Brisbane is a vibrant and growing city built around the water of Moreton Bay and along the banks of the Brisbane River. Tourism & hospitality hot spots and unique attractions come to life in harmony with these incredible waterways, which have been the city's lifeblood for generations.
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Best time to visitAustralia is quite literally a 365 day a year destination.
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How many days should you spend in Brisbane?Brisbane is a great city with many things to do and see, and you will need a minimum of three days to explore the amazing national parks, stunning seashores, and many attractions. The city is also the gateway to other great tourist destinations like the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, and Noosa. There is no limit to how long you could spend immersing in this region's tourism offerings.
Where should you stay in Brisbane?Brisbane is home to phenomenal hotels, and a view of the river is a must! Brisbane has a lot of options, from luxury hotels, boutique accommodations, to hostels. Most of Brisbane's top attractions are in the city centre. If you are an adventure seeker, head inland and find luxury lodges and boutique hotels by the dozen waiting to welcome you to their slice of paradise.
What is the one thing I must do in Brisbane?Make sure you ride on a boat of some sort! With free tourist ferries, day trips to explore local islands, world-class whale watching, and even floating bars and clubs, there is a boat trip suited to every traveller's ideal holiday.
Best time to visit
Brisbane is almost always warm and sunny and presents a beautiful tourist destination all year round. When summer peaks in December - February, Brisbane may be too warm for some.