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Shopaholics will love the Queen Street Mall with over 700 shops including your favourite world class retailers and unique local establishments. With all inclusive Brisbane holiday and flight packages from Abbey Travel you could find yourself staying in Brisbane’s top hotels with river, sea and city views.
Not sure what to do when you get there? Brisbane Greeters is a free service where Brisbane locals volunteer to show visitors around their beloved city. They are a great bunch and happy to show you around the sights. There is a lot to do outdoors in Brisbane with hundreds of parks, pools, beaches and walks. The Orion Lagoon is a stunning, modern water park in the Springfield area just outside the city. Grab an express coach to Australia Zoo, the living legacy of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Abbey Travel offer Brisbane holidays and flights from Ireland so why wait? Book your perfect holiday now.
There is no shortage of places to eat out in Brisbane, with more Good Food Guide awarded restaurants than anywhere else in Queensland. With fresh and locally sourced produce, the city offers an excellent dining experience for all tastes. Find yourself dining out on a rooftop bar, or enjoying a famous Australian BBQ with cheap Brisbane flight and holiday packages from Dublin.
Brisbane has a sub-tropical climate with very hot humid summers and mild, dry, sunny winters. Most rain falls during the height of summer, between November and February.
English is the official language of Australia.
The Australian Dollar (AUD) is divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change exchange most foreign currencies. Travellers cheques are also welcome everywhere, but banks take a small commission and it is better to take cheques in major currencies (e.g. US dollars or Euros) to avoid additional charges. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are freely available throughout the country. Banking hours are generally 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Friday, but some banks offer extended hours and some are open on Saturday mornings.