With an incredible restaurant scene, nearby beaches and hiking, and plenty of live music and events, there's always something to do in Brisbane. Explore today!
Brisbane is located on the east coast of Australia, in the south-east of the state of Queensland.
It has a population of approximately 2.4 million people and is located close to the gorgeous Sunshine Coast (north) and Gold Coast (south). Both the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast are desirable locations for visitors to Queensland due to their stunning beaches and national parks.
If you're after endless blue skies, golden beaches and tropical rainforests, Queensland is for you.
Queensland has a humid, sub-tropical climate, and Brisbane experiences temperatures up to the high 30s in the height of summer. But don't let that put you off!
Winter is mild in Brisbane, with temperatures sometimes reaching single figures overnight, but warming up throughout the day. Winter is also the dry season, often with beautiful blue skies.
Brisbane and the rest of Australia use the Australian Dollar. Credit cards are widely accepted in Brisbane and populated towns, but cash can also be withdrawn from ATMs and banks.
Tipping is not expected in Australia, but locals sometimes tip to recognise exceptional service. You'll be spoilt for choice with all of the incredible restaurants and cafes in Brisbane and its surrounding suburbs.
We recommend packing clothes suitable for hot weather, and a hat and sunscreen are also necessary due to high levels of UV, even on cloudy days and in winter.
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Things to do in Brisbane
Get to know why Brisbane should definitely be on your "to-visit" list. Whether you're after nature, shopping or award-winning restaurants, there's something for everyone!
Just a short drive from Brisbane in virtually any direction, you can find magical beaches with clear water. While you might be sharing the beach and water with other people (and maybe even some dolphins), Queensland's coastline is unrivalled in natural beauty. You can even take a hike along many of the coasts to find the perfect spot. Swim between the red and yellow flags for safety!
The Southbank precinct buzzes with life. From shopping to delicious morsels, you will love to wander along the river. Maybe even stop and take a dip at the Streets Beach - a man-made beach and lagoon right beside the river! Take in the cityscape as you relax in the water, or on the sand beside it. Southbank often has street performers and markets and is a great spot to relax in the late afternoon.
Where to stay in Brisbane
Whether you're after a central, boutique hotel or somewhere close to shopping, Brisbane has hotels for every budget and desire.
Gambaro Hotel is located on Caxton Street which is a lively street in Brisbane known for its nightlife and proximity to Suncorp Stadium. This hotel has sophisticated and luxurious rooms and offers room service. Spoil yourself with their restaurant just downstairs and the great bar scene nearby.
Did someone say shopping? Only a stone's throw from the city, and within a 10 minute walk of Westfield Chermside (shopping centre), Quest Chermside offers a home away from home. Each apartment is air-conditioned and some have fully-equipped kitchens.
The Park Hotel
Location, location, location. The Park Hotel is situated opposite the gorgeous Roma Street Parklands and close to shuttle bus stops which take passengers directly to the centre of Brisbane. It has modern, upscale rooms and a restaurant and pool on site. This hotel has everything for great prices.
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