Out and About

Travel Tales: Brisbane

After leaving Cairns on Tuesday the 8th, we headed to Brisbane via Qantas.

Arrived at Brissy at noon and were picked up at the airport by a family friend.

Hello Brisbane

View from the plane

Had lunch at their place and headed to Mount Cootah for a little while to see views of Brisbane.

Brisbane in all its glory

City of Brisbane

Headed back home and then out to the city. Explored the city centre by walking across the bridge towards Southbank over the Brisbane river and taking in the sights. Sis got some good photos as I was too impatient to stand still enough to get non-blurry pictures.

Walking along the bridge

Photo of a building

Brisbane Eye and river

City views

Got back home at about 8 p.m and stayed up late catching up with them.

Woke up around 5 the next morning. Realised that 3 glasses of wine and 5 hours of sleep do not bode well for a day of sightseeing. Headed to the station to catch a train to the Gold Coast. And slept all the way through.

Checked out the main street at Surfer’s Paradise. Enjoyed the sun for a while.


Seagulls. Always eager for food

Surf Patrol

Had a good lunch at a cafe.

Headed back for Brisbane by around 2:00 p.m. Slept on the train on the way back too. [How did I ever function through uni on 4 to 5 hours’ sleep??]

Reached Brisbane and explored the city in daylight this time. Checked out Queen Street Mall and King George Square. Headed back with the family friend to their house around 6 after they picked us up at the end of their work day. Had a yum dinner and relaxed. Had only one glass of wine this night. [I learn quickly!]

Went to bed early to get ready to catch a 10:00 a.m. plane the next morning.

Yes, it was a short stay in Brisbane. And it didn’t excite me as much as Cairns had and Melbourne later did. And a headache while checking out Surfer’s probably wasn’t very helpful either. As a result, there aren’t many pictures of Brisbane or the GC.

Stay tuned for the final chapter of the travel tales: Melbourne.

Until next time,


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  • R's Mom
    18 May 2012 at 3:36 am

    Wah! you can do a tour guide thing for Australia…loved the pictures 🙂

  • Smita
    18 May 2012 at 9:43 am

    The building with red lights? Amazing pic!!!

    Waiting for part 3 🙂

  • Swaram
    18 May 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Luv the seagulls 🙂

  • Kanupriya
    18 May 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Wow lovely pics, my fav being the building one. And all your clicks from flight are also quite nice. Have a great vacation 🙂

  • Bikramjit
    21 May 2012 at 8:33 am

    I had gone there he he he But I think we ended up there becasue we were lost , we were driving to gold coast.. 🙂

    lovely pictures


  • Magali
    21 May 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Great photos… love the one of the building at night, & the seagulls!