Welcome to Brisbane. Photo courtesy of Brisbane Marketing

Where is Brisbane?

Welcome to Brisbane

Brisbane is a city that’s really come of age. This relaxed and small city has built a reputation for itself as hip and cool, and has all the attractions and culture that's on offer on other Australian cities. Brisbane operates at a calmer pace than most cities and is warm and friendly. Get your free Brisbane trip planner and start booking activities such as a river cruise, shopping tours, visiting the markets, or hanging out at Southbank Parklands.

Brisbane's other major advantage is that it's close to both the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, making it perfect place to easily escape to the beaches. Download your trip planner Brisbane itinerary today.

Where to stay

There are plenty of accommodation options so check out what best suits you here.


Enjoy the best of Brisbane at Southbank

Southbank Parklands is one of Brisbane top attractions, and runs along the Brisbane River. Southbank has a beach, cafes, restaurants, parks, playgrounds, museums, galleries and so much more. So let's see what your Brisbane trip planner will include.

  • A swimming beach! Yes Streets Beach is Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach. This super cool swimming beach has an interactive water play park, children's playgrounds, parklands, free barbeques and picnic areas which make for the perfect day out. 
The Wheel of Brisbane
Ride the Wheel of Brisbane. Photo: Brisbane Marketing

Streets Beach at Southbank.
Photo Jesse Smith, Brisbane Marketing
  • The Wheel of Brisbane – where you’ll get 360 degree panoramic views of the city. Jump in one of the fully-enclosed, air-conditioned capsules and go 60 metres above the ground to see what’s really going on in this city.
  • Sample the many cafes and restaurants, or grab a coffee and enjoy the buskers and do some people watching.

Get your culture on in Southbank

Southbank is the cultural heart of Brisbane where you can take in the latest plays and Broadway musicals, and visit museums and galleries. 

See all kinds of exhibitions at GOMA

Enjoy the best of modern art. Photo Brisbane Marketing

Other cool things to do in Brisbane

Bridge climbing on the Storey Bridge Brisbane
Climb the Storey Bridge. Photo: Brisbane Marketing
  • Do a Brisbane Story Bridge Adventure Climb for an exhilarating look at Brisbane. This iconic landmark stretches over the River, connecting the north and south of Brisbane. Climb to the top in fully secured harnesses for an unforgettable view.
  • Join a bike tour and cycle your way around Brisbane. You’ll ride along the river before and visit the main parts of the city as well as Brisbane's parks.
  • ‚ÄčTake an adrenalin filled abseiling adventure, descending 20 metres down the sheer Kangaroo Point cliff face.

Go kayaking. Photo: Brisbane Marketing