Brisbane attractions things to do & see on holiday.
This relatively young city has only become a major metropolitan in the last decade but still maintains its friendly and laidback demeanor. Enjoy wandering Brisbane's inner-city on foot as museums, gardens, markets, shops and premier dining are always close at hand. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's superb range of cheap rates on Brisbane holidays will making planning your getaway even easier.
Catering only to pedestrians, Queen Street Mall is the hub of Brisbane's CBD and offers you a holiday full of shopping with QueensPlaza, Myer Centre, Broadway on the Mall, and historical Brisbane Arcade and MacArthur Central; more shopping can also be had at on Elizabeth St and the Elizabeth Arcade. Among the other great city attractions worth visiting on your Brisbane holiday there is the ANZAC Square; Brisbane City Hall; the Museum of Brisbane; Customs House; Conrad Treasury Casino; the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Gardens Cultural precinct; Parliament House; the Old Windmill; the Queensland Art Gallery; Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the Alma Park Zoo, to name a few.
Brisbane is a great city to spend your holiday exploring at night, especially if you have a healthy appetite. Fortitude Valley offers a thriving nightlife, world-class live music scene and up-and-coming designer fashion; multicultural Woolloongabba is a mix of ethnic cuisine and food shops; James Street Precinct is a great place to buy fresh food and produce as well as enjoy alfresco dining; Southbank is another popular eating spot with more than thirty cafes and restaurants and in the Grey Street Precinct you will find great cafes, bars and restaurants along Little Stanley Street, Grey Street and in Stanley Street Plaza.
During your holiday you can momentarily step outside of the city buzz and enjoy Brisbane's many pocket parks and the winding Brisbane River. Kangaroo Point Boardwalk, south of the river features steel sculptures from the World Expo '88; the Roma Street Parklands is a huge subtropical garden in the heart of the city; City Botanic Gardens are Queensland's oldest public gardens, recognized for both their historic and natural heritage; and even though you are a ways from the coast you can still spend a day at Streets Beach, a man made beach built right in the centre of the city.
Venturing away from the city, you will find Brisbane is nestled quite comfortably between Queensland's exciting Sunshine and Gold Coasts and the remarkable Glass House Mountains. The Glass House Mountains, which are part of the Great Dividing Range are north of Brisbane and can be easily be reached for a day trip to go bushwalking or viewed on a clear day from the top of the Gateway Bridge. Other great day trips can also be had on your holiday at the bay side surrounding Brisbane. Visit North Stradbroke Island; the rainforest on Moreton Island; encounter dolphins at Tangalooma and Tangalooma Wrecks; kick back for a day of fishing in Manly, or explore the historic settlement of Redcliffe.
Brisbane is a vibrant, buzzing city that is filled with so many options for how to spend your holiday, that it might seem a little overwhelming. Don't stress it; simply book a Brisbane City Explorer Package with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and plan a hassle-free, easy-on-the-budget getaway to enjoy with friends, family or that special someone. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway in a luxury suite on the Brisbane River or an adventure-filled holiday with a convenient self-catering apartment, you can rest assured that you'll find the Brisbane holiday you want, at a price you can't resist.
Whether you are planning a weekend away for the girls, a bachelor party, a retreat for close friends or a getaway for the adults in the family, Brisbane is certainly a city that can entertain. Make sure your next holiday is fun and affordable by booking a Brisbane Entertainment Package from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA. Scattered throughout Brisbane's colourful suburbs you will find many diverse dining options to suite any taste and budget; multicultural Woolloongabba is a mix of ethnic cuisine and food shops; Southbank is another popular eating spot with more than thirty cafes and restaurants and in the Grey Street Precinct you will find great cafes, bars and restaurants in Stanley Street Plaza. Once the sun goes down Fortitude Valley will offer you a thriving nightlife of funky bars, animated pubs and world-class live music; or stick to the CBD and pedestrian-friendly Queen Street Mall where day and night you can find something to do. From shopping and dining to night clubs and casinos, you will be sure to find something your group will enjoy and there are many central accommodation options available through DISCOVER AUSTRALIA so you won't have to trek too far at the end of the day.
If you or someone you know is a big time sports lover, why not book a Brisbane Sports Fan Package with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA to take advantage of all the exciting sporting venues and activities that the city has to offer? Keep your eye on the calendar so you can select flights during desired sporting events and pick the right accommodation that will put you close to where all the action is. Brisbane's Suncorp and Gabba stadiums host year-round sporting events to enjoy during your holiday but if you'd prefer to be a bit more involved you can also take part in many activities throughout the city and the surrounding region. Launch into a game of barefoot bowls at Brisbane's famous bowls club, The Boo; golf a round at Brookwater Golf Club; drive a fully race prepared V8 on Brisbane's Queensland Raceway; or use Brisbane River as a base for fishing, kayaking, hiking and many other activities.
Perhaps you would rather take the whole family away for an exciting holiday to Brisbane; enjoy great rates and the flexibility to choose flights, accommodation, and activities that suit your unique family, all with a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Family Holiday Package. Kids and adults alike will enjoy exploring the Roma Street Parklands which offers an opportunity to learn about native Australian flora and fauna throughout 16 separate garden areas, each featuring its own interesting theme. Pack a picnic to bring to the Parklands as there are BBQ and eating areas available so you can make a whole day out of uncovering these subtropical gardens. If you'd prefer to spend a day at the beach, but don't want to make the drive to the coast, head to Southbank to enjoy the popular Streets Beach lagoon pool which is an ideal family-friendly swimming spot for beating the summer heat. The lagoon is set amongst tropical palms and greenery and offers cafes and eateries making it feel like you are truly beachside. Throughout the city you will also discover many great attractions to fill your days visiting, such as the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and the Alma Park Zoo where the kids will delight in viewing some of Australia's unique animals and birdlife.
Behind its modern spirit, Brisbane is a city with a wonderful art and culture scene and a colourful history worth exploring during your holiday; if this is up your alley why not book a Brisbane History and Culture Package from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA? Choose flights to suit your schedule and accommodation located in one of Brisbane's vibrant suburbs and spend your holiday enjoying the city's rich history. In South Bank you will find The Queensland Cultural Centre which is home to beautifully designed buildings and the Queensland Museum. Be sure to stop by the Queensland Art Gallery where the permanent art collection features the works of Australian and international artists, dating from the mid 19th century to the late 20th century. Throughout the city you will also discover that Brisbane is very proud of its Aboriginal culture, boasting several indigenous Australian galleries and workshops and many opportunities purchase pieces to commemorate your holiday.
Having a full and exciting vacation to a city like Brisbane doesn't have to mean shelling out all of your savings; all you have to do is book a Brisbane Budget Holiday Package with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and you can enjoy great deals, convenient accommodation and your flights bundled together for a hassle-free holiday experience. If you're looking to save a little money on your next holiday, know that Brisbane offers many attractions and experiences that that can be enjoyed with little to no cost at all. This extremely accessible city is easy to appreciate on foot with pedestrian malls, markets, pocket parks, walking trails and the river always close to central lodgings. Regardless of your interests, time available, number of peoples you are travelling with or your budget, you will be sure to find an exciting Holiday Package that fits you.