Brisbane is the capital of Queensland on the northeast coast of the continent.
Where You're Docked
Cruise ships typically dock at Portside Wharf 10km from the Central Business District (CBD). If ships can not fit under the Gateway bridge or if Portside is occupied, the Multi-Use Terminal is used which is 23km from the CBD. Shuttles are usually provided to take passengers to the CBD.
Money and Tipping
If a shuttle is not provided at Portside Wharf, you can take bus 300 from the Bretts Wharf bus stop (200m from east of the cruise terminal) to Adelaide St by City Hall to get into the CBD. An alternative is to take the CityCat ferry to/from Bretts Wharf (just west of the cruise terminal) to Riverside Pier. You can use this service for an inexpensive river cruise. Fare is $4.60 one way, 2 zones (Dec 2011) for ferry or bus. The Loop is a free bus service that does a loop around the CBD. http://translink.com.au
To/From the Airport
Airport transportation options here http://www.bne.com.au/parking-transport/transport-options
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Shopping & Restaurants
The main shopping area is Queen Street Mall which is surrounded by shopping centers including the large Myer Center. Chinatown is centered around Brunswick St northeast of the CBD.
There are many restaurants at Portside Wharf and as well as a pricey IGA supermarket.
Try cafes and restaurants for free WiFi.
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