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Staying in Brisbane for 3 nights.. Suggestions?

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Staying in Brisbane for 3 nights.. Suggestions?

My husband and another couple are ending a trip to Oz in Brisbane. We arrive either 2/3 March 2014. Can anyone tell us the top sights?

Any specific accommodation worth looking at?

And would you recommend a day trip up to the sun she coast or changing and spending a night there. We fly home on 6th from Sydney so will be getting a flight back their in the morning of 6th.

Many thanks


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1. Re: Staying in Brisbane for 3 nights.. Suggestions?

On the right hand side is a "top questions about Brisbane" tab ... use that to search for sites, interests etc. Whether you would like to stay elsewhere overnight is a personal question that you need to decide ... depends on what you are interested in and you haven't listed the types of stuff you'd like to see.

Edited: 11 January 2014, 06:09
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2. Re: Staying in Brisbane for 3 nights.. Suggestions?

Accommodation wise, a good option might be Spicers in New Farm if its within your budget:


Its a traditional Queenslander so something with a little more character than the usual Marriott, Pullman, Sofitel.

As Able58 says, check out the top questions tab for things to do in Bne.

As for the Sunshine coast, I'd definitely recommend hiring a car and doing a day trip to Noosa (easy 2 hr drive). There you can hire a boat and potter on the noosa river and canals behind Hastings street and have lunch at a nice restaurant on the beach.If you'd like to spend a night, the better options are Rise (apartments, often 2 night minimum but you can always check whether they'll do one night), Sebel or Sherraton in Noosa or 'Rumba' on the front in Caloundra (not quite as glam as Noosa but its a nice area).

Alternatively, you could stay around Maleny/Montville in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterlands and visit the coast from there (40-60 minutes). Spicers Tamarind (Asian style) or Clovelly Estate (French influenced) are good (fantastic award winning restaurants) and Secrets on the Lake is amazing experience (tree house style accommodation over-looking lake Baroon - again, normally 2 nights but you can usually phone and negotiate a one-nighter).

Have a great holiday here.

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3. Re: Staying in Brisbane for 3 nights.. Suggestions?

Hi Tanya,

The Sunshine Coast can definitely be done in a day trip or as an overnight stay, if you would prefer to relax a bit more. I have recently finished writing "A Local's Guide to Brisbane", which should be able to help you out with some sight-seeing ideas - rebeccaearl.net/a-locals-guide-to-brisbane/

Enjoy your time in Brisbane!

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4. Re: Staying in Brisbane for 3 nights.. Suggestions?

March 5th is a Wed, best choice of day for a (early) morning drive to the Sunshine Coast. Or stay there night prior. For Edmundi Market, (wed & sat mornings only) possibly the best of its kind in Aust.

Edited: 11 February 2014, 12:54
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