Brisbane Long Weekend.
It's the middle of July very cold and wintery in Melbourne so we decided to head to Brisbane to get a little sun and warmth. For the first time in thirty three years it snowed in Southern Queensland, and this was the day we arrived with our suitcase full of summery clothing and even our bathers, need I say we were not prepared. It was not as cold and wet as Melbourne, but it was cool for the first couple of days.
We spent the first couple of days walking around the river walks and Southbank, taking in the views from Mount Cootha and admiring the beautifully restored Traditional Queenslander homes. Brisbane has some great walks along the river, with great views of the city and river at every turn, it also has an excellent transit system on the River with the fast City Cats and the free City Hopper, so it is easy to get around.
On Saturday we boarded the Tangalooma Jet and headed out to Morton Island for the day, the weather finally cleared and the wind dropped out for a magnificent day.
The Tangalooma wrecks on the point beckoned so we strolled along the beach to check them out, it was shame it was still a little cool as the snorkelling here is meant to be great, but we settled on admiring the beautiful beach, the wrecks and the huge sand dunes.
That night we set of to the Eat Street night markets for dinner, well i think half of Brisbane had the same idea, these markets have different varieties of food from all over the world, Great music and great ambience and all very affordable.
All good things have to come to an end, so on the plane and back to Melbourne, we were welcomed by a chilly 3 degrees.
I have posted some of my of photographs I have captured in this trip to the Brisbane gallery, just follow the Brisbane Gallery link.
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