A youthful, energetic and cosmopolitan city, our vibrant business growth has earned us a reputation as an international city, leading the way in infrastructure, health, biotechnology and education. We are clean, green, friendly, multi-cultural, creative, collaborative, progressive and liveable.
Blessed with sunny days and plenty of action, Brisbane is one of the fastest growing capital cities in the world and is fast becoming Australia’s rising star, an urbane city with an understated style. It is home to round-the-year live shows, art exhibitions and events, a booming local music scene, and a multicultural cuisine heaven. Markets, bars, restaurants, live performances and Australia’s only inner-city beach providing the ultimate free playground is just part of the fun. There are guided walks around the City’s landmarks, including the historic City Hall. Free buses will take you to Mount Cootha, from where you have an almost 360 degrees bird view of the whole of Brisbane. The Botanic Gardens just below the peak lookout are home to a wonderful collection of native plants.
Brisbane’s year-round subtropical setting is best enjoyed with the grass beneath your feet and the sun on your back. Come alive each morning to smell the coffee, soak up the sunshine and drink in the view of the winding Brisbane River. Cuddle a koala and hand-feed kangaroos at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Or cycle up the Brisbane River, then catch the CityCat back down to walk through the City Botanic Gardens and dine alfresco along Eagle Street Pier.
Brisbane is also home to a world-class events calendar – from major sporting events to festivals.
Broadway shows, museums and art galleries entice the culture lovers in the Cultural Precinct, which houses the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery and the Queensland Museum. Fortitude Valley’s eclectic performance spaces abound with independent dance, theatre and comedy venues, not to mention being home to Brisbane’s Chinatown. The Queen Street Mall, at the heart of Brisbane, buzzes boutiques and shops to suit all tastes.
But there is more to Brisbane than just the city.
There are plenty of decidedly un-city places to explore within a short drive of Brisbane.
From hand-feeding wild dolphins on Moreton Island, or camping on the beachfront at North Stradbroke Island with its pristine white sand beaches, through indulging in local wine at multitude of family-run vineyard, to hiking through national parks and getting high in the mountains of the Scenic Rim, there is tons of exciting things to do around.
It’s easy to get here, with the acclaimed Brisbane Airport operating an extensive network of flights linking to 28 international destinations.