Discover the secrets of Queensland's capital
A young modern city with trendy urban precincts, parks and even a manmade beach, Brisbane makes the most of its outdoor lifestyle.
Any Brisbane holiday should start on the Brisbane River which winds its way around some of the city's most picturesque landmarks and suburbs. Take a CityCat along the river, or take a walk or cycle along the riverside pathways. Brisbane's Queen Street Mall is home to world-class shopping from international boutiques to homegrown and world-renowned designer labels. The CBD is also the home of some of Brisbane's best restaurants and the new laneway bars. Just a stroll away from the CBD is the cultural and lifestyle precinct of South Bank Parklands with museums, art galleries, theatres, places to wine and dine and the aforementioned manmade beach, all on the river.
Other inner-city precincts to visit include the boutique destination of New Farm with local designer labels, chic cafes and vibrant bars; Fortitude Valley for after-hours revellery in clubs and pubs; and Paddington for niche finds in sprawling converted Queenslander homes.