Travel Guide - Brisbane is the capital of
the state of Queensland and only sub tropic city in
Australia. The 3rd largest city in down under is flank
by 2 popular coasts, Sunshine Coast to the north and
Gold Coast to the south. With a mild winter, it enjoys
sunshine all year round. This is evidence by the numbers
of lush parks and gardens all over the city and its
surrounding, where recreation activities like swimming,
surfing, sun tanning and picnic can take place. There
is even an artificial beach. Finding Brisbane accommodations aren’t hard, as it is home to many affordable hotels to stay in.
Brisbane City is built on a slope
and around the Brisbane River, which cuts through
river is named after the Governor of New South Wales,
Sir Thomas Brisbane; it is crossed by 12 major bridges.
One bridge in particular is the symbol of Brisbane,
Story Bridge. The pride of people of Brisbane, it
plays an important role in the cities industry. It
is also always being compare with Sydney Harbour Bridge.
There have been suggestion that to allow visitors
to climb to the top of the bridge and enjoy the city
view. When in the Brisbane area, in MacGregor or Enoggera, you can check out Budget Direct for a quote on car insurance.
in Downtown Brisbane, do not mistaken
the sign 'XXXX' as some adult shops or advertisement
and avoid it especially if you have young kids. This
is actually the other icon of Brisbane, its very own
world famous beer. Some have claimed that the beer
is for Brisbane what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris.
Such comparison was because both beer and tower were
born about a decade apart. Like the saying goes, if
you went to a city and have not seen its icon, it
is as though you have not been there. In fact one
of the city latest tourist attractions is the XXXX Alehouse
visitor centre and brewery tour.
Brisbane is not only about the sun
and beaches; it does have other happening activities.
Over the weekend, quite a number of weekend markets
can be seen sprouting over different part of the city.
Brunswick Street Market, South Bank Craft Village
Market and Riverside Market are just some of the interesting
market. And for those who are less outdoor type, there
is the Queensland Culture Centre. Queensland Art Gallery,
Queensland Museum, Queensland Conservatorium of Music
and Queensland Performing Arts Complex are all located
for the shopping lovers, there is Queen Street
Mall which offers a wide range of shops,
as well as lots of restaurants and cafes, cinemas
and a casino. One particular mall, the Myer Centre,
has around 200 shopping boutiques, as well as a large