Brisbane

Travel Guide
Kangaroo Point showing a bay or harbour, night scenes and a city

From trendy galleries to trendier bars, diving to biking, Brisbane is ready and willing to be whatever kind of destination you want it to be.

There are so many different things to do and see in Brisbane, it really is the city that caters for every type of holiday. With huge shopping centres brimming with options from bargain to high-end, a multitude of gourmet restaurants and romantic cruises along the river, the choices are seemingly endless. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie who likes to live on the wild side, or museums and culture are more your thing, don't worry, this sunny city has it all!

Take the ferry up the river and stop off at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can feed the kangaroos and even cuddle a koala. For a more exotic wildlife experience, jump in the car and head for Australia Zoo to see the legacy of Steve Irwin.

If it's a proper adventure you're after, rent an SUV and drive out to Moreton Island National Park, where you can camp on a deserted beach, dive amongst shipwrecks and observe whales and sharks from a safe vantage point.

Head back into the city to make the most of the cultural hub that is South Bank, home to the renowned Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the exceptional Brisbane Powerhouse, a converted power plant. Also in this district you will find magnificent galleries and museums, the Gallery of Modern Art and Museum of Brisbane to name but two, both of which are free.

Check out Brisbane's nightlife around the Fortitude Valley area, a hotspot of sophisticated bars and live music venues. Alternatively, Burnett Lane, with its gourmet restaurants and stylish cocktail bars, will keep you entertained all night.

Brisbane boasts more than 27 kilometres of bicycle paths which are a great way to see the city without being held up by traffic or worrying about parking spaces. These trails conveniently run alongside the Brisbane River and through the city centre. That being said, the city does have an extensive transportation network in place, servicing local, regional, national and international destinations.

What really sets "Brissie" apart is that this dynamic city, with its top-class amenities and cultural venues, is set against the backdrop of awe-inspiring, sun-drenched scenery. What more could a visitor possibly ask for?

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Where to stay in Brisbane

Treasury Brisbane
Treasury Brisbane
5 out of 5
130 William Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is £100 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Treasury Casino and Commissariat Store Museum. Queen Street Mall and Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (955 reviews)
"It is in the Center of Brisbane. That is make everything easy. Parking Large room Restaurants Great severs. Thanks."

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2021

Treasury Brisbane
Arise Brisbane Skytower
Arise Brisbane Skytower
4 out of 5
222 Margaret Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is £111 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Eagle Street Pier and Queen Street ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,088 reviews)
"The property was absolutely stunning, had the greatest view of the city. Very modern and comfortable bed which is hard to find in some hotels. Only thing I could fault is that usually hotels always have tea, coffee, sugar but we didn’t have any sugar in our room."

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2021

Arise Brisbane Skytower
Emporium Hotel South Bank
Emporium Hotel South Bank
5 out of 5
267 Grey St, South Brisbane, QLD
The price is £137 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Located in South Brisbane, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of South Bank Parklands and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane. Wheel of Brisbane and Suncorp ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (548 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2021

Emporium Hotel South Bank
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites
Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites
4.5 out of 5
128 Charlotte St, Brisbane, QLD
The price is £70 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Stephens Cathedral, MacArthur Museum Brisbane and Queen ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,466 reviews)
"Walking distance to city centre."

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2021

Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites
Arise Brisbane Skytower
Arise Brisbane Skytower
4 out of 5
222 Margaret Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is £111 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Eagle Street Pier and Queen Street ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,088 reviews)
"The property was absolutely stunning, had the greatest view of the city. Very modern and comfortable bed which is hard to find in some hotels. Only thing I could fault is that usually hotels always have tea, coffee, sugar but we didn’t have any sugar in our room."

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2021

Arise Brisbane Skytower
Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
4.5 out of 5
420 Queen St, Brisbane, QLD
The price is £77 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Brisbane Customs House, ANZAC Square War Memorial ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,839 reviews)
"great location, very clean, good price."

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2021

Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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