rain fell on the city, the highest maximum daily rainfall of any of Australia's capital cities.
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.Gaining international exposure during the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the 1988 World Expo and the 2001 Goodwill Games, Brisbane's year-round warm climate, spectacular scenery and pleasant locals has been the draw-card for many domestic and international visitors, making Brisbane the fastest-growing city in Australia.^ Brisbane, which is the birthplace of several Australian sportsmen and sportswomen, also hosted the 1982 Commonwealth Games and the 2001 Goodwill Games .
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^ Brisbane staged a successful Commonwealth Games in 1982 and World's Fair in 1988 .
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^ The city has come a long way since then, and its hosting of the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and the World Expo in 1988 definitely helped put Brisbane on the map.
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Districts

.All of Brisbane’s urban villages do things a little differently, from Australia’s premier live music scene in The Valley to exclusive world class exhibitions at Australia’s largest Gallery of Modern Art to the natural splendour of Moreton Bay and the Scenic Rim, Brisbane enjoys a lifestyle that the world envies.^ Queensland Art Gallery Largest art gallery in Queensland .
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^ Popular culture Brisbane has a live music scene.
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^ Enjoy 5 star Brisbane accommodation and the excitement of a world class casino.
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The main tourist districts are:
View of Brisbane CBD and Story Bridge.
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View of Brisbane CBD and Story Bridge.
  • The CBD, where Brisbane's major businesses are interspersed with several shopping malls, cinemas, parks and many of Brisbane's historical tourist sites.^ Brisbane has many shopping centres in the CBD .
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    ^ The CBD , where Brisbane [¤] 's major businesses are interspersed with several shopping malls, cinemas, parks and many of Brisbane's historical tourist sites.
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    ^ There are several tourist attractions in Brisbane.
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    .Queen Street Mall [2], in the heart of the CBD, is Queensland's premier shopping destination and a must see for all visitors.
  • South Bank, [3] (often misspelled as 'Southbank') which has ethnic restaurants, edgy cafes, riverside boardwalks and an inner – city beach.^ Queen Street Mall [2] , in the heart of the CBD, is Queensland's premier shopping destination and a must see for all visitors.
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    ^ South Bank , which boasts ethnic restaurants, edgy cafes, riverside boardwalks and an inner – city beach.
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    ^ Queen Street Mall A city sight and shoppers' delight .
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    .Queensland’s Cultural Precinct includes the Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Museum, the State Library, Queensland Art Gallery and the spectacular Gallery of Modern Art is located at South Bank.
  • Fortitude Valley [4] , for Brisbane's Chinatown and vibrant shopping and nightlife.^ Brisbane has many shopping centres in the CBD .
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    ^ Queensland Art Gallery Largest art gallery in Queensland .
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    ^ One kilometer from South Bank Parklands Two kilometers from Queensland Performing Arts Centre Hotel Features.
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    .Eclectic bars with emerging and innovative DJs and world-class super clubs have brought a larger than life feel to the Valley precinct.^ Eclectic bars with emerging and innovative DJs and world-class super clubs have brought a larger than life feel to the Valley precinct.
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    ^ Cloudland - Ann St Super mega duper club with more superlatives than you can shake a stick at.
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    .Also home to one of the best live music scenes in Australia.
  • West End [5] , located just behind South Bank, is an edgy, bohemian district with artsy shops and cafes.^ Their steaks are considered one of Australia 's best.
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    ^ West End , located just behind South Bank, is an edgy, bohemian district with artsy shops and cafes.
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    ^ South Bank has the cuisine and location to suit all tastes, appetites and budgets ranging from Turkish, Indian and Asian to Mediterranean, Modern Australian and Italian.

    .West End is where you’ll find alternative books, cult video stores and organic produce.
  • New Farm [6] , for upscale shopping and upmarket, trendy dining places.^ You'll have plenty of opportunities to shop till you drop while staying in our Brisbane hotels.
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    ^ If you are into bohemium style, check out the boutiques, book stores and second hand stores of West End.
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    ^ To book, telephone Rosemary or Bob on 0428 278 473, alternatively, you can simply turn up.

    .A confirmed favourite of the locals, New Farm is high up on the hot list of places to be and to be seen.
  • Portside Wharf, located at Hamilton, is where the cruise ships dock on the Brisbane River.^ A confirmed favourite of the locals, New Farm is high up on the hot list of places to be and to be seen.
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    ^ Portside Wharf , located at Hamilton , is where the Cruise ships dock on the Brisbane River.
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    ^ Blue-collar industries such as petroleum refining, stevedoring, paper milling, metalworking and QR railway workshops tend to be located on the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and in new industrial zones on the urban fringe.
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    .This area was formerly known as Brett’s Wharf and offers world class dining, cinemas and speciality shopping.^ This area was formerly known as Brett’s Wharf and offers world class dining, cinemas and speciality shopping.
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    ^ Apartments are all non smoking and spacious and offer furnished balconies, separate lounge/dining areas and fully equipped kitchens with laundries.
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    ^ Blowfly 110 Macquarie Street– Blowfly is quirky and intimate and offers a modern take on the traditional Australian BBQ and has a large alfresco dining area.
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    .A great place to wander and have a meal.
  • Paddington / Rosalie / Milton [7] , Paddington is now becoming the place to shop with many unique little boutiques full of local designs and hard to find fashion gems.^ A great place to wander and have a meal.
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    ^ Paddington / Rosalie / Milton Paddington is now becoming the place to shop with many unique little boutiques full of local designs and hard to find fashion gems.
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    ^ Pig n Whistle - Queen Street Mall Small and smack in the middle of the mall this is a great meeting place because it is easy to find and very open.
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    .Rosalie is home to many quaint bars, markets and restaurants.^ Rosalie is home to many quaint bars, markets and restaurants.
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    ^ If you don't feel like cooking yourself you can also take a short walk from your apartment to one of the many shops, al fresco cafes, restaurants, bars, markets and food halls that Brisbane has to offer.
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    ^ Located in the heart of China Town, there are many Chinese retailers, fast food restaurants, cafes and bars.
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    .Milton has two of Brisbane’s most famous icons placed side by side the XXXX Ale House and Suncorp Stadium.
  • Mount Coot-tha, a suburb as well as a mountain (more accurately, a large hill) approximately 6km west of the CBD, iconised by the large TV and radio antennas that line its peak.^ Mount Coot-tha and the Television Towers .
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    ^ Milton has two of Brisbane’s most famous icons placed side by side the XXXX Ale House and Suncorp Stadium.
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    ^ The greater Brisbane region lies on the coastal plain east of the Great Dividing Range , although the urban area is dotted by large hills reaching up to 300 metres such as Mount Coot-tha , Mount Gravatt , Whites Hill and Stephens Mountain .
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    .You can take a scenic drive through The Mount Coot-tha Reserve which visits the peak and has majestic 360° views of Brisbane and the surrounding region.^ Mount Coot-tha and the Television Towers .
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    ^ The greater Brisbane region lies on the coastal plain east of the Great Dividing Range , although the urban area is dotted by large hills reaching up to 300 metres such as Mount Coot-tha , Mount Gravatt , Whites Hill and Stephens Mountain .
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    ^ These range from Mount Coot-tha Reserve which covers 1 142 hectares and offers spectacular views of the city and Moreton Bay to small city parks where the weary shopper and tourist can rest their tired legs after sightseeing and bargain hunting.
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    Also features the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Planetarium and numerous walking and bicycle tracks.
.Most inner-city suburbs, or those close to the CBD have their own style and offer some small, unique attractions to the city, notably cafés, restaurants, historical sites or artistic ventures.^ Listed below are some notable restaurants in Brisbane city and its suburbs.
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^ All city attractions are close by including Brisbane's shopping, dining and entertainment districts.
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^ Centrally located in the heart of Brisbane CBD, Hilton Brisbane offers 321 guest accommodation rooms with breathtaking views of Brisbane city.
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Some of the other major districts are Spring Hill, Indooroopilly, Manly Harbour, Toowong, St. Lucia and South Brisbane.

Understand

.For many thousands of years Aboriginal people have lived in what is now known as Brisbane.^ The area now known as Brisbane was inhabited before European settlement by the Turrbul and Jagera people whose ancestors originally migrated to the region from across the Torres Strait .
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^ Throughout the year many aquatic sports competitions, both participatory and spectator, are held on the Brisbane River in front of South Bank.

^ The Ekka (the Royal Queensland Show) is held each year in August, at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground (also known as the RNA Showgrounds ).
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.In 1823, John Oxley was the first English colonist to explore Brisbane, which was then selected by the colony of New South Wales as the location for a new gaol, intended to house dangerous prisoners in a remote location.^ Brisbane was selected as a gaol site in 1823.

^ In 1823, John Oxley was the first English colonist to explore Brisbane, which was then selected by the colony of New South Wales as the location for a new gaol, intended to house dangerous prisoners in a remote location.
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^ In 1859, a gold rush led to the establishment of the colony of Queensland with Brisbane [¤] as its capital, named after Sir Thomas MakDougall Brisbane, the sixth Governor of New South Wales .
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.The original settlement was established in what is now the suburb of Redcliffe but was later moved to a location further down the bay.^ The original settlement was established in what is now the suburb of Redcliffe but was later moved to a location further down the bay.
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^ In 1824, the colonial administration of New South Wales established a penal settlement at what is now Redcliffe , on the shores of Moreton Bay.
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^ The South Bank Parklands established on the former Expo '88 site, is now a lifestyle and entertainment location.
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.In 1837, free settlers moved to the area and pushed to close the gaol and to release the land in the area.^ In 1837, free settlers moved to the area and pushed to close the gaol and to release the land in the area.
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^ The area was finally opened up for free settlement in 1842, and settlers took advantage of the abundance of timber in the area.
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.In 1859, a gold rush led to the establishment of the colony of Queensland with Brisbane as its capital, named after Sir Thomas MakDougall Brisbane, the sixth Governor of New South Wales.^ Named in honour of Sir Thomas Brisbane , the city grew from a harsh penal colony established by New South Wales at Redcliffe in 1824.
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^ ABC News - Brisbane - Headlines from around the Queensland capital.
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^ In 1859, a gold rush led to the establishment of the colony of Queensland with Brisbane [¤] as its capital, named after Sir Thomas MakDougall Brisbane, the sixth Governor of New South Wales .
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.In 1925, the Queensland State Parliament created the City of Brisbane Act, and set up a single government for the city of Brisbane.^ In 1925, the Queensland State Parliament created the City of Brisbane [¤] Act, and set up a single government for the city of Brisbane.
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^ Whereas other states radiate out from their capital, Queensland, because of its size and its decentralisation, can claim Brisbane as its centre of government while acknowledging the regional importance and status of cities like Townsville and Rockhampton.
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^ During the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Queensland State Government has been developing technology and science industries in Queensland as a whole, and Brisbane in particular, as part of its "Smart State" campaign.
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.Recent strong migration to Brisbane and the whole of south-east Queensland is taking place due to cheaper house prices, a pleasant climate, and good employment opportunities.^ Recent strong migration to Brisbane [¤] and the whole of South-East Queensland is taking place due to cheaper house prices, a pleasant climate, and good employment opportunities.
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^ Brisbane's population growth placed strains on South East Queensland's transport system.
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^ With an enviable climate of perfect days and clear night skies, Brisbane has good living down to a fine art .
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.The area is currently facing the challenge of providing enough fresh water for its residents.^ The area is currently facing the challenge of providing enough fresh water for its residents.
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.You're not likely to find the tap dry or see any visible signs of the shortage, but keep your showers relatively brief (local water restrictions call for 4 minute showers) and expect the locals to be horrified if you walk away from a running tap.^ You're not likely to find the tap dry or see any visible signs of the shortage, but keep your showers relatively brief (local water restrictions call for 4 minute showers) and expect the locals to be horrified if you walk away from a Running tap.
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^ Would you like to share your weather data with the rest of the world?
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^ If you don't feel like cooking yourself you can also take a short walk from your apartment to one of the many shops, al fresco cafes, restaurants, bars, markets and food halls that Brisbane has to offer.
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River view from William Jolly Bridge.
River view from William Jolly Bridge.

Climate

.Brisbane has a year-round living climate.^ With an enviable climate of perfect days and clear night skies, Brisbane has good living down to a fine art .
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^ For many thousands of years Aboriginal people have lived in what is now know as Brisbane [¤] .
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^ Brisbane [¤] has a year-round living climate.
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.When the wet season hits the northern Australian tropics, Brisbane enjoys hot and clear summer days (with afternoon thunderstorms).^ When the wet season hits the northern Australian tropics, Brisbane enjoys hot and clear summer days (with afternoon thunderstorms).
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^ The Australian summer of cricket starts in 10 days in Brisbane - can you...
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^ Brisbane has a typical subtropical climate with hot, humid summer s and dry, mild winter s.
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When winter hits the southern capitals of Sydney and Melbourne sending temperatures into the low teens (°C) the Brisbane climate stays mostly dry and sunny, with daytime temperatures usually remaining above 20°C.
.Humidity is high during the summer months and temperatures can get as high as 40°C with night temps rarely dropping below 20C. In summer, a t-shirt with shorts and thongs (sandals) is appropriate attire for most activities, and air-conditioning will ensure you of a comfortable night’s sleep.^ It is a place of shorts and thongs and high finance.
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  • Brisbane - Queensland - Australia - Travel - smh.com.au 11 September 2009 1:16 UTC www.smh.com.au [Source type: News]

^ Humidity is high during the summer months and temperatures can get as high as 40°C with night temps rarely dropping below 20C. In summer, a t-shirt with shorts and thongs (sandals) is appropriate attire for most activities, and air-conditioning is will ensure you of a comfortable nights sleep.
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^ You will receive a double pass to Opening Night, Closing Night and two Gala events during the Festival.
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.Summer storms with hail and heavy rainfall are common in afternoons on hot humid days.^ Summer storms with hail and heavy rainfall are common in afternoons on hot humid days.
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^ Brisbane has a typical subtropical climate with hot, humid summer s and dry, mild winter s.
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^ When the wet season hits the northern Australian tropics, Brisbane enjoys hot and clear summer days (with afternoon thunderstorms).
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.They usually pass quickly and put on a good lightning show.^ They usually pass quickly and put on a good lightning show.
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.Limit your outdoor physical activity in the summer until you are used to the heat.^ Limit your outdoor physical activity in the summer until you are used to the heat.
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^ In most cases being aware of your environment and using common sense will keep you safe.
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Get in

By plane

.Brisbane Airport (BNE) [8] is 20km north-east of the city centre at Eagle Farm, north of the river.^ The tollroad crosses the Brisbane River to the east of the city over the Gateway Bridge .
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^ Brisbane [¤] Airport (BNE) [3] is 20km North-East of the city centre at Eagle Farm, north of the river.
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^ The Palms Motel Hotel Brisbane is conveniently located close to the Brisbane airport, Brisbane Boondall Entertainment Centre, Brisbane Northern Industrial Zones, Eagle Farm, Virginia, Strathpine, Virginia Golf Club and is only 20 mins from the Brisbane CBD. Great value Brisbane hotel accommodation for both corporate or leisure guests.
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.It is possible to fly directly to all Australian capitals and numerous regional centres.^ It is possible to fly directly to all Australian capitals and numerous regional centres.
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^ The international terminal is serviced by many regional airlines and it is possible to fly daily to most Asian centres, the United States and New Zealand without flying via Sydney [¤] or Melbourne [¤] .
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^ As the state capital and largest city, Brisbane has an extensive transportation network which connects the city with other regional centres within Queensland, with other states, and connections to the rest of the world.
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.Major carriers include Virgin Blue, Jetstar, and Qantas.^ Major carriers include Virgin Blue, Jetstar, and Qantas.
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^ The AirTrain fare is included by Virgin Blue and by Qantas when connecting between their flights– just present your boarding pass to the Airtrain station staff.
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^ Coolangatta Airport is the low-cost carrier hub, favoured by AirAsia X, Jetstar, Pacific Blue and others.
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.The international terminal is serviced by many regional airlines and it is possible to fly daily to most Asian centres (and on to Europe), the United States and New Zealand without flying via Sydney or Melbourne.^ The international terminal is serviced by many regional airlines and it is possible to fly daily to most Asian centres, the United States and New Zealand without flying via Sydney [¤] or Melbourne [¤] .
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^ Countrylink [7] operates rail services from Sydney [¤] Queensland Rail [8] has services from most centres in Queensland By car .
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^ It is possible to fly directly to all Australian capitals and numerous regional centres.
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Transferring between terminals at Brisbane Airport

.Check your terminal for your flight.^ Check your terminal for your flight.
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.There are two terminals at Brisbane Airport, International and Domestic, but confusingly some domestic flights leave from the International Terminal and some international flights (via other Australian cities) leave from the Domestic Terminal!^ Transferring between terminals at Brisbane Airport .
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^ There are two terminals at Brisbane [¤] Airport, International and Domestic, but confusingly some domestic flights leave from the International Terminal and some international flights (via other Australian cities) leave from the Domestic Terminal!
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^ Brisbane is served by two main airports.
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.If you turn up at domestic 30 minutes before your flight leaves from international, you will be met by a check-in agent who has heard your story many times before.^ Check your terminal for your flight.
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^ If you turn up at domestic 30 minutes before your flight leaves from international, you will be met by a check-in agent who has heard your story many times before.
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^ We've cooked up some fun dynamic images for you to put on your homepage.
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.On the positive side, you will get to spend more time in sunny Brisbane.^ On the positive side, you will get to spend more time in sunny Brisbane.
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^ You can explore Brisbane's art scene, local landmarks, beautiful parks and much more.
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^ A stay in this Brisbane accommodation will ensure a quiet and harmonious stay whilst still allowing you plenty of money to spend on shopping or eating out at the nearby restaurants.
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.Allow sufficient time for the transfer between terminals.^ Allow sufficient time for the transfer between terminals.
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^ Transferring between terminals at Brisbane Airport .
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^ This coordination arrangement allows free transfers to be made between the three different transport modes, providing relevent time and zone restrictions are met.
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.Trains generally only go every half an hour, and finish ridiculously early in the evening.^ Trains generally only go every half an hour, and finish ridiculously early in the evening.
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.It is not practical to walk with luggage between the international and domestic terminals, even though it is only about two kilometres in distance, but the main road that connects them has no pedestrian walkway and it is a busy road.^ It is not practical to walk with luggage between the international and domestic terminals, even though it is only about two kilometres in distance, but the main road that connects them has no pedestrian walkway and it is a busy road.
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^ Travel time between the international terminal and Roma Street Station is 23 minutes.
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^ Last train leaves International for Domestic around 7:45, Domestic for International around 8PM. Even though Eagle Farm station appears to be next to the airport on a map, don't even think of using it for airport access.
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.
  • AirTrain [9] offers a connection during the day with a 30 minute frequency or 15 minutes during peak.^ AirTrain [4] offers a connection during the day with a 30 minute frequency or 15 minutes during peak.
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    ^ AirTrain connects to the city from the airport every fifteen minutes during peak times and stops at Central, South Bank , Brunswick Street and Roma Street stations.
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    .The AirTrain fare is included by Virgin Blue and by Qantas when connecting between their flights– just present your boarding pass to the Airtrain station staff.^ The AirTrain fare is included by Virgin Blue and by Qantas when connecting between their flights– just present your boarding pass to the Airtrain station staff.
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    ^ AirTrain connects to the city from the airport every fifteen minutes during peak times and stops at Central, South Bank , Brunswick Street and Roma Street stations.
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    ^ Major carriers include Virgin Blue, Jetstar, and Qantas.
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    Otherwise the train fare is $4 per person (currently children 14 and under are free). .The trip only takes a minute or so.^ The trip only takes a minute or so.
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    .Last train leaves International for Domestic around 7:45, Domestic for International around 8PM. Even though Eagle Farm station appears to be next to the airport on a map, don't even think of using it for airport access.^ Last train leaves International for Domestic around 7:45, Domestic for International around 8PM. Even though Eagle Farm station appears to be next to the airport on a map, don't even think of using it for airport access.
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    ^ It is not practical to walk with luggage between the international and domestic terminals, even though it is only about two kilometres in distance, but the main road that connects them has no pedestrian walkway and it is a busy road.
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    ^ City Central - Be careful if catching a train at night, even though the train stations and trains are well patrolled (especially at night) and watched by CCTV. Southbank should be avoided at night due to gangs of teens congregating there.
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    There is no access to the airport terminals, and it would be too far to walk, even if you could.
  • Taxi is be the only option outside AirTrain hours, or if you have a limited connection time (say, you have turned up at the wrong terminal).

From the airport to the city

.
  • AirTrain [10] connects to the city from the airport every fifteen minutes during peak times and stops at Central, South Bank, Fortitude Valley and Roma Street stations.^ Central or Roma Street railway stations.
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    ^ In Fortitude Valley, only one train station away from Central.
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    ^ AirTrain connects to the city from the airport every fifteen minutes during peak times and stops at Central, South Bank , Brunswick Street and Roma Street stations.
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    .Adult fare to the city stations is $14.50. A return ticket can be purchased for $26 from the Airport stations.^ A return ticket can be purchased for $26 from the Airport stations.
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    ^ Adult fare to the city stations is $14.
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    ^ Concessions are available to students, pensioners and children, and these tickets are available from all railway stations and some of the newsagents that are sprinkled liberally throughout the confines of Brisbane [¤] City.
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    .If you pre-purchase online, there are further discounts.^ If you pre-purchase online, there are further discounts.
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    .Travel time between the international terminal and Roma Street Station is 23 minutes.^ Central or Roma Street railway stations.
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    ^ Travel time between the international terminal and Roma Street Station is 23 minutes.
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    ^ The Roma Street parklands, Queen Street Mall and Suncorp Stadium are only a few minutes away from our apartments.
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    .It is also possible to take the Airtrain direct to the Gold Coast, although it is necessary to connect to a bus service at Nerang to reach Surfers Paradise or at Robina to reach Coolangatta.^ It is also possible to take the Airtrain direct to the Gold Coast [¤] , although it is necessary to connect to a bus service at Nerang to reach Surfers Paradise [¤] or at Robina to reach Coolangatta.
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    ^ Interurban services can also be caught to the Gold Coast [¤] (using connecting bus services at Nerang and Robina) and Sunshine Coast (using connecting bus services at Landsborough and Nambour) as well as Australia Zoo (connecting bus at Beerwah ).
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    ^ To get to the airport from the city centre, take the train from Brisbane [¤] Central to Robina Train Station and connect to Surfside Bus # 765 to Gold Coast [¤] Airport.
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    .Trains run from 6AM, with the last train leaving the city at 7:30PM and the airport at 8PM.
  • CoachTrans [11] also provides transfers via shuttle bus to Brisbane City accommodation and to the Gold Coast.^ Trains run from 6AM, with the last train leaving the city at 7:30PM and the airport at 8PM. CoachTrans [5] also provides transfers via shuttle bus to Brisbane [¤] City accommodation and to the Gold Coast [¤] .
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    ^ To get to the airport from the city centre, take the train from Brisbane [¤] Central to Robina Train Station and connect to Surfside Bus # 765 to Gold Coast [¤] Airport.
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    ^ Marriott Brisbane in Brisbane 515 Queen St., Brisbane, QL 4000 AU Set in downtown Brisbane adjacent to the Riverwalk, the Marriott Brisbane provides convenient high rise accommodations in this capital city of Australia's Sunshine State, Queensland.
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    .Adult fare (one way) to Brisbane City is $14, and an Adult fare (one way) to the Gold Coast is $39. Fares are cheaper if you buy a return ticket.^ Adult fare (one way) to Brisbane City is $12, and an Adult fare (one way) to the Gold Coast is $39.
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    ^ Fares are cheaper if you buy a return ticket.
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    ^ Adult fare to the city stations is $14.
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    .You can end up waiting up to an hour if you try to book when you arrive at the airport, so pre-booking is a must and no refunds are allowed.^ Taxi is be the only option outside AirTrain hours, or if you have a limited connection time (say, you have turned up at the wrong terminal).
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    ^ As is common with many hire car companies, you will often pay a premium to pick up or return at the airport location.
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    ^ West End is where you’ll find alternative books, cult video stores and organic produce.
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    .Travel time varies depending on the number of passengers on the bus and traffic; it could be anywhere from 20-60 minutes.
  • A cheaper public transport alternative is to use the Brisbane Airport Courtesy Bus to DFO/Number 1 Airport Village, and transfer to the 308 bus (direction Chermside) to Toombul Interchange, where you can catch a train to the city.^ Transferring between terminals at Brisbane Airport .
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    ^ Public transport in Brisbane: .

