Make the most of your time in the cosmopolitan city of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland - a sunny, sophisticated city on the winding Brisbane River with a year-round climate. Combining lush parks and laid-back locals, this is a city with a cultural life and first-class wining and dining. From outdoor adventures to animal encounters, there’s a world of unique options for all to enjoy in Brisbane. Wander the art galleries and museums, watch a performance by the Queensland Ballet, Opera or Orchestra or enjoy theatre in the Powerhouse. Make this the starting point for your holidays to the Gold Coast,Fraser Island, Sunshine Coast and Noosa.
Shop on Queen Street, then meander around the city’s historic buildings. Dine along South Bank and explore its cultural attractions. Enjoy sightseeing on a leisurely river cruise or from Mt Cooot-tha Lookout. Relax to music in Fortitude Valley or lose yourself to nature in at Moreton Island where you can swim, kayak, snorkel coral reefs, hire a sail boat, tussle with a marlin or toboggan down the world’s tallest sand dune.
Take a bike ride in the City Botanic Gardens and abseil the cliffs of Kangaroo Point. Sashay down the river on a paddlesteamer or take a high-speed ferry to the inner-city villages of Bulimba and New Farm or head to the boating hub of nearby Moreton Bay and Islands.