Brisbane Walkabout

Brisbane is the capital city of the state of Queensland and unlike most other major cities in Australia, the city is not on the coast but 20 kilometres inland. Depending on where you are from, 20 kilometres might seem like quite a distance, but in Australia it is considered just a quick hop down the road.

In fact, I drive further every day just to get to work!

What a great city!

Brisbane is the capital city of the state of Queensland and unlike most other major cities in Australia, the city is not on the coast but 20 kilometres inland.  Depending  on where you are from, 20 kilometres might seem like quite a distance, but in Australia it is considered just a quick hop down the road.  

In fact, I drive further every day just to get to work!

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Most people would say Brisbane has the perfect climate, with summer daytime temperatures in the range of 25 to 30°C and winter daytime temperatures around 15 to 20°C.

Usually, the temperature at night is only about five degrees cooler, and the sun shines almost every day.

© photohome | CanStockPhoto.com - Brisbane river from the historic Kangaroo point area

Although there are no natural beaches bordering the city, the city council created a man-made beach at South Bank park in the early 1990's.

This beach is Australia's only inner city (man-made) beach and it is patrolled by qualified lifeguards all year round. South Bank is definitely the place where folks go to cool off, to see and be seen!

© lucidwaters | CanStockPhoto.com - Man Made Beach at South Bank Park

And Brisbane isn't entirely without a sea beach, as Moreton Bay is only about 30 minutes away by car.

It takes a little longer to get there using the city's excellent public transport system, known as 'Translink'. Moreton Bay has incredible beaches, has warm clear waters, and some amazing islands for weekend breaks.

As the capital city of Queensland Australia, the city has all the facilities that go with a capital.

It has a busy downtown financial and commercial center. The headquarters of many major companies, a busy port and airport, and world-class cultural and sporting facilities, are some of the features of this city.

Whether you're visiting on business, as a tourist, a retiree, or as a student attending one of its many universities and colleges, this is a place you'll love.

© tupungato | CanStockPhoto.com - CBD

So what's this 'walkabout'? In Australia, a walkabout is a wander through the land, learning its ways and bonding yourself to it.

And that's what this site is about, it takes you on a wander through the city, showing you everything you need to know to make your stay memorable.

Brisbane City - A Top Choice!

It's certainly a great place to live, particularly if you like warmth, a climate that's a comfortable temperature for most of the year and friendliness, with a western lifestyle as well.

Maybe you'll even 'bond' to it and never want to leave. It has been known to happen.



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