Queensland Travel Tips
Brisbane was once used primarily by travellers who needed its airport to get to somewhere else. Now it has become a destination in its own right.
Brisbane’s South Bank has been the focus of a huge regeneration project that has seen the city gain its own identity with a diverse range of attractions for tourists and locals alike.
The journey from Brisbane to Cairns is now six hours shorter by rail, thanks to a new high speed tilt train.
Passengers will travel in comfort on the Spirit of Queensland, which replaces The Sunlander. The Executive General Manager of Customer Service for Queensland Rail, Martin Ryan, describes the carriages as world class, according to the Brisbane Times. Luxuries include a railbed, which folds out and reclines, an individual entertainment service for every passenger and USB ports.
For a city that really isn’t very old, Brisbane has quite an impressive array of architecture, with some of the big highlights being its early-era creations. With many of the city’s historic buildings undergoing renovations over the past 10 or 20 years, Brisbane has begun to embrace its history through its incredible architecture, with even some of the older apartments in Brisbane being restored to their former glory. The following are some of the standout architectural highlights of Brisbane’s CBD.
Brisbane City Hall
This heritage-listed building was once the tallest building in Brisbane. Built in 1920, it is considered to be of the Italian Renaissance architectural style, and includes a 92-metre clock tower. Still a popular venue for free concerts and public events, Brisbane City Hall is considered by many Brisbanians to be the heart of the city.
For a fun way to spend a great holiday with your kids, nothing beats the Gold Coast and its awesome theme parks. Whether you are staying right on the strip in one of the beachfront Gold Coast Apartments, or down the road in one of those luxury serviced apartments in Brisbane, you’ll be close to a heap of amazing theme parks. The following are some of the best theme parks on the Gold Coast.
With over 27 major rides, Dreamworld is the largest of Australia’s theme parks, attracting hundreds of thousands of people each year. This fantastic park consists of the different themed lands of Ocean Parade, Kid’s Pool, Wiggles World, Gold Rush Country, Rocky Hollow, Tiger Country, the Australian Wildlife Experience and Whitewater World. Among all of these awesome lands you will find food, animal exhibits, rides, four roller coasters and merchandise for sale. You haven’t checked out Gold Coast theme parks until you’ve been to Dreamworld.