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About Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland as well as the 3rd biggest city in Australia. It is located in the south-east of Queensland. It is a river city that makes full use of a favourable environment. Brisbane is considered one of the fastest-growing regions in Australia helping in the economic growth of Queensland.

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The city is built on a tough foundation of infrastructure, which includes an excellent international airport, international port, roads and rail network, public transport, ticketing system, entertainment, and sporting venues.

Population

Brisbane’s urban area has a population of over 2.5 million. The current population of Brisbane in 2020 was 2,406,000 which is 1.43% increase from 2019.

History

Brisbane was found long before the state of Queensland. In 1823, the city was named by Surveyor General John Oxley, after the Governor of NSW, Thomas Brisbane. Before the European invasion, the Aboriginal clans, Jagera and Turrbal, lived on the banks of river Brisbane. The civilian occupation in the area started in 1824. By 1880, Brisbane became the main hub for commerce and developing architectural features.

Brisbane City Church

After WWII, it brought growth in industry and became the 3rd largest city in Australia. Still, Brisbane was lagging until in 1982, when the Commonwealth Games came to Brisbane, and in 1988 when thousands of visitors gathered at Expo 88. Today it is an exciting and energetic city comprising various cultural activities.

General Weather

For 12 months you will experience sunshine-filled days and clear blue skies. Even in winters you can play outdoors in the park and dine together with families. It is within the reach of the tropical cyclone risk zone. Tropical cyclones rarely affect Brisbane, but they occasionally do.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit is within March-May. Winters (June-August) and spring (September-November) are also popular times to visit the city. September can be crowded with tourists with increases in room rates because of the Brisbane Festival. For affordable airfare and room rates, December-March is a perfect time.

Nearest Airport

Brisbane airport is an international airport which 24kms away from the city. However, currently due to COVID19 most flights are suspended, for example, some of the Air Canada flights from Brisbane are suspended as of now.

Things to Do

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is famous for snakes, Koala, wallabies, kangaroos, dingoes, wombats, and even crocodiles.
  • The Cultural Precinct in South Bank is famous for the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Bank Parklands, and Wheel of Brisbane.
  • The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha is a well known attraction.
  • The South Bank is filled with malls, parklands and walkways.
  • The River Cruises will take you the ride of River Brisbane and you can enjoy the glorious University of Queensland, industrial sites, bridges, riverside mansions, and parklands.
River Cruises Bisbane
  • Queen Street mall is known as a shopping centre with more than 700 retailers. 
  • Story Bridge is Brisbane’s landmark. It takes you 80m above the river and you can take a panoramic view of the city. 
  • A day trip to Moreton Island which is a 75 minutes ferry ride from Brisbane. 
  • The Museum of Brisbane tells you the history of Brisbane.

Customs House is the 19th Century building owned by the University of Brisbane.

Brisbane is all about beaches and parks. If you love nature, visit the city once. 

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