Brisbane

Overview

Brisbane is the perfect place to have the Australian experience of a lifetime! The city is a combination of big-city attractions and the laid-back Aussie lifestyle. Between the huge arts and culture scene, and the outdoor adventures that Brisbane provides, you’ll never want to leave the gorgeous river city.

Nature and Climate

Brisbane's climate is conducive to going outside and making plans. The city has a balmy subtropical climate, so the weather is calm and mild almost all year round. Aside from the glorious national parks, gardens and bush walks, there are so many native animals to be seen in and around Brisbane. Head over to the Coast of North Stradbroke Island and you’ll find an abundance of wallabies and kangaroos. There are loads of conservation parks where you can go and visit some koalas.

Arts & Culture

Whilst most people tend to think of Sydney and Melbourne when it comes to arts and culture in Australia, Brisbane has an up and coming gallery and museum scene, with a range of options to suit anyone’s interests. The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is home to world-class art and the planetarium is something you’ll want to check out. If galleries aren’t your thing, Brisbane is home to a collection of incredible street art that you’ll be able to spot all throughout the city. The vibrant music scene in Brisbane showcases genres to suit everyone. Brisbane is also home to Australia’s largest free live music program, City Sounds, where various artists perform in public spaces throughout the city every week.

Popular Attractions

South Bank, Story Bridge, The Valley, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, QAGOMA, Queen Street Mall, Moreton Island.