Brisbaneand Gold Coast
The Gold Coast attracts around three million visitors each year with world-class facilities and plenty of bustle; nearby, off Brisbane coast, a handful of beautiful Pacific island offer an antidote of natural beauty and tranquility. Brisbane sits on the edge of the protected waters of Moreton Bay. While the foreshore is more ecological than scenic interest, the offshore island-and the furthest is only two hours from the mainland by ferry-are spectacular: quiet, partially wild retreats with surf and calm-water beaches, forests and bush land, lakes and dunes, and opportunities for surfing, fishing, swimming, wildlife-watching, walking and boating, South of Brisbane, about an hour by car, the Gold Coast stretches to the state border, an unbroken line of sun-light high rise buildings and shopping plazas, flanked by the blue and gold glories of the 42 km surf coast. The region has a subtropical climate
and is comfortable year –round, although the summer months
are humid. School holiday periods are very busy and bookings should be made well in advance of travel. Brisbane and the Gold Coast have domestic and international airports.Brisbane Foreshore. Brisbane turns inland, arranging its city centre around the banks of the Brisbane River and relegating its outer suburbs to the Morton Bay foreshores. The beaches of Morton Bay are tidal flats and the water is shallow and often muddy. Nevertheless, there are some lovely places for walking and bird watching and a handful of scenic seaside suburbs offering waterside dining, marinas and access to the Moreton Bay Island and the
sensational fishing opportunities in the bay. The Manly-Wynnum area is 15 km east of the CBDand, with its large recreational harbor, is a base for sailing, fishing and cruising activities on Moreton Bay. Further south is the district of Redlands, centered around the suburb of Cleveland, where the signature attraction is the sensational Cleveland Bayside Market, held each Sunday.
Redcliffe Peninsula lies 30 km north of Brisbane. Edged with distinctive red volcanic cliffs, the peninsula’s sandy beaches provide for swimming, fishing and sailing.
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