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BrisbaneAustralia

Come to laid-back Brisbane, the perfect base to discover the beautiful parks, mountains and islands of Australia’s Sunshine State..

Brisbane may well boast downtown skyscrapers and a population of over 2 million, but the warm climate, friendly locals and incredible natural bounty give it arguably the most easy-going atmosphere of all the cities in Australia. The way the Brisbane River, from which the city takes its name, snakes lazily through the Queensland capital mirrors the laid-back attitude of the inhabitants of “Brissie”.

The Sunshine State’s largest city has a vibrant cultural life and plenty of top-class bars and restaurants but the biggest draw for most visitors is the huge array of outdoor activities on the city’s doorstep. Whether it’s dolphin-spotting on Moreton Island National Park, climbing the Kangaroo Point cliffs or just escaping the heat and hustle of the city along the cool riverfront, you have a wealth of open-air options. Enjoying a pint of the local brew XXXX along with fish and chips is a popular way to spend a pleasant summer’s evening while the dry, cooler winters are perfect for whale watching and more active excursions. Daredevil visitors can try their hand at climbing the iconic Storey Bridge and the nearby Glass House Mountains make for a great day trip.

Another appealing aspect of the city for tourists is the number of attractions that are available free-of-charge – from nature reserves such as Roma Street Parkland and Mount Coot-tha to the government-funded Queensland Museum and Museum of Brisbane. The city also provides a number of free swimming pools, playgrounds and barbecues, as well as various cultural festivals which are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

The city itself is the artistic heart of Queensland and the majority of the state’s most important cultural institutions, such as the Gallery of Modern Art – the country’s biggest – are located here. You’ll always find top-quality shows at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, which is home to the state’s ballet and theatre companies as well as its symphony orchestra.

The riverside walks in the city’s South Bank area and a scenic river ride on one of the public ferries are among the city’s other tourist highlights but be sure to rent a car or book a tour to explore the exquisite surrounding landscape.

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Where to stay in Brisbane

Top hotels in Brisbane

Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
4.5 out of 5
420 Queen St, Brisbane, QLD
The price is NZ$125 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.

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! (1,805 reviews)

"Lovely views, very handy location. Fantastic and helpful friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep. 2020

Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
4.5 out of 5
108 Albert Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is NZ$125 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.

Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,287 reviews)

"Very clean and location was close to Queen St mall. Stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment which was spacious and had kitchen and laundry facilities. Very good for families."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2020

Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
Mantra South Bank
Mantra South Bank
4.5 out of 5
161 Grey Street, South Bank, South Brisbane, QLD
The price is NZ$174 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in South Brisbane, this luxury hotel is steps away from South Bank Parklands and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Wheel of Brisbane and Queensland ...

4.2/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"Was great, good location, great water pressure in shower"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2020

Mantra 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.

Holiday Rentals in Brisbane

Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
4.5 out of 5
420 Queen St, Brisbane, QLD
The price is NZ$125 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.

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! (1,805 reviews)

"Lovely views, very handy location. Fantastic and helpful friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep. 2020

Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
4.5 out of 5
108 Albert Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is NZ$125 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.

Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,287 reviews)

"Very clean and location was close to Queen St mall. Stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment which was spacious and had kitchen and laundry facilities. Very good for families."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2020

Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane
Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane
5 out of 5
43 Herschel Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is NZ$120 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.

Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of City Hall Clock Tower, Brisbane Private Hospital and Treasury ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,658 reviews)

"the property was great. Good position. Clean. Been there a few times and staff were always friendly and helpful, but however not this time. The guy at the counter needs to be taught how to welcome customers, starting with a smile would be nice and not being abrupt would also be nice."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2020

Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane
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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