Set on the winding Brisbane River, the Brisbane CBD offers much to do for business travellers and holiday makers alike. Stroll through the Queen Street Mall with an amazing range of shopping opportunities for all levels of luxury. Wander through the beautiful Botanical Gardens or hire a bike and ride along the river bank. Climb or abseil the sheer cliffs at Kangaroo Point or take a walk or rollerblade over the floating walkways of Brisbane Riverwalk or sign up for the Story Bridge Climb with stunning views of the city. On the River, take a cruie on the majestic paddlesteamer or jump on the CityCat and take a ride from Portside Wharf at Hamilton all the way to the University of Queensland.
Across the river from the CBD is the magnificent South Bank Parklands with an array of leisure activities including a man-made beach, perfect for families. There is a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants catering to all tastes. South Bank is also the cultural hub of Brisbane featuring the Queensland Museum, Art Gallery, State Library or Queensland Performing Arts Complex (QPAC). The critically acclaimed production of The Lion King comes to the QPAC Theatre in Brisbane from the 27th September 2014 - 25th January 2015. Just outside the CBD, the RNA Showgrounds are home to the annual Brisbane Exhibition, known as the Ekka, plus also Oktoberfest and other cultural events.
For the sports fans, Brisbane has two major sporting venues. Suncorp Stadium, formerly Lang Park, is the home of the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Reds and Brisbane Roar and hosts the rugby league State of Origin each year. The Gabba is the home of Queensland Cricket as well as the Brisbane Lions in the AFL.
If you're heading to Brisbane on business browse our luxury 5-star hotels in the city for some great quality options. For travellers on a budget there is an excellent selection of accommodation in and around the Brisbane CBD including great Backpacker Hostels. Also consider checking out accommodation in the surrounding suburbs of Spring Hill, New Farm, Fortitude Valley and Kangaroo Point, all with easy access to the city.
With great weather all year around, Brisbane is perfect for holiday makers and families looking to escape and relax in quality surrounds. Just 45 minutes from the Gold Coast and an hour from the Sunshine Coast, plus Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island and Fraser Island all within easy day trip distance, Brisbane is the perfect hub to explore South East Queensland.