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    BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

    by balhannah Updated Feb 11, 2013

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    1st stop on the NORTH MORETON BAY TOURIST DRIVE.

    Well, not much to see from the outside, at least I know how to reach here by car if I want to see a show.
    I actually have been here on several occasions, once to see a Singer, then a Cultural show, and World Class Netball competition in the Sports Arena. It is here were Entertainers and Singers from around the World hold their concerts. If you want to know what is on, or to book, see seating arrangements, find out how to get here, you will find it all on the website.
    There is a Restaurant if you want to have a meal before the event, and there are food/drink outlets located in the centre.

    The Brisbane Entertainment Centre is located in Brisbane's northern suburbs at Boondal, just 16km north of Brisbaneā€™s CBD and 8kms north from the Brisbane Domestic and International airports.
    There's onsite car parking available, and the centre can be reached by public transport
    CITY - CBD via Sandgate Road OR Gateway Motorway.
    (From Gold Coast) via M1, exit onto Gateway Motorway and take exit 117
    (From Sunshine Coast) via Bruce Highway, exit onto Gateway Motorway and take exit 117

    Website: http://www.brisent.com.au/

    Brisbane Entertainment centre
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    Am I in Australia?

    by Aidy_p Written Jul 6, 2012

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    Tanah Merah means red earth in Bahasa or in Malay.

    So when you see a sign in Australia telling you that the next turning is to Tanah Merah, you can't help but to do a double take. I'm quite sure this is one of the more interesting place that one should turn in to take a look.

    We have a region that's called Tanah Merah in Singapore and seeing this name in a foreign country makes me feel really at home.

    Next Turn, Tanah Merah!

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    Bushwalking

    by Dani_aus Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

    one of the many tracks
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  • City views one way, Mountain views the other

    by Ukarumpa Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you head west out of Brisbane on Musgrave Road, which turns into Waterworks Road, you go through Red Hill, Ashgrove and The Gap before leaving Brisbane proper and heading into Crown Land. This is land which belongs to the government - technically still the Crown - and cannot be developed. 15 minutes' drive from The Gap and you could be parked halfway up Mt Nebo at a lookout with a perfect view of the City. Most of these lookout areas are clearly (if somewhat precipitously) signposted - you can see the sign, but not until you pretty much HAVE to turn. This makes traffic slow, but there isn't much of it and you'll generally be too busy looking at the view to bother about speed!

    The Brisbane Forest Park website has more details.

    Phone: +61-(0)7-3300 4855

    sunset over Forest Park
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    WIVENHOE DAM

    by balhannah Updated Oct 13, 2010

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    Wivenhoe Dam is a nice place to visit at any time, especially if you wish to make a day of it. Plenty of picnic areas and room for games, a great family destination.

    Another time to visit, is when the Brisbane area has had a huge amount of rainfall and the Dam is full. The Dam's floodgates are open, usually a few at a time, but if necessary, the whole five are opened at once.

    We, along with hundred's of others, went along for the look. There are several view points, and what a sight it was. The roar and force of the water, the water heading towards Brisbane down the Brisbane River, was one big, frothy, white mass!
    If you didn't have a raincoat on, then you were quite wet from the spray.
    We found the best area to view the sight was from upstairs, it wasn't until we went up, that other people realized there was another section for viewing.

    If you can, try to go on a weekday, it still was busy, but was regulated well. We queued for a while, and as a car left, another was allowed in. I noticed the sign said to expect a 30min delay, this would be on weekends.

    So, if you are here when this happens, go for a look as it doesn't happen very often at all.

    The Dam is located 80kms from Brisbane, heading towards Ipswich and then to Esk. It is easy to find, just follow the Brown Tourist signs.

    Website: http://www.seqwater.com.au/public/catch-store-treat/dams/wivenhoe-dam

    Wivenhoe Dam 5 floodgates open at once Frothy mass heading down the Brisbane river.
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    CLEVELAND BAYSIDE VILLAGE MARKETS

    by balhannah Written Sep 11, 2010

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    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.

    Art stall at the markets Crafft stall at the markets

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    HISTORIC TOOWONG CEMETERY - BRISBANE

    by balhannah Written Mar 28, 2010

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    Toowong cemetery is Queenslands largest cemetery. It is located on the slopes of Mount Coot-tha, near the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane Forest Park.

    This cemetery is historic and has quite a few interesting & important people buried here. They do have signs with details infront of these graves, unfortunately, they have faded badly, and were very hard for me to read, some I could not even decipher!

    Opening in 1875, some burials took place from 1871, the most notable being Queensland's second governor, Colonel Samuel Blackall.

    There are quite a few different walks that you can do. We drove our car in, you can drive around the whole cemetery, it is huge. This is the best way to go, then just stop when you see something of interest. The most important sites, are high on the hill, and the road will take you to them, something I found out after climbing an extremely steep hill!!!

    Check out the website if interested in more details.

    LOCATION....Cnr Frederick Street and Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong

    I haven't done this, but there are ghost tours available....
    $55.00 pp (includes book); $35.00 pp (adults);

    When: 7.30pm - every Saturday evening
    Meeting Place : Main Gates Toowong Cemetery, Toowong
    Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Type: Walking Tour

    Website: http://www.toowong.cemetery.org.au/default.asp?PageID=5

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    NUDGEE BEACH

    by balhannah Written Jan 10, 2010

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    The little "suburb" of Nudgee Beach is located adjacent to Moreton Bay, and is Brisbane's nearest beach. In saying this, do not expect a fantastic beach, as Brisbane itself is not known for good Beaches, more mud flats than anything, but there is Beach here, and it looked to be pretty popular.

