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Brisbane and its water

The residents of Brisbane are lucky in that they have the Brisbane River winding through the city and the beaches of Moreton Bay on their eastern side. That means fishing and boating are both popular pastimes. However the proximity of the river means that part of Brisbane are more likely to flood during a cyclone or extended periods of wet weather. This is not as bad as it might have been due to the hilly nature of the city. Mount Gravatt, Highgate Hill and Mount Ommaney are just three of many higher areas.

Brisbane can boast the wettest day in Australian history with 465 millimetres falling on the city on the 21st of January of 1887. Regardless, in 2006, the worst drought ever had also affected Brisbane and much of the town was placed on water restrictions. But Brisbane has many other claims to fame apart from weather. The world’s first koala sanctuary was opened in Brisbane way back in 1927. And they hosted the 1982 Commonwealth Games and the 2001 Goodwill Games. Of course there have been many other major sporting event held in Brisbane too.

Brisbane enjoys many cultural events such as the royal Queensland Show, the Riverfestival, the Brisbane International Film Festival, a Greek cultural festival called Paniyiri Festival and the Valley Fiesta, a three-day event that promotes art and youth culture. There is also the Brisbane Medieval Fayre and Tournament that is held each June. For more info check through the Queensland business directory for latest events and businesses throughout Queensland.

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