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Things to do in Brissy for 2 nights!

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  1. Mumbai

    Mumbai Well-Known Member

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    I and family (2 young kids) will be visiting Brisbane in November end for 2 nights and then heading for a cruise from Brisbane itself. I have not finalised where I will be staying for those two nights.

    Any suggestions on what we should we do/see in Brisbane? Also, any suggestions on where to stay?
    I have not looked into AirBnb yet, but I guess I should be able to find something.
     
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    Take the fam bam out to Logan Diggers!!!
     
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    Stay in town. Central to lots of things.

    * Eagle St Markets on a Sunday (http://www.eaglestreetpier.com.au/whats-on/sunday-markets-at-the-pier.aspx)
    * Cleveland Markets http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/red...eveland-village-farmers-markets?sc_lang=en-au)
    * Visit Southbank (Museum, State Library, Art Gallery, man-made beach, pubs, parks, etc there)
    * Yatala Pie Shop http://www.yatalapies.com.au/ (best pies, ever)
    * Walk around Queen St Mall - shopping, etc
    * Hop on a CityCat
    * Roma Street Parkland is pretty scenic, as is the Botanic Gardens
    * Drive up to Mt Cootha
    * Story Bridge Climb

    More: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attra...ties-Brisbane_Brisbane_Region_Queensland.html
     
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    GOMA in Southbank always has some interesting exhibits on.

    As an alternative to Mount Cootha, Mount Gravatt offers just as good if not better views.

    Could go abseiling/rock climbing at Kangaroo Point cliffs or kayaking on the Brisbane River if that's your thing.
     
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    Have done this a few times - last time we stayed at Kangaroo Point which was a great place for walks and activities.

    Depending on the ages of the kids :

    - Southbank (Science Museum is good)
    - Kayak on river from Kangaroo Point.
    - Cat and ferry ride around the circuit.
    - Gold Coast Theme Parks.
     
  6. JDP1

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    You forgot one..
    Club minx/players universal lounge...just leave your wife and kids in the hotel room..order them some room.service, put on a nice movie or something...ie create the necessary diversions... And say you meeting a friend for dinner or something..
     
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    A visit to 'the Norman' or 'brekky creek' pub is a must for their steaks.

    Watch a game at the Gabba

    Check out Southbank

    Ferry up an down the river
     
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    Eat Street near Portside Ferry Terminal
     
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    I read somewhere that one of the most utilised tourist activities is a ferry ride from CBD to UQ.
     
  10. Mumbai

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    Thanks all. Any suggestions on whats the best (and cheapest) mode of transport for 4 people from the domestic airport to the city?
     
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    From the airport,depending on the time you fly in a taxi would be less then 35 bucks too the cbd,the others ways may be more costly for 4 people..imho..
     
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    Sounds a bit too fancy, you want one of those $5 lap dance places on the dodgy side of the Valley.
     
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    And I would also say Southbank for walking around and swimming if it's hot.
    Definitely drive up Mt Cootha if you have a car, nice view of the whole surrounding area.
     
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    Have a look at the airport train. I have used this frequently - avoids the hassles of traffic around the airport which can be quite heavy at times.
     
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    For 1 it's Ok, worth getting a taxi if there's more than that, definitely for 4. Similar charge for the train to/from the airport station as Sydney (<>$16 each).
     
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    Go to Roti Place in the city. Best Nasi Goreng ever
     
  18. Mumbai

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    I was looking forward to it :(
     
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    nice. I will def try that
     
  20. Azazel

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    They're not the best, but definitely not the worst.
    It's more the experience, ducking through the drive through and trying to eat a meat pie with mash, peas and gravy in your lap with a plastic knife and fork while driving 110 on the motorway ;)