Brisbane Today

Brisbane has suffered at the hands of Mother Nature in the early months of 2011. Notorious for having been established on the floodplains of the Brisbane River, the heavy rain in January resulted in parts of the city’s infrastructure being extensively damaged with many homes and businesses being flooded though the city has since recovered from this. Having said that, the city and Queensland itself has struggled to coax tourists (especially the international ones) back to its attractions given the severity of the flooding. Extensive advertising campaigns have been used but it may be a long time before Brisbane and Queensland can re-establish its popularity as a tourist destination.