Brisbane, Australia

March 11, 2000

Our Travel Experience - Photo Album - Ratings - Tourist Info

Our Travel Experience

We spent one night in Brisbane because we were traveling from Hayman Island to Tokyo and could not find connections to make the journey in one day.

This mandatory stopover turned out really well, since we have nice memories of exploring downtown Brisbane and wandering along a very nicely developed riverfront. We started the afternoon off by wanding through the shopping streets until we saw a movie. It cost us a fraction of what it would have cost in Tokyo. Then we headed towards the riverfront development area to see what was playing at the iMax theatre. We ended up finding a nice Italian restaurant with outdoor seating. The riverfront area was busy, but not overcrowded. The man-made "beach" area where everyone was swimming and playing watersports looked like alot of fun, but we didn't have suits with us. We explored nice walkways ended up sitting for a long time on a riverfront bench just looking out over the river and talking.

After our one night night in Brisbane, we were up early the next morning for a long day flight back to Tokyo.

Photo Album

We have absolutely no pictures of us in Brisbane since we decided not to bring the camera with us when we went out exploring.

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Tourist Info

When: Saturday, March 11, 2000
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Flight: Hayman Island to Hamilton Island on Qantas "flight" 2971 on March 11 at
9:30am to 10:15am
Hamilton Island to Brisbane on Qantas leaving Hamilton Island at
11:15am to 12:45pm
overnight in Brisbane at the Sheraton Brisbane Hotel & Towers
Brisbane to Tokyo on Qantas 369 leaving Brisbane March 12 at 9:30am
and arriving Tokyo at 5:20pm
Tokyo - Brisbane - Tokyo cost JPY 255,080 (JPY 260,200 when purchased with a credit card) From NO1 Travel in Shibuya.
Friday, March 3 - Tokyo at 9:45pm on QF 360 to Brisbane 7:25am on March 4th
Sunday, March 12th - Brisbane at 9:30am on QF 369 to Tokyo 5:20pm. We had to buy these by 18th of Feb. I arranged them on Feb 15th.

Hotel: Sheraton Brisbane Hotel & Towers. Bought over the web on a March Madness sale for AUD 150. We received AUD20 in food & beverage vouchers. We didn't use the vouchers, but ended up giving them to another table at breakfast. Turned out that the recipients lived locally in Brisbane and were very happy to get the coupons! We spend an additional AUD .80 on a telephone call.