Brisbane Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Brisbane

Where is it located?: Brisbane is located halfway up Australia’s east coast, just over the border of New South Wales in Queensland.

Why do people go there?: Brisbane is a great stopping point for backpackers making their way up, or down, the coast. The meandering river is worth a ride or two and there are some neat places to visit downtown.

How do travelers get there?: International arrivals are possible, but not too common. Those coming from the north tend to hop on a bus, with train being secondary, and those coming from the south tend to snag a train most or all of the way before busing it.

Currency: Australian Dollar

City Code: 7

Population: 1.9 million

Languages: English

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: Paddington, Fortitude Valley, New Farm,South Bank, West End

Attractions: River, Stopover, XXXX Brewery

Accommodations: Brisbane Hostels

Tourist Office: The Queensland Government Travel Centre, cnr Adelaide and Edward Sts, Brisbane, QLD 4000, tel. 07-221 6111.

Health Issues: Try not to drink too much free beer on the XXXX brewery tour. Folks have been known to get drunk and sick.

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Escape the cold of the south and come during the winter, or close-in winter shoulder months.

Common Phrases: Brissie (Short for Brisbane)

City Specific Events: The Brisbane Festival in the spring is a major cultural draw and every other year, the city hosts a music festival

How to get around?: There are trains, buses and even ferries to jet you up and down the river.

Good to know: Brisbane is the Capital of Queensland. XXXX is the beer of Queenslanders.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The main airport for travelers taking flights to Brisbane is the Brisbane Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Brisbane travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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