I am planning on taking a 2 ween holiday in Brisbane in June this year and would like to know the best areas to see and experience? Looks like right now I may be going alone. Anyone care to show me around?
I can't help with your question, but it's good to see ya!I am planning on taking a 2 ween holiday in Brisbane in June this year and would like to know the best areas to see and experience? Looks like right now I may be going alone. Anyone care to show me around?
Good to see you too! I hope to come back with somw stories. I am going to bet as much traveling and sightseeing as much as possible in two weeks!stormgal said:I can't help with your question, but it's good to see ya!
You must be so excited with your trip! Don't forget to stop by (if you can) at the Gold Coast - that over there looks like a lot of fun. And come back with plenty of stories
Thanks! I plan on doing that.nonny1983 said:Gold coast is great, moved here 3 months ago and love it! There's loads of beautiful beaches, surfers paradise, main beach, miami etc shopping places, robina, Australia fair, carrarra market. There's tamborine mountain and the rain forests. Up towards brisbane you got Cleveland which again has a beautiful beach for fishing etc. There's literally loads to do. Get on google and plan your trip!
Having grown up in Brisbane and lived for a lot of years on the Gold Coast...before moving to Europe...I'd say "stay away from Surfers Paradise...go further south to the beaches of Burleigh Heads, Palm Beach...but not as far south as Coollangatta (well during the day is fine but at night it is a no go zone...even locals don't venture out much at night)
I really hate to generalize but I will...the crime rate in Surfers Paradise is increasing, sadly, all the time...and most of those crimes involve meaningless violence with the perpetrators being from 'out of town'...often with horrible consequences. Our own "kids" don't 'go out' very often in Surfers Paradise but it is a hub of bars, nightclubs, restaurants etc...the locals tend to frequent Broadbeach for safety reasons. Last year there was the incident of a young man walking home, about 3 or 4am, after a night out...he was trying to find a taxi...he was set upon by a group of youths (ranging in age, if I recall correctly, from 16-19 years old)...not from the area...and he remained in a coma for many many weeks, critically ill in hospital...a shame in any instance but this particular man was celebrating returning home after his THIRD 'tour' of Afghanistan...and there in his "own back yard" his life was almost ended.Can I butt in and ask why people should stay away from Surfers Paradise? I hear that the crime there is growing - is this why? Or are these just rumors?
It's still a great place for a holiday, friends from Brisbane holidayed at Q1 over Christmas and had a great time, but they're not the sort of people who go out late at night etc...but I'd recommend Broadbeach (just one suburb south) to be honest...there are more restaurants, bars, etc and it's much "cleaner", less "out of control youth" I suppose.Waffle away I can't believe that Surfers has gotten that bad.... and I was looking at taking a holiday there myself! I'm saddened that it has gotten bad. I wonder why or what makes these areas go bad...