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Fast Facts in Brisbane

There's something for everyone in Brisbane - don’t miss the sparkling and exciting CBD, the cool waters of the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay, the bucolic shires surrounding the city, and the mountainous national parks. There is something for everyone at Melbourne.


Brisbane has a sub-tropical climate with very hot humid summers and mild, dry, sunny winters. Most rain falls during the height of summer, between November and February – with average temperatures ranging from 23 to 25 degrees Celsius the weather is still pleasant if you remember to take a umbrella out.

Time Zone:

GMT plus 10 hours (All year)


Australian Dollar (A$) = 100 cents

All major credit cards are widely accepted in Australia. Visit the Universal Currency Converter

General Shopping hours:

Sat to Wed : 10.00am - 5.00pm
Thurs: 10.00am - 7.00pm
Fri: 10.00am - 9.00pm

Banking Hours:

Monday to Friday 0930 to 1630
ATM and EFTPOS facilities are available widely

Distance from airport to city centre:

14 km

Useful phone numbers:

Emergency/Ambulance/Police 000
Black and White Taxis 131 008


It is common to tip at a restaurant to show your appreciation for the food or service. For taxis, tipping up to the nearest dollar is also occasionally practiced.

Public holidays:

  • New Years Day 1 January
  • Australia Day 26 January
  • Good Friday 21 March (2008)
  • Easter Monday 24 March (2008)
  • Anzac Day 25 April
  • Labour Day 5 May
  • Queens Birthday 9 June
  • Royal Queensland Show Day 13 Aug (Brisbane City Only)
  • Christmas Day 25 Dec
  • Boxing Day 26 Dec
  • Population: 1,848,000

Key Attractions:

  • Australia Zoo
  • Brisbane Lookout.
  • Customs House
  • Queensland Maritime Museum
  • Queensland Museum
  • River City Cruises
  • Roma Street Parkland
  • South Bank Parkland
  • Story Bridge Adventure Climb

Brisbane provides a cosmopolitan city experience, ideal for exploring all your favorite interests whether it be the arts, shopping or fine dining. Visit the many attractions, meet the local wildlife or take a tour of the sights and a cruise along the river. Read on for Brisbane Things To Do and See and you will most definitely be able to plan a holiday to remember.

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Park Regis North Quay
Work 293 North Quay
Brisbane QLD 4000

Park Regis North Quay is perched above the Brisbane River with spectacular views over the city and across to South Bank. A short walk to the heart of Brisbane’s business district and entertainment, shopping and dining options as well as Suncorp Stadium, Park Regis North Quay is the ultimate base for both corporate and leisure guests.

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Toll Free Reservations: Toll Free 1800 777 694
Tel: Work +61 (0)7 3013 7200
Fax: Fax +61 (0)7 3236 1582

“Fabulous Views”

Laura S - via Tripadvisor

The price was reasonable for a corner suite with views of the river and South Bank. There was a great kitchen space and large tv plus dvd player. We could walk to South Bank and everywhere we needed to go. Left the car in the parking garage the whole time. I was pleasantly surprised.

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