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Greater Brisbane Region

Greater Brisbane Region Queensland

A very well-rounded and beautiful region with rich historic and natural heritage.


At a Glance

The Greater Brisbane Region features many great locations and destinations for tourists. Stretching out to the sea, there are beautiful beaches and spectacular islands that offer an endless variety of marine activities. Going into more interior areas, there are an equal amount of magical rainforests and plains where you can experience nature in its rawest form.

The crown jewel of the region is Brisbane, the capital of Queensland and a modern metropolitan hub, where you can shop and dine like there’s no tomorrow.


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Where is Greater Brisbane Region?

 

Brisbane is located at the Southeastern part of Queensland.

The Brisbane region is a relatively small region that can be easily navigated and accessed by driving. The best way to navigate this region is to hire a car from Brisbane Airport.


 

Things to see in Greater Brisbane Region

 

Canungra Park

Canungra Park is a very popular spot during the weekend as it is a stop-off point for motorcyclists, hang-gliders and walker. It is also the gateway to the Lamington National Park and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Villas and Lost World Spa. Here is where the legendary hospitality of the O’Reilly family continues to live on.

Canungra Park

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Northern Moreton Bay Tourist Drive

One great way to explore the beach and bayside peninsulas is to drive at your own pace. You can drive past several coastal communities and villages, all with their own distinct personalities and remarkable settings. Along the way, you can take a break from driving and relax in one of these coastal villages offering warm and friendly surroundings.

Northern Moreton Bay Tourist Drive

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Moreton Island

Just 25km off Brisbane’s shore is the third largest sand island in the world. Crystal-clear lakes and lagoons exist among tall sand dunes, abundant wildflowers and pristine beaches. Here you can hand feed wild dolphins, and dive or snorkel among mysterious wrecks and pristine waters, or watch the silhouettes of fishermen casting their lines in lingering twilight. The adventurous can try quad biking, four-wheel-driving or sand tobogganing. Chances are you'll want to extend your stay at the resort or pitch a tent for the night.

Moreton Island

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Lamington National Park

Lush rainforests, ancient trees, spectacular views, extensive walking tracks, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty make this part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area an outstanding place to visit.

Lamington National Park

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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.

 

Get to know Greater Brisbane Region'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.