Queensland is a state full of experiences whether it be in the sun-soaked capital of Brisbane or any of its surrounding areas.
Life in Brisbane revolves around the outdoors. As the capital of Australia’s Sunshine State, Brisbane invites travellers to kick off their shoes and enjoy the food, art and adventure on offer.
From world-class museums to boisterous rooftop bars, craft breweries, and fine dining restaurants offering award-winning food and wine, Brisbane has an exciting social scene with plenty of activities that travellers can add to their personalised itinerary. There are plenty of opportunities to have close encounters with the local Australian wildlife such as patting or cuddling friendly kangaroos and adorable koalas.
Along with lush parks and laid-back locals, Brisbane is a city with serious cultural credentials and first-class dining. Travellers can choose to wander through the galleries at South Bank, explore the eclectic streets of Fortitude Valley, lose themselves to nature.
The riverside capital city of Brisbane is also a cosmopolitan hub on the doorstep of rugged national parks, idyllic beaches and family-friendly destinations like the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. With its thriving art scene and endless culinary creativity, it’s not easy to leave Brisbane behind. But escape for a few days of island relaxation, boutique beach towns, coastal cities or outback adventure. It all lies just hours outside of the city.
Travellers can visit the rugged mountains of the Scenic Rim with great hiking, wineries and rainforest retreats. Brisbane is perfectly positioned for day trips of this kind with fascinating destinations around every corner. Travellers can choose from a variety of coastal cities, island getaways and hinterland mountains topped with lush forests.
Brisbane is also the perfect gateway city to the family-friendly Gold Coast, with its golden beaches and thrilling theme parks, and the quiet escape of the Sunshine Coast.