Re: Info Wanted
You get free public transport to and from the tournament with your ticket price. Yerongapilly Train Station is 800m from the tennis centre, if you are able to walk that far, and that would allow you to stay farther away and take a train to the tennis. That's what we do, not being local either. We like to stay in West End (as there's pubs, cafes, restaurants) and then we take the train from South Brisbane direct to the tennis each day. There's backpackers in West End, a couple of okay cheap motels, apartment hotels that we got for about $120/night on Wotif, plus really fancy hotels if you stay on Southbank (player hotels this year were on Southbank - the Rydges and somewhere else I've forgotton).
Hope this helps.