Brisbane

Travel Guide
Kangaroo Point showing a bay or harbour, a city and night scenes
From trendy galleries to trendier bars, diving to biking, Brisbane is ready and willing to be whatever kind of destination you want it to be.

There are so many different things to do and see in Brisbane, it really is the city that caters for every type of holiday. With huge shopping centres brimming with options from bargain to high-end, a multitude of gourmet restaurants and romantic cruises along the river, the choices are seemingly endless. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie who likes to live on the wild side, or museums and culture are more your thing, don't worry, this sunny city has it all!

Take the ferry up the river and stop off at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can feed the kangaroos and even cuddle a koala. For a more exotic wildlife experience, jump in the car and head for Australia Zoo to see the legacy of Steve Irwin.

If it's a proper adventure you're after, rent an SUV and drive out to Moreton Island National Park, where you can camp on a deserted beach, dive amongst shipwrecks and observe whales and sharks from a safe vantage point.

Head back into the city to make the most of the cultural hub that is South Bank, home to the renowned Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the exceptional Brisbane Powerhouse, a converted power plant. Also in this district you will find magnificent galleries and museums, the Gallery of Modern Art and Museum of Brisbane to name but two, both of which are free.

Check out Brisbane's nightlife around the Fortitude Valley area, a hotspot of sophisticated bars and live music venues. Alternatively, Burnett Lane, with its gourmet restaurants and stylish cocktail bars, will keep you entertained all night.

Brisbane boasts more than 27 kilometres of bicycle paths which are a great way to see the city without being held up by traffic or worrying about parking spaces. These trails conveniently run alongside the Brisbane River and through the city centre. That being said, the city does have an extensive transportation network in place, servicing local, regional, national and international destinations.

What really sets "Brissie" apart is that this dynamic city, with its top-class amenities and cultural venues, is set against the backdrop of awe-inspiring, sun-drenched scenery. What more could a visitor possibly ask for?

Brisbane Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Brisbane

Amora Hotel Brisbane
Amora Hotel Brisbane
4 out of 5
200 Creek Street, Spring Hill, QLD, 4000
The price is S$167 per night from 9 Oct to 10 Oct
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Brisbane. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
Great Location, but needs a service upgrade
"Good location with just a short walk into the middle of the CBD or to the river. The hotel is a little tired but reasonably comfortable. Check in was great, room service was hopeless with one night waiting over an hour and a half for a pizza and the next night the meal arrived cold, so we ate elsewhere ..."

Reviewed on 23 Sep,2022

The Point Brisbane Hotel
The Point Brisbane Hotel
4.5 out of 5
21 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD, 4169
The price is S$265 per night from 13 Oct to 14 Oct
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Brisbane. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,003 reviews)
Relaxing Stay
"Located at Kangaroo point residential area with walking distance to where the best sunset viewing spot at Kangaroo Point Cliff is. Pleased with the river facing large unit with two adjacent floor to ceiling glass walls providing relaxing views day and night. City facing units should be good as well ..."

Reviewed on 19 Sep,2022

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane
4.5 out of 5
80 Albert Street (Cnr Mary St), Brisbane, QLD, 4000
The price is S$195 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Brisbane. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
"Beautiful lovely place"

Reviewed on 22 Sep,2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane
4 out of 5
15 Ivory Lane, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4000
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Brisbane. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,212 reviews)
"This hotel is in a great location. The room was quite nice with a balcony however the bathroom needs updating."

Reviewed on 22 Sep,2022

Brisbane Skytower
Brisbane Skytower
4 out of 5
222 Margaret Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Brisbane. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,295 reviews)
"Amazing building, though poorly equipped room for the cost. And very dirty windows at the pool on the 66th floor which really detracted from the pool experience. Shocking water pressure in the showers ..."

Reviewed on 20 Sep,2022

Meriton Suites Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Meriton Suites Adelaide Street, Brisbane
5 out of 5
485 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000
Stay at this 5-star luxury apartment in Brisbane. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,058 reviews)
"Bed was very comfortable and loved that the room had a coffee machine only downfalls were the tray where tea and coffee is met was very dirty/dusty it was gross and no one tells you how to work the lifts until you ask otherwise it was great"

Reviewed on 23 Sep,2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit

Things to do