drive up to MT COOT-THA for...
drive up to MT COOT-THA for the BEST views of the entire city! From atop MT COOT-THA, Brisbane's city views unfold right before your very eyes.... AND, you'd be able to catch a glimpse of the city center from up here with its shining glass towers glistening under the summer sun. Just beside it are the historic sandstone churches and the gleaming white stucco of the city's heritage colonial buildings - guaranteed to leave you spellbound. ;-)
aussie slang is fun
Aussie slang is not what usually the word was oriiginally meant for example : someone tells you your gay it does not mean your sexual preference , it means your being stupid.
Yes I know new one on me too, usually this saying is by the teenages .
Australians are not all hyper sensitive about the coloured debate, so you may here australian indigenous telling coloured jokes, so please dont take offence .
Lots and Lots of sunscreen
Sun protection is a must when you visit Brisbane.It is such a coastal city everywhere you turn there is a beach. Australia has a very high risk factor of skin cancer .... Please play it safe and drink lots and lots of water.
A great way to see native fauna and flora in Brisbane.
There are quite a few bushes around Brisbane with worn tracks that are quite easy to navigate around.
The level needed ranges from easy strols to hikes.
At most of the entrances to these should be a map so you know what way you want to go. very easy to read, and while walking there are ocasional signs that show you which way to go.
One i regularly use is Tohey forest. but there are heaps around.
A good way to get info on these would be through the Brisbane city council.
NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND - "STRADDIE"
Located in Moreton Bay, this Island is easy to reach for a days outing, or preferably, to stay a night or two.
The Island, is one of the largest sand islands in the world, with kilometres of white sandy beaches fringing the island's eastern side, and calm waters of Moreton Bay on the other.
The townships of Amity Point, Dunwich and Point Lookout have a range of attractions to offer, and there are plenty of activities to do as well, including 4wd tours, to really get a good look of the Island.
The town of DUNWICH is where you arrive and depart on the ferry. Big Fig trees, a nice bay, and colonial buildings greet you.
Go to the information centre, and pick up a FREE HISTORICAL TRAIL GUIDE, which tells of convict relics, and the stories behind the headstones at the cemetery.
POINT LOOKOUT, is a rocky area, with little bays and secluded beaches, very pretty!
We have stayed at a good camping ground here, but there is all sorts of accommodation available.
If you are here in Whale season (June to October) you most probably will see some, there has been recorded that 9,000 Humpback Whales passed here one year! We have seen Whales from this point!
AMITY POINT has a fishing village atmosphere and is a great place to fish and unwind. There are no surf beaches at Amity, but fishing is good. There is an enclosed swimming area by the jetty for those wanting to cool off in a safe enclosure and a small beach.
The BLUE LAKE is another nice area has clear, deep water, and an easy 2.5k walking track.
BROWN LAKE is called such, as the shallow water is "Tea" coloured.
Stradbroke Island Scuba Centre will take you diving to one of the top 10 dive sites in Australia and one of the best places to dive with Manta Rays in Brisbane.
Go surfing! Go Fishing!.......There is so much to see & do here you really need more than one day.
Summer temperatures can reach a daytime high of over 35°, but averages are around 28°C, dropping to between 22° and 25°C at night. Amity does not have the high volume of visitors as Point Lookout in the summer months, but accommodation can still be hard to find if you do not book early.
In the summertime cool casual clothes and a swimsuit are all you will need. Don’t forget the sunscreen. It can be cool in spring and autumn so add a light jacket. Winter is usually moderate, but a heavier weight jacket and long pants are needed.
There are no banks on North Stradbroke Island. Cards are accepted in most shops, restaurants and accommodation places. Travellers Cheques can be cashed at the Post Office with appropriate identification. There are ATM'S.
BY TRAIN: Catch a Cleveland train from either Roma Street, Central Station or Southbank Station in the city and stay on the train to the end of the line at Cleveland. The journey will take around 50 minutes. You will find a STRADDIE FLYER courtesy bus waiting to take you to catch the next available water taxi.
There are several available ferries, one you can take you vehicle with you.
The best would be to check out their websites.
Check the websites, they have a lot more information on North Stradbroke Island.