This project’s goal is to record in one year over 1,000 heritage and lost sites within Brisbane localities as historical geography. More than just being publicly informative, this tool encourages thinking about history spatially.

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City centre

Brisbane City Center is an epicenter for shopping, dining and accommodation. Boasting iconic landmarks as well as hidden gems, there is something here for everyone – from vibrant open-air malls such as Queen Street and Wintergarden to international designer precincts like Uptown and QueensPlaza – making the city centre an ever-evolving shopping destination!

West End, just a short stroll from Melbourne’s central business district, boasts renovated Queenslanders (Victorian houses) mingling with boutiques selling art and secondhand goods as well as vibrant restaurants and street markets.

New Farm, Brisbane’s boho neighbourhood, captures the spirit of Brisbane through microbreweries, an expansive waterfront park and trendy boutiques, restaurants and bars. Not far away is one of Brisbane’s finest hotels – Spicers Balfour Hotel.

Outer suburbs

Brisbane’s northern suburbs are ideal for anyone searching for a quiet suburban lifestyle, offering great schools, lush gardens and lots of open space where children can safely play. Families will find these areas provide everything from great schools to family friendly communities – providing ample opportunity for play.

If you want the best of both worlds, head to the northeast pocket of the city – Howard Smith Wharves precinct under Story Bridge on the north side of the river is bustling with arty hotels, restaurants and waterside bars that combine city life with waterfront living.

Kelvin Grove and Herston, two affluent suburbs located just four kilometres from Brisbane City Center, are immensely popular among families because of their close proximity to educational institutions and an authentic village atmosphere. Both boast beautiful parks with expansive river views.

Great Dividing Range

The Great Dividing Range separates Australia’s coastal plains from its interior arid regions. As its name implies, it is the country’s longest and widest mountain range whose crest provides watershed boundaries for river systems draining to both Pacific Ocean/Tasman Sea drainage systems as well as those flowing west into Murray-Darling basin.

The Great Dividing Range is an expansive region with various climate zones and vegetation types. At its northern section are two UNESCO World Heritage Areas – Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and Australian Alps, both home to native animals such as Mountain Pygmy Possums and Long-footed Potoroos.

The Great Dividing Range’s eastern slope is an agrarian area rich in agriculture that supports grazing, mixed farming, fruit growing and lumbering activities. Many major rivers such as Snowy, Murrumbidgee Darling Murray are located along this slope; Europeans first traversed it in 1813 when Gregory Blaxland, William Wentworth and William Lawson linked Sydney across the Blue Mountains.

Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is an iconic natural wonder. Just a short flight or drive from Brisbane, this world’s largest coral reef hosts thousands of marine species as well as idyllic tropical islands with sun-kissed beaches.

No matter the nature of your travels, tours and accommodations that suit your interests can be found both above and below the sea. From diving shipwrecks to multi-day liveaboard cruises – something is sure to pique your curiosity!

Take the luxurious Spirit of Queensland train along its spectacular coastal route for a luxurious journey to the reef, with incredible coastal views along its route. Or explore the Whitsundays with tours to Whitehaven Beach and helicopter rides over Heart Reef; connect northwards via Cairns, Townsville or Port Douglas for even more unique adventures – no matter which option you select you will help protect this vital natural heritage during your holiday! Learn how you can contribute!