The River City

Brisbane—or Brizzy if you’re a Brisbanite—is one of the oldest cities in Australia. Often referred to as the Gateway to Queensland, we think this river city might be one of the most underrated in Australia. Get your bearings with a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane—think London Eye only down under—an iconic landmark that offers bird’s eye views of the entire city below. And if that’s not high enough for you, opt for a helicopter tour that will give you a better lay of the land and the surrounding area.

Back on solid ground, stroll the city streets of Brisbane, filled with entertaining buskers, or satisfy your retail therapy on the lifestyle mecca James Street. And for foodies, indulge in culinary delights on Eagle Street Pier including a hot cuppa jo—Brisbane is known for its thriving coffee culture. Venture to the Scenic Rim for wineries from the Granite Belt Wine Region for some of Australia’s famous new world wines.

LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY

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LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY

LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY

Brisbane's Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is one of the few zoos in Australia which allows you to feed and touch the animals. So if you've ever wanted to hug a koala, go pouch-to-pouch with a baby kangaroo, or even cuddle a python, this is your picture-perfect opportunity.

SOUTH BANK PARKLANDS

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SOUTH BANK PARKLANDS

SOUTH BANK PARKLANDS

Dubbed Brisbane's "premier lifestyle and cultural destination" South Bank Parklands features 17 hectares of parklands, great restaurants (there's even an Epicurious Garden), outdoor recreation, art galleries and museums, and scenic views of the Brisbane River.

JAMES STREET

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JAMES STREET

JAMES STREET

Foodies, fashionistas, and their well-heeled friends will enjoy exploring this shopping mecca in the heart of Brisbane. Specialty boutiques and international brands line the streets alongside bars and restaurants. If you’re looking to shop ‘til you drop, this is your spot.

Brisbane, Australia At a glance

Current Weather:
24°C / 75 °F
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25°
14°
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26°
16°
Thu
22°
12°
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23°
Current Time:
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AEST
Monday, April 24
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Currency:
Australian Dollar
Exchange Rates:
  • 0.69
  • 0.75
  • 1.02
  • 0.59
  • 48.91
  • 2.38
  • 14.06
  • 1.07
Local Details:
GPS: 27°28'48"S 152°59'24"E
Size: 5,950.00 KM2 (2,297.31 MI2)
Population: 21,000,000
Density: 3,529 Pop/KM2 (1,363 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +61

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