Brisbane, Queensland, is a vibrant and attractive city with a unique selection of budget and exclusive accommodation with many things to do for the visitor such as attractions and tours.
Brisbane has always been a tourist destination in Australia due to its unique characteristics and gateway to outstanding natural scenery.
With many great accommodation specials and interesting tours, visitors get to enjoy the eclectic mix of modern and historical sites around the CBD whilst sampling the great selection of dining and bars.
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. Although more of Brisbane’s population live outside the city compared to other capital cities, it is still vibrant and economically and culturally alive.
Brisbane has a major international airport is a popular gateway city to tourist locations such as Fraser Island, Stradbroke Island, The Sunshine Coast ans the Great Barrier Reef. To the south of Brisbane is the Gold Coast where busy tourist hotspots include Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.
There are tree-shaded walks to be found and picnics in the manicured gardens are a popular choice on hot afternoons. With a lot to see and do, and an atmosphere of lazy sunny days, a good way to tour Brisbane is by public transport.
A highlight not far from the CBD is the
The City Sights Bus Tour takes in modern and historical sites around the CBD, while stopping at 19 strategic locations. The ticket is valid all day and gives unlimited access to river ferries and Brisbane Transport’s commuter bus fleet.
The City Nights Tour includes floodlit landmarks, the illuminated cliff faces of Kangaroo Point, and breathtaking night views over the city from Mount Coot-tha Lookout in the Brisbane Botanical Gardens. These riverside and city botanical gardens are the original gardens only 10 minutes from the CBD.
The gardens cover 20 hectares and visitors can enjoy a wonderful stroll along the riverbank. There are some spectacular mansions to be seen across on the South Bank. The gardens have been flooded many times by the river which unfortunately washed away many plants during this occurrence.
Activities close to accommodation in Brisbane include learning about the history of the area in the local museum or enjoying some of the local wine and cuisine in one of the many bistros or cafes.
Fortitude Valley is the most thriving and popular entertainment suburb of Brisbane with many clothes shops, dining, late night bars and cafes.
Popular growing suburbs are Spring Hill and New Farm. These areas are quickly becoming the exclusive must-live areas of Brisbane due to their close distance from the ‘happening’ Fortitude Valley and CBD.
Due to its proximity to the airport and good public transport, visitors to Brisbane can enjoy both long stays and weekends in this cultural and enjoyable city.
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