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This article was the Collaboration of the week between 10 October 2006 and 16 October 2006.


Research links[edit]

The following external links were removed from the Brisbane article because they do not follow the Wikitravel:External links guidelines and are not relevant to the Brisbane article. They may help contributors. -- Huttite 06:55, 11 Jan 2006 (EST)

  • Whereis - has extensive mapping of South East Queensland, and the rest of Australia. Also has directions search capability
  • Multimap - as above
  • Tourism Australia - not specifically related to Brisbane, but has information on tourism in Australia in general.
  • Destination Queensland
  • Tourism Queensland - the official guide to Queensland
  • Tourism Queensland - Tourism Queensland corporate
  • What's On in Brisbane - Brisbane events, festivals, performing arts, markets, galleries and museums, as well as local TV and movie guides
  • Citysearch Brisbane - event guide (but by no means exhaustive) to Brisbane
  • Brisbane Weather - 7 day forecast, current conditions and radar.
  • Wissie.org - A new project which aims at collecting detailed information about entertainment opportunities in Brisbane and the Gold Coast in a Wiki

This really looks[edit]

This really looks like it nheeds to be districted and districts are already in place. Its loads of work, anyone up for it? Keep smiling, ee talk 19:52, 5 November 2008 (EST).

What are you, the district cheerleader? :) – cacahuate talk 03:36, 7 November 2008 (EST)
What it really needs is some more photo's to break up the huge blocks of text - then I think it's fine :) Sertmann 03:46, 7 November 2008 (EST)
Haha, Caca, I just see lotsa info. Sertman, I agree more photos is definitely needed:)! Keep smiling, ee talk 10:23, 7 November 2008 (EST).

Well the article has grown quite a bit since 2008. I think it's time to split this article into Districts. --Anewcleardawn 21:46, 8 September 2011 (EDT)

It would be great if you could propose a district plan. I am ready to help with a map. --burmesedays 22:16, 8 September 2011 (EDT)
Well, I think it's clear that I don't have the time or will to do this! Someone else would probably do a better job anyway. --Anewcleardawn 09:12, 14 April 2012 (EDT)
CBD/Foritude Valley and New Farm/South Brisbane, East Brisbane, West End/Paddington, Milton and Toowong/Northern suburbs/Eastern suburbs/Southern suburbs/Western suburbs

The problem with dividing up Brisbane is the scale of it's sprawl. But in general, the majors areas for tourists would be the suburbs situated along the river, so divide those up accordingly:

  • Hamilton/Ascot
  • Bulimba/Hawthorne
  • Newstead/New Farm
  • East Brisbane/Gabba/Kangaroo Point
  • CBD/Fortitude Valley/Spring Hill
  • South Bank/South Brisbane
  • Paddington/Milton/Rosalie/Mt Coot-tha
  • West End/Highgate Hill
  • St Lucia/Toowong/Indooroopilly

All of these areas could have a fairly detailed article in their own right. But if people think there are too many areas, we could merge some of them and have something like:

  • CBD/Fortitude Valley/Spring Hill/Newstead/New Farm
  • West End/Highgate Hill/South Bank/South Brisbane
  • Bulimba/Hawthorne/Hamilton/Ascot
  • East Brisbane/Gabba/Kangaroo Point
  • Paddington/Milton/Rosalie/Mt Coot-tha
  • St Lucia/Toowong/Indooroopilly

To cover the rest of Brisbane.... most locals think of Brisbane as having "the City" and "the Suburbs". Since the inner city is already covered with the areas above, then it's simply a matter of each cardinal direction having their own article: Northside Suburbs / Eastside Suburbs / Southside Suburbs / Westside Suburbs. I think this would work since it follows suit with Translink bus routes: All the bus routes starting with 1## go south, 2## go east, 3## go north and 4## go west. --Anewcleardawn 00:17, 29 September 2012 (EDT)

Tourist Website[edit]

Suggest changing the main Brisbane link from ourbrisbane.com to visitbrisbane.com.au

The pages for cities like Melbourne all link to the offical tourism website. In Brisbane's case this is visitbrisbane.com.au not ourbrisbane.com which is more aimed at residents of Brisbane and its surrounds. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ascough (talkcontribs)

Seems very reasonable to me, plunge right ahead. --Stefan (sertmann) talk 20:03, 23 December 2009 (EST)
But preferably only once, at the top of the article. see Wikitravel:External links. --inas 20:25, 23 December 2009 (EST)

Stay safe[edit]

The implication that suburban areas are less safe than the valley seems like a very odd comment to me. The strong police and security presence in the valley is there for a reason. If the assault rates were higher in the suburbs, I'm sure the police would be elsewhere. --inas 20:34, 26 January 2010 (EST)

I think what is currently implied by this section is that police presence in suburban pubs/bars is virtually non-existant. Therefore, any fights that do break out would likely result in a delayed response by police. Plus those sorts of place do tend to attract the "rowdy" local types, so fights definitely are more common. Yeah, the Valley is a lot more dangerous due to the large number of drunken people, and that's why there's a larger police presence. But in saying that, most of the people who go to the Valley really aren't out to pick a fight. I think suburban bars/pubs have a higher proportion of those likely to start fights. --Anewcleardawn 21:52, 8 September 2011 (EDT)

Then again, tourists aren't likely to be heading to Bracken Ridge for a drink, are they?

Moreton Island[edit]

The current link for Moreton Island is to a holding page. Propose to change the link to [1]

Ascough 21:13, 11 April 2010 (EDT)

2010 floods[edit]

Maybe someone who is in the area might add some warnign box about the floods? Obviously, the waters are thankfully receding, but I'd imagine this would affect a range of amenities, and disrupt travel for some time?--Scharla 06:20, 21 January 2011 (EST)

I don't think a warning box is required. With the exception of the ferries, transport and travel is pretty much back to normal in Brisbane. There are no major road closures, and public transport is running intra and inter city, and no significant accommodation is closed. --inas 00:47, 22 January 2011 (EST)

pictures[edit]

Is it possible to use creative commons pictures from flickr etc to jazz it up? ie http://www.flickr.com/photos/stk20/5706651314/ for the transport section, http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramisfirefly/3606171644/ etc —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 109.193.198.96 (talkcontribs)

As long as the licence is compatible, you can download them, and reupload them onto wikitravel shared. http://wikitravel.org/shared/Main_Page. --Inas 05:24, 18 July 2012 (EDT)


There aren't many (good) pictures on this page and they are all quite old. If someone has the time a big picture refresh is definitely overdue. --124.171.234.218 20:56, 3 December 2012 (EST)

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