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BRISBANE CITY   by Medha Ruby
 

Welcome to the capital city of Queensland and the third largest city of Australia - Brisbane. Brisbane city was named in honour of Sir Thomas Brisbane and is located on the banks of the beautiful Brisbane river between Moreton Bay and the Great dividing Range. This south-eastern Queensland city is home to a large number of tourists throughout the year -both domestic and international.
A lovely place to enjoy a great vacation- Brisbane has all the attributes of a big city and at the same time provides a relaxed friendly atmosphere where you can just let your hair down and enjoy a wonderful holiday. Brisbane has a great climate providing bright sunny days that can also be enjoyed on the beach being just a short drive south to the Gold Coast or north to the Sunshine Coast.

Brisbane provides you with fabulous opportunities to enjoy the typical Australian flavor. A Brisbane river cruise is a great way to enjoy the bounties of nature upclose. You can spend a whole day site seeing and cruising down the river or just taking a quite riverside walk enjoying the city's architecture and skyline. Between the months of June to November take a cruise and witness the humpback whales on their annual migration trip passing by Morton Bay.
 

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Places not to be missed on a visit to Brisbane include Mt Coot-tha Lookout offering a spectacular vista of the city. South Bank is another place to visit for 100% entertainment. It provides the perfect setting to put all your worries at bay and just relax whether you decide to enjoy the beauty of nature or just watch a cinema and pamper your taste buds. The Roma Street Parklands offer beautiful theme gardens and the City Botanic Gardens is also beautiful to stroll through, in the centre of the city showing nature at its best.

An experience with wild life can be had at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary at Fig Tree Pocket( the largest koala sanctuary in the world) where one can see the wildlife of Australia and also enjoy the opportunity of feeding a kangaroo or hugging a koala.

Spend the evening at any of the wonderful restaurants in Brisbane catering to all palates and provide mouth watering cuisine.

Brisbane has a wonderful package for all you shoppers as well. Every range of fashion, homewares, gifts jewellery and more can be found at Queensplaza, Broadway on the Mall, The Myer Centre or the Brisbane or City Arcade.

There are a number of resorts and hotels providing accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Come along and enjoy the sights, the sunshine and all with the coast and theme parks just a stones throw away.

