As the capital of Queensland - the Sunshine State - Brisbane is Australia's "most liveable city". Brisbane City is a hive of activity for shopping, dining, culture and nightlife. Striking historic buildings contrast beautifully with modern architecture contributing to the fantastic cityscape, best viewed by night. Home of the cultural precinct featuring galleries, museums, theatre and festivals Brisbane is also the gateway to the sun, surf and beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Conveniently positioned, it is also just a short flight to the Great Barrier Reef, the Queensland Islands, Sydney and Melbourne.
Brisbane accommodation caters for every type of traveller offering a huge range of styles and prices. Brisbane is well known as a holiday destination with a great range of quality yet affordable accommodation. However there is plenty to choose from for those wanting to splash out and stay and play in more luxury style resorts, hotels and villas. With most accommodation equipped with balconies and/or terraces, these settings provide an excellent opportunity to take in the striking city skyline while relaxing with a drink or a bite to eat. TravelOnline gives you Instant Quotes and access to the latest Brisbane accommodation and holiday packages.
Best known as the heart of Brisbane's culture, entertainment and recreation, South Bank blends the elements which comprise an idyllic Queensland lifestyle to form a vibrant precinct. If you're looking for a little more adventure, why not take a Ghost Tour or a Bloody Brisbane Crime Tour? If taking it easy is more your style you can cruise the River City on a number of luxury vessels including the iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle steamer. Other must see Brisbane icons include the classic XXXX Brewery, the stylish Sirromet Wines and the chic urban hub of Fortitude Valley. Affectionately known as 'The Valley' this is your destination for nightlife, clubs and dance beats. Chinatown is also located in Fortitude Valley and is a hub of Asian commercial and cultural activity with an array of Asian cuisine and fine dining options.
Brisbane Weather & Climate
As a subtropical city, Brisbane has bright, sunny days and generally experiences reasonably mild weather year round. Average temperatures are between 29C (84F) and 21C (70F) in Summer and 22C (72F) and 10C (50F) in Winter. It can get quite warm in summer but remains fairly moderate in winter so there is really no "bad" time to visit. Most locals prefer the Spring when the city is in full bloom, the days are warm and sunny and the nights cool down with a gentle breeze.
TravelOnline has assembled a range of Brisbane Holiday Packages to help travellers package compatible additions to their holiday accommodation at a discounted price. Typical additions might include accommodation, meals, transfers, tours, or flights. These packages can be modified further to suit the traveller's individual requirements.
Brisbane is a popular destination for many domestic and international tourists as it has a longstanding reputation for being "beautiful one day and perfect the next". Brisbane is Australia's third largest city and has a population of 1,052,458 as of 30 June 2009. Brisbane's Domestic and International Airport is centrally located, making it a quick and easy trip to popular destinations such as Brisbane City, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. No service charge applies in Australia and tipping is not mandatory, but is optional for exceptional service.