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Brisbane Information

About Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the third most populated city in Australia. This large city is located along the Brisbane River and is home to vibrant urban villages that each offer their own unique personality and style with many different activities for visitors to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to check out the dining, music, shopping or something else, Brisbane has everything you need.

Things to Do in Brisbane

Brisbane is home to two major sports stadiums where rugby, soccer and concerts are hosted, as well as the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and the Story Bridge. Because it is a green city, there are many parks and pristine natural places around town, include the Roma Street Parkland (a well-known park), City Botanic Gardens, as well as the South Bank Parklands where visitors come to the beach and barbecue. The Queensland Art Gallery is an acclaimed museum with a large collection of art. Go for a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane, an observation wheel that offers city views. Spend a day at Sea World Gold Coast for aquatic-themed fun, take in a show at Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, and go hiking while enjoying the waterfalls and rainforests around Mount Glorious. The Old Government House in Queensland is a historic property with a café and art museum, while many visitors come to go hiking at White Rock Conservation Park, Freshwater National Park, Queens Park, and Bowen Park.

Day Trips Near Brisbane

There are many great places nearby that make for great day trips from Brisbane. Ipswich is a 30-minute drive from Brisbane and is Queensland’s oldest city with a rich history and beautiful old buildings. Lockyer Valley is less than an hour west from Brisbane and offers visitors a laidback country atmosphere with valley views. The City of Logan to the south has lots of diverse native wildlife and historic landmarks, while Moreton Bay Region to the north is home to many seaside villages and beautiful beaches. Other destinations nearby include Moreton Island, which is the third-largest sand island in the world, and North Stradbroke Island, which is famous for its surf, sand, and sun.

Brisbane Accommodation

Brisbane is organized into different areas that offer their own unique vibe and entertainment, depending on what you’re looking for. For village charm and contemporary elegance, Bulimba and Hawthorne are the suburbs and home to cinemas, quaint eateries, art galleries, bookshops, and beautifully renovated Queenslander houses. The West End features a fusion of different cultures and eclectic shops, while New Farm and Teneriffe are home to trendy restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. Paddington and Rosalie are speckled with lots of cute cottages you can stay in, and there are lots of shops, restaurants, and cafes here. If you’re the outdoorsy type who happens to be water-oriented, Brisbane’s Bayside is the ideal locale to rent a condo or home during your trip, because this part of town is conveniently located next to water activities like jet skiing and windsurfing, and fishing.

Transportation in Brisbane

Brisbane is a green city known for its sustainability, so you will find abundant bicycle paths around town. Many locals and visitors travel with a TransLink go card, which enables them to ride on all TransLink buses, ferries, and rail services across south east Queensland. Brisbane’s ferries (known as CityCats), are a great way to go sight-seeing and access key spots in the city. Explore the neighborhoods of Brisbane via the comprehensive bus service that connects all of the inner and outer suburbs throughout the city. Taxis are another common form of transportation, along with the speedy network of electric trains that connect the different neighborhoods.

Weather in Brisbane

Hi: 29.2°
Lo: 21°
January
Hi: 29°
Lo: 20.9°
February
Hi: 28.1°
Lo: 19.6°
March
Hi: 26.3°
Lo: 17.1°
April
Hi: 23.6°
Lo: 13.9°
May
Hi: 21.2°
Lo: 11°
June
Hi: 20.6°
Lo: 9.4°
July
Hi: 21.7°
Lo: 10.2°
August
Hi: 23.9°
Lo: 12.7°
September
Hi: 25.6°
Lo: 15.7°
October
Hi: 27.3°
Lo: 18.1°
November
Hi: 28.7°
Lo: 19.9°
December

Vacation Rentals in Brisbane

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For travelers planning for an extended stay, long-term lodging and corporate rentals only cost an average of $25 a month. Save hundreds with affordable vacation rentals on Tripping.com and, in many cases, book directly online so you’re all set to go. Brisbane has 571 gorgeous homes with 5 pet-friendly rentals to choose from, perfect for your dog or cat. Check out our vacation rental listings now to get the latest deals, and book the right vacation home rental for you and the whole family. Feel at home wherever you are and experience an unforgettable vacation with Tripping.com.

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