Brisbane CBD

The Brisbane central business district (CBD), colloquially referred to as 'the city', is the heart of the state capital of Queensland, Australia. It is located on a point on the northern bank of the Brisbane River. The triangular shaped area is bound by the Brisbane River to the east, south and west. The point, known at its tip as Gardens Point, slopes upward to the north-west where the city is bound by parkland and the inner city suburb of Spring Hill to the north. The CBD is bound to the north-east by the suburb of Fortitude Valley. To the west the CBD is bounded by Petrie Terrace, which in 2010 was reinstated as a suburb (after being made a locality of Brisbane City in the 1970s).

The Brisbane CBD is an area of densely concentrated skyscrapers and other buildings, interspersed by several parks such as Roma Street Parklands, City Botanic Gardens and Wickham Park. The City is laid out according to a grid pattern surveyed during the city's early colonial days, a feature typical of most Australian street patterns.

Brisbane CBD hosts many attractions such as:

  • Excellent dining and entertainment venues
  • Parliament House
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Queen Street Mall
  • Post Office Square
  • Treasury Casino
  • Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
  • Brisbane City Hall
  • King George Square
  • Brisbane Riverside Precinct
  • Story Bridge
  • Riverstage Entertainment Venue

Brisbane CBD is a central transit hub serviced well by trains, buses, ferries and CityCats.

Source:  Wikipedia
Photo:  Alexandra Lee