Brisbane is a vibrant capital city leisure destination, offering a wide range of holiday attractions, events and cultural activities, green spaces and natural wonders, world-class exhibitions, and an emerging live music scene.
Scenic Rim... more
Follow the changing landscape west and you'll find yourself in the Scenic Rim, Brisbane's world-heritage listed backyard, home to lush rainforests, spectacular mountain ranges and ancient landforms. Food and wine, romantic escapes, camping, bushwalking, country pubs, art, history and adventures are all here, tied together by the landscape and the beautiful towns and villages dotted throughout.
The rolling hills and green open spaces of the Country Valleys provide postcard perfect views of endless horizons, sleepy towns and pristine lakes making it hard to believe you are only an hour away from the lights of the big city.
Ipswich attracts visitors to its vast green spaces, heritage buildings and growing cosmopolitan dining options, .
Moreton Bay and Islands
Explore the aquatic playground and marine sanctuary that is Moreton Bay and Islands, encompassing 125 kilometres of stunning blue waters. Brimming with natural wonders and home to two of the world's largest sand islands - Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island - this diverse paradise is famous for its white sandy beaches, rugged coastlines and array of outdoor activities.
The many bayside villages in the area are a mere 25 kilometres from Brisbane Central Business District and provide a charming community of restaurants, cafes, a winery commanding expansive bay views, independent art galleries, museums and bayside picnic spots. For a special and unique treat, visit between June and October to see pods of whales putting on a show.... less
How To Get There
Brisbane is in the southeast corner of Queensland, Australia, approximately a 60 minute drive north of the Gold Coast.
The Brisbane domestic and international airports are located 30 minutes from the city centre and are accessible via several public transport options. The terminals are located adjacent to each other and are connected to the city via rail, bus and taxi.
The Sunlander and Tilt Train link Brisbane to centres along the Queensland coast including the Whitsundays and Cairns. Queensland Rail services access regional areas including the Outback from Brisbane.
Greyhound Coaches, Yellow Cabs and Black and White Taxis offer transfers from both airports to the city centre and Gold Coast. For private transfers to any destination around Brisbane and beyond, there are a number of chauffeur car companies available to provide efficient and comfortable services.
Must See and Do
1 Cuddle a Koala
Cuddle a koala and feed kangaroos at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
2 Cruise the River
See Brisbane from a different angle aboard one of the many river cruises.
3 South Bank Parklands
Family-friendly parklands feature 17 hectares of lush gardens, riverside cycling and walking paths, vibrant shopping and the only inner city beach in Australia.
4 The Workshops Rail Museum
Take the controls of the train simulators and see how Queensland Rail maintains its heritage fleet in behind-the-scenes tours at the Australian Tourism award-winning museum.
5 Hot Air Balloon
Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights allow you to view the fields and valleys of the Scenic Rim and the heritage city of Ipswich from above.
6 World Heritage Listed National Parks
Enjoy bushwalking, sightseeing and guided tours through Scenic Rim's national parks.
7 Somerset Dam
Visit Somerset Dam, known for its various water sports, fishing and scenery.
8 Skydive Ramblers
For those with high energy, take the dive with Skydive Ramblers.
9 Tangalooma Island Resort
Hand feed wild dolphins at Tangalooma Island Resort
10 Brisbane Whale Watching
Go whale watching in Moreton Bay from June to November
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