Brisbane is Australia's new world city. The Queensland capital is a combination of old sandstone public buildings, modern skyscrapers, designer boutiques and relaxed outdoor cafes and pubs. Brisbane's manageable size and proximity to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts make it an ideal starting base for exploring the best that Queensland has to offer.
The inner city suburbs of Fortitude Valley, The West End, Paddington and New Farm are the focus of Brisbane's café, restaurant and bar scene, while the city itself is the place for designer label shopping, the best hotels and the city's Botanical and Roma Street Gardens.
Brisbane's popular Southbank Parklands and urban ‘beach' offer a relaxing change of pace and are where you will find Brisbane's cultural precinct, major theatres and museums.
The Brisbane River shapes much of the city's landscape and lifestyle and 25km from the city centre flows into must-see Moreton Bay. The gentle waters of the bay are home to some of the world's largest sand islands, such as Moreton, North Stradbroke and Bribie, as well as charming seaside villages, rugged national parks and also one of Australia's most famous seafood catches - the Moreton Bay Bug.
Top itineraries in Brisbane
Be charmed by Sydney before discovering the stunning beaches, coastal towns and lush hinterland of Australia’s East Coast as you wind your way north.
Between the sights of Sydney and Brisbane, hop out to the Whitsundays to enjoy some island relaxation alongside hikes, cruises, kayak paddles and snorkelling trips.
A self-drive holiday that incorporates Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Vale, Noosa, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Fraser Island, Hervey Bay and Lady Elliot Island.
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Top places to stay in Brisbane
At Spicers Peak, warm, muted colours of natural materials such as stone and timber blend seamlessly into its green surrounds as the lodge offers luxury accommodation in an imitable location.
The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites is sited in Brisbane’s financial, and more importantly geographic, heart. It offers refined luxury and a Good Food Guide recognised restaurant.
Resembling a classic Queenslander home on the outside and featuring intimate Art Deco chic on the inside, the Balfour Hotel brings a sense of cool to the Spicers brand.
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