Brisbane is the capital of Queensland – The Sunshine State – and one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. This vibrant city has much to offer, including fantastic beaches, arts and culture, picturesque cityscapes, and an exciting live music scene. Accommodation in Brisbane’s city center ranges from sleek high-rise hotels to comfortable serviced apartments with more accommodation found in the suburbs in the West End and East Brisbane. Brisbane Airport
is the city's main access point for international travelers.
Brisbane is surrounded by some stunning geography. On one side is the Brisbane River, on the other side is the Great Dividing Range. Bars and nightclubs in Brisbane are equal to those found in the big cities of Sydney and Melbourne, with international music artists and DJs regularly touring the city.
For the adventurous, Kangaroo Point
is a must-see. Here, travelers can scale the walls of Brisbane River, go abseiling, kayaking, rollerblading, or cycling. There are also barbecue and picnic spots in the area with activities continuing well into the night. Visitors also have the option to gain an aerial perspective as they float over Brisbane in a hot air balloon
. On clear days, it's possible to see as far as the Glasshouse Mountains 70 kilometers away.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Brisbane for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.