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June 2004

Two months in Brisbane. A good place place to visit. I was there in the Winter months (June July). The sun shone during the day and was hot but the days were short and the nights were cool.

I stayed in a variety of Hotels due to the Regular events that sometimes fill the hotels. You do need to book early for a long stay. Horse racing and Rugby were such events that made accomodation hard to find. We watched the England v Australia Rugby match in the Suncorp Stadium where England lost 51-15.

Bed bugs in one hotel was another cause for a swift transfer. It was a recently refurbished Motel which I thought was rather good until I realised I was not alone.

The Brisbane River splits the city in two but does provide a swift traffic free transit route for the City Cat water taxi.


The view from mount Coot-Tha

Brisbane from Mount Coot-Tha
Story Bridge

The Story Bridge

One of Brisbane's most recognisable icons, the Story Bridge is 1.3 kilometres long (including approaches) and reaches 77 metres at its highest point.

Initially named "Jubilee Bridge" (after the Silver Jubilee of King George V) it was later known as the "Story Bridge" after the Public Service Commissioner, John Story.

South Bank

From the State Library to the Maritime Museum , the Parklands sprawl for 17 hectares along the banks of the Brisbane River .

Surfers paradise

Picture curtesy of Ray Monti (Alteon)



Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia, is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Cuddle a koala anytime, handfeed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings

City Hall

Brisbane's first town hall was built in 1864, but this Town Hall was not opened until 1930. The magnificent clock (4.8 metres diameter) and tower (91.5 metres high) have recently been restored.

City Hall




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