Welcome to LodgingGuide's hospitality industry listings for the Brisbane, Queensland, Australia area.
Queensland's capital of Brisbane serves a center for touring activity covering historic architecture and outdoor adventure from birding and fishing to whale watching. Less than a half hour from downtown, it's possible to paddle the Pine River from Petrie to Sandgate or Redcliffe. Spotting humpback whales from a high speed catamaran is also virtually guaranteed from Brisbane, June through November. Brisbane City Hall with the City Hall Art Gallery attracts legions of visitors, as does MacArthur Museum Brisbane anchored by the actual office occupied by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, leader of Allied Forces in WWII's Pacific campaign from '42 to '44. St. John's Anglican Cathedral showcases 19th century Gothic-Revival architecture designed in 1888 and still under construction. Other attractions include Queensland's Maritime Museum and the Queensland Sciencentre at the Queensland Museum South Bank.
Less than an hour from downtown, Brisbane's Vineyard at Mt. Nebo features fortified antioxidant wines and a tasting area overlooking the Samford Valley. Moreton Bay provides glimpses of birdlife at Boondall Wetlands and Sandgate. Mountain towns of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton provide escape from heat. Shoppers head to Broadway on the Mall with more than 70 stores on four levels and an abundance of cafes. Other shopping options include Brunswick Street Mall for alternative tastes and people-watching, the bustling Chinatown Mall drawing as many locals as visitors, and Queen Street Mall, a centerpiece for city shopping. Farmers Markets at Brisbane Powerhouse has some 100 stalls with Queensland's best in cheeses and more. With ancient trees and rainforest glades, City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane's oldest park, was originally planted by convicts in 1825, with crops harvested to feed prisoners.
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Lodging located in Queensland's great capital city and Australia's third largest city, Brisbane. Brisbane is situated in the southeast corner of Queensland, Australia and is served by Brisbane Airport (BNE) located 7 miles northeast of the city.
Lodging options in the Gold Coast area located on the Eastern seaboard of Australia, just 80km south of Brisbane. This area boasts an average of 245 days of beautiful weather each year. Here you will find sun, surf, sand, and unpolluted air all in a relaxed atmosphere.
Area Facts: The macademia nut was first developed for commercial use by Walter Hill of Brisbane Botanical Garden in the mid-1800s. The international dialing code for Australia is 61.
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