Brisbane travel guide

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You're Going to Love Brisbane

Brisbane is Australia's third largest city and the capital of Queensland. With two million people, it is rapidly growing, creating an exciting and vibrant atmosphere.

The city oozes confidence and a positive, can-do attitude, fueled by youthful enthusiasm. It's said to be the friendliest big city on Australia's east coast, and strong migration from Southeast Asia and elsewhere has created a diverse cultural mix.

The spectacular scenery in the surrounding area, along with a comfortably warm year-round climate, friendly locals, and laid-back atmosphere make Brisbane an engaging and welcoming location.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Brisbane

What to do in Brisbane

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Brisbane's Cultural Precinct
Story Bridge
Brisbane City Hall

When to Visit Brisbane

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One of the joys of Brisbane is its excellent year-round climate. It avoids the worst of northern Australia's wet season and stays warm when the south gets cold in summer. Summer temperatures peak around 95 degrees Fahrenheit, with winter temperatures rarely falling below 68.

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How to Get to Brisbane

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Where to Stay in Brisbane

Brisbane's Central Business District (CBD) is where you will find most of the city's shopping streets, parks, and historical sites. It is also home to some of the major hotel chains. Budget accommodation options include Brisbane City Backpackers. The Emporium Hotel is a good upscale hotel, with some great rooms, a spa, and a gym. Golden Chain Motels have a number of locations around the city with good quality accommodation and affordable rates.

Popular Neighborhoods in Brisbane

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South Brisbane

Where to stay in popular areas of Brisbane

Most booked hotels in Brisbane

How to Get Around Brisbane

The Cost of Living in Brisbane

Shopping Streets

You will find most of the major stores in the CBD. The Queen Street Mall is the main shopping destination in Queensland. It has more than 700 stores across six shopping centers. It sells everything from fashion to jewelry and hunting gear, and also has restaurants, a casino, a cinema, and street entertainment. More artsy, diverse, and local stores can be found at the West End and in Paddington.

Groceries and Other

Brisbane has a wide range of supermarkets, including Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, and IGA. Expect to pay around A$2 for a pound of Apples and A$1.5 for a quart of whole milk.

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Where to Eat in Brisbane

The Beach House Bar & Grill on Albert Street is a good budget eatery, serving bar food in larger portions while offering live entertainment. Expect to pay A$15 for a dish with a drink. Little Tokyo is Brisbane's oldest Japanese restaurant, with some fine and authentic food. For the best steaks in town, and maybe in Australia, head over to Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill on Eagle St. Expect to pay around A$75 for a three-course meal for one without wine.

Most popular restaurants in Brisbane

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