The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Applications Brisbane, Australia February 24-27, 2020
Visit in Brisbane
Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of approximately 2.5 million, and the South East Queensland metropolitan region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.6 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the historic European settlement and is situated inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River, about 15 kilometres (9 miles) from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River Valley between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range, sprawling across several of Australia's most populous local government areas (LGAs)—most centrally the City of Brisbane, which is by far the most populous LGA in the nation. The demonym of Brisbane is "Brisbanite" or "Brisbanian".
Like most Australian capital cities, Brisbane features a large urban sprawl with many different areas having their own unique features and characteristics.
The CBD (locally referred to as "The City") is where Brisbane's major businesses are interspersed with several shopping malls, cinemas, parks and many of Brisbane's historical tourist sites. Queen Street Mall in the heart of the CBD is Queensland's premier shopping destination and a must see for all visitors.
South Bank (often misspelled as 'Southbank') has ethnic restaurants, edgy cafes, riverside boardwalks and an inner-city beach. Located at South Bank is Queensland’s Cultural Precinct, which includes the Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Museum, the State Library, Queensland Art Gallery and the spectacular Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). The term South Bank is also commonly used to refer to South Bank Parklands, which was the site of World Expo 88.
Fortitude Valley (or "The Valley") combines Brisbane's Chinatown, alternative shopping and vibrant nightlife. Eclectic bars with emerging and innovative DJs and world-class super clubs have brought a larger than life feel to the Valley precinct. Home to the best live music and entertainment scene in Australia.
West End, located just behind South Bank, is an edgy, bohemian district with artsy shops and cafes. West End is where you’ll find alternative books, cult video stores and organic produce and quirky locals. The area has several waves of immigration to thank for its feel, from the Greeks in the 1950's and 1960's and the Vietnamese in the 70s to the urbanisation of the last few years creating a new vibe.
New Farm, located next to The Valley, features upmarket shopping and trendy dining places. A confirmed favourite of the locals, New Farm is high up on the hot list of places to be and to be seen.
Hamilton is home to Racecourse Road, one of Brisbane's oldest urban villages nestled next to some of Brisbane's most expensive real estate. It is a lovely Poinciana tree lined boulevard, which in December is a blaze of red flowers worth seeing. Fashionable shops are mixed with restaurants to see and be seen at just a few klms from the city centre.
Portside Wharf, located at Hamilton, is where the cruise ships dock on the Brisbane River. This area was formerly known as Brett’s Wharf and offers fine dining, cinemas and specialty shopping. A great place to wander and have a meal.
Paddington is quickly becoming the place to shop with many little, unique boutiques full of local designs and hard to find fashion gems. Rosalie is home to many quaint bars, markets and restaurants. Milton has two of Brisbane’s most famous icons placed side by side - the Castlemaine (XXXX) brewery and Suncorp Stadium.
Mount Coot-tha, a suburb as well as a mountain (more accurately, a large hill) approximately 6 km (4 mi) west of the CBD, easily recognised by the large TV and radio antennae that line its peak. The bushland area has numerous walking and cycle tracks. There is a scenic drive through the Mount Coot-tha Reserve which climbs to the Summit, which has a restaurant and cafe, and offers majestic 360° views of Brisbane and the surrounding region. Mount Coot-tha also features at its base the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.