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Holiday in Queensland !!
Some Of What Queensland Has To Offer The Australian Camper Traveller
One's first impressions of Queensland may well be attributed to its nickname the Sunshine State, so when you're reposing somewhere along the Gold Coast's 57 kilometres of beaches, or cruising in the outback or even exploring the lush tropical rainforests near Cairns, you'd best be ready for some picturesque weather!
Queensland sports a myriad of coastal towns both large and small with the climate to complement any sejourn in them. Perhaps the best way to travel around Australia's Queensland state is by Campervan or Motorhome rental. Our rental offices for Queensland are listed below.
Brisbane Campervan Office
|Cairns Campervan Office|
147 Sheridan Street, Cairns QLD 4870
(+612) 9599 5585
Surfers Paradise Campervan Hire
Surfers Paradise may be one of the more exciting locations you could visit. It's home of the major theme parks like Sea World, Warner Bros Movie World, Dreamworld and Wet 'n' Wild Water Park. If you want some quality family accommodation nice and close to the town of Surfers Paradise and a simple monorail ride from Seaworld, be sure to stay at the Sea World Nara Resort.
You will find no shortage of activities to indulge in amongst the Whitsunday Islands, which feature sailing, bush walking and diving whilst surrounded by one of the world's seven natural wonders - the Great Barrier Reef. Accommodation won't be a problem with the selection of family resorts or even secluded residences for more romantic getaways.
Is the capital and most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland. It has the third largest city in Australia with a population of 2.15 million.
The Brisbane central business district stands on the original European settlement and is situated inside a bend of the Brisbane river,approximately 23 km or 14 miles from its mouth at Moreton Bay.The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the flood plain of the Brisbane River valley between the bay and the Great Dividing Range.
Brisbaneis is named after the river on which it sits. The Brisbane river was named after Scotsman Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of NSW. Brisbane was chosen as the capital of Queensland when the state was proclaimed a separate colony from NSW in 1859. In 2008 Brisbane was classified as a global city and has been voted the 16thmost livable city in the world.
Prior to European settlement, the Brisbane area was inhabited by theTurrbal Tribe. They knew the area that is now the central business district as Mian-jin, meaning "place shaped as a spike". TheMoreton Bay area was initially explored by Matthew Flinders. On 17July 1799, Flinders landed at what is now known as Woody Point whichhe named "Red Cliff Point", after the red-coloured cliffs visible from the bay. In 1823, Thomas Brisbane, instructed that a new northern penal settlement be developed, and an exploration party led by John Oxley further explored Moreton Bay.
After the Second World War, Brisbane developed into a "big country town" stigma, an image the city's politicians and marketers were very keen to remove. Inthe late 1950s an anonymous poet known as The Brisbane Bard generated much attention on the city which helped to shake this stigma. Despite steady growth, Brisbane's development was punctuated by infrastructure problems. The State government began a major programof change, beginning with the central business district and inner suburbs. Brisbane trams were a popular mode of public transport, until the network was closed in 1969, leaving Melbourne as the last Australian city to operate a tram network.
The Brisbane flood of 1974 was a major disaster which temporarily crippled the city. During this era, Brisbane grew and modernised rapidly becoming a destination of interstate migration. Some of Brisbane's popular landmarks were lost, including the Bellevue Hotelin 1979 and Cloudland in 1982, demolished in controversial circumstances by the Deen Brothers demolition crew. Major publicworks included the Riverside Expressway, the Gateway Bridge, andlater, the redevelopment of South Bank, starting with theQLD ArtGallery.
Brisbane hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and the 1988 World Expo. These events were accompanied by a scale of public expenditure, construction and development not previously seen in the state of Queensland. Brisbane's population growth has exceeded the national average every year since 1990 at an average rate of around 2.2% peryear.
After two decades of record population growth, Brisbane was again hit by a major flood in 2011. The Brisbane River did not reach the same height as the previous 1974 flood but still caused extensive damage and disruption to the city.
Brisbane is in the southeast corner of Queensland, Australia. The city is centred along the Brisbane River, and its eastern suburbs line the shores of Moreton Bay.
The AllSeasons Campervans office is located at 269 Earnshaw Road,Northgate. This location is only a short taxi ride from the Brisbane domestic and international airports approx 10 minutes. It is also within easy reach of main roads so you can travel into the city or head North or South without any difficulty.The city has suffered three major floods since colonisation, in 1893, January 1974, and January 2011. The flood in 1974 was the worst and occurred partly as a result of Cyclone Wanda. Heavy rain had fallen continuously for three weeks beforehand. The flood damaged many parts of the city, which took years to recover.
Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate with warm to hot and humid summers and dry, moderately warm winters. From November to March, thunderstorms are common over Brisbane, with the more severe events accompanied by large damaging hail stones, torrential rain and destructive winds.
The city's highest recorded temperature was 43.2 C (110 F) on 26January 1940. On 19 July 2007, Brisbane's temperature fell below the freezing point for the first time since records began, registering 0.1 C (31.8 F) at the airport. In2009 Brisbane recorded its hottest winter day at 35.4 C (95.7 F)on 24 August. Brisbane's wettest day occurred on 21 January 1887,when 465 millimetres (18.3 in) of rain fell on the city, thehighest maximum daily rainfall of Australia's capital cities.
From 2001 until 2010, Brisbane and surrounding temperate areas had been experiencing the most severe drought in over a century, with dam levels dropping to 16.9% of their capacity on 10 August 2007. Residents were mandated by local laws to observe water restriction on gardening and other outdoor water usage. Per capita water usage isbelow 140 litres per day, giving Brisbane one of the lowest per capita usages of water of any developed city in the world. On Sunday 9January 2011, an upper low crossed north of Brisbane and dropped rainfall on an already saturated southeast coast of Queensland, resulting in severe flooding and damage in Brisbane and the surrounding area, ironically the same storm season also resulted in the water storage climbing toover 98% of maximum capacity and breaking the drought. Water restrictions have been replaced with water conservation measures that aim at a target of 200 litres per day/per person, but consumption is rarely over 160 litres.
Brisbane also lies in the Tropical Cyclone risk area. Although cyclones hitting Brisbane are rare, they have happened in the past. The last cyclone to affect Brisbane but not directly cross the city wasTropical Cyclone Hamish in March 2009, although the cyclone remained approx 350 km (220 mi) north of Brisbane but caused significant damage to beaches.
In November 2011, Brisbane saw 22 days with no recorded rainfall, whichis the driest start to November since 1919. August 2012 was thecity's driest August and the driest month ever experienced in its recorded history
Tourism plays a major role in Brisbane's economy, being the third-most popular destination for international tourists after Sydney and Melbourne. Popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkl and the Botanical Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world's first koala sanctuary.