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Advice needed on Brisbane

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Advice needed on Brisbane

Hello there.

I would be very grateful if I could get some advice on Brisbane and the surrounding areas. I have travelled in Australia previously but did not go to Brisbane.

I am going to Australia in March 2010 and we are planning 18 nights in total starting in Sydney, Melbourne, Ayres Rock Resort, Brisbane then returning to Sydney.

Please could you advise if 4 nights in and around Brisbane would be a good length of time to spend there. How close is the likes of Moreton Island and Seaworld? Are we best flying in to Brisbane but staying somewhere else?

Sorry for all the questions but I really am not at all familiar with this part of Australia.

Thanks very much.

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1. Re: Advice needed on Brisbane

It really depends on what you are into. Many people would find heaps to do in Brisbane in 4 days, others would be happy with just a day or two.It also depends on your flight times.

The Gold Coast is 1 hour south and is home to great beaches,high-rise,theme parks( including Seaworld) and shopping etc...

The Sunshine Coast is 1 hour North and also has incredible beaches but is more low key and mostly low-rise. Our favourite spot is Noosa, which is home to some of Australia's best restaurants.

Moreton Island and Stradborke Island are both about 90 minutes ( by boat) away and have magnificent beaches, natural parks and wildlife and very small permanent populations.

For the majority of people we often recommend say, 2 nights in Brisbane and 2 'elsewhere'.

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2. Re: Advice needed on Brisbane

Brisbane is a great city to explore, green and clean, many os tourists love it..

If you are looking for more tourism experiences perhaps the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast which are not that far from Brissie may be more appropriate to base yourself.

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3. Re: Advice needed on Brisbane

Have a peek at

www.ourbrisbane.com

40ish & Surfoz have hit the nail on the head with this one, work out what you want to do and see and we'll try to fill in the gaps.

regards

Oscar

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4. Re: Advice needed on Brisbane

Here are some examples of things to do in Brisbane:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g255068-c114653/Brisb…

But it would be great to find out what you're interested in, as others have said.

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5. Re: Advice needed on Brisbane

hi Anna,

As the others mentioned it depends on your interests. There are some fabulous places around Brisbane - I love Noosa (Sunshine Coast)..

We also really enjoyed Moreton Island...

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g662671-d257…

and Sth Stradbroke Island.

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g658863-d257…

The list can be endless regarding what to see within this region...narrowing down your interests will help the Brisbane De's give you appropriate advice.

Cheers,

EM.

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6. Re: Advice needed on Brisbane

Thanks very much for all your advice. Having looked in to everything we are fancying going from Ayres Rock to the Gold Coast but no one seems to fly this route. We are planning at a couple of nights at the Sea World resort. Does anyone know the best way of travelling there from Ayres Rock? We are flying in to Ayres Rock Airport rather than Alice Springs.

Thanks again.

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7. Re: Advice needed on Brisbane

There are shuttle buses that will take you from the Brisbane airport to the Gold Coast. This will take about one hour. Alternatively you could hire a car (pick up from the airport) for the four days which would be useful as the Gold Coast sights are spread out along the length of the coast. Parking is free at the Nara Resort.

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8. Re: Advice needed on Brisbane

Hi,

Just to recap..." Ayres Rock to the Gold Coast but no one seems to fly this route. We are planning at a couple of nights at the Sea World resort. Does anyone know the best way of travelling there from Ayres Rock? We are flying in to Ayres Rock Airport rather than Alice Springs. "

* No Airline flies from Ayers Rock to the Gold Coast (Coolangatta).

* You can fly from Brisbane to Ayers Rock or Alice Springs www.qantas.com.au . However, you have to fly via Cairns or Sydney.

* Basically, if you are staying at the Gold Coast you will need to get to Brisbane Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock.

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