Indulge in great shopping, steep yourself in the arts or
a national sporting event.
The Queensland Cultural Centre in Brisbane is
Queensland's heart of arts and entertainment, housing
the Performing Arts Complex, Conservatory of Music,
Queensland Museum and Art Gallery.
calendar extends throughout the year with a diverse
array of events and festivals to suit all tastes and
interests. Fireworks, jazz and the classics bring the
waterways alive each spring at the annual River
festival. The Brisbane International Film Festival
showcases the best from world cinema and the Brisbane
Writers Festival features leading Australian and
Go green in Brisbane and visit the Botanic Gardens, Roma
Street Parklands and Brisbane Forest Park. Stroll along
the mangrove boardwalk.
Ride the river on a City Cat, Brisbane's speedy
catamarans, and spot the local wildlife, including
pelicans and the Eastern Water Dragons. Step into
history by walking the Brisbane Heritage Trail or take a
cruise to the colonial prison on St Helena Island in
There's fun for all the family at South Bank, home to a
host of attractions including the Naval Stores and IMAX
Theatre alongside cafes, shops, restaurants, a relaxing
beach and swimming lagoon.
Queen Street Mall, in the heart of Brisbane, is a
shopper's delight with more than 500 stores and food
outlets. You can combine retail therapy with cultural
fever at Fortitude Valley, home to Brisbane's Chinatown
and the Brunswick Street Markets. The Riverside Centre
and South Bank's parklands feature popular weekend
markets. New Farm Park with its twice-monthly Farmers'
Market and nearby Brisbane Powerhouse Centre for the
Live Arts are a must.
And close to the city, you'll find Brisbane's own
aquatic playground - Moreton Bay and Islands - the
perfect place to indulge in your favourite water sport.
There's so much to see and do in and around Australia's
only subtropical capital city.
Brisbane accommodation options are many and varied
including 5 star Brisbane hotels, self-contained
apartments and close-by Hinterland lodge options, there
is something to suit every taste and budget. Most of the
hotels are in the CBD area and rates are reasonable
compared with most developed countries in the world.
Brisbane accommodation includes Brisbane River
apartments, Brisbane hotels, suites and casino