About Brisbane

Australia's "most liveable city", Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, the Sunshine State. While Brisbane is a vibrant but relaxed city with so much to see and do, it is also the gateway to the sun, surf and beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. 

The weather in Brisbane is comfortable and sub-tropical. The city of Brisbane enjoys a very enviable climate of brilliant hot summers and clear mild winters. These enticing attributes ensure that Brisbane is idyllic for visitors all year round. 

For more accurate Brisbane Weather information visit the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

The Brisbane City Council is dedicated to ensuring Brisbane is a green, clean and sustainable community and a safe destination where everyone feels welcomed. 

GETTING AROUND BRISBANE

Brisbane's excellent transport infrastructure makes it relatively easy to get from point A to point Z and virtually anywhere in between with minimal interruptions or changes. Buses, trains, CityCat Ferries, hire cars, taxis and even water taxis are all available at regular intervals throughout the day and night and there's little chance of you being stuck in the middle of nowhere and no way to get home.

The Queensland Government's transport website TransLink, provides a detailed trip planning guide with fare calculators, timetables and suggestions on the best way to get between (almost) any two points in Queensland, right down to how far you have to walk to the bus stop.

Translink Website: http://translink.com.au
Yellow Cabs website with taxi fare calculator: http://www.yellowcab.com.au/

brisbane Greeters

Brisbane City Council is committed to offering Brisbane residents and visitors the opportunity to learn more about Brisbane by providing free Brisbane Greeter tours.

The Birsbane Greeters embody the warmth and friendliness that Brisbane is recognised for and they have shared their passion for Brisbane with more than 80,000 people since the first tours in 2012.

One of the best ways to get to know Brisbane is through the eyes of a skilled and knowledgeable local. The friendly Greeters are proud and passionate volunteers who are keen to share Brisbane's stories, show you some great spots and introduce you to Brisbane's vibrant city.

Check out more and book here: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-in-brisbane/brisbane-greeter-tours

WHAT TO DO IN BRISBANE

Explore the culture, architecture and history that Brisbane has to offer by visiting some of Brisbane's iconic 'must do' attractions.  

  • Brisbane City Hall clock tower tour - this iconic landmark is free to tour and is open to the public seven days a week from 10am - 5pm. For more information click here
  • Wheel of Brisbane - The Wheel of Brisbane offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Brisbane City from the heart of Brisbane's cultural, lifestyle and entertainment precinct, The Parklands, South Bank. For more information click here.
  • South Bank Precinct and Streets Beach - Australia's only beach in the middle of the city, Streets Beach is one of South Bank's most popular attractions. For more information click here.
  • Story Bridge Climb - The Story Bridge Adventure Climb is a soft adventure experience walk on top of the iconic structure. It's one of Brisbane's must-do leisure experiences and a spectacular way to discover the city and surrounding areas. For more information click here.
  • Loan Pine Koala Sanctuary - Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with 80 years of experience and over 130 koalas. For more information click here.
  • QPAC - The Queensland Performing Arts Centre hosts world class entertainment in the Concert Hall, Lyric Theatre, Cremorne Theatre and the Playhouse. It's the second home to the state's leading performing arts companies - Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Ballet, Queensland Orchestra and Opera Queensland. For more information click here.
  • Brisbane's Botanical Gardens - The Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-tha are Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens. These 52 hectare gardens are situated seven kilometres from the city centre, and offer a variety of environments and natural wildlife. For more information click here.
  • Mt Cootha - Panoramic views of the city, stretching out to Moreton Bay and around to the distant mountains can be seen from the observation deck at Brisbane Lookout Mt Coot-tha. These spectacular views are only a short drive from the city centre. At night, the city lights and star-lit skies are spread before you. For more information click here.

For more information on what to do in Brisbane and surrounding areas please click here.

RESTAURANTS

Brisbane has an extensive variety of dining hotspots with an array of cafes, pubs, bars, take-away restaurants and gourmet eateries to suit any taste. Brisbane's best restaurants offer many cuisine styles including Turkish, Indian, Malaysian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Modern Australian, Russian and Italian.

Click here to view a list of South Bank Restaurants.
Click here to view a list of Brisbane CBD Restaurants
Click here to view a list of Howard Smith Wharves Restaurants

USEFUL LINKS

Brisbane Visitors Information: https://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/the-city/visitor-information/brisbane-visitor-information-centre?sc_lang=en-au
Australian Explorer - Travel Info for Brisbane: http://www.australianexplorer.com/brisbane_information.htm
Maps of Brisbane: http://www.brisbane-australia.com/maps.html
Brisbane Tours and Activities: https://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/things-to-do?sc_lang=en-au
Visit Brisbane - https://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/things-to-do
Yellow Cabs website with taxi fare calculator: http://www.yellowcab.com.au