About Brisbane

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The city of Brisbane is considered to be The River City with the beautiful Brisbane River running through its centre and acting like a lifeline for activities and city views. With an enviable climate, you are sure to enjoy Brisbane no matter what the month may be. Parks are a big thing in Brisbane along with cafes and friendly locals. Brisbane hire cars are a great way to explore the city and also the surrounding suburbs and region.

Brisbane’s Central Business District is similar to most modern capital cities around the world with skyscrapers hiding historic churches and heritage colonial buildings. With a mall running down the middle of the CBD you are sure to find a bargain and some great boutiques. Across the Brisbane River is the South Bank Parklands which was rebuilt after the devastating floods in 2011. You can definitely make a day of it with the family in this city based parkland. This side of the river will also mean you can visit the Queensland Cultural Precinct and the excellent Queensland Museum, State Library as well as the Queensland Performing Arts Complex. Plenty of parking is available so you can park the hire car for the day and enjoy Brisbane.

Mt. Cootha is Brisbane’s most popular lookout. You can also explore suburbs such as Paddington and Hamilton or Spring Hill where a stroll along the streets will show you an example of the houses nicknamed ‘Queenslanders’. Houses built on stilts with wonderful verandahs to enjoy. However to see the river in style jump on a CityCat.

Brisbane Surrounds

You will need transport to explore the surrounding areas of Brisbane and we obviously suggest you hire a car. Your rental car will get you to some of the best beaches in the world on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Dreamworld and Movieworld are just a short drive south of the city as well.

Fauna reserves and theme parks let visitors experience our native wildlife at close range. Rainforest national parks, the islands of Moreton Bay, the agricultural heartland of the Darling Downs all lie within easy driving distance of the city. A Rent a Car from Bargain Wheels is the perfect way for visitors to reach and explore the surrounding attractions.

Brisbane Accommodation & Dining

Brisbane has numerous choices of visitor accommodation ranging from boutique to 5 star hotels, serviced apartments, motels, backpacker hostels and bed & breakfast establishments. Brisbane’s restaurant and cafe scene has blossomed in recent years and you’ll find there’s no shortage of good eateries, many of which take advantage of the balmy climate to provide outdoor eating and sidewalk cafe areas.

Away from the city centre, there are clusters of restaurants in Paddington, Fortitude Valley and New Farm, on the South Bank and in the West End. 

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