explore MT COOTHA BOTANIC...
explore MT COOTHA BOTANIC GARDENS...
After spending some time wandering around the Botanic Gardens, you deserve a short respite. So, chill out (albeit for a while) at the cafe (a welcome relief from the sweltering 35 degrees Celcius heat) and sip a cup of cafe au lait before proceeding to the JAPANESE GARDENS here.
Yup, that's me in the pic below enjoying the sights and sounds of the Japanese Gardens.
These aren't particularly...
These aren't particularly cultural tips for Brisbane but a list of very important Australian cultural icons.
SKIPPY THE BUSH KANGAROO - TV show from the 60s. Skippy is a lot like Lassie, he warns people of danger and is Sonny's best friend (Sonny is the boy pictured left). To listen to the famous Skippy theme or to watch a short video clip, Click hereWE LOVE SKIPPY!
Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC)
The venue opened in 1975 as a facility for athletics and was officially named by the Queen, as the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Sports Centre during her visit to Australia in 1977.
The Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC), formerly known as QEII ('QE2') Stadium and later ANZ Stadium, at Nathan is the third largest sporting arena in Queensland. The stadium was built as a temporary venue for the 1982 Commonwealth Games but endured as home for the Brisbane Broncos rugby league team during the 1990s and hosted the 2001 Goodwill Games.
From 1993 to 2003, the venue served as the home of the Brisbane Broncos national rugby league team. A naming rights agreement with the ANZ Bank resulted in the venue being named "ANZ Stadium" for this decade. During this period, the venue continued to be used for local, national and international athletics events (including the 2001 Goodwill Games) and outdoor concerts. Indeed, the venue hosted an average of over 90 athletics carnivals per annum over this period.
Ownership of the venue was transferred from the Brisbane City Council to the Major Sports Facilities Authority on 30 June 2002.
CLEVELAND BAYSIDE VILLAGE MARKETS
Cleveland Markets, and I have been here many times over the past 20 years.
They used to be extremely busy, now are quieter, but still enjoyable to take a wander around. Nowdays, it includes a "Farmer's market" which is great, I bought a lot of very cheap fruit and vegetables, all nice and fresh!
Each time I go, I find something new in the handmade products, there is allsorts, including crochet items, clothing, knitwear, confectionary, pottery, artwork, re-cycled clothing,
bric-a-brac along with massage and tarot readers, buskers and food stalls.
They are located in Bloomfield street, which is nice and shady for those summer days. Plenty of outdoor Cafe's too, and a children's play area.
Cleveland is located in Redland Bay, Brisbane. A train from Brisbane runs a regular service to here.
LOCATION.......Bloomfield street, Cleveland
HELD.............. Every Sunday, 7am - 2pm.
STRADBROKE ISLANDis often...
STRADBROKE ISLANDis often missed out of travel plans when people visit Brisbane or the Gold Coast. The island or should I say islands (North and South Stradbroke) are absolutely beautiful - a great place to get away from the city to enjoy swimming in fresh water lakes or the clear blue Pacific ocean. You can camp on the beach, drive a 4WD down the beach (you'll need a permit-see Redlands Shire web page), go scuba diving, take a walk along the beautiful coastline and spot dolphins and green turtles or enjoy a delicious seafood dinner at one of the cafes at Point Lookout - the resort area (very small) of North Stradbroke. The island is actually a part of the Redlands Shire not Brisbane city itself, but is easily accessible by car and ferry or by train and ferry from Brisbane. A perfect weekend getaway!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! For further details, check out the Redlands Shire Tourism site Cl ck here