    ^ Public Transport in Brisbane is provided by bus, rail and ferry services.
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    This costs under $3 with a go card, off peak; and under $5 for a single ticket.
.Additionally, the airport also hosts all major car rental companies.^ Additionally, the airport also hosts all major car rental companies.
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^ All Age Car Rentals , [18] .
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^ As is common with many hire car companies, you will often pay a premium to pick up or return at the airport location.
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From the Gold Coast

.Brisbane is also accessible from the Gold Coast.^ Sunset Safaris - Gold Coast and Brisbane adventure tours.

^ Queensland Rail also provides extensive services out of Brisbane to the north and south of the city and to the Gold Coast [¤] .
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^ Gold Coast [¤] - famous for being a tourist town, approximately 70km south of Brisbane [¤] on the Pacific Motorway.
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.Gold Coast (OOL) [12] a.k.a.^ Adult fare (one way) to Brisbane City is $12, and an Adult fare (one way) to the Gold Coast is $39.
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^ Gold Coast [¤] (OOL) [6] a.k.a.
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.Coolangatta Airport is the low-cost carrier hub, favoured by AirAsia X, Jetstar, Pacific Blue and others.^ Coolangatta Airport is the low-cost carrier hub, favoured by AirAsia X, Jetstar, Pacific Blue and others.
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^ Major carriers include Virgin Blue, Jetstar, and Qantas.
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.Getting to and from Brisbane city centre requires a combination of bus and train, and because of south east Queensland's integrated transport system, one ticket is all you need.^ This Brisbane accommodation is one of the most popular in the heart of the city centre.
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^ Brisbane's population growth placed strains on South East Queensland's transport system.
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^ Getting to and from Brisbane [¤] city centre requires a combination of bus and train, and for "political" reasons it may not be possible to purchase one ticket that will take you all the way to where you want to go.
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.To get to the airport from the city centre, take the train from Brisbane Central to Robina Train Station and connect to Surfside Bus # 765 to Gold Coast Airport (which falls in Zone 18 of the ticketing system).^ To get to the airport from the city centre, take the train from Brisbane [¤] Central to Robina Train Station and connect to Surfside Bus # 765 to Gold Coast [¤] Airport.
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^ The Pacific Motorway connects the central city with the Gold Coast to the south.
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^ Novotel Brisbane , central city .

.The adult fare will be $14.30 (2009).^ Adult fare to the city stations is $14.
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.When you change to the bus, all you need is the ticket you bought in Brisbane.^ All of these facilities are designed to offer you the perfect business or holiday accommodation in Brisbane, and to make your stay in Brisbane as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
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^ It's also very cheap, less than $5.00 for a daily combined transport ticket (which includes all citycat/ferry/train/bus).
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^ With fantastic, friendly staff and spotlessly clean rooms in a charming, heritage building this Brisbane accommodation has all the facilities that you need to have a wonderful holiday experience.
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By car

.Visitors from southern states can reach Brisbane by either the New England and Cunningham or Pacific Highways.^ Visitors from southern states can reach Brisbane [¤] by either the New England and Cunningham or Pacific Highways.
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^ Kingsford Smith Memorial 10 km from the city centre on Airport Drive near the new Brisbane Airport is the famous 'Southern Cross' which Charles Kingsford Smith flew in the epic the first crossing of the Pacific Ocean.
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^ The Bruce Highway is Brisbane's main route north of the city to the rest of the State.
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.The Bruce Highway connects the northern coast of Queensland to Brisbane.^ The Bruce Highway connects the northern coast of Queensland to Brisbane [¤] .
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^ To get to the airport from the city centre, take the train from Brisbane [¤] Central to Robina Train Station and connect to Surfside Bus # 765 to Gold Coast [¤] Airport.
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^ Queensland Rail also provides extensive services out of Brisbane to the north and south of the city and to the Gold Coast [¤] .
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The Ipswich Motorway connects to Ipswich and surrounding Western Brisbane areas.
.The Warrego Highway links Brisbane to the west through the Lockyer Valley, Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.^ The Warrego Highway links Brisbane [¤] to the west through the Lockyer Valley, Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.
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By bus

.Premier Motor Service [15] links some centres on the east coast of NSW and Queensland to Brisbane, as well as connections to Melbourne.^ The Bruce Highway connects the northern coast of Queensland to Brisbane [¤] .
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^ Premier Motor Service [9] links some centres on the east coast of NSW and Queensland to Brisbane [¤] , as well as connections to Melbourne [¤] .
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^ For a full listing of shopping centres in Brisbane CBD, and Brisbane suburbs, see the Brisbane, Queensland section of the List of shopping centres in Australia article .
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.Greyhound Australia [16] link to most other locations to Brisbane.^ Greyhound Australia [10] link to most other locations to Brisbane [¤] .
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^ As of 2005, the World Gazetteer estimated that Brisbane has a population of 1.8 million, making it the third most populous urban area in Australia, behind Sydney and Melbourne, and the largest municipality.
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^ Conveniently located in the heart of the CBD, the Oaks Lexicon Apartment Hotel is one of Brisbane’s most contemporary buildings.
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By boat

.Brisbane has recently become the home to an international cruise terminal titled Portside Wharf [17].^ Brisbane [¤] has recently become the home to an international cruise terminal titled Portside Wharf [11] .
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^ There are two terminals at Brisbane [¤] Airport, International and Domestic, but confusingly some domestic flights leave from the International Terminal and some international flights (via other Australian cities) leave from the Domestic Terminal!
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^ Portside Wharf , located at Hamilton , is where the Cruise ships dock on the Brisbane River.
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Get around

Getting anywhere in Brisbane is extremely easy. .The CBD is relatively flat and condensed, which makes it perfect for walking or cycling and virtually all other areas can be reached by public transport.^ It is boutique in size and located in the business & restaurant area of the city within walking distance of all major corporate offices and city sights.
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^ All of these facilities are designed to offer you the perfect business or holiday accommodation in Brisbane, and to make your stay in Brisbane as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
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^ The apartments are conveniently located just four kilometers from the Brisbane CBD and are within easy walking distance of restaurants, public transport and the Toowong Village shopping centre.
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.However, some areas can be difficult to navigate through a combination of dead ends, winding roads and steep slopes.^ This however has had an adverse affect on the area's creative vibe as locals turn their back on the area, forcing the creative epicentre of Brisbane to other areas of the city such as West End and Paddington .
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.This applies to some inner-city suburbs, but especially outer suburbs.^ The outer suburbs have a much higher crime rate than inner suburbs and therefore should be taken into account when visiting these areas.
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^ Listed below are some notable restaurants in Brisbane city and its suburbs.
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^ The Ipswich Motorway connects the city with Ipswich to the west via the southern suburbs, while the Western Freeway provides a connection between Brisbane's inner-west and the outer south-west, connecting with the Ipswich Motorway south of the Brisbane River.
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.If you find yourself lost, it's advisable to head to the nearest main road as more than likely it will be serviced by buses or trains.^ You'll find the look is elegant and contemporary, whilst the service is absolutely legendary.
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^ We are also lose to buses, trains and the Citycat ferry which provides you will easy access to the Brisbane CBD and other tourist attractions.
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.If you are driving, a street directory is an essential addition to your car.^ You have to pay for the towing to get your car back, and then the expect a fine to follow in the mail.
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.Locals are generally friendly and more than willing to help you out if you are lost, so don't be afraid to ask.^ You can explore Brisbane's art scene, local landmarks, beautiful parks and much more.
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By foot

.Brisbane is an excellent city for walking and you should have no problems getting around the CBD. Within minutes of walking in virtually any direction you will be able to find a bus, train or ferry station.^ Brisbane city is also just across the river a pleasant walk, or a short bus, train or ferry ride.
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^ The Brisbane convention centre is with in a 5 minute walk.
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^ You're not likely to find the tap dry or see any visible signs of the shortage, but keep your showers relatively brief (local water restrictions call for 4 minute showers) and expect the locals to be horrified if you walk away from a Running tap.
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Maps can be purchased from bookstores such as QBD (Queensland Books Depot) [18] or Borders [19], any tourist information centre or viewed online.
.Beyond the CBD and inner-suburbs however, sights can become very spread out, so you might want to consider other modes of getting around.^ The routes 598 and 599 form the Great Circle Route which circles the city in clockwise and counter-clockwise direction and can be a great way of getting around the different suburbs.
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^ If you are looking to visit the areas surrounding the city, then generally a car will be as quick as any other way of getting around, with the possible exception of the height of peak hour.
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Bicyclists on Clem Jones Promenade
Bicyclists on Clem Jones Promenade
.Getting around the city and the surrounding areas is easy thanks to the many cycle paths along the river.^ Getting around the city and the surrounding areas is easy thanks to the many cycle paths along the river.
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^ Brisbane's CityCat high speed ferry service, popular with tourists and commuters, operates services along the Brisbane River and in this regard is unusual among Australian cities.
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^ A Daily ticket for zones 1 to 3 (about 20km radius) costs $6.80 and is great for catching a bus or train into the city, taking a ferry along the river and getting back to the suburbs again, or back into the city from a ferry terminus.
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.Bicycles can be rented in the centre of the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens and also at Brisbane Bicycle [20].^ Bicycles can be rented in the centre of the Brisbane [¤] City Botanic Gardens and also at Brisbane Bicycle [12] .
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^ With various vibrant districts, Brisbane is famous for a great riverside park, Brisbane City Hall and King George Square, City Botanic Garden, Manly Boat Harbour, Queensland Cultural Center and many more attractions.
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^ Most reputable car hire companies have offices located at Brisbane [¤] Airport, and in the city centre.
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.Cycling on footpaths is legal in the Brisbane City Council area, however pedestrians have right of way.^ Cycling on footpaths is legal in the Brisbane [¤] City Council area, however pedestrians have right of way.
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^ Unlike other Australian capital cities, a large portion of the greater metropolitan area of Brisbane is controlled by a single local government entity, the Brisbane City Council .
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^ Brisbane City Council Phone Number Shortcuts - iHateHolding.com Brisbane City Council Phone Numbers edit Website: http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au Description: Local Government body handing all local government issues for greater Brisbane area.

.Keep left and take special care when riding through South Bank Parklands as the shared (and quite wide) foot and cycle path is often clogged with large groups taking up the whole path, pedestrians stopping unexpectedly for photos and playing children running heedlessly in front of you.^ The Parklands Bar and Grill Open daily for breakfast, and Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, Parklands specializes in seafood buffets.
  • Hotels in Brisbane Australia - Hotels Motels Lodging Rooms Near Brisbane Australia 20 September 2009 4:12 UTC www.hotelplanner.com [Source type: General]

^ Also popular with tourists are the South Bank Parklands , which are located on the site of World Expo '88 .
  • Brisbane at AllExperts 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Rydges Southbank Hotel Brisbane is the perfect place to take advantage of Brisbane's outdoor lifestyle with the South Bank Parklands, South Bank's man-made beach and the weekend arts and craft markets nearby.
  • Accommodation Brisbane Hotels Motels ,Apartments 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ozhotels.com.au [Source type: General]

.It is often too noisy here to use your bell, so out of courtesy and safety, you're strongly urged to dismount and push your bicycle through crowded areas.^ As with anywhere, simple common sense, caution and courtesy will keep you out of harm's way.
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^ In most cases being aware of your environment and using common sense will keep you safe.
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^ Using any web browser, you or your non-technical staff can instantly modify your ring-to numbers or add new virtual phone numbers in Brisbane.

.Maps showing bikeways in the Brisbane City Council area are available on the BCC website [21].^ Maps showing bikeways in the Brisbane City Council area are available on the BCC website [13] .
  • Brisbane - FlexiJourney Travel 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flexijourney.com [Source type: General]

^ Brisbane City Council Phone Number Shortcuts - iHateHolding.com Brisbane City Council Phone Numbers edit Website: http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au Description: Local Government body handing all local government issues for greater Brisbane area.

^ Concessions are available to students, pensioners and children, and these tickets are available from all railway stations and some of the newsagents that are sprinkled liberally throughout the confines of Brisbane [¤] City.
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.Some areas of Brisbane are very hilly.^ Brisbane [¤] 's drinking and nightlife scene is separated into some distinct areas.
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^ Remember, Brisbane [¤] is very hilly.
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If your street map shows a tangle of winding streets close together that is a sign of steep roads. .A short trip can quickly become a lot of work.^ A short trip can quickly become a lot of work.
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.Stick to the river when possible, it's where you get the best views and it is almost entirely flat.^ Stick to the river when possible - it's where you get the best views anyway.
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^ Wheel of Brisbane [¤] - (Located At Southbank) is a Ferris wheel that allows you to observe the city from 60 m to give views across the and Brisbane River.
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^ Oz hotels allows you to deal directly with the apartments or hotels with absolutely no agent involvement giving you the best possible rates for these hotels / apartments.
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If you leave the cycle paths, footpaths, and minor streets you should be prepared to contend with busy urban traffic. .Feel free to ignore any Brisbane motorists that may have resentment toward cyclists and ignorance of the road rules applying to cyclists; cyclists are permitted to travel on just about all roads in Brisbane.^ Milton, Brisbane, 4064 AU The Cosmo on Park Road is the only boutique all suite hotel in Brisbanes fashionable park road precinct, and is perfectly located for business and leisure.
  • Hotels in Brisbane Australia - Hotels Motels Lodging Rooms Near Brisbane Australia 20 September 2009 4:12 UTC www.hotelplanner.com [Source type: General]

^ So come and let our friendly staff show you what Brisbane hospitality is all about, and make your stay in Brisbane a memorable one.
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^ Positioned on trendy Park Road in Milton, this Brisbane acommodation is also just minutes from the CBD and overlooks the charming Brisbane River.
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Special "bicycle lanes" on Brisbane's roads are becoming increasingly common and are often denoted by a narrow green-coloured strip of road adjacent to the curb.
Wearing a safety helmet is a must in Brisbane. .The police issue a $120 fine for cycling without a safety helmet which is heavily enforced.^ The police issue $120AUD on the spot fines for cycling without a safety helmet.
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By car

.Many of the roads in Brisbane Central Business District (CBD) are one-way, making driving in this area complicated for people not familiar with the layout.^ Brisbane has many shopping centres in the CBD .
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^ Many of the roads in Brisbane [¤] Central Business District (CBD) are one-way, making driving in this area complicated for people not familiar with the layout.
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^ The Brisbane central business district is situated in a curve of a river.
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.Drivers used to city driving should not find Brisbane too much of a challenge, and parking is readily available in parking stations in the city, albeit it at a steep cost, around $40 to casually park for a day.^ Drivers used to city driving should not find Brisbane too much of a challenge, and parking is readily available in parking stations in the city, albeit it at a steep cost, around $40 to casually park for a day.
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^ Mount Olivet Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Mater Hospital and Greenslopes Private Hospital are also just a short drive away from the City Star Motel Brisbane.
  • Accommodation Brisbane Hotels Motels ,Apartments 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ozhotels.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Price Range: from A$69 (7 night rate) 60 Park Road Milton, Brisbane, Queensland Central Cosmo Apartments Web Page Accommodation Rates & Availability .
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$15 parking is generally available with early-bird deals (arrive before 9AM, leave after 4PM.),
.CBD roads become clearways at 4PM, and any cars parked on the side of the road will be fined, towed or both.^ CBD roads become clearways at 4PM, and any Cars parked on the side of the road will be fined, towed or both.
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^ Otherwise, guests can rent a car directly from the hotel, but this is discouraged, as parking is both limited and costly throughout the Bay Area.
  • Hotels in Brisbane Australia - Hotels Motels Lodging Rooms Near Brisbane Australia 20 September 2009 4:12 UTC www.hotelplanner.com [Source type: General]

^ You have to pay for the towing to get your car back, and then the expect a fine to follow in the mail.
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.You have to pay for the towing to get your car back, and then they expect a fine to follow in the mail.^ You have to pay for the towing to get your car back, and then the expect a fine to follow in the mail.
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^ As is common with many hire car companies, you will often pay a premium to pick up or return at the airport location.
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^ CBD roads become clearways at 4PM, and any Cars parked on the side of the road will be fined, towed or both.
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.Check for signs when parking, or just play it safe and find a parking station.^ Check for signs when parking, or just play it safe and find a parking station.
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.If you are looking to visit the areas surrounding the city, then generally a car will be as quick as any other way of getting around, with the possible exception of the height of peak hour.^ If you are looking to visit the areas surrounding the city, then generally a car will be as quick as any other way of getting around, with the possible exception of the height of peak hour.
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^ Cycling on footpaths is legal in the Brisbane [¤] City Council area, however pedestrians have right of way.
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^ Getting around the city and the surrounding areas is easy thanks to the many cycle paths along the river.
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.Brisbane is notorious for having roads that bottle-neck and what would normally be a 15 minute trip could easily turn into well over an hour during peak.^ The Brisbane convention centre is a short 15 minute walk.
  • Hotels in Brisbane Australia - Hotels Motels Lodging Rooms Near Brisbane Australia 20 September 2009 4:12 UTC www.hotelplanner.com [Source type: General]

^ AirTrain connects to the city from the airport every fifteen minutes during peak times and stops at Central, South Bank , Brunswick Street and Roma Street stations.
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^ The trip is a 15 minute ride in an enclosed, climate controlled gondola.
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.There are several toll roads in and around Brisbane, including the Gateway Bridge which crosses the river near the airport, the Clem-7 tunnel as well as the Hale Street Link bridge.^ There are several toll roads in and around Brisbane [¤] , including a $2.90 toll on the Gateway Bridge, which crosses the river near the airport, connecting the north and south arterial roads and providing a convenient bypass for the CBD. Cash is still accepted at all toll plazas, but will be phased out from June 2009, after which toll users must have a prepaid transponder or post-pay via website).
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^ And myriad malls in Brisbane including Queen Street Mall , The Myer Center, The Wintergarden, Queens Plaza, and Brisbane Arcade are truly a shoppers' delight.
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  • Brisbane Hotel Accomodation, Brisbane Hotels, Brisbane Australia Hotels 20 September 2009 4:12 UTC www.es.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Medina Executive Brisbane commands spectacular views of the Brisbane River and the Story Bridge.
  • Hotels in Brisbane Australia - Hotels Motels Lodging Rooms Near Brisbane Australia 20 September 2009 4:12 UTC www.hotelplanner.com [Source type: General]

.Cash is not accepted, toll users must have a prepaid transponder or post-pay via a website.^ There are several toll roads in and around Brisbane [¤] , including a $2.90 toll on the Gateway Bridge, which crosses the river near the airport, connecting the north and south arterial roads and providing a convenient bypass for the CBD. Cash is still accepted at all toll plazas, but will be phased out from June 2009, after which toll users must have a prepaid transponder or post-pay via website).
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Check the go-via website for more details. [22]

By Motorcycle / Motorbike / Scooter

.Brisbane Central Business District (CBD) is not the friendliest of places when it comes to finding a parking spot for your car.^ Free car parking is also available with your Brisbane accommodation, subject to availability.
  • Accommodation Brisbane Hotels Motels ,Apartments 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.ozhotels.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Price Range: from A$69 (7 night rate) 60 Park Road Milton, Brisbane, Queensland Central Cosmo Apartments Web Page Accommodation Rates & Availability .
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^ When you are after luxurious Brisbane accommodation, be it for business or leisure, stay at the Park Regis North Quay Brisbane.
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.Leaving your car for an hour could cost you in excess of $25 or a few parking fines.^ CBD roads become clearways at 4PM, and any Cars parked on the side of the road will be fined, towed or both.
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^ You have to pay for the towing to get your car back, and then the expect a fine to follow in the mail.
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^ Free car parking is also available with your Brisbane accommodation, subject to availability.
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The best way to get around the CBD is either by scooter or motorbike. .Motorbike and scooter parking is free and there are plenty of areas designated for parking of both motorbikes and scooter.^ Otherwise, guests can rent a car directly from the hotel, but this is discouraged, as parking is both limited and costly throughout the Bay Area.
  • Hotels in Brisbane Australia - Hotels Motels Lodging Rooms Near Brisbane Australia 20 September 2009 4:12 UTC www.hotelplanner.com [Source type: General]

Scooters, however, are not allowed on major highways. .Even though they can be ridden by just about anyone who holds a car drivers license, it is difficult to see all of Brisbane on a scooter as most major streets are zoned as 60-80km/hr and the standard 50cc scooters ale limited to 55km/hr.^ Most reputable car hire companies have offices located at Brisbane [¤] Airport, and in the city centre.
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^ Great location from which to explore all of Brisbane's major attractions.
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^ It has successfully drawn together, on the banks of the Brisbane River, most of the city's major cultural activities.
  • Brisbane - Queensland - Australia - Travel - smh.com.au 11 September 2009 1:16 UTC www.smh.com.au [Source type: News]
  • Brisbane - Queensland - Australia - Travel - smh.com.au 11 September 2009 1:16 UTC www.smh.com.au [Source type: News]

.North of Brisbane you will find quite a lot of beautiful scenic drives for motorbike enthusiasts.^ When you are after luxurious Brisbane accommodation, be it for business or leisure, stay at the Park Regis North Quay Brisbane.
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^ At Holiday Inn Brisbane you'll find accommodation for 192 rooms ranging from Superior Standard to King Studios.
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^ You can explore Brisbane's art scene, local landmarks, beautiful parks and much more.
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.The North side is surrounded by many windy roads and great mountain roads on which any motorbike rider can enjoy a full day out on the motorbike of just about any size.^ A great place to hang out on a hot day and swim for free.
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.There are services available throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast which deliver both scooters and motorbikes right to your door-step.^ Concessions are available to students, pensioners and children, and these tickets are available from all railway stations and some of the newsagents that are sprinkled liberally throughout the confines of Brisbane [¤] City.
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^ Springwood Tower Apartments Hotel Brisbane is a 4.5 star luxury apartment hotel centrally located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
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^ Cruise the Brisbane [¤] River - There are many tours available that cruise the Brisbane River and will help you take in the sights of the city.
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Some will even provide all the necessary gear as well. .Take a look at a few rental companies below to find a perfect motorbike/scooter for your trip.^ Check here to add a Rental Car to your trip.
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^ NEW! Rental Car Check here to add a Rental Car to your trip.
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^ Review the Brisbane hotel list below to find the perfect lodging.
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Rentals

.Most reputable car hire companies have offices located at Brisbane Airport, and in the city centre.^ This Brisbane accommodation is one of the most popular in the heart of the city centre.
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^ Most reputable car hire companies have offices located at Brisbane [¤] Airport, and in the city centre.
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^ Brisbane is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, and is the third largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1.77 million.
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.As is common with many hire car companies, you will often pay a premium to pick up or return at the airport location.^ As is common with many hire car companies, you will often pay a premium to pick up or return at the airport location.
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^ Additionally, the airport also hosts all major car rental companies.
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^ Most reputable car hire companies have offices located at Brisbane [¤] Airport, and in the city centre.
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.While most car rental companies hire to people 25 years of age and over, some all age car rental companies do hire to younger drivers over 18 years of age (there are surcharges involved for under-age drivers).^ Additionally, the airport also hosts all major car rental companies.
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^ All Age Car Rentals , [18] .
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^ There are also taxis and hire Cars available.
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Public transport

.The three main public transport options of Brisbane, ferries, buses and trains are linked by a common ticketing system, known as TransLink.^ The three main Public Transport options of Brisbane [¤] , Ferries , buses and trains are linked by a common ticketing system, known as TransLink .
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^ Brisbane city is also just across the river a pleasant walk, or a short bus, train or ferry ride.
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^ It's also very cheap, less than $5.00 for a daily combined transport ticket (which includes all citycat/ferry/train/bus).
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.This coordination arrangement allows free transfers to be made between the three different transport modes, providing relevant time and zone restrictions are met.^ Allow sufficient time for the transfer between terminals.
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^ This coordination arrangement allows free transfers to be made between the three different transport modes, providing relevent time and zone restrictions are met.
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^ Fixed time clock - convert between many time zones - in past or future .
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The TransLink website [23] (tel. .13 12 30) is handy for researching public transport options between destinations, and is essential for Brisbane visitors planning their commute.^ Brisbane visitors planning their commute.
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^ The three main Public Transport options of Brisbane [¤] , Ferries , buses and trains are linked by a common ticketing system, known as TransLink .
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^ Public transport is close to hand making access to Brisbane CBD and the Milton and Toowong Business Districts very easy.
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.It is strongly advisable to check the timetables, as some of the less popular routes have limited runs or may not run at all on weekends, public holidays or late at night.^ It is advisable to check the timetables, as some of the less popular routes do not run very late or on Sundays, and, especially on Sundays, runs can be up to an hour apart.
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^ Newstead House is open for public inspection Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sundays and some public holidays from 2.00pm - 5.00pm.
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  • Brisbane - Queensland - Australia - Travel - smh.com.au 11 September 2009 1:16 UTC www.smh.com.au [Source type: News]

