International Removals to Brisbane
Location for an international move to Brisbane
Brisbane was inhabited before European settlement by the Australian Aboriginal “Turrbal” tribe. To them, the area that was to become Brisbane was known as Mian-jin, meaning “herringbone-shaped place”.
Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city. It is the capital of the northeastern state of Queensland and lies to the east of the Great Dividing Range. To the west is Mount Cootha, where a planetarium and botanical gardens are located nearby. At the top of Mount Cootha is a lookout point offering magnificent views of the city and the Brisbane River.
Weather in Brisbane
Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and mild winters with little rainfall. The tropical storm season runs from late spring to early autumn. Thunderstorms are common at this time, as are severe thunderstorms accompanied by hail, torrential rain and strong winds. The average maximum temperature is around 26 degrees Celsius, while the minimum is 14 degrees Celsius.
Cultural activity in Brisbane
Brisbane is a culturally vibrant city. Highlights include the Museum of Brisbane and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (better known in the city as “GoMA”, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art), one of the largest galleries related to this type of art on the entire Australian continent (it contains an important exhibition of Andy Warhol). Also a must for tourists is the Conrad Treasury Casino, a historic 19th century building where all kinds of activities such as plays and concerts are held.
Festivities in Brisbane
In and around Brisbane there are a number of attractions for visitors. One is north of the city, Fraser Island, which is the world’s largest sand island with rainforests and lagoons. It is accessible by ferry. The island is inhabited by dingoes or wild dogs.
From the Mount Cootha Lookout (Mount Coot-tha) you can enjoy spectacular views and a visit to the city’s botanical garden. There is a wide range of tree and exotic species in the garden. One of the most popular parks with locals is the New Farm, where every Saturday there are free tastings of the region’s most typical foods.
Getting around Brisbane
Brisbane has an extensive public transport network with several bus, train and ferry routes, as well as good connections to outlying towns.