Brisbane

A jetty overlooking the Brisbane River and city buildings, Brisbane
The Brisbane River

Visit Brisbane

Long regarded as a sleepy backwater, Australia's third largest city has transformed into an appealing destination that combines culture with Queensland's bountiful nature. Home to a laidback yet active lifestyle, Brisbane is a fantastic city to spend a few nights exploring. While there, ride a bike along the Southbank precinct, visit the highly reputable Gallery of Modern Art, and be sure to take time to taste your way around the city’s lively dining scene.

If you're planning a holiday to Brisbane, talk to a Travel Expert today on 0800 707 6010.

Welcome to the Sunshine State capital

Beautiful one day, perfect the next. The old adage applies perfectly to Brisbane. Sure, the city might not have the icons of Sydney, or the cultural cache of Melbourne, but what it lacks in status it makes up for with the promise of adventure. Over the last ten years Brisbane has transformed dramatically from a sleepy town to a burgeoning hive of activity where trendy bars are hidden down laneways and on rooftops, and restaurants boast some of the best menus in the country. If wining and dining was one Brisbane passion, sport and the great outdoors would be the other. On any given weekend you’ll find locals making the most of the sunny weather with bike riding along the river, rock climbing the Kangaroo Point cliffs, and a multitude of sports games taking place. 

Did you know?

Story Bridge in Brisbane

A great way to take in the city is via the Story Bridge climb which will see you climb up to 80 metres above sea level.

Gold Coast beach

Brisbane doesn’t have any natural beaches but is only an hour’s drive from the Gold Coast and around 1.5 hours to the Sunshine Coast. 

Lamingtons

The beloved Australian cake the Lamington was first made in 1900 at Brisbane’s Old Government House.

Eat Street Markets in Brisbane

60 shipping containers have been turned into the popular Eat Street Markets at Portside Wharf in Hamilton.

How to get around

City cat on the Brisbane River

Ferry around the river city

Brisbane is a spread out city so many locals typically get around by car. While a car will allow you to visit the surrounding countryside, bushland and beaches, you don’t necessarily need one to visit the sights in Brisbane. For a great way to see the city, we recommend boarding one of the city’s speedy ferry boats, known as ‘City Cats’ and riding up and down the river. To reach further out of the city, Brisbane has a fantastic network of buses which service many of the city’s main shopping centres and suburbs.

Top Brisbane Journeys

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Travel to Southern Queensland with the Experts

Only in Brisbane for a few days and want to make the most of it? We can help! Many of our Experts have visited and even lived in Brisbane so we know exactly where you should stay and what you should do in order to see the best of Brisbane. For more ideas or to create a specific itinerary based around what you need, talk to our Australia team today.