.Sometimes runs will be affected by events going on around the CBD and inner-suburbs and you can expect delays, though this is usually limited to September's Riverfire Festival and New Years Eve.^ But please not that you cannot access this directly from James St Market you need to go around the complex to get there there is a sign that points you the way.
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To aid in increased passenger numbers, Translink will have regular runs in addition to extra runs on certain routes during special events.
.As well as paper-based tickets for trips of various lengths of time, TransLink incorporates an integrated ticketing system called the go card [24].^ As well as paper-based tickets for trips of various lengths of time, TransLink incorporates an integrated ticketing system called the go card [31] .
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^ The go card is based on smart card technology, offering the same benefits as the integration of transport options delivered by the TransLink arrangement, except with transport users paying for trips through pre-paid credit instead of cash.
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^ Go card fares are also 20-35% cheaper than the equivalent paper ticket.
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The go card is smart card technology, offering the same benefits as the integration of transport options delivered by the TransLink arrangement, except with transport users paying for trips through pre-paid credit instead of cash. .go card fares are also 20-35% cheaper than the equivalent paper ticket.^ Go card fares are also 20-35% cheaper than the equivalent paper ticket.
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^ Fares are cheaper if you buy a return ticket.
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^ As well as paper-based tickets for trips of various lengths of time, TransLink incorporates an integrated ticketing system called the go card [31] .
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.There are however, disadvantages, as there is no equivalent of, for example, a daily ticket which provides unlimited travel throughout the day.^ There are however, disadvantages, as there is no equivalent of, for example, a daily ticket which provides unlimited travel throughout the day.
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^ The on site Sidewalk Café offers buffet meals throughout the day, and the breakfast buffet includes unlimited champagne and an omelet station.
  • Hotels in Brisbane Australia - Hotels Motels Lodging Rooms Near Brisbane Australia 20 September 2009 4:12 UTC www.hotelplanner.com [Source type: General]

^ Travelers can take advantage of Daily and Off-Peak Daily tickets which allow unlimited travel within given zones across all modes of transit.
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.Also, as it costs money to obtain a go card ($10 refundable, plus an amount of credit which is used to pay for public transport fares), short-term visitors to the city would be better off buying single or daily tickets.^ The city centre, Treasury Casino and Queen Street Mall are just a short 10-minute stroll away from this luxury Brisbane accommodation.
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^ Garden City Shopping Centre, ANZ Stadium, restaurants and public transport are very close by.
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.However, within the 2010 year, the Queensland state government intends to fully phase out use of paper tickets in preference of having public transport users conduct their travel with a go card.^ 'The Queensland National Bank was awarded the Government account in 1879, and in the ensuing years enjoyed unparalleled dominance of the Colony's finances, having at one time no less than 65 branches and agencies.
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^ Also, as it costs Money to obtain a go card ($10 refundable, plus an amount of credit which is used to pay for Public Transport fares), short-term visitors to the city would be better off buying single or daily tickets.
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^ Whereas other states radiate out from their capital, Queensland, because of its size and its decentralisation, can claim Brisbane as its centre of government while acknowledging the regional importance and status of cities like Townsville and Rockhampton.
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There are also special late night services. .Nightlink services only operate on Friday and Saturday night for buses, trains and taxis.^ Belly dancers on Friday and Saturday nights.
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^ Taxi services are plentiful in Brisbane, operating on a 24-hour basis with metered fares.
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^ The state of Queensland is well serviced by a comprehensive public transport network consisting of trains, buses and ferries.
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See Translink for more info [25].
.Travellers should ensure they have a valid ticket as ticket inspectors make frequent appearances and fines can be significant.^ It is strongly advised that travelers purchase tickets as ticket inspectors make frequent appearances and fines can be significant.
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.You may also be required to display a valid student/senior card if you are travelling on a concession ticket type.^ Concessions are available to students, pensioners and children, and these tickets are available from all railway stations and some of the newsagents that are sprinkled liberally throughout the confines of Brisbane [¤] City.
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^ Getting to and from Brisbane [¤] city centre requires a combination of bus and train, and for "political" reasons it may not be possible to purchase one ticket that will take you all the way to where you want to go.
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Zones
.All services offered by Translink operate within "zones" [26] which affect how much you'll pay for your fare.^ The most effective way to safeguard you against people "trading off" your business name, product or service, is to register a trade mark.
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^ All of these facilities are designed to offer you the perfect business or holiday accommodation in Brisbane, and to make your stay in Brisbane as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
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^ Your stay in this Brisbane accommodation will place you in the heart of everything Brisbane has to offer.
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.The 23 zones form concentric rings and propagate outwards from the CBD (zone 1) and can be very confusing for visitors who aren't familiar with them and which areas they cover.^ They cover an area of 57 ha in which plants are set against an environment of lakes, ponds, and streams.
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^ Many of the roads in Brisbane [¤] Central Business District (CBD) are one-way, making driving in this area complicated for people not familiar with the layout.
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All official public transport maps clearly mark the zones and zone boundaries. .To completely avoid the confusion over zoning, buying a go card will not only save you the hassle but money as well.^ As well as paper-based tickets for trips of various lengths of time, TransLink incorporates an integrated ticketing system called the go card [31] .
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Generally speaking, most tourist destinations within Brisbane City are within Zones 1-3.
.The more zones you travel through - the larger your fare will be; which is to say that your fare will be dependant on how many zones you plan to travel in, not which zones.^ Why deal with a travel agent when you can book your accommodation online directly with these Brisbane apartments / hotels and save!
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^ Metropolitan areas are divided into zones and ticket types and costs are determined by which zone is being traveled in and for how long.
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.For example, travelling between zones 2 and 3 will cost you the same fare as travelling between zones 7 and 8, but you cannot use the same ticket for transit in both regions.^ There are however, disadvantages, as there is no equivalent of, for example, a daily ticket which provides unlimited travel throughout the day.
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^ Metropolitan areas are divided into zones and ticket types and costs are determined by which zone is being traveled in and for how long.
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^ Fares are cheaper if you buy a return ticket.
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.Often, major stops like shopping centres and busway stops are used as zone boundaries.^ Parks and & bike tracks are close by and a major shopping centre is directly opposite.
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Stops that form part of the zone boundary will be designated as "Zone X/Y" where X and Y are which boundary you are at (i.e. Zone 4/5). .These stops are considered part of both zones, so you may travel to them on a valid ticket that covers either zone.^ Travelers can take advantage of Daily and Off-Peak Daily tickets which allow unlimited travel within given zones across all modes of transit.
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^ Why deal with a travel agent when you can book your accommodation online directly with these Brisbane apartments / hotels and save!
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.If buying a ticket, you'll have to say which zones you wish for it to be valid for, although all operators generally know what to give you if you tell them your destination.^ Find your own place/city in the list (or a city in the same time zone as yourself), select the time and press the button to get local time all over the world at the fixed time and place you entered.
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^ The very affordable apartments feature all of the facilities that you will need to make your accommodation in Brisbane pleasant and enjoyable.
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^ It shouldn't cost more than AU$30 all-in, and you can buy tickets on the bus but make sure you have change before getting on.
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.Ensuring your ticket is valid for your current journey is important, as it's common for bus drivers to kick you off or make you pay for another ticket, or officers on trains and ferries to fine you.^ Brisbane city is also just across the river a pleasant walk, or a short bus, train or ferry ride.
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^ All of these facilities are designed to offer you the perfect business or holiday accommodation in Brisbane, and to make your stay in Brisbane as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
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^ The three main Public Transport options of Brisbane [¤] , Ferries , buses and trains are linked by a common ticketing system, known as TransLink .
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CityFerry and CityCat

.CityFerries and CityCats have become an icon of the city and are fantastic ways to tour the city along the river and most stops connect to nearby bus stations or popular tourist destinations.^ Ferries have become an icon of the city.
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^ Kangaroo Point - the walls along the Brisbane [¤] River are a popular spot for rock climbers and give an excellent view of the CBD skyline just across the river.
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^ Brisbane city is also just across the river a pleasant walk, or a short bus, train or ferry ride.
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.Traditional ferries generally operate on cross-river routes and stop at a limited number of stops at various points along the river.^ As well as traditional ferries which generally operate on cross-river routes, high-speed catamarans (CityCats) operate on longer routes.
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^ Kangaroo Point - the walls along the Brisbane [¤] River are a popular spot for rock climbers and give an excellent view of the CBD skyline just across the river.
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CityFerries are generally only used for more direct access to outer suburbs. .The CityCats are high-speed catamarans that operate on longer routes and stop at all wharfs along their route.^ As well as traditional ferries which generally operate on cross-river routes, high-speed catamarans (CityCats) operate on longer routes.
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.Travellers can take advantage of Daily and Off-Peak Daily tickets which allow unlimited travel within given zones across all modes of transit.^ Travelers can take advantage of Daily and Off-Peak Daily tickets which allow unlimited travel within given zones across all modes of transit.
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^ This coordination arrangement allows free transfers to be made between the three different transport modes, providing relevent time and zone restrictions are met.
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^ It's also very cheap, less than $5.00 for a daily combined transport ticket (which includes all citycat/ferry/train/bus).
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.A Daily ticket for zones 1 to 3 is great for catching a bus or train into the city, taking a ferry along the river and getting back to the suburbs again, or back into the city from a ferry terminus.^ A Daily ticket for zones 1 to 3 (about 20km radius) costs $6.80 and is great for catching a bus or train into the city, taking a ferry along the river and getting back to the suburbs again, or back into the city from a ferry terminus.
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^ Brisbane city is also just across the river a pleasant walk, or a short bus, train or ferry ride.
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^ Cruise the Brisbane [¤] River - There are many tours available that cruise the Brisbane River and will help you take in the sights of the city.
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Buses

.Buses in Greater Brisbane mostly lead all the way to Queen Street, Adelaide Street, Elizabeth Street or Fortitude Valley.^ Buses in Greater Brisbane [¤] mostly lead all the way to Queen Street.
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^ Elizabeth Street Brisbane QLD 4000 .
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^ Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000 .
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Almost all buses have a display next to the route number that tells you approximately where it's going.
.Drivers do carry notes with them, however not always many or of high value and they do not appreciate giving out large sums of change.^ Drivers do carry notes with them, however not always many or of high value and they do not appreciate giving out large sums of change.
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.Try to limit paying with notes only when the fare is roughly around the denomination mark ($5, $10 etc).^ Try to limit paying with notes only when the fare is roughly around the denomination mark ($5, $10, $20, etc).
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.Where possible pay with the correct fare and in coins.^ Where possible pay with the correct fare and in coins.
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.Some routes follow regular roads and are subject to traffic conditions, though a large number of them eventually converge into dedicate bus-only "Busways" which bypass most inner-city traffic.^ Restaurants And Inner city Shopping Are Only A Short Stroll Away.
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.This makes them an effective way to get into or out of the city quickly during peak hour.^ Services are usually 30mins or an hour apart, depending on the line, and more often during peak times.
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^ AirTrain connects to the city from the airport every fifteen minutes during peak times and stops at Central, South Bank , Brunswick Street and Roma Street stations.
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^ If you are looking to visit the areas surrounding the city, then generally a car will be as quick as any other way of getting around, with the possible exception of the height of peak hour.
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.During peak hour, some routes become pre-paid fare only.^ It is advisable to check the timetables, as some of the less popular routes do not run very late or on Sundays, and, especially on Sundays, runs can be up to an hour apart.
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^ Services are usually 30mins or an hour apart, depending on the line, and more often during peak times.
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.You'll have to either have a go card or a valid ticket purchased elsewhere.^ Go card fares are also 20-35% cheaper than the equivalent paper ticket.
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^ As well as paper-based tickets for trips of various lengths of time, TransLink incorporates an integrated ticketing system called the go card [31] .
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^ Getting to and from Brisbane [¤] city centre requires a combination of bus and train, and for "political" reasons it may not be possible to purchase one ticket that will take you all the way to where you want to go.
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Buses which are pre-paid only will be signed with the letter 'P' before the route number on the bus display. .Most inner-city Busway stops have guards on the platforms during peak hour and you will not be permitted entry unless you show them a valid ticket or your go card.^ Services are usually 30mins or an hour apart, depending on the line, and more often during peak times.
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^ Whether you are attending the Ekka show, theatre, concert or just doing business in the city, the studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments Aabon is the place for you.
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^ AirTrain connects to the city from the airport every fifteen minutes during peak times and stops at Central, South Bank , Brunswick Street and Roma Street stations.
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.During such times, Translink officers with portable ticketing machines are present at these stops.^ AirTrain connects to the city from the airport every fifteen minutes during peak times and stops at Central, South Bank , Brunswick Street and Roma Street stations.
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^ As well as paper-based tickets for trips of various lengths of time, TransLink incorporates an integrated ticketing system called the go card [31] .
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It is important to note that not all buses observe each and every stop. .In fact, a large number of buses in Brisbane are 'Express' and don't observe minor stops.^ A large number of Brisbane's hippest clubs are located here.
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.During peak hours, 'Rocket' buses omit most intermediate stops, while 'Bullets' don't stop until reaching their final destination.^ Services are usually 30mins or an hour apart, depending on the line, and more often during peak times.
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^ AirTrain connects to the city from the airport every fifteen minutes during peak times and stops at Central, South Bank , Brunswick Street and Roma Street stations.
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.It is very important to know where the bus stops, as visitors and people unfamiliar with Brisbane's buses can find themselves very far from the city very quickly, or puzzled as to why multiple buses are passing their stop, despite hailing.^ For many thousands of years Aboriginal people have lived in what is now know as Brisbane [¤] .
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Noteworthy Routes
  • ‘The Loop’ is a free and convenient bus service travelling in both directions around the CBD. Operating Monday to Friday 7AM – 5.50PM, every ten minutes from any red CBD bus stop.
  • The routes 598 and 599 form the Great Circle Line which circles the city in clockwise and counter-clockwise direction and can be a great way of getting around the different suburbs.

