After my tour of Sydney, I flew over to Brisbane to visit the Steve Irwin Zoo. I found Brisbane to be very hilly and tough to walk, but it’s only because I don’t hit the gym nearly as often as I should. The hotel I chose to stay at was the Holiday Inn right above Roma St. Station. The hotel was 3 star, which I secured through Priceline for about $175 a night. I chose this station for it’s price and close proximity to a rail station.
If you love animals, the Steve Irwin Zoo is an amazing place to visit. To get there from Brisbane, you can take the rail to Beerwah and catch the zoo shuttle, but other options can be seen here. Once there, you can do all sorts of fun things, from feeding kangaroos to petting koala beers. I want to recommend that you leave early for the trip and bring a nice camera to catch all the bird’s wondrous colours. Moreover, try not to take the last shuttle back when leaving because it can get a little crowded.
You’ll probably be exhausted by the time you get home, but if you still have a little energy left, head over to the Conrad Treasury. This casino is located at the corner of Queen St. and George St. and is a hot spot for many street performers on weekend nights. The casino building is beautiful at night, with it’s European architecture, it reminds me of a Monte Carlo casino. Make sure you wear nice clothes because the hotel strictly enforces it’s dress code.
If you have any money leftover from your night at the casino, you should take walk down Queen St. This is the street you want to be for shopping because of it’s numerous malls. When walking down, I think I may have encountered 4 – 6 shopping centres. Although I only spent a few days there, I walked all through Brisbane and explored all the different shops. If you happen to see a sign “XXXX” over a store front, don’t get too excited. For most American men it would remind them of something not suitable for this website, but it is actually a brand of beer they sell there.