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    Walking/Driving in Brisbane

    by stevemt Updated Jan 9, 2013

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    Be careful when walking or driving in Brisbane

    If walking, cross at the lights, and don't go if they are showing red. The police are having a blitz on jaywalking and it is an instant $75aus fine if caught.

    If driving, Dont run the amber lights. Another blitz and this is a $330aus fine if caught.

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    Trains @ southbank

    by MariePisces Written Apr 7, 2008

    At southbank, there are 2 train stations on the same street. But they are totally different. If you want to go to any of the themeparks, or the airport, go to the one at the top of the road (coming from away from the city), otherwise, the one next to QPAC takes you to the goldcoast.

    Unique Suggestions: Ask the ticket seller people, they are nice and will help you if you are not sure if you're in the right station. Just be aware that there are TWO stations.

    Fun Alternatives: Rent a car.

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    Queen Street - The Treasury Building.

    by Jerelis Written Jul 29, 2005

    Right now you can say that the heart of Queen Street in Brisbane has put on a fresh face. The entire street is lined with a colourful mix of heritage facades, historic arcades and some modern shopping galleries.

    At the end of Queen Street (near the Victoria Bridge) you'll find the Treasury Building. They say it's "the most beautiful example of Italian renaissance at the Southern hemisphere". They started building it in 1885 and it lasted 40 years before it was finished. Nowadays it is a casino.

    Unique Suggestions: Crowds also flocked to the city centre for entertainment. As it is today, promenading was one of the main forms of entertainment and Saturday night was particularly popular for window shopping and being seen.

    The Treasury Building, which now is a casino.
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    Queen Street - A brief history!

    by Jerelis Written Jul 29, 2005

    The introduction of large enclosed shopping centres in the suburbs, the removal of the trams and introduction of buses in the 1960s had a negative impact on the quality of Queen Street. In 1978 Council initiated an investigation in the problems and needs of pedestrians in the city centre. This investigation recommended that Queen Street be closed to traffic and a pedestrian mall be built.

    The street was closed in January 1981 and the first part of the mall was built between Edward and Albert Streets. It was opened in August 1982.

    Unique Suggestions: Crowds also flocked to the city centre for entertainment. As it is today, promenading was one of the main forms of entertainment and Saturday night was particularly popular for window shopping and being seen.

    Queen Street a very long time ago.
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    Queen Street - City's most important place.

    by Jerelis Written Jul 29, 2005

    Queen Street has always been one of the city's most important places, where the people of Brisbane welcome visitors and celebrate important events. For example, there have been many memorable parades through Queen Street, including the Boer War, First and Second World Wars. Queen Street has been the premier retail strip throughout the city's history. Even in the 1880's Queen Street was divided into two areas, the retail or 'fashionable' end between George and Edward Streets and the commercial area between Edward and Wharf Streets.

    Unique Suggestions: Crowds also flocked to the city centre for entertainment. As it is today, promenading was one of the main forms of entertainment and Saturday night was particularly popular for window shopping and being seen.

    Looking over Queen Street from a balcony of a caf��
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    Tap water is fine

    by Aleyd Written Jul 26, 2005

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    Brisbane tap water is perfectly fine to drink. Most locals drink tap water.

    By drinking tap water you can save a fortune on bottled water.

    If you don't like the taste of Brisbane tap water, cordial (a concentrated syrup available in many fruit flavours) is a cheap way of flavouring your water. Use about 1 part cordial 4 parts water.

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    None that I can think of! As...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    None that I can think of! As a tourist, you'd definitely want to see EVERYTHING that Brisbane has to offer. And that includes taking a photo of yourself carrying the Koala Bear! :-)

    Photo below: Beautiful Mt Cootha...

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    The undersea world aquarium in...

    by danny1979 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The undersea world aquarium in Cairns is s good way of seing the reef fish and sharks with out geting your feet wet.You will find it in the market place shoping centre to the north of the main beach.

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