Trains

.Trains in Greater Brisbane run along radial lines from Central and Roma Street Stations.^ Central or Roma Street railway stations.
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^ Roma Street Brisbane Queensland 4003 .
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^ Trains in Greater Brisbane [¤] run along radial lines from Central and Roma Street Stations.
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.Interurban services can also be caught to the Gold Coast (using connecting bus services at Nerang and Robina) and Sunshine Coast (using connecting bus services at Landsborough and Nambour) as well as Australia Zoo (connecting bus at Beerwah).^ Interurban services can also be caught to the Gold Coast [¤] (using connecting bus services at Nerang and Robina) and Sunshine Coast (using connecting bus services at Landsborough and Nambour) as well as Australia Zoo (connecting bus at Beerwah ).
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^ It is also possible to take the Airtrain direct to the Gold Coast [¤] , although it is necessary to connect to a bus service at Nerang to reach Surfers Paradise [¤] or at Robina to reach Coolangatta.
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^ Premier Motor Service [9] links some centres on the east coast of NSW and Queensland to Brisbane [¤] , as well as connections to Melbourne [¤] .
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.The first trains start around 5AM and run till midnight or a little earlier.^ The first trains start around 5AM and run till midnight or a little earlier.
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.Services are usually 30mins or an hour apart, depending on the line, and more often during peak times.^ Services are usually 30mins or an hour apart, depending on the line, and more often during peak times.
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^ AirTrain connects to the city from the airport every fifteen minutes during peak times and stops at Central, South Bank , Brunswick Street and Roma Street stations.
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.Times are available on TransLink's online journey planner and also at QR [27].^ Times are available on TransLink 's online journey planner and also at QR[32].
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.
  • Alma Park Zoo, [28].^ Alma Park Zoo , [33] .
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    ^ Alma Park Zoo .
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    .About thirty minutes north of the city centre.^ About thirty minutes north of the city centre.
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    ^ Located in the heart of Brisbane city centre, it is only 5 minutes to Southbank Parklands, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane Performing Arts Centre, and a short stroll to the Treasury Casino.
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    ^ Brisbane [¤] Airport (BNE) [3] is 20km North-East of the city centre at Eagle Farm, north of the river.
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    .The Zoo Train can be caught from the city on the Caboolture line.
  • Brisbane City Hall and King George Square.^ The Zoo Train can be caught from the city on the Caboolture line.
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    ^ With various vibrant districts, Brisbane is famous for a great riverside park, Brisbane City Hall and King George Square, City Botanic Garden, Manly Boat Harbour, Queensland Cultural Center and many more attractions.
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    ^ Trains in Greater Brisbane [¤] run along radial lines from Central and Roma Street Stations.
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    .Located between Adelaide and Ann Streets, this is the city's most significant historical landmark.^ Located between Adelaide [¤] and Ann Streets, this is the city's most significant historical Landmark .
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    ^ This Brisbane Apartment accommodation is located in the heart of the city centre and offers convenient access to the CBD, Brisbane convention centre, Southbank precinct and Roma Street parklands.
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    ^ The Oaks Casino Towers is perfectly positioned in in one of Brisbane's most significant historical precinct and provides business and holiday travellers with wonderful views.
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    .City Hall often hosts free concerts throughout the year.^ City Hall often hosts free concerts throughout the year.
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    ^ Suncorp Piazza within Southbank often hosts free live events and movies.
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    .There is a restored lift that can be taken to the top of the clock tower for free.^ There is a restored lift that can be taken to the top of the clock tower for free.
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    ^ There is no access to the clock tower outside of these hours.
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    .The lift opens at 10PM and stops running at 3PM (2:30PM on Saturdays) daily except Sundays.^ Saturdays) daily except Sundays.
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    ^ The Parklands Bar and Grill Open daily for breakfast, and Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, Parklands specializes in seafood buffets.
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    ^ The restaurant is open for Breakfast daily and dinner Monday Saturday.
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    .There is no access to the clock tower outside of these hours.
  • City Botanic Gardens, [29].^ There is no access to the clock tower outside of these hours.
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    ^ Located in the heart of Brisbane city centre, it is only 5 minutes to Southbank Parklands, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane Performing Arts Centre, and a short stroll to the Treasury Casino.
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    ^ Guests staying at the Oaks Casino Towers cantroll through the city's Botanic Gardens or across the river to South Bank with it's beach, museums, art galleries and theatres.
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    .10 to 15 minute walk from the city centre and Central or Roma Street railway stations.^ The Brisbane convention centre is a short 15 minute walk.
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    ^ Central or Roma Street railway stations.
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    ^ The Brisbane convention centre is with in a 5 minute walk.
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    .Walking and cycling tracks.^ Walking and cycling tracks.
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    Exhibits. .Open 24 hours.^ Open 24 hours.
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    Free.
Kangaroos at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
.
Kangaroos at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • CityCat.^ Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary , [35] .
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    take the .CityCat river taxis up and down the river.^ CityCat river taxis up and down the river.
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    .A great couple of hours to see the city at speed.^ A great couple of hours to see the city at speed.
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    ^ There are a myriad of Internet cafes in the Brisbane city area which provide high speed Internet access for $2-3 an hour.
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    .It's also very cheap, less than $5 for a daily combined transport ticket (which includes all citycat/ferry/train/bus).
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, [30].^ It's also very cheap, less than $5.00 for a daily combined transport ticket (which includes all citycat/ferry/train/bus).
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    ^ Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary , [35] .
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    ^ A Daily ticket for zones 1 to 3 (about 20km radius) costs $6.80 and is great for catching a bus or train into the city, taking a ferry along the river and getting back to the suburbs again, or back into the city from a ferry terminus.
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    .15 minutes drive from the city on Jesmond Road in Fig Tree Pocket (via the Western Freeway).^ Located near the heart of the city's bustling entertainment, the Mantra on Queen Brisbane is a 20 minute drive from the Brisbane Airport.
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    ^ Jesmond Road in Fig Tree Pocket (via the Western Freeway).
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    .Catch the hourly 445 or 430 buses from the city or the Mirimar boat cruise from South Bank at 10:20AM. Tel: +61-7-3378-1366. World's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas.^ World's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas.
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    ^ Catch the hourly 445 or 430 buses from the city or the Mirimar boat cruise from Southbank at 10:20 am.
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    ^ Saville [155] 161 Grey St, +61 7 3305 2500- South Bank - new, modern, brash & very stylish.
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    Cuddle a koala any time, hand feed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings.
The view of Brisbane from the top of Mt Coot-tha
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The view of Brisbane from the top of Mt Coot-tha
  • Manly Boat Harbour.^ With various vibrant districts, Brisbane is famous for a great riverside park, Brisbane City Hall and King George Square, City Botanic Garden, Manly Boat Harbour, Queensland Cultural Center and many more attractions.
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    ^ Some of the other major districts are Spring Hill, Indooroopilly, Manly Harbour, Toowong , St. Lucia and South Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ Located 20 minutes from Brisbane [¤] 's CBD, Manly Boat Harbour is the nearest access point from Brisbane city to Moreton Bay.
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    .Located 20 minutes from Brisbane's CBD, Manly Boat Harbour is the nearest access point from Brisbane city to Moreton Bay.^ Located 20 minutes from Brisbane [¤] 's CBD, Manly Boat Harbour is the nearest access point from Brisbane city to Moreton Bay.
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    ^ With various vibrant districts, Brisbane is famous for a great riverside park, Brisbane City Hall and King George Square, City Botanic Garden, Manly Boat Harbour, Queensland Cultural Center and many more attractions.
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    ^ Delicious restaurants are only a short walk away while the Brisbane CBD is a short 10 minute drive.
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    .Nestled beside the Manly Harbour Village, it is Brisbane's gateway to the Moreton Bay Marine Park with its pristine waterways and fascinating islands.^ Nestled beside the Manly Harbour Village, it is Brisbane's gateway to the Moreton Bay Marine Park with its pristine waterways and fascinating islands.
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    ^ Lower Moreton Bay Moreton Bay - includes places like Moreton Island (where Scooby Doo was filmed) and St. Helena Island (a former maximum security prison for convicts.
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    ^ With various vibrant districts, Brisbane is famous for a great riverside park, Brisbane City Hall and King George Square, City Botanic Garden, Manly Boat Harbour, Queensland Cultural Center and many more attractions.
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    .Manly Harbour Village has a great range of dining and shopping options overlooking the marina.
  • Mt Coot-tha, [31].^ Manly Harbour Village has a great range of dining and shooping options overlooking the marina.
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    ^ Nestled beside the Manly Harbour Village, it is Brisbane's gateway to the Moreton Bay Marine Park with its pristine waterways and fascinating islands.
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    ^ Mt Coot-tha , [36] .
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    .Brisbane's tallest mountain (which isn't actually a mountain).^ Brisbane [¤] 's tallest mountain (which isn't actually a mountain).
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    .A popular make out spot with a great view and good but overpriced cafe and restaurant.^ Very popular cafe restaurant and deli.
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    ^ A popular makeout spot with a great view and good but overpriced cafe and restaurant.
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    ^ Kangaroo Point - the walls along the Brisbane [¤] River are a popular spot for rock climbers and give an excellent view of the CBD skyline just across the river.
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    .Also home to one of the Botanical Gardens and a Planetarium.
  • Museum of Brisbane, [32].^ Also home to one of the Botanical Gardens and a Planetarium.
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    ^ Located in the heart of Brisbane city centre, it is only 5 minutes to Southbank Parklands, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane Performing Arts Centre, and a short stroll to the Treasury Casino.
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    ^ Nestled between the banks of the Brisbane River and the Brisbane Botanical Gardens, stay in beautifully appointed guest accommodation at Stamford Plaza Brisbane.
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    .In King George Square.^ Brisbane [¤] City Hall and King George Square .
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    ^ The Sebel King George Square is ideally situated in the centre of the city and in the heart of the business and shopping districts.
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    ^ Price Range: from A$149 Cnr Ann & Roma Streets Brisbane, Queensland Sebel King George Square Info Hotel Rates & Availability .
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    .Features one floor of exhibits about the history of the city, and another floor for exhibitions of local artists.
  • New Farm Park.^ Features one floor of exhibits about the history of the city, and another floor for exhibitions of local artists.
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    ^ A confirmed favourite of the locals, New Farm is high up on the hot list of places to be and to be seen.
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    ^ The recently opened GoMA regularly hosts exhibitions featuring internationally famous artists (such as Warhol and Picasso) as well as many local contemporary artists.
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    .This historic park is famous for the long line of jacaranda trees, shady picnic areas and its large rose gardens that contain hundreds of variety of roses, and over 40,000 individual plants.
  • Queensland Cultural Centre - including The Queensland Performing Arts Centre [33], Queensland Museum [34], Queensland Art Gallery [35], Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and State Library of Queensland [36] - located on Grey Street in South Brisbane.^ Rydges South Bank adjoins with the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) via a walkway and is only a short walk to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland and the new magnificent Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).
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    ^ Roma Street Brisbane Queensland 4003 .
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    ^ Queensland Cultural Centre [38] - including The Queensland Performing Arts Centre [39] , Queensland Museum [40] , Queensland Art Gallery [41] , Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and State Library of Queensland [42] - located on Grey Street in South Brisbane [¤] .
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    .The site can be accessed via various types of public transport, which include bus Route 333 [37], 66 [38], 183 [39], 172 [40], 192, 300 [41], 105, 107, 108 [42], 460 [43], 425 [44], 430 [45], 140 [46], 306, 322 [47], 120 [48], 135 [49], 202 [50] etc.^ The accommodation can be accessed via door-to-door transport services [136] .
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    ^ The site can be accessed via various types of Public Transport , which include bus Route 333 [43] , 66 [44] , 183 [45] , 172 [46] , 192, 300 [47] , 105, 107, 108 [48] , 460 [49] , 425 [50] , 430 [51] , 140 [52] , 306, 322 [53] , 120 [54] , 135 [55] , 202 [56] etc.
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    ^ Queensland Cultural Centre [38] - including The Queensland Performing Arts Centre [39] , Queensland Museum [40] , Queensland Art Gallery [41] , Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and State Library of Queensland [42] - located on Grey Street in South Brisbane [¤] .
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    .The Queensland Conservatorium [51] and the Queensland College of Art are also located on Grey Street.^ Price Range: from A$149 Corner of Grey & Glenelg Street South Brisbane, 4001, Queensland Rydges Southbank Information Accommodation Rates & Availability .
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    ^ The Queensland Conservatorium [57] and the Queensland College of Art are also located on Grey Street.
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    ^ Queensland’s Cultural Precinct includes the Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Museum, the State Library, Queensland Art Gallery and the spectacular Gallery of Modern Art is located at South Bank.
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    .The recently opened GoMA regularly hosts exhibitions featuring internationally famous artists (such as Warhol and Picasso) as well as many local contemporary artists.
  • Roma Street Parklands - is the world's largest subtropical garden in a city centre and home to 1800 unique species of plants.^ Roma Street Parklands - is the world's largest subtropical garden in a city centre and home to 1800 unique species of plants.
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    ^ Features one floor of exhibits about the history of the city, and another floor for exhibitions of local artists.
    • Brisbane - FlexiJourney Travel 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.flexijourney.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The recently opened GoMA regularly hosts exhibitions featuring internationally famous artists (such as Warhol and Picasso) as well as many local contemporary artists.
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    .Experience the theme gardens such as the topiary maze, rain forest walk, lake, celebration law and amphitheatre with many public artworks to admire.
  • South Bank - Formerly the site of World Expo '88 this relatively recent development is across the Brisbane River from the heart of the city and features an artificial beach surrounded by extensive parklands.^ Southbank - Formerly the site of World Expo '88 this relatively recent development is across the Brisbane [¤] River from the heart of the city and features an artificial beach surrounded by extensive parklands.
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    ^ Experience the theme gardens such as the topiary maze, rain forest walk, lake, celebration law and amphitheater with many public artworks to admire.
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    ^ South Bank Parklands is a short walk across Brisbane River.
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    .Also in South Bank are the shops, cafés, restaurants and cinemas of the Grey Street precinct.^ Also in Southbank are the shops, cafés, restaurants and cinemas of the Grey Street precinct.
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    ^ Saville [155] 161 Grey St, +61 7 3305 2500- South Bank - new, modern, brash & very stylish.
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    ^ AirTrain connects to the city from the airport every fifteen minutes during peak times and stops at Central, South Bank , Brunswick Street and Roma Street stations.
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    .A great place to hang out on a hot day and swim for free.^ A great place to hang out on a hot day and swim for free.
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    .Suncorp Piazza within South Bank often hosts free live events and movies.
  • University of Queensland - One of Australia's oldest and most prestigious institutions situated on a bend of the Brisbane River.^ One of the oldest national park in Queensland.
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    ^ Suncorp Piazza within Southbank often hosts free live events and movies.
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    ^ University of Queensland - One of Australia 's oldest and most prestigious institutions situated on a bend of the Brisbane [¤] River.
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    .Its majestic sandstone buildings are surrounded by ornamental lakes, Jacaranda lined boulevards and some of the finest architecture.^ Its majestic sandstone buildings are surrounded by ornamental lakes, Jacaranda lined boulevards and some of the finest Architecture .
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    .Visitor attractions include the Great Court, the UQ Art Museum at the James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre, the Eleanor Schonell Bridge, the Schonell Theatre, the lakes and Wordsmiths Bookshops.^ The combination of 'fun and sun' is always the main appeal of the city, but it is also the arts capital of Queensland, with dozens of galleries, museums, theatres, cinemas and concert halls.
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    ^ Visitor attractions include the Great Court, the UQ Art Museum at the James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre, the Eleanor Schonell Bridge, the Schonell Theatre, the lakes and Wordsmiths Bookshops.
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    ^ A short drive will get you to Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum, and the Brisbane Powerhouse Centre for the Live Arts.
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    .The university can be reached by bus from George St on bus numbers 412 and 109 or via the City Cat.
  • Wheel of Brisbane - (Located At South Bank) is a Ferris wheel that allows you to observe the city from 60 m to give views across the Brisbane River.^ Wheel of Brisbane [¤] - (Located At Southbank) is a Ferris wheel that allows you to observe the city from 60 m to give views across the and Brisbane River.
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    ^ The university can be reached by bus from George St on bus numbers 412 and 109 or via the City Cat.
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    ^ South Bank Parklands is a short walk across Brisbane River.
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    .The trip is a 15 minute ride in an enclosed, climate controlled gondola.^ The trip is a 15 minute ride in an enclosed, climate controlled gondola.
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    .Open 7 days a week from 10AM - 10PM, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 years and under, $2 for children aged between one and three.
  • Kangaroo Point - the walls along the Brisbane River are a popular spot for rock climbers and give an excellent view of the CBD skyline just across the river.^ Kangaroo Point - the walls along the Brisbane [¤] River are a popular spot for rock climbers and give an excellent view of the CBD skyline just across the river.
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    ^ Open 7 days a week from 10AM - 10PM, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 years and under, $2 for children aged between one and three.
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    ^ They are positioned on the banks of the Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point and only minutes from the heart of Brisbane CBD. The Quest Bridgewater offer superbly appointed studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments featuring spectacular city and river views.
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    .Activities carry on after dark, when the walls are well-lit.^ Activities carry on after dark, when the walls are well-lit.
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    .Abseiling and rock climbing classes on the cliffs with an instructor are available from Riverlife Adventures, as well as kayak, kick-bike, rollerblade and bicycle hire.^ Abseiling and Rock climbing classes on the cliffs with an instructor are available from Riverlife Adventures, as well as kayak, kick-bike, rollerblade and bicycle hire.
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    .There are also barbecue and picnic spots in the area.
  • Story Bridge Adventure Climb [52] - offers the opportunity to scale the top of Brisbane's iconic bridge.^ There are also barbecue and picnic spots in the area.
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    ^ Story Bridge Adventure Climb [58] - offers the opportunity to scale the top of Brisbane [¤] 's iconic bridge.
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    ^ This Brisbane accommodation is only a few minutes walk to the Gabba, Southbank TAFE, Shaftson University and the Story Bridge Climb.
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    .Enjoy 360 degree views of Brisbane, the mountain ranges and Moreton Bay Islands at dawn, afternoon or night.
  • Jan Powers Farmers Markets [53] - Buy the freshest fruit, crispest vegetables and leanest cuts of meat from one of the many farmers markets across Brisbane including the Powerhouse at New Farm, Manly, Mitcheleton and the newest market at Reddacliff Place at the top of the Queen Street Mall.
  • Balloons over Brisbane- Gain an aerial perspective as you float over Brisbane in our hot air balloon.^ Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000 .
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    ^ Balloons over Brisbane [¤] - Gain an aerial perspective as you float over Brisbane in our hot air balloon.
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    ^ Enjoy 360 degree views of Brisbane, the mountain ranges and Moreton Bay Islands at dawn, afternoon or night.
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    .It's often possible to see as far off as the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains; to the fabulous Gold Coast and out to the islands of Moreton Bay.
  • Cruise the Brisbane River - There are many tours available that cruise the Brisbane River and will help you take in the sights of the city.
  • Live Music Scene - Brisbane has been named one of the world's top 5 hotspots for music by the influential US entertainment bible Billboard magazine.^ It's often possible to see as far off as the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains; to the fabulous Gold Coast [¤] and out to the islands of Moreton Bay.
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    ^ Cruise the Brisbane [¤] River - There are many tours available that cruise the Brisbane River and will help you take in the sights of the city.
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    ^ Adult fare (one way) to Brisbane City is $12, and an Adult fare (one way) to the Gold Coast is $39.
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    .A night out in Brisbane is not complete without experiencing some of the live music on offer.
  • Explore Brisbane's Moreton Bay and Islands - Located only 25km from the Brisbane's CBD and stretches from Bribie Island to the Southern Bay Islands.^ Explore Brisbane [¤] 's Moreton Bay and Islands - Located only 25km from the Brisbane's CBD and stretches from Bribie Island to the Southern Bay Islands.
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    ^ A night out in Brisbane is not complete without experiencing some of the live music on offer.
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    ^ All of Brisbane [¤] ’s urban villages do things a little differently, from Australia ’s premier Live Music Scene in The Valley to exclusive world class exhibitions at Australia ’s largest Gallery of Modern Art to the natural splendour of Moreton Bay and the Scenic Rim, Brisbane enjoys a lifestyle that the world envies.
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    .Enjoy sand tobogganing, four-wheel driving, diving or snorkelling or go marine watching and spot turtles, dolphins, dugongs and even whales.
  • Explore Greater Brisbane Country - Take a day trip to the surrounding regions around an hour from Brisbane and discover wineries, national parks, lakes and country living.^ Enjoy sand tobogganing, four-wheel driving, diving or Snorkeling or go marine watching and spot turtles, dolphins, dugongs and even whales.
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    ^ Brisbane [¤] provides a base for day trips to explore the Southeast of Queensland.
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    ^ Dive and snorkel Tangalooma Wrecks, go sand tobogganing, 4wd and much more.
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    .The Scenic Rim including Ipswich, Beaudesert and Boonah is a vast region of mountains, rainforest and valleys embracing the World Heritage wilderness of the McPherson Range.^ The Scenic Rim including Ipswich , Beaudesert and Boonah is a vast region of mountains, rainforest and valleys embracing the World Heritage wilderness of the McPherson Range.
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    .The Lockyer Valley provides a perfect blend of town and country living, with experiences ranging from guided tours and bush camping to hot air ballooning and sky-diving.
  • The Scenic Rim - This describes the large arc of mountains, to a height of 1375m, from the Mistake Ranges (south of Gatton) across the Main (Great Dividing) Range to the MacPherson Range that terminates at Currumbin on the Gold Coast.^ The Lockyer Valley provides a perfect blend of town and country living, with experiences ranging from guided tours and buch camping to hot air ballooning and sky-diving.
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    ^ The Scenic Rim including Ipswich , Beaudesert and Boonah is a vast region of mountains, rainforest and valleys embracing the World Heritage wilderness of the McPherson Range.
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    ^ Balloons over Brisbane [¤] - Gain an aerial perspective as you float over Brisbane in our hot air balloon.
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    Despite some well known locations on the Rim, such as Binna Burra and O'Reilleys guesthouses, Springbrook and Cunningham’s Gap, the largest proportion of these ranges are unspoilt and much of it near-wilderness. .Many forest areas were previously logged, but the forest recovery has been excellent, and virtually all the logging tracks have disappeared except for those still used for foot access.^ All cyclists are legally required to have, and use, a bell when cycling - though most still do not.
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    .At the previously mentioned sites, graded paths offer a taste, but for the more adventurous there are many hiking possibilities from day trips to sustained multi-day exercises.^ Camping is possible, or day-trips can be arranged from Noosa [¤] .
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    More information can be found on the web. .Parties should be properly prepared and conversant with navigation in difficult country and the rules of National Parks.
  • Riverlife Adventure Centre, [54].^ Explore Greater Brisbane [¤] Country - Take a day trip to the surrounding regions around an hour from Brisbane and discover wineries, national parks, lakes and country living.
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    Brisbane's riverside adventures. .Kayaking, Abseiling the Kangaroo Cliffs, a rollerblade session and bike rentals.^ Abseiling and Rock climbing classes on the cliffs with an instructor are available from Riverlife Adventures, as well as kayak, kick-bike, rollerblade and bicycle hire.
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    .They also organise evening activities such as Kayak paddle and prawns.
  • Queen Street Mall, [55].^ And myriad malls in Brisbane including Queen Street Mall , The Myer Center, The Wintergarden, Queens Plaza, and Brisbane Arcade are truly a shoppers' delight.
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    ^ Queen Street Mall [2] , in the heart of the CBD, is Queensland's premier shopping destination and a must see for all visitors.
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    ^ Sono [82] +61 7 3220 1888 - Yet another Japanese restaurant, located on Queen Street Mall serving authentic Japanese food.
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    Main shopping mall in Brisbane, large variety of shops, has several shopping centres within it.  edit
  • The Myer Centre, [56]. Runs the gamut from jeans shops to specialty knife stores. Internet kiosks are available.  edit
  • The Wintergarden, [57]. .A fashion centre connected to the foot of the Hilton Hotel.^ A fashion centre connected to the foot of the Hilton Hotel.
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    Also contains a licensed day or night bowling alley.
     edit
  • QueensPlaza, [58]. Brisbane's newest fashion centre, with more expensive, big brand stores.  edit
  • Broadway on the Mall, [59]. .Many formal wear, evening wear and bridal stores.^ Many formal wear, evening wear and bridal stores.
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    Features a downstairs food court and upstairs electrical and appliance retailer.
     edit
  • Brisbane Arcade, [60]. A secluded narrow shopping strip which acts as a pass way between Adelaide and Queen St. It contains many unique stores.  edit
    .
  • Queen Adelaide Building.^ Queen Adelaide [¤] Building .
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    One of Brisbane’s oldest buildings is home to Queensland’s flagship Sportsgirl store, Adidas and Rebel Sport.  edit
    .
  • The Conrad Treasury Casino, (located at the George Street end of the mall), [61].^ The Conrad Treasury Casino , ( located at the George Street end of the mall ), [66] .
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    ^ Conrad Treasury [146] 130 William Street, +61 7 3306 8888‎- Pretty, large rooms in an old colonial building right in the center of the CBD Emporium Hotel [147] 1000 Ann St, +61 7 3253 6999‎- One of Brisbane [¤] 's Best, but at high end prices.
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    ^ Located in the heart of Brisbane city centre, it is only 5 minutes to Southbank Parklands, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane Performing Arts Centre, and a short stroll to the Treasury Casino.
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     edit
  • Adelaide Street. .Downtown's dress circle  edit
  • Albert Street.^ Downtown's dress circle edit Albert Street .
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    .Has many adventure and sports-type retailers, lots of bookstores.  edit
  • Eagle Street.^ Has many adventure and sports-type retailers, lots of bookstores.
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    .The centre of law and finance in Queensland, holds the Eagle Street and Riverside markets.  edit
  • Edward Street.^ The centre of law and finance in Queensland, holds the Eagle Street and Riverside markets.
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    ^ Located 10 minutes from Suncorp Stadium and a walking distance to the Botanical Gardens, China Town, the Brisbane city shopping, Riverside Centre and markets on a weekend.
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    ^ Price Range: A$200-A$310 201 Edward Street Brisbane, 4000 Queensland, Australia Brisbane Accommodation Web Page Apartments Rates & Availability .
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    .Mostly covered by Queens Plaza and Wintergarden street fashion stores.^ Mostly covered by Queens Plaza and Wintergarden street fashion stores.
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    ^ And myriad malls in Brisbane including Queen Street Mall , The Myer Center, The Wintergarden, Queens Plaza, and Brisbane Arcade are truly a shoppers' delight.
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    ^ Buses in Greater Brisbane [¤] mostly lead all the way to Queen Street.
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    .There are also a couple of jewellery, take-away restaurants, bars and night clubs.  edit
  • South Bank markets.^ South Bank markets .
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    ^ There are also a couple of jewellery, take-away restaurants, bars and night clubs.
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    ^ If you don't feel like cooking yourself you can also take a short walk from your apartment to one of the many shops, al fresco cafes, restaurants, bars, markets and food halls that Brisbane has to offer.
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    .Held at the South Bank Parklands every Sunday.  edit
  • Brunswick Street Mall.^ Held at the South Bank Parklands every Sunday.
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    ^ The Family [128] ( top end of the Brunswick Street Mall )– is a bit pricey to get in, but it's one of the biggest club in Brisbane [¤] and has great music and atmosphere.
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    ^ Walk to a variety of local dining precincts including Eagle Street Pier, Adelaide St East, Central Brunswick, South Bank, Queen St Mall and Chinatown.
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    .Located in the heart of China Town, there are many Chinese retailers, fast food restaurants, cafes and bars.^ Located in the heart of China Town, there are many Chinese retailers, fast food restaurants, cafes and bars.
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    ^ If you don't feel like cooking yourself you can also take a short walk from your apartment to one of the many shops, al fresco cafes, restaurants, bars, markets and food halls that Brisbane has to offer.
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    ^ One of the longest established restaurants in Brisbane [¤] , good Chinese food.
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    .Markets are run on Sundays.  edit
  • Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, [62].^ Markets are run on Sundays.
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    ^ Located 10 minutes from Suncorp Stadium and a walking distance to the Botanical Gardens, China Town, the Brisbane city shopping, Riverside Centre and markets on a weekend.
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    ^ Indooroopilly Shopping Centre , [67] .
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    .Large shopping centre sprawled over three massive levels.^ Large shopping centre sprawled over three massive levels.
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    ^ Large shopping centre with two levels.
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    ^ Main shopping mall in Brisbane [¤] , large variety of shops, has several shopping centres within it.
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    .Large variety of retailers.  edit
  • Westfield Garden City, [63].^ Large variety of retailers.
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    ^ Contains a large variety of fashion retailers and book stores.
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    ^ Westfield Garden City , [68] .
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    .Large shopping centre with two levels.^ Large shopping centre sprawled over three massive levels.
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    ^ Large shopping centre with two levels.
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    ^ Main shopping mall in Brisbane [¤] , large variety of shops, has several shopping centres within it.
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    .Contains a large variety of fashion retailers and book stores.  edit
  • Logan Hyperdome, [64].^ Large variety of retailers.
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    ^ Contains a large variety of fashion retailers and book stores.
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    .Loganholme  edit
  • Westfield Chermside, [65].^ Loganholme edit Westfield Chermside , [70] .
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    .Brisbane's largest shopping centre.^ Located 10 minutes from Suncorp Stadium and a walking distance to the Botanical Gardens, China Town, the Brisbane city shopping, Riverside Centre and markets on a weekend.
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    ^ Main shopping mall in Brisbane [¤] , large variety of shops, has several shopping centres within it.
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    ^ Brisbane [¤] 's largest shopping centre.
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    .Popular among youth culture for its Megaplex Movie Cinema.  edit
  • Westfield Carindale, [66].^ Popular among youth culture for its Megaplex Movie Cinema.
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     .'buy', 'Brisbane');return false;" title="click to edit Westfield Carindale">edit The largest shopping centre in the Eastern Suburbs.
  • Northside Flower Market, Unit 3, 27 Windorah Street Stafford, [67].^ With the Westfield Shopping Centre right next door the Chermside Apartments has everything that you will need just a short walk away.
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    ^ Located 10 minutes from Suncorp Stadium and a walking distance to the Botanical Gardens, China Town, the Brisbane city shopping, Riverside Centre and markets on a weekend.
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    ^ Main shopping mall in Brisbane [¤] , large variety of shops, has several shopping centres within it.
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    Mon-Sat.  .'buy', 'Brisbane');return false;" title="click to edit Northside Flower Market">edit
  • Valley Markets - A shopping must for locals and tourists.^ The CBD , where Brisbane [¤] 's major businesses are interspersed with several shopping malls, cinemas, parks and many of Brisbane's historical tourist sites.
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    ^ Valley Markets - A shopping must for locals and tourists.
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    ^ Northside Flower Market , [72] .
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    .Operating every weekend, find jewellery, fabulous handmade accessories and artwork.^ Operating every weekend, find jewelery, fabulous handmade accessories and artwork.
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    .Home to emerging fashion designers.^ Home to emerging fashion designers.
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    (Sat & Sun, 8AM - 4PM)

