Mint Brisbane - don't just stay for work
Posted on 25-Jun-2013
As the capital of Queensland, Brisbane is an exciting destination for business and leisure. The Brisbane central business district (CBD), sometimes referred to as the city, is a suburb of Brisbane, and is located on a point on the northern bank of the Brisbane River.
Brisbane City is a hive of activity for shopping, dining, culture and nightlife. Striking historic buildings contrast beautifully with modern architecture contributing to the fantastic cityscape, best viewed by night. Home of the cultural precinct featuring galleries, museums, theatre and festivals, Brisbane are also the gateway to the sun, surf and beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Conveniently positioned, it is also just a short flight to the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday, Sydney and Melbourne and all other capital cities.
Best known as the heart of Brisbane's culture, entertainment and recreation, South Bank blends the elements which comprise an idyllic Queensland lifestyle to form a vibrant precinct. If you're looking for a little more adventure, why not take a Ghost Tour or a Bloody Brisbane Crime Tour? If taking it easy is more your style you can cruise the River City on a number of luxury vessels including the iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle steamer. Other must see Brisbane icons include the classic XXXX Brewery, the stylish Sirromet Wines and the chic urban hub of Fortitude Valley. Affectionately known as 'The Valley' this is your destination for nightlife, clubs and dance beats. Chinatown is also located in Fortitude Valley and is a hub of Asian commercial and cultural activity with an array of Asian cuisine and fine dining options.
Visitor transport to and around Brisbane is easy with the domestic and international airport only 20 minutes from Brisbane City by Airtrain. The transport not to be missed however is the Brisbane River CityCat Ferry transport network, a great Brisbane visitor attraction and an excellent way to see Brisbane City. Go cards are available for purchase at most newsagents and 711 stores and can have value added - these are your tickets/passes to use on the local trains, buses and ferries throughout the city and suburbs.
Walking is also a pleasure in the city with numerous river boardwalks, walking tracks through the parklands and the city streets themselves providing plenty to see and do with a historic walk marked out on the CBD streets. The city is laid out according to a grid pattern surveyed during the city's early colonial days, a feature typical of most Australian street patterns. As a general rule, the streets aligned northwest-south east are named after male members of the House of Hanover, while the northeast-south west aligned streets are named after female members so you should find your way easily. If you get lost the locals are very friendly and will always provide assistance.
Mint Brisbane is located on Macrossan street within the Skyline Building and is just steps from the Brisbane river - you can walk along the "Boardwalk" to Eagle street pier and into the Queen street mall in minutes.