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Brisbane

The Capital

The streets are alive with movement in Brisbane! Set on the banks of the Brisbane River, Queensland’s capital is picturesque and energetic—forest-covered mountains protect the bustling hub, bridges connect the north to the south and parklands dot throughout the CBD, breaking up the concrete jungle beautifully. Brisbane is stunning, no matter where you look. Purple jacarandas, pink bougainvilleas and red flame trees share the duty of colouring the city throughout the year; the night comes alive with dazzling city lights and, when the sunshine breaks the day, it’s hard to think that you’d want to live anywhere else!

Brisbane is located in the Sunshine State’s southeast. It is approximately 1-hour north and inland of the Gold Coast and around 2-hours south of the Sunshine Coast. The city is a cultural and artistic hub. The Southbank region is home to art galleries, performing arts centres, theatres and more, and cafés, restaurants and bars are scattered throughout. Visitors to Brisbane can sip, stroll and shop with ease—there’s a good mix of boutiques, malls and markets within walking distance of each other and plenty of public transport options should you want to travel further.

Get around Brisbane on the bus, train or CityCat (the city’s main ferry/catamaran service). Tracing the length of the river and stopping in at all the major hubs, the CityCat is a great way to embrace Brisbane’s river-life with the wind rushing through your hair! Whether you’re after nightlife, shopping, dining or entertainment, Brisbane will appeal to you. Talk to our My QLD Holiday Experts now to find out more about Queensland’s capital or click here to look through all of our hot deals!