Eat

.Brisbane has a very good assortment of restaurants.^ Brisbane [¤] has a very good assortment of restaurants.
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^ One of the longest established restaurants in Brisbane [¤] , good Chinese food.
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.Listed below are some notable restaurants in Brisbane city and its suburbs.^ Listed below are some notable restaurants in Brisbane city and its suburbs.
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^ Concessions are available to students, pensioners and children, and these tickets are available from all railway stations and some of the newsagents that are sprinkled liberally throughout the confines of Brisbane [¤] City.
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^ One of the most renowned and popular Chinese restaurants in Brisbane [¤] , notably for its well done authentic yum cha.
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Brisbane City and Spring Hill:
.
  • Bar Merlo [68] - located in various outlets throughout the city, their first being opened in the QUT Gardens Point campus.^ Bar Merlo [73] - located in various outlets throughout the city, their first being opened in the QUT Gardens Point campus.
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    .Regarded as one of the leaders in the Brisbane café society boom since the 90's, their coffee is served at countless cafes and restaurants throughout Brisbane.
  • Beach House - +61 7 3003-0017 Located on the corner of Albert and Elizabeth St, Myer Centre, 2nd level.^ Beach House - +61 7 3003 0017 Located on the corner of Albert and Elizabeth St, Myer Centre, 2nd level.
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    ^ Regarded as one of the leaders in the Brisbane [¤] café society boom since the 90's, their coffee is served at countless cafes and restaurants throughout Brisbane.
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    ^ Ahmet's Turkish Restaurant +61 7 3846 6699 - Located on Little Stanley St, multi award-winning Turkish restaurant including the RCQ Best Themed Restaurant in Brisbane [¤] , features belly dancers on weekends.
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    .Licensed bar, large meals and live entertainment at value for money.
  • Cha Cha Char [69] Pier Ave, +61 7 3211-9944- Famous award-winning steakhouse located at the Eagle St Pier precinct.^ Licensed bar, large meals and live entertainment at value for Money .
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    ^ Pier Nine [79] 1 Eagle St, +61 7 3226 2100 - Seafood restaurant located in the Eagle St Pier precinct.
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    ^ Cha Cha Char [74] Pier Ave, +61 7 3211 9944- Famous award-winning steakhouse located at the Eagle St Pier precinct.
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    .Their steaks are considered one of Australia's best.
  • E'cco Bistro [70] 100 Boundary St, +61 7 3831-8344 - Founded and run by the internationally renowned and acclaimed chef Philip Johnson, it is one of the best restaurants in Brisbane and Australia-wide.
  • Hanaichi +61 7 3221-8388- Japanese sushi bar located in the 1st floor of Wintergarden.^ Their steaks are considered one of Australia 's best.
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    ^ Hanaichi +61 7 3221 8388- Japanese sushi bar located in the 1st floor of Wintergarden.
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    ^ One of the best fine dining restaurants in Brisbane [¤] .
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    .Also has a fast food counter located in the Wintergarden food court, and has franchises in various suburbs.
  • Il Centro [71] 1 Pier Ave, +61 7 3221-6090- Located in the Eagle St Pier precinct, along with other notable neighbours.^ Pier Nine [79] 1 Eagle St, +61 7 3226 2100 - Seafood restaurant located in the Eagle St Pier precinct.
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    ^ Il Centro [76] 1 Pier Ave, +61 7 3221 6090- Located in the Eagle St Pier precinct, along with other notable neighbours.
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    ^ Also has a fast food counter located in the Wintergarden food court, and has franchises in various suburbs.
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    .Famed for its signature sand crab lasagne, it is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Brisbane and also amongst the priciest.
  • Little Tokyo [72]85 Bowen St, +61 7 3831-7751 - located in Spring Hill.^ Little Tokyo [77] 85 Bowen St, +61 7 3831 7751 - located in Spring Hill.
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    ^ Famed for its signature sandcrab lasagne, it is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Brisbane [¤] and also amongst the priciest.
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    ^ This Brisbane accommodation is one of the most popular in the heart of the city centre.
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    .Oldest Japanese restaurant in Brisbane, under same ownership for over 40 years.^ Oldest Japanese restaurant in Brisbane [¤] , under same ownership for over 40 years.
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    .Authentic food and decor but at upper-range prices.
  • Pane e Vino [73]Albert St, +61 7 3220-0044 - great Italian restaurant on Albert Street with pastas and mains between $18 and $34. Not a lot of authentic Italian ambiance as found in more typical restaurants further south in Melbourne.
  • Restaurant Two [74] +61 7 3210-0600 - located at the corner of Edward and George St, across the street from the Botanic Gardens.^ Restaurant Two [80] +61 7 3210 0600 - located at the corner of Edward and George St, across the street from the Botanic Gardens.
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    ^ Excellent Chinese food at upper-range prices.
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    ^ Not a lot of authentic Italian ambiance as found in more typical restaurants further south in Melbourne [¤] .
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    .Headed by executive chef David Pugh, it is widely regarded as one of Brisbane's best restaurants.
  • Siggi's at the Port Office [75] +61 7 3221-1999 - located in the Stamford Plaza.^ One of the best fine dining restaurants in Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ Arguably one of Brisbane's best Indian restaurants.
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    ^ Headed by executive chef David Pugh, it is widely regarded as one of Brisbane [¤] 's best restaurants.
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    .One of the longest established fine dining restaurants in Brisbane.
  • Sono [76] +61 7 3220-1888 - Yet another Japanese restaurant, located on Queen Street Mall serving authentic Japanese food.^ One of the best fine dining restaurants in Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ Sono [82] +61 7 3220 1888 - Yet another Japanese restaurant, located on Queen Street Mall serving authentic Japanese food.
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    ^ Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000 .
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    Has a second outlet in the new Portside precinct in Hamilton.
  • SSS BBQ Barns [77] 570 Queen St, +61 7 3839-1162 - located on the corner of Queen & Ann St. Great steaks, ribs, shanks. .Warm country atmosphere and service with a smile.
  • Urbane +61 7 3229-2271 - on Mary St, a short walk from Stamford Plaza.^ Warm country atmosphere and service with a smile.
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    ^ Urbane +61 7 3229 2271 - on Mary St, a short walk from Stamford Plaza.
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    ^ It is located a short walk from James St market Rumours of an attached grocery section are false.
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    One of the best fine dining restaurants in Brisbane, serving unconventional but innovative food.
Fortitude Valley & New Farm:
.
  • Bank Vault Lounge[78]Ann St, +61 7 3252-3424 - on the Brunswick St Mall.^ Walk to a variety of local dining precincts including Eagle Street Pier, Adelaide St East, Central Brunswick, South Bank, Queen St Mall and Chinatown.
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    Wood Fired Pizzas, alfresco dining.
  • Continental Cafe [79]21 Barker St, +61 7 3254-0377 - on James St. Good food, nice atmosphere and surprisingly good kids menu
  • Enjoy Inn 167 Wickham St, +61 7 3252-3838 - corner of Duncan St in Chinatown. .One of the longest established restaurants in Brisbane, good Chinese food.
  • Fatboys Cafe 323 Brunswick St, +61 7 3252-3789- The cafe portion of Ric's Bar, on Brunswick St Mall.^ Brisbane [¤] has a very good assortment of restaurants.
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    ^ One of the longest established restaurants in Brisbane [¤] , good Chinese food.
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    ^ Fatboys Cafe 323 Brunswick St, +61 7 3252 3789- The cafe portion of Ric's Bar, on Brunswick St Mall.
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    .Serves some of the best value for money breakfasts in Brisbane from $4.
  • Freestyle Tout 1000 Ann St, +61 7 3252-0214 - a popular dessert restaurant located in the Emporium, with a sister restaurant that is first established in the Rosalie shops in Paddington.
  • Green Tea Restaurant 31 Duncan St, +61 7 3252-4855 - on Duncan St in Chinatown mall.^ Green Tea Restaurant 31 Duncan St, +61 7 3252 4855 - on Duncan St in Chinatown mall.
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    ^ Freestyle Tout 1000 Ann St, +61 7 3252 0214 - a popular dessert restaurant located in the Emporium, with a sister restaurant that is first established in the Rosalie shops in Paddington .
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    ^ Tomato brothers 19 Nash St, +61 7 3368 1601- located at the Rosalie shops in Paddington .
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    .Good authentic Vietnamese food at a reasonable price.
  • Harvey's [80] +61 7 3852-3700 - located in the James St precinct.^ Harvey's [86] +61 7 3852 3700 - located in the James St precinct.
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    ^ King of Kings +61 7 3852 1122 - on Wickham St in the Chinatown precinct.
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    ^ Excellent authentic Japanese food at reasonable prices.
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    .Very popular cafe restaurant and deli.^ Very popular cafe restaurant and deli.
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    ^ A popular makeout spot with a great view and good but overpriced cafe and restaurant.
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    .It is located a short walk from James St market Rumours of an attached grocery section are false.^ It is located a short walk from James St market Rumours of an attached grocery section are false.
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    ^ Harvey's [86] +61 7 3852 3700 - located in the James St precinct.
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    ^ But please not that you cannot access this directly from James St Market you need to go around the complex to get there there is a sign that points you the way.
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    .What the grocery store but that is crazy
  • Hunan Chinese Restaurant - on Chinatown Mall.^ What the grocery store but that is crazy Hunan Chinese Restaurant - on Chinatown Mall.
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    ^ Green Tea Restaurant 31 Duncan St, +61 7 3252 4855 - on Duncan St in Chinatown mall.
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    .Unpretentious eatery serving exotic regional Chinese fare from the Hunan province, as well as Chinese takeaway staples at cheap and reasonable prices.
  • King of Kings +61 7 3852-1122 - on Wickham St in the Chinatown precinct.^ Price Range: from A$53 61 Gladstone Road Highgate Hill Brisbane, Queensland Minto More Information Cheap Rates & Availability .
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    .A Brisbane institution for yum cha, decent food and prices.
  • Mecca Bah [81] 1000 Ann St, +61 7 3252-5299 - located in the Emporium precinct.^ A Brisbane [¤] institution for yum cha, decent food and prices.
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    ^ Mecca Bah [88] 1000 Ann St, +61 7 3252 5299 - located in the Emporium precinct.
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    ^ Ahmet's Turkish Restaurant +61 7 3846 6699 - Located on Little Stanley St, multi award-winning Turkish restaurant including the RCQ Best Themed Restaurant in Brisbane [¤] , features belly dancers on weekends.
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    .Popular restaurant that serves modern Middle Eastern food, part of an Australian interstate franchise that originated in Melbourne.
  • Mint Indian Gourmet +61 7 3252-0300 - on Brunswick St near the Central Brunswick precinct.^ Mint Indian Gourmet +61 7 3252 0300 - on Brunswick St near the Central Brunswick precinct.
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    ^ Isis Brasserie [87] 446 Brunswick St, +61 7 3852 1155 - near the Central Brunswick precinct.
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    ^ Popular restaurant that serves modern Middle Eastern food, part of an Australian interstate franchise that originated in Melbourne [¤] .
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    .Indian restaurant that serves traditional curries as well as gourmet dishes at upper range prices.
  • Re Del Gelato +61 7 3358-2177 - Beautifully made Italian gelato, a perfect cap after a nice meal at one of the close by restaurants on Brunswick Street.
  • James Street Market [82] - not a restaurant, but a yuppie grocery where you will find all the food and drink you need to bring with you in the bush.
  • Taj Mahal 722 Brunswick St, +61 7 3254-2388 - Amazing Indian cuisine located on Brunswick St, opposite Village Twin Cinemas.^ Indian restaurant that serves traditional curries as well as gourmet dishes at upper range prices.
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    ^ Excellent Chinese food at upper-range prices.
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    ^ Taj Mahal 722 Brunswick St, +61 7 3254 2388 - Amazing Indian cuisine located on Brunswick St, opposite Village Twin Cinemas.
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    .Caterers to the Indian Cricket Team when in Brisbane.
  • Thai Wi-Rat 20 Duncan St, +61 7 3257-0884 - on Chinatown Mall.^ Thai Wi-Rat 20 Duncan St, +61 7 3257 0884 - on Chinatown Mall.
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    ^ Campos [115] 11 Wandoo St, +61 7 3252 3612– This Sydney-based café/roastery recently expanded operations to Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ Taj Mahal 722 Brunswick St, +61 7 3254 2388 - Amazing Indian cuisine located on Brunswick St, opposite Village Twin Cinemas.
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    Cheap and cheerful authentic regional Thai-Laotian cuisine.
  • Vespa Pizza [83] 148 Merthyr Rd, +61 7 3358-4100 - Woodfired pizza restaurant on the corner of Merthyr Rd and James St. Serves the tastiest pizzas in Brisbane and is BYO. Cosy atmosphere in the fairylight-lit courtyard outside and room to move in the booths inside. Delivers to local area on Vespa scooters.
  • Wagamama [84] - Located in the Emporium precinct, part of the global noodle bar chain. Have franchises in Chermside and Wintergarden in the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane CBD.
South Bank and Woolloongabba:
.
  • Ahmet's Turkish Restaurant +61 7 3846-6699 - Located on Little Stanley St, multi award-winning Turkish restaurant including the RCQ Best Themed Restaurant in Brisbane, features belly dancers on weekends.^ Ahmet's Turkish Restaurant +61 7 3846 6699 - Located on Little Stanley St, multi award-winning Turkish restaurant including the RCQ Best Themed Restaurant in Brisbane [¤] , features belly dancers on weekends.
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    ^ Norman Hotel [95] 102 Ipswich Rd, +61 7 3391 5022 - Along with the Breakfast Creek Hotel , possibly the best steaks in town (it's slogan is "Brisbane [¤] 's worst vegetarian restaurant").
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    ^ E'cco Bistro [75] 100 Boundary St, +61 7 3831 8344 - Founded and run by the internationally renowned and acclaimed chef Philip Johnson, it is one of the best restaurants in Brisbane [¤] and Australia-wide.
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    .One of the most popular and busiest restaurants in the South Bank precinct.
  • Brisbane German Club [85] 416 Vulture St, +61 7 3391-2434 - Located directly opposite The Gabba stadium on Vulture St, this restaurant/bar offers a wonderful range of authentic German cuisine and beer for very reasonable prices.
  • Chez Laila [86] +61 7 3846-3402 - located on the South Bank boardwalk, neat restaurant/cafe serving standard cafe fare as well as authentic Lebanese cuisine.^ This Brisbane accommodation is one of the most popular in the heart of the city centre.
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    ^ Rydges South Bank is situated in Brisbane's most enviable location, the South Bank arts and entertainment precinct.
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    ^ If you don't feel like cooking yourself you can also take a short walk from your apartment to one of the many shops, al fresco cafes, restaurants, bars, markets and food halls that Brisbane has to offer.
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    .Excellent view of the Brisbane river.
  • Green Papaya [87] 898 Stanley St E, +61 7 3217-3599 - located in Woolloongabba.^ Green Papaya [93] 898 Stanley St E, +61 7 3217 3599 - located in Woolloongabba.
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    ^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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    ^ Ahmet's Turkish Restaurant +61 7 3846 6699 - Located on Little Stanley St, multi award-winning Turkish restaurant including the RCQ Best Themed Restaurant in Brisbane [¤] , features belly dancers on weekends.
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    .Inspired French-influenced Northern Vietnamese cuisine.^ Inspired French-influenced Northern Vietnamese cuisine.
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    .Founded by former owner Lien Yeomans, it is arguably a Brisbane institution.
  • La Kasbah [88] 669 Stanley St, +61 7 3391-7439 - located on Stanley St in Woolloongabba.^ Founded by former owner Lien Yeomans, it is arguably a Brisbane [¤] institution.
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    ^ La Kasbah [94] 669 Stanley St, +61 7 3391 7439 - located on Stanley St in Woolloongabba.
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    ^ SSS BBQ Barns [83] 570 Queen St, +61 7 3839 1162 - located on the corner of Queen & Ann St. Great steaks, ribs, shanks.
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    .Long established restaurant that serves a combination of French and North African cuisine.
  • Norman Hotel [89] 102 Ipswich Rd, +61 7 3391-5022 - Along with the Breakfast Creek Hotel, possibly the best steaks in town (its slogan is "Brisbane's worst vegetarian restaurant").^ Located in the heart of the city the Brisbane Manor Hotel is walking distance to China Town and some of the best pubs, clubs and restaurants that the city has to offer.
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    ^ The Riverside Hotels signature restaurant features a delicious selection of Australian and contemporary cuisine.
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    ^ The Marque Hotel provides easy access to the best that Brisbane has to offer with its convenient location in heart of the city.
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    .Located on Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba.
  • Hotel Broadway [90] 93 Logan Rd, +61 7 3217-3469 - offering $10 cook your own steaks around a large barbecue in the beer garden, lunch and dinner 7 days.^ Hotel Broadway [96] 93 Logan Rd, +61 7 3217 3469 - offering $10 cook your own steaks around a large barbecue in the beer garden, lunch and dinner 7 days.
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    ^ Makanan Indonesia 59 Hardgrave Rd, +61 7 3846 2111- excellent authentic Indonesian fare at unbeatable value, located on Hardgrave Road Mondo Organics 166 Hardgrave Rd, +61 7 3844 1132- on Hardgrave Road West End.
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    ^ Norman Hotel [95] 102 Ipswich Rd, +61 7 3391 5022 - Along with the Breakfast Creek Hotel , possibly the best steaks in town (it's slogan is "Brisbane [¤] 's worst vegetarian restaurant").
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    5 minute walk from the Gabba stadium.
  • Timmy's [91] 4b Grey Street, +61 7 3846-0322 - overlooking Picnic Island in the South Bank Parklands, well-executed Asian-European fusion cuisine by notable chef Timmy Kemp.
Milton and Park Road:
.
  • China Sea 60 Park Rd, +61 7 3367-0198- On the Coronation Drive end of Park Road.^ China Sea 60 Park Rd, +61 7 3367 0198- On the Coronation Drive end of Park Road.
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    ^ Makanan Indonesia 59 Hardgrave Rd, +61 7 3846 2111- excellent authentic Indonesian fare at unbeatable value, located on Hardgrave Road Mondo Organics 166 Hardgrave Rd, +61 7 3844 1132- on Hardgrave Road West End.
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    ^ Price Range: from A$69 (7 night rate) 60 Park Road Milton, Brisbane, Queensland Central Cosmo Apartments Web Page Accommodation Rates & Availability .
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    .Excellent Chinese food at upper-range prices.
  • La Dolce Vita 20 Park Rd, +61 7 3368-3805- next to Rue de Paris, great Italian cafe
  • Rue de Paris 30 Park Rd, +61 7 3368-2600- Brisbane's Eiffel Tower, another great cafe
  • Royal Thai Orchid [92] 45 Little Cribb St, +61 7 3229-2588- popular Thai restaurant on Little Cribb St off Park Road.^ One of the longest established restaurants in Brisbane [¤] , good Chinese food.
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    ^ Very popular cafe restaurant and deli.
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    ^ Excellent Chinese food at upper-range prices.
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    Its sister restaurant is the first Thai restaurant in Brisbane, in the outer suburb of Springwood.
  • The Lure [93] 28 McDougall St, +61 7 3369-9955- at the Coro Hotel on Milton Road, one of the most highly awarded seafood restaurants in Australia.
Paddington:
.
  • Gambaro's [94] 33 Caxton St, +61 7 3369-9500- Has both a seafood restaurant and a long-established seafood takeaway.^ Gambaro's [100] 33 Caxton st, +61 7 3369 9500- Has both a seafood restaurant and a long-established seafood takeaway.
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    ^ The Lure [99] 28 McDougall St, +61 7 3369 9955- at the Coro Hotel on Milton Road, one of the most highly awarded seafood restaurants in Australia .
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    ^ Long established restaurant that serves a combination of French and North African cuisine.
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    .A Brisbane institution.
  • Harem 282 Given Tce, +61 7 3368-3141- Turkish restaurant complete with belly-dancing
  • Kookaburra Cafe 280 Given Tce, +61 7 3369-2400- good pizza in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Montrachet [95] 224 Given Terrace- Excellent French bistro specializing in Lyonnaise specialties, regarded as one of Brisbane's best restaurants.
  • Tomato Brothers 19 Nash St, +61 7 3368-1601- located at the Rosalie shops in Paddington.^ If you don't feel like cooking yourself you can also take a short walk from your apartment to one of the many shops, al fresco cafes, restaurants, bars, markets and food halls that Brisbane has to offer.
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    ^ The Marque Hotel provides easy access to the best that Brisbane has to offer with its convenient location in heart of the city.
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    ^ Providing deluxe Brisbane accommodation, this hotel is conveniently located near all of the city's central shopping, dining, entertainment and leisure precincts.
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    .Renowned for their wood fired pizzas, with several franchises in several Brisbane suburbs such as Wilston and Clayfield.^ Renowned for their woodfired pizzas, with several franchises in several Brisbane [¤] suburbs such as Wilston and Clayfield.
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    ^ Wood Fired Pizzas, alfresco dining.
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    .[96]
  • Urban Grind [97] 530 Brunswick St in LaTrobe Tce, +61 408 101 140– This small café has a BYO food policy, great coffee and free WiFi.^ Urban Grind [103] 530 Brunswick St in LaTrobe Tce, +61 408 101 140– This small café has a BYO food policy, great coffee and free WiFi.
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    ^ SSS BBQ Barns [83] 570 Queen St, +61 7 3839 1162 - located on the corner of Queen & Ann St. Great steaks, ribs, shanks.
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    ^ Campos [115] 11 Wandoo St, +61 7 3252 3612– This Sydney-based café/roastery recently expanded operations to Brisbane [¤] .
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    .For those who wish to indulge in a guilt free cup of coffee Urban Grind is committed to being climate neutral and use Barambah organic milk in their fantastic coffees.
  • Sol 20 Latrobe Tce.^ Sol 20 Latrobe Tce.
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    ^ For those who wish to indulge in a guilt free cup of coffee Urban Grind is committed to being climate neutral and use Barambah organic milk in their fantastic coffees.
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    ^ Urban Grind [103] 530 Brunswick St in LaTrobe Tce, +61 408 101 140– This small café has a BYO food policy, great coffee and free WiFi.
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    This vegetarian and all organic café warm in winter and cool in summer and the coffee is great.
University of Queensland:
.The university and its surrounds provide many quality eateries if you happen to be in the area or on a CityCat ferry and caters to a cheaper market.^ The university and its surrounds provide many quality eateries if you happen to be in the area or on a CityCat ferry and caters to a cheaper market.
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^ Getting around the city and the surrounding areas is easy thanks to the many cycle paths along the river.
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^ Golden Chain Motels - Brisbane [¤] [143] has many locations in Brisbane and surrounding area serving quality accommodation at affordable prices.
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  • A Salt 'n Battery - excellent quality fish and chip shop-cum-seafood restaurant with a wide variety of foods and decent prices, located in Hawken Village (on Hawken Drive, approx 5-10 minutes’ walk from the University proper)
  • The Pizza Caffe +61 733 772 239[98] - fantastic pizzas with really different ingredients
  • Wordsmiths Staff House Rd, +61 7 3365-2001- a touch more expensive than the other cafes on campus, but a good atmosphere (in a relatively quiet part of the campus, near the bookshop) and has a longer menu than the other options
South Brisbane and West End:
.
  • Era Bistro [99] 102 Melbourne St, +61 7 3255-2033- located on Melbourne St in South Brisbane.^ SSS BBQ Barns [83] 570 Queen St, +61 7 3839 1162 - located on the corner of Queen & Ann St. Great steaks, ribs, shanks.
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    ^ Campos [115] 11 Wandoo St, +61 7 3252 3612– This Sydney-based café/roastery recently expanded operations to Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ Taj Mahal 722 Brunswick St, +61 7 3254 2388 - Amazing Indian cuisine located on Brunswick St, opposite Village Twin Cinemas.
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    Excellent bistro food, great cafe spot, extensive wine cellar. .Same owners/chef as the former critically acclaimed Circa.
  • Huong's 83a Vulture St– Excellent Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese food.^ Same owners/chef as the former critically acclaimed Circa.
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    ^ Huong's 83a Vulture St– Excellent Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese food.
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    ^ Excellent Chinese food at upper-range prices.
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    .BYO and Takeaway available.
  • Lefkas Taverna 170 Hardgrave Rd, +61 7 3844-1163- on Hardgrave Road West End.^ BYO and Takeaway available.
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    ^ Lefkas Taverna 170 Hardgrave Rd, +61 7 3844 1163- on Hardgrave Road West End.
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    ^ Makanan Indonesia 59 Hardgrave Rd, +61 7 3846 2111- excellent authentic Indonesian fare at unbeatable value, located on Hardgrave Road Mondo Organics 166 Hardgrave Rd, +61 7 3844 1132- on Hardgrave Road West End.
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    .Brisbane's most famous Greek takeaway and restaurant.
  • Makanan Indonesia 59 Hardgrave Rd, +61 7 3846-2111- excellent authentic Indonesian fare at unbeatable value, located on Hardgrave Road
  • Mondo Organics 166 Hardgrave Rd, +61 7 3844-1132- on Hardgrave Road West End.^ The Diana Plaza Hotel Brisbane provides excellent value for money Brisbane accommodation in a superb city location close to the Southbank Parklands, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Gabba and the city centre.
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    ^ For great value apartment accommodation in Brisbane, close to the city centre and the famous Gabba cricket ground stay at the Kangaroo Point Holiday Apartments Brisbane.
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    ^ Rydges South Bank is situated in Brisbane's most enviable location, the South Bank arts and entertainment precinct.
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    .Excellent Italian restaurant serving organic produce.^ Excellent Italian restaurant serving organic produce.
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    ^ The staff are well trained and friendly, the service is excellent and the restaurant serves really good food.
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    .Considered to be Brisbane's premier organic food restaurant.
  • Punjabi Palace [100] 135 Melbourne St, +61 7 3846-3884- on Melbourne St South Brisbane.^ Considered to be Brisbane [¤] 's premier organic food restaurant.
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    ^ Ahmet's Turkish Restaurant +61 7 3846 6699 - Located on Little Stanley St, multi award-winning Turkish restaurant including the RCQ Best Themed Restaurant in Brisbane [¤] , features belly dancers on weekends.
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    ^ E'cco Bistro [75] 100 Boundary St, +61 7 3831 8344 - Founded and run by the internationally renowned and acclaimed chef Philip Johnson, it is one of the best restaurants in Brisbane [¤] and Australia-wide.
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    .Arguably one of Brisbane's best Indian restaurants.
  • The Forest Cafe on Boundary St- cheap and delicious vegan food.^ One of the best fine dining restaurants in Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ One of the best fine dining restaurants in Brisbane [¤] , serving unconventional but innovative food.
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    ^ Arguably one of Brisbane's best Indian restaurants.
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    .The indoors area can get quite warm during the summer months, however.
  • Tukka [101] 145b Boundary St, +61 7 3846-6333- Unique and innovative modern native Australian cuisine.^ Tukka [107] 145b Boundary St, +61 7 3846 6333- Unique and innovative modern native Australian cuisine.
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    ^ The indoors area can get quite warm during the summer months, however.
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    ^ Cloud 9 Backpackers Resort 350 Upper Roma St, +61 7 3236 2333‎– new, modern, industrial-space conversion.
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    Pricing is at the upper range, but worth a visit.
Restaurants in other Areas/precincts:
The famous steak at Breakfast Creek
.
The famous steak at Breakfast Creek
  • Baguette [102] 150 Racecourse Rd, +61 7 3268-6168- on Racecourse Road in the Ascot precinct.^ Baguette [108] 150 Racecourse Rd, +61 7 3268 6168- on Racecourse Road in the Ascot precinct.
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    ^ Norman Hotel [95] 102 Ipswich Rd, +61 7 3391 5022 - Along with the Breakfast Creek Hotel , possibly the best steaks in town (it's slogan is "Brisbane [¤] 's worst vegetarian restaurant").
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    ^ Landmark Shop/101 Cnr mains Road, +61 7 3344 3288- located at the Sunnybank Plaza business precinct.
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    .Famous Modern-Australian restaurant that is owned and operated by the Domenech family for over 30 years.
  • Blue Lotus [103] - in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village precinct.^ Famous Modern-Australian restaurant that is owned and operated by the Domenech family for over 30 years.
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    ^ Blue Lotus [109] - in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village precinct.
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    ^ Rydges Hotels and Resorts is an Australian owned and operated company.
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    .Gourmet and exotic ice-creams that change according to the seasons.
  • Breakfast Creek Hotel [104] 2 Kingsford Smith Drv, +61 +61 7 3262-5988- in the Newstead area.^ Gourmet and exotic ice-creams that change according to the seasons.
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    ^ Breakfast Creek Hotel [110] 2 Kingsford Smith Drv, +61 07 3262 5988- in the Newstead area.
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    ^ Hotel Ibis 27-35 Turbot Street, +61 7 3237 2333‎ Kingsford Riverside Inn [150] 114 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton , +61 7 3862 1317- Rooms from $69.
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    Famous for its steaks, a Brisbane institution.
The vegetarian meze platter at Efe's
.
The vegetarian meze platter at Efe's
  • Brett's Wharf [105] 449 Kingsford Smith Drv, +61 7 3868-1717- off Racecourse Road.^ Brett's Wharf [111] 449 Kingsford Smith Drv, +61 7 3868 1717- off Racecourse Road.
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    ^ Baguette [108] 150 Racecourse Rd, +61 7 3268 6168- on Racecourse Road in the Ascot precinct.
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    ^ Efes One Turkish Restaurant [112] 293 Sandgate Rd, +61 7 3862 4599- off Sandgate Road at Albion was Brisbane [¤] 's first turkish restaurant.
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    .Head chef is the renowned Alastair McLeod, great seafood and splendid views of the Brisbane river.
  • Efes One Turkish Restaurant [106] 293 Sandgate Rd, +61 7 3862-4599- off Sandgate Road at Albion was Brisbane's first Turkish restaurant.^ Efes One Turkish Restaurant [112] 293 Sandgate Rd, +61 7 3862 4599- off Sandgate Road at Albion was Brisbane [¤] 's first turkish restaurant.
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    ^ Head chef is the renowned Alastair McLeod, great seafood and splendid views of the Brisbane [¤] river.
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    ^ Norman Hotel [95] 102 Ipswich Rd, +61 7 3391 5022 - Along with the Breakfast Creek Hotel , possibly the best steaks in town (it's slogan is "Brisbane [¤] 's worst vegetarian restaurant").
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    .Without a doubt the most popular destination for traditional Turkish cuisine and a friendly atmosphere in Brisbane.^ Without a doubt the most popular destination for traditional turkish cuisine and a friendly atmosphere in Brisbane.
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    ^ Oxford 152 152 Oxford st, +61 7 3899 2026 [117] - one of Brisbane [¤] 's most popular suburban restaurant/bar (they brew their own beer!
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    ^ One of the most renowned and popular Chinese restaurants in Brisbane [¤] , notably for its well done authentic yum cha.
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    Belly dancers on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Landmark Shop/101 Cnr mains Road, +61 7 3344-3288- located at the Sunnybank Plaza business precinct. .One of the most renowned and popular Chinese restaurants in Brisbane, notably for its well done authentic yum cha.
  • Sakura - has franchises located in Coorparoo and Highgate Hill.^ One of the most renowned and popular Chinese restaurants in Brisbane [¤] , notably for its well done authentic yum cha.
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    ^ One of the most popular and busiest restaurants in the Southbank precinct.
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    ^ Sakura - has franchises located in Coorparoo and Highgate Hill.
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    .Excellent authentic Japanese food at reasonable prices.
  • Sitar [107] - right next to Bespoke in the Albion area.^ Excellent authentic Japanese food at reasonable prices.
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    ^ Sitar [113] - right next to Bespoke in the Albion area.
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    ^ Good authentic Vietnamese food at a reasonable price.
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    .Award-winning Indian restaurant that has franchises in suburbs like West End and New Farm.
  • Garuva Hidden Tranquillity Restaurant, 324 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, +61 732 160 124, [108].^ Award-winning Indian restaurant that has franchises in suburbs like West End and New Farm.
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    ^ Garuva Hidden Tranquility Restaurant , 324 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 732 160 124 , [114] .
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    ^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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    7 days, 6PM til midnight. .In Fortitude Valley, only one train station away from Central.^ In Fortitude Valley, only one train station away from Central.
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    ^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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    ^ Trains in Greater Brisbane [¤] run along radial lines from Central and Roma Street Stations.
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    .Specialises in Asian food, but come for the atmosphere!^ Specialises in asian food, but come for the atmosphere!
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    .Low-lighting, floor seating and ambient music make this the most intimate restaurant in Brisbane, and every table is enclosed by a sheer curtain.^ Low-lighting, floor seating and ambient music make this the most intimate restaurant in Brisbane [¤] , and every table is enclosed by a sheer curtain.
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    ^ Oxford 152 152 Oxford st, +61 7 3899 2026 [117] - one of Brisbane [¤] 's most popular suburban restaurant/bar (they brew their own beer!
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    ^ One of the most renowned and popular Chinese restaurants in Brisbane [¤] , notably for its well done authentic yum cha.
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    .Bar as well, cheap cocktails Fri and Sat before 7PM. $20.
    ^ Bar as well, cheap cocktails Fri and Sat before 7PM. $20 .
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Cafés

