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Visiting Brisbane

Whether you’re looking for something as cuddly as the koalas in the Lone Pine Sanctuary, or slippery as a fish in the bay, you’ll find it all in the capital of Queensland. Bring your walking shoes—this hilly city is known for its bridges, gardens, and bicycle paths.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Brisbane. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Brisbane flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.... Read More
Whether you’re looking for something as cuddly as the koalas in the Lone Pine Sanctuary, or slippery as a fish in the bay, you’ll find it all in the capital of Queensland. Bring your walking shoes—this hilly city is known for its bridges, gardens, and bicycle paths.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Brisbane. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Brisbane flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Brisbane

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Transport around precinct

Written by LenR on 29 Oct, 2010

Brisbane Domestic and International terminals are located 2kms apart. It is too far and not convenient to walk. Current access between terminals is via Airtrain, TBus or, if you are prepared to put up with the abuse, by taxi. The Airtrain, which is operated…Read More


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Airport Village Shopping Centre

Written by LenR on 29 Oct, 2010

Brisbane Airport offers one of the largest shopping precincts in Queensland! There is a large range of quality goods and a variety of duty free and specialty shops at several locations, including both the domestic and international terminals. Airport Village, which is where most retail…Read More


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Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel meals and business services.

Written by LenR on 29 Oct, 2010

Novotel hotels cater to both business and leisure guests so the range of facilities has to meet all needs. At the Novotel Brisbane Airport this is achieved through the Catalina Restaurant, Catalina Bar, business centre, and fitness facilitiesWith contemporary interiors and a relaxed atmosphere, Catalina…Read More


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Brisbane public transport

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 06 Oct, 2010

Brisbane is a major regional (in fact, national) transport hub, with an airport providing international and national connections; a large coach terminal with extensive connections, and a train station that provides connections to Sydney to the south, all the way along the coast to Rockhampton…Read More


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First taste of Australia

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 06 Oct, 2010

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and Australia's third biggest city with a population close to two million, a substantial metropolis. It is situated on the banks of the Brisbane river, about 20km from the coast. Brisbane has a sub-tropical climate with hot, humid summers…Read More


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The Races

Written by stomps on 14 Sep, 2006

For some reason, the SE Queensland Ekka public holiday ("People's Day) is on a Wednesday. Many families use this day for going to the Ekka, but it is rare that you will see young adults there. This is because the Doomben racecourses host "Young Peoples…Read More


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The Showbags

Written by stomps on 14 Sep, 2006

When the Courier-Mail came out the weekend before the beginning of the Ekka, I was confused. What were these "show bags" that everyone was poring over, and why were they such a big deal? I soon learned that Showbags are one of the reasons to…Read More


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The Rides

Written by stomps on 14 Sep, 2006

There is certainly no lack of rides at the Ekka. They stretch for what seems like miles from the entrance, only broken up by the endless array of carnival games. We didn't ride anything when we first arrived, although after seeing the crowds later, we…Read More


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The Petting Zoo

Written by stomps on 14 Sep, 2006

When we first walked past the petting zoo, located in a large building near the International Food Village, we decided not to go in because of the large line. However, once we realized it was moving quite quickly, we jumped in line and were in…Read More


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The Food

Written by stomps on 14 Sep, 2006

One of the most important aspects of the Ekka is the food you eat while you are there. Whilst overpriced, like all shows, it’s hard not to be tempted by some of the huge selection offered here—plus, it’s all part of the Ekka experience! It…Read More


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