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Best Western Airport Hacienda Motel, Brisbane
Set in one acre of landscaped gardens and conveniently close to both transport and entertainment centres of Brisbane, this attractive hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travellers.  Situated on the Gateway motorway, Airport Hacienda Motel is only 5 kilometres from the Brisbane Airport. The hotel is 6 kilometres from the town centre and is within easy walking distance from the Racecourse Street, Entertainment Centre, ANZ Stadium and Bretts Wharf.  The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms, with each of them having a small private balcony and equipped with all the modern conveniences.  Guests can enjoy a variety of Italian and Australian cuisine at the onsite restaurant.  During leisure, guests can unwind themselves in the sauna, play tennis or take a cool dip in the pool.
Brisbane Riverview Hotel, Brisbane
This is a charming and friendly hotel that offers unsurpassed service and comfortable accommodation to make you feel at home.  Located by the river at Hamilton, Brisbane Riverview Hotel is close to the airport precinct as well as the Gateway Arterial Bridge between the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. The property is just 6 minutes drive from the CBD and is near the shopping centres, theatres, sporting venues and Chinatown. The Brisbane Riverview is the closest hotel to the new Brisbane Cruise Terminal Portside, which is approximately a 5-minute drive away.  The hotel features 90 spacious and well-appointed guestrooms that are equipped with several modern amenities.  Overlooking the Brisbane River, the in-house restaurant proposes a casual and innovative cuisine.
Chifley at Lennons (The), Brisbane
Chifley at Lennons is a perfect base to discover Brisbane and the team at the property are always looking for ways to delight you to make your stay pleasurable.  Chifley at Lennons is ideally located in the Queen Street Mall and right in the heart of the CBD. Just a short and pleasant stroll away, you can find the convention centre, South Bank Parklands, Queensland Art Gallery and Brisbane Botanical Gardens. The 154 air-conditioned bedrooms are equipped with numerous in-room amenities.  Chefs The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the cocktail bar is open daily from noon until closure.  The recreational facilities provided are spa, sauna and swimming pool.
Holiday Inn, Brisbane
Featuring an elegant decor and a warm hospitality, Holiday Inn Brisbane welcomes you for an unforgettable vacation.  Holiday Inn Brisbane is a perfect destination to take advantage of all that Brisbane has to offer. Conveniently located adjacent to the Brisbane Transit Centre and only a short walk to the central business district, theatres and major shopping mall.  The hotel offers 191 comfortable guest rooms that are well equipped with numerous standard amenities.  Holiday Inn Brisbane offers some great places to unwind and enjoy Australian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a drink at the Queenslander Bar or experience the lively atmosphere of MJ's Restaurant and Bar with relaxed contemporary dining.
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane
Conveniently located in a quiet area of the CBD, the hotel is set upon the highest point of the city the hotel and features breathtaking views of the city. A short stroll will lead you into the heart of the city, with its malls and shopping or to South Bank, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Museum or down town to the Treasury Casino.  The hotel has 180 tastefully appointed guestrooms with all the modern amenities to provide you with complete comfort. Most of the rooms have private balconies offering beautiful views of the surroundings.  The relaxed dining ambiance of Frescos Restaurant is popular with tourists, business clients and the locals alike. The style of food is contemporary with ingredients sourced from local Queensland suppliers and a variety of dishes to suit most tastes.
Hotel Ibis, Brisbane
Hotel Ibis is ideally suitable for travellers who want to enjoy scenic Brisbane in such a fantastic location.  Centrally located, this property is within walking distance from the Performing Arts Complex, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane Convention Centre, Queen Street Mall and Treasury Casino. The hotel is just 20 minutes drive from Brisbane International and Domestic Airport and a 5 minute walk from the Roma Street Transit Centre.  There are 218 guestrooms that are well appointed with a basic range of modern amenities to make your stay comfortable.  Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant that serves a wide variety of cuisine or relax with friends and family at the cosy bar.
Marque Hotel Brisbane
With friendly staff, meticulously clean rooms and relaxed, casual atmosphere, the Marque Hotel Brisbane is the perfect choice for business and leisure travellers alike. Ideally located in the heart of the city, adjacent to the Treasury Casino and a minute walk to the Brisbane River, the Marque Hotel offers easy access to the best that Brisbane has to offer. Its central location makes it the ideal base from which to explore some of Brisbane's biggest attractions, including the Queen and Ann Street shopping precincts, South Bank Parklands, trendy Fortitude Valley and iconic sporting venues such as The Gabba and Suncorp Stadium.  The Marque Hotel Brisbane is a collection of 99 air conditioned rooms and suites equipped with a host of modern amenities.  Tempt your tastebuds at the 103 Marque Restaurant with Classic French and Asian influenced cuisine.
Mercure Hotel, Brisbane
Whether you are on a business trip or travelling on a leisure holiday, Mercure Hotel Brisbane greets you with a smile, offers attentive service and understands your needs.  Located in the heart of Brisbane, the property offers spectacular views of the river and Southbank Parklands. The hotel is only a few minutes walk to the city's busy Queen Street Shopping Mall.  The hotel features 194 comfortable guestrooms, with some offering views over the river.  Guests can enjoy food and beverages at the in-house restaurant and bar.  During leisure, guests can simply laze around the outdoor swimming pool or explore the surrounding areas.
Metro Hotel Tower Mill, Brisbane
Metro Hotel Tower Mill provides the perfect location for business travellers, families and holiday makers.  Located on the edge of the city centre, Metro Hotel Tower Mill Brisbane overlooks Wickham Park and a heritage listed convict-built mill. Take and easy ten minute stroll through the parklands to Brisbane Town Hall, Queen Street Mall, Southbank parklands or the history Treasury Casino. The hotel is also located in the heart of Brisbane's medical precinct, adjacent to Brisbane Private Hospital (Holy Spirit) and numerous medical centres.  The hotel offers 80 air-conditioned guestrooms, most with their own private walkout balconies to enjoy the panoramic views of Brisbane city and surrounding suburbs.  Guests can dine at the new Mill restaurant which is opened daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Novotel, Brisbane
Offering modern comfort, a unique feeling of spaciousness and exceptional facilities, Novotel Hotel Brisbane is an ideal place for both business and leisure travellers.  Located in the city centre, the property has convenient access to major modes of transport. The Queen Street Mall, Riverside Markets and Casinos are only a short walk away.  The hotel has 296 rooms that are comfortable, well furnished and equipped with modern facilities.  The onsite Cilantro Restaurant serves international cuisine in a cosy ambience, while the in-house bar is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink.  During leisure, guests can take a cool dip in outdoor pool, work out at the fitness centre or relax at the sauna.
Peppers Hidden Vale Lockyer Valley, near Brisbane
Surrounded by mountains, valleys and many examples of the colonial past, Peppers Hidden Vale provides the perfect setting to escape the pressure of city life.  This elegant property is situated on a 10,000 acre working cattle station near the town of Grandchester and is sited just 60 minutes drive south-west of Brisbane on the Cunningham Highway.  Guests are offered 30 comfortable and well-appointed rooms that are uniquely decorated in country themes, most with sweeping views of the valley from verandas and some with fireplaces.  Cotton's Restaurant and Bar offers fine dining and gourmet cuisine in a relaxing and intimate atmosphere with beautiful views over the surrounding valley and mountain ranges. The innovative menu highlights fresh produce that South East Queensland is famed for, matched with a superb wine list.
Point Hotel Brisbane, (The)
An excitement filled holiday or a relaxing getaway, the choice is yours at The Point Hotel Brisbane, one of the city's newest and most contemporary hotels.  Nestled at the south entrance to the Story Bridge in the riverside suburb of Kangaroo Point, The Point is central to all Brisbane has to offer, including arts, sports, entertainment, culture and cuisine. The hotel is ideal for business and leisure travellers due to its central location, as well as latest services and amenities.  The Point Hotel boasts a wide range of accommodation types to suit different needs of the discerning guests.  The property operates a cafe and bar that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lunch and dinner menus offer modern Australian dishes, showcasing the country's diversity of flavours, colours and textures. 
Hotel Urban, Brisbane
Picture a place surrounded by leafy parklands, amazing views yet a stones throw from the hub of Brisbane's city centre, a haven where business and pleasure can be combined in harmony without compromise, an environment that commands innovation and promises rejuvenation. The place is Terraces On Wickham.  Terraces On Wickham is located opposite the Roma Street Parklands, offering a pleasant and quiet environment with spectacular city views and is within a short stroll to downtown business, shopping, dining and entertainment districts of Brisbane City, which offers its guests the convenience to the amenities the city of Brisbane has to offer.  The guest rooms are exceptionally spacious and all feature private walk out balconies, individually controlled air conditioning, pay per view movies, and a roomy bathroom. The Gazebo Restaurant & Bar experience encompasses many flavours and many moods.
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