Brisbane is an Australian city that has well and truly come of age. In recent years, the third largest city in Australia has exploded with new restaurants, bars and entertainment precincts. No longer considered a second-tier city, Brisbane is cemented its position as one of the top cities in Australia and Asia. There’s no doubt that Brisbane is a cool city.

Brisbane is a city that combines culture and outdoor adventure. Its creative spaces provides the perfect recreational facilities for city hipsters, with plenty of live music, hip new restaurants in relaxed waterside settings with riverside gardens and even man-made beaches.

This is Queensland’s sun-drenched capital, which is attracting visitors in droves.

How to get to Brisbane?

Fortunately, there are plenty of International flights to Brisbane Airport from around the world. Many airlines fly directly to Brisbane from Asia, Europe and North America.

How to get around Brisbane?

What makes Queensland’s capital even more attractive is the airport is a 20-minute ride to the Brisbane city centre and the inner city has a free bus service that makes it easy to explore, along with a free CityHopper ferry service along the river.

brisbane restaurants
When you can’t decide what cuisine is going to scratch your food itch, a wander down some of these Brisbane food streets might solve the problem.  Here you’ll find a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of choice.  You won’t be hungry for long! Here's my Brisbane food guide on where to find...
queenslands festivals
Community celebrations promulgate the national heritage of nations. Festivals in Queensland — including food, music, religious, sports — are held to celebrate culture, the arts and so much more. The depth and diverse range of activities on offer demonstrates that carnivals are a time to have pleasure, amusement, it’s an...
Couple at the top of mt barney
Climbing rugged Mt Barney, Southeast Queensland’s second highest mountain, is one of the state’s most spectacular land-based outdoor pursuits. Just don’t underestimate the time, fitness, and skills required to reach the top. Hiking Mt Barney may not be one of the first things to do in Queensland that pops into...
dive scuba diving
I left the Sunshine Coast at dawn to join diving group Scuba Buddies Brisbane at the North Stradbroke Island ferry terminal. It was a perfect day and everyone was excited about the exceptional Stradbroke Island diving conditions. Most of the best things to do on Stradbroke Island, such as fishing, swimming...
Classic Brisbane
From wild dolphins and crocodile shows to folk festivals and street dancing, Brisbane is an attractive river city with nature, wildlife and cultural activities at its doorstep.  Here are some classic places to visit in Brisbane and a stack of other cool things to do in Brisbane at night too.  6...
beach driving on North Stradbroke Island
Two million years of ocean currents and waves have shaped a string of islands off southeast Queensland’s coast. Sculpted by the elements, these sand islands are strikingly unique with tall rainforests growing out of sand dunes, endless white sandy beaches and a multitude of freshwater lakes. Close to Brisbane, there's...


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Sunshine Coast Markets Guide

There's something grounding about going to the markets, especially on a weekend. It's relaxing to wander around aimlessly, looking at plants, books, clothes and...