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Travel guide Brisbane for Great view


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By Style Correspondent Teresa Gomez

BRISBANE BRISVEGAS FASHION AND BEAUTY Brisbanites love to look good and there are many places to give that plastic card some exercise. FORTITUDE VALLEY This is the 'Fashion Hub' of Brisbane and is filled with high-end boutiques. If you love the finer things in life, then this is the place to visit for everything from a wide range of home-oriented retailers to fashion specialty stores for females. ‘The Valley’ stocks the likes of international labels such as, Collette Dinnigan & Collette Dinnigan Enfant, Citizens of Humanity Denim and Christian Louboutin shoes. There are also great male and children ranges thrown into the mix. • Faves are Ultra Suite and Blonde Venus for up-to-the-minute style. • Also, Jean Brown at Emporium, Ann St. A fantastic boutique... Read more

Brilliant Brisbane
By Lisa Monk

Brisbane is an unexpected pleasure, which unlike some of Australia’s flashier cities, reveals itself slowly.  But don’t think that means there is less on offer!  The city is a blend of old and new … beautiful sandstone cathedrals and modern office towers each have their place in a city that has a pace and a feeling all its own. The river flows through the heart of the city and has a series of riverfront walks that give a great insight into this always surprising place.  Brisbane has a wonderful climate, although those who feel the heat may prefer to visit in what passes for winter, when both the temperature and the humidity is lower. What to do … or rather, how to fit it all in!  Brisbane has something to please all types of travellers, with... Read more

Good living in the city
By Margie Benson

  One of the many temptations of any visit to Brisbane is experiencing the lifestyle and cuisi... Read more

Boondall Wetlands adventure
By Suzy Young

  Somewhere between a growl and a moan, the sound of a didgeridoo is unique.  Like Scotti... Read more

Bushwalking on Brisbane's doorstep
By Suzy Young

  Brisbane Forest Park is a piece of beautiful wilderness in the middle of a city of nearly a million people. The park comprises 28,500 ha of multi-use forest, plus the Walkabout Creek Visitors' Centre and plays an important role for Brisbanites as a green 'lung' for the city and a place for a wide range of recreational activities in a natural setting, from sedate picnics around a table to those wild and woolly bushwalks. But it also includes forestry land, council land containing watersheds and areas used for environmental research. The park runs an impressive array of activities from hands-on educational children's activities to art classes in the bush, lectures, and a series of walking opportunities from a gentle stroll to death-defying adventures. The park is suited for all ... Read more

North Stradbroke lures many beyond fishing
By Damien Condon

Drive off the barge from Cleveland in Brisbane’s east onto North Stradbroke Island and you are... Read more

Straddie sojourn
By Damien Condon

 Drive off the barge from Cleveland in Brisbane’s east onto North Stradbroke Island and y... Read more

Moreton Island magic
By Damien Condon

It’s not all about city living in Brisbane, especially with the sub-tropical playground of Moreton Bay and its islands glistening on the city’s eastern fringe. Moreton Island in the bay’s north is home to Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort nestled on the mainland side of the island, the city skyline reaching like fingers towards the sky in the west. Jump on one of the resort’s three dedicated vessels and cruise along the pristine waters of the bay and make your way to as much action as you can handle… or just while the day away on ‘island time’. Jump in a four-wheel-drive or on a quad bike, go kayaking or snorkel around the wrecks just off shore their rusting frames jutting out of the water like crooked teeth. The resort offers heaps of self-con... Read more

Point Lookout
By Adrienne Costin

The untamed tendrils of the bougainvillea framed the sparkling waters and brilliant blue skies to pe... Read more

The wild side of Brisbane's bay
By Shaun O'Dowd

  The first thing that strikes you when hand-feeding a wild dolphin is the size of its teeth. Long, large rows of them swivel towards your hand as you hold your little bait-fish under the water. My companion was unsettled. Standing in knee-deep water, she was sufficiently alarmed to fumble with her fish and drop it. The dolphin carer standing with us gave her another fish and encouraged her to put her hand below water. My companion mustered her courage and did so. The dolphin swam gently forward and took the fish with the utmost care. "It was as though she knew you were uncomfortable," the dolphin carer said as we returned to the beach. The dolphin we met was known as Shadow and was a member of a bottlenose dolphin pod that inhabits Brisbanes Moreton Bay. Shadow plays &q... Read more

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