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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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Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies vs. New Zealand (Rugby Le

Written by stomps on 09 Aug, 2006

Wallabies 9, All Blacks 13The most anticipated game of winter 2006 in Brisbane, after the second State of Origin clash, was the Bledisloe Cup. This rugby union game was the second of three games pitting the Wallabies (Australia) vs. the All Blacks (New Zealand), and…Read More


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Wallabies vs. South Africa (Rugby Union Tri-Nation

Written by stomps on 09 Aug, 2006

Wallabies 49, Springboks 0Each year, the Tri-Nations Cup is played between the countries of Australia (the Wallabies), New Zealand (the All Blacks), and South Africa (the Springboks). In 2006, two of Australia’s three games on home soil were held at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The…Read More


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State of Origin II: The Biff (Fight)

Written by stomps on 09 Aug, 2006

This entry is a continuation of my State of Origin II: The Maroons Come Out Strong entry.The second half wouldn’t have been nearly as interesting as the first half, since it was all but guaranteed that the Maroons would win anyway, if it hadn’t been…Read More


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Queensland Reds (Rugby Union)

Written by stomps on 09 Aug, 2006

Queensland Reds 21, ACT Brumbies 38By the middle of May in our study abroad experience, my friends and I felt we were running out of time to see any sort of Aussie sports. Every time we attempted to buy tickets, they were either sold out,…Read More


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State of Origin II: The Maroons Come Out Strong (Rugby League)

Written by stomps on 09 Aug, 2006

Queensland 30, New South Wales 6When we looked through all the sporting jerseys in one of the many sports stores in Brisbane, State of Origin was the one that most confused us. Brisbane had rugby union (the Queensland Reds), rugby league (the Brisbane Broncos), and…Read More


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Sailing on Moreton Bay

Written by stomps on 28 May, 2006

A membership with the UQ Sailing Club not only let me go on weekend-long camping trips up the coast, but Sunday morning sailing in Moreton Bay as well. Because we had so many other big plans for travel during our time in Brisbane, my friend…Read More


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The markets and a surprise parade

Written by stomps on 12 Jan, 2007

If you like shopping for somewhat oddball, artsy things, weekend markets throughout Australia are the place to be. Every Saturday and Sunday, there are a plethora of markets set up throughout Brisbane, and you could spend all day browsing to your heart’s content. By the…Read More


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Wakeboarding in a Polluted River

Written by stomps on 12 Jan, 2007

Every Sunday, the UQ waterskiing & wakeboarding club meets to enjoy some aquatic fun. Unfortunately, their sheds don’t back up onto a lake so clean that cities get their water from it, like the last place I wakeboarded; instead, they back up onto the Brisbane…Read More


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The Freak Hail Storm

Written by stomps on 12 Jan, 2007

As we walked into the movie theater to see Star Wars: Episode III, the Brisbane sky was a beautiful blue, with not a cloud in sight. After we saw Anakin become the Emperor’s right-hand man, we walked out of the theater, expecting it to be…Read More


Taking a Chair on a Peak-Hour Train

Written by stomps on 12 Jan, 2007

For nearly two months, my computer chair in Brisbane was a plastic lawn chair. Sure, I’d steal James’ sometimes, but I felt guilty stealing it when, say, he had a final to study for. Therefore, when the office I worked at this summer had to…Read More


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