Brisbane Tourism set to boom with falling dollar

Holidaying at home can seem like a disappointing choice compared to overseas travel, but current circumstances are set to change all that for many Australians. The falling value of the Australian dollar means overseas holidays are becoming more expensive and may be out of reach of many, including myself. This, along with the current cheap petrol prices makes a “staycation” more attractive than an overseas holiday this year. With this in mind, in this article, I look at the Brisbane tourism option available for your “staycation” so you can enjoy the pleasures of your own backyard.

Fortunately, it’s not all bad news if you choose to enjoy an Australian holiday, because the perfect holiday destination is not very far away. Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city, is the place to go and falling fuel prices means that it is increasingly accessible to many domestic tourists. This has already been apparent with the 2015 tourist season off to a bumper start and set to continue. Driving to Brisbane from the southern states of NSW and Victoria is now more feasible and locals are increasingly choosing to holiday in sunny Queensland.

But it’s not just the domestic tourist looking to enjoy Brisbane’s tourism offerings, as international tourists are taking advantage of their stronger dollar, with visitors from U.K., Europe and New Zealand. These visitors will find Brisbane is well worth the visit. Besides the fact that they will have an unforgettable holiday, they will also be able to increase the popularity and the income of the Brisbane tourism industry.

Brisbane boasts a warm climate and humid sub-tropical conditions, which makes it especially appealing to escape the cooler winter months of June to September, while beach lovers will appreciate its warmer summer. This large and friendly city has a large number of attractions which means it can appeal to a wide range of holiday tastes. To see and do all that Brisbane tourism has to offer could easily take a longer break but even the weekend traveller can experience a lot in a short stay.

One of the central areas with easy access to many of the attractions is Kangaroo Point, in Brisbane’s inner east. Only 20 mins from the airport, it is popular with tourists for its recreational activities while still being very accessible to the city via a short ferry ride. It’s also where you’ll find Bridgewater Terraces.

Bridgewater Terraces River views

Bridgewater Terraces, located on the Brisbane River

For riverfront accommodation, Bridgewater Terraces on Wharf Street, is an option I would recommend. Boasting an outdoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, landscaped gardens and BBQ facilities, Bridgewater Terraces has a lot to offer both domestic and international travellers. The CBD can be reached either via a 7 minute ferry ride or is within walking distance over the Story Bridge and around the boardwalk. The Story Bridge itself offers visitors the chance of a guided climb which gives superb views of the river and the surrounding city. For the even more adventurous, Brisbane tourism offers a wide range of activities including kayaking or cliff climbing, while those after a slightly more sedate holiday have the option of Riverside Centre only 5 mins away for some shopping therapy. For a cultural experience, try stopping in at Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery or Brisbane Powerhouse at nearby South Bank while, for the sports lovers, the GABBA cricket ground is only five minutes from Bridgewater Terraces. Dinner at the Story Bridge Hotel is another highlight of the area or you can prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen of your apartment at Bridgewater Terraces. Then, when you are ready for some relaxation from your busy holiday schedule, unwind back at Bridgewater Terraces on your apartment patio or balcony, or by the pool, while taking in the beautiful river view and landscaped gardens. If you are able to bring a camera with you that would be very nice, because such landscapes should never be forgotten.

I know that I welcome the opportunity to get to holiday at home and get to know all that our country has to offer. There’s no better time than the present to book that holiday you’ve been putting off; Brisbane tourism is booming with the falling dollar. For a Brisbane getaway, Bridgewater Terraces will provide all that you need for an affordable and family friendly holiday. With comfortable rooms and welcoming staff you will find it a great base for your next “staycation” and you will definitely visit Brisbane again.

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About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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