PLACES TO GO | THINGS TO SEE
Brisbane has a great road network and an enhanced infrastructure focus to get you easily to your destination, including the CLEM7 and the Go Between Bridge. However if you want to leave the car behind - there is also a fabulous range of public transport options.
Brisbane's fleet of CityCat and CityFerries helps to connect you to riverside destinations. A relaxing way to travel, click here to access the TransLink website for timetable information.
Brisbane City Council offers free city loop buses around Brisbane's CBD and you can go on a guided tour of Brisbane on the City Sights bus tours. Plus the regular bus transport is a great way to get out of the CBD and explore the rest of what Brisbane has to offer. Click here to access the TransLink website for timetable information.
The Brisbane train network can help you to explore the Brisbane region, with services out to the Bayside, north to the Sunshine Coast and south to the Gold Coast, plus the Airtrain direct to the airport. Click here to access the TransLink website for timetable information.
Want to get out of Brisbane and explore more of Queensland? Why not try getting away by rail. Queensland Rail has fabulous packages available around the state, click here to find out more.
Brisbane life is focussed on our wonderful outdoors, so why not try to experience some of Brisbane's fabulous environments during your visit.
Brisbane City Council offers CityCycle bike hire stations throughout Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Newstead, Kangaroo Point, South Brisbane and West End. CityCycle is a public bike hire system, with over 1000 bikes available, providing access across the city, seven days a week. Just remember you also need a helmet to ride a bicycle in Australia. To find out more about CityCycle, please click here.
Escape the hustle and bustle and head to one of Brisbane's fabulous parks or gardens.
- The City Botanic Garden, located on the river in the CBD, offers a diverse display of plants, a mangrove boardwalk, bamboo grove, ornamental ponds and plenty of parks and walkways to explore Brisbane's original botanic garden.
- The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha is a 52 hectare garden located seven kilometres from the city and features a Japanese Garden, waterfalls and Freedom Wall monument. Entry to the gardens is free.
Brisbane offers parks for all types of activities including skate parks, boat ramps, dog off-leash areas and bushlands. Plus there is access to bikeways and walkway trails.
Located next to Roma Street Transit Centre, Roma Street parkland offers a public open space with signicant horticultural displays, events and activities. Click here for details.
There are a range of entertainment activities across Brisbane, from small CBD wine bars to the Fortitude Valley precinct with restaurants, dance clubs and China Town. Moving away from the city there are suburban precincts that offer a variety of dining options, why not try Bulimba, New Farm, Manly or Rosalie?
Offering a wide variety of restaurants and cultural activities, South Bank precinct is a great place to start your visit to Brisbane. WIth plenty of room to play in the gardens and parks, a lagoon pool to keep you cool in summer and endless options for restaurants and entertainment, South Bank offers options for the entire family. Click here to visit the SouthBank website.
On the banks of the river in New Farm, Brisbane's former power station is now an entertainment hub for creative arts. Offering visual arts, theatre, film, music, markets and restauarants, the Brisbane Powerhouse has a lot to offer. Find out more about the Brisbane Powerhouse here.
ARTS & CULTURE
Located at the end of the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Square Library offers a significant collection of books as well as online facilities - plus it's wheelchair and pram friendly.
The Cultural Centre, South Bank
- The State Library offers an engaging space to share information and knowledge. Offering regular events and exhibitions as well as hosting one of Queensland's largest collections of books, the State Library is well worth a visit. Click here to visit the State Library website.
- The Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Art Gallery display a selection of the state's art collection with exhibitions across a range of genres. The two-site centre is located on the banks of the river next to the State Library. Click here to view the current exhibition schedule.
- The Queensland Museum is an innovate museum of science, environment and an insight into Queensland's past. With a fabulous dinosaur exhibition and the Sciencentre, the Museum is a great place to spend the morning with kids. Click here to view the open hours and exhibitions.
- The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), located in the South Bank precinct, offers a concert hall and event spaces. Click here for more information.