Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a big, modern city set on the Brisbane River. But you’ll still need to bring your bucket and spade, because Brisbane is ideally located for both the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. This accessibility to beaches is one reason why Brisbane pulls in so many tourists. It also has the benefit of a cooler inland climate. The city itself is very modern, clean and compact. It is easy to navigate and has its own man made “beach” at South Bank Parklands.
Welcome to: The Night Life
From classic watering holes on every second corner to sophisticated bars with where you can lie back and listen to music that never stops – our pubs, bars and live-music venues are the perfect meeting places. Our urban villages entice, with a range of intimate nightspots and live music. In particular, West End and Fortitude Valley are perfect to see emerging bands, enjoy live indie-rock, get up close to national and international acts or groove to innovative jazz bands.
Welcome to: The City
Brisbane prides itself on being green and its sustainability, so it’s no wonder that public transport is one of the best ways to get around the city.
With the Translink go card you can travel seamlessly on all TransLink bus, ferry and rail services across south-east Queensland. It’s the perfect travel companion.
Welcome to: The Lifestyle
Built on and around the hills overlooking the Brisbane River, which flows through the heart of the city.Australia’s third-largest city is characterised by a subtropical climate, safe relaxed outdoor lifestyle, unique “Queenslander” architecture, bustling restaurants and cafes, and thriving arts, sports and entertainment scenes. There is no shortage of major attractions to visit and explore in Brisbane. Across the river from the CBD, South Bank is home to our Cultural Centre with the world-class galleries and entertainment. Besides the big cultural attractions, Brisbane has two major sports stadiums, Alma Park Zoo, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and the Story Bridge to climb. Further afield the regions including the Scenic Rim, Somerset and Lockyer Valley have no shortage of waterfalls, lookouts and mountains to climb, while Moreton Island is the place to feed wild dolphins and snorkel around an old ship wreck