    People were walking their dogs, and there were Horses on the beach, and one Horse was having a swim. From here, there were good views across to the Glasshouse mountains.
    Right here is the Boondall wetlands (previous tip) canoeing & bike riding.

    There is plenty of lawned area, picnic tables & seats, BBQ's, fish cleaning table & Toilets. A proper fish platform has been built for the keen fishermen & women, and I noticed an Icecream Van there, with quite a few customer's!

    Dogs, Horses & People enjoying Nudgee Beach Nudgee beach with the tide out View to the Glasshouse Mountains from Nudgee Beach
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    MARKETS

    by balhannah Written Sep 13, 2009

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    Scattered around the suburbs of Brisbane, there are various markets that are held on a Saturday or Sunday.

    These sell everything, from secondhand goods, to brand new.
    Arts and Crafts of many types, make it a good place to find a cheap, unique gift to take home with you.
    There are fresh fruit & vegetable stalls, Flowers, Plants, Clothing (new & secondhand), & more....
    If you are hungry or thirsty, then you are catered for as well.

    To find out their locations, check out this website.....

    Website: http://www.ourbrisbane.com/whats-on/markets -

    Sunday markets
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    Redcliffe

    by Colzy Written Jun 19, 2005

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    The Redcliffe peninsula is just 35 minutes north of Brisbane. It is a beautiful spot with about 22km of coastline. It is seemingly a world away from the bustling city. There is a scenic drive called 'The Northern Moreton Bay Tourist Drive' which is fantastic. Follow the signs from the Bruce Highway and it will take you via Scarborough and the marina and then along the stunning Redcliffe coastline which features Moreton Island out in the distance. Stop for some photos, a swim and and a coffee in Redcliffe. Perfect.

    Take the Anzac Avenue exit from the Bruce Highway.

    Website: http://www.redcliffe.qld.gov.au/

    Redcliffe coast
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    Lamington National Park...

    by CandS Updated Jan 23, 2005

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    Visit the Lamington National Park...there's some beautiful scenery and great wildlife out there...

    The Lamington National Park is south-west of Brisbane and can be done as a day trip. It's best if you hire/have a car to drive yourself around...

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    Skin Diving at Moreton Island

    by GrahamBowden Written Aug 27, 2004

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    Why not catch a fast ferry to Moreton Island. It's just 35 kilometres across the bay from Brisbane. Here you'll find the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort. If you can stay the night you can hand feed the dolphins in the evening.
    There's also diving available on the Tangalooma artificial reef. It's not Barrier Reef quality but there's plenty of fish to see plus a small amount of coral and it's only 30 metres off the beach with very shallow water depths. Most of the wrecks making up the reef are exposed even at high water.
    If you're very, very lucky you may get to see and hand feed a wild turtle like the one in the photo.
    The Moreton Venture Ph: 3895 1000 and the Tangalooma Flyer Ph: 3268 6333 run to Tangalooma. The Moreton Venture is a vehicle ferry which leaves from Lytton 6 days a week and also travels to Reeders Point, while the Tangalooma Flyer leaves daily from Holt Street, Pinkenba.

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    Skin Diving at Moreton Island

    by GrahamBowden Written Aug 27, 2004

    Why not catch a fast ferry to Moreton Island. It's just 35 kilometres across the bay from Brisbane. Here you'll find the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort. If you can stay the night you can hand feed the dolphins in the evening.
    There's also diving available on the Tangalooma artificial reef. It's not Barrier Reef quality but there's plenty of fish to see plus a small amount of coral and it's only 30 metres off the beach with very shallow water depths. Most of the wrecks making up the reef are exposed even at high water.
    If you're very, very lucky you may get to see and hand feed a wild turtle like the one in the photo.
    The Moreton Venture Ph: 3895 1000 and the Tangalooma Flyer Ph: 3268 6333 run to Tangalooma. The Moreton Venture is a vehicle ferry which leaves from Lytton 6 days a week and also travels to Reeders Point, while the Tangalooma Flyer leaves daily from Holt Street, Pinkenba.

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    Something obscure...

    by Jez79 Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    If you have some time to explore Brisbane and are looking for something a little quirky, check out The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (Mormans) at Kangaroo Point. Located on River Terrace, in a prime location overlooking Brisbane city, the church is difficult to miss. Recently completed, it is a huge palatial structure, with water features and a big gold angel on top. I believe the technical description would be " a classic modern single-spire design". Whatever the case, it looks outrageously out of place on the street but is definately an attention getter.

    The Latter day saints church is said to be one of the fastest growing in Australia, and the temple is part of a worldwide development project. If you're in any way interested in the religion, architecture or the obscure it's certainly worth checking out.

    I went on a tour of the temple, which they were offering free before it is dedicated. Only members of the church are allowed access after the dedication (so you can now only view it from outside). The complex is made up of the temple building, and another buidling which houses a community area, meeting rooms, an assembly hall and so on. The temple itself is reserved for church members deemed to be living a life of "high morality". Inside are a number of different rooms, all sloping up and increasing in intricacy and brightness, to symbolise moving closer to God. No expense has been spared in the temple, and the church members are all very proud of their temple.

    I should acknowledge that the picture is from the following website: http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/

    Kangaroo Point Temple

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  • Great Barrier Reef

    by beachboy Updated Apr 17, 2003

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    Located off the eastern coast of Queensland, it lies the natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef. Reowned for its unbelievable array of coral reefs and sea creatures. Great Barrier Reef is definitely a dream holiday spot.

    All it takes is only 2 hours flight from Brisbane to Cairns if you're interested to visit this magnificient place. Highly recommended as one of the 'must go' in lifetime.

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