Brisbane

Travel Guide
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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.

Where to stay in Brisbane

The Point Brisbane Hotel
The Point Brisbane Hotel
4.5 out of 5
21 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD, 4169
The price is NZ$197 per night from 30 Jun. to 1 Jul.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Brisbane. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (951 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2022

The Point Brisbane Hotel
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane
4.5 out of 5
80 Albert Street (Cnr Mary St), Brisbane, QLD, 4000
The price is NZ$207 per night from 25 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Brisbane. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (947 reviews)
"Close to all facilities"

Reviewed on 17 Jun. 2022

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane
Brisbane Skytower
Brisbane Skytower
4 out of 5
222 Margaret Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000
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The price is NZ$471 per night from 26 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Brisbane. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,211 reviews)
"Location is great and view excellent."

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2022

Brisbane Skytower
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.
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane
4 out of 5
15 Ivory Lane, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4000
The price is NZ$146 per night from 18 Jul. to 19 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Brisbane. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,147 reviews)
"Close to restaurants and nigh life."

Reviewed on 31 May 2022

Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane
Brisbane Skytower
Brisbane Skytower
4 out of 5
222 Margaret Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000
The price is NZ$471 per night from 26 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Brisbane. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,211 reviews)
"Location is great and view excellent."

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2022

Brisbane Skytower
Meriton Suites Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Meriton Suites Adelaide Street, Brisbane
5 out of 5
485 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000
The price is NZ$159 per night from 18 Jul. to 19 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury apartment in Brisbane. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (989 reviews)
"Very spacious unit"

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2022

Meriton Suites Adelaide 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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