What would locals like visitors to know about Brisbane, Queensland, Australia? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion
The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha are Queensland’s premier subtropical botanic gardens.
(known as ‘Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens’ before 1994). Entry to the gardens is free.
Established: 1970, Area: 52 ha
Location: Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
Lost and Found – Ancient Places, Brisbane – Beginning at the edges of the river at Kurilpa point, we make our way over the bridge and look beyond to the rest of Meanjin, Brisbane.
Life on the River – A sound voyage along the Brisbane River. On the way we travel with Solo Kayakers and take a ride on the paddle-wheeler past historic Kangaroo Point and new riverside developments.
The future of heritage – What’s the value of heritage?
Learn to say G’day in an indigenous language – In its three year history Brisbane’s Clancestry Festival has become an important celebration of First Nations people bringing together indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.
Artists are lining up to make their mark in Brisbane streets | ABC News
For more than two decades, volunteers armed with paintbrushes have helped transform Brisbane’s busy streets into colourful public galleries — one intersection at a time. Turning the city’s traffic signal boxes into canvases began as an anti-graffiti initiative in 1999.Since then, more than 1,200 traffic signal boxes have been painted by 5,000 volunteers.
Traffic Signal Boxes – Flickr
Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre opened in 1996 and is managed by Brisbane City Council. Boondall Wetlands lies at the edge of Moreton Bay and includes more than 1,100 hectares of tidal flats, mangroves, salt marshes, melaleuca wetlands, casuarina forests, grasslands, open forests, woodlands and estuarine environments.
For visitors arriving by air, Brisbane’s international and domestic airports are approximately 20 kilometers north east of the Central Business District (CBD). From the airport, visitors can reach the CBD by taxi, airport transfers or Airtrain Brisbane’s efficient transport network makes it easy for visitors to find their way about the city. Visit TransLink to plan your public transport trips in and around the city.
Where to eat
North Stradbroke Island
Koala crisis– Conservationists believe North Stradbroke Island could become a Noah’s Ark for koalas. In a recent koala census, researchers estimated between 300 and 1,000 koalas live on the island.
Life Matters at the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum
Radio National Marvellous Regional Museums competition
North Stradbroke Island Historical Society Museum
North Stradbroke Island – Wikipedia
Sense of Place: Katie Noonan on Queensland’s Stradbroke Island
June 27-29 LINES in the SAND Arts Festival at North Stradbroke Island. This year’s festival features ephemeral art, performance, film, workshops, environment forum and other spontaneous happenings.
Nearby: Gold Creek Reservoir Walk