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We arrived in Brisbane from Noosa around midday after our bus was 1 hour delayed. There wasn't one cloud in the sky, from having heavy rain and strong winds for the past 2 weeks it was amazing to have hot weather!
We headed to my hostel - Bunk Brisbane - BTW highly recommend, its clean, modern, central and has a good bar downstairs! It was very cheap as well which coming to the end of my trip and having done a cheeky shopping spree in Noosa I am counting every penny. It is in Fortitude Valley which is great place to go out as there are bars and clubs around.
It was 35 degrees celsius and humid when we decided to walk from our hostel to South Bank. It's about a 40 minute walk but we stopped for some shopping in the middle so it didn't feel so long. Around 3pm we got to the Streets Beach, it's an artificial beach in the middle of the city. It was fairly busy but we found a spot and cooled down in the water before meeting our friend from Fraser Island. I've been so lucky to have people who are travelling to the same places as I am so i'm rarely alone.
To be honest I didn't see much of Brisbane in my one day here but know enough that I want to come back in the further for sure. It is a busy city with so much to see and do! On this trip it was just a stop over before heading to Byron today, but i'm totally glad I did it, the weather was beautiful, the people were friendly and the food was amazing!
If you're looking to eat somewhere South Bank at night has so many restaurants and bars, they all close fairly early so be sure to check the opening hours if you're going to be eating later than usual.
This is now my third time to Brisbane and this is for work. We are today looking at hotels, cafes and activities to do in Brisbane. It's a great way to see what there is to do in Brisbane.
Working as a travel agent has it's perks although we don't get cheap flights like common misconception but we do get to do trips like these. I wasn't a fan of Brisbane the first time I came. Although I was only here for a day or so as you just read it wasn't hyping me to want to return. On my second visit it was partly business and partly pleasure. I was shown a different side of Brisbane which was what I think everyone should see. I now recommend staying 2-3 days minimum in Brisbane. You have to visit places like Bribie Island, Moreton Island and explore the streets of Brisbane. The nightlife in Brisbane is good as well so be sure to tick that off your bucket list.
When staying in Brisbane there are two main choices I would suggest, if your main concern is travelling outside of Brisbane on day trips etc then south bank is perfect, boasting various resturants and bars at night for when you're back. If you are looking to explore Brisbane itself I would recommend the Oaks Hotel/Apartments. They are spacious, clean and in very good locations.
If you're looking at travelling to the Gold Coast I would ask suggest you can fly into or out of Brisbane for a change of scenery. They are located just over an hour drive away from each other have host very different experiences. On my fourth trip to Brisbane that is exactly what we did. We flew in and out of Brisbane and hired a car to travel to the Gold Coast. It mean't we could see two cities for the price of one!