Historic Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, has been called Australia’s most “laid back” and “hip” city. It is the third-largest metropolitan area in the country, where English is the main language. The area is known as a cultural center, with many popular attractions and spectacular scenery. For your stay in Brisbane, we recommend the following hotels:
Among the sites to visit are Story Bridge, with a span of 3,517 feet (1,072 metres); the city’s elegant City Hall, which houses the Museum of Brisbane and an iconic grand piano organ; Kangaroo Point Cliffs, an amazing natural attraction with a fascinating history; St. John’s Cathedral, an imposing gothic structure built in the Middle Ages; and the copper dome-topped Customs House, a concert and art venue. Tourists also enjoy the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane’s parklands and the City Botanic Gardens. To visit that places you can try the Top Rated Hotel Avon Lodge B&B Bribie Island.
Most visitors arrive at Brisbane Airport, 10 miles northeast of downtown. Flights are provided by Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Qantas and others, with connections to Europe, the United States, Canada, the Middle East and New Zealand. The Airtrain and Coachtrans buses offer rides into the city. Brisbane has a modern public-transportation system, featuring trains, buses and ferries. The estimated daily cost of travel is $160 in Australian dollars ($121 in U.S. dollars). Many people prefer to explore the city on foot. A visitor can eat well on about AU$38 ($29 U.S.) per day.
If you want to stay near to Brisbane Airport you have many options, for example:
Brisbane’s mild climate makes it a favored destination throughout the year. The summers (December through February) are a bit hot, though winds off the ocean moderate the temperature. When the summer rains drench other major Australian cities, Brisbane remains dry. The local currency is the Australian dollar. Because its value is usually lower than that of the U.S. dollar, American tourists get a relatively good deal at restuarants and bars. Most businesses accept credit cards, and debit-card holders can get Australian money from ATMs.