West End
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  • The Gunshop Cafe 53 Mollison St, +61 7 3844-2241– Possibly the best French toast in the city!^ The Gunshop Cafe 53 Mollison St, +61 7 3844 2241– Possibly the best french toast in the city!
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    ^ Three Monkeys 58 Mollison St– Throughout the groundfloor and garden of a converted house, this eclectic cafe is an enchanting maze of exotic furniture, fabrics and nooks.
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    ^ Fatboys Cafe 323 Brunswick St, +61 7 3252 3789- The cafe portion of Ric's Bar, on Brunswick St Mall.
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    .Always busy so be prepared to queue and not open on Sunday.^ Always busy so be prepared to queue and not open on Sunday.
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    .Fantastic coffee to boot.
  • Paladar Cnr Fish Lane & Merivale Street– Devised by connoisseur Filip Pilioras, Paladar Fumior Salon is a must for lovers of Cuban coffee, culture and cigars.^ Fantastic coffee to boot.
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    ^ Paladar Cnr Fish Lane & Merivale Street– Devised by connoisseur Filip Pilioras, Paladar Fumior Salon is a must for lovers of Cuban coffee, culture and cigars.
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    ^ Despite having a small street frontage and being tucked away off a main street (Merivale St on the corner of Fish Lane) the bright red exterior makes it easy to find once you are in the area.
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    .Despite having a small street frontage and being tucked away off a main street (Merivale St on the corner of Fish Lane) the bright red exterior makes it easy to find once you are in the area.
  • Three Monkeys 58 Mollison St– Throughout the ground floor and garden of a converted house, this eclectic cafe is an enchanting maze of exotic furniture, fabrics and nooks.^ Three Monkeys 58 Mollison St– Throughout the groundfloor and garden of a converted house, this eclectic cafe is an enchanting maze of exotic furniture, fabrics and nooks.
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    ^ Despite having a small street frontage and being tucked away off a main street (Merivale St on the corner of Fish Lane) the bright red exterior makes it easy to find once you are in the area.
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    ^ Paladar Cnr Fish Lane & Merivale Street– Devised by connoisseur Filip Pilioras, Paladar Fumior Salon is a must for lovers of Cuban coffee, culture and cigars.
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    .A Brisbane icon for over 20 years, you can enjoy meals, desserts and of course, tea and coffee, here 7 days a week.^ A Brisbane [¤] icon for over 20 years, you can enjoy meals, desserts and of course, tea and coffee, here 7 days a week.
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    ^ Open 7 days a week from 10AM - 10PM, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 years and under, $2 for children aged between one and three.
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    ^ Open 7 days, from 9AM-4PM, sit over the water enjoying a drink, dessert or meal and admire Moreton Bay.
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    .Not to be missed!
  • The Fox Hotel Melbourne St, +61 7 3844-2883– Featuring a number of wonderful art deco bars and a signature restaurant serving true Italian ristorante style cuisine, luxurious banquet seating, opening roof and euro-style street side dining.
  • Uber 100 Boundary Street– Offering sumptuous dining, tantalising cocktail creations and an assorted mix of music.^ Uber 100 Boundary Street– Offering sumptuous dining, tantalising cocktail creations and an assorted mix of music.
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    ^ The Fox Hotel Melbourne [¤] St, +61 7 3844 2883– Featuring a number of wonderful art deco bars and a signature restaurant serving true Italian ristorante style cuisine, luxurious banquet seating, opening roof and euro-style street side dining.
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    ^ Ahmet's Turkish Restaurant +61 7 3846 6699 - Located on Little Stanley St, multi award-winning Turkish restaurant including the RCQ Best Themed Restaurant in Brisbane [¤] , features belly dancers on weekends.
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    .Uber is the ideal starting point (or destination for that matter) for a night out.
  • Lychee Lounge 94 Boundary Street– Inspired by the neighbourhoods pre- and post-war housing and vibrant art sub-culture, the Lychee Lounge offers Asian-inspired bites and wicked cocktails.^ Uber is the ideal starting point (or destination for that matter) for a night out.
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    ^ Lychee Lounge 94 Boundary Street– Inspired by the neighbourhoods pre- and post-war housing and vibrant art sub-culture, the Lychee Lounge offers Asian-inspired bites and wicked cocktails.
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    ^ Friendly bar, live music 5 nights a week, from reggae to funk, jazz & blues & dance - check out the many local acts Uber [134] 100 Boundary St- opulent, sophisticated & funky restaurant/bar/lounge/dancefloor.
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    It’s the perfect place to refuel with a lychee-infused martini at the start of another fabulous weekend.
  • The JoYnT 48 Montague Road - This little coffee shop in south brisbane is the new meeting place for those wanting to escape the mainstream coffee strips.
Teneriffe
  • Salon 110 Macquarie Street– Salon offers an intimate euro-chic ambience, delicious food and an extensive international wine list with over 20 available by the glass.
  • Blowfly 110 Macquarie Street– Blowfly is quirky and intimate and offers a modern take on the traditional Australian BBQ and has a large alfresco dining area.
  • London Club 38 Vernon Terrace– Blending chill beats, contemporary food and a young, casual vibe with Victorian era lushness and grandpa chic décor.
New Farm
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  • Campos [109] 11 Wandoo St, +61 7 3252-3612– This Sydney-based café/roastery recently expanded operations to Brisbane.^ Campos [115] 11 Wandoo St, +61 7 3252 3612– This Sydney-based café/roastery recently expanded operations to Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ Green Tea Restaurant 31 Duncan St, +61 7 3252 4855 - on Duncan St in Chinatown mall.
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    ^ Oxford 152 152 Oxford st, +61 7 3899 2026 [117] - one of Brisbane [¤] 's most popular suburban restaurant/bar (they brew their own beer!
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    .Located behind the popular Fresh on James Street markets.^ Located behind the popular Fresh on James Street markets.
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    ^ It is located a short walk from James St market Rumours of an attached grocery section are false.
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    ^ James Street Market [89] - not a restaurant, but a yuppie grocery where you will find all the food and drink you need to bring with you in the bush.
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    But please note that you cannot access this directly from James St Market you need to go around the complex to get there is a sign that points you the way.
Wynnum/Manly
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  • Jetty Kiosk Hidden gem of a cafe owned by the Port of Brisbane.^ Jetty Kiosk Hidden gem of a cafe owned by the Port of Brisbane [¤] .
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    .Tucked away behind the Manly Baths swimming pool on the William Gunn Jetty, Manly Esplanade.^ Tucked away behind the Manly Baths swimming pool on the William Gunn Jetty, Manly Esplanade.
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    Open 7 days, from 9AM-4PM, sit over the water enjoying a drink, dessert or meal and admire Moreton Bay. .Very well-priced and so peaceful.
  • Cafe da Vinci 50 Cambridge Parade, Manly, +61 7 3396-2069. Sit on the wooden deck of this bayside cafe and admire the harbour.^ Cafe da Vinci 50 Cambridge Parade, Manly, +61 7 3396 2069.
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    ^ Sit on the wooden deck of this bayside cafe and admire the harbour.
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    ^ Very well priced and so peaceful.
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    .Serves drinks, meals (great breakfasts) and desserts.^ Serves drinks, meals (great breakfasts) and desserts.
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    ^ Open 7 days, from 9AM-4PM, sit over the water enjoying a drink, dessert or meal and admire Moreton Bay.
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    Open 7 days, dinner only on Thu, Fri and Sat.

Drink

.Brisbane's drinking and nightlife scene is separated into some distinct areas.^ Brisbane [¤] 's drinking and nightlife scene is separated into some distinct areas.
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^ The Fortitude Valley is a unique area of Brisbane [¤] catering to the Live Music Scene .
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.Anyone planning a night on the town should be aware that after 3AM no more patrons are allowed into pubs and clubs.^ Anyone planning a night on the town should be aware that after 3AM no more patrons are allowed into pubs and clubs.
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.This is a safety measure, coupled with increased security presence at taxi ranks.^ This is a safety measure, coupled with increased security presence at Taxi ranks.
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.Additionally, smokers should beware of strict anti-smoking regulations.^ Additionally, smokers should beware of strict anti-smoking regulations.
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.Smoking is now banned in 'all areas where food & drink is served', both indoors and outdoors.^ Smoking is now banned in 'all areas where food & drink is served', both indoors & outdoors.
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^ This means that Smoking is banned in all Hotels , clubs, & cafes except in designated Smoking areas.
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^ James Street Market [89] - not a restaurant, but a yuppie grocery where you will find all the food and drink you need to bring with you in the bush.
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.This means that smoking is banned in all hotels, clubs, and cafés except in designated smoking areas.^ This means that Smoking is banned in all Hotels , clubs, & cafes except in designated Smoking areas.
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^ Smoking is now banned in 'all areas where food & drink is served', both indoors & outdoors.
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Suburban

Toowong:
  • Regatta [110] (adjacent to the Regatta CityCat terminal) - expect a wait to get in on Thur, Fri and Sat nights, but a must-go for the best sessions on Wed and Sun nights when the venue is completely taken by students
  • Royal Exchange (RE) Hotel 10 High St, +61 7 3371-2555 - generally a good, down-to-earth pub, more so than the Regatta, which tends to cater to a slightly trendier crowd
.Both Regatta and the RE have reputations (which they more than live up) as student haunts, being located reasonably close to the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland.^ Regatta [116] ( adjacent to the Regatta CityCat terminal ) - expect a wait to get in on Thur, Fri and Sat nights, but a must-go for the best sessions on Wed and Sun nights when the venue is completely taken by students Royal Exchange (RE) Hotel 10 High St, +61 7 3371 2555- generally a good, down to earth pub, more so than the Regatta which tends to cater to a slightly trendier crowd Both Regatta and the RE have reputations (which they more than live up) as student haunts, being located reasonably close to the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland .
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^ Bar Merlo [73] - located in various outlets throughout the city, their first being opened in the QUT Gardens Point campus.
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Bulimba:
.Catch a citycat to Bulimba for some trendy shopping on popular Oxford Street, great cafes, hip bars or for a picnic in the park.^ Catch a CityCat to Bulimba for some trendy shopping on popular Oxford Street, great cafes, hip bars or for a picnic in the park.
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^ A popular makeout spot with a great view and good but overpriced cafe and restaurant.
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^ Barsoma [121] 22 Constance St- trendy little bar tucked away on Constance Street (off Ann st) offers great cuisine & an array of delicious (& creative) cocktails.
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  • Oxford 152 [111] 152 Oxford St, +61 7 3899-2026 - one of Brisbane's most popular suburban restaurant/bar.
Woolloongabba
.
  • Chalk Hotel [112] 735 Stanley St, +61 7 3896-6565 - a prominent Brisbane hotel since converted into extremely popular, multi-million dollar, modern southside bar/restaurant.^ The Fox Hotel Melbourne [¤] St, +61 7 3844 2883– Featuring a number of wonderful art deco bars and a signature restaurant serving true Italian ristorante style cuisine, luxurious banquet seating, opening roof and euro-style street side dining.
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    ^ The Lure [99] 28 McDougall St, +61 7 3369 9955- at the Coro Hotel on Milton Road, one of the most highly awarded seafood restaurants in Australia .
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    ^ Cloud 9 Backpackers Resort 350 Upper Roma St, +61 7 3236 2333‎– new, modern, industrial-space conversion.
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    .Very popular on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as during/after matches at the nearby Gabba Stadium or special events at South Bank.
  • Belgian Beer Cafe 169 Mary St– caters for a slightly more upmarket clientele, with a "gourmet" or "boutique" style to its all-Belgian-sourced beers, also serves meals, with a particular favourite being traditional Belgian mussels.
  • Union Jack's 127 Charlotte St- The most popular student spot in the city with inexpensive drink cards and mainstream alternative music.
  • The Port Office Hotel 38 Edward St- Trendy bar downstairs dance floor upstairs popular spot in Brisbane.^ Rydges South Bank Hotel .
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    ^ Mantra South Bank Hotel .
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    .Crowed with students on Thursday.
  • Caesars Adelaide St- new nightclub featuring R'n'B style music.
  • Rosie's Live On Edward Street between Queen and Adelaide Streets - catering to the metal and alternative music scene, frequently featuring local and international live bands.
  • Criterion Tavern 239 George St - newly renovated bar, recommended for those who are looking for a quick beer and some country music.
  • Down Under Bar 308 Edward St - if you are studying in Brisbane or just backpacking, this is perfect bar for meeting people of other nationalities.^ Search for some other city Personal World Clock - shows just the cities you need Meeting Planner - find a suitable time for an international meeting Time Zone Converter - Convert time between two time zones.
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    ^ The Treasury Casino, Brisbane River and Queen Street Mall are all just steps away.
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    ^ And myriad malls in Brisbane including Queen Street Mall , The Myer Center, The Wintergarden, Queens Plaza, and Brisbane Arcade are truly a shoppers' delight.
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    .Delightfully cheap and nasty.
  • Exchange Hotel 131 Edward St – is somewhat popular with a wide, although decidedly young, demographic, including students, young professionals and tourists, who all stream in after cheap drinks finish at the nearby Victory and Port Office hotels, usually around 11 to midnight.^ Exchange Hotel 131 Edward St– is somewhat popular with a wide, although decidedly young, demographic, including students, young professionals and tourists, who all stream in after cheap drinks finish at the nearby Victory and Port Office Hotels , usually around 11 to midnight.
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    ^ Union Jack's 127 Charlotte St- The most popular student spot in the city with inexpensive drink cards and mainstream alternative music.
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    ^ Alhambra Lounge [119] 12 McLachlan St- Very stylish interior with a modern Arabic/Spanish theme, young professional and student crowd, good atmosphere and excellent cocktails.
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    Newly renovated with stylish interior and 2nd floor open roof bar.
  • Fridays 123 Eagle Street - a very popular nightclub which also features dining (not recommended after 10PM)
  • Anise - 697 Brunswick St. Promotional price range from $5 to $10. Near the corner of Barker and Brunswick St in New Farm- this great restaurant has an extensive range of French, Spanish and Swiss absinthe available
  • O'Malley's Irish Pub - beneath the Queen Street Mall (Winter Garden centre)- this Irish Pub is the perfect place in Brisbane to dine and then enjoy a Guinness beer; open till 3AM
  • Sportsman Hotel - [113] 130 Leicherdt St - Commonly called "Sporty's", this gay and lesbian pub has two bars upstairs and one private members bar downstairs. .Lunch and dinner are served.^ Lunch and dinner are served.
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    Drag shows and karaoke on certain nights.

Fortitude Valley

.The Fortitude Valley is a unique area of Brisbane catering to the live music scene.^ The Fortitude Valley is a unique area of Brisbane [¤] catering to the Live Music Scene .
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^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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^ All of Brisbane [¤] ’s urban villages do things a little differently, from Australia ’s premier Live Music Scene in The Valley to exclusive world class exhibitions at Australia ’s largest Gallery of Modern Art to the natural splendour of Moreton Bay and the Scenic Rim, Brisbane enjoys a lifestyle that the world envies.
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.A large number of Brisbane's hippest clubs are located here.^ A large number of Brisbane's hippest clubs are located here.
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.Through the 1960s and 70s it was seen as Brisbane's bohemian hub and has maintained a certain degree of that reputation.^ Through the 1960s and 70s it was seen as Brisbane's bohemian hub and has maintained a certain degree of that reputation and street cred.
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.More recently it is sometimes thought of as being one of the more dangerous areas of the city but this attitude is changing as the area becomes more popular and hence, safer.^ More recently it is sometimes thought of as being one of the more dangerous areas of the city but this attitude is changing as the area becomes more popular and hence, safer.
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.This however has had an adverse affect on the area's creative vibe as locals turn their back on the area, forcing the creative epicentre of Brisbane to other areas of the city such as West End and Paddington.^ This however has had an adverse affect on the area's creative vibe as locals turn their back on the area, forcing the creative epicentre of Brisbane to other areas of the city such as West End and Paddington .
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^ It’s a positive attitude and creative confidence that makes Brisbane [¤] a genuine new-world city.
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^ There are two terminals at Brisbane [¤] Airport, International and Domestic, but confusingly some domestic flights leave from the International Terminal and some international flights (via other Australian cities) leave from the Domestic Terminal!
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.As with anywhere, simple common sense, caution and courtesy will keep you out of harm's way.^ As with anywhere, simple common sense, caution and courtesy will keep you out of harm's way.
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^ In most cases being aware of your environment and using common sense will keep you safe.
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.
  • Alhambra Lounge [114] 12 McLachlan St - Very stylish interior with a modern Arabic/Spanish theme, young professional and student crowd, good atmosphere and excellent cocktails.^ Alhambra Lounge [119] 12 McLachlan St- Very stylish interior with a modern Arabic/Spanish theme, young professional and student crowd, good atmosphere and excellent cocktails.
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    ^ Saville [155] 161 Grey St, +61 7 3305 2500- South Bank - new, modern, brash & very stylish.
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    ^ Birdee Num Num [122] 608 Ann St- OK atmosphere, mainly student and backpacker clientele.
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    .Various styles of house music.^ Various styles of house music.
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    .Located right next door to The Family.
  • Bank - Vault Lounge [115] Ann St - Party Bar, OK atmosphere, recently renovated, the Vault Lounge is perfect for functions.^ Bank - Vault Lounge [120] Ann St- Party Bar, OK atmosphere, recently renovated, the Vault Lounge is perfect for functions.
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    ^ Located right next door to The Family .
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    ^ SSS BBQ Barns [83] 570 Queen St, +61 7 3839 1162 - located on the corner of Queen & Ann St. Great steaks, ribs, shanks.
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    Outdoor seating available, woodfire pizza and pasta.
  • Barsoma [116] 22 Constance St - Trendy little bar tucked away on Constance Street (off Ann St) offers great cuisine & an array of delicious (& creative) cocktails. .On some nights it plays alternative dance music parties.
  • The Beat [117] 677 Ann St - Downstairs has three dance areas dedicated to hardcore/rave, electro and popular music, upstairs is gay (generally a younger crowd than the Wickham) & has two dance floors & a beer garden
  • Birdee Num Num [118] 608 Ann St - OK atmosphere, mainly student and backpacker clientele.^ Birdee Num Num [122] 608 Ann St- OK atmosphere, mainly student and backpacker clientele.
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    ^ On some nights it plays alternative dance music parties.
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    ^ The Beat 677 Ann St - Downstairs has three dance areas dedicated to hardcore/rave, electro and popular music, upstairs is gay (generally a younger crowd than the Wickham) & has two dance floors & a beer garden The Empire [127] 339 Brunswick St- alternative dance club, nice long balcony overlooking busy Brunswick Street, a few levels, less pretentious but darker than other dance clubs in Brisbane [¤] although no less expensive.
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    .Commercial dance music.
  • Bowery Bar [119] 676 Ann St - A small & chic New York inspired bar.^ Commercial dance music.
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    ^ Bowery Bar 676 Ann St- a small & chic New York inspired bar.
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    ^ Bank - Vault Lounge [120] Ann St- Party Bar, OK atmosphere, recently renovated, the Vault Lounge is perfect for functions.
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    Formal/Smart dress code. .Amazing cocktails.
  • Cloudland [120] 641 Ann St - Recently opened mega club on Ann Street with a retractable roof, 10 metre waterfall, 5,000 plants and a glass bar made from 17,000 glass balls threaded by hand.^ Cloudland 641 Ann Street- Recently opened mega club on Ann Street with a retractable roof, 10 metre waterfall, 5,000 plants and a Glass Bar made from 17,000 glass balls threaded by hand.
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    ^ The Fox Hotel Melbourne [¤] St, +61 7 3844 2883– Featuring a number of wonderful art deco bars and a signature restaurant serving true Italian ristorante style cuisine, luxurious banquet seating, opening roof and euro-style street side dining.
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    ^ Bank - Vault Lounge [120] Ann St- Party Bar, OK atmosphere, recently renovated, the Vault Lounge is perfect for functions.
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    .Caters to a very upmarket, sophisticated crowd, so wearing your trendiest clothes is a must to get in.
  • Club 299 299 Brunswick St - Fantastic if you enjoy metal, emo or any kind of alternative music.
  • The Empire [121] 339 Brunswick St - alternative dance club, nice long balcony overlooking busy Brunswick Street, a few levels, less pretentious but darker than other dance clubs in Brisbane although no less expensive.
  • The Family [122] 8 McLachlan St – A bit pricey to get in, but it's one of the biggest club in Brisbane and has great music and atmosphere.^ The Family [128] ( top end of the Brunswick Street Mall )– is a bit pricey to get in, but it's one of the biggest club in Brisbane [¤] and has great music and atmosphere.
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    ^ The Met 256 Wickham Street– The newest and biggest club in Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ Club 299 299 Brunswick Street, - Fantastic if you enjoy metal, emo or any kind of alternative music.
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    .Decor is now outdated to other clubs, but still attracts large crowds; Sunday nights (fluffy) are gay.
  • Glass Bar [123] 420 Brunswick St - Vibrant atmosphere, small restaurant & bar/lounge, really expensive drinks.
  • GPO [124] 740 Ann St - Bar and nightclub situated in a former Post Office on Ann Street; trendy spot with great tunes.
  • The Met [125] 256 Wickham St – The biggest club in Brisbane.^ GPO 740 Ann St- bar and nightclub situated in a former Post Office on Ann Street; trendy spot with great tunes.
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    ^ The Press Club 339 Brunswick St- small club with large lounges to stretch out on.
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    ^ The Met 256 Wickham Street– The newest and biggest club in Brisbane [¤] .
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    .Host to many international DJs.^ Host to many internationl DJ's.
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    .Amazing decor with great attention to detail.^ Amazing decor with great attention to detail.
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    .Many different rooms to explore.^ Many different rooms to explore.
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    .Although a bit expensive, a huge variety of different types of people inside.
  • Monastery [126] 621 Ann St - Top dance club in Brisbane plays house and Electro/Electronic.^ Although a bit expensive, a huge vary of different types of people inside.
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    ^ Monastery [124] 621 Ann St- Top dance club in Brisbane [¤] plays house and Electro/Electronica.
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    ^ The Beat 677 Ann St - Downstairs has three dance areas dedicated to hardcore/rave, electro and popular music, upstairs is gay (generally a younger crowd than the Wickham) & has two dance floors & a beer garden The Empire [127] 339 Brunswick St- alternative dance club, nice long balcony overlooking busy Brunswick Street, a few levels, less pretentious but darker than other dance clubs in Brisbane [¤] although no less expensive.
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    .Small but action packed.^ Small but action packed.
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    .Freshly renovated interior.
  • The Press Club [127] 339 Brunswick St - Small club with large lounges to stretch out on.^ The Press Club 339 Brunswick St- small club with large lounges to stretch out on.
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    ^ Freshly renovated interior.
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    ^ The Sunbar Restaurant Lounge [129] 367 Brunswick St- modern and stylish ambience, strict door entry conditions regarding clothing and shoes.
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    .Host to funky Jazz blended with dance music.
  • Rics [128] 321 Brunswick St - Live music most nights.^ Rics 321 Brunswick st - live music most nights.
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    ^ Host to funky Jazz blended with dance music.
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    ^ Friendly bar, live music 5 nights a week, from reggae to funk, jazz & blues & dance - check out the many local acts Uber [134] 100 Boundary St- opulent, sophisticated & funky restaurant/bar/lounge/dancefloor.
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    .The Valley's hipster institution.^ The Valley's hipster institution.
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    .Venue also includes "Fatboys Cafe", which is a popular restaurant serving breakfast, steaks, pizza and pasta.
  • Royal George (RG) Hotel [129] 327 Brunswick St - Large Beer garden in the Brunswick St Mall, great atmosphere, great food deals most nights.
  • Spanish Tapas Bar [130] 455 Brunswick St - The only authentic Spanish Restaurant in Brisbane that embraces the Spanish food and Culture.^ Spanish Tapas Bar [126] 455 Brunswick St- The only authentic Spanish Restaurant in Brisbane [¤] that embraces the Spanish food and Culture.
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    ^ Fatboys Cafe 323 Brunswick St, +61 7 3252 3789- The cafe portion of Ric's Bar, on Brunswick St Mall.
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    ^ Royal George (RG) Hotel [125] 327 Brunswick St- Large Beer garden in the Brunswick St Mall, great atmosphere, great food deals most nights.
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    The Sangria is excellent.
  • The Tivoli [131] 52 Costin St - Not a nightclub but a venue for touring artists. Has a very relaxed, noir-styled interior with sizable floor space and a mezzanine. Highly rated venue amongst locals. .Check the web site for upcoming shows.
  • The Wickham [132] 308 Wickham St - A gay & lesbian dance club with outdoor seating, drag shows most nights
  • x&y Bar [133] 648 Ann St - One of the least pretentious venues in The Valley.^ The Wickham [130] 308 Wickham St - A gay & lesbian dance club with outdoor seating, drag shows most nights The Zoo [131] 711 Ann St– This live music venue is almost more Brisbane [¤] than the river.
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    ^ Drag shows and karaoke on certain nights.
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    ^ Friendly bar, live music 5 nights a week, from reggae to funk, jazz & blues & dance - check out the many local acts Uber [134] 100 Boundary St- opulent, sophisticated & funky restaurant/bar/lounge/dancefloor.
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    .There is no strict clothing policy and you're likely to get in so long as you're wearing shoes, long pants and a shirt.^ The Sunbar Restaurant Lounge [129] 367 Brunswick St- modern and stylish ambience, strict door entry conditions regarding clothing and shoes.
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    ^ There is no access to the airport terminals, and it would be too far to walk, even if you could.
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    Has a variety of music from live bands, DJs and special events.
  • The Zoo [134] 711 Ann St – This live music venue is almost more Brisbane than the river. .Indie rock, hipsters and that whitey dreadlock vibe.
  • Zuri [135] 367 Brunswick St - Upmarket ambience, strict door entry conditions regarding clothing and shoes.^ The Sunbar Restaurant Lounge [129] 367 Brunswick St- modern and stylish ambience, strict door entry conditions regarding clothing and shoes.
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    ^ Indie rock, hipsters and that whitey dreadlock vibe.
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    .Male to Female ratio strictly enforced.^ Male to Female ratio strictly enforced.
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    Quite expensive drinks.

