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Aug 30, 2010
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Hi people,

I'll be heading to brisbane this July and need some advise on whether is there a need for special maintenance for the gears as I heard it will be cold by then.

Or perhaps you can share with me how you take care of your gears when you travelled to some place cold?

=D

anyone who's been there can share with me 'good spots' for picturing?

thanks in advance!
 

Aug 4, 2010
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Used to live in Brisbane. It should be about winter in July, and it will be cool but not cold. I dont think you really need to do anything special for the climate.

A popular lookout area is on top of Mt Cootha in Brisbane, which has a great view of the city at night. Further south of Brisbane, just past the border of NSW (3hr drive) is Byron Bay. Fantastic place to capture sunrise, and gorgeous scenery.

Have fun :)
 

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wilb87

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You don't need a weather resistant lens over at winter here, temperature isn't very low (~8 to 9 deg), just crazy winds in winter.
Brisbane City is good, tall buildings and many bridges, Byron Bay as well although it is pretty far. Have yet to go to Mt Cootha.

Anyway i am studying in Brisbane, my last year here already. If you want to go shooting at Mt Cootha and no kakis, feel free to call me along.
 

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me_jul

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Any decent camera should be fine...I used a Canon Ixus 300 during my time there...no issues even during winter.
 

Alphan77

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Byron bay is a must go, and go early to catch the sunrise. If you have a tele-lens, keep a look out for whales, they often swim by and you might be rewarded with a big spash.
 

bonrya

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Voting Mt cootha. Also you'll def have to go to glasshouse mountains. And stradbroke/fraser island. :) :) have fun!!! (you can go to any random backpackers to get day tours for ridiculous prices)

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Actually even the view from the casino overlooking the river/at southbank during sunset is good too. The sky is BLUE. ALL THE TIME. :bsmilie:
 

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wilb87

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Voting Mt cootha. Also you'll def have to go to glasshouse mountains. And stradbroke/fraser island. :) :) have fun!!! (you can go to any random backpackers to get day tours for ridiculous prices)

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Actually even the view from the casino overlooking the river/at southbank during sunset is good too. The sky is BLUE. ALL THE TIME. :bsmilie:
Dont think you can bring your camera into the casino though.
 

me_jul

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Moreton bay…good place for sunrise/sunset shoots too…plus they have sand tobogganing and you can hand feed the dolphins!
On the highway to gold coast, do drop by the famous Yatala pies…they serve nice meatpies at the truck stop.
 

ZerocoolAstra

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North of Brisbane (towards Noosa Heads) are the Glasshouse Mountains. Really interesting formations. Most of the surrounding land is flat, which makes them stand out a lot.
 

teeteng

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Stayed in Brisbane for 3 years and still loving the place. Head up North to Sunshine Beach and along the way there are many beautiful beaches with interesting rock features...take the scenic route. Bryon Bay is a must with a fantastic view from the lighthouse.

If time permits, venture into some of the many jetties that exist around the neighbouring towns. Less crowded with magnificent view of the ocean. Might be windy though...

Agree with the rest on Mt Cootha, must go with fantastic hot chocolate with mashmallows...salivating as I type!

Weather is very pleasant with attention to be given to the windy conditions at night.

Enjoy your trip!
 

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