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 Post subject: visiting Brisbane
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:51 pm 
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me & family headed to Brisbane middle of Nov for a few days. There's 5 adults and 2 young kids. Instead of a hotel we want to book a house and will be renting a people mover to do day trips.
What is a good area in Bris suburbia close to the city and sights?
Is Bulimba a decent suburb, don't want an area with high crime and junkies obviously.
The Mrs is keen on this one , what do you think of the area?
https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/2789911 ... 6&guests=4

We will be there 2 weeks total and will be going to the usual tourist traps at Gold Coast and attending a wedding at the tambourine mountains, how many days do you think is worth spending in Bris considering we will have a car to do day trips?
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 Post subject: Re: visiting Brisbane
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:03 pm 
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Bulimba is pretty posh now, so you're not likely to have issues with dirtbags. Close to the Citycat ferry and a drive into the city / Southbank.

Probably a good base of operations in light of your intentions.

Southbank is worth a look - the kids will probably enjoy the big ferris wheel. The museum is nearby too.

Apart from that it probably depends on everyone's interests as to what you see and how long to stay.

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 Post subject: Re: visiting Brisbane
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:20 am 
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cheers
found an even better place at Kangaroo point.
what do you think of this area
https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/2876207 ... c&guests=5


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 Post subject: Re: visiting Brisbane
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:37 am 
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Even closer to the action. They can spell "sought-after" too, which is a bonus.

Depending on walking endurance, the adults can probably walk to a lot of places in the city/valley & perhaps Southbank from there if time isn't a factor. Too far for little kids to walk thou. Grab a map to work out which bridges are footbridges and also where the ferry stops are.

The Kangaroo Point cliffs are worth a look (top and bottom sides) and are probably walking distance from the units with strollers or piggy-backs to help out little ones. Allow a couple of leisurely hours just for the cliffs. The bottom of the cliffs is illuminated at night so that might be a better time to go (even just for adults) if it's too hot in the daytime in November.

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Since you're now looking at being closer to the north/west side of town, it might be worth finding an excuse to go for a drive from The Gap to Mt Nebo to Mt Glorious to Samford and back again.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/kang ... !3e0?hl=en

The mountain bit is a good drive. Most of the motorcyclists in Brisbane seem to enjoy it. It has a reputation for cops with radars, but I've not had any trouble with that in the windy bits (which is no guarantee of course).

Mt Glorious has a few good rainforest walks if you make it a family thing rather than "dad needs to test out the hire car for a bit".

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 Post subject: Re: visiting Brisbane
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:46 am 
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Mt Nebo/Glorious is a must, although I don't know how you'd get on with a rental people mover.

Kangaroo Point is a great location. Bulimba is upmarket where all the WAGS cruise around the streets with their prams and eventually jump into their Range Rover Sport to show how well off they are. We're at Yeerongpilly which is only a few kms from the CBD and has enough suburban feel while still being close to most major arterial roads to get anywhere.


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 Post subject: Re: visiting Brisbane
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:39 pm 
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You might want to consider an air conditioned Apartment - Unit or whatever at that time of the year, it can get a bit hot & humid.

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 Post subject: Re: visiting Brisbane
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:25 pm 
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There's stuff to see in and around Brisbane, I probably take it for granted a bit but travelling to Gold & Sunshine coasts will yield some pretty good day trips. Plenty of sightseeing to do. Tamborine Mountain is a very nice place - I'm slightly biased as I got married up there last year :)


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 Post subject: Re: visiting Brisbane
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 Post subject: Re: visiting Brisbane
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:52 pm 
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I just had a look at that on Google Maps (using nominal start & end points).

Looks like an awesome drive. Keep me in the loop if you end up heading out there (regardless of size of cruise).

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 Post subject: Re: visiting Brisbane
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:06 am 
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Thanks all
Kangaroo point booked.
Will be too busy to be cruising but if you see anyone in a Tarago or similar waving at you it's probably me


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