98. Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane is not one of the cities that draws people to Australia, but once you visit you’ll wonder why people don’t visit more. And its ’cause they’ve never been and don’t know what they are missing.
Brisbane, Australia is the capital of the state of Queensland. It is located the east coast, just north of the Gold Coast.
How To Get Here
Check out Australian Rail Maps for all the train service into Brisbane.
The nearest airport is the Brisbane International Airport (BNE) airport is served by the following airlines:
Air Caledonie International (SB), Air Canada (AC), Air Mauritius (MK), Air New Zealand (NZ), Air Niugini (PX), Air Vanuatu (NF), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Emirates (EK), Etihad Airways (EY), EVA Airways (BR), Fiji Airways (FJ), Hawaiian Airlines (HA) , JetGo Australia (JG), Jetstar Airways (JQ), Korean Airlines (KE), Nauru Airlines (ON), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), Regional Express Airlines (ZL), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Solomon Airlines (IE), Thai Airways (TG), Tiger Air Australia (TT), Virgin Australia (VA).
Alternatively, you can fly into the Gold Coast Airport (OOL) and then either rent a car, take a bus or take the AirTrain up to Brisbane. More information can he found here. Airlines serving the airport are:
Air Asia X (D7), Air New Zealand (NZ), Hong Kong Airlines (HX),JetGo Australia (JG), Jetstar Airways (JQ), Qantas (QF), Scoot (TZ), Tiger Air Australia (TT) and Virgin Australia (VA).
Greyhound Australia provides service.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
Brisbane has a wide array of places to stay, from major chains, to hostels to boutique hotels.
Check below for a place to stay.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
What To Do
I’ve found that you discover the beauty of a city while walking and Brisbane is no exception. Walk along the river, take the City CATs out to the suburbs and enjoy the Parks. You may also clim the Brisbane Story Bridge, not my thing, but the views are pretty amazing from the photos I’ve seen. There’s also Hot Air ballooning, whale watching and of course the beach. So you have no shortage of things to do. Of course you can also do nothing and just enjoy the area as well.
Of course you can do a few excursions and you can find plenty to do via the links below.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
==>> Here is some additional information from Lonely Planet.
Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
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