Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

A Pleasant Weekend in Brisbane

We decided to use our cheap pensioners rail pass from Hervey Bay to Brisbane (approx 320 kms away) to discover the capital of out home State of Queensland.There is plenty to see including a FREE Ferry up and down the River Brisbane.Southbank is a hive of activity with its wonderful man made beach and lakes specially designed for families.Night time too  in the towns CBD is very busy with lots of eateries and pubs to keep people happy>We stayed at the EDGE Hotel that turned into a bit of a disaster due to unhelpful staff and bad advertising (because of our complains the advertising on their Website has been changed to give a true indication of what is available.I have included a small run down on what Brisbane is about

One of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane was founded upon the ancient homelands of the Indigenoue Turrbal and Jagera peoples. Named after the Brisbane River on which it is located Thomas Brisbane From 1821 to 1825 the area was chosen as a place for secondary offenders from the Sydney Colony A penal settlement was founded in 1824 at Redcliffe, 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the central business district, but was soon abandoned and moved toNorth Quayin 1825, opening to free settlement in 1842. The city was marred byAboriginal Conflict between 1843 and 1855, and development was partly set back by the Great Fire of Brisbane, and the Great Brisbane Flood Brisbane was chosen as the capital. DuringWW2, Brisbane played a central role in theAllied campaign and served as the South West Pacific headquarters for MacArthur

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There is plenty to do  and if in this wonderful State do go and look and explore Brisbane,you will not be disappointed

 

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May 22, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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