Time to say goodbye to Brisbane and move on to the next leg of our trip.
Some facts about Brisbane that you might have not known:
- Brisbane was known to the early Aboriginal people as Meanjin, which means "place shaped like a spike".
- Brisbane was the busiest submarine port in the world during World War II
- The world's first cultivated Macadamia tree lives in the City Botanic Gardens.
- Brisbane has 283 days of sunshine a year and is the capital of Queensland, known as the ‘Sunshine State’
- Brisbane is known as “Brizzie” to the locals
- With a population of over 1.6 million, Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia
- The Story Bridge is a twin of the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal, Canada.
- The city is situated on the Brisbane River and surrounded by misty blue hills
- Brisbane is known for its scenic beauty, balmy climate and friendly atmosphere
- A smorgasbord of cultural offerings makes Brisbane Queensland’s epicenter for the arts with world-class galleries, museums, theaters, art-house cinemas, live-music venues and events
- Brisbane is the jumping-off point for the Gold and Sunshine Coasts
- Eating and drinking in Brisbane is all about open-air experiences and many places have massive windows opening onto leafy streets with tables and chairs spilling on sidewalks
- Wander in the botanic gardens, in-line skate or bike along the riverfront pathways, have a drink in a pub beer garden, or get out on the river on a CityCat ferry
- Getting around Brisbane is cheap and easy, good food, including fantastic seafood, is abundant, and accommodation is affordable.