This profile focuses lots of various arts, dining, etc., options. Among the highlights to consider if Brisbane would be any part of your Australia-NZ travels, here are a few other options/potentials to consider: "A good introduction to the city begins in the South Bank district, which hugs the south bank of the Brisbane River. The area brims with attractions — a curious artificial beach, riverside parks, a spinning Ferris wheel — but most notable is the culture-rich complex that houses a pair of the city’s finest art venues. The Brisbane River, which wiggles through the center of the city, is a source of both riparian delights and disasters. In 2011, flooding wreaked havoc on low-lying homes and businesses, and this past January, floods struck again. But when the river is behaving, the promenade that hugs the water’s edge is a lovely location for a morning stroll. About seven miles from the summit of Mount Coot-tha is the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, a zoolike haven that is home to a huge array of marsupials including kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils."
There is also a slide show of various sights around Brisbane, plus an interactive map as a part of this Times travel article. We will have two airplane stops in Brisbane, coming down from Hawaii and then going back through here from Auckland. But, as of now, it does not look as if we will have time to see Brisbane, at least on this first trip down under. Maybe next time!! Sounds like an interesting town and area.
Reactions, added suggestions, comments, etc., on this article from those who live here and/or are more experience?
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THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio
Celebrity Solstice Visual Highlights? From our June 7-19, 2011, Solstice cruise from Barcelona that had stops in France, Italy, Kotor and Dubrovnik, I have pull together a number of wonderful visuals of the Solstice, its features, food, entertainment, options, etc. We are now at over 1,955 views for this shorter version started late last week of my larger full review of that cruise and all of the port pictures/details. Check these postings and added info at: