Quality Suites The Inchcolm

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73 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000, Australia
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regular ferry service between downtown Brisbane and Lone Pine Koala??

by raytung31

Hi all,

Besides MV Mirimar, I appreciate if someone could tell me if there is other regular ferry services between downtown Brisbane and Lone Pine Koala?? As I have found MV Mirimar has got only one voyage per day. :(

If so, please let me have web site concerned.

Please help.

Re: regular ferry service between downtown Brisbane and Lone Pine Koala??

by wise23girl

I cannot find an alternative ferry
The Brisbane City Council City Cat or ferry routes do not extend to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

There are regular buses to and from Lone Pine operated by the Brisbane City Council.

Brisbane City Council Bus number 445 leaves from stop 40 Adelaide Street

Brisbane City Council Bus number 430 leaves from Platform B4, Queen Street bus station

Adult fares are $4.70 and children, pensioners and students are $2.40 (with valid I.D.). Prices are subject to change.
For updated information on public transport please visit: translink.com.au or call 13 12 30

A taxi from the Brisbane city to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will cost around $20~$40.
Taxis can be booked by calling one of the following taxi companies:

Black & White - Ph: 131 008
Yellow Cabs - Ph: 131 924
The operator will ask for your pick-up address, the destination (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket), name & number of passengers.

This is what I wrote about Lone Pine
"My earliest memory of Lone Pine is walking precariously on the edge of the jetty and falling in to the Brisbane River. So most of the day was spent getting various parts of my clothing dry bit by bit as I lay in the sun.

In those days" everybody" went to Lone Pine by ferry. There would have been a road in but no doubt it was rough. You can still go there by ferry but everything has come much closer to Lone Pine today.

If you want to see koalas this is a good place to go. By the way they are NOT "koala bears". Koalas are mammals...bears are not. Besides koalas there are possums and echidnas and kangaroos and more.

If you drive there is free parking , barbecue and picnic areas. Of course there is a gift shop , toilets, and a cafe

There are tours which include Lone Pine 1300 360 776 and more. Check with tourist office in Queen St Brisbane.

There are buses ..one from near the Casino Bus 430 and more

And my "old friend" the boat cruise from Cultural Centre Pontoon (Southbank) Ph 1300 729 742

Open every day (Anzac Day from 1.30 pm )
Phone: 07 3378 1366
Address: Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket
Directions: Lone Pine is 11K from the city by car. Head for the Western freeway with your GPS or map.
Website: www.koala.net
Other Contact: koala@koala.net

Travel Tips for Brisbane

Inner city suburbs

by westrella

Looking to move or visit from overseas? It can be hard trying to find out where you should be looking for a hotel/motel...

www.octopustravel.com and www.needitnow.com are my favourite methods of finding hotel rooms at the last minute for a cheaper price than usual.

Spring Hill is literally a hop, skip and jump from the city centre. There is a lot of accomodation there at a range of prices. Spring Hill doesn't really have much to offer in terms of food and fun - I guess people rely on how it is so close to the city. As such, there isn't much human traffic on the back end of it and it can be quite a lonely and dark walk home if that's where you are staying. However, the front end is very much city fringe and highly populated.

Fortitude Valley has a lot of affordable and unaffordable accom - it is far more eclectic and fun to be in and probably worth you looking into to stay or just hang out in your spare time. There are heaps of cheap food options there too, being the Chinatown part of Brisbane (or one of them, the other being Sunnybank!)

New Farm extends from the Valley and is also a good place to stay. Very easy to travel to the city or the airport from there. Very public transport oriented.

West End is more of a houses area although definitely suitable for long term stays for those who want to rent an apartment. West End is also happily serviced by public transport as well as being a great walk from the city. Plenty of food options again.

South Brisbane is serviced by South Bank in terms of food and things to do. South Bank being one of Brisbane's major attractions for fine dining and the fake beach. South Brisbane is home to many many apartments. Also a walkable distance to the city and close the the pedestrian bridge that will take you to the botanic gardens in the city. Woolloongabba is now one of the up and coming locations to stay. There are supermarkets, food outlets, pubs and heaps of transport, a whole bus interchange of your own in fact. Great for students. Everything you need is there. A lot of redevelopment has occurred over the last few years.

