Queensland’s capital city Brisbane is known as Australia’s New World City.
Innovative, modern and welcoming, Brisbane has been rated in the top 30 per cent of the world’s fastest-growing cities and in the top 10 cities in the world for lifestyle and talent.
As an ideal conventions city, delegates are greeted with a well-connected and walkable city that offers all the sophistication of larger global destinations.
With a subtropical climate, Brisbane delivers an average 283 days of sunshine every year. Outdoor activities, from swimming at South Bank’s Streets Beach to strolling through the City Botanic Gardens, kayaking on the Brisbane River or climbing the iconic Story Bridge, can be enjoyed year-round.
When it comes to dining, there’s a world of options at your fingertips. Brisbane is flourishing with new restaurants, cafes and bars, from elegant riverside dining, to hip laneway eateries, bustling food markets, and airy rooftop bars showing off the best views in town.
The city’s cultural and events calendar is bursting with blockbuster shows, international sporting matches, festivals and exclusive exhibits. In the city’s cultural precinct, you will find Australia’s largest Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
As a convenient urban hub, Brisbane is also a gateway to some of Australia’s most iconic tourism experiences including the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage-listed rainforests, pristine surf beaches, idyllic sand islands and encounters with koalas, kangaroos and wild dolphins.
Most of the Australian “must do” experiences can be found in and around Brisbane:
- Cuddle a koala and hand-feed kangaroos at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
- Immerse yourself in World Heritage-listed rainforests
- Hike and stay overnight in lush mountain hideaways
- Sail Moreton Bay for a magnificent encounter with the mighty humpback whales
- Hand-feed wild dolphins at Tangalooma Island Resort
- Feel the sand beneath your toes on the Gold and Sunshine Coast beaches
- Take a short flight to the Whitsundays and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
- Hear ancient tales and learn the cultural heritage of local indigenous tribes
It’s easy to get here, with the acclaimed Brisbane Airport operating an extensive network of flights linking to 29 international destinations.