Brisbane is the capital city of State Queensland of Australia and has won many hearts of tourists looking for a place to relax and wing it with the locals rather than going for flamboyant holiday spree. Considering the relaxed and mild pace of the city, it has been tagged as the most boring city of Australia, however, talk to peace loving vacations tourists they will give you an opposite answer. These kinds of tourists are spread all over the world and thus the reason behind international flight connectivity of Brisbane Airport with that of the world. Domestic networking within the country is also quite smooth and speedy.
As per the population census done in 2011, Brisbane boasted of more than 2 million in population making it the 3rd most populated and largest city of Australia. As per the result of the census, it was determined that Brisbane was the 2nd capital city of Australia to gain high growth rate in terms of population – 11.5%. The census came out with following points of information:
29.7 % of the total population was born overseas while only 2 % in totality was of original Brisbane residents.
Four most common overseas countries from which many individuals have come and settled in Brisbane are: New Zealand, India, United Kingdom and Mainland China.
Households amounting 17.9% converse in languages excluding English of which most common are Spanish – 0.6%, Samoan – 0.6%, Cantonese – 0.9%, Vietnamese – 0.9% and Mandarin – 1.5%.
Brisbane offers pleasant weather conditions if visited in the ending months of autumn and winters along with spring months. These months are not only favorable due to weather conditions but also local festivals and events make them much more special. Winter season from the months June to August are quite pleasant due to the regional location of the city. Months starting from June to November offer tourists opportunity of watching whale as they are migrating to the coast in order to breed. Brisbane Fine Wine and Queensland Music Festival in July; River Festival in August along with Brisbane festival and Valley Fiesta in September makes these months much more favorable for tourists visit.
The peak onslaught of tourists starts from May and goes on to September. For those fond of nature and its spiraling stories, August to October months are the best bet. However, the months to avoid at all cost are from November to March when the summer is at its peak. Although the costs of all things from accommodation to dining facilities are quite low but the weather can be downpour on any plans made.
The off season in Brisbane is usually experienced in the months of November to March wherein the weather is extremely hot and humid with high chances of thunderstorm that are bound to ruin the vacation as the tourists most likely will be restricted to stay in most of the time. At this time generally those tourists arrive in Brisbane who are experiencing chilly weather in their country.
Tourists from all over the world from the countries like Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Chine, India, Dubai and Thailand amongst many others can easily land in the city via International Flights accepted by the airport. Domestic connectivity to cities like Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney is also quite smooth. Considering its swift connectivity to other countries and Australian cities, it is said to be the third busiest airport of Australia. It carters to both International and domestic flights and has two terminals for both. Some of the services which make the airport heaven for the travelers are:
ATMs: ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) can be found on all the levels of both Domestic and International Terminals.
Payphones: Both Domestic and International terminals consist of Payphone services on various levels, which are:
Parent Rooms: Parents with babies and young children require certain facilities to cater to the needs of their children. All these and more can be done in Parents room that is available in the airport in various locations. The parents can make use of feeding rooms that are totally private and changing benches for toddlers as well as the babies along with bottle heaters or microwave ovens.
Brisbane airport caters for both International and domestic connectivity with countries and cities respectively. Some of the prominent International airlines landing on the International Terminal of the Brisbane airport:
Some of the prominent Domestic airlines landing on the Domestic Terminal of the Brisbane airport:
Visiting new places is basically attracted due to the unique features like monuments or the eating joints and cuisines specific to that region only. Some of the scrumptious options to dine in Brisbane, after roaming all day taking in the viewing delights the city has to offer, are:
Gunshop CafeThis refurbished gun shop has brought in the cool culture and mindset of Australians with soothing music, funky lights along with cheering and ever helpful staff. The menu which gets renovated with new dishes every single day, do carry the regular favorites of regular visitors like Zucchini fritters, Hervey Bay scallops with crab along with saffron yogurt and French toast for the healthy breakfast. Australian wines, afternoon pick me ups and craft beers are also offered to quench the thirst.
Baker’s Arm This bakehouse located on Logan Road does not have any menu items fixed and offer a range of sweet delicacies that will you’re your sweet tooth feel in heaven. The range of sweets go from brilliantly baked cakes, saucer size biscuits to tarts, frittatas, pies and salads etc prepared on daily basis as per the whims and fancies of the baker. Check in and pick out your favorite sweet baked goods and enjoy them out under sunny booth tables.
Kwan Brothers:Asian restaurant started by the Kwan brothers is opened till late night having the ambience of moody air under disco balls along with Chinese umbrellas. Asian cuisine of crispy tofu with lemongrass and chilly along with BBQ pork-belly sliders and Korean fried cauliflower. For thirst quenching try their Kirin beer and then go in for a good night sleep.
Visiting Brisbane and not experiencing some of its man-made achievements like museum of Brisbane, cultural center in Queensland, gallery of modern art and botanic garden of Brisbane etc. Some of the awe-inspiring sights-seeing to be done in Brisbane are as follows:
Visiting Brisbane and missing out on Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s living legacy is a total ‘No-No’. This Australian Zoo comes with proper pick-up and drop off to and from hotels in Brisbane and Gold Coast in full air-conditioned coaches. Explore the wild nature accorded with this Zoo and watch animals relaxing in their natural habitat.
Witness the mesmeric beauty of Brisbane while cruising on the wooden paddle-wheeler. Dining on the cruise while getting entertained with live music and delectable three course menu freshly made followed by a loving stroll on the deck of your ride under the twinkling stars and moon. One of the best possible ways to end your vacation with your loved ones and friends.
Take in the challenge of climbing the iconic Story Bridge of Brisbane. With 360 degree scenic beauty of Brisbane, Moreton bay, Lamington National Park, Brisbane River and Mt. Coot-tha as well as Glass House Mountains. The tourists are properly guided by the climb leader in regards with safety and commentary revolving around Brisbane’s beauty.
|Wheel Chair Availability||Yes|
|Prepaid Booth (TAXI)||Yes|
|Terminal Interchanging Facility||Yes|
|Domestic Flights Connectivity||Yes|
|One Day Shelter||Yes|
|Taxi Cost||$2.90/ 2.17 km (AUD)|
|Apartments Rent||Starting from $ 340 (AUD)|
|Beer||$ 4.39 / 0.5 l(AUD)|
|Mineral Water||$ 2.75 / 1 l(AUD)|