Kangaroo Point may seem very close to the city, but I find it really has little to offer. There are some convenience stores but you really have to leave to get to a variety of restaurants and there is a great big road cutting it off from South Brisbane. There are definitely better choices than here.

Kelvin Grove is now coming up as a great place for students to stay as they have just installed a new "urban village" which focuses on the needs of people to have everything they need in a local area. Another bus interchange is located there, as well as one of the campuses of the university. Additionally, rent is much cheaper there than some of the suburbs closer to the city.

Another sought after place to stay is Toowong. Plenty of rental properties there to choose from, well loved by students, great night life and plenty of food/cafes. Heaps of transport.

Hopefully this has helped you make some selections about where you want to start looking for a place to stay when you are here.

Lovely Walking Tracks

by keeweechic

There are walking tracks following around the Brisbane River which links Southbank, Queensland University, the Park Road and Caxton Street coffee shop districts, Waterfront Place, the Botanical Gardens and Kangaroo Point cliffs. Or take a leisurely cruise or even a dinner cruise, down the river.

Fictional books based in Brisbane

by Aleyd

Zigzag Street by Nick Earls (fictional) - Would recommend to a 15+ audience.

(following is jacket blurb from Zigzag Street.)

Richard Derrington is twenty-eight and single. More single than he'd like to be. More single than he'd expected to be, and not coping well. Since Anna trashed him six months ago he's been trying to find his way again. He's doing his job badly, playing tennis badly, stalled at the start of renovating and wondering when things are going to change.

Zigzag Street covers six weeks of Richard's life in the house his grandparents built at Brisbane's Red Hill. Six weeks of rumination, chaos, poor judgement, interpersonal clumsiness and, eventually, hope, as he stumbles from one incident to another.

Richard's trying to be a nineties man, longing to be desirable, searching for calm, but things are only getting more out of control. Zigzag Street is his story.

Nick Earl's official website is: http://www.nickearls.com/


He Died With a Felafel In His Hand by John Birmingham (fictional) is about a young guy and his experiences of share-house living in Brisbane.

John Birmingham has lived with eighty-nine people and kept notes on all of them. This is their story. (from the official website)

There is a film called 'He Died With A Felafel In His Hand'. It is very loosely based on the book, and condenses a lot of the share-houses in to 3 main ones.

Tasmanian Babes Fiasco is the sequel to He Died With A Felafel In His Hand.

John Birmingham's official website is: http://www.duffyandsnellgrove.com.au/authors/birmingham.htm

The Squares around Central Station

by xuessium

You wouldn't think there is actually anything to be bothered with around a busy faceless train station wouldn't you?

Actually, there are 3 historical squares around the Station, worth to have a walk through if you are into exploring the city a tad using ya feet. They are also good spots to catch a breather between jetting around the city as there are usually benches for a rest.

There is Anzac Square, named in honour of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and home to the Greek-styled Shrine of Remembrance and Eternal Flame, which happens to be just across the road from the main entrance of the train station. The open concept surprisingly took shades of solemnness away, as kids on skateboards were flinging themselves around the shrine. Away from the shrine, trees provided shades for folks hunting for a breather, as perfectly illustrated by a gentleman snoozing away on a bench.

Next to Anzac Square is King George Square, named in honour of King George V, where you may bump into a handful of statues of people I have no idea who they were. Discover and learn.

Crossing the bridge from Anzac Square, you'll find Post Office Square, built over a collection of shops, and is probably the least exciting of the 3, since it is literally just a space. But at the end of it, you will come to the GPO, a lovely building and from there, you can connect easily to Queen Street Mall.


by aussirose

We stayed with my friend at Redcliffe about 30 minutes north of Brisbane. Redcliffe hasn't changed much over the years. I just love all the old little fibro and weatherboard houses and Queenslanders (that's high set old houses with a large verandah around). Here's the old jetty. You can catch a ferry from here to Morton Island. We didn't get there......oh well, maybe next time :o)


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 Quality Suites The Inchcolm

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Quality Inn Brisbane
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Address: 73 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000, Australia