Australia’s New World City and Queensland’s capital is a burgeoning tourism destination, constantly evolving with new venues and experiences. Visitors will discover lively precincts with world-class restaurants, museums, galleries, vibrant outdoor venues, beautiful parklands, eclectic bars, boutiques and high-end shopping.
Brisbane has an ever-expanding events scene, with exclusive shows, significant international exhibitions and major sporting events. Visitors can enjoy Brisbane’s enviable outdoor climate by exploring the city centre with a free Brisbane Greeters walking tour, join a bicycle tour or relaxing river cruise – or take to the skies with a hot air balloon experience.
Highlights include feeding wild dolphins at Tangalooma Island Resort or cuddling koalas and hand-feeding kangaroos at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The second- and third-largest sand islands in the world – North Stradbroke and Moreton Islands – provide two of the best land-based whale-watching vantage points along the Australian coast during the winter months, while World Heritage-listed rainforests are within 90 minutes of the city.
To complement the city’s famous outdoor lifestyle and sub-tropical climate, Brisbane’s proximity to fresh produce brings food from the region’s paddocks to your plate. Chefs from around the world move to the city to take advantage of its diverse gastronomic scene. With an array of award-winning restaurants and bars, discover Brisbane’s culinary precincts including the Eagle Street Pier, James Street and South Bank’s River Quay.
Brisbane is a safe and welcoming city full of friendly, helpful people ready to make visitors welcome.