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Brisbane


Brisbane is the largest city and capital of Queensland, Australia. The city's estimated population is 958,504, as of 2005, with a total of 1,763,131 living in the metropolitan area (2006 Census).

Brisbane grew a penal colony established in 1824 at Redcliffe, about 17 miles (28 kilometers) to the North of what is today central Brisbane. The name Brisbane was chosen in honor of Sir Thomas Brisbane who was the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. Free settlers were permitted from 1842, and Brisbane became the capital of Queensland, when it became a separate colony in 1859.

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Lonely Planet Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Cristian Bonetto

Lonely Planet
Released: 2017-11-01
Kindle Edition (160 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast (Travel Guide)
 
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet's Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Thrill on the rides, waterslides and movie sets of the Gold Coast's mega theme parks; admire the works of art at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art, Australia's biggest gallery of modern and contemporary art; and soak up rays on Australia's only artificial, inner-city beach, Streets Beach, the star attraction at South Bank Parklands, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Brisbane & the Gold Coast and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast :

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Central Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Kangaroo Point and Woolloongabba, Newfarm, Newstead, South Bank, West End, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong, Cristian Bonetto, Anthony Ham & Trent Holden

LONELY PLANET
Paperback (1104 pages)

Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise magnificent Sydney Harbour, grab a coffee in a Melbourne laneway or head off on an outback adventure; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Australia Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, Aboriginal Australia, environment, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, wine, sports, outdoor activities.
  • Free, convenient pull-out Sydney map (included in print version), plus over 150 maps
  • Covers Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Western Australia, the outback and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Australia, our most comprehensive guide to Australia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for Australian road trip ideas? Check out Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Brisbane Travel Guide (Quick Trips Series): Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun

By Jennifer Kelly

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (92 pages)

Brisbane Travel Guide (Quick Trips Series): Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun
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Enjoy your trip to Australia with the Brisbane Travel Guide: Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun.

The Quick Trips to Australia Series provides key information about the best sights and experiences if you have just a few days to spend in the exciting destination of Brisbane.

So don't waste time! We give you sharp facts and opinions that are accessible to you quickly when in Brisbane. Like the best and most famous sightseeing attractions & fun activities (including Fortitude Valley, King George Square & Brisbane City Hall, Cathedral of St Stephen, South Bank, Roma Street Parkland, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Gold Coast Beach Resorts, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Hinterland, Caloundra, Noosa, Maroochydore), where to experience the local culture, great local restaurant choices and accommodation for the budget-minded. Where to shop until you drop, party the night away and then relax and recover!

Also included is information about the typical weather conditions in Brisbane, Entry Requirements, Health Insurance, Travelling with Pets, Airports & Airlines in Australia, Currency, Banking & ATMs, Credit Cards, Reclaiming VAT, Tipping Policy, Mobile Phones, Dialling Code, Emergency numbers, Public Holidays in Australia, Time Zone, Daylight Savings Time, School Holidays, Trading Hours, Driving Laws, Smoking Laws, Drinking Laws, Electricity, Tourist Information (TI), Food & Drink Trends, and a list of useful travel websites.

The Brisbane Travel Guide: Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun - don't visit Australia without it!

Available in print and in ebook formats.

Fodor's Essential Australia (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Released: 2016-09-27
Kindle Edition (768 pages)

Fodor s Essential Australia (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1)
 
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Australia teems with cultural and natural treasures. Its diverse habitats are home to countless strange and amazing creatures, while its extensive coastlines include a wealth of beautiful beaches. With color photos throughout, Fodor's Essential Australia captures the country's stunning diversity, from vineyards to Outback adventures, from hikes through Tasmania to fine dining in Sydney, from tropical rainforests to majestic underwater reefs.
 
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· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· Major sights such as Tasmanian Wilderness, Fraser Island, Sydney Opera House, and the Kakadu National Park
· Coverage of Sydney; New South Wales; Melbourne; Victoria; Tasmania; Brisbane and its beaches; the Great Barrier Reef; Adelaide and South Australia; the Outback; Uluru; Perth and Western Australia

GREATER THAN A TOURIST –BRISBANE QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Claire Heath

CZYK Publishing
Released: 2018-07-01
Kindle Edition

GREATER THAN A TOURIST –BRISBANE QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
 
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Are you excited about planning your next trip?

Do you want to try something new?

Would you like some guidance from a local?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you.

Greater Than a Tourist – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, by Claire Heath, offers the inside scoop on Queensland’s capital city, which basks in a year-round great climate. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination.

In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books.

Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

Brisbane: Australia (Photo Book Book 188)

By Lea Rawls

Released: 2018-08-08
Kindle Edition (101 pages)

Brisbane: Australia (Photo Book Book 188)
 
Product Description:
Brisbane is the capital of and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of 2.4 million, and the South East Queensland region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.5 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the original European settlement and is situated inside a bend of the Brisbane River, about 15 kilometres (9 miles) from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River Valley between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range, sprawling across several of Australia's most populous local government areas (LGAs), most centrally the City of Brisbane, which is by far the most populous LGA in the nation. The demonym of Brisbane is Brisbanite.
One of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane was founded upon the ancient homelands of the indigenous Turrbal and Jagerapeoples. Named after the Brisbane River on which it is located – which in turn was named after Scotsman Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825[ – the area was chosen as a place for secondary offenders from the Sydney Colony. A penal settlement was founded in 1824 at Redcliffe, 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the central business district, but was soon abandoned and moved to North Quay in 1825, opening to free settlement in 1842. The city was marred by the Australian frontier wars between 1843 and 1855, and development was partly set back by the Great Fire of Brisbane, and the Great Brisbane Flood. Brisbane was chosen as the capital when Queensland was proclaimed a separate colony from New South Wales in 1859. During World War II, Brisbane played a central role in the Allied campaign and served as the South West Pacific headquarters for United States Army General Douglas MacArthur.
Today, Brisbane is well known for its distinct Queenslander architecture which forms much of the city's built heritage. It also received attention for its damaging flood events, most notably in 1974 and 2011. The city is a popular tourist destination, serving as a gateway to the state of Queensland, particularly to the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, popular resort areas immediately south and north of Brisbane, respectively. Several large cultural, international and sporting events have been held at Brisbane, including the 1982 Commonwealth Games, World Expo '88, the final Goodwill Games in 2001, and the 2014 G-20 summit. In 2016, the Globalization and World Cities Research Network ranked Brisbane as a Beta world city.
"Brisvegas" is an ironic nickname given to the city.

101 Amazing Thing to Do in Australia: Australia Travel Guide (Sydney Travel Guide, Melbourne Travel Guide, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Tasmania)

By 101 Amazing Things

Released: 2018-10-10
Kindle Edition (43 pages)

101 Amazing Thing to Do in Australia: Australia Travel Guide (Sydney Travel Guide, Melbourne Travel Guide, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Tasmania)
 
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Australia: Where To Go, What To See - A Australia Travel Guide (Australia,Sydney,Melbourne,Brisbane,Perth,Adelaide,Canberra) (Volume 1)

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Australia: Where To Go, What To See - A Australia Travel Guide (Australia,Sydney,Melbourne,Brisbane,Perth,Adelaide,Canberra) (Volume 1)
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