West End

.Less crowded than 'the valley' or the city, this bohemian district popular with locals offers a few hip clubs, intimate restaurants and a very laid back atmosphere.^ Very popular cafe restaurant and deli.
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^ Less crowded than 'the valley' or the city, this bohemian district popular with locals offers a few hip clubs, intimate restaurants and a very laid back atmosphere.
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^ Lychee Lounge [132] 94 Boundary St- intimate setting, sensual cocktails, beautiful crowd Pavillion Bar 123 Boundary St- laid back atmosphere, great for a Sunday afternoon, enjoy a game of pool or sit al fresco & people watch Tongue & Groove [133] 63 Hardgrave Rd- restaurant & bar offering a cosmopolitan menu catering for vegeterians.
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Check out:
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  • Lychee Lounge [136] 94 Boundary St - intimate setting, sensual cocktails, beautiful crowd
  • Pavillion Bar 123 Boundary St - laid back atmosphere, great for a Sunday afternoon, enjoy a game of pool or sit al fresco & people watch
  • Tongue & Groove [137] 63 Hardgrave Rd - restaurant & bar offering a cosmopolitan menu catering for vegetarians.^ Lychee Lounge [132] 94 Boundary St- intimate setting, sensual cocktails, beautiful crowd Pavillion Bar 123 Boundary St- laid back atmosphere, great for a Sunday afternoon, enjoy a game of pool or sit al fresco & people watch Tongue & Groove [133] 63 Hardgrave Rd- restaurant & bar offering a cosmopolitan menu catering for vegeterians.
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    ^ Friendly bar, live music 5 nights a week, from reggae to funk, jazz & blues & dance - check out the many local acts Uber [134] 100 Boundary St- opulent, sophisticated & funky restaurant/bar/lounge/dancefloor.
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    ^ Lychee Lounge 94 Boundary Street– Inspired by the neighbourhoods pre- and post-war housing and vibrant art sub-culture, the Lychee Lounge offers Asian-inspired bites and wicked cocktails.
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    .Friendly bar, live music 5 nights a week, from reggae to funk, jazz & blues & dance - check out the many local acts
  • Uber [138] 100 Boundary St - opulent, sophisticated & funky restaurant/bar/lounge/dancefloor.^ Friendly bar, live music 5 nights a week, from reggae to funk, jazz & blues & dance - check out the many local acts Uber [134] 100 Boundary St- opulent, sophisticated & funky restaurant/bar/lounge/dancefloor.
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    ^ Host to funky Jazz blended with dance music.
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    ^ Rics 321 Brunswick st - live music most nights.
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    nice spot, popular with working professionals
The Palace Backpackers hostel, as seen from Central Station
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The Palace Backpackers hostel, as seen from Central Station
  • Birdee Num Num, +61 7 3257-3644, [139].^ Tinbilly's Tinbilly Backpackers [137] 446 George St, +61 7 3238 5888‎– A Nomads Hostel with big ensuite rooms, and good lounge/TV facilities...
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    ^ Birdee Num Num [122] 608 Ann St- OK atmosphere, mainly student and backpacker clientele.
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    ^ The Palace Backpackers Hostel 308 Edward St, +61 7 3211 2433- huge hostel with a very social vibe in a super-central location.
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    .608 Ann St, - modern, clean, very popular, swimming pool, and one of Brisbane's popular (but more expensive) night clubs  edit
  • City Backpackers 380 Upper Roma St, +61 7 3211-3221– clean, relaxed hostel with a pool and friendly staff.
  • Cloud 9 Backpackers Resort 350 Upper Roma St, +61 7 3236-2333‎– new, modern, industrial-space conversion.
  • Tinbilly's Tinbilly Backpackers [140] 446 George St, +61 7 3238-5888‎– A Nomads Hostel with big ensuite rooms, and good lounge/TV facilities.
  • Base Central Backpackers 308 Edward St, +61 7 3211-2433‎– Formerly Palace Central Backpackers, a large hostel right across the street from Central Station.^ The Palace Backpackers Hostel 308 Edward St, +61 7 3211 2433- huge hostel with a very social vibe in a super-central location.
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    ^ Birdee Num Num [135] 608 Ann St, +61 7 3257 3644- modern, clean, very popular, swimming pool, and one of Brisbane [¤] 's popular (but more expensive) night clubs City Backpackers 380 Upper Roma St, +61 7 3211 3221– clean, relaxed hostel with a pool and friendly staff.
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    ^ Brisbane [¤] City YHA [138] 392 Upper Roma St, +16 7 3236 1004– three locations in the Brisbane area, this one is very near Roma Street Station.
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    .It's on the older side, but has a very fun, vibrant and young atmosphere.^ It's on the older side, but has a very fun, vibrant and young atmosphere...
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    .And it's right over the Down Under Bar, so you haven't far to stumble home.^ And it's right over the Down Under Bar , so you haven't far to stumble home.
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    ^ Down Under Bar 308 Edward St- if you are studying in Brisbane [¤] or just backpacking, this is perfect bar for meeting people of other nationalities.
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    .Can be loud and very party-oriented, but it's a great spot to meet people.
  • Brisbane Backpackers Resort, +61 7 3844-9956, [141].^ Can be loud and very party-oriented, but it's a great spot to meet people.
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    ^ Cloud 9 Backpackers Resort 350 Upper Roma St, +61 7 3236 2333‎– new, modern, industrial-space conversion.
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    ^ The Palace Backpackers Hostel 308 Edward St, +61 7 3211 2433- huge hostel with a very social vibe in a super-central location.
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    .110 Vulture St, ‎– offers free pick-up from transit centre or airport, and free bus to & from city every hour.  edit
  • Brisbane City YHA, +61 7 3236-1004, [142].^ Brisbane [¤] Backpackers Resort [139] 110 Vulture St, +61 7 3844 9956‎– offers free pick-up from transit centre or airpot, and free bus to & from city every hour.
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    ^ Cloud 9 Backpackers Resort 350 Upper Roma St, +61 7 3236 2333‎– new, modern, industrial-space conversion.
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    ^ Campos [115] 11 Wandoo St, +61 7 3252 3612– This Sydney-based café/roastery recently expanded operations to Brisbane [¤] .
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    .392 Upper Roma St, – three locations in the Brisbane area, this one is very near Roma Street Station.  edit
  • Moreton Bay Backpackers Lodge, +61 7 3396-3824, [143].^ Central or Roma Street railway stations.
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    ^ Brisbane [¤] City YHA [138] 392 Upper Roma St, +16 7 3236 1004– three locations in the Brisbane area, this one is very near Roma Street Station.
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    ^ E'cco Bistro [75] 100 Boundary St, +61 7 3831 8344 - Founded and run by the internationally renowned and acclaimed chef Philip Johnson, it is one of the best restaurants in Brisbane [¤] and Australia-wide.
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    .45 Cambridge Parade, ‎– Lovely hostel situated next to the ocean, in the bayside suburb of Manly, only a 20 minute train ride from the Brisbane CBD. Walk along the waterfront, enjoy the cafe culture and explore the islands off the coast of Brisbane.^ Moreton Bay Backpackers Lodge [140] 45 Cambridge Parade, +61 7 3396 3824‎– Lovely hostel situated next to the ocean, in the bayside suburb of Manly, only a 20 minute train ride from the Brisbane [¤] CBD. Walk along the waterfront, enjoy the cafe culture and explore the islands off the coast of Brisbane.
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    ^ La Dolce Vita 20 Park Rd, +61 7 3368 3805- next to Rue de Paris , great Italian cafe Rue de Paris 30 Park Rd, +61 7 3368 2600- Brisbane [¤] 's Eiffel Tower , another great cafe Royal Thai Orchid [98] 45 Little Cribb St, +61 7 3229 2588- popular Thai restaurant on Little Cribb St off Park Road.
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    ^ Cafe da Vinci 50 Cambridge Parade, Manly, +61 7 3396 2069.
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    .Best place for organising activities like surfing, sailing, fishing and diving.^ Best place for organising activities like Surfing , sailing, fishing and diving.
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    Dorms and private rooms, internet access, airport and train transfers.
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Hotels

.Brisbane hotels are listed in alphabetical order.^ Brisbane [¤] Hotels are listed in alphabetical order.
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  • Albion Manor Apartments and Motel, 402 Sandgate Road, (Cnr Sandgate Road & Camden Street), Albion, 1800 247 447 or +61 7 3256-0444, [144].^ Albion Manor Apartments and Motel , 402 Sandgate Road, (Cnr Sandgate Road & Camden Street), Albion , ☎ 1800 247 447 or +61 7 3256 0444 , [141] .
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    ^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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    ^ Albion Manor offers spacious studio apartment that are designed to delivery comfort and convenience.
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    .Albion Manor offers spacious studio apartment that are designed to delivery comfort and convenience. Best rates on official website start at $105.^ Best rates on official website start at AU$105 .
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    ^ Albion Manor offers spacious studio apartment that are designed to delivery comfort and convenience.
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    ^ Best rates on official website start at AU$38 .
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  • Central Brunswick Hotel, 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, +61 7 3852-1411 (fax: +61 7 3852-1015), [145].^ Mint Indian Gourmet +61 7 3252 0300 - on Brunswick St near the Central Brunswick precinct.
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    ^ Central Brunswick offers spacious apartments close to Chinatown, just minutes from the CBD area of downtown Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ The Family [128] ( top end of the Brunswick Street Mall )– is a bit pricey to get in, but it's one of the biggest club in Brisbane [¤] and has great music and atmosphere.
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    .Central Brunswick offers spacious apartments close to Chinatown, just minutes from the CBD area of downtown Brisbane. Best rates on official website start at $38.^ Best rates on official website start at AU$38 .
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    ^ Central Brunswick offers spacious apartments close to Chinatown, just minutes from the CBD area of downtown Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ Best rates on official website start at AU$105 .
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  • Golden Chain Motels - Brisbane, [146].^ Central Brunswick offers spacious apartments close to Chinatown, just minutes from the CBD area of downtown Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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    ^ Golden Chain Motels - Brisbane [¤] [143] has many locations in Brisbane and surrounding area serving quality accommodation at affordable prices.
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    .has many locations in Brisbane and surrounding area serving quality accommodation at affordable prices.^ Golden Chain Motels - Brisbane [¤] [143] has many locations in Brisbane and surrounding area serving quality accommodation at affordable prices.
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    ^ Getting around the city and the surrounding areas is easy thanks to the many cycle paths along the river.
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    ^ Many of the roads in Brisbane [¤] Central Business District (CBD) are one-way, making driving in this area complicated for people not familiar with the layout.
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    .View a Map of Brisbane [147]  edit
  • Greenslopes Motor Inn in Brisbane (Greenslopes), +61 7 3394-3066 (fax: +61 7 3394-2936), [148].^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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    .389 Cornwall Street (Cnr Dansie St) - Greenslopes, QLD 4120 | | Toll free 1 800 441 14466 - 18 rooms, easy access off the Pacific Highway, plenty of off-street parking.^ Despite having a small street frontage and being tucked away off a main street (Merivale St on the corner of Fish Lane) the bright red exterior makes it easy to find once you are in the area.
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    ^ Pane e Vino [78]Albert St, +61 7 3220 0044 - great Italian restaurant on Albert Street with pastas and mains between $18 and $34.
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    .Nearby are - The Gabba, South Bank, The Brisbane Convention Centre, Greenslopes and Princess Alexandra Hospitals, The Casino, Carindale Shopping Centre, Suncorp Stadium and Garden City.^ Brisbane [¤] 's largest shopping centre.
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    ^ Most reputable car hire companies have offices located at Brisbane [¤] Airport, and in the city centre.
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    ^ Brisbane , Australia's third largest city is located in South-East Queensland.
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    Walk to Stone's Corner. Quality Motel accommodation at affordable prices.
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  • Raceways Motel in Brisbane (Hamilton), +61 7 3268-4355, [149]. .66 Kent St, ‎- family run accommodation close to Brisbane City Centre and Brisbane International Airport; quality accommodation at affordable prices.  edit
  • Conrad Treasury, +61 7 3306-8888, [150].^ Raceways Motel in Brisbane [¤] ( Hamilton ) [142] 66 Kent St, +61 7 3268 4355‎- family run accommodation close to Brisbane City Centre and Brisbane International Airport; quality accommodation at affordable prices.
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    ^ Conrad Treasury [146] 130 William Street, +61 7 3306 8888‎- Pretty, large rooms in an old colonial building right in the center of the CBD Emporium Hotel [147] 1000 Ann St, +61 7 3253 6999‎- One of Brisbane [¤] 's Best, but at high end prices.
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    ^ Campos [115] 11 Wandoo St, +61 7 3252 3612– This Sydney-based café/roastery recently expanded operations to Brisbane [¤] .
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    .130 William Street, ‎- Pretty, large rooms in an old colonial building right in the centre of the CBD  edit
  • Emporium Hotel, +61 7 3253-6999, [151].^ Conrad Treasury [146] 130 William Street, +61 7 3306 8888‎- Pretty, large rooms in an old colonial building right in the center of the CBD Emporium Hotel [147] 1000 Ann St, +61 7 3253 6999‎- One of Brisbane [¤] 's Best, but at high end prices.
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    ^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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    ^ Hotel Ibis 27-35 Turbot Street, +61 7 3237 2333‎ Kingsford Riverside Inn [150] 114 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton , +61 7 3862 1317- Rooms from $69.
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    .1000 Ann St, ‎- One of Brisbane's Best, but at high end prices.^ E'cco Bistro [75] 100 Boundary St, +61 7 3831 8344 - Founded and run by the internationally renowned and acclaimed chef Philip Johnson, it is one of the best restaurants in Brisbane [¤] and Australia-wide.
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    ^ Conrad Treasury [146] 130 William Street, +61 7 3306 8888‎- Pretty, large rooms in an old colonial building right in the center of the CBD Emporium Hotel [147] 1000 Ann St, +61 7 3253 6999‎- One of Brisbane [¤] 's Best, but at high end prices.
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    ^ The Family [128] ( top end of the Brunswick Street Mall )– is a bit pricey to get in, but it's one of the biggest club in Brisbane [¤] and has great music and atmosphere.
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    Part of the emporium complex, the hotel has some of the best rooms and spa and gyms in Brisbane.
     edit
  • Story Apartments, 89 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point, +61 7 3392-1300, [152]. .Story Apartments offers both short-stay and long-stay accommodation, and is just a few minuted ferry ride from the CBD. Best rates on official website start at $209.^ Best rates on official website start at AU$38 .
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    ^ Best rates on official website start at AU$105 .
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    ^ Story Apartments offers both short-stay and long-stay accommodation, and is just a few minuted ferry ride from the CBD. Best rates on official website start at AU$209 .
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  • Hilton, +61 7 3234-2000, [153].^ Design hotel in Fortitude Valley edit Marriott Hotel [153] 515 Queen Street, +61 7 3303 8000- Marriott comfort at the standard (upper moderate) price.
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    ^ Story Apartments , 89 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point , ☎ +61 7 3392 1300 , [148] .
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    ^ Hilton [149] 190 Elizabeth St, +61 7 3234 2000‎- overlooks Queen Street Mall Hotel Grand Chancellor 23 Leichhardt St, +61 7 3831 4055‎- Large chain hotel with courteous staff and nice rooms.
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    .190 Elizabeth St, ‎- overlooks Queen Street Mall  edit
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor 23 Leichhardt St, +61 7 3831-4055‎- Large chain hotel with courteous staff and nice rooms.
  • Hotel Ibis 27-35 Turbot Street, +61 7 3237-2333‎
  • Kingsford Riverside Inn, +61 7 3862-1317, [154].^ Hilton [149] 190 Elizabeth St, +61 7 3234 2000‎- overlooks Queen Street Mall Hotel Grand Chancellor 23 Leichhardt St, +61 7 3831 4055‎- Large chain hotel with courteous staff and nice rooms.
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    ^ Hotel Ibis 27-35 Turbot Street, +61 7 3237 2333‎ Kingsford Riverside Inn [150] 114 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton , +61 7 3862 1317- Rooms from $69.
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    ^ Ridge on Leichhardt Hotel [154] 189 Leichhardt Street Spring Hill, Brisbane [¤] QLD 4000 (07) 3831 5000 Rydges 9 Glenelg Street, South Bank (phone 1 300 857 922) - located in the heart of Brisbane [¤] 's arts and entertainment precinct, it is the closest hotel to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
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    .114 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton, - Rooms from $69. Close to the airport.^ Hotel Ibis 27-35 Turbot Street, +61 7 3237 2333‎ Kingsford Riverside Inn [150] 114 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton , +61 7 3862 1317- Rooms from $69.
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    .A few minutes’ walk from the Breakfast Creek Hotel.^ A few minutes walk from the Breakfast Creek Hotel .
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    ^ Breakfast Creek Hotel [110] 2 Kingsford Smith Drv, +61 07 3262 5988- in the Newstead area.
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    .The accommodation can be accessed via door-to-door transport services [155].  edit
  • The Limes Hotel, 142 Constance Street, +61 7 3852-9000‎, [156].^ The accommodation can be accessed via door-to-door transport services [136] .
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    ^ The accommodation can be accessed via door-to-door transport services [151] .
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    ^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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    .Design hotel in Fortitude Valley  edit
  • Marriott Hotel, +61 7 3303-8000, [157].^ Design hotel in Fortitude Valley edit Marriott Hotel [153] 515 Queen Street, +61 7 3303 8000- Marriott comfort at the standard (upper moderate) price.
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    ^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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    ^ Garuva Hidden Tranquility Restaurant , 324 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 732 160 124 , [114] .
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    .515 Queen Street, - Marriott comfort at the standard (upper moderate) price.^ Design hotel in Fortitude Valley edit Marriott Hotel [153] 515 Queen Street, +61 7 3303 8000- Marriott comfort at the standard (upper moderate) price.
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    .Lovely staff.  edit
  • Quality Hotel The Inchcolm, 73 Wickham Terrace, +61 7 3332-8888.^ Quality Hotel The Inchcolm , 73 Wickham Terrace , ☎ +61 7 3332 8888 .
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    ^ Design hotel in Fortitude Valley edit Marriott Hotel [153] 515 Queen Street, +61 7 3303 8000- Marriott comfort at the standard (upper moderate) price.
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  • Ridge on Leichhardt Hotel, +61 7 3831-5000, [158].^ Ridge on Leichhardt Hotel [154] 189 Leichhardt Street Spring Hill, Brisbane [¤] QLD 4000 (07) 3831 5000 Rydges 9 Glenelg Street, South Bank (phone 1 300 857 922) - located in the heart of Brisbane [¤] 's arts and entertainment precinct, it is the closest hotel to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
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    ^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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    ^ Quality Hotel The Inchcolm , 73 Wickham Terrace , ☎ +61 7 3332 8888 .
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    .189 Leichhardt Street Spring Hill, Brisbane QLD 4000  edit
  • Rydges 9 Glenelg Street, South Bank (phone 1 300 857 922) - located in the heart of Brisbane's arts and entertainment precinct, it is the closest hotel to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.^ Ridge on Leichhardt Hotel [154] 189 Leichhardt Street Spring Hill, Brisbane [¤] QLD 4000 (07) 3831 5000 Rydges 9 Glenelg Street, South Bank (phone 1 300 857 922) - located in the heart of Brisbane [¤] 's arts and entertainment precinct, it is the closest hotel to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
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    ^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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    ^ Queensland Cultural Centre [38] - including The Queensland Performing Arts Centre [39] , Queensland Museum [40] , Queensland Art Gallery [41] , Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and State Library of Queensland [42] - located on Grey Street in South Brisbane [¤] .
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    .The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is immediately adjacent to the hotel and downtown Brisbane and the bohemian village of West End are a 10 minute stroll away.^ The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is immediately adjacent to the hotel and downtown Brisbane and the bohemian village of West End are a 10 minute stroll away.
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    ^ With beautifully appointed one and two bedroom apartments, Oaks Lexicon Apartment Hotel combines the outstanding facilities and service of a modern luxury hotel with the privacy and spaciousness of a fully self-contained apartment all within minutes from the Queen Street Mall, Riverside and the Brisbane Convention Centre.
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    ^ Central Brunswick offers spacious apartments close to Chinatown, just minutes from the CBD area of downtown Brisbane [¤] .
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    .Rydges Hotels and Resorts is an Australian owned and operated company.
  • Saville, +61 7 3305-2500, [159].^ Rydges Hotels and Resorts is an Australian owned and operated company.
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    ^ Saville [155] 161 Grey St, +61 7 3305 2500- South Bank - new, modern, brash & very stylish.
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    ^ Famous Modern-Australian restaurant that is owned and operated by the Domenech family for over 30 years.
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    .161 Grey St, - South Bank - new, modern, brash & very stylish.  edit
  • Bridgewater Terraces, Wharf Street, Kangaroo Point, [160].^ Quest Bridgewater , 55 Baildon Street, Kangaroo Point , [157] .
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    ^ Saville [155] 161 Grey St, +61 7 3305 2500- South Bank - new, modern, brash & very stylish.
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    ^ Cloud 9 Backpackers Resort 350 Upper Roma St, +61 7 3236 2333‎– new, modern, industrial-space conversion.
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    .Well located, within a few minutes’ walk of Holman Street ferry terminal, Bridgewater Terraces consist of one, two and three bedroom self contained apartments.^ Well located, within a few minutes walk of Holman Street ferry terminal, Bridgewater Terraces consist of one, two and three bedroom self contained apartments.
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    ^ Also featuring one, two and three bedroom apartments, the high rise Quest Bridgewater is a good choice, although it's more expensive than the Bridgewater Terraces .
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    ^ With beautifully appointed one and two bedroom apartments, Oaks Lexicon Apartment Hotel combines the outstanding facilities and service of a modern luxury hotel with the privacy and spaciousness of a fully self-contained apartment all within minutes from the Queen Street Mall, Riverside and the Brisbane Convention Centre.
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    .On site facilities include a large lagoon pool, spa, sauna, gym and barbeque facilities (shared with Quest Bridgewater next door).
  • Quest Bridgewater, 55 Baildon Street, Kangaroo Point, [161].^ On site facilities include a large lagoon pool, spa, sauna, gym and barbeque facilities (shared with Quest Bridgewater next door).
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    ^ Quest Bridgewater , 55 Baildon Street, Kangaroo Point , [157] .
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    ^ As aforementioned, Quest Bridgewater utilises the facilities on offer at Bridgewater Terraces.
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    .Also featuring one, two and three bedroom apartments, the high rise Quest Bridgewater is a good choice, although it's more expensive than the Bridgewater Terraces.^ Also featuring one, two and three bedroom apartments, the high rise Quest Bridgewater is a good choice, although it's more expensive than the Bridgewater Terraces .
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    ^ Well located, within a few minutes walk of Holman Street ferry terminal, Bridgewater Terraces consist of one, two and three bedroom self contained apartments.
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    ^ As aforementioned, Quest Bridgewater utilises the facilities on offer at Bridgewater Terraces.
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    .Great views of the city from some rooms.^ Great views of the city from some rooms.
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    As aforementioned, Quest Bridgewater utilises the facilities on offer at Bridgewater Terraces.
  • The Oaks Lexicon Apartments, Ann Street, Brisbane City, [162]. .Conveniently located in the heart of the CBD, the Oaks Lexicon Apartment Hotel is one of Brisbane’s most contemporary buildings.^ Conveniently located in the heart of the CBD, the Oaks Lexicon Apartment Hotel is one of Brisbane’s most contemporary buildings.
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    ^ Conrad Treasury [146] 130 William Street, +61 7 3306 8888‎- Pretty, large rooms in an old colonial building right in the center of the CBD Emporium Hotel [147] 1000 Ann St, +61 7 3253 6999‎- One of Brisbane [¤] 's Best, but at high end prices.
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    ^ Explore Brisbane [¤] 's Moreton Bay and Islands - Located only 25km from the Brisbane's CBD and stretches from Bribie Island to the Southern Bay Islands.
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    .With beautifully appointed one and two bedroom apartments, Oaks Lexicon Apartment Hotel combines the outstanding facilities and service of a modern luxury hotel with the privacy and spaciousness of a fully self-contained apartment all within minutes from the Queen Street Mall, Riverside and the Brisbane Convention Centre.
  • Evolution Apartments, Evolution Apartments, 18 Tank St, Brisbane, QLD 4000 (close to Shinjuku Station), ++61 7 3034-3700 (), [163].^ With beautifully appointed one and two bedroom apartments, Oaks Lexicon Apartment Hotel combines the outstanding facilities and service of a modern luxury hotel with the privacy and spaciousness of a fully self-contained apartment all within minutes from the Queen Street Mall, Riverside and the Brisbane Convention Centre.
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    ^ Ridge on Leichhardt Hotel [154] 189 Leichhardt Street Spring Hill, Brisbane [¤] QLD 4000 (07) 3831 5000 Rydges 9 Glenelg Street, South Bank (phone 1 300 857 922) - located in the heart of Brisbane [¤] 's arts and entertainment precinct, it is the closest hotel to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
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    ^ View a Map of Brisbane [144] Central Brunswick Hotel , 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley , ☎ +61 7 3852 1411 ( fax : +61 7 3852 1015 ), [145] .
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    Evolution Apartments in Brisbane CBD are fully serviced and offer excellent facilities including a media room, swimming pool, deck with BBQs and a business centre.  edit

