Accommodation in Brisbane Australia
Brisbane’s appeal reveals itself as you walk down wide streets lined by Queenslander buildings, grab a drink at a rooftop pool bar or cycle for kilometres along the bends of the Brisbane River. While there is plenty to do in the city, a short drive or ride on public transport will get you to several of Australia’s most iconic attractions. The Gold Coast’s beaches and surf culture are just a train ride away. You can also take a public bus to some of Australia’s premier wildlife sanctuaries. Home to a population of 2.3 million, Brisbane offers a wide range of holiday rentals, from stylish apartments in high-rises to large family homes in riverside suburbs, only a short ferry journey from the CBD.
Culture and Heritage in Brisbane
As the capital of Queensland, Brisbane proudly showcases the state’s heritage and present-day culture. Many of the city's museums are within walking distance of each other, set in Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct. Learn all about the state’s natural history at Queensland Museum, discover local and international artists’ works at the Queensland Art Gallery or catch a show at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. In addition, Brisbane’s CBD is home to numerous art galleries, including the Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery, which boasts the largest collection of Aboriginal works in Queensland. Then, there’s the Brisbane Arts Theatre, in operation since the 1930s. If you would like to find out more about Brisbane’s heritage buildings, many of them designed in traditional Queenslander style, take part in a walking tour of the CBD and delve deeper into Brisbane’s past.
Stay Active and Healthy in Brisbane
Thanks to Brisbane’s warm and sunny year-round weather, travelers and locals can spend most of their time outdoors, no matter the season. A popular activity is to rent bikes from one of the many automated stands throughout the city and ride along the tracks by the river. As you cycle, you’ll be able to take in some of the best views of the CBD on one side, as public ferries and other boats glide past on the other. If you’d prefer a leisurely stroll, head to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, which have been divided into themed sections with a wide range of Australian and overseas plant species. Some of theses thematic areas include a Japanese garden, an Australian rainforest and a fragrant plant and herb garden. Entry to the gardens is free and events are held here throughout the year, including the large-scale Japanese Cultural Festival each September. Once you’ve gotten your day’s exercise, unwind at one of the many juice or salad bars around Brisbane's CBD.