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Brisbane- what to see/do in half a day

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Brisbane- what to see/do in half a day

we plan to arrive in Brisbane enroute to Goldcoast. But we only arrive late in the evening and would need to drive to the hotel in gold coast the next day. What's there to see in Brisbane if we only had the morning/early afternoon and where's a good place to stay for just 1 night?

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1. Re: Brisbane- what to see/do in half a day

Hi there

Best would be to stay in one of the inner city hotels- depending on your budget, there is a wide range. Next morning, walk from the city over to Southbank where there are plenty of cafes along the river, and also a good view back into the city. There are also markets there on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. You could also take a trip to Mt Cootha for a birds eye view over the city before heading to the coast.

Alternatively, if you are energetic (and again depending on budget) you could do an early morning climb of the Storey Bridge. You would need to book this prior to leaving home.

Another alternative would be to do a morning sights tour which would pick up from your hotel and take in the city area and Mt Cootha. If you would like web addresses let me know and I can send to you.

Cheers Shae

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2. Re: Brisbane- what to see/do in half a day

Agree with previous poster, I would stay at say Rydges or Saville Suites and walk across the road to Southbank and wander through the botancial gardens. Catch the ferry and see some of Brisbane skyline. Its a fun way to see Brisbane.

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3. Re: Brisbane- what to see/do in half a day

It is a river city so a jetcat ride is a good way to experience it. Stop for lunch at the boathouse at Reggata Point. Jetcats tickets are inexpensive.

Or avoid downtown and it's nightmare traffic all together and head out to Manly. Nice marina and some nice seafood restaurants.

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