Brisbane’s world-ranked education providers, perfect weather and proximity to some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders are just some of the reasons you'll love studying in Brisbane.
Brisbane's world-ranked education providers, perfect weather and proximity to some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders are just some of the reasons you'll love studying in Brisbane.
Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia and most populous city of Brisbane has more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital city. In 2013, Brisbane had 261 days of full sunshine.
Brisbane has multi-campus universities and colleges and a growing live music scene, both popular and classical. Along with Beijing, Berlin, Birmingham and Marseille, Brisbane was nominated as one of the Top 5 International Music Hotspots by Billboard in 2007. There are also popular entertainment pubs and clubs within both the City and Fortitude Valley.
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Brisbane has more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital city. In 2013, Brisbane had 261 days of full sunshine. Boasting Australia's best climate, Brisbane summers offer sub - tropical humid heat cooled by beautiful afternoon thunderstorms, while winters rarely dip below 20°C.
Spring and autumn are favourite seasons for residents, as it's easy to enjoy the outdoors with temperatures hovering in the mid-to-late 20s.
The main forms of public transport in Brisbane are buses, trains and the City Cat ferries.The cost for transport will depend on how far from the place you live to your destination.
Brisbane is a very large city; it can take 30 minutes' 40 minutes to travel into the city on public transport. The travel time will depend on the sort of transport you use and where you live.
The Go-Card can be used on buses, trains and ferries. This is a ticket that can be charged with credit. You ?touch on? at the start of your trip and "touch off" when you finish.Ticket in one zone to $3.20.
Free transport' The Loop operates every 10 minutes around the city on weekdays between 7am and 6pm.
Taxis are also available for hire and may need to be used if you are out at night and returning home after the buses and trains have stopped running. You could pay the taxi fare by cash, credit card or with your debit card. Make sure to always ask for a receipt.
The most economical way to purchase your public transport ticket is through the Translink website www.translink.com.au . You can purchase the "Go Card". This card will give you access to all public transport.
One way ticket: $1.77
Monthly pass: $70.00
Climb the Brisbane Story Bridge: The Brisbane Story Bridge makes for no less an impressive way to view the city from a supremely scenic viewpoint. The option exists to climb the Story Bridge.
Cuddle a Koala at Lone Pine Sanctuary: The original "Home of the Koalas" in Australia and one of the most criminally underrated wildlife attractions in the country.
Soak up culture and architecture: See the skeleton of a Queensland dinosaur in the Queensland Museum, visit the Peformance Arts centre or catch a ballet, opera or orchestra show and the work of famous Australian artists in the Queensland Art Gallery.
Hit the water and islands of Moreton Bay: Sea kayak from North Stradbroke Island or Moreton Island or go deep-sea fishing from Scarborough, Bribie Island, Manly or Raby Bay. Jet ski and windsurf on the Redcliffe Peninsula or kite-surf on Wellington Point.
Eat, drink and enjoy in the urban villages: Listen to live music, shop along the lively outdoor mall and feast on Chinatown dumplings in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane's cultural core.
Experience South Bank: The South Bank area has one of the most pleasant atmospheres of any other district of Brisbane. Modern, extremely well-maintained and lined with trendy cafes, restaurants, surrounding parks and an artificial beach, this is a great place to unwind and relax and maybe even swim.