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Brisbane City

Brisbane City Queensland

The beautiful and modern urban capital of Queensland with unique Queenslander architecture. A metropolis dotted with rooftop bars and restaurants, flourishing with art and culture.


At a Glance

Located on the Brisbane River near the eastern coast, Brisbane - the capital city of Queensland - is the third largest city in Australia housing over 2 million people. As a testament to its popularity as a city of art and culture, Brisbane has numerous visual art exhibitions and theatre performances throughout the year, with a lot of visiting international artists performing classical or modern music.

Brisbane also features a distinct lifestyle, one that is more relaxed as compared to the hectic lifestyle in Melbourne and Sydney. Visitors can also take a break from the urban area by visiting numerous recreational parks located near the city such as the City Botanic Gardens or get up close and personal with cute koalas at the Koala Sanctuary.


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Where is Brisbane City?

 

Brisbane is located at the Southeastern part of Queensland.

Brisbane is in the southeast corner of Queensland. Brisbane is the capital of and the most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland. It is also one of the oldest cities in Australia. Brisbane is a popular tourist destination serving as a gateway to the state of Queensland, particularly to the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, popular resort areas immediately south and north of Brisbane, respectively. One of the best ways to get to Brisbane is to hire a car from the airport or by public transport (Ferry/Bus/Train).


 

Things to see in Brisbane City

 

City Botanic Gardens

The City Botanic Gardens are the original botanic gardens in Brisbane. Located on the Brisbane River, it features sculptures and ornamental ponds, providing a great venue for picnics, as well as a beautiful setting for weddings and other functions. These gardens house many different varieties of flora, including ancient trees, rainforest glades and exotic species. It is also a great place to relax at or to take part in the hour-long walking tour which shows you the best of the gardens.

City Botanic Gardens

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Story Bridge

Climbing Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge is an adventure like no other. It is a very special moment to stand on top of the bridge looking down at the glistening landscape, feeling like you are on the top of the world. It is a great opportunity to truly see how Brisbane shines. At the end of the 2 hour journey, you’ll probably be surprised and satisfied by how well you have done.

Story Bridge

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Roma Street Parkland

The Roma Street Parkland near Brisbane houses a huge range of facilities and amenities, making it accessible for people of all abilities to enjoy all year round. Well known and loved by garden and plant enthusiasts for its exceptional horticultural standards, it is an important community asset and a popular visitor destination. The parkland also provides well-maintained picnic spots and free electric barbecues for you to prepare your own food there.

Roma Street Parkland

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Mount Tibrogargan

Mount Tibrogargan is an easy 364m high climb with walking tracks. Tibrogargan is an Aboriginal word meaning “Biting Grey Glider”, it is one of the most exciting and adventurous climbs of the Glass House Mountain. Start your journey at the Tibrogargan Circuit Walk Trail and eventually you'll get to a sign pointing to the summit. From there, you will ascent up on a pretty steep path until you get to the base of a cliff. From this point on, just follow obvious wear marks to scramble up and up and up. Eventually, the cliff will level off with more bush and you’ll be at the 364 metres summit!

Mount Tibrogargan

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What's the weather like?

 

Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate which is warm throughout the year. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are common during the summer. Although cyclones rarely hit Brisbane, it lies in the Tropical Cyclone risk area. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 30°C with an average minimum of 21°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 21°C with an average minimum of 11°C

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Get to know Brisbane City's history

 

The area around Brisbane has been settled by indigenous people frequently according to archaeological findings. At the time of discovery, the area around Brisbane was inhabited by the Jagera people. The area now known as Brisbane was scouted by Matthew Flinders in 1799. In 1823, a permanent penal settlement in the region was commissioned by New South Wales Governor Thomas Brisbane to send away convicts in Sydney. Surveyor General John Oxley surveyed the area near the Brisbane River and founded a colony in 1824, which would eventually grow to become present day Brisbane.

During World War II, the city played an important defensive role and served as a shelter for Allied soldiers to seek refuge. There was a battle in Brisbane known by few as the “Battle of Brisbane”, which started out as a riot between US and Australian service personnel. After the war, Brisbane recovered slowly, over the next few decades, due to financial difficulties. In 1982, Brisbane hosted the Commonwealth Games. In subsequent years, rapid development and growth took place despite frequent river flooding. Most recently, Brisbane was the host of the 9th G-20 Summit in 2014.