Brisbane travel Journey
Australia - Brisbane
This is my Brisbane travel journey, I went to brisbane in 2011 for 3 weeks on holiday to visit family, this is just a recollection of my holiday, some of the things I noticed and general information about the wonderful city of Brisbane.
Arrival in Brisbane
I arrived in brisbane on a connecting flight from Sydney, and after being picked up by family it was starting to get dark. The first thing I noticed about Brisbane was how clean and organised everything looked. The streets were alive at night, there was a living, breathing city that seemed to have it all.
Transport around Brisbane
Since we were living with family, it would automatically place us on the outskirts of the City. I quickly learned that a single bus ticket for about 3 dollars would also give me the rights to get on the City Cat [A ferry that operates on the Brisbane river] TransLink tickets allow you ticketing access across the public transport network. So for a few dollars I had my independance, I could travel around without having to rent a car, which was great.
What to do in Brisbane
The bus service was always on time, and this was great since a quick walk to the bus stop would ensure that I would wait no longer than 5 minutes for the bus. I would often take a ride on the bus to the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, a nice place to do some shopping and have some lunch in the Food Court.
If you felt like going into the big city the Bus service also stops in the Brisbane CBD, this is called the Queen Street Bus Station, and its worth a stop. There is of course Queens Street, and this is the traditional main street of Brisbane. There is lots to see like arcades, shops, hotels, offices and apartment high-rise.
A very short walk from Queen Street is a large bridge that joins onto South Bank, this is the location of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, its worth a walk over the bridge to South Bank to have a look at some of the Universities and Museums.
One thing I like about Australia is how everything works, the transport is well organised and people seem to have respect for each other, especially on the roads, I dont thing I can remember a car travelling above 110 Km/h [If they did they would probably get zapped by the Police]. If a bus is on the side of the road and puts a flicker on, every car stops to allow the bus to pull off into the road. Good stuff hey.
Brisbane Sight Seeing
We had a look at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened, the worlds first koala sanctuary. It was a little expensive to me but was worth it.
Have a look at Story Bridge adventure climbing and go to the Kangaroo Point cliffs, Kangaroo Point is the best view of the City, Its truly a great sight!