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Brisbane

A February 2005 trip to Brisbane by noushi

Quote: Having been told by all my Australian relatives that Brisbane was nothing special, I wanted to see if I could prove them all wrong. What I found was that, though it may not have the excitement of Sydney, Brisbane certainly does have its own character and should not be dismissed.

Brisbane

Overview

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Brisbane is a river city situated upstream from the mouth of the Brisbane River. It is also the third largest city in Oz. Though it only has a population of 1.6 million and is vastly smaller than Sydney, there are hundreds of things to do while here. For those interested in Brisbane's history, BCC City Sights Tours, and heritage trails, The National Trust of Queensland has info on historical places of interest in and around Brisbane. The Sunshine Coast is not too far north, and Brisbane, therefore, is an ideal headquarters for your next destination. Brissy has several fascinating districts, a good street café scene, a great riverside park, its own manmade beach, and a thriving nightlife.Quick Tip...Read More

Goodearth Hotel Brisbane

Hotel | "The Good Earth Hotel"

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Overlooking Albert Gardens and Brisbane's Town Hall Square, this 200-room hotel is within a 5-minute walk to the city, 25 minutes from the international airport, and less than a 1-hour drive to Surfers Paradise in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast. The hotel's rooftop restaurant and the penthouse bar provide panoramic views of the city and mountains beyond. The hotel has a swimming pool, but it is tiny. It also has a sun deck and a spectacular sidewalk brasserie for year-round outdoor dining. Thirteen suites complete the package if you feel the need to splash out, making The Good Earth one of Brisbane's best venues. It is in an ideal location and also easy on the pocket. It's especially ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 2, 2005

Goodearth Hotel Brisbane
345 WICKHAM TERRACE
Brisbane, Australia 4000
161738316177

Brissy

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Story/Tip

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Brisbane was a surprise, and even the smaller suburbs were just gorgeous, especially Paddington. Dining out in Brisbane was also a pleasure. It seems that Brissy is all about the café culture and ritzy eateries. The Valley is a great place to go out, with pubs, ethnic cuisine, and elegant restaurants that are cheap and cheerful. Wine and tapas bars are also big business here, as is pan-Asian cuisine. There are also Saturday markets held in the Brunswick Street Mall, and the nightlife at the Valley is legendary. South Bank is another area to visit, though admittedly not like Melbourne's own South Bank. Here it is built on the Expo '88 site and is home to a dozen cafés and pubs. It's also has a ...Read More