Contact

.The Brisbane Visitor Information Centre and Booking Centre [164] on the Queen Street Mall is open daily (Monday – Thursday 9AM – 5:30PM, Friday 9AM – 7PM, Saturday 9AM – 5PM, Sunday and public holidays 9:30AM – 4:30PM) with the exception of Good Friday and Christmas Day.^ Saturdays) daily except Sundays.
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^ The Brisbane [¤] Visitor Information Centre and Booking Centre [160] on the Queen Street Mall is open daily (Monday – Thursday 9AM – 5:30PM, Friday 9AM – 7PM, Saturday 9AM – 5PM, Sunday and public holidays 9:30AM – 4:30PM) with the exception of Good Friday and Christmas Day.
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^ The Family [128] ( top end of the Brunswick Street Mall )– is a bit pricey to get in, but it's one of the biggest club in Brisbane [¤] and has great music and atmosphere.
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Tel +61 7 3006-6290

Internet

.There are numerous internet cafes around the CBD. Check this page [165] for the closest one.^ There are a myriad of Internet cafes in the Brisbane city area which provide high speed Internet access for $2-3 an hour.
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.Expect to pay around $2-3 per hour, although most places with offer you a discount if you pre-pay a certain amount of hours.^ You have to pay for the towing to get your car back, and then the expect a fine to follow in the mail.
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^ If you are looking to visit the areas surrounding the city, then generally a car will be as quick as any other way of getting around, with the possible exception of the height of peak hour.
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^ If you pre-purchase online, there are further discounts.
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There are also alternatives to internet cafes:
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  • Free Internet access is available at the Brisbane City Council library, although you might need to book your session in advance.
  • Free Internet (Wireless as well) access is available at the Queensland State Library, South Bank in selected areas.
  • Many cafes and hotels provide free wireless access to patrons.^ There are a myriad of Internet cafes in the Brisbane city area which provide high speed Internet access for $2-3 an hour.
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    ^ Many cafes and Hotels provide free wireless access to patrons.
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    ^ Free Internet access is available at the Brisbane [¤] City Council library, although you might need to book your session in advance.
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    .Keep an eye out for signage.^ Keep an eye out for signage.
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    www.brisbane.tv is an internet city guide.
  • Most McDonald's restaurants have free WiFi (limited to 50MB per session, no time limit).

Telephones

.Payphones are abundant in the downtown area.^ Payphones are abundant in the downtown area.
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For Australia wide contact options, such a mobile phones and calling cards, see the entry in Australia

Stay safe

Emergency numbers

.Throughout Australia, the number for emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance) is 000.^ Throughout Australia , the number for emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance) is 000 .
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^ Emergency numbers such as 911 and 999 do not work within Australia .
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.When using a mobile or cell phone, the numbers 000 and 112, are free of charge, and connect using any of the available networks.^ When using a mobile or cell phone, the numbers 000 and 112, are free of charge, and connect using any of the available networks.
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.Emergency numbers such as 911 and 999 do not work within Australia.^ Emergency numbers such as 911 and 999 do not work within Australia .
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^ Throughout Australia , the number for emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance) is 000 .
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Areas

.Brisbane has a relatively low crime rate in comparison to other cities of such size.^ Brisbane [¤] has a relatively low crime rate in comparison to other cities of such size.
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^ There are two terminals at Brisbane [¤] Airport, International and Domestic, but confusingly some domestic flights leave from the International Terminal and some international flights (via other Australian cities) leave from the Domestic Terminal!
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^ This however has had an adverse affect on the area's creative vibe as locals turn their back on the area, forcing the creative epicentre of Brisbane to other areas of the city such as West End and Paddington .
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.In most cases being aware of your environment and using common sense will keep you safe.^ In most cases being aware of your environment and using common sense will keep you safe.
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^ As with anywhere, simple common sense, caution and courtesy will keep you out of harm's way.
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^ Limit your outdoor physical activity in the summer until you are used to the heat.
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.Similar to Sydney and other large western cities, trains and train stations are usually considered a common crime zone throughout the afternoons and nights, however trains and stations are patrolled by Police, Transit Officers, railway personnel and private security guards.^ Similar to Sydney [¤] and other large western cities, trains and train stations are usually considered a common crime zone throughout the afternoons and nights, however trains and stations are patrolled by Police, Transit Officers, railway personnel and private security guards.
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^ City Central - Be careful if catching a train at night, even though the train stations and trains are well patrolled (especially at night) and watched by CCTV. Southbank should be avoided at night due to gangs of teens congregating there.
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^ Concessions are available to students, pensioners and children, and these tickets are available from all railway stations and some of the newsagents that are sprinkled liberally throughout the confines of Brisbane [¤] City.
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.Cameras are also used to increase security.^ Cameras are also used to increase security.
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It is advised to exercise caution when travelling on trains and buses during these periods of the day.
Some particular areas of note are:
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  • Outer Suburbs - Tend to have a higher crime rate than inner suburbs which should be taken into account when visiting these areas.^ The outer suburbs have a much higher crime rate than inner suburbs and therefore should be taken into account when visiting these areas.
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    .Poorer suburbs, as well as Logan City (south of Brisbane) tend to be hotspots for crime within the region.^ Queensland Rail also provides extensive services out of Brisbane to the north and south of the city and to the Gold Coast [¤] .
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    ^ Listed below are some notable restaurants in Brisbane city and its suburbs.
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    ^ Brisbane [¤] has a relatively low crime rate in comparison to other cities of such size.
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    .
    • Daytime - Outer suburbs are very safe during the day, but using common sense goes a long way.^ As with anywhere, simple common sense, caution and courtesy will keep you out of harm's way.
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      ^ In most cases being aware of your environment and using common sense will keep you safe.
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      .Avoid gangs of people, especially if they seem trashy or obnoxious and be mindful if a questionable person approaches you.
    • Night time - Like most places, outer suburbs to get more dangerous at night time.^ City Central - Be careful if catching a train at night, even though the train stations and trains are well patrolled (especially at night) and watched by CCTV. Southbank should be avoided at night due to gangs of teens congregating there.
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      ^ On the positive side, you will get to spend more time in sunny Brisbane.
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      Most suburban streets are poorly lit or have no lighting at all. It is recommended that individuals walking in these areas at night take precaution or venture within a group.
  • Fortitude Valley - Police presence very strong here due to the concentration of bars. .
    • Daytime - The Valley is just as safe as the CBD during the day.
    • Night time (especially Friday and Saturday) - Taxi ranks in particular can be a little dangerous due to many frustrated drunks having to wait for cabs.^ Taxi ranks in particular can be a little dangerous due to many frustrated drunks having to wait for cabs.
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      ^ Belly dancers on Friday and Saturday nights.
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      ^ Treasury Casino - Casino patrons often gather outside, and unwanted attention can be received late at night due to drunks.
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      Ensure you only wait at ranks that have a security guard. Stay to the well-lit busy streets and never venture off alone, especially down back-streets or far away from a crowd. For females, it is recommended to travel in pairs or groups to avoid any unwanted attention from drunken revellers, especially in the early hours of the morning.
  • City Central - Be careful if catching a train at night, even though the train stations and trains are well patrolled (especially at night) and watched by CCTV. South Bank should be avoided at night due to gangs of teens congregating there. .Generally speaking the inner city is quite safe.
  • Suburban pubs - Generally less safer than inner-city pubs, bars and clubs due to less police and security.^ Generally speaking the inner city is quite safe.
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    ^ Less crowded than 'the valley' or the city, this bohemian district popular with locals offers a few hip clubs, intimate restaurants and a very laid back atmosphere.
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    ^ Fortitude Valley - Police presence very strong here due to the concentration of bars.
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    .Drunks can be a hassle when in the vicinity of suburban pubs, especially around closing times.^ Suburban pubs - Drunks can be a hassle when in the vicinity of suburban pubs, especially around closing times.
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    .Fights in these venues is not uncommon.
  • Treasury Casino - Casino patrons often gather outside and unwanted attention can be received late at night due to drunks.^ Treasury Casino - Casino patrons often gather outside, and unwanted attention can be received late at night due to drunks.
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    However, security is tight and the entire area around the Casino is monitored by CCTV.

Get out

.Brisbane provides a base for day trips to explore the southeast of Queensland.^ Brisbane [¤] provides a base for day trips to explore the Southeast of Queensland.
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^ Queensland Rail also provides extensive services out of Brisbane to the north and south of the city and to the Gold Coast [¤] .
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^ Explore Greater Brisbane [¤] Country - Take a day trip to the surrounding regions around an hour from Brisbane and discover wineries, national parks, lakes and country living.
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.The North Coast of New South Wales can also be reached in an hour if traffic is light, but allow up to two hours travel if traffic is heavy or there is an accident on the Pacific Motorway.^ The North Coast of New South Wales can also be reached in an hour if traffic is light, but allow up to two hours travel if traffic is heavy or there is an accident on the Pacific Motorway.
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^ In 1859, a gold rush led to the establishment of the colony of Queensland with Brisbane [¤] as its capital, named after Sir Thomas MakDougall Brisbane, the sixth Governor of New South Wales .
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^ Seaworld [168] - aquatically-themed park sandwiched on a peninsula between the Gold Coast [¤] Seaway and the Pacific Ocean, located in Southport (just north of the Gold Coast .
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.Queensland Rail also provides extensive services out of Brisbane to the north and south of the city and to the Gold Coast.^ Queensland Rail also provides extensive services out of Brisbane to the north and south of the city and to the Gold Coast [¤] .
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^ In 1859, a gold rush led to the establishment of the colony of Queensland with Brisbane [¤] as its capital, named after Sir Thomas MakDougall Brisbane, the sixth Governor of New South Wales .
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^ Seaworld [168] - aquatically-themed park sandwiched on a peninsula between the Gold Coast [¤] Seaway and the Pacific Ocean, located in Southport (just north of the Gold Coast .
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North of Brisbane:
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  • Glass House Mountains National Park - about an hour north of Brisbane.^ Bunya Mountains National Park [175] - Three hours west of Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ Glass House Mountains National Park - about an hour north of Brisbane [¤] .
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    ^ Explore Greater Brisbane [¤] Country - Take a day trip to the surrounding regions around an hour from Brisbane and discover wineries, national parks, lakes and country living.
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    .There is a scenic drive through the mountains with a couple of lookouts, or you can go for a hike - easy or difficult, depending on the mountain.^ There is a scenic drive through the mountains with a couple of lookouts, or you can go for a hike - easy or difficult, depending on the mountain.
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    ^ But please not that you cannot access this directly from James St Market you need to go around the complex to get there there is a sign that points you the way.
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    (Mt. .Beerwah offers a stern but quick scramble and a good view of the area.^ Beerwah offers a stern but quick scramble and a good view of the area.
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    ) .There are a few small roadside shops in the area that sell homemade jams and varieties of macadamia nuts.
  • Beerwah - home of the Australia Zoo [166], run by the family of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin.^ Beerwah - home of the Australia Zoo [161] , run by The Family of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin.
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    ^ There are a few small roadside shops in the area that sell homemade jams and varieties of macadamia nuts.
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    ^ Interurban services can also be caught to the Gold Coast [¤] (using connecting bus services at Nerang and Robina) and Sunshine Coast (using connecting bus services at Landsborough and Nambour) as well as Australia Zoo (connecting bus at Beerwah ).
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    Admission is $46 for adults.
  • Sunshine Coast - 90 minutes north of Brisbane, suitable for surfers without the clutter of the more famous beaches to the south. The city of Noosa and several derivatively-named cities (e.g., Noosa Heads, Noosaville) offer short and long-term accommodation, some restaurants and a few stretches of shops aimed at tourists with and without a budget.
  • Eumundi - famous markets on Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Stradbroke Island - amazing beaches, 4WD and fishing, accommodation, all very close to Brisbane.
  • Moreton Island [167] - Holiday destination very close to Brisbane. Dive and snorkel Tangalooma Wrecks, go sand tobogganing, 4wd and much more.
  • Fraser Island - World Heritage listed site, offering pristine, unspoiled lakes, dunes, forests and wildlife. .Camping is possible, or day-trips can be arranged from Noosa.^ Camping is possible, or day-trips can be arranged from Noosa [¤] .
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    World's largest sand island.
  • Redcliffe This peninsula located 45 minutes north is famous for its long stretch of beach, friendly locals and excellent food, shops and weather.
South of Brisbane:
  • Gold Coast - famous for being a tourist town, approximately 70km south of Brisbane on the Pacific Motorway.
  • Dreamworld and Whitewater World [168] - Theme park in the western Gold Coast suburb of Coomera, on the Pacific Motorway. Many large thrill rides including the 'Tower of Terror' and the 'Giant Drop' and roller coasters. There are also child-friendly rides and Australian animal attractions and shows, as well as a Tiger exhibit. Whitewater World is a water park adjacent to Dreamworld and offers the newest technology in water rides. It costs extra to get into, but you can buy a pass that gets you into both parks for a discounted price.
  • Movieworld [169] - Another theme park near 'Dreamworld' and 'Wet 'n' Wild Water World.' Generally longer, more cinematic and atmospheric rides, shows and attractions.
  • Seaworld [170] - aquatically-themed park sandwiched on a peninsula between the Gold Coast Seaway and the Pacific Ocean, located in Southport (just north of the Gold Coast.) A few rides, but popular for its impressive animal shows and exhibits.
  • Wet 'n' Wild Water World [171] - Water park on the Gold Coast, with heated rides and pools for winter. Large number of thrill rides and also mellow relaxation areas.
  • Mt. Tamborine National Park [172] - extensive areas of National Park plus arts, crafts, galleries and the like, near several forest hikes. There are some excellent fudge shops at the top of Mt. Tamborine that offer generous free samples and a staggering variety of flavours.
  • Surfers Paradise - [173] - tourist Mecca, and arguably the most upmarket area on the Gold Coast. Located on a life-guarded beach front, host to Caville Avenue, and several shopping malls.
  • Lower Moreton Bay
  • Moreton Bay - includes places like Moreton Island (where Scooby Doo was filmed) and St. Helena Island (a former maximum security prison for convicts.)
West of Brisbane:
  • Ipswich - is situated 40kms west of Brisbane. 45 minutes by road from Brisbane City.
  • Brisbane Skydiving Centre [174] - offers tandem skydiving and advanced freefall courses. Willowbank.
  • Workshops Rail Museum [175] - The whole family will enjoy the birthplace of Queensland Rail and enjoy the interactive exhibits at this award-winning museum. North Street, North Ipswich.
  • Brookwater Golf Club - An 18 hole Greg Norman championship golf course and Australia's No. 2 public access course.
  • Queensland Raceway [176] - Queensland's premier race circuit. This is the only location near Brisbane where members of the public can drive on the same racetrack as professional drivers. Champions Way, Willowbank.
  • Bunya Mountains National Park [177] - Three hours west of Brisbane. One of the oldest national parks in Queensland. Home of the ancient bunya pine and many other species of plants, birds and other animals. Stay at least three nights to have time to hike in the park.
This is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please plunge forward and help it grow!

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

.BRISBANE, the capital of the State of Queensland, Australia, is situated in the County of Stanley in the south-east corner of Queensland, on the banks of the river Brisbane, 25 m.^ Brisbane is situated alongside Brisbane river and is the third largest city in Australia.
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^ Overview Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland in Australia.
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^ Blue for the sea (Brisbane is on the eastern coast of Australia) and also for the river on which Brisbane is situated.
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from its mouth in Moreton Bay.
.Brisbane is built on a series of hills rising from the river-banks, but some parts of it, such as Woolloongabba and South Brisbane, occupy low-lying flats, which have sometimes been the scene of disastrous floods.^ Brisbane was fabulous - South Bank (wow!
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^ While buying a house in Brisbane is largely the same as buying a house anywhere else, there are some things that are unique to Brisbane, such as local planning, zoning changes and flood information.
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^ Our Brisbane CBD accommodation makes a great base for exploring South Bank Parklands, which were the former World Expo 88 site.
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.The main streets and principal buildings of the city are situated on a tongue of land formed by a southward bend of the river.^ A leisurely stroll around the wide streets of the small city centre is an ideal way to pass time and see the mixture of old and new buildings.
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^ The Brisbane central business district lies in a curve of the Brisbane river DESTINATION BRISBANE: Discover Brisbane , Brisbane City Hall , Queensland Museum , Roma Street Parkland , .
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^ Newstead House, Queensland Parliament House, Brisbane City Hall, Albert Street Unity Church, and the Treasury Building are important examples of the architectural heritage that the city posses.
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The extremity of the tongue, however, is open. .Here, adjoining one another, are the botanical gardens, the grounds surrounding Government House, the official residence of the governor of the state, and the Houses of Parliament, and Queen's Park, which is used as a recreation ground.^ Also home to one of the Botanical Gardens and a Planetarium.
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^ I've seen a lot of gardens now, and in order of preference with my favourite first, here's my summary of Botanic Gardens I Have Known (I didn't have time to visit Canberra 's gardens, and Hobart don't have a botanic garden as such, just a park – but it is lovely): .
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^ Area Facts: The macademia nut was first developed for commercial use by Walter Hill of Brisbane Botanical Garden in the mid-1800s.
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.From this park Albert (named for Prince Albert) Street runs for about three-quarters of a mile through the heart of the city, leading to Albert Park, in which is the observatory, which dates from 1829. Queen Street, the main thoroughfare of Brisbane, crosses Albert Street midway between the two parks and leads across the Victoria Bridge (named for Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom) to the separate city of South Brisbane on the other side of the river.^ Brisbane River Heart of the river city .
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^ The Brisbane River winds its way through the city.
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^ A modern city characterised by parks and dominated by the Brisbane River.
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The Victoria Bridge is a fine steel structure, which replaced the bridge swept away by floods in February 1893.
.Brisbane has a large number of buildings of architectural merit, though in some cases their effect is marred by the narrowness of the streets in which they stand.^ While buying a house in Brisbane is largely the same as buying a house anywhere else, there are some things that are unique to Brisbane, such as local planning, zoning changes and flood information.
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^ Like all Australian cities, Brisbane is divided into a large numberof Suburbs , with some names derived from the state's rich Aboriginal heritage.
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^ Newstead House, Queensland Parliament House, Brisbane City Hall, Albert Street Unity Church, and the Treasury Building are important examples of the architectural heritage that the city posses.
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.Among the most prominent are the Houses of Parliament, the great domed Customs House on the river-bank, the Lands Office, the General Post Office, the town halls of Brisbane and South Brisbane, and the opera house.^ Brisbane was fabulous - South Bank (wow!
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^ Brisbane City Hall houses the Museum of Brisbane and offices of the Brisbane City Council .
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^ Saville South bank Brisbane .

.The Roman Catholic cathedral of St Stephen (Elizabeth Street) is an imposing building, having a detached campanile containing the largest bell in Australia.^ St Johns Cathedral Located at 417 Ann Street, St Johns Cathedral may well lay claim to be Australia's oldest uncompleted building.
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