23 Apr 2019 - 24 Apr 2019
2 guests - 1 room
The capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, Brisbane with its metropolitan population of 2.3 million, stands third on the list of most populous cities in Australia. As one of the country's oldest cities, Brisbane was founded upon the ancient homelands of the Indigenous Turrbal and Jagera tribes. It is named after the Brisbane River on which it is located. The city's central business district stands on the original European settlement near the Brisbane River bend, about 15 kilometres (9 miles) from its mouth at Moreton Bay. Today, Brisbane is renowned for its distinct architecture, which characterises the city's heritage. Brisbane is a popular tourist destination, particularly for travellers who want to explore the beauty of the Queensland state, which includes the popular resort towns of Brisbane Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, immediately south and north of Brisbane. The city hosts several high profile events and festivals every year including large cultural, international and sporting summits. It has hosted the 1982 Commonwealth Games, World Expo '88, the final Goodwill Games in 2001, and the 2014 G-20 summits. The city enjoys humid subtropical climate characterised by hot, humid summers and dry warm winters. Because of its closeness to the Coral Sea, the warm ocean current keeps the city's overall temperature variability predictable, especially in winter, when maximum temperatures below 20 °C (68 °F) are relatively uncommon.
Accommodation in Brisbane
Being the gateway to Queensland, Brisbane hosts thousands of international tourists every year. This has led to an increase in commercial activity, and the major beneficiary of this boom is the hospitality industry. Several new hotels, B&Bs, inns, motels, serviced apartments and hostels have cropped up in recent times, providing more options to the various categories of tourists visiting this beautiful part of the world. There are close to 327 leading hotels and lodging options in and around Brisbane. Most hotels provide all the modern amenities the traveller could ask for. These include elevators, in-room TV with cable, WiFi access, hair-dryer, minibar and much more. Depending on your budget and travel preferences, you can add or subtract from this list. Majority of the hotels are concentrated around the Golden Triangle area of Brisbane, which is the city’s Central Business District along the Brisbane River. Just to the north of this is the Fortitude Valley that houses several mid-range and budget options. The suburbs are the places where you would mostly find the cheapest budget options. The most popular budget options in Brisbane are: Banana Bender Backpackers, Brisbane City Backpackers, Cloud 9 Backpackers, Base Brisbane Embassy, Moreton Bay Lodge, amongst many more. Travellers with a higher budget prefer Hilton, Grand Chancellor, Central Brunswick, Ibis, etc. And finally for high-end options, you could go for the serviced apartments or leading hotel chains.
Brisbane is a great city! Beautiful weather, relaxing atmosphere and loads to do. Definitely go to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary!
AN overall wonderful place to visit. While art attraction may lack compared to Sydney and Melbourne, there are great outdoor activities and places to eat.
One of our favorite cities in Australia! Very easy to get around on foot and with public transportation (including the ferry system). Less touristy than Sydney, but with plenty to see and do. As Queensland's capital city, Brisbane is quite cosmopolitan. We enjoyed the free internet available throughout the city. On weekdays, free bus and ferry transportation is available in the inner-city precincts. The information center is in the lovely old Regent Theatre building on Queen Street Mall.
Brisbane is main city of Queensland and I had chance to spend there only 2 days. Mainly just see the city but didn't visit much.