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hello there,

I have secured PR and will be visiting a few Ausy cities in April to get a feel for where I would like to settle when we do move over for good later this year.

I'll be in Brisbane mid April and would like to know the following please:

1. Whats the best way to get from the airport (domestic from Melbourne) to the City centre? bus, train, shuttle etc?

2. Can you recommend a decent hotel (<$150 a night) in the city centre within walking distance from restaurants and pubs

3. Does Brisbane have a travel pass for 3 days

4. I am after some employment agencies specialising in I.T. recruitment. Any web sites?

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1. Whats the best way to get from the airport (domestic from Melbourne) to the City centre? bus, train, shuttle etc?

Personally I think it's the train. There is a dedicated line to the international and domestic terminals to the city and onto the Gold

Coast. I'm not sure of the cost, but it's about $15 to the airport. It might be free from the international terminal if you show your boarding pass, but I'm not sure. BTW you can't walk from the domestic terminal to the international terminal. There are two stations in the city, Central and Roma St.

2. Can you recommend a decent hotel (<$150 a night) in the city centre within walking distance from restaurants and pubs

The whole city will be within walking distance of any hotel in the city, it's quite compact. You may also want to have a look at the South Bank on the other side of the river, it's not that far to walk to the city. I'm not sure of the hotels but also have a look at Quest apartments.

3. Does Brisbane have a travel pass for 3 days

Brisbane has a "GO Card". Unfortunately it has only just been fully introduced and the tourism side of it has yet to be developed. The card can be purchased at many retailers and stations. You can even buy it online before you arrive in Brisbane. The Go card can be used for train, bus and river ferries and is about 20% cheaper than a paper ticket, but you have to put up a $5 deposit, which is refundable and a $5 start up fee, but will have to be done after you leave and I have no idea of the process. So there is a bit of maths to be done to see if it's worth it. Have a look at the site

http://www.translink.com.au/go.php

4. I am after some employment agencies specialising in I.T. recruitment. Any web sites?

Sorry I can't help there.

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hello there,

I have secured PR and will be visiting a few Ausy cities in April to get a feel for where I would like to settle when we do move over for good later this year.

I'll be in Brisbane mid April and would like to know the following please:

1. Whats the best way to get from the airport (domestic from Melbourne) to the City centre? bus, train, shuttle etc?

Train (http://www.airtrain.com.au/) or taxi

2. Can you recommend a decent hotel (<$150 a night) in the city centre within walking distance from restaurants and pubs

http://www.wotif.com/hotels/australia-brisbane-hotels.html (I have used the mystery deals often and never been dissapointed!)

3. Does Brisbane have a travel pass for 3 days

No. I'd suggest buying a daily. (http://jp.translink.com.au/)

4. I am after some employment agencies specialising in I.T. recruitment. Any web sites?

Go onto seek (www.seek.com.au) there should be loads of agency details on there in your field.

Enjoy Brisbane and good luck! http://www.ourbrisbane.com/

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Seem all my links were stuck in your message frame:

http://www.airtrain.com.au

http://www.wotif.com/hotels/australia-brisbane-hotels.html (I have used the mystery deals often and never been dissapointed!)No. I'd suggest buying a daily. (http://jp.translink.com.au/)

No. I'd suggest buying a daily. (http://jp.translink.com.au/)

Go onto seek (www.seek.com.au) there should be loads of agency details on there in your field.

Enjoy Brisbane and good luck! http://www.ourbrisbane.com/

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This post might be too late but I only read it today

I used www.wotif.com and have stayed in the following in Brisbane

Metro Hotel Tower Mill. On the top of a hill 300m away from central station (up a long stairway) OK nice restaurant on the top floor with great city views

A bit noisy early morning

Quality Hotel on Wickham terrace (on the same street at the Tower Mill

Riverside Hotel South Bank A bit more expensive, quite nice, right at the river, near Southbank A bit expensive so I only used it for a few nights

Sapphire resort is a motel on the south side, nice accomodation but about 500m from the station at Southbank, only $90 or so a night. Used this one a few times on trips to Brisbane

All are near enough to Queen Street (worth a visit, night life a few pubs book shops etc.) Anything from fast food to whatever you like

I stayed in a few other places, one in Fortitude Valley/Spring hill (interesting but a rough area,) And another in Bowen near The Breakfast Creek hotel (actually a bar steakhouse) really good price. I was quoted $85/night then if I made my own bed $60 a night :) I think it has closed but will check

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