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Why visit Brisbane
Holding strong as Australia's third-largest city, Brisbane has it all. With big-city attractions and 283 days of sunshine each year, Brisbane is a cultural oasis. Brisbane lives up to its endearing nickname among the locals, "BrisVegas." With never-ending sights to see and attractions to experience, Brisbane city is overwhelming in the best way possible.
Best time to visit Brisbane
Brisbane is lovely year round though prone to tropical storms and high temperatures in summer. Visiting in Autumn (March to May) offers milder temperatures and less rainfall. If you like a bit of heat, Brisbane summers offer long, hot days to make the most of it.
Getting around Brisbane
Brisbane offers scheduled trains, buses and ferries to get around the city. Busyways, bus only lanes around the city, ensure buses are timely and efficient. To get around Brisbane via public transport, purchase a go card from the airport, convenience stores or train stations, and load it up with some dollars. If you're looking for a cheap and scenic way to get around the CBD, hop on a CityHopper, Brisbane's free inner city ferries.
What to do in Brisbane
Take a river cruise throughout the city's waterways, or bike along the lush parks and trails and see the beauty for yourself. Stroll through Brisbane Botanic Garden, ride the Wheel of Brisbane, and treat yourself to fantastic dining. Discover tranquil beaches, just outside the Brisbane CBD, or have fun splashing about at popular Streets Beach in the city.
Free things to do in Brisbane
Streets Beach South Bank
This man made beach in Brisbane's South Bank is a great way to escape the heat. Lounge by the water with a book in hand or go for a leisurely swim at this well known and loved location. Great for kids or those looking for some rest and respite.
The River Walk
The Brisbane riverwalk is a waterfront walkway that links the trendy suburb of New Farm to the CBD. 870m long, the Brisbane riverwalk is an idyllic option for both walkers and cyclists and offers stunning views of Brisbane from the Brisbane River.
Fun things to do in Brisbane
Story Bridge Climb
See Brisbane like never before from the heights of Story Bridge. With daytime and nighttime walks available, this activity is great for any type of holiday. Be it a family holiday with the kids or a romantic holiday, the story bridge climb is a fun activity for anyone who doesn't have a fear of heights. Story bridge is located in Fortitude Valley so there are plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat before or after.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Get up close and personal with koalas at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The world's first and largest koala sanctuary. Cuddle a koala, hand feed a kangaroo or enjoy a unique experience with a range of Australian animals. This is a great activity for kids and animal lovers.
Eat and drink in Brisbane
Brisbane has made huge strides in its dining scene with plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes for the most discerning of foodies. Grab a coffee in Paddington where weatherboard houses and workers' cottages have been converted into charming cafes. Visit nearby Caxton street in the evening for a bar crawl. For an edgier, adults-only vibe, Fortitude Valley is host to a range of trendy bars and clubs, offering the best in Brisbane nightlife. Think eclectic vintage stores, weekend farmers markets and lazy mornings at hipster cafes when you visit Brisbane's West End for your breakfast and coffee hit.
Where to stay in Brisbane
Accor offers a range of Brisbane accommodation options throughout the city. Whether you want a Brisbane hotel near the airport or you want to wake up each day and look out over the Brisbane River, Accor Hotels will have an option to suit your holiday style.