Relax a bit on the South...
Relax a bit on the South Bank... Compared to bustling Sydney, Brisbane is much more quiet and 'tropic'. SO don't hurry around for a party you won't find, but ebjoy some walks and markets along the River on South Bank, jump into the (always crowded) public pool and lay lazy in the grass...
Radio Stations - FM
One thing I always have problems with is finding a local radio station that suits my tastes.
Following is a list of some of the FM Radio Stations in Brisbane. (Have tried to describe each station, but at the end of the day music is such a personal thing. The numbers are close, so give them all a go!)
Triple M = FM104.5 - 80s, 90s & today, wide variety - http://www.triplemrocks.com.au/
97.3FM Brisbane = FM97.3 - tends to be a lot of top 30, but more variety than Nova - http://www.973fm.com.au/
B105 = FM105.3 - tends to be a lot of top 30, but more variety than Nova - http://www.b105.com.au/
Nova = FM106.9 - mainly current top 30 & some older ex top 30 songs - http://www.nova1069.com.au/novaMain.aspx
Triple J = FM107.7 - plays more alternative music than the main stream radio stations - http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/
This state of the art stadium was opened in June 2003 - after the old Lang Park comlex was demolished, to make way for a much more superior facility. Built in a cauldron like design, this 3 tier sports ground seats 52,500 for a range of uses - largely sport - rugby union, rugby league and soccer. It is now home to the Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane Red and Brisbane Roars. International games are also hosted here, and there is really not a bad seat in the house. Proximity to the playing field is an excellent feature, and maximises the visibility and atmosphere when you attend.
The venue has multiple food and alcohol outlets, and plenty of public facilities within the complex.
There is NO public parking at the stadium, but is readily and conveniently accessed by bus or train. Both are free services for ticket holders, and plentiful at either ends of the game.
At the front of Suncorp Stadium, there is a statue of our King Wally - Wally Lewis is probably the most well known of all Queensland and Australian Rugby League players - famous for his fiery confrontations and longstanding leadership of local, state and international Aussie teams, as well as his obvious talent as a football player.
Wally was a founding Bronco, and captained this team, the Queensland team from 1981 to 1991, and the Kangaroosbetween 1984 and 1991. He is now a news commentator.
Sunshine coast hinterland is a...
Sunshine coast hinterland is a lovely area. Hiking in Lamington national park, which is about an hour or more out of Brisbane, is an absolute delight. There are also the glasshouse mountains for a day climb. Stradbroke Island is a beautiful place too and if you have a 4WD, try to get to Fraser (but watch out for the dingoes!!)
Brisbane offers a variety of opportunities for mountain bike enthusiasts. There are a number of tracks around the city, including a new mountain bike park, called Hilltop Oasis. This park has a variety of tracks, and is continually being developed. Entry is $10 for the day. Check out the park's website on www.mountainbikepark.com.
For information on Mountain Biking in the Brisbane area, check out www.mtbdirt.com. This is a great forum of local riders and is a good place to meet other riders, get the low down of upcoming events, good riding areas and all other things related to mountain biking in Brisbane.