Accommodation in Brisbane
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and home to around 2 million people, making it Australia’s third largest city. It is a laid back and friendly city boasting year round warm climate, spectacular scenery. It is also Australia’s fastest growing city.
The city center of Brisbane now consists of modern high-rise buildings, interspersed with older buildings in Victorian style. The suburbs on the other hand are very extensive and mainly consist of low-rise, with many bungalows with swimming pools.
The city lies along the Brisbane River, about 20 kilometers inland from Moreton Bay. Along the Brisbane River are beautiful parks and boulevards. Brisbane is especially popular with young tourists, because of the two major entertainment areas in the city. In these areas, many clubs, bars, dining and nightlife. Brisbane also has a large university.
More information about Queensland
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometers and of course a World Heritage Site. A fantastic playground for snorkeling and diving amongst beautiful coral. Find Out More >
2. Queensland Outback
The Queensland Outback is a vast area including sand dunes, cattle stations, lunar landscapes and waterholes. Here the pace of life really slows you down. Find Out More >
3. Go Surfing
Whether you are a pro surfer or just learning Queensland is ideal for you. Popular areas include Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. Find Out More >
4. Theme parks in the Gold Coast
Queenslands favorite theme parks include Warner Brothers Movie World, Sea World, and Wet n Wild Gold Coast. Located in Gold Coast a day or two at one of these parks is fun for the whole family. Find Out More >
5. Swim with Minke Whales
The minke whale is the smallest baleen whale, they have a characteristic white band on each flipper. From July to August each year there is an opportunity to swim with these beautiful marine mammals in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Find Out More >
6. Visit Fraser Island
Fraser Island is a stunning World Heritage Listed island and is the largest sand island in the world and one of the only places in the world where rainforest grows in sand. It is also home to a number of beautiful freshwater lakes. Find Out More >
7. Sail the 74 islands of the Whitsundays
The Whitsundays are made up of 74 beautiful islands on the tropical coast of Queensland. A bgreat way to explore the islands is onboard a sailboat where you can stop to snorkel or scuba dive. Find Out More >
8. Daintree Rainforest
The world heritage Daintree Rainforest is located in far north Queensland. The Daintree is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia. The rainforest grows right down to the edge of the sea. Find Out More >
There is plenty of great shopping to be found in Queensland from big shopping centres and outlet malls in the Gold Coast and Brisbane to arts, crafts and boutique shops found in many towns. Find Out More >
10. Brisbane Museums & Art Galleries
In the city of Brisbane you will find many fantastic museums and art galleries worth exploring. Highlights include Queensland Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery and the Museum of Brisbane. Find Out More >