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Brisbane,QLD Travel Guide

by our Australia expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyBrisbane, the state capital of Queensland, was one of the original penal colonies in Australia and its oldest buildings is the windmill (in Wickham Park) that was built in 1828 by convicts. It lies on the Brisbane river, where it enters Moreton Bay and the river is a constant feature in the cityscape as it snakes back and forth requiring no fewer than 10 bridges. The most notable of these is the Story Bridge designed by the same man as the Sydney Harbour bridge. Many tourist excursions are by river. Inland through the city and often culminating at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. A popular trip is out to sea to Moreton Island, a protected national park, teeming with birdlife and a good venue for whale and turtle watching as well as surfing/boarding, both sea and sand, on the extensive dunes.
 

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Australia Facts

National Flag: Australian Flag
Language(s): English/ Aborginal native languages
Currency: Australian Dollar
Dialling Code: +61
Time Zones: Cocos Islands : GMT + 6.5
Western Australia : GMT + 8
South Australia : GMT + 9.5
Northern Territory : GMT + 9.5
New South Wales : GMT + 10
Queensland : GMT + 10
Victoria : GMT + 10
Tasmania : GMT + 10
Lord Howe Island : GMT + 10.5
Australian Capital Territory : GMT + 10
Tourism Website:
http://www.australia.com

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Brisbane Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
10/01/2015
Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds 29°C
84°F
21°C
70°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds 30°C
86°F
20°C
68°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds 30°C
86°F
22°C
72°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Scattered Clouds Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Scattered Clouds 31°C
88°F
23°C
73°F
Wednesday
14/01/2015
Scattered Clouds Scattered Clouds 26°C
79°F
0°C
32°F

 Brisbane Weather Forecast
 

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