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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Brisbane

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While Brisbane is known for its cultural diversity, sporting arenas, and nightlife precinct, there is much more to this fascinating city than meets the eye. If you’re looking to have a less than typical holiday experience in Brisbane, then you need to know a few less than typical things about Brisbane.

In this short presentation, we look at 7 things you probably didn’t know about Brisbane in the hope to widen your outlook on this great city of ours. Included in these less known facts about Brisbane are;
1. The city enjoys 283 days of sunshine in a year
2. Fortitude Valley’s Chinatown was featured in a Jackie Chan movie
3. Queen Street Mall was a barrack for convicts
4. The Ekka is Brisbane’s largest event
5. The Story Bridge is a twin bridge of the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Canada
6. The Spring Hill Reservoir is an underground opera
7. Brisbane City Hall is Australia’s largest city hall

I bet you didn’t know all these interesting things about Brisbane! Each has helped make Brisbane the popular and bustling tourist hub that it is today. And if you’re heading to Brisbane for a holiday then do yourself a favour by booking your accommodation with us at Bridgewater Terraces. With affordable holiday apartments starting at just $145 per night, why would you even look anywhere else?

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P: 07 3435 5216
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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Brisbane

  1. 1. 7 things you probably didn’t know about Brisbane, Australia
  2. 2. By booking Brisbane accommodation apartments, you can expect the great facilities and amenities time after time across various apartment providers. This isn’t the case with Airbnb apartments as each are so varied in their offerings that it really is a lucky-dip. 1) The city enjoys 283 days of sunshine in a year
  3. 3. Chinatown is so authentic that it was featured in Jackie Chan’s “Jackie Chan’s First Strike” movie! Located in Brisbane’s entertainment district, Chinatown is a must-see for any visitor. 2) Fortitude Valley’s Chinatown was featured in a Jackie Chan movie
  4. 4. To this day, you can see find flogging triangle and an archway from the days when Queen Street Mall was a barrack for convicts. Today, it is Brisbane’s most popular shopping precinct. 3) Queen Street Mall was a barrack for convicts
  5. 5. The Ekka is not only Brisbane’s largest festival it is its largest event of all drawing in over 400,000 attendees every year. Many tourists visit Brisbane in August just to take part in the event. 4) The Ekka is Brisbane’s largest event
  6. 6. Now one of the city's greatest landmarks and attractions, the Story Bridge was actually modelled after the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal, so we have them to thank for it! 5. The Story Bridge is a twin bridge of the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Canada
  7. 7. As one of our most historic landmarks dating back to the 1800’s, the Spring Hill Reservoir was originally used as an underground opera because of its acoustics. 6. The Spring Hill Reservoir is an underground opera
  8. 8. Standing a striking 92m high, Brisbane City Hall is the largest city hall in Australia. It also has a great observation platform at 76m that makes it a very popular attraction for tourists. 7. Brisbane City Hall is Australia’s largest city hall
  9. 9. NeedAccommodationinBrisbane? If you haven't yet booked any accommodation for your Brisbane visit, then do yourself a favour by booking a self-contained holiday apartment at Bridgewater Terraces. We offer affordable accommodation that is ideally located close to all the landmarks and attractions covered in this presentation. Book accommodation now!
  10. 10. bridgewaterterraces.com.au 56 Wharf Street, Kangaroo Point, Queensland Ph: +07 3435 5216

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